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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Painting long sleeves on a dress? on: August 31, 2012 06:13:06 PM
You are SO AWESOME! I should have thought about that! Gonna go try that now.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Painting long sleeves on a dress? on: August 31, 2012 08:54:10 AM
Hello there! It's been a while, Craftster.

Anyway, I was wondering what would be the best way to paint the sleeves on a long sleeve dress... I am cosplaying as Lust from Full Metal Alchemist and she has a red design on her sleeves. The sleeves have one stitch line under the arm instead of two running parallel (which would make it easier!). I would like to get it as straight as possible but the only way I can think to do it, is wearing it while I do it but I obviously can't do that. :/

Here is Lust: http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/1703/56604/CI_56604_1326924152.jpg

Here is a picture of the design: http://cosplayers.acparadise.com/41994/41994-15026-1.jpg
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: baby chewbacca on: November 07, 2011 12:13:02 PM
Sometimes I see things so adorable that I just scream nonsensical things that sound similar to, "AWWWGHGHHAWW!"

This was such an occasion. Grin
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lady Adventurer on: November 01, 2011 06:11:10 PM
First of all, I just have to say that you are just unbelievably beautiful. Also, we have pretty much the same hair color and cut. (until I change it again) lol
You did such a great job on all of it! I am impressed and jealous.  Wink
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage-style Woodburned Plaque on: October 31, 2011 06:03:32 PM
I am super jealous of your partner. SUPER jealous.  Wink
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fridge Magnet Spice Rack on: October 31, 2011 05:51:47 PM
First of all, the whole magnet thing is such a great idea! Also, the little tags? AWESOME! Did you type the spice names also or did you write them yourself? If you wrote them you have VERY good handwriting. lol
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Baby Bat Mobile on: October 31, 2011 05:47:03 PM
AHHHHH! LOVE! This is so Addams Family! Grin
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: My crack at rainbow crayon art with a super easy tute! :D on: October 31, 2011 05:37:58 PM
Thanks, guys! Was this really featured? I must have missed that!
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Eddie and Colombia go to an early Halloween party! *Seriously pic heavy* on: October 19, 2011 06:24:52 AM
Bless my soul! You guys are so adorable. You put so much work into the outfits. Great job.

Thanks so much! We worked really hard and I was very determined. lol I finally got to live my fantasy of kissing Eddie...  Wink
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Eddie and Colombia go to an early Halloween party! *Seriously pic heavy* on: October 16, 2011 01:58:48 PM
I first started begging boyfriend to be the Eddie to my Columbia last year when he was Elton John and I was a pirate. I have to admit, I have always had a thing for Eddie and Columbia has always been adorable and bad-ass in my eyes.
I started on my costume months before and he kept dragging his butt until we both got an invite to our friend's annual Halloween party *gulp* 17 days earlier than we thought it was going to be. He hadn't even bought a jacket at that point and I had the majority of my costume together. We had less than a week to pull this all together and lemme tell ya, we were still rushing around working on our outfits THE DAY OF the party. There was much crankyness and some snapping at each other but we survived, and this is the end result. There are obviously things missing but we did the best we could with the time we had. I am happy with it all.

Do you want a breakdown of the costumes? Sure you do! I can tell...

My costume (Columbia):
-The hat was one that I bought from a hat website I somehow found on the net and then I hot-glued black ribbon for the band.
-I dyed my hair red using Clairol Jazzing Ruby Red, after first bleaching it.
-My younger sister helped with my makeup. I covered my eyebrows up with glue stick and then put makeup on top to blend. The glue was a bit too hard for what I needed and it got lumpy. Next time I'll get a new stick.
-The bow tie was one that my ex gf gave me in high school when she worked at a movie theater. I just painted it with glitter glue and it came out better than I expected.
-The top was one I found on Etsy.com. The colors aren't exact, the cut isn't right but I am not paying something like $50 a yard (http://www.homeofhappiness.com/fabric/) for the authentic sequin fabric. I might someday but right now I can't afford that.
-The shorts are actually a great thrift store find. I scoured thrift stores for black high-waisted shorts right when they were packing away all of their summer gear. I finally found the ones pictured, but they were originally skorts. I cut the skirt part off of the outside and then glued metallic ribbons on them using fabric glue.
-I got the fishnets and blue socks at Walmart and I already owned the shoes. I know they are not exact at all but my budget was already maxed out and they looked close-ish.

Boyfriend's costume (Eddie):
-He bought a mullet wig and then cut the back off. That was entirely his idea and I was proud of him. That was smart and it worked very well!
-Makeup and fake tattoo was done by my younger sister.
-His shirt was a thrift store find of his. He cut off the sleeves because it was originally a long sleeve and then I painted "Eddie" on it with white acrylic paint.
-The jacket: This was by far the biggest part of the outfit and I invested most of the time for his costume in it. I first found a template for the "Baby" lettering on the top of the back, traced the template off of my computer screen on some paper (because the printer was acting up), cut out the letters, taped them on the jacket, outlined them in chalk, and then painted it on using enamel. I then free-handed the rising sun design on the bottom of the back using enamel. What you may not see is that halfway through painting the sun, I spilled gold paint right below the lettering. I almost cried. I got most of it off with fingernail polish remover and then painted over the rest of it with black enamel. Whew. After that, boyfriend attached the chain to the back with jump rings and instruction from me. I then created the animal print lapels by covering a cut-out of the shape (I used an old record jacket) with animal print fabric that boyfriend got at Walmart and then hot-gluing them to the jacket. We got some holographic and silver plastic stars from Walmart and then hot-glued those on the jacket.
-For the wallet chain, boyfriend just looped some extra chain he got from Walmart in his belt loops.
-He just wore some of his jeans he already had and wore a pair of boots he owned. He tied an extra piece of animal print fabric to his ankle because Eddie has animal print on the top of his boots.

A little sweet tidbit to end with:
My favorite part of the whole night is when he grabbed me in the kitchen (we were both pretty drunk by that point) and started singing Wonderful Tonight (our song) and slow dancing with me. <3
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