Monday, March 24, 2014
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Its been a long while, yet again....
Well enough of the boring stuff, I have something to share. I was up way too late working on this artist bag for my Bunny. I really wanted to make her one right after I came across this on Pinterest.
The tutorial was not in English but I got the idea. I decided to test it out with some remnants and I think it turned out great!!
I can't wait to make another one with better fabrics.
If anyone might be interested I could do a a tutorial for an art bag in English. Even though I am sure there's a art bag English tutorial out there somewhere, I really liked the look of this bag and I think I did pretty good just from the pic.
What do you all think?
Monday, June 11, 2012
Being that I am a pretty big MonsterHigh nerd the inspiration came easily.
My Little Pony pattern 1 by ~Voodoo-Tiki on deviantART
I also totally forgot to add the eyelashes in. It's no wonder her eyes looked a little funny to me. haha.
Operetta Pony by ~dead-kittens3 on deviantART
Draculaura Pony by ~RemixPop122 on deviantART
Draculaura Pony by ~dead-kittens3 on deviantART
Pinkielaura 1 by ~enchantress41580 on deviantART
Draculaura by ~assassin-kitty on deviantART
Saturday, June 2, 2012
I only wish that I hadn't been so tiered. Oh life and it's curiosities that keep me busy, stressed and drained. Like seriously I think I just need to take a week to sleep.
My birthday was on Wednesday and I spent all day going on outings, shopping, dinner, drinks, movies... I had an amazing day, but I was so tiered come the next day and I didn't fully recover, having to stay up late styling my wig, doing the last bit of hand sewing and trying to practice doing makeup with insane long nails.
I think I can go on and on about why I found myself lacking energy throughout the con, but I'm just going to end it with "I feel really old". I found myself thinking, "Really? I usto do this all weekend?" Honestly if it wasn't for Carla Ariel, I might not of dressed up at all. I'm more motivated when I have a cos-buddy.
I started Ursula in 09. A year later I finally sewed it together and had this tentacle dress- though I was never really happy with it, lost the motivation, ya know...
Later I put together a quick Vanessa for a cos- meet up I ended up going to.
When I decided that I'd be going to Fanime for sure this year, and Carla told me she was dressing as Ariel, I was inspired to try to do something with that Ursula costume I had - but after giving it some thought I just decided to start over.
I wanted to make my tentacles thicker and lighter. Having them originally stuffed with that normal batting fiberfill stuff they were incredibly heavy. After being inspired by another tentacle cosplay, I went and stuffed my new thicker tentacles with tulle - though it did make them much lighter, it didn't really work out for me. I used over 200 yrds of tulle and still some of my tentacles need more stuffing. I didn't get a chance to do anything about it for the convention, but in the future, I plan to fill them up with bean bag stuffing as well as tulle. So yes, that means going back and restuffing them, possibly even starting over with the tentacles as I'm still not quite happy with the shape of them. I can't really complain though, I didn't plan out or use a pattern and didn't take my time at all with the cutting. None of them are exactly the same, in fact they are quite random. I did add some wire to a few of the tentacles thinking it would make them somewhat posable, at first I thought it would work, but after stuffing them all the way I realized that 16gauge just wasn't thick enough to really help make them posable and that's all I had on hand.
There is quite a bit of things I learned from wearing this out. I need to figure out a way to make it easier to walk. It was very difficult. I'm so thankful that I had friends to help me carry my tentacles. Originally I was thinking of putting them on some kind of fish line just to make it easier for me to pick all my tentacles up when I walk and that way they won't get so dirty. They are in need of a good wash right now. =/
I'll probably work something like that out when I revamp this thing.
I also want to make myself some tentacle pants. I really like the dress with petticoat because it really makes it look big, but the tentacles too often were displacing the hoop underneath and really it just got annoying. I think tentacle pants would make this much easier - and with the tentacles stuffed all the way, I think it'll still look pretty nice and big even without the hoop skirt.
We shall see. I'm probably wearing this around all of October, so hopefully by then I've made some improvements. I'll definitely be wearing it again next summer.
I was quite proud of my wig attempt, I was really frustrated with it for a while - mostly because I didn't have the patience to sit there and style it like I really wanted. I was also bummed that I waited till the last min to try to get some white extensions and couldn't find any locally so I ended up using some purple instead. But in the end I think it looked pretty nice. By the end of the day though, it was coming apart in the back and later on I ended up combing it out, I'm not really sure what I was thinking, but needless to say I'll have to restyle it.
I also think I did a pretty decent job on the paint, I actually think I did a better job when I was practicing so I was really bummed out the day of the debut because I felt like I totally failed. However, everyone's super nice compliments at the con really made me feel much better. So Thank you to all who took the time to take a picture (especially because I didn't take any) and who passed along such kind words on my work.
I thought I'd be able to hang on to them after the con, but soon as I got home, I was annoyed trying to do housework with the long nails, I went ahead and clipped them down. I was going to go back to the salon to get them taken off, but I just started picking at them until they all just fell off.
It took me so long to get into it and I only wore it around for a few hours, but boy was I drained, and didn't even realize I was so dehydrated. I later suffered from an incredibly painful leg cramp.
Thanks to my buddy Tim and his roomates who were able to help me work it out! I <3 you guys! Seriously! I don't know what I would of done if this happened and I was anywhere else. Probably just cry and cry and cry.
I really hope I can get more photoshoots of this costume in the future. Especially one at the beach!
I had a pretty good time at Fanime, I wish that I could of hung out more with some of my cos-buddies, it's not like I see you guys often - but everyone was so busy being amazing in costume and I was amazed at how much free time I had out of costume. It's too bad I didn't feel like investing in a badge otherwize I would of attended some of the panels. xD
I am super grateful to those who lent me their badge! Tim! And Alison. YOu guys!! Are the best! Though I only used it to go spend money.
I ended up spending quite a bit in the artist alley and dealers room.
I got some pretty neat art I can't wait to frame and put up in my lil' girls room, I also got some pretty amazing Tentacle faux gauge earnings that I LOVE LOVE LOVE! A pretty fun pink pompom hat! Gloomy plushies and really my first collectors action figure. I bought a posable chunLI! That I also love love love!!!
In the end I had a pretty expensive Birthday week, and a million thanks to my super amazing Husband for making it happen!
Friday, March 23, 2012
So I'm hoping to have a nice dinner, some beer steak, grilled asparagus, and twice baked potatoes.
I'm not much of a 'cook' at all so we'll see how it goes. heh. It might be a disaster, I looked over some recipes earlier in the week though and it seems pretty basic.. then again, sometimes I can't even make a good bowl of Ramen. No joke. LOL
I think I came a way up from my terrible valentine.
I really wanted to get romantic and sweet with what I wanted to make for Rich this time around.
I was inspired by this art I came across on Etsy.
I thought it was just the sweetest! And I had been wanting to do a melted crayon art, so I did!
And I think it's quite awesome.
I did do some trial and error, my first melted art attempt was terrible with the blowdryer. I'll tell you about that a lil later. (read about it here)
This time around I used a heat gun which worked much better and was faster.
I just loved how it melted. The colors are really so nice, it was hard to get a good picture with my phone, and I still don't have a working camera. T_T
I used some tape to try to keep the paint clear of the spot where I wanted to put my silhouette. Though some of the melted crayon still snuck in at the top. It's hard to get anything to stick to canvas. I don't know how some people have been doing resistance canvas work with stickers.
I took one of my favorite wedding photos
and made a silhouette out of it, and added an umbrella.
I was just soooo in love with the finished piece. Just LOVE! <3
I can't wait till he sees it. I hope he loves it as much.
On the back of the canvas I glued a lil envelope that says something along the lines of Loving Him through rain or shine. <3
I also took the coordinates from the place we went hiking to (Enchanted Rock) right after we got married, and wrote it on a scrap of one of his old belts that I loved wearing. I mostly did this because I wanted to incorporate a bit of tradition with the leather gifts being what has been given in the past at the 3yr mark.
I found this pic in my wedding album and just cracked up. What are we doing!? LOL
Happy Anniversary Honey! I love you.