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by Melissa
(Orlando, FL)

Homemade Navi from Avatar Costume

Homemade Navi from Avatar Costume

Homemade Navi from Avatar Costume
Homemade Navi from Avatar Costume
Homemade Navi from Avatar Costume
Homemade Navi from Avatar Costume

I work for an advertising agency and Halloween is a HUGE deal. Most everyone dresses up and each year the ideas get better and better. This Navi from Avatar Costume was from this year and I won!! Yay!

Here's how I created the look...I took a pair of white tights and a tight white shirt and dyed them blue. Then I painted the blue stripes on them. I already had the wig and ended up cutting up another long black haired wig to make one big braid like the Avatar's have - but it didn't come out much longer than my main one. Anyhow, I sewed together the tail from an old sheet, dyed it blue and stuffed it full of pillow stuffing I had on hand. I cut some of the hair off of the wig I had already chopped up and used it at the end of the tail.

I made the skirt out of fake suede fabric and cut the ends, with a quick single stitch across the top I was able to make an area to shove a rope through to use as the belt. The headband was made from a fake leather fabric that I cut to a shape similar to what Neytri wore. I added the white thing on the front to look like a tooth. (It was just some jewelry piece)

Then I bought a long necklace from a rummage sale that had beads and fuzzy fabric that reminded me of feathers. This necklace was the inspiration for the idea! I made my own bracelets for each arm.

I painted my face and neck, my arms midway up and feet and ankles light blue, I added dark blue and white dots. I used fake feather eyelashes and even colored the end of my nose pink. The teeth were individual caps, so they looked real! I hot glued some feathers in the wig and made the ears from cardboard and painted them.

My husband made the bow for me from a tree in our back yard, we added string and some feathers at the top and voila!

I had so much fun doing this - blue paint and all!

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