Lin Bei Fong - The legend of Korra


This lady is my Hero!

This costume was a lot of trial and error but it finally came together for Midlands Expo 2013!
It wasn't completely finished so next time I wear it all the improvements and small detailes will be added.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 4 August, 2012 - 02:35
Mnn Yes Please! :)

electrospectrum posted on 8 August, 2012 - 22:44
I may actually have to make some sort of Meelo mask so I can go round telling people that you're my hero. XD I'm really looking forward to seeing this!

Squall_wolfheart posted on 20 September, 2012 - 11:04
will be on the look out for this.

ShadowChan posted on 14 October, 2012 - 08:56
I can't wait to see this.:3

nanahara posted on 19 October, 2012 - 21:00
hell yeah, so glad she was able to be as awsome as her mother ^^. Looking forward to this

NixieThePixie posted on 25 October, 2012 - 17:31
Your expressions are disapproving enough!! XD But the make-up looks fantastic, I look forward to seeing the finished article

sjbonnar posted on 5 February, 2013 - 10:07
Loving the progress recently!

nanahara posted on 19 February, 2013 - 22:52

yuubalu posted on 20 February, 2013 - 08:52
You look really awesome, well done :D

DevilChestnut posted on 20 February, 2013 - 11:50
Such a perfect Lin! I was in awe of your beauty! <3

The-oncoming-storm posted on 20 February, 2013 - 12:24
You look perfect <3

Amy-Lou posted on 20 February, 2013 - 18:11
Brilliant, you've even got the stern look down!

CrystalCharmer posted on 20 February, 2013 - 19:18
I love your Lin cosplay, hun-- so gorgeous!

Alias Cosplay posted on 20 February, 2013 - 20:52
You did a great job hun!

sjbonnar posted on 20 February, 2013 - 23:00
Turned out amazing!

Freyarule posted on 21 February, 2013 - 09:16
You look so amazing! Best Lin ever <3

Moonchild posted on 21 February, 2013 - 13:28
This looks amazing!

Leolarua posted on 21 February, 2013 - 14:07
you look amazing! great job

ToroSonyCat posted on 21 February, 2013 - 14:24
You looked so amazing!

HotshotShan posted on 21 February, 2013 - 18:07
This was so spectacular, perfect even :)

KuroStylr posted on 23 February, 2013 - 18:21
So glad we saw you in this! Next time we need a proper Korra group. You look ace as always hun!

- posted on 24 February, 2013 - 15:52
I didn't manage to see this at midlands but in the photos you look perfect! Stunning as usual and the costume is brilliant!!

sjbonnar posted on 1 March, 2013 - 09:53
Wish I'd seen this in person! You look amazing!

madmazda86 posted on 26 August, 2013 - 22:15
Was great to chat to you in the masquerade queue! I was a bundle of nerves so chatting helped take my mind off going on stage, thankyou :3 Btw, Lin Bei Fong is frickin' badass :D I've only seen a few episodes of Korra but I think she's fab! I didn't actually realise your costume was this until I found it just now, I think I didn't put two and two together because you had a big smile on your face while we were chatting and I wasn't that familiar with her outfit! XD

Style wig
Under top
Armour top
Armour for arms
Panels for trousers
Leg armour
Foot armour
Police badge
Back panel
Pouch for belt
Contact lenses
Shoulder pads
Contact lenses
Craft foam
Base for shoes
Fabric for undertop
Fabric for armour top
Card, Primer and paints for armour.
Fabric for trousers/panels.

Total cost: £0.00

18th May 2013

If I'm going to re-wear her I would like to make the following changes...

[ ]Tidy up wig. [ ]Re-make the tunic. [ ]Try to add silver lines to base top. [ ]Add gold detail to upper arm armour. [ ]Add gold detail to lower arm armour. [ ]Try to add elbow to arm armour. [ ]Add gloves on better. [ ]Add line detail to gloves. [ ]Re-make pouch for belt. [ ]Re-make leg armour. [ ]Paint the back of the back detail. [ ]Re-make or re-cover shoes.

3rd February 2013

Arm armour

Just an image of what all the armour loked like together before the PVA and spray paint stages.

29th January 2013


The elbows are the only thing I kept armour wise from my first run of the armour. I created the pattern myself out of card then cut it out of foam. I glued it all together and then spray painted it black. I painted the gold trim around the armour with gold acrylic paint. I then hot glued some elastic so then I can keep them on my arm. I might changed this later so it attached to the armour rather than my arm. It'll mean I can move my elbows better.

26th January 2013

Arm armour

I originally did the arm armour just as a tester but it wasn't to great so I re-did it. The newer pattern has more of a curve in it and opens up more at the wrist. I glued it all together before the several layers of PVA, then a base spray paint and the final coat of silver spray paint.

21st January 2013

Leg armour

I first did a paper and cardboard template of these to make sure I got the sizing right. I wanted to make sure I could fit into it easily as I had to do this out of 2 parts of foam. Once I'd got all the pattern I cut it out of foam and glued it all together. I add the knee part to the top then began to cover it in PVA. I did about 6-7 layers of PVA to make sure it was all sealed. Then I add the spray paint. It has velcro at the back so I can easily undo it and wrap it around my leg. I may re-do these in the future.

18th January 2013

Knee part of the armour

I firstly cut a cardboard template to check the fit of it around my knee. I then cut this pattern out of foam and hot glued it together. Then I will add it to the main part of the leg before I add the PVA layers.

14th January 2013

Back detail.

I firstly cut a cardboard template to get the sizing right. Then I cut these shapes out in foam and added all the detail on. I then gave it a god few coats of PVA before spray painting it with a base, then the final coat of silver spray paint. I then used some old fabric and watered down acrylic and added in some ageing effect on the back to make it look more real. I then glued some velcro on the back so I can attach it to my tunic.

11th January 2013


I bought the base of the shoes from Primark for cheap. Then I painted the fronts with grey acrylic I mixed up. After that I cut the pattern I needed to cover the shoe and sewed it all up. After that I fabric glued it to the bottom of the shoe. The back has hooks so I can put the shoe on easily and hook it up at the back. I may re-do these in the future.

7th January 2013

Re-styled wig

Instead of having curls pinned at the back I curled the wig using rollers. Then I straightened the fronts of the wig and pins them up lower so it suited my face frame. I think the re-style looks a lot better and fits a lot better too.

4th January 2013

New belt

I bought a new belt which is more accurate to Lin's.

3rd January 2013

Re-making the tunic.

My mum gave me an old,black dress which I decided to recycle into a tunic for Lin. I took the lace detail off the outside and cut the shoulders off. Then I basically took it in using my measurements and patterns for reference. Once all sewn up I added a zip to the back then add the bold ribbon detail on the arms and collar. I then added the black detail on the bottom of the tunic. Finally I added velcro to the back of the tunic (for the back plate) and a popper for he police badge.

1st January 2013

Time to get back to work

-Fix up wig. -Test old lady make-up. -Re-make the whole tunic! -Find gold badge and attach to tunic. -Add detail to the tunic -Re-make the lower arm armour. -Paint the gold detail to the top arm armour. -Add the elbow parts of the armour. -Make the gloves. -Add detail to the gloves. -Make a better belt. -Re-make the pouch. -Re-make the leg armour. -Add armour to the shoes.

19th October 2012

Update 19/10/12

+The trousers and panels are done. +The under-top just need the sleeves sewing and the stripes added. +The armour is currently drying after a big coat of PVA. +The shoes are prepared for the armour coating. +The wig is styled and ready to go. +The scar make-up is coming through the post as we speak. +The gloves are made. -The tunic still needs making. -The armour needs Primer and final coats. -The armour still needs velcro adding. -It also needs the gold detail adding. -The pouch needs re-making. -The gloves need adding to either sleeves or armour.

11th October 2012

Panels (for trousers)

These were very easy to make. Simply sewed up some fabric together and turned it inside out. I need to iron it as I bought the fabric rather creased. This will be attached to the trousers once i make them.

11th October 2012

Police badge

It's made out of foam and coated in PVA. Once that dried I applied a few layers of gold acrylic paint and covered it in another layer of PVA. Finally I glued on a snap fastener on the back so I can easily add it to the armour. Plus it mens I can remove it easily without ruining the outfit and also have I can remove it and be like "F**k the police!".

9th October 2012

Pouch and belt

(reversed image) The belt was one I had originally which I cut down. It was originally a light brown, I covered it in black shoe polish to make it darker. It's not 100% black but it's very close. The pouch is in a previous journal entry on how I made it. It attaches easily to the belt.

6th October 2012


The wig is from Coscraft. It is a lovely wig, fits great and in the perfect colour. I began by pinning up the front and side bits. As the wig already has a bit of a curl in it it was very easy to do. I unfortuently cut it too short at the back which at first I was rather mad at. Then I realised it looked weird pinned up at the back anyway so I'm going to get some curlers and curl it up at the back. A few other Lin cosplayers have done this and it looks a lot better, plus will be more secure in the wind this way. Every cloud has a silver lining.

6th October 2012

Contact lenses

Got my contact lenses from HoneyColour in "Beaucon Vibrant Match Green". They are a dream, very easy to put in and take out. Plus I got the cutest animal case free with them! Defiently worth the money!

6th October 2012

Belt Pouch

I made the belt pouch out of card board, pleather and foam. I used the foam at the back (covered in pleater) as the hooks to slide it onto the belt. I just need to get super glue to glue the sides up and this is done. I also need to glue the front button on. Very simple and quick. Next is to see whether I can spray this belt black or not. I hope I can.

20th September 2012


Alright I have my sketches and screenshots all ready to go! Next I need to do some shopping. I'll be buying the wig soon and just trying to find the right contact lenses to buy. Then I'll be buying the foam for the amour online and hoping I can get around 50% of the fabric from a shop (as I hate buying fabric online)

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