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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Joker and Harley- genderswap fun! (and a bonus Jane Crocker) on: September 23, 2012 08:32:30 PM
How/What did you make your husbands hammer from? I'm planning a harley costume for a friend and she wants a hammer...but not sure what to make it out of as she will more than  likely want to hit people with it.
Sorry for the really late reply, I hardly ever get on here anymore and hopefully this is still relevant. I actually used a roll of bubble wrap that was the size I wanted the hammer to be. Then I covered it in poster board to make it smooth and did paper machee over that for extra stability. The handle is a piece of wood we got from Lowe's and I just cut a whole in the hammer part and super glued it in and then painted the whole thing. It ended up being very light and we probably could have hit people with it except that we didn't want it to tear or break. :p
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Recreated doily on: June 30, 2012 08:18:30 PM
My aunt gave me two doilies that were handmade by a great aunt somewhere in my family and she wanted me to recreate them for her. I've never worked with tiny hooks and yarn before or done anything as intricate so I was pretty intimidated but it turned out to be a lot easier than I expected. It still took quite a while to finish the first one, a couple weeks working a few hours a day, but I was able to figure out the pattern with a bit of guesswork.

I only messed up a little on one of the leaves. I missed a couple stitches so it's a little shorter than the others but at least it's not too noticeable.

Next to the original for comparison. The yarn I used is a tad bigger and it looks a little wonky because it's still kind of stiff. Given time, it will probably straighten out though.

Close up on some of the stitching.

I'm pretty proud of it and it was certainly an interesting exercise. It's certainly made me a lot more confident in my abilities. When I first saw it, I thought I'd never be able to make something like this, but it was a lot simpler once I broke it down into rows.

Next I have to make the other one which is the same type of pattern, just twice as big...
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Joker and Harley- genderswap fun! (and a bonus Jane Crocker) on: June 21, 2012 07:33:54 PM
Your costumes look great! Just out of curiosity, was the dealers room any good this year? I've noticed a decline in the amount of neat and unique things for sale in the recent years and was unable to make it this year.
It was pretty good I guess. It's actually been a while since I've been going to cons and I've grown out of wanting to buy a lot of stuff at the dealer's room. So I wouldn't know what to tell you.
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Joker and Harley- genderswap fun! (and a bonus Jane Crocker) on: June 21, 2012 02:05:39 PM
For this year's Akon, me and my husband went as a female Joker and male Harley Quinn.

Both outfits were my design but the hubby got to have input on Harley since he would be wearing it. Smiley
On my outfit, I only had to make the skirt and choker from scratch, the rest of it came from thrift stores or a costume shop. On his outfit, I made the shirt and pants as well as the hammer. The diamonds are all painted on with fabric paint.

We also saw a couple people we knew dressed as normal Joker and Harley.

This was my second time cosplaying but the first time I got so much attention. People were stopping us all over the place to take our picture. It was so much fun! But it also made it a little difficult to get anywhere. All that white makeup was kind of a pain too. I'm really proud of how it all turned out though!

I also made myself a secondary cosplay to wear on Friday because I really wanted to be Jane Crocker from Homestuck.

I made the skirt from scratch (and took a little artistic liberty with it) and I stenciled and painted the image on the shirt. The paint job on the shirt came out a lot nicer than I expected it to. I also painted the spoon red, but that was after this picture was taken.

I got a group photo with the rest of the alphas too!
I didn't get any attention while I was in this costume but that's because there are so many Homestuck cosplayers. Probably a third of the cosplayers at Akon were dressed up as someone from Homestuck. It's kind of ridiculous.

All in all, Akon was a lot of fun and I'm really looking forward to getting to go to more cons and dressing up.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 50's Dinosaur Dress!! Picture Heavy :0) on: January 23, 2012 03:10:25 PM
I love the style! I'll have to try that one out sometime. And the dinosaurs are just too cute!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: A handful of chainmaille jewelery on: January 03, 2012 03:37:54 PM
Crap, I'm not paying attention obviously. Could a mod move this thread to the normal jewelry board?
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / A handful of chainmaille jewelery on: January 03, 2012 03:33:14 PM
In order to save a bit of money this year and have less stress in my life, I made all of my Christmas presents.

First off, a Byzantine bracelet for my mom.

This picture didn't come out so good, but it's a bracelet for my brother in Japanese 12-2. The small rings are a gunmetal color mix.

Cross pendants for each of my brothers-in-law.

Two pairs of earrings for each of my sisters-in-law.

Full Persian bracelet for my cousin-in-law.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Felted Acorn Necklaces on: December 29, 2011 07:36:09 PM
Those are so cute! I love them!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Fairy Lights, Fairy Fey, and Fairy Fish Afghan on: December 23, 2011 11:48:08 PM
Wow! Absolutely amazing! One day I'll get up the courage to do something like this. I was wondering, is changing colors easier in tunisian? I just learned how to do it and I am loving it so far.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Chainmaille with Rubber and Anodized Aluminum Rings (extremely img heavy) on: December 13, 2011 04:05:13 PM
Love it! I especially love the Half Persian ones. That weave looks so good with rubber rings.
I'm gonna have to buy a lot more rubber rings because all of these just look so great!
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