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Cosplayer shares scorching take on Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Azula

Published: 23/Nov/2019 0:06 Updated: 23/Nov/2019 0:08

by Brent Koepp

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As we approach the 15th anniversary of the iconic Nickelodeon animation Avatar: The Last Airbender, a popular cosplayer and fire dancer brought popular antagonist Azula to life in an amazing way.

The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, and is a story about society being able to ‘bend’ the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire, which leads the world to be divided up into four kingdoms.

When the Fire Nation starts to attack the others and use their power for evil, a child monk named Aang has it thrust upon him as the Avatar to bring balance to the earth as he can control all of the elements.

However our protagonist is chased down by the wickedly evil antagonist Princess Azula throughout the series, and a talented cosplayer has brought her to life in an incredibly fiery take on the popular villain.

Nickelodeon The iconic fire princess Azula became a staple of the series as a main villain.

Azula brought to life in flames

Cosplayer ‘Jessica Luna’ captured the sinister princess with her incredibly accurate recreation of the Fire Nation’s royal garb that she wears throughout the animation, from her shoulder pads, right down to her family’s crest hair piece.

On her Instagram, she posted a close up shot of her take on Azula, and it’s incredible how much she looks just like the character, especially with her hair, which the evil princess wears tied up for most of the series.

Even more incredible is that she is also a fire dancer, and uses her skills to bring the fire bending antagonist to life, as the character attacks her foes with powerful fire balls that burn so hot they turn blue.

The Australian based cosplayer showed more love for the Avatar character by posting more shots on her social media, including an incredible photo that shows her wielding a device that holds multiple flames.

Her attention to detail on the outfit, from the intricate gold and black seams to her boots, is impressive, and as though the real flames weren’t enough to make you see double, as it’s almost like seeing her jump from the animation itself.

The cosplayer has a big following on her Instagram with over 27,000 followers as of time of writing this article, and dresses up as characters from several anime and video games series. Her serious fire skills no doubt awe her audience.

While Avatar would end in 2008, fans have a lot to rejoice as Netflix announced that they are bringing back the beloved animation in 2020 with a live-action remake, and even got the series creators on board.

Nickelodeon also announced that they are re-releasing the series on Blu-Ray with a gorgeous steelbook edition that includes unreleased material. Although, only 20,000 units of the collectors item are being made, so grab a preorder while you still can!

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.