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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!!!
natsumi33 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
You guys ROCK HARD!!!! * O *
kaitiakianahera Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
haha aww so cute where are they looking at
THEDORKYWEIRDO Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! You guys look so good!
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
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
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
Marimokun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hahah niice.
AnimeLoverofAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg you are an amazing Mako~!

NemoTheGr8 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome mako <3
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