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CyberPunk cosplayer creates terrifying functional Bioware arm

Published: 5/Sep/2020 23:11

by Bill Cooney

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A cosplayer’s stunning CyberPunk prop looks like a real-life version of the Bioware enhancements that we’ve already seen previewed for CD Projekt Red’s epic new game.

CyberPunk 2077 is definitely one of the most anticipated games of 2020, and even though it doesn’t come out until November 2020, cosplayers have already been hard at work bringing it to life.

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One of the most interesting aspects of the game we’ve seen previewed so far will be the various ‘Bioware’ enhancements you can give to your character granting them things like abilities, different vision settings, and yes, various ridiculous weapons.

Arguably the most famous of these so far are the aptly-named ‘Mantis Blades’ which, as the name suggests, deploy as a large, scythe-like weapon from the top of the forearm. It might sound like pure sci-fi, but Czech cosplayer and prop maker Ali actually managed to bring it to life, and the results look terrifyingly real.

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The blade arm can be worn on top of your regular, unenhanced arm, but it sadly doesn’t fully retract to resemble the normal appendage. It does, however, extend out to an absurd length, perfect for catching enemies with the pointy end when they least expect it.

Ali’s work on the Mantis Blade took her at least a month, based on various updates posted to Twitter. It isn’t even the first one she’s has made, but we have to say it’s definitely one of the most impressive Cyberpunk cosplay pieces we’ve seen so far.

Along with the pink nails, the skin actually looks real to a degree where it’s almost creepy. If you really want to freak yourself out, just watch the video below and try not to have nightmares of insect-armed cyborgs coming after you.

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One look at Ali and her partner Ketrin’s Twitter is enough to prove they’re extremely excited for CyberPunk to come out this fall, as they’ve been going absolutely wild with cosplay for the new game.

Based on how awesome this Mantis Blade prop looks, we can’t wait to see what the pair comes up with next, especially as we continue to creep closer to CyberPunk’s November 19 release date.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer hits the beach as perfect Ty Lee

Published: 12/Oct/2020 21:07

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer faithfully recreated Ty Lee’s iconic Ember Islands beach look. The talented artist hit the sands as Azula’s bubbly acrobatic friend.

There are many memorable scenes from The Last Airbender, which originally made its debut on Nickelodeon in 2005. However ‘The Beach’ story in Season 3 has alway been a fan favorite.

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Celebrating it, a talented cosplayer re-created scenes from the iconic episode with her stunning take on Ty Lee. Her adorable costume is one of the best things you will see all week.

ty lee in avatarThe Fire Nation heroine took to the beach in the popular Season 3 episode.

Avatar cosplayer becomes real life Ty Lee at the beach

In Book 3, Fire Nation’s Prince Zuko and Princess Azula take a vacation on the Ember Islands. However the royal siblings are quickly shown up when their friend Ty Lee is getting all of the attention.

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Cosplayer ‘daniella.claire.cosplay’ depicted the hilarious scene with her transformation into the acrobatic fighter. The artist nailed the character’s look, capturing her upbeat personality by holding her long braided hair in her hands.

Photographer ‘thegeekstrong’ took a shot of Daniella posing in front of the shore while wearing the character’s iconic white and red Fire Nation swimsuit. The outdoor backdrop truly brings the Ember Islands to life.

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In another post on Instagram, the cosplayer faithfully re-created the moment from the episode where Ty Lee asks a beachgoer to stand in front of the sun to create shade for her to rest in. 

This isn’t the first time the artist has dressed up as the Avatar heroine. In September, she collaborated with cosplayer ‘minakess’ who portrays Princess Azula. Daniella wore Ty Lee’s regular pink outfit while sitting next to the series’ villain.

Despite ending in 2008, the Last Airbender has seen a major revival in popularity after Netflix added it to its platform in April. The Nickelodeon animation celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020.

Those interested in the franchise can watch every single episode on the streaming service right now. The series sequel, The Legend of Korra, is also available, and takes place 100 years after the story of Avatar Aang.