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« on: November 04, 2012 12:24:15 PM »

I have my Lorax over on the contest board but here is some more info on how I made it.
The Army moved us and I only got my household goods back on Oct 15 so I finished my Lorax, elf and Ironman in 2 weeks...didn't sleep a lot but loved all the crafting!
Here's my Lorax



We went to a trick or treat at the Zoo the weekend before and little kids followed her around like she was a character at Disney...Parents asked for pics with her...she loved it!



So, this is how I made it...I made the basic shapes of the body out of 1/4 inch foam from cheap exercise mats a store was selling...I think they were like $2.50 and I used 2...you could probably find things like it at a dollar store. (the red foam)

 


Basic Shapes





Then I wrapped the body in batting



For the head, I built up some of the features using blue foam camping mats and hot glued them to the basic shape.





I then covered it with batting to smooth out the edges and created a pattern for the fur.  I couldn't find orange fur and didn't have enough time to order it online so I bought a throw from Burlington coat factory that had short fur on one side and long on the other and since I didn't have enough of either for the whole costume, I used the short fur on the head. I created the pattern by using the same method as making a slip cover...I draped the fabric and the pin lines became the seam lines.



The eyes were made out of christmas ornaments that you can buy already in half and the surface is made from baby sun shades to make it see through.  I drew on the eye with sharpie to create the detail.  The mustache and eyebrows were made from feather boas glued onto aluminum wire.







I created the pattern for the body the same say as the head. And last touches were orange painted gloves, orange leggings I made and orange fur glued to her shoes.



Altogether not bad and perfectly warm for a cold Halloween Smiley
Here's a pic of all three costumes.

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012 04:12:10 AM »

Now that's a perfect Lorax!
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012 10:42:35 AM »

Thanks to everyone who voted...looks like I tied for second Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012 09:43:25 AM »

Sorry I'm late to the game, but this is seriously amazing!  Shocked  You did such a phenomenal job, and the facial components/overall expression are spot-on! This rocks  Smiley
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