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Unread 10-11-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Korra- First cosplay, too!


Howdy all!
I recently finished up a costume for San Japan and got around to taking some pictures for posterity.
This is my first cosplay, too! So I'm extra excited to show it off.
While I probably wont go back and revamp anything to it now that I've boxed her up and put her into storage, I would love feedback!

The link to the costume's page is below. There's a lot of pictures and I didn't really want to clog up the page with slow loading. Hope this is ok! AAAAHI'MNEWANDDON'TKNOWANYTHING
KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA


I know I don't look like Korra, but she is such a neat character design I had to take a crack at it. So please ignore the person wearing the 'stume and check out my sewing skills.

My emphasis was really focusing on and adding to the details of the costume. I'm mad proud of the boots in particular. Is there anything you would fix? Anything I can apply to the next cosplay I do?
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Unread 10-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Wow, this is really your first cosplay? It looks amazing! Very official. All of the details seem completely correct, especially the colors!
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Unread 10-12-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Wow, this is really your first cosplay? It looks amazing! Very official. All of the details seem completely correct, especially the colors!
Thank you! That's something I'm a real stickler for so I'm real stoked you noticed!
What I even did for this was take a stock pic of Korra, broke it down to a simple colour palette, printed that out, and kept it with me whenever I went shopping for fabrics. The pants were the worst by far.
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Unread 10-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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Yayyy for choosing water tribe girls as first cosplays! *high five*

I love the accuracy of your colors, and the details on the boots. I'm seriously freaking out at how great the boots are! The shirt fits you very well, and even with the arm fabric not behaving as you'd like, you carried it very well! Also, the wrap turned out great! I'm thoroughly impressed!
I'm not a sewing genius so I don't really feel qualified to give many sewing critiques, but the one that I can relate to is Korra's neckline. I notice that it's quite droopy, and I ran into the exact same problem when I was altering one of my brother's old turtlenecks to make Bolin's undershirt. I did make it stay upright by using my own homemade bias tape, but it came at a price: the neckline was no longer as elastic and it just barely (and with much struggling) fit over my brother's head. My plan next time is to include a small zipper at the back of the neck so I can still have that cool neckline without nearly strangling the person wearing it.

All in all, it's amazing, especially when considering it's your first. I'm going to leave more happy comments on your photos now.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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Yayyy for choosing water tribe girls as first cosplays! *high five*

I love the accuracy of your colors, and the details on the boots. I'm seriously freaking out at how great the boots are! The shirt fits you very well, and even with the arm fabric not behaving as you'd like, you carried it very well! Also, the wrap turned out great! I'm thoroughly impressed!
I'm not a sewing genius so I don't really feel qualified to give many sewing critiques, but the one that I can relate to is Korra's neckline. I notice that it's quite droopy, and I ran into the exact same problem when I was altering one of my brother's old turtlenecks to make Bolin's undershirt. I did make it stay upright by using my own homemade bias tape, but it came at a price: the neckline was no longer as elastic and it just barely (and with much struggling) fit over my brother's head. My plan next time is to include a small zipper at the back of the neck so I can still have that cool neckline without nearly strangling the person wearing it.

All in all, it's amazing, especially when considering it's your first. I'm going to leave more happy comments on your photos now.


YEAAA WATER TRIBE DAT'S WHAT'S UP!

And yea, girl. That neck...ugh. The day of the con I had yet to address it. I tried doing some artsy-looking stuff to it that didn't come out well at all. Eventually I just folded it over and into the shirt and ignored it for the day.
I'm definitely feeling you with that zipper. It's a small price to pay to at least have frontal shots look decent.
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