Thursday, November 01, 2012

Handmade Hairpiece, Collar, Dress, Belt, & Armwarmers; Mixmaster Boots (Currently on sale!) c/o Naughty Monkey

Happy Halloween! This year, I decided to dress up as Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender! I tried to do some more dynamic firebending-esque poses this time but I'm not sure if it's that convincing :P I made everything in this look, besides the shoes. All materials were purchased at Jo-Ann's and cost around $15. I did simplify this look from the original costume to keep it more modern and also to work with the amount of time I had to construct the costume (which was 2 days sadly! ;-;)


For the headpiece, I purchased metallic gold cardstock and cut out the shape of Azula's hairpiece, I then secured it to my bun with bobby pins. For the dress, I started by making a black bodycon dress with stretch fabric. Then, using two layers of black felt, I sewed those on to the shoulders and cut them into the desired armour-like shape. Using thin gold ribbon, I topstitched that to the felt and onto the front of the dress to give the illusion of a continuous panel. (If you plan on replicating this, do not topstitch the ribbon completely around the back or else you will not be able to get into the dress as it needs to stretch).

For the collar, I used more black felt to give it structure and also attached two ribbons on both ends so I could tie it around my neck. The armwarmers were just thin rectangles of stretch fabric that I sewed into a tube shape. Lastly, the belt is made out of three strips of thick gold ribbon sewn together (the store was out of the wide gold ribbon so I had to make do), although I do think the seams on the belt make it look more intricate.

I kept my shoes simple with basic black boots-- these Naughty Monkey boots (great quality shoes and will be reviewed in further detail in upcoming post) actually arrived today which was very convenient as they looked great with the outfit! Hope you guys enjoyed the look and if you have additional questions, you can email me for clarification. Anyways, have a great Halloween and some other awesome costumes to take a look at are Kendall's Amy Winehouse look, and Bobby's Sonic the Hedgehog look!

Don't forget to check out the Romwe Buyer's Pick sale; you can get up to 30% off starting November 2nd through the 8th!


  1. You did a great job! Looks spot-on :-)

  2. You look great! i was little red riding hood this halloween! you can check out the photos on my blog! but you seriously look amazing! i'm actually considering being zelda from the legend of zelda next halloween and i want to make it myself! i love your blog btw!

  3. dang! you matched the look perfectly! :)

  4. how wicked cool you really look like her! so creative i'm digging the shoulder detail

    pandaphilia fashion

  5. Love how you did it! :) Costumes are my faves! :)


  6. This is insane! Ahh Jennifer you are so awesome! This is the best halloween costume i've seen this year.

  7. Hi! I know you like Sherlock Holmes, that's why you were the first person that popped into my mind when I was reading this! :))

  8. great costume, i love that show!

  9. You look absolutely stunning! This is such a perfect Halloween costume - you're so flawless and you totally rocked this look. All your photography is lovely too. Your blog is honestly one of my favorite fashion blogs of all time :) x

    ♡, Fatima (fashionpilgrim)
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  10. Your post is soooo weellll done!!!! I have to give you kudos!! I love this costume so much, you put a lot of work into it! and it shows! <3 n thanks for the mention! <3
    You're amazing!!

  11. I just discovered your blog thanks to Chictopia and I really love it! That dress is so amazing! Following you on GFC and Bloglovin! It will be great if you can check my blog:)


  12. This is pure awesomeness!
    I discovered your blog and your amazing style thanks to this
    New follower here!


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