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Nesse
« on: November 29, 2010 04:30:22 PM »

hey there!

I was a last-minute-axis-deer for halloween, so I threw on a dress I made a few years ago, painted my face (didn't have brown! so I mixed green/red and used eyeshadow to help blend. the eyeshadow made it all sort of gloppy, so I wouldn't recommend it), and crafted up some antlers.
note, holding a felting needle in your mouth is never a particularly good idea!


I needle felted the basic shape with raw merino wool (teeny tiny lanolin-filled locks! would definitely use processed wool if I did this again), wet felted a bit, then more felting with the needle to reinforce thin spots. they weren't as sturdy as I thought they'd be, so I jammed some heavy wire into them and now they're poseable!

the antlers were very shoddily sewn onto a thick headband. I may tidy it up at some point.



yeah, antlers go with every outfit. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010 04:37:19 PM »

Those antlers are awesome, I wouldn't have thought you made them, and your makeup looks perfect!
btw that dress in the last pic is completely adorable! antlers and all!
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010 04:50:48 PM »

thank you!! I reshaped it from an enormously unflattering dress. I wish I would have taken before shots!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010 05:10:51 PM »

Looks fabulous!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010 05:29:12 PM »

cute! Your makeup looks good to me! And I love the dress in the last picture as well. Very cute.
Great job all in all!
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011 02:41:08 PM »

Those are great! I never thought of felted horns - I bet they are light and comfortable.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011 05:08:59 PM »

thanks!!
they're actually not as comfortable as they look. it was my first time buying/wearing a headband, and I definitely did not choose a good one. I'm more of a hair colorist, than a hair accessorizer haha. anybody have suggestions or a favorite type of headband? I want to fix them so I can wear them more often! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011 05:30:53 AM »

I love the antlers and everything about it is ridiculously cute!
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2011 11:44:13 PM »

very cute. The make up is so great.
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