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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Lace Lady Gaga-ish Mask With Super Easy Tutorial on: January 21, 2010 05:23:47 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments!!! I can't wait to finish this costume, I'm so excited for it!!!
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Lace Lady Gaga-ish Mask With Super Easy Tutorial on: January 19, 2010 06:32:08 PM
Hi everyone!
I am working on a burlesque type outfit for a friend's costume birthday party; one of the requirements for attendees is that you must have some sort of mask. I like to make stuff, so I decided to try making a lace mask that would be a little more exotic than just a normal mask. I wanted it to look sort of Lady Gaga-esque and I really like how it turned out. It was so easy so I thought I'd post it for future halloween costume needs!

I bought a black lace remnant for cheap at Joann Fabrics. Here is what I started with:

I put it up on my face and trimmed it to about 1 cm past my hairline. I also carefully trimmed along the pattern so that it wasn't just a straight line on my forehead.

Next, I soaked the lace in a mixture of water and Elmer's Glue to give it some firmness. I got the idea from a technique I used when making a mask out of leather. When you get it all nice and soaked, put it on your face and shape it how you want it; the water/glue mixture helps shape the mask to your face and helps it hold its shape. I then dried it with a hairdryer. Note: I put vaseline on my eyebrows, just in case, but I'm not sure it was really necessary.

As you can see in the pic, it is curved to the shape of my nose and face and now has enough body to stand on its own:

To secure the mask, I used a bobby pin on each side. Here is the finished product (please excuse my ratty appearance):

I'm thinking it will look better once I'm in the whole ensemble, lol. I'm planning to post pics of that as well because I made this awesome feathered skirt that I also want to share. I hope you like it and c/c are welcome!

PS - I just noticed that it looks like there are some um... strange items on my bed behind me in the last pic. I PROMISE that they are both remote controls for my television and DVD player!!!!!!!! lol
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 3 hockey jersey's into uber cute dresses on: January 17, 2010 06:07:43 PM
Those dresses are so so so cute and fun and YOU are also very cute, might I add. Way to go!!!
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Princess Fiona costume on: January 17, 2010 01:27:47 PM
That is awesome! You did a wonderful job!!!
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Jurassic Park Live - Sexy Muldoon on: January 17, 2010 01:26:30 PM
This looks like it was SO MUCH fun!!! I would love to see it in person. Sexy Muldoon is quite sexy, I must say. I love the harness - did you make it up yourself or is there some amazing tutorial somewhere online where I can figure out how to make one on my own? I am so impressed with your skillz!!!!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cork board, cork board on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? on: January 13, 2010 12:46:18 PM
Lol thanks! I loved it too. Sort of sorry to give it away.  Smiley
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bedazzled Plunger on: January 13, 2010 07:23:41 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments, y'all!! I had to use my plunger again and I have to say, it was quite a sexy experience.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cork board, cork board on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? on: January 13, 2010 07:12:20 AM
Here's the one I made for my mom... I found a vintage Syroco mirror at an antique flea market for $16. It wasn't a pretty color, so I spraypainted it using Krylon Champagne Brushed Metal paint. She LOVED it. One thing I found is that one layer of cork is not enough, if you're using like, a roll of cork. I put two layers in so that the tacks wouldn't go through the backing.

Thank you again for the inspiration! I'm going to make one for myself now too.  Cheesy

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lunchbox Clock on: January 07, 2010 12:09:42 PM
What an AWESOME idea! Totally bookmarking this. What kind of drill bit IS the right one?? lol
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Embroidered Candleholder (free pattern) on: January 07, 2010 12:06:37 PM
Fun idea!!! I'm going to go get some at the thrift store and make some too! Thank you!
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