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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: pinocchio tutorial on: June 30, 2011 11:00:21 AM
So, so amazing!! Wooow Cheesy I am so impressed!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lego guys! aka Lego Minifigures. on: November 11, 2010 09:52:53 AM
Thanks Fort_loop. I guess we should have worn masks the whole time.. Hopefully since it was kind of a one time thing it won't cause us much harm!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Movie Accurate Snow White on: November 08, 2010 07:05:21 AM
Fantastic job! Cheesy So cute that the kids all came up to you.
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lego guys! aka Lego Minifigures. on: November 08, 2010 07:03:17 AM
Thanks so much everyone! Cheesy

fort_loop- really? I had a feeling it wouldn't be the best for us, but is it that bad? *eek* It is styrofoam though, I never heard it referred to as crystalline silica??
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Ostrich rider on: November 03, 2010 08:26:58 PM
Love it!!! Awesome job.
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lego guys! aka Lego Minifigures. on: November 03, 2010 06:39:22 PM
Thanks so much everyone!! I really appreciate all the awesome responses Smiley

As far as visibility, the mouths are cut open so we could see out of the mouth, but only straight ahead, it was pretty much impossible to see down, and you had to turn around to see things to the side.

swinginmartinis - haha, I dragged a few things behind me too!

I forgot to mention in the original post that the costumes were a big hit at the bar we went to. A lot of people wanted pictures, and we ended up winning first prize for best costume Cheesy The DJ's on stage at one point interrupted the song to say "Hey lego guys... We see you guys out there!". We were thrilled by that, hahaha.

7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paper Clay Bonehead Spindle Figurine on: November 02, 2010 03:23:20 PM
So cute! I love it Smiley
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Lego guys! aka Lego Minifigures. on: November 02, 2010 03:14:29 PM
I made a lego guy suit for Halloween along with my sister and her friend. We searched online for ideas how to make the head and combined some ideas from different sites including coolest-homemade-costumes.com. This was VERY messy to do, but fun and we loved the results.

(me on the far left, my sister in the middle and her friend on the right)
It was fun to work with them on this project because neither of them had ever done much crafting before and they were really happy and proud to see what they had been able to do by the end of it Cheesy

-The Making Of-
The heads were the most work. The "stud" on top of the head, the neck and the top and bottom of the head were made out of carved styrofoam. We cut it with knives, then sanded the styrofoam. Then we covered it with drywall putty and let it dry. Then we sanded the dry wall putty for a smooth finish. We painted the pieces with yellow paint.

(My sister and her friend cutting out the top head pieces)

(After drywall putty. The one with the hole is obviously the one that goes over your head, the one without the hole is the top piece)

(Me sanding the pieces. Cutting and sanding styrofoam and then sanding drywall was the messiest part as you can imagine...)

The hands were made similar. We cut the hands out of styrofoam, sanded and drywall puttied them, then sanded again. We painted and sprayed them and then stuck the shaped piece into pieces of a large cardboard mailing tube which had been painted yellow as well.

The base and top of the head was held together with wooden skewer sticks, and we covered the space with bristol board (glue gunned it together) and then we painted the whole thing. We sprayed a semi gloss shine spray on top of all the pieces for a nice shiny look. Unfortunately after painting my head turned bumpy/wrinkly so I used stuffing inside the head to smooth it out some Smiley (Which made it hotter and hard to hear.. lol)



The body and legs were far easier. We used cardboard for it all, except the "bump" which had the front section made of bristol board and stuffed with stuffing to hold the shape.  I just measured out sizes and cut the pieces of cardboard, using scored lines to be able to glue the pieces together. I didn't take many pictures of this because it was pretty basic.
Then we painted and sprayed these pieces. To hold the pieces together we used velcro strips. There was velcro that held the neck to the body, the head to the neck, the body to the bump (although this was really just one strip, not detachable.. ) and then the legs to the bump (obviously needed to be detachable to get the suit on).

We finished off the costume by printing the lego logo and gluing it to the back.



Let me know what you guys think Smiley We were very pleased with them, although they were pretty awkward to try to see out of, and move quickly in, hahah.
And just to point out- uncountable amount of burns from the glue gun occurred during the making of this project, haha.
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Luma costume (from Super Mario Galaxy) for my daughter! on: October 31, 2010 08:41:28 PM
Super cute! You did a great job Smiley
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland family affair (img obese) on: October 31, 2010 08:32:41 PM
Absolutely amazing! I love it Smiley
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