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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Daria swap gallery on: November 16, 2009 05:35:19 PM
wow, the quality of the items in the swap is amazing.  Great job everyone!
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Daria swap gallery on: November 10, 2009 03:13:17 PM
Wow, I am super impressed with the crafty swaps thus far!  They surely have put to shame anything I would've made had I not dropped outta the swap.

Can't wait to see the rest of them!
23  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Guro Goldilocks / A Mauled Maiden oh noes! on: November 01, 2009 08:10:33 PM
I have been doing Lolita style Hallowe'en costumes for the past 4 years now, so I figured I'd go at it again this year, but this is the first time I added a bit of a horrific twist.  Last Halloween I got some prosthetics  for my roommate, and she never used them.  So I still have a burn scar/gouged/shredded kits.  I used the shredded kit to get the effect of a bear claw tearing my tender faceflesh to bits!  I've never used prosthetics before and didn't even have everything I needed to pull it off (read: spirit gum), but with more practice I'm sure I can get it to eventually look better.

I made the dress, bow, and capelet.  I didn't use a pattern for any of it.  I love the capelet, though the shoulders are a little too puffy/misplaced.  I would have used blood gel on my face, but because I actually would wear this outfit in a non-costume/Hallowe'en situation, I didn't want to get it stained.  The gauze fabric I got at Hancock, which was really cool and 99c a yard and figured would add to the look.  Of course when Saturday rolled around and I wanted to tie on my capelet, the blasted ribbons completely shredded!  Oh well, I used a safety pin...

I entered a costume contest with a friend (who got a LOT of attention dressing as Lady Gaga hehe) and apparently TIME and SKILL and EFFORT are not aspects of a costume a drunken crowd of judges appreciates! =\



Wif my guy =3


My friend's creepy bat cave of a basement


And his equally creepy kitchen


Hope you all had a happy and spooky Hallowe'en!
24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Daria Swap (Sendout 2 NOV 2009) on: October 29, 2009 06:26:10 PM
I'm so sorry my partner and I had to drop outta the swap.  I suppose i can tell you what I was going to make...

I was going to craft a Macbook cozy/carrier--one side styled like Daria's Green Coat/Orange shirt, and the other side with Jane's Red Overshirt/Black shirt.  It was gonna be really cool!  Then I was gonna make an ipod holder in tiger stripe--like Jane's failed "Lady and the Tiger" hairstyle.  I was going to make something else but hadn't figured out what it would be, hah.

Can't wait to see the results!
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lolita Blouse on: October 04, 2009 12:48:00 AM
Wow, this is amazing for it only being your second blouse.  I suck at making (lolita) blouses.

Fantastic job (and great coordinate!)
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mary Rose High Waisted Lolita Skirt on: October 04, 2009 12:45:24 AM
Wow, this is really beautiful.  Those pleats? AMAZING.

Your attention to detail is spectacular.  I bow to you.

Wonderful, wonderful work.
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Professional Photoshoot! (photo pudgy) on: October 04, 2009 12:39:12 AM
On Sept 19 I had a really great photoshoot with Lone Wolf Studios, a husband-wife duo.  I brought along my assistant and his daughter, who ended up being my wardrobe helper Smiley  We met up at a park, and I got to hang around in the kids' huge jungle gym, but trying to shoot around children is quite difficult and patience-trying x_x

This Fawn dress I made a few months ago and just absolutely love it.  I got the fabric from superbuzzy.com


I was balancing on something about ten feet off the ground.  Thankfully I didn't fall off!


Unfortunately I'm too tall for playgrounds  Embarrassed




Then we moseyed on over to the graveyard right next door (strange placement...jungle gym...graveyard, makes sense!!!!not really) in a dress I made for myself for Christmas 2007.  This is my favorite photo of me. of.all.time.  I look good doing couture pose!




She'd brought some props, too, so we got some interesting shots with a lantern, though the effect in daylight isn't the same:


My assistant's daughter first noticed this tree after we thought we were done shooting, but we just HAD to get a shot of this creepy tree!  It was on an incline, so I nearly broke my ankles trying to sit/get up  Undecided


I <3 my blue hair....AND we got to see a Blue Heron on the river!  I've never seen one in person before, and then it flew around for a while.  HUGE BIRD.


I thought the rose garden was very Alice in Wonderlandy


Down at the quasi-beach.  So beautiful.


This is one of my favorite shots from the photoshoot, too.


Here's also a sneak peek at some shoots a couple models just did, too!

The lovely Rose Froze in Arizona


And beautiful Necromantis in a shoot she did all herself (modeling AND photography, girl's talented!)


I have a photoshoot coming up on Oct 17 with a girl in Dubuque, IA and I am VERY excited!  It's going to be a wacky weekend (first weekend trip with the new boyfriend...)!  Comments and critiques very much appreciated!
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lolita style Kitty Skirt on: September 10, 2009 04:19:54 PM
Attached petticoat, nice!  Looks great on you! and kitties =3
29  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Mermaid Newborn Sculpture Gardensofutopia on: August 31, 2009 11:28:07 AM
He looks like he's gonna beat me up if i get too close.

I love the fin.  the little bead-looking details on his arms/head/torso are neat.
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Daria Swap (Sign-up 25 Aug - 05 Sep, Sendout 25 Oct 2009) on: August 30, 2009 03:38:37 PM
Melladh! thank you for the Youtube link! yaaaayyy
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