Costume :Lin Bei Fong
Source :The legend of Korra
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo 2013

Costume Photos

Tenzin... I...

Bro fist!

Don't mess with the law...

I'm watching you...

Just like her mum.

Republic City benders

Let's tear this bimp apart!

Metal Bender

Don't look back...

Metal Bender

The Chief


Costume Information

Cost : I'll calculate the total at the end.
Time Taken : A few months (on and off)

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.


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Mnn Yes Please! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 4 August, 2012 - 03:35
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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!

by electrospectrum on Wednesday, 8 August, 2012 - 23:44
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will be on the look out for this.

by Squall_wolfheart on Thursday, 20 September, 2012 - 12:04
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I can't wait to see this.:3

by ShadowChan on Sunday, 14 October, 2012 - 09:56
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hell yeah, so glad she was able to be as awsome as her mother ^^. Looking forward to this

by nanahara on Friday, 19 October, 2012 - 22:00
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Your expressions are disapproving enough!! XD

But the make-up looks fantastic, I look forward to seeing the finished article

by NixieThePixie on Thursday, 25 October, 2012 - 18:31
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Loving the progress recently!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 5 February, 2013 - 11:07
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by nanahara on Tuesday, 19 February, 2013 - 23:52
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You look really awesome, well done :D

by yuubalu on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 - 09:52
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Such a perfect Lin! I was in awe of your beauty! <3

by DevilChestnut on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 - 12:50
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You look perfect <3

by The-oncoming-storm on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 - 13:24
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Brilliant, you've even got the stern look down!

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 - 19:11
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I love your Lin cosplay, hun-- so gorgeous!

by CrystalCharmer on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 - 20:18

You did a great job hun!

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 - 21:52
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Turned out amazing!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 - 00:00
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You look so amazing! Best Lin ever <3

by Freyarule on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 - 10:16
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This looks amazing!

by Moonchild on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 - 14:28
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you look amazing! great job

by Leolarua on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 - 15:07
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You looked so amazing!

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 - 15:24
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This was so spectacular, perfect even :)

by HotshotShan on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 - 19:07
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So glad we saw you in this! Next time we need a proper Korra group. You look ace as always hun!

by KuroStylr on Saturday, 23 February, 2013 - 19:21

I didn't manage to see this at midlands but in the photos you look perfect! Stunning as usual and the costume is brilliant!!

by - on Sunday, 24 February, 2013 - 16:52
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Wish I'd seen this in person! You look amazing!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 1 March, 2013 - 10:53

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

by madmazda86 on Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 23:15

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If I'm going to re-wear her I would like to make the following changes... (Posted 18th May 2013)

[ ]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.

Arm armour (Posted 3rd February 2013)

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

Elbows (Posted 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.

Arm armour (Posted 26th January 2013)

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.

Leg armour (Posted 21st January 2013)

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.

Knee part of the armour (Posted 18th January 2013)

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.

Back detail. (Posted 14th January 2013)

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.

Shoes (Posted 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.

Re-styled wig (Posted 7th January 2013)

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.

New belt (Posted 4th January 2013)

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