Legend of Korra cosplayer saves humanity as the next Avatar - Dexerto

Legend of Korra cosplayer saves humanity as the next Avatar

Published: 31/Jul/2020 23:23

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A talented cosplayer has shared an amazing take on Korra from the hit sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. It’s so good, it’s as though she’s bended her way out of the TV screen and into real life.

Released in 2012, The Legend of Korra continues the story of the Avatar, and sees the successor – a 17-year-old girl from the Southern Water Tribe – learning to restore peace and balance in a now-modernized world. While Aang was still alive, he created a sovereign state called Republic City where benders and non-benders can live in harmony. Though it grew into chaos after his passing.

The series has won awards for its themes surrounding terrorism, race, sexual orientation, and social issues, and boasts a fanbase just as vocal as its predecessor’s – which includes cosplayers. One such fan decided to become Korra with a getup that’s a dead ringer for the character, and it’s brilliant.

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Korra befriends Bolin, Mako, and Asami in Republic City and they become Team Avatar.

Amazing Avatar Korra cosplay

Cosplayer ‘leiracosplays‘ is the genius behind the incredible work. Not only does she make an uncanny Korra, she’s also shared outfits based on popular characters from The Last Airbender such as Azula and Ty Lee.

In her latest take, she nails the protagonist’s casual pose from the show, while dressed in her signature Water Tribe getup. It consists of a high-collared blue sleeveless shirt with navy pants and a brown skirt of sorts.

Leira even included the arm and wrist wraps that the heroine wears, finishing off the look with an accurate hairstyle complete with the blue pieces that frame the sides of her face, and stunning contact lenses that make the eyes pop.

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“You wanna go toe to toe with me, pretty boy?”⁣ ?Korra, The Legend of Korra?⁣ ⁣ I spent so much time trying to find a cool pose, only to simply put my hands on my hip!? ⁣ ⁣ Anywho, I hope y’all are staying informed and safe out there; and overall, doing what you can to make positive changes in this world✌?⁣ ⁣ #Korra #TheLegendofKorra #Korracosplay #nickelodeon #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplayersofinstagram #blackcosplayer #hispaniccosplayer #cosplaygirl #cosplayphotography #blackcosplayers #blackcosplayerhere #blackcosplayersrock #blackcosplay #latinacosplayer #poccosplayer #poccosplay #cosplaying #cosplaysidebyside #sidebysidecosplay #cosplayvscosplayer #cosplaycomparison #cosplaygirls #anime #cartoon #thelegendofkorracosplay #korrasami *I’m working on an Asami cosplay/makeup look ❤️? #cosplaymakeup #makeup

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To bring the costume to life, the artist also posted a video of her in the cosplay while lipsyncing along to an argument between Korra and Tahno. In Book One, she joins the Future Industries Fire Ferrets as a pro bender, and is pitted up against the White Falls Wolfbats.

“You know, if you’d like to learn how a real pro bends, I could give you some private lessons,” he says, as Leira raises her eyebrows fiercely.

“You want to go toe-to-toe with me, pretty boy?” she mouths, before the sound of the heroine’s polar bear dog Naga comes crashing into the scene to Tahno’s horror.

If this has given you the urge to watch The Legend of Korra, then you’re in luck. Netflix announced it’s going to be joining Avatar on the platform on August 14th.

The streaming service is also making a live action version of The Last Airbender. For everything we know so far about it, check out our guide here.


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
Riot Games
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.