Browse through the Avatar: The Last Airbender costume and cosplay guides from Nickelodeon’s anime cartoon series. Living in a world where you can manipulate the elements of the earth, Avatar follows Airbender, Aang, as he and his friends try to take down the infamous Fire Lord Ozai. Nickelodeon mixes Asian culture and Western culture by bringing both worlds together for the first time through anime. Now, you can bring the anime series to life at your next [Halloween] costume party with these easy-to-follow costume guides for top Avatar: The Last Airbender characters. With the help of each cosplay guide, you can see how to dress as if you came straight from a world filled with martial arts and elemental manipulation.
Aang lives in an Asian-inspired world where he is part of the Air Nomad nation. As a bender, he has the power to manipulate the air around him through martial arts and telekinesis. But, he also is the Avatar of his generation and can manipulate all other elements—earth, water, and fire. Aang awakens from a frozen iceberg during the Hundred Year War with the Fire Lord Ozai. He must master elemental manipulation to defeat Ozai and end the war. Waking up at only 12-years-old, Aang is naive but remains a goofy young boy despite the devastation that he experiences throughout his year-long struggle with the Fire Lord.
Born in the Southern Water Tribe, Katara is a waterbender who can manipulate and control water through her martial arts skills. Initially living a peaceful life, Katara experiences trauma when her mother falls victim to the Hundred Year War. She sacrificed her own life to save her children. Katara and her brother eventually cross paths with Aang and join forces to help Aang on his journey of master the manipulation of all four elements. Eventually, she marries Aang, and they raise a family of their benders, turning Katara from a lost little girl into a loving, caring wife and mother.
When Avatar: The Last Airbender premiered on Nickelodeon, it became one of the first series to bring anime and Asian culture into western society. The show takes place in a fantasy world filled with humans, fantastic animals, and spirits, which is divided into four nations. The four nations include the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Air Nomads, and Fire Nation. Each nation hosts people with the ability to manipulate elements through the use of martial arts.
Throughout history, each generation houses one person who can manipulate all four elements, the Avatar. The Avatar, Aang, must learn how to manipulate all four elements beginning with his native element, air. But, the series reveals just how difficult this may be. Throughout Aang’s journey to becoming a master manipulator as the Avatar of the world, he struggles to use his powers and defeat the Fire Lord.