So you’ve got cosplay ideas, and you’re not quite sure on what to go with or who to go as. Well, maybe you have and you’re eyeing an Avatar costume. The problem is you have absolutely no idea how you should go about it, and now you’re stuck on what to do.
As always, we’ve got you covered with what to do about your Avatar costume, so you don’t have to break a sweat. We’ve got costume guides on what you need and how you need to go about with the perfect Avatar costume.
In this article, we’ll be covering two of the most popular characters of the franchise. They are members of the original Team Avatar; and perhaps are the two most cosplayed characters ever. Here’s your Avatar Costume Guide for Aang and Katara.
Avatar Costume: How To Dress Like Aang
Dressing like Aang might look like a lot of work; but it is an Avatar costume that you can pull off easily with the right materials. So, before we get on with what you need in your Avatar costume wardrobe, let’s dive into the character himself so you can get a sense of his type of person. After all, how a person dresses usually determines what kind of person they are.
Aang is a merrymaking kid, adventurous and perhaps a little naive as well. Possessing a keen respect for personal independence and life, he does not eat meat and is at times very reluctant to engage in conflict. Constantly craving the stimulation of new surroundings and people, he is often distracted and will take detours much to the annoyance of his friends and foes.
Discouraged by the weight of his responsibilities, Aang often longed for the simplicity of those people’s lives. This did not stop him from building an impressive collection of friends and contacts, spanning the four nations. A love for animals drew his attention to the different variations found in each region. Even with a carefree facade, the weight of his responsibilities was burdensome to Aang. The reality of being the last Airbender left him without any realistic peers. He often felt alone. It was these struggles that pushed Aang to nurture his relationships with others as without them; he would be very much alone in his role.
Aang Avatar Costume: Items You Will Need
These are all the items you’ll need to recreate Aang’s iconic Avatar costume, as seen from Seasons 1 to 2, and then in the latter parts of Season 3
- Knee High Boots (Brown In Color)
- A Bald Cap
- One Orange Sash
- Blue Paint (For Aang’s Tattoos)
- A Brown Jumpsuit
- One Orange Poncho
- A Wooden Stick
Aang’s Avatar costume options can either be in partial clothing, as seen in the final battle with Fire Lord Ozai or on the Day of the Invasion; or in full clothing, as seen in the rest of the series. Aang can be played by both mle and female cosplayers, as he is a very versatile character. The bald cap will help to simulate the monk haircut, so you don’t have to worry about cutting your hair.
If you’re going for a look with partial clothing then you have the choice of going shirtless and painting on his symbols or wearing just a sash over a bare chest. Then you can just paint on his head arrow symbol. Brown, wide legged pants with either colored tights or tall boots will take care of what little clothing is required for this look.
For full coverage, a yellow tunic which can be made or purchased online (we have added an Amazon link just to make your task easier).
Avatar Costume: How To Dress Like Katara
Dressing like Katara looks like it’s a big task, considering how intricate water tribe attire looks. But where it might look like a lot of work; it is in reality a very easy Avatar costume that you can pull off with the right materials. So, before we get on with what you need in your Avatar costume wardrobe, let’s dive into the character herself so you can get a sense of the sort of person Katara is. After all, how a person dresses usually determines what kind of person they are.
If you don’t know who Katara is, you’re missing out on a really amazing anime heroine. She is a main character from the popular Nickelodeon animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. As a highly skilled waterbender, she has the ability to telekinetically control water and ice. Along with her brother Sokka and Aang, they embark on a quest to help put an end to the destruction caused by the Fire Nation. Get the look of Katara with this complete costume guide.
Katara, from Avatar: The Last Airbender, is the true definition of power. Nothing was simply handed to her on a silver platter. Still, she persevered, trained, and became the deadliest waterbender in the entire world! From a very young age, she was faced with tragedy. Her mother was murdered at a young age and then her father left to fight in the war against the Fire Nation.
This left Katara devastated. As a result, she became extremely protective of her friends and family, especially Aang and her brother Sokka. She quickly learned to take charge, becoming strong willed and compassionate. She worked hard to master waterbending even more than Avatar himself. Later, she became the world’s strongest healer and after Aang’s passing became the waterbending trainer of the next Avatar, Korra.
Katara Avatar Costume: Items You Will Need
These are all the items you’ll need to recreate Katara’s iconic Avatar costume, as seen from Seasons 1 to 2, and then in the latter parts of Season 3:
- Contestant Wig
- Water Tribe Outfit
- Katara Necklace
- Elastic Legging
- Fingerless Gloves
- Women’s Knee High Boots
Cosplay Katara’s minimalistic costume with the iconic Water Tribe Outfit. Next, wear the Contestant Wig and signature Katara Necklace. Finally, complete her look with Elastic Legging, Fingerless Gloves, and Women’s Knee High Boots. Now that you have all of these items; dress up and go forth to become the best Waterbender in the world.
There’s no cooler power than bending water and ice to your will. Katara, with thousands of hours of practice, was able to do just that. Practicing her moves will make your Katara cosplay even more convincing! You’ll need her Water Tribe Outfit along with Elastic Legging, Fingerless Gloves, and Women’s Knee High Boots. Unless you have hair to match Katara’s style, add a basic wig (as seen in the item list above) and her signature Water Tribe Necklace (also linked in the items list) to make the cosplay as accurate as possible.
It’s also important to bear in mind that Katara is extremely caring and protective of her friends and family. And that’s who you should bring into the fold for this cosplay. Katara would make the perfect character to dress up as alongside an Aang cosplay player; especially considering their relationship in the series. You and a significant other can decide to pair up and stun onlookers as one of the most powerful couples in the world.