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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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Eorryn Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad I could help you out with your cosplay! And thank you so much for the amazing comment! XD
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zutara4ever35 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
LOVE THIS! Where did you get the leather? :heart:
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a bunch! I got the leather from a local fabric warehouse. They have huge bins there full of scrap leather.
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namine1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats really good! i want to Cosplay as her so this really helps! :D
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. And, I'm glad to hear it'll help you!
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takernell Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
awesome! i want one!
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^
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x-BoyWonder-x Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Probably the most beautiful armband I've seen. Keeping this on my faves!
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me. Really, it does. If you're interested, I'm currently in the process of making her boots (just spent about 10 hours perfecting the pattern), and I'll be posting them soonish. Check 'em out if you are interested XD
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AmandaCarbine Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks for this! super helpful! :D
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear it!
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Yoursecretluv Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good o3o
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :D
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NikkieCole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I still think it's a tattoo... =|
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
a thought on this, something i just realized: on tenzin and aang, their tattoos aren't outlined in black. hers is.
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NikkieCole Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
in some shots it is and in some it is not.  In official artwork for comic con, it is not.
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
but in the show it looks like it is :o
MUST INVESTIGATE FURTHER!
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NikkieCole Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm just shocked no one asked about it at the SDCC panel..... /watched it online
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
honestly, i didn't even know about the debate until i started putting together my own korra halloween costume cosplay. i just assumed it was an armband because armbands are cool :iconmattsmithplz:
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NikkieCole Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
if it was why not have it get torn in battle or slide down?  Unless it's a bulky one like Katara's dad's armband it wouldn't stay in place that well.....
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my thought was that it was some kind of like bangle thing... like a hard cuff that stays on by friction
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You know... that thought has crossed my mind as well. So... I may or may not be designing a Korra inspired tattoo >.>
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NikkieCole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I have a few reasons... One being that it never falls or scrunches in battle which always seemed to happen to cosplayers at Fanime.
The other is because it is usually shown as a lineless marking just like Aang's arrow tattoos.
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Besides, Korra is badass enough to have a tattoo that awesome XD
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NikkieCole Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
lol true
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HotPocketz-101 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG I WANT =D
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Eorryn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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