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AbDayW
06-04-2012, 05:08 PM
So, general help would be nice. I'm still deciding whether to be Jinora or Ikki for my second cosplay ever (First being Toph), it just depends what my hair is feelin', but regardless, I'm in need of the airbending clothes. So far, I've found some potential fabric, and have purchased patterns for a chinese-type thing (Mainly for the collar)

Just some general points of interest:

-What would be the best way on the pants? Should I just make the pants, cut out a portion, and wear tights underneath/ stuff the excess fabric in my shoe?
-Shoes. What's up? Are they tights? Are they socks?
-The little cuffs on the sleeves
-The bands on his arms, should they be sewn, or tied on?

Any help appreciated! Thanks.

Simetra
06-05-2012, 03:23 AM
I just made an Aang costume for my nephew, and since its basically the same I'll answer how I did it:
For the pants I just made two pants basically the same (the yellow ones on top slightly larger), cut out the crotch part and sewed the waist band and cuff together. Put elastic on waistband and cuffs so that it resembled a double-layered pair of knicker bockers. Since he's only 7 there didn't seem much point in trying to buy or make specific shoes, so i just bought long orange socks and he's going to wear sandals or something similiar.

For the cape thingy i got a poncho pattern and altered it a little bit, and sewed on strips where it sits near his elbows. I put velcro on the strips so they can just stick together under his elbow.

The top i made a long sleeved yellow top, but couldn't be bothered working out how to attach the cuffs, so i made orange bands for his wrists (aang has them) with velcro again to hold them on and sewed the yellow cuffs onto the orange bands.

Hope this helps! :D

AbDayW
06-05-2012, 12:42 PM
It does, especially for the pants. Thanks!