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1  These ARE the droids we're looking for! R2-D2 and C-3PO! (Pic Heavy) in Halloween Costumes by Sweet_Sylvia on: November 02, 2012 02:31:33 PM

This past august I came across some fan art on Tumblr that looked a lot like my kids:

This was when my Seven year old said, "That's what I want to be for Halloween!" And so it began.

(warning, I get messy when I get crafty)

We went to Mickey's Halloween party at Disneyland, they were a BIG hit. Cheesy

My favorite thing about the costumes was the little light I was able to put in R2's helmet! It flickered all night!
Every part of the costumes were hand made (except for the shoes and tights of course) I wish I had more detailed photos of them! :c
R2: The hat was a piece of floral foam that the little one found when we were at the craft store. It's just a little Styrofoam dome, painted, and the little bits added on in fabric and cloud clay. If I had more time I would have made it look more like metal. But the little holographic eye piece, I found a little fake candle(for pumpkins and whatnot) and hot glued it into place. I also made a little clay bit that fit snuggly onto the top part  fitted with some clear plastic that I colored light blue with a sharpie. It's held on with some dark blue elastic.
Her dress was a lot of smaller pieces sewn together, the white plasticy base, and the sheer shiny silver and blue machine stitched on. All pieces were hand cut.

C-3PO: Her head piece was all sculpted from cloud clay and mounted onto a headband, painted gold after drying. The eye pieces (as well as the knee pieces) were bits of flexible cardboard (cereal boxes and whatnot) that I mounted gold fabric to, and added gold elastic to so that they could attach to her glasses/legs. The dress was relatively simple, all free hand cut and sewn together (no pattern for either I just kinda go with it). It used shiny gold lame with darker gold sheer fabric with the arms and chest pieces. The belt is detachable using a D-ring belt loop, and the black stomach joint piece is stitched with close together zig-zags to mimic C-3PO's wiring.

The most difficult part I would say was actually finding the matching leggings for C-3PO's costume, and I ended up taking mustard  yellow ones, and spraying them with gold glittery hair color spray and putting a silvery sock on her right leg.  I had planned to make C-3PO gloves to match, but I ended up not after a few failed tries and it getting closer and closer to our Disneyland deadline.

I hope you all enjoy my little droids! And may the Force be with you!
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2  Re: Whedonverse Swap round 6 gallery in The Swap Gallery by Sweet_Sylvia on: April 22, 2011 02:42:16 AM
Oh I'm soooo glad you like it all! Did you get the buttons? They were in the hat I think... D: I'll post some of the pictures that I (and my hubby) took! ^_^

here is it barely at the beginning

Here's Spike, looking all cool.

And his clothes come off!

Well his shirts at least.

The buttons! So you can proudly display what side of the argument you are on!

It was really hard for SOMEONE to part with Spike:

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3  Re: Whedonverse Swap round 6 gallery in The Swap Gallery by Sweet_Sylvia on: April 02, 2011 12:30:17 AM
gah! I want my package to get there faster...
 Grin Grin Grin

ME TO! lol I can't wait! I'm definitely gonna finish my favorite thing I'm making tonight.  Grin


RECIEVED! I'll be posting pics in about an hour!!! Cheesy
 (okay so i fell asleep before I could post >_< Sorry!)

EDIT: Everyone get ready to be super jealous! Oh and I was so excited that I forgot to move one of my items out of the way! So that's what that black box is in some of the pictures... ^_^

So I had just got home from picking up my 5 year old from school when what should I find on my door step?!


So I  frantically opened it...

An adorable Postcard!
And what's this?

I just about died! Not only am I a Spike fan, but I am obsessed with British culture and language, so this got a major squee from me!

Not sure yet what I'm gonna do with this beauty! But My 5 year old sure liked it a lot. But then she's the one who always yells "Grrr Arggg" after the episodes. hehe

And lookie here! It's Mal! For my Fridge! <3

Doesn't he look shiny!

And this... this made my day.

Oh yes. It is...

And it's AMAZING! Russian Stacking Dolls, or Matryoshka! Of the crew of Firefly! *dies of happiness*

The art on these dolls are just stunning! I LOVE them so MUCH!

We have, from left to right: Mal, Zoe, Jayne, Wash and Little Kaylee!
Someone else was really happy about them too!

Thank you sooooo much Titaniumhip!

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4  Re: Whedonverse Swap round 6 (SIGNUP 3/2/11 - 3/14/11; SENDOUT 4/14/11) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Sweet_Sylvia on: March 12, 2011 06:56:10 PM
Personally, this is my favorite picture, I just can't get enough of those British boys...

Someone get me a fan and one of those fainting couches...
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5  "MEEEDICCC!" A TF2 inspired Halloween. *Pic HEAVY* in Halloween Costumes by Sweet_Sylvia on: November 01, 2009 01:59:58 PM
EDIT: AHHHHH!  My bandwidth has exceeded on photobucket!!! Please be patient while I try and find somewhere else to put these photos!

OKAY!, I guess that'll work for now. >_<

After months of changing her mind, my daughter finally decided what she wanted to be for Halloween.

A Medic, from the game Team Fortress 2.

We also have a one year old little girl, and she couldn't be left out, so we decided that she could be the Heavy.

If you are completely lost, visit here http://www.teamfortress.com/ and then go buy the game and experience some of the best online gaming I have ever played. ^__^

Both girls had a really fun time and I had a GREAT time making both of these costumes. Everything was altered even a little bit(dying the pants a darker grey and painting the boots and shirts) But my piece de resistance would have to be my eldest's Medi-Gun.

If you have any questions about the costumes, I would be happy to assist you!

Oh and here's a video of my daughter before the costume was completed.

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6  Re: PostSecret Round 7 in The Swap Gallery by Sweet_Sylvia on: January 11, 2009 08:25:35 PM

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7  Re: PostSecret Round 7 in The Swap Gallery by Sweet_Sylvia on: January 11, 2009 08:24:16 PM

"I cannot sleep unless my bed is made!"
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8  Re: PostSecret Round 7 in The Swap Gallery by Sweet_Sylvia on: January 11, 2009 08:23:08 PM

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9  Re: PostSecret Round 7 in The Swap Gallery by Sweet_Sylvia on: January 11, 2009 08:18:45 PM

"If my cousin wasn't out of my league..."
"Can't help it... Hope he doesn't look at craftster! Lift here ->"

"I would probebly have sex with him..."

"Why does he have to be related to me?"
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10  Re: PostSecret Round 7 in The Swap Gallery by Sweet_Sylvia on: January 11, 2009 08:05:52 PM
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