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Legend of Korra cosplayer saves humanity as the next Avatar

Published: 31/Jul/2020 23:23

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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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.

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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.

asami bolin mako and korra forming team avatar
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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.

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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.

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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.