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Korra cosplay - Ready for Book 2 by the-mirror-melts Korra cosplay - Ready for Book 2 by the-mirror-melts
Korra - Avatar: Legend of Korra
Book 2 Costume
Cosplay made and worn by *the-mirror-melts
Photo by ~RocknamLee
Taken at Otakon 2012 - Habour fountain

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I finished up her season 2 costume in time for Otakon 2012. I also dyed and straightened my hair for the occasion. It was horribly humid that weekend, so my hair was a mess by the end of the day. Luckily my shoot was first thing in the morning.

The top is made out of quilting cotton with little stretch. I didn't have time to add fasteners so I sewed myself into the costume in the morning and cut myself out of it in the afternoon. Fasteners wouldn't hold down the fabric as flush as I would want it, so I will be remaking the top with spandex for a better fit once I find the right shade. Those are new, more accurate hair-clips, plus I trimmed the fur on the shall. My pants are photographing very light, probably due to the texture and the contrast with the other blues, so I may have to remake those as well.


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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Korra is absolutely magnificent, and the -I bet- hours spent in straightening your hair has paid off! You look perfect! :love:
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks. It was worth the trouble.
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yurikazekage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
That is really amazing!
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Shame-Vacuum Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome job! wish we could have hung out more at otakuthon!
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There will be other occasions for that. We have enough mutual friends to make it happen.
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Shame-Vacuum Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Haha for sure! I look forwards to it. You are ridiculously talented.
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ScoobyKun Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
sexy! :meow:
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GlitchCity Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The arm-sleeves are made of Jersey you say? You did a splendid job on them :] I plan on going as Korra to Oni-con this year and I plan on making my own costume.
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks and good luck with you costume :)
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:iconlikethefire:
Likethefire Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
*slow clap of approval* excellent job! I really like this cosplay. Good job :)
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^
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xShunShin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo lovely! :heart: May I aks what kinnd of fabirc did ou use forthe pants and the blue skrit/aprom7whatever is called? xD
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the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All there info is on here. [link]
It's the same pieces I used for her original costume.
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xShunShin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh i see! Thank you! <3
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JessicaOfTheWall Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ur so good at cosplaying her! i love it! plz tell me u kno wen book 2 will come out! x3
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Should be around April 2013
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:iconjessicaofthewall:
JessicaOfTheWall Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D: thats forever tho! TT^TT lol i guess ill have to wait! thanks!
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Chanzlyn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your hair works so much better than the wig. You're gorgeous and did a fantastic job!
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks. I find it looks more natural lol My wig is a little bulky and I plan on updating it with something better as a backup. I can't get too close to water with my own hair.
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Chanzlyn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hear ya on the hair, I use my own hair and straighten it and it sucks because then you're limited.

I hope you find a wig that you can use for the water that looks as good as your natural hair!
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope so too.
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SwordofNyx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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OtakuOfAtlantis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've started watching this on episode 4, but I am in love with the series :D
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All the episodes are available online at Nickelodeon. And some on YTV if you're in Canada.
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OtakuOfAtlantis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
D: I don't have nickelodeon, or the other thing
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There should be some streaming options out there.
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OtakuOfAtlantis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeh thats what I have watching it on currently, but I am busy preparing for J-con.

Oh thanks for your advice on the prop, I considered it but they didn't seem to have thick fabric at hobby craft.

So I am going for modroc instead. :D
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OK good luck.
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OtakuOfAtlantis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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Shadarkness Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice~ you're only.. 7 months too early. xD
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) It will be a long wait.
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MrJechgo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
You're not the only one ready for Book 2 :D

Nicely done ^^
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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jinkariya113 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I adore your Korra cosplay! You really suit Korra :D
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^
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jinkariya113 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Anytime^__^
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icevalkyrie7 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I didnt know you used your real hair for this so awesome!
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
From Otakon onward I used my real hair.
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:iconicevalkyrie7:
icevalkyrie7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing you had to straighten is a lot right XD
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah. I usually do it once every couple of months but I did it twice within 2 weeks for the cons. Had to stay up till 1am straightening in my hotel at Otakuthon.
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icevalkyrie7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ouch and I thought my hair took long ><
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harleyhop Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
awesome!
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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