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Title: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: craft_ee_me on December 12, 2008 05:14:05 AM
My daughter and I are HUGE True BLood fans, but Twilight seems to be all everyone talks about at her school.  (For those of you who dont know, True Blood is a series about vampires on HBO and Twilight is a movie about vampires . True Blood is adult-oriented, Twilight is geared toward the younger set.  For example, in Twilight, vampires dont burn in sunlight, they sparkle) Anywho, after a True Blood/Twilight debate with some of her friends, my daughter asked me to make this for her:
front

close-up

back: the word 'sparkle' is in gold glitter, but didnt photo well

I hope I dont offend any Twilight fans.  I just wanted to post FOR THE FIRST TIME, something I made. Yay! Oh yeah, sorry it's so wrinkle-y, I had to make her take it off to take pics.  ;D


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: chrissychrissy on December 12, 2008 05:51:22 AM
haha, that is too funny. Whose ever heard of a sparkly vampire?? I've watched a few episodes of True Blood, it was pretty good, seemed like it was getting a little repetitive there for a while, but I still liked it.


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Rumpazel on December 12, 2008 05:56:39 AM
I like both Twilight and True Blood...although the sparkly part was a bit weird.  The shirt is super cool...and I wouldn't worry about offending people.  Freedom of speech and all...besides, it's just books, TV, and movies, right?  No one should be able to get their panties too twisted about that.  :)



Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: ninjanator on December 12, 2008 06:52:04 AM
I'd personally sport this shirt in an instant :)



Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Orrkid on December 12, 2008 06:55:20 AM
The back of the shirt makes me giggle! I like it when authors take a new direction with something that has such an almost mythological-like background, but sparkling...that's going to take some getting used to (assuming I ever pick up the book so that I can see what the movie madness is all about).

Two Southern Vampire crafts in one day - I'm glad this is getting some exposure after all the Twilight insanity. The more (good) vampire series I know about, the better! (Too bad Robin McKinley isn't planning on serializing Sunshine, or even at least making a sequel.)


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: death_by_vodka on December 12, 2008 07:08:09 AM


Your stencil looks nice and clean, you did an excellent job on this shirt.




Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: IHeartMstrChief on December 12, 2008 07:22:44 AM
I love the stenciling you've done though, your lines are nice and clear and you did a great job. I hope my venture into stenciling and screen printing stuff turns out as well.



I must look up this True Blood, hadn't heard of it until this post. Great work again! Hope to see more in the future!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Mandyhello on December 12, 2008 07:44:34 AM
I am a teen librarian, and I am absolutely sick to death of talking about dreamy vampires!  i love your hoodie, and bravo to your daughter for thinking outside of the mob-like box :D


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: BlairsBear on December 12, 2008 08:00:46 AM
Haha! Well done.  I have to say, as an Anne Rice fan, I found the sparkly bit a little hard to take.  However, the Twilight vampire was MUCh cuter than Tom Cruise as Lestat.  Blonde totally works against him.
Oh, and as for your sweater (pardon me for rambling) I think you did very nice work, and I like the font you used on the back.


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: hippie4yahweh on December 12, 2008 08:12:08 AM

I think this is hilarious!! It's VERY well done, too, it looks really really good! Fantastic job! Your daughter must have some serious will power to avoid the Twilight phenom if she's still in school! (I personally was sucked into it on accident when I was out of books and Twilight was the first thing I saw walking into Borders- DANG it! Major mistake, but I'm still obsessed lol)

(And I agree, the sparkly thing may be way overboard, but I love Edward in spite of his glitter side hahahaha)

Good job!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Radmom on December 12, 2008 09:15:55 AM
OMG!! I totally love this! My teenager said,"AWESOME!" She is so disgusted with it. She too suffers the "preps gone vamp" saga at her high school as well.

On another note I am making 2 shirts for my 9 year old who acts 900. LOL

She thinks very much like myself at her age. I was never normal.
So...She cannot stand Hannah Montana. So I am working on a Anti Montana shirt for her.

I am also making one with a quote from Practical Magick

"Being normal denotes a lack of courage"


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: dip_n_dot on December 12, 2008 09:36:08 AM
HAHA i actually love True Blood and Twilight.....Bill is SO fine hehe!!
My boyfriend would def agree with your shirt i love it!!! :D


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: robingal1 on December 12, 2008 10:39:54 AM
THANK. YOU.
All of these little Sparktards are driving me crazy!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: karmellah on December 12, 2008 11:23:47 AM
In Twilight they sparkle? Youve got to be kindding me...I think i just vommited a little bit. I think Im even more anti-twilight than i was before. i see a lot of people talking about true blood.Im very picky about my vampires since i was named after one (Carmela/Mircala). Anyway, went on a rant...I love that. I suddenly want one really bad....


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: laur328 on December 12, 2008 11:45:16 AM
i am a HUGE  Tru Blood fan!!!!  and i didnt know that vamps sparkled in twilight.  that kinda funny.  i like the font you use also.   awesome!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: taerowyn on December 12, 2008 11:49:12 AM
Great shirt!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: le_coiffeur04 on December 12, 2008 12:15:42 PM
OMG This is SO funny! I LOVE It!  I like twilight but We are huge True Blood fans at my house. I read the Charlaine Harris series it is based on. My husband was so upset when the season was over. We cancled HBO this week cause its a waste without TrueBlood. Awesome shirt you did a great job!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Shtinky Puddin on December 12, 2008 12:29:24 PM
LOVE True Blood (Lafayette and Erik esp!) and LOVE this sweatshirt!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: hippiejo74 on December 12, 2008 12:39:36 PM
 ;D Yea!!! As a huge Buffy fan (sparkle??? WTF?!!!) and although I've never seen True Blood series, I love this! I read the first Twilight book and .....YAWN. If you want a good (set of) books on vampires, I recommend the Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith. I'm now going off to make a shirt like this to wear ;)


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Wendellina on December 12, 2008 02:34:22 PM
True Blood is one of the best series ever.  I absolutely loved it and cannot wait until the next season starts.

Great shirt!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: brotherlover on December 12, 2008 02:35:55 PM
Hmmm, REAL vampires. A paradox in itself.


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: twilightprincess on December 12, 2008 07:03:55 PM
I like Twilight but the whole sparkly thing throws me off a little :-\
Love this. Good job.


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: OmJane on December 12, 2008 07:12:30 PM
I love the back!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: EctoplasmicMoose on December 12, 2008 09:55:53 PM
YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot stand Twilight AT ALL!!!!!!!!I love this shirt!!!!!  ;D :D ;D :D


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Avian Flight on December 12, 2008 11:12:50 PM


I love the back of the shirt too! Great stencil job!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Kaiser Scissorhands on December 13, 2008 06:56:29 AM
I might make one for my dad... Both of my sisters are ears deep in twilight right now, and he is an old school vampire fan (an also a true blood fan) so I think he would appreciate it.

And maybe one for myself...because twilight offends me the same way Dan Brown offends me... as a lover of literature. And Vampires.


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: RENTHead_351 on December 13, 2008 08:53:01 AM
I love Twilight, but I could see me wearing it to make my friends mad. I liked the book before all the hype, and now the hype of it all is kind of tiring. It seems like everyone is jumping on a bandwagon... Anyway, good job :)


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: nevaehyeknom on December 13, 2008 12:11:57 PM
I love this!  True Blood is AWESOME!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: myklia on December 13, 2008 02:33:02 PM


I love what you did, I totally believe in being outside the norm.  Yay!!!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: skeptix on December 13, 2008 05:10:23 PM
this is wonderful. i don't know anything about the movie or the show, but being a long time "buffy" fan i know vampires shouldn't sparkle. kudos!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: olive_juice on December 13, 2008 07:34:33 PM
High five for this! I'm a true blood fan, and never got into twilight. I feel like everyone who doesn't like harry potter must have felt back in the HP craze, but they just seem like they are written for high schoolers (no offense to high school kids-i'm just not one anymore).

My opinion aside, i really like this shirt! it looks so professional, and you really chose your fonts and words well. Kudos to you!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: craft_ee_me on December 13, 2008 08:10:41 PM
Thanks to everyone for your kind words.  Here are the fonts I used : Twilight font (yes, it's an actual font, found at twilighters.org/fun/fonts) and Dark Crystal Outline, found at 1001fonts.com. 

Thanks again everyone!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: v3nu5 on December 14, 2008 02:31:53 AM
Really great sweater. I've watched True Blood, good series. But I'm also a HUGE Anne Rice fan, so vampires are pretty special to me too. I'm not really interested in watching Twilight until I can read the book. Gives me a better sense of the actual story. Can't knock till you try it right? Anyways, Love your hoodie.  ;D


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Pretty. Odd on December 14, 2008 07:22:26 AM
Thankyou!!!! Twilight is all anyone talks about anymore, nice to see someone who isnt obsessed! i am not alone!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: classy broad on December 14, 2008 09:57:21 AM
i love twilight, but i do think this is pretty funny!  ;D
very clever.  :D

*xo...


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: mintbamboo on December 14, 2008 10:47:21 AM
Despite being a fan of Twilight, I very much love this! I wish I had made a shirt like this when I went to see the movie (on opening night... what was I thinking?) just to annoy the "Team Edward" shirts. I didn't think there was anything wrong with the idea of sparkling vampires when I read the book, because it's nice to see something outside the cookie-cutter vampire cliche every now and then, but when I saw the movie I though the same thing as the back of your shirt  :)


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: 3toedsloth on December 15, 2008 01:06:04 PM
and I thought I was the only one... I haven't gotten into Twilight or True Blood (but I loved Underworld!!) Anywho, the *sparkle* snark is hilarious and I'm glad your daughter can show her friends up! You did a great job!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: pennydreadfull on December 16, 2008 01:43:26 PM
im a huge nerd for vampires, i dont have cable so Ive never seen true blood and I  havent seen or read twilight but the fact that the vampires freaking sparkle is ridiculous!! i effing love this shirt!!!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Cyncasm on December 19, 2008 04:09:57 PM
Haha.  I appreciate all things anti-Twilight.


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: susief00 on January 01, 2009 11:54:01 AM
haha! That is really cute!



That is still making me laugh..."Real vampires don't sparkle"....heheee!



Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: misseccentric on January 03, 2009 06:46:12 PM
even though the twilight book was out before the true blood series, i am not offended. good job on that stencil it's very neat and clean.


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: sunshyn_stef on January 03, 2009 08:21:21 PM
I didn't think there was anything wrong with the idea of sparkling vampires when I read the book, because it's nice to see something outside the cookie-cutter vampire cliche every now and then

I agree, glad she came up with some interesting explanations for the traditional vampire rules.  I love this sweatshirt!  I'm almost done with the fourth book, haven't seen the movie yet, but kinda afraid to, movies never do books justice.  No HBO for us, so I can't compare with True Blood. 

What did you use for the sparkle?


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: mojo_hannah on January 03, 2009 09:22:42 PM
teeheehee! I agree  ;)


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: danitza on January 05, 2009 11:58:29 PM
I totally agree, real vampires most certainly do not sparkle.

I may need to make one of these to annoy my nieces, haha. Kidding. I tease them enough as it is.

Good job!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: kdough20 on January 06, 2009 02:20:13 PM
Although I love Twilight, I think the "Real Vampires Don't Sparkle" shirt is awesome!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: knitting_nyxxie on January 09, 2009 05:55:50 AM
Everyone please keep this thread on topic.

https://www.craftster.org/craftsterguide.html#anchor9g (https://www.craftster.org/craftsterguide.html#anchor9g)

I have deleated off topic post and edited ones that had both in it.

If you want to chat about this series and you are a friend of craftster please go over to the off topic board. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=413.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=413.0)


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: SquidPrincess on January 09, 2009 10:57:23 PM
As a snotty vampire traditionalist, I LOVE the real vampires don't sparkle text. Yeeeeah. Why isn't anyone kicking it old school?! I want vampires that are so OCD you can steal one of their socks and it saves your village. Sparkles! Pft!

So, clever shirt, I'm in love with the concept--but very good clean lines, too. :) I love the lettering you used, because it reminds me of spooky old horror film font. Is it freehand or did you use a font? (If you used a font, I want it. Hah. But I think it's freehand.) And despite the flash, I can tell that the word sparkle is in fact sparkling, and I love literal illustrations for things of that nature. I think the placement of the 'no' sign is good, too--visible, but it's small and not a huge obnoxious thing plastered over the whole front of the hoodie. Keeping the anti pop culture favorite sentiment fairly classy, that is... :) Super cute all around!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: craft_ee_me on January 14, 2009 03:51:06 AM
For the 'sparkle' word, I used gold glitter paint over white, and the font for that part of the shirt was Dark Crystal Outline, I think I got it at 1001fonts.com


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: doglvr123 on January 17, 2009 11:30:13 AM
I really dont like twilight, im more into "i vant to eat you alive vampires", sorry fans :D. I would definitely wear this, if i made it, it wouldn't turn out neerly as good, im a knitter and shrinky-dinkier, is that a word? Anyway, im getting really sick of all the hype, everyone at school is obsessed. Blah. :P


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: HananatheBanana on February 01, 2009 07:16:23 AM
Haha, I love this shirt.
I have to admit I am a Twilight fan,
but one of my friends has the same opinion as you do!

Would you mind if I took the idea and put the text on the back
onto a tshirt for my friend for her birthday?

=]


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: sailorgirlbonk on February 02, 2009 08:16:43 PM
Hah! That's adorable and well done. :) And I'm even a fan of the apple holding sparkly vampire books.


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: crystallinebones on May 11, 2010 04:21:12 PM
This is amazing! :D I am with you True Blood is a Zillion times better than Twilight!


Title: Re: Anti-Twilight Shirt
Post by: Legal_Beagle on September 20, 2011 08:18:09 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE It!!!