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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Miss Universe on: November 29, 2015 07:01:44 AM
I love it!
I like how some stars are stuffed and some aren't. It gives it a 3D aspect without making it stuffy. Your choice and placement of colorful stars is perfect with the golden ones near the top.
For next time, the hair piece with Saturn-like rings around your head would attract the eyes and make it even more fun.

Thanks, yoopidou.  A hair piece with rings is an excellent idea.
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Donna the Pteranodon on: November 29, 2015 06:22:30 AM
This is fabulous!  And thanks for directing me to the tute.  What thickness of foam did you use, and where did you get it?

Thanks, dulcet.  I used 1" upholstery foam from Joann Fabrics.
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tutorial: How to pattern foam costumes on: November 25, 2015 08:51:14 AM
Thanks for the tutorial, Ludi.  I've had this bookmarked for a super long time.  I finally got around to making a mascot style costume using this tutorial to make the head for my pteranodon costume.  Check it out:

4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Donna the Pteranodon on: November 25, 2015 08:48:00 AM

This is my Donna the Pteranodon costume for the library Dinosaur Party.  I know  a pteranodon is not technically a dinosaur.  The kids were cool about it.

It's made from fleece and the head, the feet, and the wings are padded out with foam so they can maintain their shape.  I can see out of an opening underneath the beak that is covered in one way fabric.

I used Ludi's tutorial to make the head based on a miniature plastic model of a pteranodon.

Ludi's tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324988.0

Thanks Ludi!
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Miss Universe on: November 25, 2015 08:40:47 AM

Here was a last minute universe costume for our Boo at the Library program.  I made a ball from sections of foam I hot glued together then carved out holes for the arms.  I cut fleece into sections and sewed them together to make a cover for the foam.  I cut arm holes into the cover and added sleeves.  Then I added the stars.  Lots and lots and lots of stars.  I initially was hand sewing them to the costume, stuffing them, and layering as I went.  But as I ran out of time I decided to just start hot gluing them on.

If I pull out the costume again next year, I'm thinking of adding a Miss Universe sash or maybe a smiling head with Saturn-like rings.  Thoughts?
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Ursula on: November 05, 2015 06:23:59 AM
This year while my husband popped out to scare trick-or-treaters in our haunted yard, I needed a more child friendly costume to hand out candy.  I went with the Disney version of Ursula.  I knew I would spend most of the time tramping through the front yard down to the end of the driveway to hand out candy to the kids who were too scared to go through the yard, and I needed a dress that was a little more practical that Ursula's va-va-voom bustier look.  So, I went with the fairly straightforward Simplicity 4015 pattern making some bust adjustments as I went along, and opting to make the princessy poof sleeves.  It's made from black suedecloth.

The tentacles are also made out of black suedecloth and purple quilting weight cotton.  I stuffed them with Polyfill, and tried to sew them into the waist seam of the dress.  I realized at the last minute they were too heavy (like 20 pounds heavy), and ended up making a belt, and pinning them to that instead.

Underneath I'm wearing black tights, and a lilac leotard and gloves.  I salvaged an old "mad scientist" wig from a previous costume.  And I mixed lilac and white creme paint for the face makeup.  I completed the look with a pair of purple shell earrings and Ursula's signature light up shell necklace.

And here's one last shot of the yard during the daytime.

Thanks for looking!
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Earthworm Jim Amigurumi on: April 22, 2014 10:47:20 AM
OMG awesome! Tender! haha

I didn't realise that it was an animated series, but I do own the game.

Again, awesome!

Thank you!
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Pink Fairy Armadillo on: November 21, 2013 11:05:47 AM
Thank you to everyone who voted for the pink fairy armadillo!
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Pink Fairy Armadillo on: November 04, 2013 01:03:48 PM
Thanks, Everyone!

Awesome costume - I bet all the kids wanted to touch you!  Smiley

Yes!  In the last picture you see a little girl who was following me around for most of the night.  She would run up to touch my scales, and I would say (in my best armadillo voice) "Uh oh!  I wonder who might be behind me..."  And she would run away giggling before I could turn around.
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Pink Fairy Armadillo on: November 03, 2013 05:43:40 AM
I am a children's librarian and this year for our Boo @ the Library program I decided to do an unusual animal costume.  I was hoping to get the kids to ask what I was so I could guide them to a book display on the topic.

After looking through some lists I chose the pink fairy armadillo:

And here's the costume:

Big claws for agitating the sandy ground so they can "swim" through the soil:

Lots and lots of scales or scutes that make up the top layer of this creature's bony armor:

I had a special nametag made for the day that says "Pink Fairy Armadillo."  Thanks for looking!
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