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The Legend of Korra: Waterbender by VandorWolf The Legend of Korra: Waterbender by VandorWolf
About a month ago, some friends and I planned to do a Korra photoshoot. Unfortunately for me, the Avatar cosplay curse struck again. No matter which character I cosplay, if it is from Avatar, something bad happens to me ^^; I got violently ill when I cosplayed Toph. Zuko gave me heatstroke and now I cosplayed from Korra with a concussion. It was a bad idea to go out and cosplay (especially since it turned out the location we picked was hosting a summer festival that day and the loud noises really hurt my head OTL) but I still had fun. Today is a day of recovery.
I'm not supposed to be on the computer at all, but I'm super bored so I figured I'd upload a photo from the shoot.
My Korra cosplay is still a work in progress. I want to redo the blue & white armband and fix up the boots. I will also be getting a wig for Korra since using my real hair is actually a lot more difficult than I thought it would be.
I'm hoping to get the costume 100% done in August and get some more photos, but we will see if there is time for that.
I've got 3 conventions quickly approaching and at least 8 costumes to make for myself.
Gonna be a busy little bee!

Myself as Korra from Legend of Korra
Costume made entirely by :iconvandorwolf:

Photo by :icontwinfools:
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:iconninetailedbeast24:
ninetailedbeast24 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Vary cool
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:iconmoonpeachblossom:
MoonPeachBlossom Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Well did you do anything dangerous before you did the avatar displays?
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:iconhijackedbyabear:
hijackedbyaBear Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
you should be careful of sharks, i heard that they like the taste of fingers
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:iconmerietje:
Merietje Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
This cosplay turned out so awesome!

But, please, do yourself and everyone a favour and be a little (and with a little, I mean really) careful with yourself. I hope you're feeling better now.
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Korralynn-Lorelaie25 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You look so pretty in your costume, Nova.
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:icontikipro:
tikipro Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
amazing you are a great korra
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:icontikipro:
tikipro Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
your welcome, do you remember about a couple months ago you said that you would help me with one of my videos, but you never did. and i was wondering if you could help me with a hunger games video instead?
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:iconemuchansan:
emuchansan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
awww :( hope u feel better,Nova and this is a cool cosplay :D
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Thank you! I do feel better now :)
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:iconemuchansan:
emuchansan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
that's good to hear :D i hope it's not blazing hot at your place lol my place is so friggin' hot :D
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
It's been cloudy all week OTL I wish we had sun!
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:iconemuchansan:
emuchansan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
lolz u guys should come to my area then!XD its ALWAYS sunny in my city lol
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:iconkarin-hale:
karin-hale Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!! *w* and you looks like katara! :D
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Thank you! Hehe I'll be cosplaying Katara soon, I hope! :)
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:iconkarin-hale:
karin-hale Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really?! *-* ok i will wait! and twin will be zuko or aang? Owo
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:iconthe-great-gaby:
The-Great-Gaby Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would have liked to see more eye widening makeup and a more nude lip, but the outfit is gorgeous and the location is very nice. :3
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I'm gonna blame the contacts on that one ^^; I wore my blue contacts for a Korra skit and when I went to put them back in the next day, I found out one of them had ripped while taking them out. So, I couldn't wear my normal contacts. My friend told me I could borrow his blue ones, but they were those pupil widening contacts-- the ones that make your pupils like twice the size. So my usual makeup didn't do the trick :/
And, yes. I agree about the lips. Whenever I have cosplayed Korra, I always put on a nude lipstick and then a clear/tan gloss. But, while rushing for the bus to get to the photoshoot, I forgot my normal gloss at home. The only one I had in my bag was a PH balancing one. I was hoping it wouldn't go too pink, but it did.
Next time I cosplay her, I'll have my normal contacts replaced and the proper gloss.

And thank you so much! :)
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:iconthe-great-gaby:
The-Great-Gaby Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well I know you know how to do good makeups for cosplay, but I thought I'd leave a tip since tough chick characters are harder to do the makeup for. :3

And circle lenses can be difficult- they have to be paired with falsies and lots of mascara or they look a little strange. And Korra doesn't wear all that obvious makeup and blah blah, so regular lenses look better. Course, tightlining and light mascara would still be perfect for her look.
Also ALL OF THE BRONZER. She is so tan lol

I have to say, though, that hair is wonderful. Is that your natural hair or a wig?
Another thing I'd do is fill in/darken the brows since the hair is so dark.

Makeup can be so complicated when you write it all out T_T

Still, this is such a pretty shot ; A;
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Yeah, I've never worn circle lenses before and when I put them in, I thought they looked really strange. It's an unusual shape to work with and we were already running late so I had no time to experiment lol
And, yup. I always do at least a thin line of eyeliner and a bit of mascara. Just makes the eyes pop a bit more :)
I'm not going to be bronzing myself for her. With my genetics/cultural background, I can get really dark when out in the sun for a day. I've just been so busy with work and sewing that I haven't had time to get a tan. But, I'll be sure to do that for August, when I cosplay her again :)
That is my natural hair. I filled in my brows with a dark brown brow pencil, but they look really light, don't they? ^^; I don't know what happened there since the dark brown always makes my brows look close to the same shade as my hair OTL But maybe I'll try filling them in with my black liner next time?

Hehe don't worry. I work in the makeup industry so I understood all that you said :)

And, thank you again :heart:
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:iconthe-great-gaby:
The-Great-Gaby Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh I had no idea you worked with makeup. :3
Coolness.

Well, I would experiment with brown eyeshadow to fill in the brows before going for black, since that seems like it can be too harsh/dark.

As for the tanning- be careful and all that (I'm sure you've heard it before) Wear sun screen and blah blah, an d use a strapless bikini is you can to avoid halter tan lines. I did a cosplay once where it was strapless, and you could see my stupid bikini tan lines from a halter top -_-

Anyway, I can't wait to see the next shoot :3
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blood2line2 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
so cute OuO
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Thank you :D
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blood2line2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
np :)
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:iconloveless510:
loveless510 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Nova i know this might be a common question but i cant really tell (sorry) but do you have extention in your hair is is it naturlly that long?
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I did glue some extensions into the hair pieces to make my hair fuller. My real hair is maybe an inch shorter. I've been growing it out since last year.
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loveless510 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
stll its a beautiful picture and i wish you to feel better, I can't wait to see Kai and you take some cute couple pictures as mako and korra
but Bolin and Korra sounds cute too :D
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:icontheelfinartist:
Theelfinartist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
So cute! I'm excited to style that wig~ And I can't wait to see your updated Korra! :')
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. I hope you're feeling better.
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thanks again! Can't wait to get it :D
And thanks. I'm doing a bit better now.
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:icontheelfinartist:
Theelfinartist Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Welcome!
Oh good, I'm glad to hear that. :) Had me worried for a bit there.
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ThunderCorp84 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the pose, and I love the look. The location is awesome too!
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconrbkninja:
RBKNinja Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist
You make a great Korra, and I like how you used your own hair :)
I'm sorry the curse has once again struck and I hope your alright!
Can't wait to see your new pictures :D
What conventions are you going to? I am thinking of beginning to do cosplay and it would be amazing to meet you and your gang at my first (hopefully) convention :)
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you so much! :heart:
I mainly go to conventions on the west coast. Mostly in Vancouver and some in California. I've been to an English convention as well as a Norwegian convention, but whether or not I go back to those depends on if the convention invites me back. In what area are you located?
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RBKNinja Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, you replied! :) I seriously just fangirled -__-... Please don't be freaked out :)
I know someone who's close friend who are going to see you and your gang sometime and I was so jealous =^_^=
I'm in the North East in the UK, why? :hug:
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tinystarkitten Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The cosplay looks great, but are you okay??? D:
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you! I'm doing okay. Still have a bit of a headache, but it's getting better. I go back to work tomorrow so we'll see how that goes ^^;
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:icontinystarkitten:
tinystarkitten Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>< Well, take it easy. You don't want to hurt yourself further.
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tkaiuchiha Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This is one of my new favorites of all your costumes!! XD Your sewing skills astound me!
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Yay! Thank you! There should be more Korra coming soon, too :)
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:iconxdronten:
xdronten Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, looks awesome! :D
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you so much!
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:iconbreezieowo:
breezieowo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Amazingly done. you even have her skin tone down. I love it. :D
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconryu--sama:
Ryu--Sama Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awh! The Avatar curse strikes again now a concussion?! Wow that is a real curse, other wise its a real good cosplay!! Feel better
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Hehe yeah, seems to be getting worse ^^; However, bad things happen in 3s so I should be safe now lol
And thank you so much!
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:iconryu--sama:
Ryu--Sama Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Np! I guess your safe now hopefully the next time you cosplay Avatar you should be fine lol. Good luck on future avatar cosplays!
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Saiyuri-Kroko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
llove it
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you so much!
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:iconsaiyuri-kroko:
Saiyuri-Kroko Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
welcome ^_^
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