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With a sewing machine! :DI made a mockup of both the shirt and pants using Burda 7742 and McCall's M6173. You're supposed to use stretchy material for those patterns, but I used a non-stretch fabric for my mockups, and used less than 4 1/2 yards of fabric for that.For the shirt (as an example) I put together a basic top using the pattern pieces provided - so you're sewing two arms, a front half and a back half together. Then I tested that on my body to see how that fit - keeping in mind that a zipper would be going on the back, so the shirt can fit tightly. Once pleased with the fit, I drew a patch-work pattern on the shirt, and cut out those pattern pieces, labeling them as I went (so you knew what would be sewn to what). Then, adding a seam allowance to all the pattern pieces, I cut t...see more »With a sewing machine! :DI made a mockup of both the shirt and pants using Burda 7742 and McCall's M6173. You're supposed to use stretchy material for those patterns, but I used a non-stretch fabric for my mockups, and used less than 4 1/2 yards of fabric for that.For the shirt (as an example) I put together a basic top using the pattern pieces provided - so you're sewing two arms, a front half and a back half together. Then I tested that on my body to see how that fit - keeping in mind that a zipper would be going on the back, so the shirt can fit tightly. Once pleased with the fit, I drew a patch-work pattern on the shirt, and cut out those pattern pieces, labeling them as I went (so you knew what would be sewn to what). Then, adding a seam allowance to all the pattern pieces, I cut them out of leather and then stitched them together!If that all still has you going 'huh?' ... do a simple sewing project for practice (and there are lots of tutorials online/here that will get you started)
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The weekend is over...but there's still time before The Day! Anyone else spending one last evening on final touches?
Vampyre Chickens - Halloween Costumes
AAAH This is *awesome!!!*
I ordered 200 (4 sets) of 6-8inch saddle rooster feathers (from here http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-50pcs-Saddle-Badger-Rooster-feathers-6-8-inch-Multicolor-colours-Optional-/200721003404?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:CA:3160) plus 100 of 12-14inch saddle feathers (the store I got them from is no longer up, but you should be able to find them on ebay)
The night is young and there's still a week until Halloween!I'm pretty much finished my husband's costume (though I have to tack, hand stitch and iron a bunch of stuff - jacket seen here) but the work is just about the begin on my costume. I'm almost done the 'base' for the arms - I'm debating on go back in and adding a Worbla elbow section that the arms will hinge off of (rather than being attached directly to each other). I've drafted out pattern pieces for all the different parts that make up the arms, so all this week I'll be cutting them out of Worbla, sticking them to the base and then painting.
Bias Tape Tutorial - Inner Corner
Demon baby pacifier mouth
For the popsicle sticks, you'd use wood glue. With worbla, it sticks/molds to itself, so no glue needed! I found the popsicle sticks were finicky to cut, then you'd have to wait for the wood glue to dry...so, I went a different route.
Not strong enough!
Articulated Skeleton Hand
whoops forgot to upload the pic
..Maybe? The fingers might be really thick though! And with thinner craft foam I'd be worried about it not being sturdy enough to stay straight or getting bent from the wires - but hmm you would be gluing several layers together...These are the plans I purchased - https://sellfy.com/10154406613429728 - I changed some of the shapes (since I wasn't using popsicle sticks, I didn't have to glue pieces together to make 'whole' sections). I will say it is very time consuming to cut out every piece. I was going to originally make it out of popsicle sticks, but that was taking even longer to do (and I didn't want to wait for all that glue to dry!)
It may be the way you're looking at them - here's the base of the left hand assembled.All the pieces were hand-cut out with worbla (plus have gotten the heatgun zapped on them throughout their assembly) so some move great, some are stiff, and some...some I can pose manually.
...Two-part apoxie-sculpt? The bad news is that you only have an hour or two to sculpt everything. The goods news is, hey, it's 'ready' in an hour or two! (I know it "cures in 24 hours" but when I've been in a rush it's been good enough 'to go' after a few hours. I find it sticks pretty well to "stuff" so you could have students sculpt onto/off of those plastic masks as a base)You did mention covering the masks with felt - is this for the front or the inside of the mask (for comfort)? If it's for covering the front, maybe instead of sculpting shapes could be built up with craft/fun/upholstery foam.
Today I am determined to get Glory's finger extension apparatus all together - and to start drafting the pattern for the Ferengi costume. Only two weeks until Halloween!!!
"Death By Chocolate" cake
Dwarven yarn beard
"Honey, can I do an alginate life cast of your face...for...no reason..." ;)
About 12ft; a mix of greys and some white.
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The shoulder pads I made were soft - I'd actually recommend just buying some thick foam and shaping it! I think that'd be more comfortable and lighter than having rigid ones. For the fabric, you'll want something with a looser weave (or even visible tiny tiny holes) - something that you should be able to easily put the end of a feather through. Hope that helps!
Skull Cake With Hovering Beer Can, or More Accurately a “Skoll” Cake!
Oooph, I am behind (which actually is a normal thing for Halloween)! I'm only off schedule by a week instead of a month, so that's good. Why the delay for the Glory/Ferengi costume? I've been working on another costume - and trying to finish the tutorial for a different one! Both will be completed this weekend, then it's onto Glory! I think I'll try to create her Instructable as I go along, instead of doing it two or three months after.
No photos yet - but I'll post it when I get something "good" started. I hope to be able to move the arms (and fingers) around fairly smoothly. I'm using Worbla Black (so if I run out of time and can't paint it, it shouldn't look too bad then!)
...dang, that should be 'ab' workouts... which are going well!But more importantly, the second stage of Glory has started. I've messaged the character artist with a few questions about her design - and learned a few new things. I also bought PVC pipe and popsicle sticks that will be used to create the inner finger-extensions (that I'll be testing out and modifying this weekend to fit Glory's proportions). I'll concentrate on her (and the Ferengi's) clothing in a few weeks, as they won't require as much time as those arms!
Stranger Things Demogorgon Halloween Makeup Tutorial
This year I'll be putting together a Ferengi outfit for my husband; I've already bought an assortment of different fabric types and colours to patch together a gaudy and/or tasteful suit. He already has a head/ear prosthetic so really the main part is already taken care of.I'll also be starting my own Halloween costume soon - which I'm really worried about not finishing, but here's hoping! I'll be going as Glory from Shadowrun - so the big project this year will be making the ultimate cyberware; Big bulky giant mech-arms. I have a ridiculous amount of worbla, a heat gun, red LEDs and very little time. (Plus I'll guess I'll start doing some ad workouts!)
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Ok! Ask away :) (Feel free to send me a PM)
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