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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Furious George on: November 10, 2013 05:45:06 PM
Thanks! Furious George got passed around for photos a lot that night Smiley

I saw the other Man in the Yellow Hat...so cute! Thinking, this could be awkward as I was posting!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Furious George on: November 10, 2013 04:12:11 PM
I love taking beloved characters and making them a little bit twisted for Halloween. I give you - Furious George!

It's the Man in The Yellow Hat after Curious George has rabies!

My wedding was two weeks before Halloween, so I had decided to buy the really cheap costume and dress it up. The hat had to be reinforced because it was cheap, so I added a bit of wire, but otherwise, the yellow tie, pants and shirt and hat were bought and then I proceeded to destroy them with rips and blood.

The bite marks on my face and arms are removable tattoos I made so they would stay on. The neck would was made from papier mache with toilet paper and then I painted it.   

The mesh eyeball covering is a piece of fabric I made like an eyepatch, and then blending the eyepatch strands into the bloody mess makeup I did for my face. The eyeball is hanging from a pipe cleaner strand that was painted and attached to the mesh and it didn't hinder my sight.

I bought a Curious George doll and then made fangs and claws out of paper and glue and then glued them to him. I made the shirt piece myself and painted the eyes on some metal pin covers and glued them to his face.

All in all, I had a great time going out with Furious George and here are some action shots and close ups!

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Zombie Hello Kitty Costume on: November 03, 2012 10:55:17 AM
I always like having scary takes on recognizable characters. Who is more recognizable than Hello Kitty!

I made the mask out of chicken wire and duct tape. Half the face is a white mesh fabric and the rest of the white fabric is a plushy fleece. I painted the mesh red for muscle appearance and used real dirt to make the zombie look realistic. I drew with fabric marker the teeth and muscle bits. The exposed brain is made out of pink tshirt scraps I had left over and some hot glue gun action with some red paint.

When I took off the mask I still wanted to be recognizable so I painted an old tshirt with Hello Kitty ears, the same bow I used on the mask, same nose as the mask only with Xs for the eyes so I was "Dead Hello Kitty" and with the mask I was "Zombie Hello Kitty".  

The body for Hello Kitty was made with an old skirt I had, sewed on the green jumper from some fleece I had hanging around and used black and red paint to decorate the bloody look. The arms I sewed with felt and stuffed with plastic bags. I sewed the legs with elastics so they stayed up like legwarmers and they were made of fleece.

I also added fishing line to the arms so I could them around when I was in the costume. In this pic you cane see the arm moving but in a bit of an inappropriate manner!

I enjoyed this costume thoroughly especially walking around town!  Smiley
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 35 ENTRIES / Re: Resolutions Mobile (IMG HEAVY) on: February 03, 2009 03:17:49 AM
Thanks! Well I have gotten a few resolutions started Smiley So I have made 5 recipes from cookbooks. Been exercising every couple days. Started watching a buttload of movies. I've been keeping tallies of the list ones like movies and books. I'm going to leave the resolutions up, because I also love the pictures.

As for new skill, I want to try roller derby. But I may get less ambitious and try screen printing Smiley
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 35 ENTRIES / Resolutions Mobile (IMG HEAVY) on: February 02, 2009 02:33:23 PM
Last year I created a list of things I wanted to get done by the end of the year (essentially my resolutions since I couldn't settle on just one). There was about 77 things on the list. It ended up being overwhelming and I learned that unless the list was in front of me, I generally forgot most of the things I wanted to do.

I'm more of a visual person. So I decided to make a resolution mobile! It's hanging in my craft room/personal area! I clipped out the resolutions from my list for this year and from old magazines paired the resolution with a picture!

I used the magazine insets (subscriber postcards) and pasted each side with a "resolution" image and the resolution description. I used gold wire and essentially wanted it to look very floaty and random.

Completed and Hung Mobile

Close up of Mobile

My Various Resolutions:

I've been so happy with it thus far!! And it's working!

6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Ms. Pacman after Dinner on: November 04, 2008 07:29:05 PM
Sadly, pictures were taken after a night in Georgetown and some mishandling by some crowds and then two more parties, so Ms. Pacman was not looking her best and has some tears, but she's a beauty!

The mouth is a mesh opening so I could grab drinks and food. The eyes are also mesh and I could see through them. I kept the outfit on most of the time, because it kept me warm!

This is a side view, but you can see wear the costume got a bit torn in the Georgetown frenzy.

The tongue flipped out so you could see that Ms. Pacman had been winning some games and scoring some points.

This is the entire outfit with her signature red boots. It was actually really comfy for a suit!

There were a couple times I had to take off the suit to talk to people and such. For those times I had this on my black shirt:


7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Dumpster Dive Table to Xmen Awesomeness! on: August 14, 2008 04:01:24 PM
Great idea!  Was the table top padded or hard?  Are you going to seal it?   Just curious, this would be a great idea for my teenage son, he likes conversation pieces lol.

Kudos to you for saving a table from certain death!

I sealed it with 3 layers of mod podge, although next time I think I would use a better decoupage medium. The table top map vinyl with a 1/4 of air between it and the hard table. Kinda annoying Smiley
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dumpster Dive Table to Xmen Awesomeness! on: August 14, 2008 04:18:15 AM
I found a dirty folding table by our dumpster and decided it needed saving. I had bought a bunch of random comics from amazon.com hoping to use them for a crafty project. Lo and behold, the boyfriend now has a new table!


In Process:


He enjoys it very much now (no expensive or collectible comics were hurt in this project)

9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Sushi purse - warning: do not eat. on: August 14, 2008 04:00:49 AM
How about adding a couple crystals as accents to the sushi and fortune with just some glue? It's awesome though!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Darth Vader sorta recon library bag on: August 10, 2008 02:56:35 PM
The force is strong with you!! Great job!
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