Liz Katz cosplay brings X-Men’s Rogue to life ahead of Dark Phoenix release - Dexerto
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Liz Katz cosplay brings X-Men’s Rogue to life ahead of Dark Phoenix release

Published: 18/Apr/2019 11:38 Updated: 18/Apr/2019 11:54

by Matt Porter

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The X-Men are some of the most recognizable superheroes in the world, and cosplayer Liz Katz has brought Rogue to life with this awesome risqué costume.

For the unfamiliar, the X-Men are a group of fictional mutant characters who were born with incredible powers. Rounded up by Professor Xavier to create a super-group, which includes recognizable stars like Wolverine, Mystique and Dark Phoenix.

Now, with the release of the Dark Phoenix standalone film on the horizon, Liz Katz has turned her attention to another of the X-Men’s leading ladies, and created an amazing Rogue cosplay.

MarvelRogue has been played by Anna Pacquin in recent X-Men movies.

Liz Katz’s incredible Rogue cosplay

Rogue is one of the more popular characters from X-Men, and is instantly recognizable thanks to her striking look, especially compared to the other mutant heroes.

Katz has shown off her own version of the superhero on Twitter, complete with the outfit that most X-Men comic book fans will imagine when thinking of the character, although not wearing the costume like Katz.

The classic yellow and green X-Men suit from the comic books is preferred to the darker navy versions worn in the recent films. The suit has been pulled down to the waist, with the X-Men logo still visible on her right hip, while she adorns the character’s iconic leather jacket. Katz’s attention to detail is clear to see, making sure the white stripe that has become synonymous with Rogue is featured prominently in her hair.

Who is Rogue?

In X-Men lore, Rogue was a villain in the Avengers universe, but quickly transitioned into being part of Professor Xavier’s mutant faction.

Rogue’s powers allow her to absorb and remove memories, physical strength, and the powers of anyone she touches, something she feels is a curse. Katz referenced the internal struggle that Rogue went through, captioning her tweet: “Nobody ever wants to hold hands. This was the day I took off the gloves and went Rogue”

X-Men fans are gearing up for the release of two new additions to the film franchise this year, with Dark Phoenix hitting theatres on June 7, while The New Mutants currently scheduled for an August release, so it’s extremely likely that we will see more incredible X-Men cosplays in the near future.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer spices things up as Fire Nation Katara

Published: 1/Dec/2020 6:16 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 9:03

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Katara is an incredibly popular character in Avatar: The Last Airbender, but while most cosplayers dress up in her traditional outfit, one decided to spice things up with a Fire Nation twist.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is special because all the characters have remarkable depth and growth as the plot moves forward. However, Katara already shows signs of remarkable maturity in the first episode, and it develops even more as the plot moves forward.

Katara has her ups and downs like anyone else, but the cool, calm, and collected water bender is the cornerstone of Team Avatar. Her influence and guidance play a pivotal role in helping Aang achieve his destiny.

But although she starts as a supportive member of the team, Katara becomes an incredibly powerful water bender and combatant. She even manages to match the almighty Princess Azula.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Fire Nation Katara Cosplay
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Katara learned how to blood bend from a water bender named Hama.

Katara is a popular choice among Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayers. Most of them dress up in her traditional water bender attire. However, now and then, you’ll see a cosplayer slip into the Fire Nation outfit she wore early on in Season 3.

Natascha, better known as smolplumeria on Instagram, is one of those people. She looked amazing from head to toe. “Ok, but can y’all hear me crying over this photo? I love it so much,” she said.

 

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Natascha had the layered red sarong with crimson seams down pat. The gold bangles and bracelet and even the sandals were on point too. However, the highlight has to be her perfectly-styled hair and aqua-blue eyes.

In the comments section, Natascha’s fans described it as everything from “adorable” and “badass” to “beautiful” and an “absolute masterpiece.” The praise is well-deserved, considering she looked exactly like Fire Nation Katara.

The photography from youredoinggreatpictures was out of this world too. Plus, the splash of water from her friend and fellow cosplayer Nina was a nice touch. A second close-up shot shows how amazing Natascha looked.

 

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Katara is an amazing character to cosplay regardless of the outfit. But there’s something special about seeing cosplayers bring her to life in the Fire Nation outfit. It has a different and more elegant look.

All in all, Natascha and her team did a wonderful job. Avatar: The Last Airbender fans who haven’t seen it yet are in for a treat. Hopefully, the positive feedback keeps on coming, and we’ll see her dress up as some other characters too.