I'm a costumer of 15 years with a crazy interest in cosplay. I'm hoping to make this blog an informative place to learn about and become a better costumer/cosplayer. Although, sometimes the blogs will just be randomness pulled from my head. Enjoy!
Today I got a new pair of circle lenses in the mail and FINALLY recorded the circle lens video that I've been meaning to do for, like, a year now. Hope you like it!!!
The Version I scarf is styled after the scarves worn in the first two
films. It features a large stripe pattern in bright, bold colors and is
finished with long tasseled ends. The Version II scarf is styled after the scarves worn throughout the
rest of the films. This one features a trapped bar pattern in darker,
more muted colors and the ends are finished with a short fringe. I've made a few of these for myself. I have an Ultimate Sweater Machine by Bond America and it is FANTASTIC for knitting scarves. It only takes a few hours for these. You can check out the Ultimate Sweater Machine at the link below. It's also available at Hobby Lobby and Micheal's. (Don't forget to use that 40% coupon). http://www.bond-america.com/products/usm.html The yarn shown on the swatches is all the "I Love This Yarn" brand from Hobby Lobby. I've listed the color names and numbers below the swatches and you can order online at the link belo…
In keeping with my Prop Making adventures.. Here's Jack's mask.
So I started with a Pepakura model for Jack Skellington which I had to enlarge to fit over my noggin.
Here's video with annotations on putting together the paper model.
Then when I all done, it looked like this.
Then several weeks later, I coated the outside with resin for sturdiness. However the saturation of the cardstock caused the model to warp and the heat from the resin curing melted the hotglue in a few places, so that'll have to corrected before I can move on. But here's pics.
You can see, Jack's a little more egg-shaped now, but I SHOULD be able to correct that.
Lastly, here's a few pics with the eyes and mouth partially opened up. The mask might be a TAD large, but I eventually want to work up to Jack on stilts with arm extensions so the mask will be good then. I'll basically have visibility through the mouth. And maybe I can put fans in the eyes.... we'll see.
Let's face it, Sailor Fukus (outfits) are HARD!!! So, I took notes when I made the two fukus pictured above. Now I don't mean to brag, but I think these came out AMAZING! So I'm going to share all of my secrets with you!!!
The base pattern you'll need is going to be Kwik-Sew 3836. I liked that this pattern has a lot of the ideal details that fukus have -- the underbust seamline, and the sewn in skirt with the attached trunks, etc. I also used pieces from McCalls 6166.
I left mine open at the crotch and the dress goes on overhead and fastens at the crotch with hooks and snaps. That way I didn't have to sneak any zippers in there.
For fabric, I used a medium-heavy stretch satin that I found at Jo-ann Fabrics. And using a 40% off coupon I think I got it for around 6 or 7 bucks a yard.
The downside is that while the satin looks pretty, there isn’t that much of a stretch to it so the dress is difficult to get on and off. If you use spandex yo…