Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayers wow fans with epic Zuko & Katara - Dexerto

Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayers wow fans with epic Zuko & Katara

Published: 6/Dec/2019 20:30

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer duo shared their incredibly accurate take on Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Zuko & Katara, becoming their alter egos The Blue Spirit and The Painted Lady.

Avatar first aired in 2005 on Nickelodeon, and its story about a monk named Aang who can bend the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire resonated with millions.

However, during the series run, two of the main characters that accompany the protagonist – Katara and Zuko – adopt secret identities to overcome the challenges they face.

Two talented cosplayers showed off their costumes of the popular heroes, and wowed fans with the insane detail that brought the two alter egos to life.

NickelodeonKatara and Zuko both create alter egos throughout the series.

The Blue Spirit and The Painted Lady brought to life

Cosplaying duo ‘vsol_cosplay‘ and ‘outlaw2lk‘ shared their Katara and Zuko costumes on Instagram, accurately recreating their secret identities The Painted Lady and The Blue Spirit.

Katara’s alter ego isn’t introduced until Season 3 when she becomes a legendary spirit from a small village in the Fire Nation called Jang Hui. The myth is about a phantom lady from the lake that surrounds the village.

The two cosplayers bring the characters to life with their insanely detailed costumes, such as Katara’s intricate red makeup and flowing veil hat, and Zuko’s iconic mask and his two swords – making this a dream collaboration.

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Dₒᵤₛₑ ₘy fᵢᵣₑ?…Wₐᵣₘ ₘy wₐₜₑᵣₛ?… ° ° ° Sooo so glad to have finally done this version of my ship. It's been well long over due, but huge shoutout to @outlaw2lk for always coming thru for me. Thank you Soo much for being the Blue Spirit to my Painted Lady – another dream come true checked off my list. Now my diehard #Zutara shipping can sail off into the sunset for all eternity, haha! ° Additionally, as always, major bless for @thatguywiththebattie for giving me some of my favorite shots of me haha? ° #katara #kataracosplay #kataracosplayer #paintedlady #paintedladykatara #paintedladycosplay #avatarthelastairbender #atla #avatarthelastairbendercosplay #atlacosplay #watertribe #southernwatertribe #waterbender #Waterbending #nickelodeon #darkhorsecomics #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplayers #cosplayersofinstagram #VSOL #vsolcosplay #cosplayersofig @cosplayofcolor #zuko #zukocosplay #firelordzuko #bluespirit #bluespiritcosplay #zutaracosplay @thefanspov @cosplay_only

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While Prince Zuko is first introduced in very beginning of the series, his alter-ego the The Blue Spirit is first seen in episode 13 of Season 1 with an episode all about his secret identity.

The banished prince wears a blue and white samurai style mask, over his black attire, while wielding dual broadswords that can actually be combined as they are both one side of the same weapon.

Outlaw showed off his costume in full on his account as he posed with his warrior stance on top of a pole, making his costume look like a scene right out of the animation.

While The Last Airbender originally ended in 2008, fans have a lot to forward to as Netflix announced in 2019 that they are reviving the show in 2020 as a live-action remake, even bringing on the series’ original creators.

The popular show has continued to build its legacy and next year will be it’s official 15th anniversary. Nickelodeon are prepping a collectors edition re-release of the original series on Blu-Ray in February in celebration.



Valorant cosplayer re-invents herself as quirky genius Killjoy

Published: 28/Nov/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Killjoy might be the inventive genius in the Valorant roster, but one of her biggest fans deserves the title too after she dished up a remarkably accurate cosplay. 

Valorant’s Agents are all unique. They have different strengths and weaknesses in certain situations. Killjoy, for example, is an absolute menace to face due to her ability to crowd control using gadgets.

However, that’s not the only reason fans love her. She’s hip, quirky, and a genius both on and off the battlefield. Interestingly, she’s a popular choice among cosplayers too, probably because something is alluring about her vibrant style.

Valorant Killjoy Cosplay
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Killjoy might be a genius, but she acts and dresses in a way that many people can relate to.

Luminavira recently shared a picture of her incredible Killjoy cosplay on the Valorant subreddit, and it made quite an impression. It’s only been up for several hours and has already gained more than 500 upvotes and received plenty of positive feedback.

“Everyone makes fun of German efficiency,” she said, reiterating one of Killjoy’s lines. “Just keep laughing as you use all my gear.”

“I can finally show you some Killjoy pictures,” she added. “I am so proud of this Cosplay, and I love this girl so much. I know a lot of you guys don’t know Valorant, but I hope you like it anyway.”


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Luminavira made the costume herself, and she has done a fantastic job. The beanie, glasses, jacket, t-shirt, ripped jeans, gloves, and shoes all look like the real deal. It’s a perfect blend of green, yellow, grey, and purple.

The accessories were a nice touch as well. She included the bracelet, hip bag, leg strap, and even a replica rifle. What’s more, the attention to detail is second to none, and people were quick to notice.

“Wow, that’s amazing!” said the top comment in the Reddit thread. “You got even the tiniest details right. Even the pants are ripped in the same place. You look fantastic!”

“Introducing the real-life killjoy. This is seriously amazing!” said another. It’s a sentiment that others have shared, and for a good reason. Luminavira managed to bring her to life in the most incredible way.


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Luminavira is all smiles, and rightfully so. Like many cosplayers dedicated to the craft, she put in a lot of time and effort, and it shines through. Capugraphy’s top-notch photography played a part too.

It’s always nice to see your favorite characters come to life. Valorant players, especially those who love Killjoy, have been truly mesmerized by this piece. Luminavira deserves all the praise she’s getting.