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hilarei
« on: October 29, 2010 07:19:42 PM »

inspired by a recent addiction to zombie killing, i decided to dress as Rochelle from Left 4 Dead 2.  found a plastic machete for $3.  a belt and pants at goodwill. stenciled the Depeche Mode pic on a pink T-shirt. (giant men's shirt cut down to fit using another shirt as a pattern).  



  and made a health kit.  it became more detailed as i wanted to make it something i could actually use.  



i modified it with a zipper instead of strap on the top. opens to main compartment, with pocket on the back panel.


each front zip goes to a separate pocket, which overlaps underneath, enclosed lining



two side pockets

http://a.yfrog.com/img214/4404/leftpockets.jpg

hand painted around outlined letters and cross on front (took FOREVER!), and a strap on bottom.  recycled straps, foam for back panel, and main (double open) zipper.  enclosed seams with biased tape. lots of interfacing to keep it's shape.

blurry action Rochelle (with baby Donnie Darko)


"nothing to see. no health kit here"
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010 06:11:52 PM »

I love Left 4 Dead!  Good job!  That health kit looks awesome Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010 11:17:04 AM »

I agree - the health kit is awesome! Cheesy
Did you make the stencil for your shirt? It looks really good Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010 01:01:17 AM »

thanks guys!  (sorry i was mia for a bit)

  i was pretty surprised/impressed with how the health kit turned out myself.  i planned a ton, and made a couple practice.  and hand painted...so time-consuming.

the shirt was a stencil job.  a lengthy image search led to that image exactly as it was on rochelle's shirt, instead of the actual DM promo shot.   i had 3 different print outs cutting out different sections to get all those "floating" inkless spots.  the letters bled a ton when i stenciled. so lots of retouching by hand there, too.  very worth it though.

thanks again!
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010 02:15:09 PM »

Love it! You did an awesome job, especially on that stencil!
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011 04:03:25 AM »

The left 4 dead games are my favorite games for our xbox. I always play as Rochelle. You did a great job. Love the health pack!
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011 06:17:07 PM »

That's so incredibly well done. :v I recently bought L4D2, and me and my boyfriend have been playing it nonstop.

But I was wondering what the dimensions of the pack are? I'd love to try making my own, but I don't know what size zippers to buy.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011 05:16:41 AM »

yeah, l4d and l4d2 are pretty much all i play.  played some halo for a bit, and a couple other, but i always return to l4d Smiley 

mine health kit is 7w x 9hx 3.5d.  before i made mine i did find some old etsy listing where someone had made theirs 8w x 10h.... i'm pretty short, so this fit me more.  the two front zippers are 7in, closed bottom. the side zippers are also, but i had to trim them to fit the pocket...so they are about 3in. the top/main zipper i ripped out of an old backpack.  it is the double open zipper. it runs from one corner, along the top, and a little less than half way down the side, 11 inches if i remember right...   there is also a piece of plastic-y coated foam that i ripped out of the old backpack. it is sewn in between the outer panel, and the inner panel with pocket to help give the bag shape and support.

i actually wrote out my pattern. i made a few practice ones to try to get the size right, and wrote down my steps as i practiced and figured out better ways to sew things, and proper order.  if you're interested i could try to transfer it to the computer....
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011 06:19:44 AM »

Wow. I am actually having a problem thinking of what to say because no matter what I say it will not grasp the sheer awesomeness of your outfit and the attention to detail that it all contains. I am soooo jealous yet inspired by your outfit, thank you for sharing it with us all.

ps. I may make the medi kit bag for myself to keep my house hold medical items in, it's just that amazing.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011 11:59:33 AM »

thank you!!  i was pretty stoked with how well it turned out.  it's always nice when a project turns out JUST how you want it. the stencil was a little scary, being my first stencil ever...and there were lots of small details.   i'm very glad to be able to inspire others, as well. 

  the one that i found on etsy was filled with actual first aid items, which was cool.  i use mine as a purse.  got a compliment, and an awkward interaction Tongue 

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