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Cosplayer firewolf826 > Costume of Mako (Legend of Korra, The)

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Legend of Korra, The
Special Variation:
normal outfit
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Costume worn at:
Otakon 2012
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The most labor-intensive part was the jacket. I spent a good deal of time patterning it out so that the short front pieces didn't look stupid. Getting a good transition from the front panels to the back that didn't lay funny took some work. Then, of course, there was the process of adding the bias tape to the shoulder seam, which, while kind of tedious, wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be. Everything else was made by me, as well (gloves, pants, spats/stirrups, turtleneck, scarf). I was very particular about the stirrups, because I wanted them to be as seamless as possible. So, using a stretchy knit, and patterning it a few times, made it so there is only a single seam running along the back.
Personal Thoughts:
When LOK first aired, I was really drawn to Mako-- I mean, c'mon, I always like the indifferent firebenders. Let's not talk about how his character suffered the most as the series went on (ok, Bolin suffered a lot as well), and how the majority of the fandom hates him. I still like him, and I hope he'll get his act together in Season 2.

As for this costume, I had a blast! Otakon had a HUGE turnout for LOK cosplayers (and ATLA as well), so it was a lot of fun! So many of my friends were doing LOK, and I met a lot of people that way too! It was a lot of fun taking photos with so many people, hahah!
Wig Details
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Anytime Wigs
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Styling Notes
I used a short, faux-hawk wig, then added a lace-front snippet to the front for the widow's peak. Some additional wefting and styling, as well.
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