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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Kangaskhan, I choose you! Pokemon costume on: November 03, 2013 04:59:42 AM
Check out Kangaskhan!

This was originally made for the London MCM Comic con, which was last weekend, but as it was also intended to be worn on Halloween night to hand out sweets to trick or treaters - and I did not start making it until the second week in October - I hope it is eligible to be entered into this challenge.

Normally when I make a costume I take loads of photos of all the stages, but as I started this one much much later than usual, I only have a few. The head was made out of camping mat foam and the inside of the mouth is covered in black mesh; to make it look darker but also to allow for decent visibility. Below are pictures of the head, both plain fleece and with the details added.

But it wouldn't be Kangaskhan without the baby, so I made that too. It was 95% hand stitched and 5% machine stitched, and also made out of fleece. the facial features were attached with a hot glue gun. Below are pictures of the body, the body with everything stitched on, and the final finished plush.

Here is the costume when I unpacked it in my hotel room. The body is fleece and the pouch was made out of camping mat foam, stitched into the suit itself, with elastic around my waist and hips to keep it in place.

And here are some pictures of the finished costume in action.

Thank you for looking at my costume. I hope you like it x
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 72 ENTRIES / Re: Snow White/Evil Queen on: March 14, 2012 03:55:55 AM
This is so epic I can't even begin to comprehend how you did it!

I've always wondered if a reversible dress (especially one with sleeves) was even possible. Now I know - if one has your epic seamstress skills, then it can be done. Fantastic work! ^_^
3  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #73 - Spring Cleaning - Entries Due Apr 2 - Apr 9 on: March 06, 2012 12:58:44 PM
I have lots of underbed storage boxes, can I root through those as well as my drawers for craftster inspiration?
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Giving my gijinka a fluffy skirt. Help please. on: February 15, 2012 03:34:32 PM
Okay, so I'm making a Reshiram gijinka in the form of a ballgown. For the non-gamers here, Reshiram is a feathery legendary dragon Pokemon from the 4th generation >>> http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/reshiram

I've got a design all ready to make a prototype dress, but there's one problem. I don't know how to get the 'feathery' effect without copping out and gluing feather boas to the skirt XD

Here is the effect I'm trying to emulate >>> http://www.buyselldress.co.uk/Sites/buyselldress_co_uk/Uploads/User/bridal-dress-b19b1b20032b1039bb5fa094f9bbd0b4.jpg

It looks like soft tulle cut and/or stitched in a certain way, but I can't really figure it out. Are there any experienced dressmakers who can point me in the right direction?

Any help would be awesome x
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / The ins and outs of the rise-and-fall hem? on: October 04, 2011 01:14:07 PM
I've only just seen the music video for Cheryl Cole's "Parachute" (yes I know it came out ages ago, but it takes me ages to get into the 'popular' stuff because the radio stations rinse the chart stuff to death) and I am positively in LOVE with the dress she wore.

I'm all set to draft my pattern and add my own personal changes when I realise something - the dress has a rise and fall hem, and I have NO IDEA how to make one of those.

A search on Google proved fruitless, so I thought maybe you guys would be able to help.

Anyone have any idea how to make a rise and fall hem?
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / The feet of a metal beetle - query on: July 22, 2011 03:53:33 AM
Can I use a piece of laminate wood flooring to create a solid base for my metal beetle feet?

I won't be having the holes, but I would like that unusual shape. Also, I will be gluing them to the sole of my trainers, what sort of glue would make sure it definitely sticks?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Megaman.EXE Helmet on: June 07, 2011 04:39:13 AM
I love-love anime related crafts, and this helmet is fantastic! The lines are clean, the colours are accurate and the overall effect is amazing ^_^

Keep up the awesome work! xxx
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / making a large anime character soft doll, help please on: June 06, 2011 06:29:56 AM
This is Honey-senpai >>> http://www.absoluteanime.com/ouran_high_school_host_club/mitsukuni.htm

I cannot find a ready-made, full size (or any size) plush of this character so I want to make a soft doll of him myself. In the profile it says he is 4ft 9", although I am planning to make him 4ft even. I have 3 years of sewing experience, mostly making costumes, but don't know how to go about making an anime doll.

I have perused many blogs and tutorials, and have gotten some ideas, but since I am making him quite big I thought I would ask around here if anyone has made large soft dolls before, and if they can give me any advice/helpful tips.

Any help would be greatly appreciated xxx
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Blue Sky, Blue Dress on: May 30, 2011 02:37:10 AM
It's a beautiful dress and it suits you to a T! Where can I get that pattern and sewing skill? ^_^
10  COOKING / Dessert / Re: How to Train your Dragon 2 headed dragon cake on: February 22, 2011 10:00:51 AM
Loved the film and I love the cake even more! Love the wings too, not the easiest part of the cake I imagine, but it looks (and I bet it tasted) fantastic! Great job xxx
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