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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / McQueen's Armadillo Shoes? on: March 01, 2010 09:48:27 AM
Okay, so, I know it's a crazy attempt to be made, but someone has to try to make a version of these that is less "high art" and more wearable.


So, here is the evidence I have gathered so far:



So here we can see that the shoes have a zipper (suprisingly enough I would have assumed they just sealed all the models' feet into them)

I am figuring starting with a stripper shoe as the base with a platform. I originally examined fetish shoes with a ballet point (http://www.funkypair.com/shinyblackballetfetishshoes.aspx) but then realized a platform would be much more wearable.

6 inches I feel is the upper limit of how high the shoes can be before looking silly IRL. I was thinking of starting out with these: http://www.funkypair.com/575inchstilettoheelpump.aspx as I have heard that Bordello shoes are pretty comfy

I was thinking of constructing sort of a wire cage to make the upper portion of the shoe, but I worry about safety. And thoughts?
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Mara Jade Skywalker on: November 03, 2009 02:19:22 PM
Hopefully I can get some detailed shots soon of all the parts of the costume, however lets start with the over all costume. It took about 3 days to make from start to finish.

The jumpsuit was very easy to make. I used fancy slinky dress material that I got from the $1 a yard bin. I used less than 2 yards and thread I had.

The "belt" are actually 2 purse straps I put together to get Mara's double belt strap. That was $3

The boots are Docs and the shin guards were my father's knee pads from umping softball

The most expensive part of the costume was the wig, but since I will probably be Dawn from Joseph Michael Linsner comics or Maude Lebowski, I figure I will use it again.

It is Mace Windu's lightsaber, but I did not have time to make a Mara one (silly law school applications).

Technically, Mara does not have a Jedi robe that she wears in the comics, however, I decided that every Jedi deserves a robe, even if they did use to be part of the Emperor's Hand.

3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / How to accesorize this bridesmaids dress? on: June 25, 2008 12:55:59 PM
So my roomate is getting married in October and this is the bridesmaids dress in Emerald Green (the color that it is shown in is Deep Navy, so be aware the green is pretty bold):

And naturally, I have concerns.

1) I'm a red-head currently and I have no intention of returning to brunette just for the wedding. How can I avoid looking like Christmas?

2) Gold jewelry looks horrid on my olive skin with the red hair, however If I start in with silver jewelry my first thought is snakes (too much Legends of the Hidden Temple - Go Silver Snakes!) I also need something for my short-ish hair, would a rhinestone headband (hand made, naturally) be in appropriate? I kind of want to wear a mini-veil but that might be odd.

3) The wedding is in October so I need something to cover my arms? To knit or not to knit? The dress is taffeta, so I could make a taffeta shawl but I want it to keep my arms covered without fiddling with it not just a wrap (once again I am back in gold and silver with gold+red+green=Christmas)

Sorry to rant, I am a little overwhelmed with this wedding and its not even mine!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Spring Awakening Swap? on: June 02, 2008 09:21:26 AM
A swap for the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening"? Any interest?
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Slash and Femslash Shippers Swap on: May 30, 2008 02:24:00 PM
Okay, I did a search and didn't find this, so please let me know if this is something that has been brought up before.

Slash was just the first thing that came to mind, perhaps any non-cannon ship would be a better concept. The whole point would be to bring people together from different fanfiction communities to craft in the name of mutal non-cannon slashiness (yeah, I'm making up words now)

Any interest? Any thoughts?

My fleshed out concept (try une, I'll update this as people suggest things):

Okay, so first a quick summary of what slash is and femslash is: slash is a guy/guy pairing, femslash is a girl/girl pairing.

The goal would be to craft things related to the other persons slash/femslash OTP.

I think it should be limited to people 18 or over to prevent any awkward craftiness (or the questionaire could deal with like or dislike of "adult" crafts)
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