@neiro: I would go with some kind of leather straps for the legs. Check tandy's online store for that sort of thing. For the necklace, the most common thing I've seen it made from is paperclay and copper foiling.
@flora: Dat. scar. Best <s>Zuko</s> Haku ever.
So here's some of our Judal/Sharrkan/Yamuraiha photos from Ramencon..
god, we're such creepers.. Not too bad for a first run.. I forgot to take my wedding band off. Oh well.