Through the whirlwind of getting ready for Anime Expo and buying tissues in preparation for the season finale, we got our Korra & Tahno costumes done! Phew! And for as simple as they are, they turned out really great.
And as you can guess, we are Tahorra shippers. ;D
Thanks so much to Kabuki Sushi and the Chinese Cultural Center for accommodating us!
See you Anime Expo!
Please guys, no shipping wars in the comments! We love and respect all ships!
I started making this costume roughly around the same time that I made Fire Nation Toph and after 3 years I finally picked it up and finished it. It was weird continuing to sew stuff from three years ago because I could see all my mistakes and lack of practice. The fabric I chose three years ago also wasn't the best, but I can't afford fabric right now so I just worked with what I had. I might redo a bit of it when I have money again, but here it is. Three years in the making lol
Myself as Toph Bei Fong from Avatar the Last Airbender
Still in love with June so for new years first it has to be her. I already mentioned about the lucky situation to have my friend ~Daiyame making Mai last minute for this con - and so we imagined some situations between those tough ladies, here is the second one^^
Thanks to~misstakashi for the wonderful pic and thanks to the Conorga for allowing us to use the wonderful setting!
Yeah new costume. June was planned for a great ATLA group which we hopefully realize next year. I already started collecting all the amterials and got so motivated I just had to do her for my former-home-convention Ticon. Two weeks before I talkeda about it to *Daiyame and she suggested to make Mai to meet up with me there *.* I just had tons of fun and i am so grateful to our whole team for realizing the wonderful pictures!
Fire nation Katara from Avatar the last Airbender. Costume made and worn by me. Worn at Colossalcon 2013 and photo by lake Erie. Photo and editing done by Kereki-Kat: [link] Stock from istockphoto.com Thanks for viewing!
OMG so excited to have these shots - they are simply amazing! Avatar the Last Airbender has been a huge cosplay dream of ours since we first started cosplaying together several years ago and we finally made it a reality TT_TT sooooo happy....
Yessssssss! We were just made aware that yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the airing of the first episode of Avatar the Last Airbender. My how time flies! It seems like only yesterday! TT-TT Thank goodness they will be releasing Korra comics as I don't think any of us are quite ready to retire this universe.
I really love this photo, the colours just popped so much because of the light we were in that morning. It's amazing how blue the water came out. Great for a costume that's such bright colours to start with XD ALL THE COLOURS! >8D
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Finally Finally I am able to spend sometime with my tablet. *tearbend* I was too busy to draw during the last 4 month, but now the chaos is about to over, and hopefully my life can come back to normal.
I shall finish this piece 4 month ago........... [link] (Toph head shot WIP)
it's interesting to imagine what kind of parent Toph will be. She'll become a love mother for sure, I like the word "tough love" and according to how she trained Aang and how she performed as a bender teacher, I can see she's very strict with training time as well. It's also interesting to imagine their daily life outfit, Toph can't just wear armor all the time... and they are noble after all.
anyway, the purpose of making this piece is to remind myself keep practice, cus there is so many excuse not to.
"Genetic Superiority can not replace hard working" Even as the child of the greatest earthbender in the world, I don't believe Lin mastered earthbending and metalbending without effort. on the contrary, in order to carry on her mother's legend, she might push herself harder than any other earthbender in the world.
I think sometimes “talent” is over emphasized. It's very hard to even define what "talent" is and to measure it. All the "talented artists" I know personally are also very hard working person, some of them work extraordinary hard than I can ever reach. It's not fair to simply ascribed their success to their "talent" and ignore the most hard part.
I still don't think I have much "talent" for drawing even now, but it no longer bother me as it once did, cus I just love drawing and I believe hard working will surely be paid off.
Well, just some personal point of veiw, talent and hard work, I suppose it's an endless debate. But to those who noted me and doubt your "talent", this is my answer.
This is the first shot from the Avatar shoot we had about half a year ago. These photos were taken for the online-based Danish cosplay magazine Dkos ([link]. It was 's first cosplay shoot and she was a wee bit nervous and asked me to come along with her. This is such a great action shot ! : D
Characters: as Zuko and myself as Katara Series: Avatar: The Last Airbender Photographer: Silas [link]
• Edit 12 June 2012 I want to redo this to make it more accurate and, overall, just look better. This was more in vein of a "sketchy" ref than anything. Not sure when I'll get around to it, but it's definitely on my to-do list. •
I finished watching AtLA again. For like the 3rd time all the way through in order. Toph and Sokka were always my favorite characters, but rewatching it I think Azula is my new favorite AtLA character. I think that she's definitely the most interesting. And you gotta admit, she looks pretty damn good up there on that throne. Overall, what I think is interesting and unique about AtLA is that it is almost as much of the villains' story as it is Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph's.
I was drawing Azula and then realized I had no idea what the fuck was going on with her clothes (at least her S3 clothes, which are the best) and was having trouble finding references. I mean there's plenty of screen shots but it's hard to find some that are full body and show all the little details. So I scraped a bunch of screen shots together and drew this ref for myself, and even though there's a lot of proportion issues, I'm surprised that it came out this good. Nevertheless, I think I'm going to move this to scraps soon.
I still don't really know what the back of her boots are supposed look like. And I still don't understand how her knee guards are attached so they're just kind of floating there.
Anyway, I'm trying to challenge myself more and draw things outside of my comfort zone. I thought I'd take advantage that I'd fallen in love with all of these awesome characters again and try to work on drawing humans. We'll see how that goes.
Irrelevant song of the post: "Lost My Heart In Republic City" (The Track Team) Hnnnnnnng oh my god I love Legend of Korra's soundtrack SO MUCH. It's probably one of my favorite things about the show so far. The music was good in AtLA, but they've really outdone themselves this time. The music is very unique when they combine the Asian instruments with 1920's swing stuff and it has so much atmosphere and personality. I really hope they release an official soundtrack. They've released 7 songs officially, but some ofmy favoritesongs have not been officially released, or at least obtained in good quality. :''(
Kept forgetting to upload pictures of my full Azula costume! So here it is, took a really great shot. Too bad I suck at photoshopping fire!I'll put the basic info on this costume on this submission (going to be really lazy and copy and paste this from my cosplay.com):
I really loved the series finale of Avatar, and the final scenes with Azula really blew me away. I never expected what happened to happen (doing my best to avoid spoilers) and yet it fit so perfectly. While I love Azula's character, this cosplay wasn't about her. It was about the finale, and the way I felt watching it, which is why I made her with her hair down and mangled as she is in the end.
However, when I wore the costume around, no one seemed to recognize the character, and it looked more like I wasn't very good at wearing wigs than anything else, so I realized I had to make the up-do. This wig nearly killed me. at the time I was making a matching Zuko costume for my friend, :devkumba616:, and she's pretty good at wigs, so I had her come over and put the majoirty of mine up into a ponytail. The day before the convention however, when I tired the wig on, I realized that it did not fit at all. We had miscalculated somehow, and the hairline ended an inch or so above my own. I called her, freaking out, and as she ran around trying to think of what to do to fix it, I devised a plan almost identical to what she ended up suggesting. I cut out craft foam in the shape of the extra hairline I needed, and sewed it to the bottom of the wig. I made a ton of wefts and sewed them to it, and tried to make a fake hairline with gluing the wefts to the wig. I did not sleep at all that night, but it was finished, and I'm happy with the final product for what it was. Also, it is a lace front wig. I did the ventilating myself after Kim initially showed me how.
The matching Zuko costume came at the craziest time (which is my fault, I should have started it sooner, but I was so busy this whole year). But at the time I was making it I was also making my prom dress, going to prom, finishing my senior project (a requirement for graduation), taking my finals, doing last minute art commissions I couldn't refuse, designing the program for my graduation, had my grad night in Disneyland, and my childhood dog died. So a lot of things happened, good and bad, but all were major time distractions, which I'm hoping will excuse me for the lesser detail in the Zuko costume.
I really tried to focus on the symbol of the phoenix. While perhaps it's more fitting for Ozai, as he's the "Phoenix King", I had just gotten back from a trip to China when I started this costume and the Phoenix is typically the sign of feminine power and the Empress over there, so I really wanted to embrace that. There are about fifteen golden and copper phoenixes embedded in the armor of this costume, all made from carefully cut and layered craft foam. The armor itself is also made from craft foam. Golden and copper Pheonix feathers line the armor all the way around. The hem of the black dress-bit is hand beaded to look like intertwining feathers.
I do believe that this will be my final Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplay.
Oh, and here's the skit she, I, and a few other people did together with these costumes: [link]
I was finally able to finish my Azula cosplay for Katsucon last weekend! I had so much fun during this photoshoot (and basically the entire time I was wearing her, haha) since I got to look so crazy and insane the entire time! This is a preview shot that Mitch sent me, I'm excited to get the rest of the photos back - as well as the Agni Kai shoot I did with my friend George as Zuko! : D
C o s p l a y e r s
[ Avatar: The Last Airbender ] ...................... Azula
P h o t o g r a p h y
[ Taken @ Katsucon '13 (National Harbor, MD) ] ...................... Mitch S.