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1  Lego Hockey Player! in Halloween Costumes by ninjapika on: November 05, 2009 07:58:51 PM
I decided I wanted to make a Lego minifig costume based off of this post on Make: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/10/homemade_shaun_of_the_dea.html. He didn't post instructions on how he made it, so we just studied lots of pictures and figured it out!

It took me, my husband and my father 23 hours total to make it.

Version 1.0 of the head

Almost all put together, just needed to be painted:

The head is made of styrofoam we hot glued together (first cutting a hole for my head in the bottom layers). The chest area is made of foamcore and the back is a stretchy fabric I dyed blue and attached with velcro. The pants are made out of polyurethane foam hot glued together and held up by some rainbow suspenders my dad had from back in the 70's. The arms are controlled inside with PVC piping and the outside is made with mailing tubes.

One of the Nashville Predators (our NHL team) players is David Legwand. My husband came up with calling my minifig Lego-wand. We wanted people to not just see the 11 and Legowand and miss the "o". So I put a dash in the name. The dash is a painted Lego brick.

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2  My Lego Minifig costume in Halloween Costumes by ninjapika on: October 30, 2009 02:08:15 PM
I decided I wanted to make a Lego minifig costume based off of this post on Make: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/10/homemade_shaun_of_the_dea.html. He has some more pictures in his flickr account and luckily had pictures of the inside of his costume which helped us figure out the arms.

I decided to go as a Nashville Predators player. I'm fully encased in the costume.

An action shot of me moving the arms up:

And the back of the costume:

One of the Preds players is David Legwand. My husband came up with calling my minifig Legowand. We wanted people to not just see the 11 and Legowand and miss the "o". So I put a dash in the name. The dash is a painted Lego brick.

It's made of styrofoam (head), foam core (chest), mailing tubes (arms) with PVC piping to control movement inside, and polyurethane foam for the legs held up by some SWEET rainbow suspenders my dad had from the 70's.

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3  Being sick=being a necklace making machine! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by ninjapika on: May 25, 2008 09:50:03 PM
I woke up Saturday and thought my scratchy throat was just allergies. But then I woke up this morning and realized that it was just being sick. Sad

So I've been watching a lot of cable tv, napping and making necklaces.




(Choker I made for myself. I just tie it at the back)


Any advice or suggestions are welcome!
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4  Re: THE OFFICE SWAP R3: gallery in The Swap Gallery by ninjapika on: November 13, 2007 07:22:50 PM
I got my stuff in the mail today!! I LOVE everything I got! susanab did a great job. Smiley

Here's mah loot!:

First up, some cool Dwight magnet (that will be residing on the shelf above my desk), Dwight quote pens and a Dunder Mifflin notebook. I am totally taking using the notebook for my meetings.

Hilarious recipes from Michael: "Best Bacon Ever", Karen: "Christmas Party Margaritas", Andy: "Nogasake", Pam: "Same Category Brownies", Dwight: "Basic Beet Borscht". Along with hilarious quotes to go along with the recipes.

Jelly Beans from Pam, M&Ms from Kevin (so I can play "How many M&Ms can I fit in my mouth") and Herr's Salt & Vinegar chips! (They don't sell Herr's down here. I can only get them from our vending machine at work - funny enough - and it's only salt & pepper ones. Salt & Vinegar chips are my favorite! So I told my husband he wasn't allowed to have any.)

A pretzel tote bag that has a "I heart Pretzel Day" button. I can't believe she found the pretzel fabric. It's perfect! A Schrute Farm Beets ornament. My husband told me I could keep it on my tote for now but when the Christmas tree goes up it has to go on the tree. Smiley And really cool coasters. It's got cubicle workers on the bottom, but at the top it's got pretty colorful fabrics so they see a bright shiny world. Which I kinda wish would happen at my work. Although I don't work in a cubicle (I have an office) but I assist the sales staff and that can drive anyone crazy. lol

Close ups of those things:

Thank you susanab! I love my stuff!!
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5  Re: THE OFFICE SWAP R3: gallery in The Swap Gallery by ninjapika on: November 12, 2007 07:36:00 AM
Alright, well I sent my stuff last week and fullyalive let WYO know that she got her stuff - I haven't received any acknowledgment that she received it. (Maybe she didn't like what I sent but a thank you is nice for the effort.  Roll Eyes  Angry )

Anyway, here's what I sent:

A dundie. I chose a hula girl because in the Dundie episode Kelly gets a Dundie and instead of being a businessman its a bowler. I tried to find a bowler but nothing came up in my search for something that size. The top "inscription" says Dundies 07. The bottom part says Best Crapper. Again, from the episode where Phylliss Dundie is supposed to say Busiest Beaver, but they put Bushiest Beaver. So instead of Best Crafter it says that.

Jell-o soap. It's been done before on Office swaps, but I wanted to try it too. They're apple scented. From left to right they contain: Paper clips, Tape dispenser, Pencils & a Black Bear.

And finally

Jim and Pam felt dolls. They didn't come out as great as I was hoping, but it was my first time making any kind of felt doll. I realize now that machine stitching is a lot better looking than hand stitching, as far as the look I was going for with them.

I'm hoping my stuff will come in today from susanab! I'm looking forward to it!  Grin
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6  iPod commercial costume in Halloween Costumes by ninjapika on: September 20, 2007 05:00:01 PM
I figured I could share this here. Last year my cousin got married on Halloween. Really cool wedding. I decided to dress up as an iPod commercial.

That's me in all black with my old white iPod (I'm currently carrying on an affair with my black 80g one). I got a yellow covered science fair posterboard (that's actually what it said) from JoAnn's. Then on the back I drew one of the dancers, so that either side you saw the silhoutte.

Then I put holes in the posterboard in the black part of the dancer and got some nylon rope (I put a knot at the ends and melted it with my iron) from Lowe's and created a backpack effect so that I could wear the posterboard.

That's the back. I didn't think to get a good picture of it, so that's the best one I had.

I got lots of compliments and it made everyone laugh.  Cheesy
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7  Re: weekend swap gallery... in The Swap Gallery by ninjapika on: September 12, 2007 07:56:00 PM
Awww, dog themed stuff! LOVE it! & those stitch markers rock.

Edit: I went to check my DC and it said it was delivered this morning. My husband just went out and checked the mail and there it was! My package ROCKED!

My new needle roll. I desperately needed one - I'm very happy to have gotten it! (Oh and she had a much better bow tied on it, I just got excited and opened it up before I took a picture)

Inside of the needle roll. My dog licked it, so it got the Zoe seal of approval.  Cheesy

I like all kinds of mod type prints, so even though she said she didn't know what mod print was, she did awesome! I love it!

Thank you for all my cool stuff photojenn! Great partner!
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8  Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ninjapika on: September 05, 2007 03:52:43 PM
*runs around in circles* I got my stuffs!!!

The loot!: Gryffindor scarf, hogwarts crest patch, initialed Gryffindor mittens, candy from Honeydukes, Hedwig bag.

Mittens with my initials on them. My husband saw them and said they were his too (we have the same initials) lol. You can see the Hogwarts crest patch in there too & some of my candy, candy, candy!

Front of my Hedwig bag

Back of the bag which says: "Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love." -Albus Dumbledore. & seriously, it got me teary-eyed. Cause I love Hedwig.

My new bad-ass scarf. Which I'm really glad to have gotten, cause when I finished the Ravenclaw scarf for greenapples, I *really* wanted one.  Cheesy

I'm totally taking all of this to work tomorrow to show off to my co-worker who's as crazy about HP as I am. I love all of it! Greenapples is a GREAT swap partner!
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9  Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ninjapika on: September 01, 2007 06:14:06 PM
Finally found my camera! I was seriously getting upset.

Stuffs I sent to greenapples:

She had a lego man makeup bag on her wist. So I decided to turn it into a Harry Potter lego man. I didn't make the actual bag though cause I was running out of time, just the Harry Potter lego man. There's one on both sides.

HP shrinky stitch markers. A Weasley & Weasley briefcase, a quaffle, the Triwizard cup, a chocolate frog and Hedwig in her cage.

A snitch necklace made of shrinky plastic and silver chain.

She said the Sorting Hat put her in Ravenclaw, so I knit her a Ravenclaw house scarf. Then I embroidered the house crest onto felt and stitched that on the scarf.

I also got her a little cauldron that says "Witches Brew" on it, but I bought that. I was out shopping and thought it was cute. Smiley I'm glad you liked what you got! I was really nervous since this was my first swap. I had a lot of fun!
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10  Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by ninjapika on: August 19, 2007 12:59:14 PM
I'm done!!! I just finished and my husband's gonna drop my package off at the post office tomorrow! WORD!!
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