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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Doctor Who Round 7 Swap Sign-ups 8/11/12 - 8/25/12, Sendouts 10/1/12 on: August 11, 2012 02:52:13 PM
I've been MIA from craftster for awhile...this might be my ticket back...I'll have to really consider this and whether I have the time and money....hmmmm
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: True blood, kurt cobain, rocky horror and hearts on: August 11, 2012 02:38:10 PM
Extremely delayed, but thank you!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: TARDIS umbrella on: August 11, 2012 02:37:02 PM
I LOVE this. I'm going to have to make myself one of these!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: "Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!" - Ms. Frizzle (Magic School Bus) on: October 31, 2011 10:57:49 AM
amazing!
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Fairy/Woodland Nymph on: October 31, 2011 10:55:16 AM
First, let me say that almost everything was handmade/altered/embellished by myself. (Can you tell I'm proud of myself?). Second I apologize for my awful quality photos

 

I wasn't planning on making a Halloween costume, originally. I was going to a renaissance faire with a friend in September and thought, 'hey, I'll make something!'. I thought about making a corset, then about being a fairy but I quickly came to realization that I was lazy and never got around to doing it.

Then I got invited to a  Halloween party, my first adult costume party because normally my friends don't throw parties. But, being a curvy girl, I knew there was a fat chance (pun intended) I'd find something that fit me properly.

I went back to my fairy idea. I thought that was something I could really play with. So I started by making the wings. I finished those and then thought about my outfit. I didn't have much money, only about $20 at most to spend on the rest of the costume so I had to really think. I wanted to be something sexy since my normal outfit is jeans, sneakers and a random tshirt and I think the sexiest part of me are my boobs. I have a nice rack, what can I say? haha. So I decided that would be the showcase. I thought about fairies and all I could think of was flowers so grabbed a bunch at the dollar store. Then I was at Walmart and saw a $3 t-shirt on sale so I grabbed it. I found one of my dad's old suit jackets and grabbed that.  I found some old green flip flops I forgot I owned and grabbed some fabric I had lying around.

 

And this is what I came up with:



(you can't see the bottom half in this photo. I'll get to that but note there's more to come! lol)

 

I decided to showcase my lovely dcolletage, I would cover an old bra in flowers. However, I was not going to run around in just a bra (fat roll central over here) so I took the Wal-Mart $3 purple tshirt and cut it into a DEEP scoop with green bias tape. It was my first time with bias tape or really re-doing a tshirt and I think it came out okay.

I wanted something for my head because I recently cut my hair short and I hate how it gets in my face constantly, so I needed something to keep it still for when I was dancing. I told had left over wire from the wings and molded it perfectly to my head and with lots of floral tape, I made that masterpiece. I also bought a colorful hair extension at dollar tree. Here's a close-up.



Next is the corset. My favorite part. I've always wanted a corset but never had the guts to attempt making it but this time I did! It has real boning (which I've never used before) and real eyelets (again, never used them before). It somehow only took me an afternoon to whip this thing out which is a wonder for the me, the slow poke. It fits me like a glove...when its on right. In the photos it looks okay but I originally made it to lace in the back so that's the way it fits me best (because I'm so oddly shaped). The side you see in this photo is the fabric from my dad's old suit jacket. I wanted to make it wearable in the future so I made it reversible with a Chinese floral type pattern on the other side. Here's a picture (I attempted to lace it myself, I apologize for the lacing technique):



 

Here's a photo of the wings and the bottom half of my outfit (The wings aren't crooked, they were just attached to me crookedly):



First, in regards to the bottom half - I made handkerchief hem skirt? I think. I don't know the name of it but I didn't have money to buy more fabric so I made do with what I had. However, I hate wearing skirts because I have this swollen lump that never went down when I fell down at an anorexic hospital (the irony, I know. I think God was trying to tell me I didn't belong there) so I wore some leggings - which is the only thing I didn't make/embellish.

As of the wings, it's you standard homemade wings. I used some metal wire and pantyhose, then painted it, made some holes and even used some embossing powder. I originally had a total of six pieces but they were so big I couldn't fit through doors so I cut it down to four pieces. And here's some up close pics:





 

I embellished my old flip flops with some flowers:



Got a light stick wand at the dollar star and embellished it with some ribbon:



And of course, did my nails all cute with pink (it's pink, bad photo quality) and white:



And my friend did my eye makeup since I'm useless with makeup:



 

Unfortunately the Friday before the party, my back went into spasm and I couldn't move. I ended up still going to the party but didn't stay long and couldn't really dance. I spent most of my time sitting in a chair watching others dancing while I sipped my buttershots. I had to take my wings off almost immediately because they had beaded doorways and I was getting stuck to them. lol

And here's a photo at the party:




My first and only homemade costume for myself and I'm very proud. What do you all think?
6  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #68 - DIY Halloween Costumes 2011 - Due Oct 31 - Nov 8 2011 on: October 18, 2011 12:16:23 PM
I made my first costume and I doubt its good enough to win but I'm excited to enter my first challenge!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / True blood, kurt cobain, rocky horror and hearts on: October 14, 2011 02:15:02 PM
I haven't stenciled in a while but my friends bday was coming up so I made these (these are not my original stencil):


Rocky Horror


Trueblood



Kurt Cobain with some splatters

and a friend at work thought "she's crafty, she can make me some art work" but I'm not really a great painter...at all. So I stenciled this:
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Cube Cabana...or what to do when the office is too bright on: August 08, 2011 12:31:58 PM
Wow! Great idea! As someone with photosensitivity (fluoresence light makes me physically ill), this will come in handy at the office!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Hanging Remote Control Holder on: May 08, 2011 04:50:09 PM
Being unemloyed, I couldn't afford much of a birthday present for my dad so instead he asked me to make him a remote control holder that can hang off one of bars in his bedroom (he's disabled and has those life bars to help him get out of bed).

He gave me specific measurements and what he wanted and I made it adjustable should he want to change the location and need it to hang lower. Here's the finished product.









10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Geronimo!!! Eleventh Doctor/Matt Smith Figurine on: May 05, 2011 01:33:16 PM
awesome! I just recently got into the 11th doctor, I'm a little behind. But you captured him so well, and the dalek is great! Smiley

Thank you! You need to catch up! This season is the best. I love moffat
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