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Avatar: The Last Airbender | Anime Expo 2013

So, does anyone remember this photo shoot, by chance? ^_^ --->

Those photos are almost a year old! ;A; When *Theelfinartist and I were trying to decide on a comfy and easy cosplay to wear for the final day of AX, we ended up choosing to re-wear Mr. and Mrs. Grumpy & Gloom! X’D And I’m so glad that we did! It was really fun being these two again. We’ll have to cosplay their normal outfits someday. ;'D

Instead of doing a photo shoot at the beach again, we stopped by Little Tokyo for a change of scenery. You can read more about AX ’13 here:

Anime Expo 2013 Recap + Video!Well hello there, my talented friends! :'D I had a really fun time at Anime Expo last weekend. Before I get into the recap, I want to let you all know that I made a YouTube account! If you'd like to take a look at my AX adventures, feel free to check out my very first upload! [Anime Expo 2013 Recap Video] --->
I basically just smooshed together a bunch of video clips and photos from the con. X'D You'll have to let me know if you watch it! ❤ If you'd rather read about what went on, that's cool too. ^_^ I'll try to make it short and sweet!
The excitement began when *Theelfinartist flew into town on Wednesday!!! I'M SO THANKFUL THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO ATTEND. :'D The con just wouldn't have been the same without her. It was a blast spending the weekend with my best friend! ❤
[Thursday] DAY 1: I cosplayed as Wendy from Peter Pan, along with *Theelfinartist as Peter.

Thanks so much for looking! *^_^*
{Beach! Zuko Cosplay} made/worn by *kaleso
{Beach! Mai Cosplay} made/worn by *Theelfinartist
*kaleso's Gallery ---> Avatar: The Last Airbender Cosplay ---> [link]
Check out our ATLA cosplay skits! ---> {1} "Zuko's New Hobby" [link] {2} "Zuko's Honor" [link] {3} "The Beach" [link]
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glassmagnolia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Zuko's scar looks authentic. You both did a great job.
kaleso Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I'm so glad that you think so! :'D Thank you very much!
Shannonandklara Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
thats a really lovely photo of you two. 
I like how you do Zuko's scar. it looks like a real burn scar  without being too grotesque or cartoonish.

did you see the trailer for season 2 of legend of Korra? it looks like it'll be pretty cool.
kaleso Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Thank you very much! ^_^ And that's really neat to hear; I'm glad that the scar turned out decent this time around. I tried some different techniques/products than I did the first time I cosplayed as Zuko. 

Ah, and no! I have yet to check out the trailer for season 2!!! I feel like the only fan who hasn't. ^_^; It's totally been in the back of my mind though. I should just do it now, honestly, it'll only take a minute out of my day. X'D 
Shannonandklara Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
its okay, i thought I was the last fan to find out about it (usually I am). I heard it was supposed to be out in april and have been thinking about too.

in the older pics we can't really see the scar make up up close, this pic really shows it off. 
kaleso Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Haha. Yeah, I'm always late to the party when it comes to these types of things. X'D I ended up checking it out though! Definitely looks like it'll be an entertaining season! Seems like the vibe might be a little different than the previous one.

Ah, and true! A lot of the photos we got that first time weren't as close-up. 
Theelfinartist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Hehe, I just love this photo~ <3
The title is great too. :') Your Zuko cosplay is really cool, and the scar turned out so great!! (especially since we got it on the right side. hehe)
kaleso Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
OMG. OK. SO THIS IS GOING TO SOUND REALLY IDIOTIC... But I totally didn't realize that this was our cover photo. 0_0 Haha, no seriously, I remember us freaking out over one in particular, entitling it as our cover shot, but I forgot which one that it was because they're all so amazing. X'DDD I guess it just shows how delirious I was as we looked through all of the photos that night. X'D Well, no wonder I was so drawn to this one. IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW. X'D 


Ah, thank you so very much!!! ^_^ Haha, it definitely helped putting the scar on the correct side, huh. x'3 You make such a gorgeous, perfect Mai though... Honestly, I still can't get over how beautifully you did your makeup for her!!! You looked so fresh-faced and polished! ;3; Like an actual living cartoon character! :'D 
Theelfinartist Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
HAHAHAHA!! OMG, I LOVE IT! They are all amazing, though. It's totally understandable that you didn't realize this was the one. To be honest it took me awhile to figure it out as I was going through the pictures you sent since they were all so beautiful!
No worries!!  You chose such a great one. ;A;

You're most welcome! Well, not only putting it on the right side, but something else... The colors maybe? It just looks more like burnt skin. :')
AH MAN, and thank you! I really don't think I do makeup too well so that is such a HUGE compliment to hear! I'll have to make sure not to forget what I did that day to make it look like that. haha. <3
kaleso Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Hehehe. Funny stuff indeed. ^3^ I've also been choosing ones that I feel don't need much editing, because I literally cannot pay for the membership of the photo editor that I use. X'D Ah, the joys of a dusty wallet. X'D Anywho, this shot looked so nice just the way it was. ;A; I just lightened it up a tad bit with my computer's little photo editor thing. x'3 

That's really cool to hear. :'D I'm very glad that it looked more like a scar this time around! Maybe I'll enhance it even more next time. ;'D It's fun to experiment. Haha, and you're welcome! ❤ Aww, you always do your makeup well! And you do better and better with more practice!~ Haha, totally though. ^_^
Theelfinartist Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Ah, I see, I see! Well I should get you some edited water bending and blue flame photos then! I want to helppppppp~
But yeah, this one did look especially nice without any editing!

Yeah! Definitely! Maybe next time I could even get you some of that latex stuff so you could make it all textured and stuff. C: 
PSSSHHH, thank youuuuu~ I hope to continue to improve with my makeup! I seem to learn something everytime I watch you do your own. xD
kaleso Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
You're so kind, my friend! I was going to reply to this saying that it's honestly no big deal; luckily most of our photos look fine with minimal editing. But I just now saw that you put some edits in Dropbox! :'D Thank youuuuu! I know how busy you are; you didn't need to do that. ^_^; I'll take a look at them soon. 

Ah, yes! :'D Maybe next time I'll go for some texture. That could look really neat if I use it correctly. Awwwww! :'D And you're very welcome! ^_^
Theelfinartist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013

Oh yes, oh yes, but it's no problem at all for me! :') The water ones are a little tougher and I still haven't mastered the flames yet, but I'm workin on it! ;')
Hope you're able to use some of them~
kaleso Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
; w ; The water ones look really great!!! Haha! And I'm sure you'll become master of the flames in time. ;'D Thanks again. <333
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