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The Legend of Korra cosplayer goes viral as the real life Avatar

Published: 1/Sep/2020 1:07 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 11:56

by Brent Koepp

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A Legend of Korra cosplayer went viral after sharing her mind bending transformation into the Avatar. The talented artist’s insanely accurate take on the Nickelodeon heroine is one of the best things fans will see all week.

In 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender made its groundbreaking debut on Nickelodeon. Viewers around the world fell in love with its story about a monk named Aang who can control the elements of earth, air, water, and fire.

The series was so popular, it got a spin-off sequel in 2012 called The Legend of Korra. Bringing the show’s new protagonist to life, a cosplayer transformed into the character with a stunning costume.

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Korra is the new Avatar following Aang’s journey in The Last Airbender.

Cosplayer goes viral as perfect Avatar Korra

The Legend of Korra takes place 100 years after the passing of Aang, and centers on the new Avatar – Korra. The fierce heroine has to find her place in a world that is quickly becoming modernized.

Prolific cosplayer ‘CutiePieSensei’ went viral on Instagram when she shared her jaw-dropping depiction of the Nickelodeon character. The talented artist perfectly captured Korra’s season one look by re-creating her Water Tribe styled hair, which includes a ponytail and two braids.

Posing next to screenshots from the animation, CutiePie shows off just how accurate her costume truly is. She looks so much like the heroine, it’s almost as if the Avatar has punched her way out of the screen.

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Ok y’all let’s fight lol. Who’s your favorite ATLA/LOK character?? Comment and let me know lol⠀ ⠀ Korra holds a special place in my heart because she was my first EVER cosplay build. Those of you who weren’t here earlier on prolly don’t know, but this costume was the first one I made before I ever knew how to make armor or even owned a sewing machine. I bought the shirt and dyed it myself, and hand stitched the white sections on. These arm sleeves are just put together with glue lolol. Yet even though it’s years old I put it on this past weekend and it still looks good surprisingly!!⠀ ⠀ All that being said, Korra is not my favorite character ? I love her but come on, she got back her abilities at the end of season 1 and RUINED THE AVATAR LINEAGE ? Now any future avatar that wants to talk to the predecessors only has her to talk to ?. My fave is prolly between Toph and Sokka. Toph is a total badass (she invented metal bending come on!) and I appreciate the work Sokka put in as a non bender and still made an impact. ⠀ ⠀ Alright. I’m ready for the backlash for my Korra slander even though I’m dressed as her LOL. Also ETA: the boobs are not shopped. I have on silicone drag boobies under there LOL was testing them out⠀ Edit: just rewatched season two of Korra. I’ll admit I was wrong. She still bugs me but her not having links to the other Avatars was not her fault. I think I just remembered it that way because the finale of the series was just trash in general LOL. Pure garbage. ⠀ #cosplayersofinstagram #instacosplay #cosplayer #korracosplay #avatarthelastairbender #korra #legendofkorra #avatarkorra #avatarcosplay #aang #blackcosplayerhere

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In another shot shared to social media, the cosplayer also shows off her season four look when Korra cuts off her long hair. The artist mirrors her short bob haircut, while wearing her new outfit which features blue arm sleeves. 

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Have any of you rewatched Korra after binging ATLA back in May?⠀ ⠀ We did and my perspective has changed a tiny bit. I still think it’s nowhere near as good LOL but I do rescind my claim that it’s her fault the Avatar lineage disappeared. It wasn’t. The main issue I saw (again this is all just my opinion) is that each season started off pretty strong, but would completely go off the rails in the last four episodes. While she had harder villains than Aang, I hate that they always made Korra basically lose in all of her final battles, and need help from her friends (I mean Jinora saved her TWICE) in order to actually win. Whereas while Aang had you know, “invasion” help, his fight with Ozai was one on one and he won. ⠀ ⠀ Not to mention, it does slightly irk me that she was able to master the avatar state so easily, considering it’s tied to being spiritual and Korra was shown to not be a spiritual person. Aang struggled and he was naturally more spiritual than Korra was………also I disliked the love triangle plot line (BOLIN DESERVED TO BE TREATED BETTER BTW)⠀ ⠀ Complaining aside lolol season three with Zaheer remains my favorite season and he’s probably my number one ATLA universe villain. Dope dope dope. ⠀ ⠀ Contacts are Venus eye aqua from @pinkyparadisedotcom⠀ ⠀ #korra #legendofkorra #avatar #atla #korracosplay #avatarcosplay #blackcosplayerhere

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Not only is her costume incredibly faithful to the series, she also nailed the character’s look. From her arched eyebrows, to her sparkling blue eyes, this is easily one of the best Korra cosplays we have ever seen.

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So first I wanna say thank you to all of y’all that not only supported my last message I posted but also shared and directed others to READ it as well. I’m so glad it’s being heard, understood, and taken to heart. I love y’all and I really appreciate y’all standing with US. ⠀ ⠀ Since then, I’ve been asked by several non-BIPOC people on how they can help support the #blacklivesmatters movement, black people, and black creators. So here’s a list!⠀ ⠀ 1. Donate! There are multiple organizations in the link in my bio. If you don’t have money, you can donate by streaming certain playlists to help generate ad revenue as well and it’s totally free! ⠀ ⠀ 2. VOTE in your local elections. These are the people who make decisions that directly impact YOUR community ⠀ ⠀ 3. Have tough conversations with people close to you. I know there’s plenty of you all who may be progressive, but may have family members or childhood friends that aren’t. Now is the time to stand up and have serious talks with them. You have to not just be not racist, but actively ANTI racist ⠀ ⠀ 4. Listen. Listen to your black friends, coworkers, and others when they talk about their experiences. Dont take things personally, dont center the narrative around you, and accept your privilege. ⠀ ⠀ 5. Do your own research. If you’re here, that means you have the internet like the rest of us. Educate yourself on systemic racism and share that info to those around you⠀ ⠀ 6. Share and support black creators and business. This means more than just right now, but after all of the current outrage simmers as well. ⠀ ⠀ 7. Be ready to support us long term. This is not just a moment for us. Right now we are fighting things that have impacted us for generations. This will require us all to be consistently fighting against bigotry and hatred ⠀ ⠀ I WROTE A LOT but I hope this info is helpful to those that asked! Short hair Korra photo is just to trick ppl into reading cus I find that people tend to engage more with photos than just words. Plus, we really could use an Avatar to bring balance to the world right now…..⠀ ⠀ Blue contacts are Venus Eye aqua from @pinkyparadisedotcom⠀ ⠀ #blackcosplayerhere #avatar #korracosplay

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The Legend of Korra has seen a resurgence in popularity in 2020 after Netflix added it to their service in August. New and old fans have re-discovered the sequel story after The Last Airbender.

This year also marks the 15th anniversary for the Avatar franchise, as its first episode originally aired in 2004. After its success, the streaming service plans on adapting the animation into a drama. For everything we know about the project so far, check out our guide here.

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Darling in the Franxx cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:33 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 18:23

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing Darling in the Franxx protagonist Zero Two to life. The artist’s transformation into the anime heroine will leave fans of the series in awe.

Darling in the Franxx made its explosive debut in 2018, and became the breakout anime of the year. The hit project was a joint collaboration between popular creators CloverWorks and Studio Trigger.

To celebrate the series, prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh’ created an insanely accurate costume of the show’s lead protagonist. Her faithful portrayal of the pink-haired heroine is so good, she truly becomes the real life Zero Two.

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The popular anime features enigmatic character Zero Two.

Cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

The anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are on the verge of extinction from monsters called Klaxosaurs. To fight back, pilots control massive mechs called Franx, which need two people to operate. The most powerful character in the series is the half human hybrid, Zero Two.

Popular cosplayer Zekia ‘aruh.rinh’ went viral on social media after sharing her transformation into the heroine. Photographer ‘lostdumplings‘ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature red and white pilot bodysuit.

Zekia faithfully portrayed Zero Two’s iconic look, which includes her flowing pink hair and headband which covers her two red horns. The anime protagonist has the objects growing out of her head as a result of having Klaxosaur blood in her.

 

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In another shot posted to Instagram, aruh.rinh recreated a popular scene from Episode 7 where the characters go to the beach. Standing in a white bathing suite, she depicted Zero Two standing front of the ocean in a gorgeous picture taken by ‘muze.’

 

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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also created a third costume of the heroine. In the story, the pilots attend an academy and wear school uniforms. Zekia posed for ‘shutterfoo‘ while sitting on a set of stairs.

 

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The talented cosplayer has gone viral several times before, as her incredibly detailed costumes bring popular animes to life. In October, Zekia captured hearts of Demon Slayer fans with her adorable Nezuko in a box outfit.

Despite coming out in 2018, Darling in the Fraxx has already become a wildly popular franchise. Those wanting to see what all the hype is about can catch it now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.