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Gran Gran Katara and Lin Bei Fong by I-Artemis-I Gran Gran Katara and Lin Bei Fong by I-Artemis-I
Brisbane Supanova 2012 Sunday

Gran Gran Katara: Margaret Bergeron (my mum!)
Lin: :iconi-artemis-i:

Costumes:
Katara - wig and jewellery by me, costume by Mum
Lin - Wig & costume by me

This was my first attempt at making armour and I was VERY happy with the results, though I'd love to go back and remake it if i ever have time, since I learnt so much doing it. It's made from EVA foam (aka camping/yoga mats) for the body, and craft foam for the arms and legs and shoes. I didn't want to use spray paint, since it isn't very flexible with the bendy foam, so i painted it with a mixture of different fabric paints to get the right colours, after i had sealed it with a gazillion coats of watered down PVC glue and fabric glue. I then varnished it, since the fabric paint alone, while nice and metallic, dried really sticky and liked to collect dust and hair and fur.

I got a lot of compliments which were very appreciated, and so did my mum! Best one was when she took a photo of the queen of hearts, who said called out afterwards "thanks gran gran!"

More Korra photos:
Lin Bei Fong by I-Artemis-I Avatar: Legend of Korra 2 by I-Artemis-I Legend of Korra Group by I-Artemis-I

Photographer: Shem Thorogood
Other pics: 
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13MorbidMouse13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
This two were awesome! Glad to have got a photo with them in my katara costume!
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I-Artemis-I Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I was sweltering that day and it was overcast! I had a Lin photoshoot last weekend too, so hopefully some photos back from the photog soon. and have a korra group shoot in a few weeks, so more pics!
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13MorbidMouse13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Awesome!
What did your mum think of cosplay? She must love avatar too!
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I-Artemis-I Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The first time she cosplayed was at Sydnova last year (she's lives down near there, so i flew down so i could drag them to a con and show them what I keep going on about). I made her, my sister and her kids avatar costumes and we all went. But they'd never really seen avatar before that (except for the few days before where we marathoned as many eps as we could), so she didn't love avatar. She does like sci fi, but i think she did it so she had an excuse to come spend some time with me doing something I like :D I was pretty glad she was there though: Lin was VERY uncomfortable and hard to move in, so I needed a lot of help. And she does a pretty good job of getting the poses right
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13MorbidMouse13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thats so awesome!
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ShadowBuuProductions Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning and absolutely beautiful! sad i didn't go to brisnova now... you should feel so proud at your first go at armour, it looks great!
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I-Artemis-I Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I think a lot of people were surprised someone had tried Lin, but I love her, and she suits me pretty well, physically, and personality. Funnily enough, the previous day my mum was cosplaying Toph :D sadly we didn't get a photo together on sunday since we were both too busy prepping.
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