So I've kind of already celebrated Halloween; my sorority had a swap last night and we all got to dress up and it was super fun. After quite a few days of debating between Justin Bieber and Columbia, I decided I would go as Columbia. I've wanted to do a Lady Gaga costume forever but knew I could never pull it off; that's where my friend, Beth, comes in. She asked me to make her costume, too, so she became my Barbie doll (or my Rocky, if we want to go with a theme) and let me dress her in the most rockin' Gaga costume I could produce with the time and skills at hand. And so this was born:
The Gaga costume was essentially spray painted paper shapes hot glued to a black tank top and worn with a black skirt that I made. I also managed to give her the Gaga hair bow. For my costume, I bought a cropped jacket at a thrift store for $5 then took it in, added coattails, then covered the whole thing, and my hat, in gold sequin fabric. The tank top was purchased for $3 and covered in glitter (which is still in my bra, in case you're wondering). I made the skirt and attached ribbons and made the bowtie (it's stuffed with cotton balls ). Purchased, non-altered items include the shoes, blue socks, and fishnet tights. Here's the inspiration for both outfits:
Finally, a threequel to my first two Glee-shirts! I decided that, since Finn will be pretty much settled in with Rachel come season two, it was acceptable to amend my team affiliation for the time being. Artie is going to need a little support when Tina takes her little detour down Mike Chang Avenue, so I of course will be donning a Team Artie T-shirt on the premiere night. I quite like my little Artie, but my regret with this T-shirt is that I started 'team' too far to the side and curves around to the point that you can't really read it. I can live with it, though.
Puck could totally be a descendent of Count Rugen haha
I like the shirt I would have to say though I'm Team Who Ever Would Look My Way First haha both are cute and I don't think Puck is that slimy, I mean at least Puck has the cognitive capacity to multitask a bunch of girls and is (more or less) up front with his needs, then a boy who completely believes he knocked a girl up in a hot tub Both boys are cute though I prefer Finn's look over all (have a weird like for boys that talk out of the side of their mouth ).
Hahaha, I think I'm on that same team, it's just harder to make a T-shirt for that one. Honestly, my friend and I both based our preferences on who we'd rather look at. Puck is a jerk and Finn is just so dumb. I love Finn's character and his lines always have me in stitches (one of my personal favorites: "I have to go or they'll think I'm pooping!"), but if I knew him... I don't think I would be friends with him. However, I'd pay money to stand next to that 6'3" angel all the time.
I forget who asked, but I did make the Finn shirt! As painful as it is for me to say it, I think I like the Puck shirt more, sixth finger aside. This is going to sound strange, but I LOVE his arched eyebrow! It makes the shirt for me, haha. Anywho, here's a picture of me looking awesomely foolish in my Team Finn shirt.
*I know the detail isn't as visible as it needs to be here. I have since made the lines much darker. Also, plenty of friends have been requesting Team *character* shirts, so depending on how time works out, I may have many more to post later!
So, my friend and I are MAJOR Glee fans, though we have one difference of opinion regarding the show: she thinks that Mark Salling, or Puck, is the most marvelous thing that has ever happened to her eyes while I believe that Cory Monteith, Finn, is far more marvelous. I decided that I wanted to make us Team Finn/Team Puck T-shirts. Or... GLEE-shirts! Heh, get it? This was a long time ago. I finally got around to it this evening and the T-shirt ended up so great! I was extremely excited and pleased and giddy, until I noticed it. A flaw. The tragic flaw of my Team Puck T-shirt.
As you may have noticed, poor Noah Puckerman here has six fingers. Six. I have never been so disappointed in myself in my entire life. However, I'm still proud of about 85% of my work here and wanted to share my terrible tragedy.
Also, I'm proud to announce that Finn, of the Team Finn T-shirt has a perfectly normal set of five fingers. That is all.
Several friends and I hosted a fashion show fundraiser this week that featured pieces made from recycled/recyclable materials. I have been working and worrying for the past month on this show and it was an ENORMOUS success. I was scared that it would come off as kiddish and unprofessional, but it went over amazingly well and we were able to raise over $3500! After all that work, I figure we've earned a few "show-off" credits. Here are some choice pieces from the show:
Soda cans and duct tape. Don't know if you can tell, but her headband has little pop tab flowers on it.
All scrap fabric that the designer had in her house - none was purchased.
Duct tape and gift bows. At the end of the runway, she took the bows off and had a duct tape skirt underneath.
My favorite in this set is the second from the left, made out of tissue paper and trash bags. Materials used to make the others were trashbags, tissue, and magazine pages.
This one was made from a canopy that the designer randomly found and yearbook pages for the belt.
The skirt is covered in origami roses created with the designers chemistry notes.
Now for my babies! These are the three designs that I contributed:
I actually made this one for Homecoming last year; the model loved that I just had this dress lying around and was able to put it in the show, haha. The torso area is made of over 2000 pop tabs.
The dress on the left is made of plastic Forever 21 bags. I'm on the right, haha. Although I didn't model, my skirt was made for a dance this year out of an old bedspread, so I felt it went with the theme.
My pride and joy. This one was made with newspaper and fanned out magazine pages; I was SO HAPPY with the turnout!
Sorry I'm still in gloat mode about the whole show. I'm interested in majoring in Fashion Design and this was my first big fashion project, so I'm still beside myself with excitement because I had so much fun doing this, everything went well, and I was pleased with my designs.
Thanks so much for the suggestions! We ended up being Flo from the Progressive commercials and it was PERFECT! It was cheap and everyone got it.
I don't have a picture of both of us, but here's one of me with some other friends.
And just so I can have a clear conscience, I did not end up doing this for Halloween, haha. It was a close second, but I saw this MAC face chart that I couldn't resist trying out. And since I'm a prideful person, here's that... The face chart:http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZB6Cp5DE9zw/RxbVNYrE_6I/AAAAAAAAAhE/waKWqhbLZ8Y/s400/Macholloween.jpg And me:
My friends and I are going to a Jonas Brothers concert in August. Last time we all went to a concert, I made T-shirts for the whole group (stressful process, but they turned out pretty well!) and I want to try to do it again. Since I'm more prepared this time around, I'm not as worried about it, but I do need a little help from you lovely and far-more-experienced-than-I Crafsters.
So here's my idea: I wanna use a fitted T-shirt and I'll put letters down the left-front side of the shirt like so... J O N A S in a cool, damask pattern, like so...
Then I'll stitch around the outside of the letters in a contrasting color (I'll use yellow for my shirt). I'll probably put something on the back, like the JB logo on the right shoulder or something, but the biggest obstacle right now are the letters down the front. I'm worried about them affecting how the shirt fits. Since they're fitted shirts, I'm afraid that stitching the letters on will keep the fabric from stretching when I put it on. Does that make sense? I'll be glad to try and rephrase if anyone is thrown off by my rubbish explanation
Anywho, do you know if that would actually happen? And if so, do you have any suggestions for me so I can prevent it from happening? Thanks so much in advance!
For a few years, I've been wanting to decorate my room with black and white posters, but have never gotten around to picking them out, ordering them, etc. But then it hit me! I decided instead to get screen shots from movies, convert them to black and white, print them, frame them, and hang them in my room. I'm about half way through the process right now (have gotten a lot of images that I really like), but I need help with how I should arrange them in my room. Should I line them up along my walls? Should I disperse them? Should they be different sizes? Etc.
Here are some of the images I'm using. I'm mainly showing these for vanity's sake (very proud of my idea, haha), but who knows, maybe inspiration will strike upon seeing the photos? Also, if you have any ideas of screen shots I could use, feel free to chime in.
So I know I'm really late, but I still want to contribute.
This is actually from two years ago. I just recently got the pictures on my computer since they were on my stepdad's camera. I was Fiona from Shrek.
I know it's far from perfect, but this was my first major project and I didn't, and still don't, know how to sew. So this dress is constructed from three green T-shirts, gold ribbon, and Stitch Witchery.
And even though I didn't create this one so much as assemble it, here's my costume from last year. It's a limited picture, but you really don't need much to get the idea of the costume, haha. I was Waldo.