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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.

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Zuko’s Blue Spirit was literally something I threw together in less than a day. All from patterning my own mask, foam work, & sewing everything but the short and shoes. A fun quick build. – Photo by: @thatguywiththebattie – – #paladinsofcosplay #outlaw2lk #evafoam #cosplay #cosplayprogress #cosplayersofinstagram #plastidip #rustoleum #zuko #avatarthelastairbender #bluespirit #bluespiritzuko #animenyc #animenyc2019

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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.



Disney cosplayer becomes enchanting princess Cinderella

Published: 21/Jan/2021 18:59 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 19:05

by Brent Koepp


A Disney cosplayer went viral on Instagram after enchanting viewers with her jaw-dropping take on beloved princess, Cinderella. 

One of the most iconic animated films of all time, Cinderella is still as influential as it was when it made its debut in 1950. The Disney adaptation brought a magical take on a classic fairytale and is often considered the best version of the story.

Prolific cosplayer ‘Anastasia Lion’ celebrated the beloved movie by bringing its princess protagonist to life with her insanely accurate costume. Her stunning re-creation of the heroine will be sure to leave fans in awe.

Screenshot of Cinderella transforming in Disney animation film.
The Disney princess is based off a classic folk tale.

Disney cosplayer becomes real life Cinderella

The fairy tale centers on Cinderella, who is mistreated by her wicked stepmother. Her fate changes, however, when her fairy godmother transforms her into a princess so that she can attend the Royal Ball.

Cosplayer Anastasia Lion made waves on social media when she shared her true-to-life take on the Disney heroine. The Russian-based artist faithfully re-created the character’s look from the beginning of the movie when she is a servant for her step-family.

Photographer ‘ph_mosienko’ brilliantly captured the moment, with their work bringing the animation’s visual style to life. Anastasia looks so much like the Disney princess, it’s almost as if she’s walked out of the screen.

In another stunning shot by Elizaveta, the cosplayer showed off her depiction of Cinderella’s flowing blue dress which she wears to the Royal Ball. The gorgeous stone pillars and flowing flowers in the background bring the whole piece together, as it truly looks like the princess is fleeing the event before midnight. 

Despite releasing over 70 years ago, Walt Disney’s enchanting take on the classic folk tale has become iconic in pop culture. Viewers around the world still love the film, and it’s popular in the cosplay community.

Those who have managed to never see the 1950 movie can watch its HD remaster on streaming services Disney+ and Amazon Prime. It is also available to purchase on all digital platforms.