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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby illy dilly » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:00 pm

Savannah wrote:
tattoogoddess wrote:I would figure you could just roll them down and tie is around your waist?


That is precisely what I did when I was wearing a fleece onesie last year, I kid you not. (I was a bunny). It got too warm when I danced.

I also had a playa coat with me, and I did need that on top of the fleece after 2:00am.

I wore my Tigger "onesie" in 2010.
But its not so much fleece, as..um... carpet? The inside is sort of scratch woven material like carpet backing, and its probably about 3/8" thick.

By the time I got super sweaty inside it, I couldn't role it down because then I was freezing.
I ended up just unzipping the back, which helped let a lot of the head rise out of the top.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:26 pm



still spendy and have to buy the whole yard. no options for half a yard :( I need 1/4 for my trim on my playa coat and another 1/4 for my bike. Only need 1 yard for boot covers.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby SquirrelHead » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:47 pm

illy dilly wrote:I wore my Tigger "onesie" in 2010.
But its not so much fleece, as..um... carpet? The inside is sort of scratch woven material like carpet backing, and its probably about 3/8" thick.

By the time I got super sweaty inside it, I couldn't role it down because then I was freezing.
I ended up just unzipping the back, which helped let a lot of the head rise out of the top.


No pictures of you in the Tigger onesie? Post it up!! :P
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Savannah » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:36 pm

SquirrelHead wrote:
illy dilly wrote:I wore my Tigger "onesie" in 2010.
But its not so much fleece, as..um... carpet? The inside is sort of scratch woven material like carpet backing, and its probably about 3/8" thick.

By the time I got super sweaty inside it, I couldn't role it down because then I was freezing.
I ended up just unzipping the back, which helped let a lot of the head rise out of the top.


No pictures of you in the Tigger onesie? Post it up!! :P


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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby illy dilly » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:25 am

Savannah wrote:That is precisely what I did when I was wearing a fleece onesie last year, I kid you not. (I was a bunny).

Savannah wrote:
SquirrelHead wrote:No pictures of you in the Tigger onesie? Post it up!! :P


Agreed! Post it! Post it!

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EDIT: The suit has a hood/mask thing, but its way to hot to wear for more than a minute or two.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Savannah » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:09 pm

Awesome! :lol:

Alas, there were no photos of me in my suit (red robots footed pajamas, or black with skulls & crossbones). I wore them with white ears, matching tail, and big ridiculous bunny feet. :shock: Those were my favorite part; they really changed my dancing. Arguably for the better.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby wh..sh » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:13 pm

Savannah, I am sure you could wear the suit now and take pictures. I think we can all live with that compromise :D
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby SquirrelHead » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:16 pm

wh..sh wrote:Savannah, I am sure you could wear the suit now and take pictures. I think we can all live with that compromise :D


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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:41 pm

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby AntiM » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:11 am

Tiger suits from stretch velvet.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:25 am

AntiM wrote:Tiger suits from stretch velvet.

No Tails?
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby AntiM » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:55 am

No, I didn't want to mess with making them, or sitting on them.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:11 am

AntiM wrote:No, I didn't want to mess with making them, or sitting on them.

Cool outfits but without tails they look less like big cats and more like hunting clothes, perhaps clip on tails so you don't have to sit on them?

Actually, showing up at my hunting camp in zebra print orange velvet might be pretty damn funny now that I think about it.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby illy dilly » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:32 am

AntiM wrote:Tiger suits from stretch velvet.

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!

Those are awesome!!!
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby AntiM » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:00 am

By odd packrat-ish coincidence, I had the tiger ear wigs on hand long before I had the velvet. The velvet which Larry found on clearance and had to have!
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:00 am

That is the most interesting velvet I've ever seen. Usually it is so plain and even crushed velvet is tone on tone.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby AntiM » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:08 pm

A random lucky find, we bought the entire remnant bolt.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:50 am

Soooo Looked at the fleece at Walgreen. It wouldnt last a day on the playa in costume form. it is super thin!! Booo. Back to square one.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby EmilyD » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:54 pm

Savannah wrote:
tattoogoddess wrote:I would figure you could just roll them down and tie is around your waist?


That is precisely what I did when I was wearing a fleece onesie last year, I kid you not. (I was a bunny). It got too warm when I danced.

I also had a playa coat with me, and I did need that on top of the fleece after 2:00am. Sometimes you will need it sooner than that, sometimes you won't need it at all (having a sweater in your pack is a nice option for warm nights).
....or silk longjohns, thin, lightweight and super warm.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Foxfur » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:58 pm

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby EmilyD » Sat May 05, 2012 10:18 pm

Bumping the thread for any newbies who need costume and crafting help. Come on in friends and lay your creative challenges on us. We have many experienced costumers, inventors, builders, long-time attendees, and such. What are you making?
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun May 06, 2012 5:22 pm

Here's a somewhat general question, but certainly related to costuming and crafting: where should I look to buy a basic sewing machine and how much should I expect to pay? I've used friends' sewing machines a handful of times, so I am competent enough for the sewing I expect to do for TTITD, but I don't know how to check a used sewing machine for proper functionality before paying for it, for example. There are machines on Craigs List, etc. but I'm not sure I could be sure they're in working order...
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 06, 2012 7:59 pm

After you buy a machine you should probably take it in for servicing, anyway. Make sure to buy something with metal gears, not plastic/nylon. Beyond that, I dunno. I'm assuming you're not looking for a bunch of special features, like button holes and the like. Maybe you want to look around at what features are available.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Drawingablank » Sun May 06, 2012 8:04 pm

There is a whole thread on the subject of machines but I don't remember the title off hand.

You might want to watch freecycle for a machine as I see an average of 2 or so a month on there - and you can't beat free.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby EmilyD » Mon May 07, 2012 12:31 am

ensimismada wrote:Here's a somewhat general question, but certainly related to costuming and crafting: where should I look to buy a basic sewing machine and how much should I expect to pay? I've used friends' sewing machines a handful of times, so I am competent enough for the sewing I expect to do for TTITD, but I don't know how to check a used sewing machine for proper functionality before paying for it, for example. There are machines on Craigs List, etc. but I'm not sure I could be sure they're in working order...


I agree with Fishy that you should take an acquired machine in for servicing. Personally I use a basic Sears Kenmore which does good enough button holes and has zipper attachments and stuff. I don't go in for fancy embroideries or any of that computerized crap. If you just want a general workhorse type machine try to find one with mostly metal parts. If you buy a used one, make sure the person shows you how to use it/lets you test it before buying. You can probably get a good basic machine for $50 or so. And...if they don't have the manual you can probably find one online but they're a big help.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon May 07, 2012 1:20 am

Thanks for the advice, everyone! You've correctly divined that I'm not looking for anything fancy - a button-hole setting would be useful but not necessary. Anything beyond that would be pure frills.

The local Freecycle list has been good to me for other stuff but I've never seen a sewing machine on it, so I'll have to see if the models on Craig's List have guts of metal or plastic...
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby AntiM » Mon May 07, 2012 5:00 am

If I ever upgrade, it will be to this tarted up Singer:

http://www.joann.com/singer-160th-anniversary-sewing-machine-/zprd_11457413a/

Probably not the best machine, but it is soooo prettty shiny.......

That, or I'll get mom's old Pfaff serviced and running again.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby lazerfox » Wed May 09, 2012 7:45 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:When did eplaya become a furry convention?


did I ever tell you about that guy who emailed me? :shock:
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Jax Dee » Thu May 10, 2012 6:19 pm

lazerfox wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:When did eplaya become a furry convention?


did I ever tell you about that guy who emailed me? :shock:


This sounds like a story we need to hear...
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Savannah » Fri May 11, 2012 3:25 pm

Jax Dee wrote:
lazerfox wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:When did eplaya become a furry convention?


did I ever tell you about that guy who emailed me? :shock:


This sounds like a story we need to hear...


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