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Animefest 2012: Korra Group by Malindachan Animefest 2012: Korra Group by Malindachan
I keep forgetting I cosplayed Mako at Afest. And then I find photos and remember. XD It was a very last minute and low budget costume, but I feel like it turned out...ok? XDDD

I'd been watching The Legend of Korra with my friends over the summer, and we all wanted to cosplay characters from it together. Not all of us were able to finish costumes or coordinate everything at the same time, but I volunteered to be Mako so I could have bro-time with one of my best friends, who is like a sister to me. <3 I styled her Bolin wig out of a black Jareth (from Arda Wigs) that was recycled from our friend's Anri (DRRR) costume. Making the curl in the front was fun. Used leftover wig fibers from other wigs to make the fake hairline and curl.

I used a Blue Steele in Black from Arda wigs, and I used hair that was cut from the bangs to make the fake front hairline. Guess I'll need a new wig for my Young Justice Robin cosplay (haha - another costume I made that I sometimes forget about). The jacket was modified from a Simplicity Pirate Coat pattern (Yeah, that red one!), and I used a grey suiting fabric for the outside of it. The inside is lined in a slightly lighter grey broadcloth. I know the grey is supposed to be significantly lighter, but I got it for free from my broski (and free is good when you're poor, which at the time I was). Also, I did a ton of research on his jacket trim, and the animators can't seem to decide if it's Orange, Red, Brown, or something in-between. I went with orange because I already had, like, 3 packets of the stuff on-hand (I got it ages ago for Dark Signer Carly, but didn't end up using that much of it).

The scarf was a scrap of velvet I had leftover from another costume. I liked how it draped.
The gloves were cheap clearanced gloves from JoAnn's that I chopped up and added bands of black broadcloth around the wrists.
The pants and shoes were from my closet, and I made some very last-minute spats out of leftover grey suiting fabric.

I think I spent less than $15 on this costume. It was awesome. ^______^

Mako - :iconmalindachan:
Bolin - :iconscribbleyugi:
Korra - our friend Dana

Photo taken by :iconsorceresscassandra:

The Legend of Korra is (c) Nickelodeon
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silliaz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Artist
AVATAAAAARRR!!! Great work!!!
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natsumi33 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
You guys ROCK HARD!!!! * O *
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kaitiakianahera Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
haha aww so cute where are they looking at
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THEDORKYWEIRDO Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! You guys look so good!
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RoxieXAxel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I knew sooner or later you would do a legend of korra cosplay nice job on mako
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Deadly-Doll Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
You're awesome! ** I wish I could have you as Mako when I'll do my Asami cosplay ahah xD
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xxxMKJ001 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O YES! My favorite people cosplaying one of my favorite shows! You make an awesome Mako btw :D
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Marimokun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hahah niice.
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AnimeLoverofAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg you are an amazing Mako~!

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NemoTheGr8 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome mako <3
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Thiefer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
*fangasm*
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MasonManiac Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You make such a pretty Mako XD
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unnyuu96 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome *w*
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ManishaChan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gdi i need to watch korra D:
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GiokaTenshi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Perfection
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mimori-kiryu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I'm completely certain at this moment that when you decide to cosplay someone, you'll always find a way to do it! Such an amazing job, Malinda! :heart: :D
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Kittycatgal101 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
you all look great :D
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Shugi-tanPocky Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
lol The costume turned out great! And for less than $15? That is improvisation at its best! Keep it up! =D
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AlaraLeongod Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Color me stupified. <3 Your creativity is still as amazing to me as ever!
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ahiruwbox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh wow! You make a wonderful Mako!!
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Digital Artist
You guys are adorable.
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SmoresDragon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You look amazing for how cheap you made it :D you are seriously the wig queen <3 and..you...cosplay Robin? I WILL DIE WHEN I SEE YOU IN IT. *0*
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have a whole lot of pictures of it. Only time I've worn it was to the Batman DKR midnight release.
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ScribbleYugi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
We all look so bored XD it's like the cover of a boy band album XD For how little we wore these costumes it was fun as hell! Can't wait for Acen...provided you have time away from the dealers room/other obligations n stuff. =3
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol there was another photo I liked better, but Dana and I were looking at the camera while you were looking off-camera. XD
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ScribbleYugi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
fff it would have been perfect. Bolin's a derp anyway ahaaaaa.....
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gracie-is-a-pie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, you make a great Mako. That wig looks perfect!
And you cosplayed Robin? Aaah, I'm really excited to see that! <3
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Sarahalexis13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool :)
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GrayIceFullBuster Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Nice cosplay! ^o^ Good job
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