She is a fan of the show like everyone else...and she knew exactly how to water bend.
She kept her water (which was a piece of tulle) in her bag that she kept slung across her back. And she never took that bag off for one minute!
Her costume was definitely the most difficult and time consuming. The worst part was just figuring out how to do it! What I lack in sewing ability, I try to make up in creativity :)
I picked up the blue velvet at the Goodwill a while back for a Medieval event that we ended up not attending, so that was a score! For the shape of the dress, I actually used the same "pattern" (a term I use loosely seeing as there wasn't actually a pattern involved) as a Jedi robe. I have made a few Jedi robes in my day, and it seemed like the same basic shape...just add a belt. I actually think it turned out pretty well, and VERY easy!
The velvet may have been a score, however, I discovered that fur is expensive!
I found this fur vest at the consignment store.
I cut the jewels off and hot glued them to ponytail holders. Very simple and Anna thought they were beautiful!
Cost of Princess Yue costume:
-Velvet- had on hand
-Hair jewels $2.00
Total Cost: $7.00
Abbott is Aang, the Avatar. Or as we like to call him Abbottar, the last windbreaker.
He actually shaved his head to look more like Aang. He is a boy after my own heart. He was so excited to wear his costume that he could hardly contain himself. He wore it to school on Friday and he said he had a fan club at recess. But Abbott always has a fan club, so I'm not surprised.
Doing a little air bending.
The Avatar costume was pretty easy to make. The yellow top is a turtleneck that I found at the thrift store. I folded the neck down, then cut it up the middle and folded it in, to create the "V".
I hoped to find a yellow bottom to match, but I ended up having to go with fleece and it was close enough. It is just two separate pieces of fleece pinned together at the waist and two points on each leg to give the open look.
The orange cape is a big circle of fleece with a hole for the head and a big "V" in the front. And the belt is just a piece of fleece with velcro.
We drew the arrow on his head with a blue washable Crayola marker. Worked perfectly and came off for church the next day...we just had to make sure he didn't sweat too much :)
Cost of Aang costume:
-Yellow turtleneck $2.00
-Brown Leggings $5.00
-Staff (I was going to make this, but we found this nerf one at Walmart on clearance and couldn't resist) $7.00
Aiden is Sokka...the guy with the boomerang.
His costume was made exactly like Katara's (only bigger!) and shorter and without the fur. The boomerang was really fun. We had a yellow plastic boomerang, and I covered it with duct tape! Yeah! Halloween costumes are not complete without duct tape. It is blue tape with silver tape around the outside. He also has a sling to hold the boomerang. I wish I had a picture of it because I am pretty proud of it. I stitched two pieces of leather-like vinyl together in the basic shape of the boomerang and left it open on one end. I then hot glued it to a belt that Aaron doesn't wear. It was perfect! He could actually reach back and whip out his weapon.
We also cut the fingers off of some old cheap gloves and wrapped his arms with white ribbon.
Cost of Sokka Costume:
-Dish towel $1.50
-Black Leggings $5.00
-Boomerang and case- Everything was made from stuff we already had, except the vinyl which I found in the scrap bin at Hobby Lobby $0.50
-Beads for necklace $3.00
Total Cost: $13.00
Dad is Prince Zuko.
His costume was sort of thrown together. He bought the gold suit 15 years ago when he served as a missionary in Hong Kong. The red top is an old curtain panel! I cut the tab tops off of it and cut a hole in the middle for the head. Trimmed it with some brown ribbon and belted it with the same...and viola...prince Zuko. The colors aren't exactly right, but it was free.
Then the whole group started battling. Except Princess Yue, of course. She's not a warrior.
Adeline started to get upset because Abbott kept using his staff to take dad's fire. So she gave him her water.