Steven Universe cosplayer saves the world as Crystal Gems Pearl & Lapis - Dexerto

Steven Universe cosplayer saves the world as Crystal Gems Pearl & Lapis

Published: 10/Jul/2020 21:44

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer went viral after bringing Steven Universe’s Pearl & Lapis to life. The artist’s stunning transformation into the Crystal Gems will leave fans of the Cartoon Network series in awe. 

Steven Universe made its debut on Cartoon Network in 2013. Its colorful cast of characters made it an instant hit with viewers, as millions connected with its story about a half-human boy named Steven who saves the world with his powers.

A talented artist transformed into two of the show’s most popular characters, Pearl and Lapis. Her incredibly accurate portrayal of the Crystal Gems duo brings the animation to life like never before.

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Steven Universe made its debut in 2013 and featured popular character Pearl.

Steven Universe cosplayer transforms into Pearl & Lapis

Steven Universe came from the mind of creator Rebecca Sugar. The show takes place in the fictional town of Beach City, and follows Steven and the Crystal Gems –alien warriors who act as the guardians of Earth.

Cosplayer ‘leiracosplays‘ transformed into popular Gem Pearl in a photo posted on July 6. The artist stuns with her creative take on the heroine, mirroring her pink hair and blue and yellow starred shirt. In the description, she details that she cleverly used highlighter capture the characters look.

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“I think I’ll try drinking tonight”?⁣ Rebel Pearl, Steven Universe ⭐️⁣ ⁣ It’s not as apparent as I thought it would be, but I covered myself in highlighter(makeup) to make myself shiny like a pearl lol ? ⁣ ⁣ @tranquil_ashes and I are working on more Steven Universe cosplays. Definitely check out her page for awesome cosplays ??? ⁣ ⁣ #stevenuniverse #pearl #pearlcosplay #stevenuniversecosplay #sucosplay #makeup #cartoonnetwork #cosplaygirl #cosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #blackcosplayer #blackcosplayerhere #blackcosplayers #hispaniccosplayer #latinacosplay #cosplaying #poccosplayer #poccosplay #blackcosplay #closetcosplay #punkgirl #punk #cosplayingwhileblack #cosplayphotography #cosplaymakeup #stevenuniversefuture #cartoons #cosplayvscosplayer #cosplaygirls #cosplayers

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In another shot shared on Instagram, Leira also transformed in the blue Gem Lapis. The artist perfectly depicts the character’s striking blue hair and eyes, while wearing her signature cropped top and skirt.

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?Lapis Lazuli, Steven Universe?⁣ ? Maybe I'll find myself sitting on that distant shore ? ⁣ Maybe I'm not alone?⁣ ⁣ Closet cosplay of my favorite moody blue girl ?⁣ #stevenuniverse #stevenuniversefuture #lapislazuli #lapis #lapislazulistevenuniverse #sucosplay #lapiscosplay #lapislazulicosplay #stevenuniversecosplay #cartoonnetwork #mehronmakeup #cosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayer #cosplayers #blackcosplayer #blackcosplayers #blackcosplayerhere #latinacosplayer #hispaniccosplayer #latina ?? #cosplaying #closetcosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplaygirls #cosplaymakeup #cosplayphotography #bodypaint #sidebysidecosplay #cosplaysidebyside

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Steven Universe ran for five seasons before coming to an emotional end in January 2019. The series has been overwhelmingly praised by critics and fans for its diverse cast of characters and representation. Following the finale, the show received a feature length film.

The animation also got an epilogue titled ‘Future’, which followed the world after the events of the main plot. Those wanting to experience Steven & the Gem Stones’ epic journey can watch all episodes on streaming services Hulu and HBO Max.


Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer captures Toph’s elegant side

Published: 21/Oct/2020 1:03

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer brought the Last Airbender’s Toph Beifong to life with a stunning costume. The artist captured the earthbender’s regal look before she joined team Avatar.

Avatar first aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, and has since become a cultural phenomena. Despite releasing 15 years ago, the animation has seen a major revival in popularity in 2020 after Netflix added it to its service back in April.

Fans of the series can’t seem to get enough of the blind earthbender, Toph. To celebrate the beloved character, a talented cosplayer re-created the heroine’s elegant Beifong estate look from Book 2.

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Toph may be blind, but that doesn’t stop her.

Avatar cosplayer re-creates Toph’s elegant side

In Season 2 of the show, Avatar Aang needs to find an earthbending master. The monk ends up discovering a blind fighter in the Earth Kingdom named Toph, who uses her feet to see and feel the ground beneath her.

While the heroine is rough around the edges for a lot of the show, she actually comes from a very wealthy family. Capturing Toph’s regal costume from her introduction episode, cosplayer ‘rionafae‘ transformed into the character on Instagram.

The artist nailed the earthbender’s Beifong estate look, perfectly re-creating her flowing green and patterned dress. She even included the character’s intricate flowered headband which keeps her long black hair up and tidy.

The post immediately gained attention on the social media platform, gaining over 14k likes at the time of writing. The cosplayer could easily be mistaken for a live-action film version of the earthbender.

In another photo, Riona gave viewers a full look at her outfit. Mirroring a pose from the animation, the artist depicts Toph’s regal side when living with her family. The picture is put next to fanart of the Avatar character by ‘aireenscolor‘ to show accurate her costume really is.

This isn’t the first time rionafae has dressed up as an Avatar character. In September, she went viral when pulling off the perfect re-creation of Princess Azula’s squad member, Mai.

Those wanting to watch it the critically acclaimed animation can catch all episodes on Netflix right now. Its sequel, The Legend of Korra, is also on the streaming service.