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I was scrolling through my dash and someone posted this gif:
but it didn’t load all the way so all I saw was
So I realized that all of my posts of my costumes were reblogs of photosets that included other costumes I did not make, and I really want to keep my blog concise with just my work and no reblogs, so I deleted those, and here is a single post with pictures of all my Avatar cosplays. I kind of miss making costumes like this.
The Suki and Azula costumes were photographed by my awesome friend Ben
The first Yue picture was by the amazing Tony Quan
Second Yue by the wonderful Abbot W.
this must be reblogged in memoir of the tragedy of The Last Airbender being aired on national television today
i forgot how to throw a boomerang but it eventually came back to me
Is it possible to be a fan of a fandom?
BLESS YOUR FAMILY
BLESS YOUR FRIENDS
AND MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
When Aang and Katara got married Zuko stood beside Katara because he wanted to be the Maid of Honor
wonder what the fire lords before Sozin were like.
Well, the symbols that are drawn with the profile elude to what major thing they did in their life.
The first dude with the flowers behind him, I’m no expert, but I’d imagine he was rather peaceful, friendly, promoted peace throughout the land. Maybe the type of flower symbolizes something more.
The top center dude has stars, one at his feet and one in his hand. Perhaps he was a great leader and provided guidance for his people (more so than the other firelords) because the stars are used to guide you through the night. Or perhaps he was a guidance in regard to education, promoting learning and knowledge among his people. Or still, it has to do with the invention of using the stars as a map. Or a lot of progress was made in astrology under his ruling.
Sozin we pretty much know already. There’s the comet over his head, but also a scroll in his hand, and an army at his feet. The army probably alludes to him being a militant leader. Perhaps he built up the army’s forces. The scroll, I’m thinking either two things. He wrote a lot of rules, or he wrote a lot in general.
Azulon is standing on a cloud on a turtle-snake. No clue what that would symbolize. Maybe someone who was highly praised and worshiped like a saint. Idk.
Ozai is seen with gears and pipes at his feet eluding to the industrial growth the firenation experienced under his rule. It’s interesting that his palms are facing towards you unlike the others. Maybe that has to do with being more forceful and less merciful, and the fire in his hands is black. Idk what that would mean.
In Confucianism, a great leader is said to be one who is like the north star; in a static position that everything rotates around; such a man is stable and virtuous, and guides men to be such my example, not by force. The top center man probably didn’t rule with a heavy hand, but was revered for his personal virtue, and was a role model for his subjects, hence the Sun itself at his feet and standing on the clouds like a heavenly figure.
Sozin had a long peaceful reign before the war, so the scroll probably denotes him as a law giver, like Justinian or Lycurgus. It could be a similar convention to someone holding stone tablets like Moses.
Azulon is standing on the back of a turtle; an animal that lives on both land and water. It was Azulon who launched the raids on the southern water tribe and conquered most of the territory in the Earth Kingdom. He was also considered to be legendarily skilled at Firebending even among Fire Lords, hence the two fireballs in his hands.