The Homemade Avatar Costume took a year and three attempts to perfect.
I began with a blue lycra bodysuit, and my college textiles department generously gave me a tub of fabric paint that we mixed together to create the right colour, and then my long-suffering friends painted me in the suit in the bathroom while I stood very still for a good few hours.
I first tried braiding a wig myself, but ended up buying a pre-braided wig, to which I added my own wooden beads and a feather hairclip, and the queue was made from two black plaits attached together, and some lengths of pink wool were added to the end for the Tsahaylu bond.
The tail was created with extra blue lycra and the last of the fabric paint, and then some black fluff attached to the tip, which was then sewn onto the suit. The ears were purchased from a joke shop and customised with blue acrylic paint.
The loincloth was made from a cheap cushion cover and a black belt, and I added various accessories including a mixture of boys wooden jewellery and beads. I created the herb pouch using an old curtain tie and added extra beads and coloured it with copic markers.
The bow was made from a branch I found in some local woods, and customised to effect, and the arrow was made from a length of bamboo and a rubber pencil topper!
Finally, I used a mixture of traditional makeup and face paint to finish my look, and a pair of yellow Avatar contacts to top it all off.
The knife was shop-bought, but then later customised with paint.
I love the movie so I just had to have a Homemade Avatar Woman's Costume. I took the most time painting myself blue, with body paint.
For my hair I just attached a braided wig to my normal ponytail because my hair is fairly short. Then I used pipe cleaners (for the bond). For the the tail and bottoms I just used a belt and attached a home made tail which I made from light blue and dark blue fabric. I just fabric glued it all together and used some of the let ovver wig hair for the end of the tail. Then I just got brown fabric for the cloth in the front. I made the necklace with wooden beads and craft feathers. And just got some wooden accessories from value village.
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This year my friends and I decided to have a costume themed New Years Eve Party. Everyone was required to come as "something newsworthy of 2009" - it's an easy and creative way for everyone to have fun and re-visit past moments of the year. A lot of people got pretty creative, but I have to say that I was extremely proud of my homemade Avatar costume - portraying myself as the native Pandora humaniod -a Na'vi.
I copied James Cameron's animated character as best as I could (though I am about 5' 6", not 9ft) from seeing the movie twice in theaters. I also helped my guy friend to be one with me. I thought these came out pretty cool - and I wanted to share them with everyone. Thanks!
I decided to be Avatar because it was such a HOT movie and I knew alot of people saw it. I didn't want to buy the costume itself because it looks just plain store bought. I wanted to be original. I spent about $25 in putting everything together. I bought blue tights, a blue tank top, and paint to paint the strips and also myself. Oh and I got a cat snout and ears, and spray painted those with my brother's car spray paint. Everything else I found laying around my house. The necklace I stuck literally anything on there, coins, feathers, even earrings. I happened to have some blue shoes already so that was perfect for my Homemade Avatar Costume.
My best friend since second grade, Kelsey and I, dressed up in a Homemade Avatar Halloween Costume! Making a costume is always ten times more fun than store bought and we love makeup! So I painted our faces blue and we wore blue leggings and outfits. We had fake bow and arrows and tails made out of braided yarn. We braided our hair and put beads and feathers and topped it off with the signature (painted paper) Avatar ears!
We strolled the streets of Salem, Mass. for the first time and loved it!