Avatar: The Last Airbender

Last Updated: 09-10-2010

1st cosplay!

Why did I choose Mai as my first cosplay? She's definitely one of my favorite characters in ATLA. Just love that line she has, "I guess you just don't know people as well as you think you do. You miscalculated - I love Zuko more than I fear you."

This is definitely a fun learning experience. Of course, there were some frustrating moments!

Few things about this costume:
1. Knifes - they are made from craft foams and ... a plastic cover from an old notebook so that the knives wouldn't be too soft to handle. Yay, recycle! =P

2. Hairstyle - Many thanks to my cousin who found a very nice wig for me! Having nice wig is definitely a good investment. Few extensions were added to create the pieces hanging down on the side.

For AX, I couldn't figure the proper way to style her hair so it was a little bit messy as you can see in the pictures =)

I finally figured out a better way to do her hair on the first day of SDCC. So here are few things that I learned:
a) For the buns on the top, I decided to go for a softer approach by twisting the hairs around and pinned it with LOTS of hairpins (no foam balls).
b) Each side of the hair is then pulled, twisted and gathered in the back to form a twisted knot at the base. Whew!

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Character Mai
Series Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Upload Date 07-28-2010
Debuted AX 2010

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