Cosplay by Van Helen | Photo by So Say We All
Cosplay by Van Helen | Photo by So Say We All

This is Van Helen as Korra, and that fireball she’s throwing around isn’t a simulation or photoshop, it’s the real deal.

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The top and bottom shots here were done using a method which basically has the person dip their arm in a (kinda safe) flammable solution then setting it on fire, creating a brief flash of flame.

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The middle shot (so the one immediately below) was done the old-fashioned way, by having someone...stand behind her with a can of hairspray.

Photos and setup by So Say We All.

 Cosplay by Van Helen | Photo by So Say We All
Cosplay by Van Helen | Photo by So Say We All
 Cosplay by Van Helen | Photo by So Say We All
Cosplay by Van Helen | Photo by So Say We All

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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