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This is my homemade Neytiri costume from the movie Avatar!

I purchased a dark blue leotard and airburshed this a light blue leaving strips that were dark blue.

I created a loincloth from fabric and airbrushed this as well.

My facepiece was made from felt, toilet paper, glue and then painted (giving it a faux leather look!)

I also stuffed and added a wire to the tail that was sewn onto my costume.

The BEST part were the shoes I made from rubber mary janes to look like feet since the Navi are barefoot.

II handpainted my face (this was not the plan but my airbrush machine broke seconds before!)

Please vote for my costume :)

Step 1: The Body Suit

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My first step to creating my Avatar costume was making the body suit. I purchased a royal blue leotard from Amazon and an airbrush machine to paint on my stripes.The leotard I purchased was actually a lot darker then I needed it to be so I ended up painting the entire outfit a lighter blue and leaving the natural color as the stripes. This took some time!

I first drew the stripes in with chalk so I would have a foundation to where to spray my light blue.

Swansong1 year ago

That looks awesome! You did a great job on all of the details :)

mkayh5 (author)  Swansong1 year ago

Thanks so much!! :)