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Topic: Star Trek Themed Birthday Party - Need help  (Read 9560 times)
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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2011 04:39:34 PM »

TheMistressT, it's pretty funny that the first person I thought of as a photographer friend, was my boyfriend. Then I realized that that just wouldn't work. I will definitely try to use that technique instead of wasting money buying a few vinyl, waterproof ones.

Ruby Copperhead, are you serious? How did they turn out? That gives me some hope...hehe! I was considering using sweatshirts; however, my boyfriend has a tendency to get overheated really easily...when I'm still shivering. I'm hoping to be able to make them a lighter fabric...like cotton. I did find the official patterns online! Did you know that the communication badges were actually velcroed? I didn't. Do you think cotton would work? --- they are supposed to be wool; but, I just can't make him suffer like that. I'll probably include the shoulder pads...He's already eye candy for me... Grin
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2011 04:26:03 AM »

Wool, really? Wow, I had no idea. Wool really looks classy, that's for sure, but it will also catapult you in budget heights... I always used simple cotton sweatshirts, or cotton fabric, and once, some shiny fabric that was poly-something. I liked the cotton ones, because they do look a lot more real than the acrylic store bought versions, and they're durable, and washable. (Huge plus, whatever you'll make will look a lot better than the store bought ones.) They are warm though, too, being longsleeve and in case of DS9, coming with a long undershirt, and considering that they're mostly worn in warm places. Hehe, one more reason to make them washable Grin
velcro sounds like a good solution for the communicators to me. I had the pinned versions. Not bad either, but can damage the fabric.

Oh, and the Federation flag makes for great decoration!
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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2011 10:58:52 AM »

Ruby Copperhead, I know! Wool would suck...They must've kept the sets nice and cool. I sure hope they turn out better than the store bought ones...hehe. Now all I need to do is find the right wine-colored cotton, along with the blue. The black shouldn't be difficult...oh yeah...and learn how to sew...haha! I was thinking the pin ones might tear the fabric too.

Wow! I didn't even think about that! I'll have to find a way to either make one or find one already made. Maybe etsy will have one?
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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2011 02:30:00 PM »

I would so check out thrift stores for premade mock turtlenecks that maybe you could applique on and not have to start from scratch? Otherwise, I am sure the thrift store would have some sexy low cut shirts...I know ours always has them in stock.

Make sure you budget your time throughout the year leading up to his birthday. That's what I do for Christmas gifts. I set a month marker that I should have a certain gift done by. I would hate for you to be rushed at the end and pulling all nighters.
(If you're like me you will do that anyway, there's always some last minute thing that will make the day perfect).

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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2011 08:53:17 PM »

I've made Star Trek uniforms for Halloween before! I did them without patterns, which I do not suggest (it's a fight to get in and out of my Nurse Chapel dress...) They were in technicolour velour and awesome, but a pain in the rear to sew. In retrospect, it would have been way easier to start with a t-shirt and alter it with paint, patches, rick rack and dyes. I found a website that might help

If you really want to sew them, you can use an old t-shirt as a  pattern for his tunic (just add black bias tape around the neck), but you should buy a pattern for the dress.  It'll be way simpler, especially if you're still developing your sewing skills.

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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2011 09:53:10 AM »

So! I decided that instead of making a comm badge shaped cake, I'm going to make a torso cake just like from Fantasms...only...more realistic.

I'm going to use MMF for the shirt.
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2011 10:04:27 AM »

Haha! I'm special. After I posted that, I realized that I posted from the account I forgot I made. I'm going to be using Sphynxz from now on; because, I like it more than adding an 8 at the end. Still working out a ton of details for the party...but, I'm really excited about it.
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2011 02:36:04 PM »

Good luck with the party, what a fun theme!  I just wanted to throw this out there... if you need ideas for party favors, I made a star trek bracelet from shrinky dinks

I got the idea here on craftster, so maybe if you search on that, you can find them, but basically I found a font of Star Trek characters. I blew them up really large and printed them out on paper, and then traced over them using sharpies onto the srhinky dink film. Then I cut them out and shrunk them into these charms. Cute, huh?  I gave it to my step-mom for her birthday, she loved it!
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2011 07:50:52 AM »

Wow! That is so cute! I might use that for some party favors....OOooo! Or....I might use individual ones for wine charms for the wine glasses...Thanks!
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