ryou-oh-chan
 


Costume :Korra
Variant :Season One Outfit
Source :Avatar: Legend of Korra
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012


Costume Photos

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Costume Information

Description
I absolutely loved running round at Expo as Korra. The only downside was that I was so busy running around that I didn't get any decent pics of the cosplay. I plan on doing her season two outfit in the near future.

Comments

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Armband RULES!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 22 September, 2012 - 14:21
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your Korra outfit was lovely! I'm glad I met you at HJ ^_^

by XxSylentiumxX on Saturday, 1 December, 2012 - 12:49
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Your Korra is brilliant! Glad I had time to talk to you :)

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 1 December, 2012 - 13:27
 

Journal

Wig progress pic (Posted 23rd September 2012)

Just a progress pic. Korra's wig is the hardest I've ever attempted! Putting a wig meant to be worn straight into a high ponytail is the hardest thing ever T.T. Lots of wefts and swearing involved. Then getting the ponytail to stick up like hers is even harder. I ended up using lots of very thick hair bands and layers of thin card to finally get it to stay up. All I need to do now are some finishing bits of styling/cutting to the front bangs and ponytail and make her hair ornaments.

Jacket now finished! (Posted 23rd September 2012)

I'm really happy with how this turned out! :D I've never attempted a jacket before. The jacket is made from a cotton twill type fabric in the same colour as the underskirt. It is trimmed with the same false fur around the hood and at the top of the arms. I then used thick white bias tape for the end of the sleeves. The circular decoration is made out of some spare vinyl I had lying around which has been painted with acrylic paints. I decided to make Korra's jacket with a hood since I think its more accurate (Katara and Sokka's jackets both had hoods) even though it isn't ever made clear in the show.
Now I have just the wig to finish! I've decided to get some jogging bottoms for her trousers since I think that they are made of the right kind material.

Underskirt and fur sarong both finished :D (Posted 13th September 2012)

Navy blue cotton was used for the underskirt. The fur sarong was brown suede with fake fur trim added. Halfway through with making this cosplay- only the wig, trousers and jacket left to make. I've already started work on the jacket so hoping it will be done soon.

Top finished (Posted 6th September 2012)

This was actually a tank top that I brought and modified as I wanted a really stretchy material (and I'm rubbish at sewing stretchy fabric myself >.<) I cut the collar to size and trimmed it with white foldover elastic. The white parts around the arms are painted on with SoSoft fabric paints. I also treated the collar with starch and lined it with thin cardboard to make it stand up.

Lower arm bands finished (Posted 21st August 2012)

Made from navy blue stretch fabric and trimmed with white foldover elastic. These were a bit tricky to cut and make- I have seen lots of cosplayers have these do up with laces or velcro. However I wanted them as accurate as possible so I chose to use stretchy fabric. Not only is it hard to cut accurately, but I also had to taper it so that the top was smaller than the bottom so it would fit snugly on my hand.

Bicep band finished (Posted 16th August 2012)

Finished the bicep armband. Made from white spandex stretch fabric. The pattern was then painted on using SoSoft fabric paints.