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1  Monster hat: version Larfleeze in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Yttrai on: December 27, 2012 06:08:05 PM
So, first the hat in all it's monstrous glory:

Now the background:  For a local charity run, the Santa Speedo Sprint, donors who gave a set amount and mentioned it was for AASRD (my derby league) and mymonsterhat.com (a vendor of incredibly cool hand made monster hats, run by a ref of a neighbouring league) got a free monster hat.  My partner, who did not have the money to donate, was incredibly jealous of my hat.

Lying around the house we happened to have about half a yard of neon orange polar fleece left over from when i made him neon orange fleece hakama.  That's a long story that you probably don't want to hear.

He showed me a photo of the Orange Lantern, also known as Larfleeze, the lantern of Greed, and asked if i could reproduce that for his own hat. 

It only took maybe 3 hours while we watched Warehouse 13 on xmas eve, so it was a fun day.

Two action shots, that do not show the true neon orange but give a sense of the spines and the tusks:

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2  Tripp pants to miniskirt for derby in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by Yttrai on: February 18, 2011 05:11:59 PM
So 4 months ago i tried out for rollerderby, and made it by the skin of my teeth.  In the time since then i've gotten noticeably better, and coincidentally dropped around 45 pounds  Wink

Even though i'm not drafted onto an actual team yet, i still attend practices and the bouts.  For bout jobs and various other PR events we are expected to "dress derby" whatever the heck that means.  Well, one thing it means is pushing my limits on how much skin to show, which led me to discover that i have precious few items of clothing that show off any leg at all!

With that in mind, i eyeballed a pair of Tripp club/bondage pants a friend gave me after the seat wore through a second time.  For him, it was a repair beyond his abilities. For me, it was 5 minutes of work.  The pants are similar to these, though the lower legs differ a little.  The D rings down the side are the same though:

Using basic pants-to-skirt technique, and some lace leftover from a Halloween costume i extended the bottom just enough to allow for a little leg showing, but still tolerable coverage if i'm wearing tights:

Here is a shot sans tights, which i would never do in public, so you can see how sheer the sheer lace is:

Making this relied on techniques most of you are well familiar with: i found the best natural break in the line, just below those D rings, and cut the legs off.  I have no photos of the top and bottom half separate, but you know.  It's a pair of pants cut off around the knee.  I also had taken the inseam out already.  Hemmed and tidied the leftover lace, pinned it around to see what type of gathering suited it best, and found that no gathering in the front and lightly gathered in the back worked well:

I put this here and not in Reconstructed since it's tough to tell if something that works for non-Shapely craftsters will transfer well.  In this case, you know i'm big so it should work for you too!

I will be a Non Skating Official again tomorrow night, so if anyone is going to see the Albany All Stars you get to see this in person Cheesy
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3  Re: Weekend Sewing Yard Sale Wrap Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Yttrai on: January 26, 2010 05:08:36 PM
It is a beautiful use of the fabric, and showcases it brilliantly!x

Well, that and our expedition cook, Jafari.  I would have liked to have brought him home too.

But because of this, you are my new hero!
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4  Re: 2006 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go he in Halloween Costumes by Yttrai on: November 01, 2006 05:45:17 PM
NixArmegeddon, you win.  Yours is absolutely my favourite from this year so far.

themehpatrol, yours is a VERY close second.  It rocks.  It only loses points because you are a live Marie and not a post-mortem Marie Cheesy

Here is another one of myself, and the entire gang:

From left to right we have Yumiko from Battle Royale, Bam Bam Rubble, an 80's Homecoming Queen, and me the FairyGothMother.  Bam Bam's costume was made by a friend out of a thrift store dress, and you know about mine, but the other two are more assembled than crafted.  Still, Yumiko was fun to burn the bullet holes and spray the blood!

And here is our friend Remo, who MADE THIS HIMSELF.  He is wildly talented, as you can tell.  He's also a semi-professional dancer from Brazil, who has lots of experience making dance costumes, traditional and otherwise.

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5  Re: 2006 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go he in Halloween Costumes by Yttrai on: October 30, 2006 06:32:42 PM
Finally! 2006 costume is done!

(I wish i had 10 posts so i could stick the image in here.  I'm trying, friends, i really am!  But i'm a reader, not a doer Sad)

I'm the Fairy Gothmother!

I didn't craft the entire costume, but here is a rundown:

Some things i already owned: bodice, belt.
I bought the wings, but used fabric stiffener (thanks Craftster!) to make them more wing-like and less LAME.  Grin

I made the dreadfalls from a purple Halloween wig.  That was the most work of the entire costume.  But the most rewarding!
I bought a little bat-shaped wand, but added a huge pile of ribbons myself. (Is out of frame.)
I reconned the skirt myself out of a really obnoxious and over-the-top gypsy style shirt. 
The underskirt is a reconstruction of a too-small and too-long skirt.  Chopped it off at the bottom of the zipper, added elastic, and now i have two new skirts.

<<<edited to add image for poster Wink>>>
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