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Female cosplayer bends the elements as Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Aang

Published: 5/Jan/2020 19:56 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 12:26

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer shared her take on Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender protagonist Aang which is sure to wow fans as she bends the elements around her. 

The Last Airbender debuted on Nickelodeon back in 2005, and quickly became a cultural phenomena as viewers connected with the show’s story about a monk named Aang who can bend the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire.

A skilled female cosplayer shared her mindblowing costume of the animation’s protagonist, and proved exactly why the character is so important in the show.

NickelodeonThe show’s protagonist is a kid monk named Aang that bends air.

Cosplayer bends the elements as Aang

The show centers around a child named Aang who is born as the Avatar, and is on a journey to master the four elements, so that he can bring balance to the world.

Cosplayer Maisie ‘scarymchairyart‘ Carter showed off her jaw dropping Last Airbender costume, transforming into the Avatar with an incredibly accurate portrayal of the series protagonist, even down to the iconic blue arrow tattoo on his forehead.

Not only did she perfectly capture the air nomad’s traditional red and yellow monk outfit, she took her cosplay to the next level by creating the illusion of airbending with the use of a white ribbon she whipped around.

In the first season of the show, Aang is focused on mastering his water-bending skills, and sets out across the world to reach the Northern Water Tribe to find a teacher.

As if her cosplay wasn’t incredible enough, Maisie also has a different colored ribbon that is white and blue so that when it’s twirled, it looks just like water-bending from the show.

The amount of detail that went into this cosplay is stunning, as the talented artist even manages to strike Aang’s bending poses to go along with each element that she is representing, making this one of the best we’ve seen of the character.

While Avatar ended in 2008 after just three seasons, Netflix announced in 2019 that they will be bringing the show back in 2020 to their streaming service in the form of a live action remake.

And to celebrate the groundbreaking animation’s 15th anniversary, Nickelodeon is re-releasing the entire series on Blu Ray in a collectors steelbook, giving fans a lot to look forward to this year.

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Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp

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A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.

 

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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.

 

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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.