Hello potatoes! This is Kitt. Above are examples of our bending props.
The Avatar universe is a beautiful world. From the backgrounds, the animation, the character designs, the music, the writing, and the sheer amount of research and thought put into it. We wanted to capture some of that beauty and transform it into something physical and tangible in the real world. And thus, our bending was born. It’s such great fun that us Fire Ferrets fantasize about it often in our day to day lives.
I’ve been getting a lot of asks about our bending props. Admittedly, at first I wanted to hold onto these because Alicia, Heather, and I worked very hard on making them and had quite a few prototypes. It was something we all bonded over and we got unbelievably closer together because of it, which was just the strangest and most unexpected thing because of how close we already were. For the longest time, I felt that if I gave it away, it would feel like giving away a part of our bond as a group, like a secret and sacred part of our friendship. It was, and still is, a very special and dear thing to us. Perhaps that’s a strange thing to feel, but that’s how I felt.
But then we discussed how great it would be if the cosplay community, too, was able to develop special bonds with the people around them through bending. I’m always talking about friendship and how fantastic it is and how I wish everyone had the friendship I have with my cosplay group, and I realized, “This is such a perfect way to share that with people. Imagine how great it would be if every Avatar and Korra cosplayer could feel as happy and beautiful as I feel when I bend with my very best friends.”
We love our community very much, and we want to share our love for cosplay as well as share the feeling of camaraderie/love/friendship with the rest of you guys, because friendship and cosplay are beautiful things and we’d love for this to impact the cosplay community in a positive way.
So we’ll be making a guide of sorts on our bending props in the near future (we’re all very busy with school at the moment, so maybe after the semester is over)! I hope that you and your friends may bond over this in a special way, too.
A lot of people have been asking about our bending props, so Kitt is going to write a guide. It took us a while to decide whether or not this was something we wanted to do, but eventually, we all agreed it would be a really cool thing to share with you guys. This was such a special experience to us that we were hesitant to talk too much about it, but we think everyone deserves to have this special experience too.
So, watch out for this, guys! Thank you for all of your support.
When I cosplay as a man from an anime, I focus on my cheekbones, my nose, and my eyebrows. If the character has really thin brows, I will cover up my natural ones using this tutorial and draw them on.
So, yes- I would say tone down the contouring and maybe go ahead and apply more foundation + concealer. For anime, I use way more eye makeup/highlighting and whatnot as well. Focus on enhancing your eyes and achieving an even skintone above all else when it comes to anime, I would say. It depends on your character, but in general go for a more “fresh” face.