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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow Turtles Video - Cute on: March 14, 2011 02:42:00 AM
Oh my gosh, they are so freakishly adorable!
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Monster costume help. on: October 04, 2010 01:38:16 AM
Thanks for your help everyone! I'm going to do some sketches tonight, and hopefully make a decision soon. If anyone has any more ideas, I'm still open to them! Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Skirt made of candy on: October 02, 2010 08:51:39 AM
How durable do you want it? How much effort do you want to put in? If you don't mind a bit of effort and time, I would do it like bead weaving, except instead of normal beads, use candy bracelet beads. You can just do a google search if you don't know how to weave beads. It's pretty easy, it can just take some time. Anyway, I'd recommend making a piece of 'fabric' from woven candy, and then stitching two of the sides together.

This is an interesting idea, I'd love to know how you do decide to go about achieving it. Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Monster costume help. on: October 02, 2010 08:34:48 AM
This is my first topic/post I've made in quite awhile, but I didn't know where else to ask. Anyway...

In mid-December, I'm going to a GLBTIQ under-age dance party. It's theme is 'Monster Ball'(like lady gaga's concert, but it's actually just a monster theme, although I've been told lady gaga stuff is fine too). I'm having a real hard time coming up with monster ideas, especially ones that can be worn in summer(I'm in Australia, if you were wondering.). It starts in the afternoon, and ends at night, and it's usually pretty hot inside in winter, let alone summer. So heaps of fake fur is definitely out, which is awful because most monster costumes I've thought of would essentially be a one piece fake fur suit. I think the main problem I'm having with this theme is what defines a 'monster'?
Anyway, I'm pretty much looking for ideas for a monster costume that a) can be worn in summer, and in the heat of a dance party. I don't want to faint from heatstroke! Cheesy b) allows enough movement to be able to dance. c) will win me the best costume of the night, or a least a bit of appreciation.

These are my ideas so far:
Brain slug hat + normal clothes.
Flying spaghetti monster(this would be really hard to pull off though, especially making it heat-friendly)
Generic monster(one of those monster hats(how adorable are they?!), and a playsuit or dress to match. I'm kinda liking this idea at the moment).
News paper dress. Example 1 Example 2(although this one isn't actually made of newspaper) Example 3. A papier-mch mask OR do make-up with newspaper eyelashes. If this turned out really cheap, I might get contacts too. The most obvious downside to this one though, is movement. If I made it fairly loose then it might not be a problem, but I don't want to sit down and tear my dress!  Shocked
Weeping angel. This tutorial is pretty much what I'd use if I did this one. It seems to cover everything, and I adore the pantyhose idea. Brilliant. I would definitely make the wing smaller, or easier to remove, though.
Rubber glove dress. This is a bit more gaga, like the newspaper dress, and is inspired by the ones right here on Craftster
Mummy. Shorts + tank OR playsuit covered with distresses torn fabric. Mummy face paint. (I think this one would be pretty easy to make look effective).
Vampire teeth dress/skirt/top.
Rainbow monster. Rainbow face paint, maybe rainbow blood coming from mouth. I already have rainbow shoes & a rainbow tie-dye top that I made a while back. Rainbow faux fur accessories(like legwarmers and cuffs or something). Rainbow monster mask + antennae. (this one might be a bit over the top and tacky...)

Things you should probably know:
I finished up a three month long special effects make-up course a few weeks ago, so I'm pretty confident with gore based make-up. I'm also willing to do other make-up, or face painting. I'm pretty good at working from pictures of make-up and getting them right with practice.

I'm plus-sized, and I don't like showing my mid-section. I'm not extremely overweight, but I still am. I'm most comfortable wearing dresses and skirts a bit above my knees, although I'm happy to go shorter with shorts. I don't really like going longer than that though. I'm also cool with low-cut tops, especially when it's hot, because they don't trap in heat.

I'll probably do a lot of this at school, because I can use the supplies they have. My art classes are very small, so I have my teacher there to help out with sewing that I can't get my head around. If what I decide to make is a big project though, I will work on it at home as well - no problem.

I have a max. budget of AUD$70. I don't really want to be spending that much on one night, so that is my absolute maximum.


I have two and a half months to do this in, so I'm hoping to use that amount of time to come up with something amazing! Have at me with your ideas(or help me choose one of mine)!
Grin
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: I wanted a pink laptop...(3 fat pix) on: April 27, 2009 01:00:24 AM
This is really, really cool. I'd never have thought spray paint could be so durable! I just got a new laptop, so I think I'll be stealing your idea. Grin
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: My car on: December 28, 2008 04:55:30 AM
Ha ha ha Cheesy This is awesome! Great job Smiley
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Stenciled Tank Tops on: December 09, 2008 02:10:00 PM
Wow, these are fantastic! I'm jealous of your stenciling skills! Cheesy
Also, I believe this topic should be here instead Smiley
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tee Juice markers...any info? on: November 26, 2008 06:10:46 AM
I remember getting some quite awhile ago, and I think they bleed really badly. It might depend on what fabric you use, though. Either way, I suggest testing them before you do anything important.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Silhouette Forest Series! on: August 24, 2008 07:19:05 PM
They're awesome! I would so wear them, and they're not so much childish, as they are fun Smiley
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: 40 Babies - Pics on: August 24, 2008 07:01:03 PM
Awww, they're adorable! Great job Smiley
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