Recently I was invited to take photos of some friends cosplaying characters from Avatar: The Last Air Bender in Kings Park. This is the most complete Avatar group I’ve ever seen, and they looked amazing! It’s always extra fun to shoot people cosplaying a series that you actually like and are familiar with.
King’s Park is always a tricky place to take photos – it’s so very iconic and the native trees, manicured lawns and picnickers are sort of at odds with most animated series. We managed to find a good few spots and strike a decent balance though, I think.
Here’s a few of my favourite shots from the day:
Lisa as Azula
Maree as Ty Lee
Lauren as Mai
Jill as Aang (and yes, she did actually shave her head)
Cathy as Katara
Ewan as Sokka
Jen as Zuko
Cara as Toph
and Sharnee, Wilson and myself as photographers
We ended the day filming their group skit in the fading light, including an epic battle scene using glowing poi.
I felt a tad rusty after not doing a cosplay shoot for so long, and group shots can be a bit tricky to manage – but I think we all had a great time!
You can see the full album of photos (including lots of silly ones) on the ChiGarden Facebook page.