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These Avatar Kyoshi Cosplays Bring Justice and Peace

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Feb 7 2024
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The Earth Kingdom Avatar was the eldest and fiercest of Avatars. Her legacy continues with these Avatar Kyoshi cosplays!

Avatar: The Last Airbender is the franchise that keeps on giving. The original anime was so popular it spawned a series of graphic novels, then a movie, and now a live-action reboot. The show has gained in popularity in recent years after its re-release on Netflix in May of 2020, and the new movie is finally coming! Today, we’re featuring ATLA‘s Avatar Kyoshi cosplays!

Kyoshi’s Warrior Suki Cosplay by Yvonne Fantasy & Cosplay

In the world of Avatar, Aang’s predecessor, Kyoshi, came before the great Master Roku. She hailed from the Earth Kingdom, abandoned by her parents (members of the Flying Opera Company), and adopted into the southwestern region of the kingdom. She endured many hardships during her youth, which served to forge her core of steel which she became famous for as an adult.

Avatar Kyoshi Cosplay by Nishi Gantzer Cosplay

During Kyoshi’s tenure as the Avatar, she conquered many foes and brought stability to her kingdom. Once she mastered the Avatar state, Kyoshi brought balance between the four nations. Kyoshi became a bisexual icon for fans of the series, advocating for acceptance in the conservative Earth kingdom. Though it had little effect at the time, she eventually began training women in self-defense—a practice that would far outlive her.

Avatar Kyoshi Cosplay by Aoime

Today, Kyoshi is a shining example of strong, dynamic character development which appeals to so many cosplayers. Like this week’s Kaeya feature, Kyoshi cosplayers come in a myriad of sizes, presentations, and orientations.

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It’s a refreshing sight to behold. As we prepare to see Yvonne Chapman take on the live-action role of Kyoshi in the upcoming show, please enjoy these delightful and dynamic Avatar Kyoshi cosplays!

Avatar Kyoshi Cosplay by Eugene Lee Yang

Kyoshi’s Warrior Suki Cosplay by Yvonne Fantasy & Cosplay

“In my day, Chin the Conqueror threatened to throw the world out of balance. I stopped him, and the world entered a great era of peace.”

“Personally, I don’t really see the difference, but I assure you, I would have done whatever it took to stop Chin. I offer you this wisdom, Aang, only justice will bring peace.”

“What you do when no one is guiding you determines who you are.”

“The illusion that the self is separate from the rest of the world is the driving factor that limits our potential.”

“Once you realize there’s nothing special about the self, it becomes easier to manipulate.”

Avatar Kyoshi Cosplay by Nishi Gantzer Cosplay

“They’re all the same, Kyoshi thought. Every single one.”


“They’re one and the same. They look at themselves like forces of nature, as inevitable ends, but they’re not.”

“Their depth is as false as the shoals at low tide. They twist the meaning of justice to absolve themselves of conscience.”

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“The Avatar can be reborn. But you can’t, Kyoshi.”


“The stupid, smug whims of one unworthy man had left fingerprints on history that weren’t likely to be erased.”

Avatar Kyoshi Cosplay by Aoime

“Nope! Gonna cut you off right there. The last time I listened to a Firebender talk about ‘honor’ my ears nearly rotted off my skull. Had to kick him out of my bed with both feet.”

“All this fretting about the spirits. I’m trying to teach you about the mind. An infinite world that’s been neglected by far too many explorers.”

“Where you go, I go. Besides, there’s only one bison, rocks-for-brains.”

“It’ll never get easier. If you had a strict rule, maybe, to always show mercy or always punish, you could use it as a shield to protect your spirit. But that would be distancing yourself from your duty.”

“Determining the fates of others on a case-by-case basis, considering the infinite combinations of circumstance, will wear on you like rain on the mountain.”

“Give it enough time, and you’ll bear the scars.”

Avatar Kyoshi Cosplay by Eugene Lee Yang

“You will never be perfectly fair, and you will never be truly correct,”

“Preparedness carries the day.”

“They look at themselves like forces of nature, as inevitable ends, but they’re not. Their depth is as false as the shoals at low tide. They twist the meaning of justice to absolve themselves of conscience.”

“With their eyes on each other, it was easy to be brave. Maybe that’s the only way we get through this, Kyoshi thought. Just never look away.”

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Author: Jennifer Larsen
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