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Korra's Armlet by Eorryn Korra's Armlet by Eorryn
I've had a few people ask me how I made my Avatar Korra cosplay, so I figured I'd upload pictures so that people can get a closer look.

I made this using leather and 8 eyes (hook and eye clasps without the hooks). Le method:
1. Measure around your arm just below your armpit and an inch to an inch and a half above your elbow. This will tell you how far your armlet needs to wrap around your arm.
2. Measure the distance on your arm between the two spots where you just measured. This will give you the width of your armlet.
3. At this point, you are ready to draw out a pattern. Remember to make one side of your pattern slightly longer than the actual circumference of your arm as this will allow you to have a little leeway if you want to loosen your armlet while wearing it (this is the extra white area without any patterns on it). Also remember that you should put a slight curve into your pattern as this will fit your arm better (you can see this slight curve above).
3. Make sure to figure out the math so that the blue triangles are even and evenly spaced on your pattern.
4. Use your pattern to first cut out the bottom white leather piece, then use your pattern to cut out the blue triangular pieces.
5. Sew together XD
6. Figure out the placing of the eyes and sew them on.
7. Cut out a thin strip of leather for the lacing.

Leather tips:
-Leather is unforgiving: once you make a hole, it stays there forever! ...so make sure you measure and have a way of making sure the pieces don't slide around on you while you are punching the holes.
-Make sure you are using a leather needle and very thick thread.

So there you have it! I know this description isn't super detailed, but hopefully it'll help you get the idea! Happy Korra cosplaying!!!!
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
agh that wasn't the emote i wanted :o
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehehe. Tricky little emotes. I got the leather at a fabric wearhouse in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. They have these giant bins where you can get leather for $10/pound. Check and see if there is a wearhouse in your area. It's also really helpful for cosplay fabric! Thanks for the comment!
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for putting this up! i based my armband off of it, since it seemed to be the easiest of the armbands that look the best... and it turned out well! i just need to put the fasteners on but other than that it's done! so thank you for the baseline! :)
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're so very welcome! I'm really glad I could help you out!! Have all the fun with your Korra cosplaying!
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
where did you get the leather? :x
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AllieKM Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! :D I'm knitting an armband of my own and decided to the extra white area too since it turned out a little snug.

I was wondering how you'd adjust the size with the extra space. Do you just tie the ends together more loosely to make it wider?
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^ And yeah, I'd just tie the ends a bit looser if I wanted extra space. Most of the time, though, I'm paranoid about it falling off, so I just tie it tightly so it doesn't slip around.
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AllieKM Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks for clearing that up ^^
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problemo!
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GenkiGoth Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ohmigosh. This is the answer to my prayers. I was seriously considering going out and making a beaded arm gauntlet which would've taken a long while. I'm ditching the beads; this looks SO much cooler, LOL!

Genki
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