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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2010 01:04:45 PM »

Homg, you're my hero! I love Red Sonja and you did a great job, all that carpal tunnel was definetely worth it! And I can't believe you ran into Stan Lee, that's so mega frikkin cool XD I can believe he'd be pervy.
Hot girls dressing up as hot comic book characters? He's the Hugh Hefner of Superhero chicks rofl
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2010 03:45:00 PM »



incidentally, i made my bf's costume as well. tiny, tiny shorts. think daniel craig emerging from the ocean. except covered in faux suede and faux fur.

I think we need pics of that too!  Ahem.

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he's such a good sport. when anyone asked who he was dressed as, he'd say "i'm the barbarian that she beats up." <3

i made his shorts using a pair of cute trunk undies as the base, then i used zig-zag stitchery on my sewing machine and painstakingly sewed small scraps of faux suede and faux fur onto them. they were rather snug. so much so that i had to cut a small slit down the front, then i put a large piece of faux suede behind, a "junk curtain", if you will. then i punched holes with an x-acto knife and laced a piece of black rawhide through, criss-cross style. the vest was made from a different pattern faux fur. i used a t-shirt to line it with so it wouldn't be scratchy. and i used the t-shirt as the pattern. cheat codes... Smiley

and, for sh!ts and giggles...

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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2010 06:52:45 PM »

Hitting 'this rocks' for your courage, the carpal tunnel, stan lee...and the whole shebang! You totally rock Red Sonja!
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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2010 08:34:17 PM »

i went to dragon*con this year and made a red sonja costume (more or less) from scratch.

i took an old bra, cut everything off the cups and covered them in faux suede. i bought 1000 chain mail scales from a store online and sewed them one by one to the cups. i then attached some faux leather strapping and used actual clear bra straps to give myself some support.

for the bottoms, i took a pair of brown bikini bottoms that i got on the cheap at wal-mart. i cut the sides off, then i covered them in faux suede using the zig-zag stich on my sewing machine, hoping it would give a little, since the faux suede had ZERO stretch, even on the bias. i made two little triangles for a front and back to the bottom. i strung scales together with split rings (umm, carpal tunnel, much?) and sewed the end of each chain to the triangle so they'd drape a little and jingle when i walked.

my boots are regular slouch suede boots, i cut small ovals out down the front, and cut a strip off of the cuff to attach behind my calf. i also attached silver buttons i made from sculpey.

i also made my leg armor from sculpey, using an aluminum wire frame. i attached them with rawhide.

my studded bracelet was just a piece of strapping from joann's that i pinned and sewed so that it looked like a bracelet sonja's wearing in a cover i particularly like. my other bracelet was a cheap egyptian wrist cuff from the halloween store that i stretched open and tied around my bicep using rawhide to make it a little bigger.

i did not make the sword. Smiley

and yeah. that's stan lee. we ran into him in the elevator. he is a pretty awesome (albeit, pervy) old guy. he kept referring to me as his girlfriend and did not want me to get off the elevator. Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2010 11:14:10 PM »

awesome costume! Grin

im so jealous you met Stan lee too!
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2010 08:55:39 AM »

I LOVE the costume!  If only Halloween weren't such a cold holiday I'd wear that!  Great job!  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2010 09:00:38 AM »

where'd ya get the scales from? great job!
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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2010 10:04:08 AM »

That second one is a fantastic picture - love it so hard Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2010 12:56:33 PM »

where'd ya get the scales from? great job!

there's a user on ebay called the ring lord. the shop has some really awesome stuff. i got my scales and my split rings from there. Smiley and thanks.
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« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2010 06:05:52 PM »

I love this! Like really love this. I have been a fan of red Sonja since I was a wee girl and currently collect the comic books! Great job Cheesy
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