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151  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Glee inspired Halloween costume - Cheerios uniform on: November 07, 2010 10:45:48 PM
That is so cool! My boyfriend and I went to a Halloween party where a couple dressed as Tina and Artie (blue streaks, wheelchair and all!).
152  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Octopus in a hurry! on: November 07, 2010 10:44:16 PM
She is so cute! I'm sure the neighbors gave her candy enough for each of those little legs!
153  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Bobo the Benevolent Scrap Monster... My first weaving! on: November 07, 2010 10:42:01 PM
Seriously the cutest thing I have seen in a LONG time! Wisted!
154  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Princess Lizi and Sean Solo on: November 07, 2010 10:37:45 PM
So when deciding what we wanted to be for Halloween, my boyfriend told me he always goes as a superhero, comic book character, or something else "geek-themed." Now, I've never been the biggest Star Wars fan, but I proposed the idea of Princess Leia and Han Solo, and he was sold immediately.

When we went to the store, I was less than impressed with the Slave Leia costume they had. The top for it was absolutely terrible, and wasn't even tie-on like a bathing suit. It was all held together with two tiny pieces of velcro in the back. Not. Gunna. Cut it.

That was when I realized I could probably put together a much nicer costume for the same price or cheaper. And so began Princess Lizi and Sean Solo. (Please ignore the soldier in both pictures. He's a friend of ours, and I couldn't find a picture of Sean and I together.)

On to the fun bits. What did I make? If you look at the side of Sean's leg, you will see and red and black stripe running down it. That was red ribbon I sewed on by hand, then went over meticulously with black Sharpie to make the stripes. I don't recommend it, especially if your boy is over 6' like mine is (6'4"). The rest of his costume was pieced together with bought/already owned items.

My costume took a lot more time. The green bikini top with the gold hoops I already owned. I hand-sewed all of the gold ribbon onto it.

I made the necklace with a thick ribbon-type fabric, sewed on a d-ring, and attached a light-weight chain. The necklace is held on with a couple velcro dots. There was also a matching cuff on the wrist you can't see (another velcro dot to hold it on, no d-ring or chain, though). The arm band was a piece of ribbon tied on.

The skirt is the masterpiece. First I took a piece of inch-thick elastic, and stretched it tightly around my waist, sewing it together into a waistband. Then I took the red fabric (2.5 or 3 yards, I can't remember) and draped it across the elastic, pinning it so that it formed a pair of panties with the elastic as the waistband, and hung down over the front and back to make the skirt. Then I just sewed across real quick to hold it on (the only part I used a sewing machine for. All the rest was hand-sewn). After that I got two giant mixing bowls from the kitchen and made circles out of the gold fabric, cut them in half, basically, and sewed them on, one in front and one in back. Two gold buttons in the front. Lots of gold ribbon sewn around the edges of the gold, and across the elastic that showed on the side. And, voila! Princess Leia and Han Solo!

I finished my costume in about 3 days (I was VERY motivated), and Sean's pants took me another 2. When all was said and done, everyone LOVED our costumes, and were impressed that we'd done it for so cheap.

Princess Leia costume in the store: $45 + tax
Custom-made Princess Leia costume: $40 Smiley
155  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2010 on: March 18, 2010 04:24:27 PM
So I know I'm jumping in a littler later than most, but I don't care. I'm still ambitious enough to wanna do this, haha. So here's my list:

Work In Progress

1.   Design and make a headband with flowers, zippers, or something of the sort.
2.   Make a rainbow-colored tutu.
3.   Sew the Amber Sweet robe from Mark It Up
4.   Make a gothic Lolita skirt
5.   Finish at least one of the color-sets for the in-progress Palm Tree Hexagon Blanket (17/54 half-done + 4/54 finished)
6.   Crochet a pair of fishnet tights. - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/julys-sock---pink-and-green-foo-foo
7.   Make a garter belt that actually FITS
8.   Make another pair of red GENtern gloves (for loaning at shows)
9.   Make a new duck tape wallet
10.   Sew an apron for work
11.   Knit/crochet a sushi scarf - inspiration --> http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/37524/2829685750077976460S500x500Q85.jpg
12.   Crochet a hat with kitty ears - http://z.about.com/d/diyfashion/1/0/-/J/-/-/crochet_cat_hat.jpg
13.   Bo Peep Fingerless Gloves April Fools http://loumms.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/bo-peep1.pdf
14.   Knit/crochet a pair of socks
15.   Make my own lip balm
16.   Sew a spring/summer dress
17.   Altered puzzle
18.   Magazine strip container/basket
19.   Magazine strip jewelry
20.   A jar full of origami good-luck wishing stars
21.   Find skirt/sew on the patches I have (Label Skirt)
22.   Something with soda pull tabs and crochet
23.   Lacy choker
24.   Crochet something from old grocery bags
25.   Make something steampunk
26.   Finish the fairy x-stitch Ive been working on for years
27.   Make Repo! Scrabble tile necklaces
28.   Sell at least 10 scrabble pendants/necklaces
29.   Re-vamp a pair of white shoes (sharpies/paint/etc)
30.   Coexist bracelet/keychain with black back thread
31.   Stitch flower on backpack
32.   Attach patches to jacket
33.   Make my own corset
34.   Scarf for Stevo
35.   Bottle cap jewelry/hair accessories
36.   Knit/crochet sushi
37.   Molecule Necklace http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331735.0
38.   Curtain/screen thing (beads, etc)
39.   Toilet paper scarf
40.   Paint-by-numbers
41.   Make some cute undies
42.   Finish black crochet jacket
43.   Duck tape dummy http://diyfashion.about.com/od/diyfashiontoolkit/ss/Duct_Tape_Dummy.htm
44.   Crochet a rug or rag rug
45.   Sew my own purse
46.   Sew a circle skirt to wear with my petticoats
47.   Knot at least 20 small friendship bracelets for giving away/wearing (5/20)
48.   Knot at least one big friendship bracelet that I will actually wear
49.   Make lacy/cute arm warmers
50.   Crochet other amigurumi foods (sweets, fruits, etc)
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