I modified it a bit to memorialize a dear Glitchen (Glitch the online game http://www.glitchthegame.com/profiles/PUVKHLIG95D2671/) for a character named BlueFrog. My dearest friend was heartbroken when the game ended and she missed her Glitchen terribly. So I did my best to recreate her!
She looks just as cute without clothes - and arms and legs (and ears) move too! My friend went to build-a-bear and bought clothes and dressed her right away, because I was too busy at the time to sew a wardrobe.
I didn't get the nose quite right - I needed to insert a bead to get the perkiness, and it's the wrong direction, but otherwise, I think I captured BlueFrog's essence.
Thanks again, Ghilie! I couldn't have fulfilled this Glitchen wish without you!
Moosedoom- sorry,it's been about a year since I've been on craftster. I made the shirt a few years ago, but if I recall right, I used extra fabric that I cut from the bottom and applied it like binding. It twists weird in the wash because it wasn't on the bias,so I have to iron it. Next time I will try to get 2 of the same shirt so i can get bias cut strips.
Pants are the easiest things to sew! Some people find zippers challenging (lots of online videos make it easy to find a tutorial if you're a zipper novice).
1 - Don't buy a pattern based on the size. Buy it based on the measurements listed on the back - pattern sizes do not usually match regular store sizes!
2 - My only challenge with pants is fitting (patterns are designed for one type of body size) - just make sure to baste seams (or if you're brave, pin) and try on inside out to see if the crotch is too low, or hips fit, or waist is in the right place, etc. Adjust the pins and/or hand baste the new seams before sewing the final seams. And be careful to sew the back piece onto the back, and the front onto the front ( I label them with a piece of tape - some people use different colored pins, or fabric markers)- the depth of the inseam is longer one way than the other! The legs get sewn together at the inseam one leg actually stuck inside the other, then pulled out - the pictures in the pattern should help - but the first time I did this I was like - Huh?
Some people pin fit the paper pattern first before cutting fabric (what they reinforce it with, I dunno, maybe clear plastic coating? Tape?) I've traced my favorite patterns onto stiff pattern tracing fabric for reuse if I like them, and build the alterations into my new copy.
I got one of these for Christmas! Within the first 10 minutes, I had to rethread with different colors, so I tied my knots, and one of them broke on the way through. I was, like - OMG! Sergers are hard to thread! I'm a goner! But no! It took a few minutes and a walk through the DVD tutorial and I was up and running! Here's my first joined seam - woohoo!
Now to learn to flatlock so I can use it as a shortcut on hemming.
Not sure if the machine is junk, but it gets great reviews, and I sure like it so far. My other machines two old Singers (a 66 and a 91) and a Pfaff. So far my only problem with Serging is that darn knife action. I keep wanting to disengage it and not use it (but then, whats the point?)
I used normal face paint with succes. It was waterbased, so I just used a painters brush to get it on. Just make sure your skin isn't dry before you start to put it on..
And trust me, you'll always be finding black makeup a few days later. I even had it in my inner ear.
This is from the time I walked through Copenhagen promoting a Midwinters festival for Roleplayers, Vikings and Medieval.. And my dad didn't even get a decent picture of me when I was finished with the makeup. The paint does come off with wear, though. My neck was funny to look at after the cape had been chafing me. (And it doesn't show the pretty necklace I used as a kind of crown.)
If it's not the time yet, I say go for it! It's an awesome costume, and I wish I had something like that!
Nice job! The water based face paint wore off my neck completely with the cape - I ended up with black streaks in my white hair, etc. but when I put it on at first it was nice and smooth like yours. With my second attempt, I like how the eyeshadow stayed put much longer even under the clasp area. I think it looked more like "skin" than the face paint I used - a lot of people were amazed at how skin-like it was - not flat-looking. It took a whole cake of eyeshadow (Loreal Lush Raven applied with fingers and small sponge brush) but I really liked the results and durability better than my face paint attempt.
Thanks for the compliment - you definitely know your makeup!
I don't know a Drow elf from a pepperoni pizza, but this is a fantastic costume even without the make-up, and would still be amazing with other skin colors, even human earthling skin color. It just wouldn't be as recognizable as a Drow elf....
Without the dark make-up: Maybe you could say you're a SICK Drow elf ! Or a genetically engineered Drow elf!
Don't tempt me - it's the makeup that makes it hard to wear! I actually thought of making it a regular elf after the first go, but the makeup won't come off the ears - so it's either new ears, or stick with the onyx skin. Okay - not really - I have always chosen to play drow in any game, and I'm really quite taken by Drizzt - that's what prompted the creation in the first place!
Thanks so much everyone for the comments! Craftster folks really get what it takes to make something - and I appreciate you guys so much!