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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Peacock Tail Engineering HELP! on: November 03, 2012 12:07:04 PM
Great response! Thank you. I have some serious work to do, lol. Now to just get outta bed!  Undecided
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Peacock Tail Engineering HELP! on: October 24, 2012 08:01:42 PM
I have come to the most creative, ingenious band of people I can think of for help Smiley

I have been searching online and have only found a few ideas. What I need is ideas on how to make a functional peacock tail. If anyone saw the Katy Perry movie, I would ideally want it like her costume for the peacock song/set. It starts down and then she pulls some cords on her costume and the tail raises and stands up behind her.
I've seen tutorials for tails using fans and gluing the feathers to the fan and attaching the fan to a belt or suspenders. And this is fine if I cant manage to engineer something better.
This costume is for a fetish ball, so more than likely I will be wearing body paint/latex and minimal clothing. The tail is the focal point of the costume.

So the criteria for this elaborate tail would be:
-ability to hang down behind me
-ability to be pulled erect
-some kind of locking mechanism to keep it up
-needs to be removable so that I can sit/drive/use the restroom  Shocked


what would function as the "hinge"? How would it be pulled up? How would it be secured to my body but also be removable? Ideas on ways to secure it to my body that isnt a hindrance or eyesore to my costume.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and any ideas are welcome!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Cute phrase for apron? on: May 05, 2009 10:07:42 AM
My mom makes and decorates cakes professionally out of our home. She's always in the kitchen. She has pretty much every utensil imaginable but I was thinking I could get her a plain apron and put a cute saying or funny phrase on the front that revolves around baking or somethign like that but I just cant think of anything! Hoping you guys could help?
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: purple glitter heels! (with pics) on: January 14, 2009 07:33:44 PM
o those are so much better than the original! and they match your dress perfect!! love the lace detail too!!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: my chihuahua is spoiled oh so many pics on: December 15, 2008 09:34:31 PM
yay for chihuahuas!! i have three and they are all so different from each other its crazy.
i love that little dress. ive been meaning to make my babies some coats. how did you do that first one? is it totally hand made or a recon from a sock or something. it looks so cozy!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: 1st necklace. Tear-drop 'pendant' and beads on: December 11, 2008 03:35:39 PM
YAY! im so glad you guys liked it. Now im not so worried if she'll like it. woohoo.
thanks!!! Grin
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / 1st necklace. Tear-drop 'pendant' and beads on: December 11, 2008 12:09:09 AM
Wasnt sure if this went in beads or here...so its here. This is my first necklace! Its for a coworker for Xmas and I hope she likes it!!!

theres a lot more amber in the pendant than the other beads but i think its ok


close up. I thought it was so pretty! I just put on the little beads randomly.


the clasp!! love it


and im excited! i bought crimp beads and the crimp tool. theres a crimp bead after every section of small beads to keep them in the same spot.

cant wait to make more jewelry!!!
what do you guys think? is it ok?

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Red Duct Tape Wallet-ish Thing (tute incl) on: December 10, 2008 10:00:59 PM
So all the managers at work (5 including me) are getting together this Saturday to exchange gifts and have fun. Well I decided I wanted to make everyone stuff. I was just gonna bunch all of them together and do one post but I havent finished the other stuff yet and I wanted to get this out there haha.
For this particular manager I didnt know what to get her so ended up buying her a pair of crazy socks but still had to make something. So I made her this so she can use it when she goes to the bar for her ID, credit card, cash, car key, etc. and not have to take her whole wallet in.
Ok so I also took tutorial photos just cuz I do that just for Craftster! haha

TUTE:
So I decided I wanted to use red duct tape and found an odd playing card that had a red decoration. I wanted either ace or queen of hearts but didnt wanna use one from a full deck. So covered that with clear tape and then the edges and back with red tape.


Then cut some clear vinyl tablecloth stuff a little larger than the card but I ended up trimming it smaller later. This was all sorta figure it out as I went!


Also cut some cardstock alittle larger than card...also trimmed later. Gift card is to show size. And then covered cardstock with tape. Im sure I could have done a better job but it was my first time.


Ok heres where I trimmed the vinyl but didnt take pics. I trimmed it just a tiny tiny bit bigger than an ID card. The lined the top with a small strip of tape and then taped it around the edges minus the top to the cardstock.


Then with both parts (cardstock with vinyl on top and card with design on top) face up, I cut a strip of duct tape in half and taped the two panels together. This way there will be a little room inside for money. Then turned it over and taped the inside with the other half of tape and then trimmed edges.


So one side is actually larger than the other but will be compensated with tape. Ok now this part was tricky (for me). I cut another length of tape in half for the edges of the wallet. Then stuck it so the sticky was facing out and was also holding the two panels together. You want it to bulge out some so you have a bit of room. Then just put another bit of tape over it to cover sticky. The smaller pic is a front view of it. Here you can see where the front is smaller than the back and the next step is where you fix it.



Here I just took some more tape and pretty much filled in the void so it matched the height of the back.


Stick some velcro in there and viola! (I was gonna sew the velcro for extra strength but it was holding well with the sticky part and i didnt wanna have to hand sew today Cheesy)



Let me know whatcha think and if my tute sucks! haha  Tongue
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: I'll Have Your Heart in My Hands! on: December 10, 2008 09:11:16 PM
I absolutely 100% love this!!!!
I just finished an animal physiology class and we spent a good deal of time on the heart and knowing how it works makes it that much better. Your heart looks so realistic!!!

So awesome!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: need feedback on first stencil on: March 23, 2008 09:19:51 PM
haha thats awesome!!! if i were a yoga person i would def wear this on a shirt
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