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« on: April 17, 2010 05:21:33 AM »

dh and i are going to a local anime con today.  it's the first time ever that we go to something like that.
and the only manga/anime i am currently obsessed with is DeathNote.  wasn't really feeling like cosplaying, but i had to wear something fun.

so i made this from a nice pink t-shirt that i got in the mystery shirt clearance from MAKE magazine's store.

it was from makerfaire and had a cute robot on it (just like the top left corner of this image, which is actually from a great tutorial about making a scarf from t-shirts)

but it's really not my favorite look for a robot so i made an L fangirl shirt out of it.  i used a print-out from the anime (same image as in this page of the manga) to help me cut out the t-shirt fabric appliqués.  i use the iron-on sticky film (i'm blanking on the name of it right now) and then sew over it after ironing.

later i sewed down the offwhite layer, and added his eyes again in white. i sewed down the black but you can't really see it (plus, amazingly, i think i am starting to be able to control my sewing machine a bit better).

requisite dorky action shot:

i also have another shirt that has a velvet E on it in a similar font to the famous L (an E can be cut to look like an L) and i might appliqué that on the back, or something, later.  it happens to have the same pink background!

the quote is on velcro because i would like to be able to make him say different things.  the character tends to say some memorable stuff, that is fun to parody.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010 08:11:10 AM »

This is ber awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010 09:52:36 AM »

Love the shirt - you did a great job on him. Love L!
And what a fantastic idea to make the text bubble changeable.

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010 12:13:26 PM »

Sorry for all the caps. Couldn't hold it in. Tongue ...WOW.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010 01:54:32 PM »

thank you for the nice comments!  i hope you guys will try making something like this.  it's not that hard, really (the iron-on stuff makes it easy) ... the sewing part is a little hard but i'm below-average at sewing.

i have added a new photo(s) after i got impatient and fixed some things this morning.

ETA: really shocked  Shocked  at the con i had like 10 girls compliment me for this shirt.  they were mostly surprised i made it myself.   Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010 08:29:45 AM »


That shirt is super-kawaii!

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010 09:33:28 AM »

EPIC WIN AAHHH!!! this is amazing!

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010 11:04:10 PM »

OMG ... This is AWESOME!!!

I love that anime so much and L is my favourite character ... this t-shirt rocks!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010 05:01:34 AM »

This is really cool, and it looks so professional! I've linked my non-crafty friend to it so he can fawn over it Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010 04:45:18 AM »

That's brilliant!  Grin
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