Avatar Costuming: Mo’at

Hello! I just wanted to come on here and share one of my favorite looks from the Avatar film: Mo’at’s shawl.

I absolutely love how Mo’at’s shawl looks like a cross between an iridescent leaf and an insect’s wing. It’s so creative and beautiful ✨

Almost all of the Na’vi clothing is made from the things around them; plants, animals, trees, and other items from the earth. So I am curious to know what Mo’at’s shawl is supposed to be made out of so that it fits within the Pandoran universe. I do not recall seeing any insects large enough to create such a draping shawl, nor were we as viewers introduced to any flora that resembles her shawl. The piece moves and flows like thin fabric, however, being that the Na’vi are so weary of “Sky People”, I doubt it is fabric received through human-Na’vi trade.

If there is one thing that I wish was included on the directors extended cut of the movie dvd, I wish the costume designer could have had a segment in the extra bits explaining the costumes and what the material is supposed to represent or be made from.

I’m a Na’vi! (pt. 2)

When your braids go perfectly with the Pandora filter 😜💙

And no I didn’t get braids just so it can look better with this filter lol.

I literally love this filter so much. I’ve been searching online about Na’vi/Avatar cosplays and I’ve seen both really good and really bad ones. I’ve been trying to slowly narrow down the different websites that I can buy supplies from in order to do a proper cosplay. I have an idea of which outfit from the film I would like to try and recreate. I also have some original ideas of my own as well.

If ever I get the time and materials, this will be the first (and probably only) place I post my cosplay. It won’t be happening any time soon, but wish me luck!

~ Na’vi Dreamer ~

I’m a Na’vi!

Instagram has a filter called “Pandora”. And while it’s definitely way too glam and the butterflies are kind of inaccurate, I’m having fun with it. This is probably the closest I’m ever going to get to a cosplay so I’m enjoying it for now.

If you get bombarded with more pictures of me with this filter, please don’t unfollow 😂💙

Life goal checklist: Na’vi cosplay

Another Avatar Rant Because I’m Tired of Being Tired.

I just read another article about how the Avatar sequels have been delayed *insert large number of times here* and I had to stop reading because I found myself getting upset…again lol.

I am sooooo impatient! I’m tired of waiting, as I’m sure many fans are.

Like, did y’all know the Avatar sequels were announced in 2010 and the original release dates for Avatar 2 and 3 was supposed to be December 2014 and 2015?? THAT’S how many time the release dates have been pushed back. 2014 was already 5 years after the original which is long enough for a sequel (in my eyes), anyway).

I’m glad that James Cameron only wants to present the best of his work for these sequels, but I will be honest and say that I have moments where I’m just losing steam. I’m tired of holding onto hope that we will actually see these sequels. Thinking of Avatar as a standalone movie is what keeps me in the fandom because I’ll be honest again: some of the news that has been released about these films don’t sound appealing to me. Such as:

  1. Quaritch being the villain of all four sequels. Why? He died. Keep him dead. And having the same villain for FIVE movies? James Cameron better be really creative because that will get old. Fast.
  2. Avatar 2 taking place A WHOLE DECADE after the first film. I’m sure this was done because it’s actually been over a decade since the first film anyway, but yikes. Time jumps have never been my favorite when it comes to stories.
  3. The story will allegedly focus largely on Jake and Neytiri’s three children who are all extremely young. Yea….can’t say that sparks my interest. Like, at all.

I know the December 2022 date is apparently the definite release date, but at this point, how many definite release dates have we gotten??

I’m just tired. I’m tired of hoping. I’m tired of waiting. I’m tired of being strung along because that’s all it is at this point, being strung along. So from this moment forward, in my mind, Avatar is a standalone movie until the next one hits theaters…if it ever even does.

I will no longer be reading any updates, news releases, or viewing any Avatar concept art. These movies should have been released ages ago.

A part of me even thinks that the new storyline allegedly focusing on Jake’s and Neytiri’s kids is because a large portion of the audience for this movie will most likely not be the same people who loved it back in 2009. We’ve all grown up and you can’t really find any fandom geeks like myself still involved in the fandom.

Even the forums that used to be full of life with thousands of members interacting every day, all hours of the day, are practically dead. If you visit them, you’ll get the same few people who have held on all this time. I was a silent lurker in two forums since 2014 and can attest that those two are practically dead and I see the same three to five names every time I log in.

So maybe this film is for the new generation. Generation Z.

Idk, I’m just rambling at this point because I’M FRUSTRATED! 😭

Release these daggon movies and stop playing with us!!