Really hard to tell what kind of fabric it is - the photo is very grainy, dark, and out of focus. I just see a blob of shapeless color.
Anyhow, you should still be able to cut 1-2 inch wide strips of fabric, then knot and braid them together. Don't know why you think you can't.
Costume Con - Kili in a dress
Atomic Lollipop - Come visit me at the Make-Your-Own-Button free craft booth!
Polar Chill - check out my costume DIY panel and workshop
FanExpo - Iron Man Mark VII version 2, Pacific Rim Jaeger pilot?
FanExpo - fem!Iron Man Mark VII - The Iron Man Armor Project
Atomic Lollipop - Vanellope von Schweetz; raver!Sailor Mars