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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / MORGANA - League of Legends ++PICS++ on: November 01, 2011 03:41:39 PM
Hello fellow craftsters!!! This is my entry, Morgana from the League of Legends online game.  I made this costume for my daughter this year and she absolutely loved it. I will be honest, I was hesitant about making it, but glad I did. I think my little girl did a fine job of picking out what she wanted to be. I did my research on the internet and only found 2 others that has made a Morgana costume. So I consider it an original, a nice choice.

Items I crafted:

Bra - Constructed from a recycled woman's dress that was bought at the good will. Had to deconstruct and cut it to fit properly for a 10 year old. Added gold piping, elastic, and fasteners.

Gauntlets - Made from scratch. Complete with detail stitching, eyelets and ribbon. (These are my favorite item in the costume)

Skirt - Made from scratch. NO PATTERN! It has three layers of twill fabric in order to capture the same look that Morgan had. Distressed with paint to give that tattered and torn look. I also has to starch the bottom area because when Morgana walks, her skirt does not flow like a normal dress would with a train. Its very stiff and intimidating as she is almost floating across the floor.

Belt - Made from scratch. I had some black material in my stash that had a leather appearance, so I chose this and had to paint it with a dry brush technique with some green paint. It was my best option since I looked everywhere to find a green faux fabric with no success.

Buttons - Bought 50 cheap buttons on ebay. Filled the holes, painted, distressed, and sealed them. These took a while to achieve.

Headband - Braided red leather from the jewelry section in wal mart. Not shown in the last picture since that was taken on a different night and I forgot to put it on her.

Wings - My first ever! Made from scratch too.  Made with gauged wire, foam core board, elastic covered with ribbon for the shoulder pieces, a velcro elastic strap that was attached underneath to balance out the weight. And then some hand dyed cheesecloth that I glued on with a handy glue gun.  They came out exactly how I wanted them too since they are a key item to her look.

Things I didnt craft - The leotard, the wig, and the hoop skirt beneath the Morgana skirt.

Anyway, I hope you guys like it and crossing my fingers it will be an inspiration for someone else try in the next year to come. Hope everybody had a wonderful Halloween too and please have a nice day! Thanks for looking!!   Smiley


(Oddly I made this Morgana costume for my daughter Lauren, but I also have a daughter named Morgan. Assuming I was destined to make this costume? I think so! Cheesy)

This one shows the bra better:

And the true Morgana! (My only picture reference)
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / The Ring - Samara Morgan on: November 01, 2009 10:55:13 PM
This is my 8 year old babycakes. All dressed up and ready to kill! Lol

This one was super cheap, about 10 bucks! Found a shirt at goodwill, added some length to it to make it longer. Distressed it with dye and paint. Bought wig, stockings. Had the makeup and shoes. Easy costume done in one night. But sooooooo effective. She won the contest, woo hoo!

Here she is....C & C welcome.

Black & White pic:

Killing her cousin.....

The original of my babycakes. Backstage at the Five Finger Death Punch concert last week.
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Silent Hill Nurse on: November 01, 2009 10:46:39 PM
Hello all. This was a costume I made for me this time. I was so excited since I am always busy with the kids costumes. Anyway, I made the dress out of a shirt and skirt I got from the goodwill store. Made some adjustments and attached the two together to make a dress. Coffee stained it and distressed it with cutting and some dry paint.

The mask: Get a styrofoam head. I took the head and stuck it on my dress form pole. I then wrapped batting around it to make it bigger. I then used saran wrap and covered the whole head. Took a black nylon leg stocking and fit it over the head and tied it at the bottom. Next I took strips of fabric I ripped apart and dipped it in glue that I diluted and started dressing the head as if it were a wound. When I was finished the whole head was covered. Sat it in front of a fan to dry over night. Next day I took heavy duty scissors and cut up the back of the head but stopped where I wanted the mask to end at. Removed it from the head and trimmed it up to make it wearable. Removed some of the nylon but left part of it for the eye. Had to glue it back down since it wasnt sticking to well w/ hot glue gun. Then add the paint and a piece of velcro in the back for it to attach to your head. I made a hoodie, almost like a sccoodie to wear over my head since I have black hair and I needed to cover it. Put that on first then the mask and it looks like a completely covered head.

Arms and legs: Ivory nylons I hand painted. Not to hard all though you cant see them very well.

Oh and I bought some cheap white heels for 6 bucks. Added blood splatters every where and there ya go!

Cost of this costume....less than 20 bucks. Woo Hoo!

Take a look! C&C welcome!

On the dress form, better detail for dress

Myself and both my girls:

4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Green Oogie Boogie on: November 01, 2009 10:23:00 PM
Hello all, this is my entry. A green Oogie Boogie I made for my 12 year old daughter. She remembers him as the green Oogie and wanted him green not brown. Also, keep in mind she is the size of an adult that why it is so large. We originally had this idea before we saw the post from last year of Oogie, but I have to give credit to ashleyjustine for definite inspiration. This was a farewell to trick or treating to my daughter since this will be her last year because since she is the size of an adult, she is tired of getting strange looks from people like she is too old. I know, silly isnt it.

On with the show.....I bought green burlap online from a music store I think. This burlap was for sound proofing music rooms. Bought 7 yards of it for $7.50 a yard. Pricey! I used 2 old flat sheets to line the inside and stuffed it with a whole box of fiberfill. Arms are also filled slightly and have quilt batting.

I sewed this costume on an actual sewing machine. YES I did! Its a beast of an old machine too, I got free! (Thank you god) Turning it right side out was a struggle after wards since it is so fat. I then took nylon string for the stitches and stitched him up. Added some dry paint brushing for extra detail.

The headpiece was something I have never done.....but willing to try. I made a sort of type lampshade out of poster board and wire. Then covered w/ batting and starting cutting and piecing what I thought looked like Oogies shape of his head with a mouth. The mouth is where she can see out of. I then stapled the burlap on and hot glued in some areas along with cutting. I also added wire for the point of his head so it would be bendable. Added the stitches and some paint. Oh yeah I had to fill the inside with some cushion so it would hug her head and not flop around. Then I added a wide velcro strap that went under her chin to keep it on.

Made some foot covers which were really easy w/ elastic, velcro and a hot glue gun.

Took me 3 weeks to make this costume but sooooooooooo worth it. She LOVED it and so did everybody else. It was hilarious when she walked. After she left all the houses the people were cracking up at oogies butt.

My favorite tools for this project: The beast of a sewing machine, it was a Brother. Duct tape, staple gun, hot glue gun and Ailenes glue. Tip: Hot glue mends burlap quite well

Anyway, take a look! Its my best yet!!!! C&C welcome

Oogie and her 2 cousins, Brandon and Grant.
5  COOKING / Dessert / Happy face chocolate suckers? on: January 10, 2009 09:17:28 PM
Hi all! This was a Christmas project my 7 year old and I did.  I was baking all kinds of goodies for Christmas and she wanted to hand out something too.  So we went to Michaels and picked up some candy making chocolate (milk choc. & white choc.).  Bought some sticks, a happy face mold and some ribbon.  This is what we came up with.  Kind of cute if you ask me.  Everybody loved them and said they were to cute to eat.  Not to mention my daughter loved making them AND did most of the work!  She was really proud of herself.  Anyway take a look.....hope you like them.

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / New purse for momma! on: January 10, 2009 09:03:11 PM
Hi all! This is a new purse I made for my mom for Christmas.  She loved it....(yay)!  Anyway I used a McCalls pattern, cant quite remember the # but anyway I altered it a bit.  I used a crazy quilt fat quarter for the patchwork and remnants I all ready had.  Take a look.  C & C appreciated!

7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Men's Madrigal / Renaissance Costume on: November 01, 2008 11:04:49 AM
Here is another project I made that I finished in a month! Whew!  This is my nephew in his Madrigal costume.  I made a shirt (which you cant see, its black), doublet, pants, cape and hat.  I seriously had my blood sweat and tears in this costume.  This is actually my first Renn costume but I am really happy with it.  I followed a pattern for the doublet (but made some serious adjustments), shirt, and pants.  The cape/cloak, and hat I drafted myself from what I have seen online.  All the trim on the doublet is hand sewn on, it took forever.  And the sleeves for the doublet are removable with the eyelets.  I used leather ties instead of ribbon to tie them on and I did not have the points on them. (They were quite expensive) Not to mention the whole costume together was VERY expensive!  My sister and I estimated it over $400! I also made a pouch/bag which you cant see either from a reconstruction of a leather purse I found at the Good Will.  I was really trying to impress his teacher since she does have a degree in period clothing. Anyways......take a look please! Comments / Criticism excepted.

8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Corpse Bride and Saw Puppet on: November 01, 2008 10:43:12 AM
Hello all! Hope Everyone had a wonderful Halloween. Here is my girls in their costumes this year. 

My oldest wanted to be the Saw puppet.  It was very easy! All I did was went to the local Good Will and bought a suit and shirt for her. All I had to do was make the bow tie.  She loved being so creepy! My youngest was the Corpse Bride.  I also bought a vintage wedding dress from the Good Will and reconstructed the whole thing. Bought a white shirt and leggings, dyed them a light aqua blue and painted the arm and leg with fabric paint.  As you can see I used fabric paint on the dress and veil and flowers too.  The wig I bought online.  But all in all I think it turned out pretty good for the both of them. They got a lot of compliments that made them feel extra special.  Seriously though, nothing beats opening the door to a trick or treater in a homemade costume!  At the school Halloween parade I noticed I was always picking out which one were handmade. Anyway.....check em out please!

Please excuse the Playstation mess!

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / HUGE Houndstooth dress = little girls mini pleated skirt on: January 13, 2008 06:36:16 PM
Hi all! Just wanted to show you the recon I did. I got the dress at the thrift store for 70 cents! Yep, thats right 70 cents. Not to mention it was brand spankin new too. So I asked my little one if she wanted a new skirt and of course she said yes soooo......here is what I came up with! And she loves it too. Hooray for mom!

I had to make a matching headband too.

The before:

Hope you like it as much as I do. Thanks for looking fellow craftster's!

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Purse for my mom, my first purse I have made! on: December 24, 2007 10:57:23 PM
Hello all.....I just wanted to share with you my mothers gift I made her this Christmas. Its my first purse I had ever made and I am quite proud of it. I just hope she likes it as much as I do. Take a look, and please share your comments. (good or bad will be greatly appreciated)

On the inside it has a zipper pocket and a cell phone pocket w/ velcro. It also has outside pockets on each side.
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