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Cosplay Friday: Legend of Korra

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 11:28 AM
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The Legend Of Korra

Fans sadly bid adieu to the The Legend of Korra series as its run on Nickelodeon came to a close this past December. A sequel to the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender, the series takes place 70 years after Avatar and follows 17 year old Korra as she tries to master the last element needed to become a full Avatar.

The Legend of Korra debuted in 2012 and pushed the boundaries of children’s television by featuring more mature topics touching on violence, race, sexual orientation, and politics.

In the show’s very first season a character was killed on screen in the season finale, leading to it being pulled from the Saturday morning lineup for being too dark.

Our lead character, Korra, is a strong, brave heroine of color — something still not all that common in film or television. And while the show doesn’t take place in our world, it still incorporates Eastern influences and ideas from other cultures.

In terms of sexual orientation, the kicker came at the end of the series

Spoiler Alert:

The once romantic rivals Korra and Asami, whose relationship had evolved over the course of the show, are shown holding hands in the exact same pose as Aang and Katara kissing at the end of The Last Airbender. While the showrunners didn’t go that far, it was clear that this pair was more than just friends — something no other children’s show has been as explicit about.

From a political side, through its storylines the show has tackled fascism via Kuvira and weapons of mass destruction via the Spirit Weapon, among other topics. Keeping with its Eastern influences, The Legend of Korra, while not mentioning religion, does foster the values of balance and mindfulness.

All of these are very serious topics for a child–oriented show and have definitely pushed the boundaries of where children's programing can go. The Legend of Korra ultimately taught us through Korra’s journey about embracing the sides of ourselves that are awkward and that we may not be comfortable with. The lesson is about self–acceptance.

While The Legend of Korra series may be over and the future of more Avatar series is still uncertain, we can still enjoy these beloved characters in the flesh. Cosplayers from around the world have joined their talents to bring the world of Avatar to life. So whether you’re a fire bender, water bender, earth bender, air bender or a full avatar, get ready to enjoy a gallery of Avatartastic cosplay.

It’s all right. People usually assume that I’m daddy’s helpless little girl, but I can handle myself.”

— Asami

We are perfect for each other! She’s strong, I’m strong. She’s fun, I’m fun. She’s beautiful… I’m GORGEOUS!”

— Bolin

I’m impressed. No one has ever gotten the better of me like that. It is almost a shame to take the bending of someone so talented. ALMOST.”

— Amon

The key is to be like the leaf, flow… with the movement of the gates. Airbending is all about spiral movements. When you meet resistance, you must be able to switch directions at a moments notice.”

— Tenzin

Yeah, but I don’t know why. The other elements came so easily to me, but every single time I’ve tried Airbending [sticks out her tongue] nothing.”

— Korra

I’m happy to help any way I can. I want these Equalists to pay for what they’ve done.”

— Hiroshi Sato

And now for the grand tour! The Flying Bison sleeps in those caves down there. And that’s the temple grandpa Aang built. And that’s the green house that we grow the vegetables we eat.”

— Ikki

Your Thoughts

  1. Who is you favorite The Legend of Korra character and why?
  2. What would you like to see in future editions of Cosplay Friday?

Feature: The Legend of Korra

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 4:13 PM
Featuring: The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network on April 14, 2012. The series is a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired on the same network from 2005 to 2008.

The series takes place 70 years after the original

When technology has advanced to that of around the 1920s on Earth. In it, some people have the ability known as "bending" by which they control and manipulate either water, earth, fire, or air. One bender, known as the "Avatar" and described as the "physical embodiment of the world's spirit", has the power to bend all four elements and is responsible for maintaining both the balance of nature and peace between the world's four great nations.

Korra, the protagonist of the new series, is the next incarnation of the Avatar after Aang of the original series. Creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko follow Korra as she learns the art of airbending, having mastered the other three elements, while facing an anti-bender revolution by a group known as the Equalists.
(Text from Wikipedia)

Like Old Times - The Legend of Korra by Ambroise-H The Legend of Korra by yuumei KORRA - morning fog by chocosweete Team Korra by andrahilde The Legend by bowlersandtophats

The first season of the series consisted of 12 episodes, which culminated with a 2 episodes special last saturday, June 23rd.

A second season with 14 episodes has been already announced.

I've said it before: fanart is not unfamilar to DA. Fans from all over the world devote their artistic abilities and inspiration to create amazing pieces of art to recreate their favourite characters, scenes, what was or what could have been.

LEGEND OF KORRA BUTTON-BADGES! -for sale- by shazy Korra by alicexz  Korra and The Airbenders by chakhabit Korra by Br0ny

Now with the season finale from last saturday, a mix of both positive and negative opinions have flooded the internet, specially on sites like tumblr and deviantArt. Through pieces of art, journals and blogs the fans have been demostrating their reaction to the end of this first season. It doesn't matter if they loved it or hated it, (because is really hard to stay on middle ground) the same passion for the show is evident in each post.

Now to commemorate the end of this first part of The Legend of Korra, this article intends to showcase some of these artworks devoted to the show. Enjoy!

- Korra - by KLSteeleArt Korra by miyumon Korra by jiee
Korra by lemurali Korra- Since the beginning... by Sunofureku Korra: pathway by hakuku Korra's Destiny! by jeftoon01

In a room of 4, 500 hardcore fans, the Legend of Korra San Diego Comic Con panel opens with an epic montage of Book 1 moments backed by a stunning score by the Track Team.

The panel introduction is by moderator, Rich Magallanes, who states he is blown away by the entire Avatar universe and its development.

The creators come out - followed by Joaquim dos Santos and the brilliant voice director Andrea Romano. The cast enters: Janet Varney, David Faustino, Seychelle Gabriel and P.J. Byrne. Seychelle rocks a cute steampunk cosplay.

According to Hypable  there are still 4, 000 people waiting outside Ballroom 20. In 2004 Korra/A:TLA was in a room with 50 people.

If you didn't already know, there will be 4 books (seasons) with 52 episodes divided as so:

Book 1: Air - 12 episodes

Book 2: Spirits - 14 episodes

Book 3 - 13 episodes

Book 4 - 13 episodes
  • At 2:24 pm, Janet Varney (Korra) is asked about voicing Korra and how she matches up to Aang. She replies: "They’re so different from one another, it’s so fun to play someone headstrong."
  • David Faustino thanks animation for allowing him to play a big heroic character (joke is: he's short - 5'3" to be exact)
  • At 2:25 pm, P.J. Byrne is asked to choose any character to be from season one. He wants to be himself and Janet says she wants to be the announcer.
  • Seychelle states that Asami and her are most alike because they both overpack.
  • At 2:30 pm: Andrea Romano directs table readings from book 1.

  • The second scene the cast read through is, “The Voice in the Night” and “The Spirit of Competition.” David messes up a little and P.J. is hysterical with his lines. Everyone at the panel laughs.
  • At: 2:41 pm - David fakes kisses Janet on stage to mimic a scene! 
  • Bryan is sorry they, "blew up the boat".

:star: :star:Book 2 Information: :star: :star:
  • Book 2 is called Spirits and takes place 6 months after Book 1: Air
  • The opening scene: Southern Water Tribe festival. There is a banquet hall made of ice. Korra and co. will travel into the tundra of the Southern Water Tribe. Looks a bit dark and scary with a chilling snowscape and a bright green sky. 

  • Fashion of characters compensate for winter. Asami has an Amelia Earhart look. The others have longer sleeves and winter coats. Fashion is innspired by Mandarin, asymmetrical fashion. Mako and Bolin will get big, fluffy coats for the frozen tundra.

  • Korra goes through a storm and reaches a glowing iceberg that resembles Aang's frozen prison.

  • Southern Air Temple Concept Painting: team avatar will journey to the Southern Air Temple.

  • Team Avatar will also journey to the Spirit World.
  • Book 2 will feature episodes that look back into the history of Avatar and Spirit World.
  • We will see more of Korra's parents and meet her uncle Oodalak or Unarock.
  • Oodalak/Unarock?: head of the Northern Water Tribe and very spiritual. He mentors Korra.
  • Verick: described to be a Howard Hughes playboy, kind of character. He is a Southern Water Tribe member. He and Bolin have a funny relationship. He is said to be a very entertaining character and a 'shipping magnet'.
  • Asami takes over Sato's company.
  • Book 2 will feature Aang's children: Commander Bumi and Kya. Bumi wears pink earmuffs. 
  • Random fact: Korra was inspired by Gina Carano.
  • There will be a very cool spirit creature who has glowing eyes, walks on two legs, a tail, and a branch like appendages.
  • Animatics clip: Fire Ferrets being beaten. Mako and Korra motorcycle chase scene vs. robbers. Asami determined to bring her father's company back to the top. Tenzin's family airbends all around the island. Korra goes into the Avatar State to win the airball race with Jinora. The spirit creature attacks Korra and is twice her size. She goes into the Avatar State to fight it. 
  • Spirit creature clearly seems to be the villain. 
  • Mako becomes a cop in Book 2. He is ready to sling some great zingers.
  • Pro-bending returns: Fire Ferrets vs. Rhino Lions in the animatics preview (Korra and Mako are not on the team).
  • In Book 2, Bolin is finding himself and looking for his path.
  • Andrea Romano (voice director) gets the cast to understand the animation by organizing scenes so the voice actors react and work together better.
  • Kya (Aang's daughter) joins Book 2: [I believe this is her description] a waterbender with a hippie look. Kya has a special bond with Senna.
  • Korra's father is a gentle guy, although they imagine him as huge.
  • What do the creator's do? Mike & Bryan work with the writers, come up with stores for Book 3 and work with the creative/art teams. The amount of design is crazy. 
  • The panel's audience is live recorded for crowd scenes in Book 2.
  • Andrea Romano leads the crowd into simulating a crowd at a pro-bending fight.

Videos: Season 2 Preview! Interview With Bolin Aka PJ Byrne!
Are you Ready for this?

I think i'm in love now

- By Kwang Il Han of Studio Mir…

lok fans, heres some facts you may be happy to read


--The Legend of Korra will produce three more seasons for a total of 52 episodes.

--Book 2 is called Spirits

--Book 2 takes place six months after Book 1: Air

--The Book begins with a festival in the Southern Water Tribe, They'll visit a festival with glowing lanterns that warm up the snowscape scenery. Beautiful.

--The Southern Water Tribe has been rebuilt just like the Northern One

--Korra will travel through a storm to find a glowing iceberg. Spirit world? The ice cave looks very reminiscent to the iceberg Aang was trapped in.

--Book 2 will explore the Spirit World and how the "Avatar" lineage began. Korra will travel into the spirit world and Konietzko hints that there may be episodes later in the season dedicated to exploring the bigger landscape of the Spirit World.

--The Southern Air Temple and other ancient Air Temple sites WILL be visited.

--Asami has taken over Future Industries, and has a business outfit

--More info on Kya, whose favorite song is "Secret Tunnel". She's a bit of a hippie and has a special bond with Jinora. Kya's big into healing.

--Book 2 will bump up Bumi, a fan favorite and brother of Tenzin, to a regular character. He's got a big potbelly which fits his wacky personality.

--We will meet Unarock, Korra's uncle, who is the Chief of the Northern Water Tribe.

--We will meet Unarock's twins, a boy and a girl.

--We'll find out more about Korra's family, and about the history of the different tribes.

--Mako becomes a cop.

--Bolin will get a love interest.  <<<<<<<<<<HOLY MOTHER OF GOD SO STOKED

--Unlike Mako and Korra, Bolin still plays for the Fire Ferrets' pro-bending team


COMIC CON SPOILERS: these are descriptions of a few little storyboarded scenes

A big action scene between Mako (now a policeman for Republic City) and a pair of fleeing robbers. They try and waterbend his motorcycle off the road with a sheet of ice, but he's faster than them. He jumps the cycle into the air, spins around, firebends their truck and sends it rolling into a building. "Looks like someone had car trouble." Diss.

Then we see Korra racing Tenzin's kids on airballs around the air temple. It's neck and neck, but Korra jumps into Avatar State for the extra umph to get her across the finish line. Tenzin is not pleased. "The Avatar State is not to be used as a booster rocket!" This moment may speak to the season's larger arc, of Korra learning to master and appreciate her spiritual side.

Finally, we see Korra encounter a spiny spirit in the Southern Water Tribe. He's spiny and wicked, like one of Miyazaki's darker creations. The creature moves with lightning speed, pinning Korra to ice. She enters Avatar State to whip fire and water at the beast, but he tunnels underground and escapes. Conflict with the Spirit World is already shaping up to be the show's big conceit.



Six months after Book 1, going to show short animatic of where the characters are. In the thick of animation and design and production, still a very far way to go, but lots of great concepts:

  • Opening of Book 2 in a festival in the sourthern water tribe, gentle snow falling, lanterns, circus games, A PAINTING OF A MUCH LARGER SOUTHERN WATER TRIBE!
  • Southern Water Tribe has a beautiful banquet hall made of ice
  • Great landscapes, storms, ominous rock formations
  • “Mysterious location they’re journeying to in this storm, with cool spooky lighting”, harkens back to the glow Aang’s iceberg had
  • Naga and Korra exploring the mysterious location
  • Twisted roots coming out of ice walls
  • Southern Air Temple all spruced up
  • Vistas, base of the mountain around the temple, very gentle, “misty kind of Chinese mountains”
  • Ancient air bender site
  • Explore the spirits, background, creation of the Avatar
  • Older Gaang!
  • The Krew
  • :star::star::star:NEW OUTFITS!:star::star::star:
  • Korra is very similar, longer sleeves, very athletic, Mandarin a-symmetrical top, looks a little meaner
  • Mako get’s a coat! Still has the scarf
  • Bolin has an AWESOME green parka
  • Asami takes over her fathers company, more business attire
  • STILL A BADASS THOUGH, Goggles, and updated racing leathers
  • Tenzin gets ANOTHER claok
  • BUMI BUMI BUMI HAS PINK EAR MUFFS, Kya will also appear, Bumi definitely has the same spirit as the old king. Bit of a pot belly since we last saw him
  • KYA! No dreds, has a half moon necklace, bit of a hippy, FAVORITE SONG IS SECRET TUNNEL, has a special bond with Jinora
  • The Avatar parents get an update, going to see more of Korra’s parents this season, Korra’s dad was thought of initially to be like a line backer physically
  • Flashback to Tonraq in his early 20’s, shirtless XD
  • Tonraq brother, “Unolok”??? will be appearing! Very posh, to bring up the relationship between the north and south tribes
  • Korra's twin cousins
  • Female
  • Verick???, Howard Hughes, little bit of a playboy guy, Captain of Industry, more humorous, great rapport with Bolin, VERY BRIGHT PURPLE CLOAK, Southern Water Tribe descent
  • Spirits! shadowy creature? Can’t even describe!


Fancied up storyboard:

    - Probending! Fire Ferrets agains the —— Lions (missed it), Bolin giving pep talk…to TWO ENTIRELY NEW PLAYERS. Go down as the fastest knockout in probending history XD - Mako is on a fancy bike, chasing…waterbenders past a Wendy’s XD Intense chase scene, and he takes down the truck! “Looks like you had some car trouble, good thing the police are here.” - ASAMI FLYING A PLANE, Nearly bankrupt because of her father’s reputation, sounds confident, but sercretly worried - Pema being heckled by her three eldest and Korra riding around on air scooters, Korra goes into the Avatar state to win the race, Tenzin overhears, and scolds her - Naga barking, weird shadow spirit appears in the distance, attacks Korra, pins her down….fade out - Korra goes Avatar state to fight the creature, into the festival Quote: So Mako has become a cop, and now Bolin is struggling to find his place in the world. TO BECOME A MAAAAN. Andrea found the end to Noatok and Tarrlok absolutely shocking.

    “It’s a kids show! :D
    - Mike (what??? they're not dead? O_o...) Andrea only relays to the kids the things from the script that will lead them in their performance, makes it as easy on the actors as possible. - Team Avatar will travel to the Southern Water Tribe. They'll visit a festival with glowing lanterns that warm up the snowscape scenery. Beautiful. - Korra will travel through a storm to find a glowing iceberg. Spirit world? The ice cave looks very reminiscent to the iceberg Aang was trapped in. - We saw concept art of the Southern Air Temple. Inspired by Chinese art, it's a stone structure enhanced with yellow and orange skies, lush vegetation growing over it. - Book 2 will explore the Spirit World and how the "Avatar" lineage began. Korra will travel into the spirit world and Konietzko hints that there may be episodes later in the season dedicated to exploring the bigger landscape of the Spirit World. - Then we saw some new costumes. Korra will have new threads inspired by Mandarin, asymmetrical fashion. Mako and Bolin will get big, fluffy coats for the frozen tundra that maintain their color coordination (Mako loves that red scarf). - Asami is now the head of her dad's Future Industries, so she's gone corporate! Luckily, she has an alternate costume, an airship look that makes her a double for Amelia Earhart. - Book 2 will bump up Bumi, a fan favorite and brother of Tenzin, to a regular character. He's got a big potbelly which fits his wacky personality. - His sister Kya will also be a regular player. Dubbed a hippie by "Konietzko," Kya's big into healing. - Korra's expanded family will be introduced. The creators mentioned that Korra was inspired by MMA fighter Gina Carano, which explains her build. It also explains why her entire family is ripped. - Book 2 called "Spirits" and takes place six months after Book 1. if you have more links to images/information please leave them in the commentes :D
Meanwhile at Nickelodeon Studios... The masterminds behind our favourite show, Korra, have some doodle fun whenever that have the time~


Roids Much?

Creepy Korra

Domo-Tar!, Fat Mako

Baby Amon

Korra meets Futurama

Many Eska and Desna's in many different styles

Christine, Eugene and Nicole



Which one is your favorite? Mine is Genderbeinding one :D

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Fans of The Walking Dead and Legend of Korra rejoice: Steven Yeun, known to fans of the AMC horror show as Glenn, will be joining the voice cast of the Nickelodeon animated series as Wan, the very first Avatar in existence. Yeun’s character will appear in two episodes titled “Beginnings 1 & 2″ during the second season — aka Book 2: Spirits — debuting later this year.

The sequel to the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra debuted last April to 4.5 million viewers, and quickly became the highest-rated show on Nickelodeon. Both series are set in a fictional world where people called “benders” have special abilities that allow them to control one of the four elements (water, earth, air, and fire), but only one person — the Avatar — can control all four and bring balance to the world.

Wan’s story will take place ten thousand years before Korra’s time, and follow the teenage explorer and skilled bender as he tries to bring balance between mankind and the spirits, a quest that ultimately leads to becoming the first Avatar.

Legend of Korra co-creator and executive producer Bryan Konietzko told Wired that they cast Yeun in part because of the versatility of his voice acting, and how it aligns with the narrative journey of Wan throughout those two episodes.

“Steve’s vocal quality and acting can range from an innocent, naïve young man, to a trickster anti-hero, and all the way to a full-fledged action hero,” said Konietzko. ”And in each take, he made Wan really human and relatable, despite the mythic setting of his tale.”

While Avatar: The Last Airbender established a long tradition of Avatars that stretched indefinitely into history, this will be our first look at the first person to take on (or create) the mantle of the Avatar, a reincarnated role that passes to one person in each generation to serve as the human incarnation of the planet.

These episodes will also mark a significant stylistic departure from the usual aesthetics of Legend of Korra. ”To depict the world in Wan’s time, the creative team drew inspiration from ancient and traditional East Asian ink wash paintings and woodblock prints for the environments, color palettes, and stylizations of the elements,” said a Nickelodeon representative. “The results expand the vision of the Avatar world, but also stay very true to the building blocks of its visual influence.”

More details will be announced at the Legend of Korra panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, which is slated for 11:15 am tomorrow morning in Ballroom 20. Check out the Wired liveblog for up-to-the-minute details on the event, which opened today to the general public. Read it…

that's all.
There's this blog on Tumblr… that posts all kinds of things that you may or may not know about the legend of Korra and avatar the last airbender. It's really interesting becomes I thought I knew everything that there was to know about avatar and Korra. But I didn't. There is a whole lot I did not know.

For example:

Did You Know? John Dimaggio, the voice actor of Bender from Futurama and Jake on Adventure Time, voices the actor of Toph and Iroh in the episode "the ember island players".

And that Dante Basco (the voice Zuko), older brother voiced the actor of Zuko in that episode also?

Did You Know? The pink roses that Bolin was going to give to Korra resemble trust, happiness, and confidence?

Did You Know? As far as we know, none of the previous avatar have had siblings.

But there are things that i was shocked that they got away with on a kids shows. Like sex for one!


Did You Know? It is implied that Mai and Zuko had sex in the episode "Nightmares and Daydreams"

Keep in mind Mai has an entire house to herself (her family is still in Omashu at this point), and Zuko got rid of the chaperones earlier in the episode. At one point, the camera cuts away while they’re together at Mai’s house late at night. When the show returns to their side of the story the next morning, Zuko is still there, lounging on Mai’s couch, that is in her bedroom, with a badly messed up head of hair. And she’s making him tea. You do the math.

Did You Know? The episode "The Southern Raiders" became (in)famous among us the fandom for what is a truly epic instance of this trope. Zuko bumps into a very flustered Suki on the way to Sokka's tent, and she hurriedly excuses herself. He walks into Sokka's tent to ask him a question and finds him pants-less and surrounded by flowers and candles. He even greets Zuko with a suggestive "Well helloooo..." before he realizes who it is. After a short talk, he rushes Zuko out and sticks his head out to call for Suki.

The morning following the scene, Sokka is seen to be holling a necklace of flowers. This is a pun the writers incoporated meaning that Sokka got "lei'd" and Suki got "deflowered". As I’m sure you’re all aware, this was one of the most obvious sexual innuendo’s in the entire series.

Seriously, they got away with this on a network for kids.

So, that's my journal of the day. I think this is a interesting thing to have for you guys. Something fun. And if you know of anything more fun facts about Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend Of Korra. pleases send then to this blog or to the Tumblr page.…