Honestly I made this costume for two reasons. One, I was inspired by the design to make it the way I saw it using silks and linen and embroidery. And I also wanted to cosplay with my bro as Sokka. XP But I realized that while I love the costume, I myself do not make the greatest Katara. Well maybe an older version of her. My I’m hoping at sometime next year to get photos of my friend Taylor in the costume because she does such a fantastic job of cosplaying her. Im more in tune with Korra when it comes to Avatar characters~ But anyways here is my Katara cosplay.
Firelady Katara. August 2014. Pen & Ink, Photoshop CS6
Thanks to tumblr, I learned this week that Zuko and Katara could have been canon? While I don’t subscribe to the “Zutara” pairing myself (although in my head I secretly ship Zuko with everyone because he’s so lovable) I thought about what would have happened to Katara if she and Zuko did become a thing.
Assuming she married Zuko, she would have become the Firelady (or whatever the proper term for the wife of the Firelord is), and that prospect piqued my interest. Needless to say, that thought lead to this drawing of a fifty-or-so year-old Katara in her Firelady raiment. I tried to keep some Water Tribe elements in her costume (the crescent moon in her hair and the wavy could be flame could be wave pattern on her cowl).
If I AM going all the way with this Zutara thing, I also think Zuko would have made her a betrothal necklace. I was going to do that in Fire Nation colors too but I think he would have kept it in the Water Tribe scheme so she always had a bit of home with her.
I also gave her a nose ring because I do what I want.