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Topic: LittleBigPlanet Custom Shirts  (Read 5248 times)
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« on: March 04, 2010 01:46:24 PM »

First time posting, long time lurker, so go easy on me Tongue

I've recently been granted with a level of creativity that I have long since had and it's amazing. So, in order to keep the juices flowing, so to speak, I am making things for friends. Mainly wearable things because there is a great sense of self-satisfaction seeing people you care about wearing things you created.

The first project that I have almost completed is a t-shirt for my friend Connie inspired by LittleBigPlanet (we have been playing a lot recently). One of her favorite Sackboy outfits is Zombie Girl so this is where the idea is rooted.

It was simple enough to make. A black shirt, some fabric paint, a few original stencils and a few hours work later and this is what I finished with!

I think it looks awesome, personally. I haven't made a shirt using fabric paints before, and screen printing is far too expensive for me at the moment... but, eh, c'est la vie!

A few more images shown (to make this post a bit more interesting) depict the stencils and peeps of progress.

I do apologize for the less-than-great-quality cellular phone pictures but it's all I had to work with at the moment.

I did enjoy using the fabric paints but it took at least three-four coats before I got the density that I was looking for. Stencils were made using poster board and it actually worked very well. Also, I made some slight alterations to the stencils (opening at bottom of ribcage and removal of bottom zipper hinge).  

Now, my only questions are whether or not I should draw up a stencil for "LBP" to paint on the back and if i should continue the zipper further down the shirt. Yes? No?

Anyway, thanks for tuning in! I'll keep you guys updated on the other shirts I plan on making (another LBP shirt, a Lego Star Wars shirt, a Mario shirt, shirt with a squid and an IT Crowd hoodie... possibly.) <3

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010 02:01:21 PM »

i totally love this, i've been drooling constantly over a black car with zips painted on the sides, this could be a perfect idea to keep me satisfied until i can afford one (which will be never) plus i'm a screen printer, so i may have to borrow this idea for my own personal use at some point!!
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010 02:16:25 PM »

way super awesome shirt, I really love the large zipper on the front.

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010 02:34:41 PM »

wow--the colors are pretty intense--not washed out like some stencils!!

I would add a few more zipper teeth...only because I like a longer leaner line and I think it would accentuate that it is a zipper...but maybe for your next one--this one is just fine as is!

love the design and can't wait to see more of your future posting!

Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010 02:49:41 PM »

This is soo cute! I never would have thought this was from Little Big Planet had I not read the post. Then I was like, "Oh I get it now!"  Embarrassed

This t-shirt would also be awesome in brown to look like a sack.  Grin

« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010 02:55:40 PM »

That is the most kickass shirt i've seen!! The design is so cool!
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010 03:20:40 PM »

Gorgeous, love it!

In answer to your question, I would also add more zipper teeth - almost to the bottom (so it mimics a zippered vest/shirt), but it's also great as is.

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010 03:43:42 PM »

This is AMAZING!! I would buy one of these!! great job Smiley
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010 10:39:08 PM »

Im totally in love with this shirt!

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010 02:36:28 AM »

Ha-ha, it's great! i love it!:)

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