Playawear Work In Progress 2014

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby chuckularone » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:13 am

megpie wrote:This past weekend I finished up my led scarf, This faux fur I found is the softest ever, eeee!


Very nice, I ordered my 5 volt EL wire yesterday!
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby Fidget » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:40 pm

It's a material called Wonderflex. It's essentially a type of mold-able plastic which become malleable (and more importantly self adhesive) when you heat it. Once it cools it retains it's shape (which can be done multiple times). It's pretty incredible and not terrible expensive ($75 for a massive sheet of it). It's also fairly light weight so it won't be problematic to wear it around or do the typically hilarious things you do out on the playa. ;)

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Fidget wrote:I'm putting together some playa armor for my girlfriend and I!
I'm using Wonder Woman armor as inspiration for her outfit, started with the bracers/buckler as practice and it's coming along nicely!

Can't wait to see how she looks in the finished deal!

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looks great
what material ? leather ? or?
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:05 pm

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby melodiousdirge » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:22 pm

Last year I made a crazy fiber optic and LED mohawk, but it would not stay put on my head (it was mounted to a leather motorcycle beanie that just wasn't stiff enough to hold it very well). So, here we are with a helmet I'm working on to support this year's efforts in the field of extravagent blinky headwear.

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby lucky420 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:32 pm

And look how well it fits your dome! :D
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:56 pm

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby Sunbeam56 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:30 pm

9 yards of purple satin. :)
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby Elliot » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:58 pm

Russian/Ukrainian greatcoat, bright green wool with synthetic lining. Good condition, except seems baggy. Rather large for me, but I couldn't pass it up for ten bucks at the flea market. Either I or someone will attach all kinds of Bright Stuff to it, I imagine.

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby tamarakay » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:37 pm

My evening wrap
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby RosieTahoe » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:59 pm

Tamarakay - that wrap looks great! What is it made out of??
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby kiss-o-matic » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:34 pm

Fidget wrote:I'm putting together some playa armor for my girlfriend and I!
I'm using Wonder Woman armor as inspiration for her outfit, started with the bracers/buckler as practice and it's coming along nicely!

Can't wait to see how she looks in the finished deal!

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Looks great! Also awesome that you have real beer glasses at home!
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby lulu_Mou » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:33 am

This is something I put together myself. It's kinda like a heavy weight champion belt.... Not intentionally though. I wore it to a festival here a few months ago and it held up awesomely... No MOOP!!! It also doubled up as my torch for me to find my way to my camp site. I also got a lot of WOW comment by people I passed which made me very happy.

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby lulu_Mou » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:41 am

I've got a cool white colour el wire framing it so it would sparkle off its tits at night!

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby Sunbeam56 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:31 am

Finished the kilt for he who drives me. Craftsmanship is awful, but its a first attempt. Not an excuse - just a reason.
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby Fidget » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:00 am

Well I'm not a savage! :)

kiss-o-matic wrote:
Fidget wrote:I'm putting together some playa armor for my girlfriend and I!
I'm using Wonder Woman armor as inspiration for her outfit, started with the bracers/buckler as practice and it's coming along nicely!

Can't wait to see how she looks in the finished deal!

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Looks great! Also awesome that you have real beer glasses at home!
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby tamarakay » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:39 am

RosieTahoe wrote:Tamarakay - that wrap looks great! What is it made out of??


Hey! Recycled from silk saris and scrap silk. It's so soft!
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby Hope-a-Lope » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:39 pm

Picked up my playa coat and added an extra button, also reinforced the existing one. Now to figure out lighting.

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby Fidget » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Hope, that is a killer playa coat!
I've started my hunt for one now, can't wait!
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby Hope-a-Lope » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:33 pm

Thanks, Fidget! Suede and faux fur, also lined with deeeee-licious faux fur, $30 at the thrift store. Buh-BAM :D
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby Eric » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:07 pm

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby alotxlikexpanda » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:12 pm

Just a few things I have been working on & completing! I am currently working on the District 12 Cowel (this is my first time knitting some form of a garment & the first time I knitted in the round X)):
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And finally here are some completed hats:
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby tamarakay » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:29 pm

What pattern are you using for the cowl? I have two of my daughters that want one similar.
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby alotxlikexpanda » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:16 pm

For the Cowel I am using:
Size 19 needles 29 inches (in the round)
Rows: 1-6 Purl
: 7-10 Knit
: 11- 15 Purl
: 16-24 Rpt 7-15 Bind Off

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby smilemore » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:45 pm

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Wow ... that what easy! Only 6 hours to finish this cuff!?! Wondering how long it will take to finish the rest of the outfit?
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby lucky420 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:22 am

smilemore wrote:
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Wow ... that what easy! Only 6 hours to finish this cuff!?! Wondering how long it will take to finish the rest of the outfit?



Beautiful...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby unjonharley » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:48 am

lucky420 wrote:
smilemore wrote:
cuff.JPG
Wow ... that what easy! Only 6 hours to finish this cuff!?! Wondering how long it will take to finish the rest of the outfit?



Beautiful...

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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby smilemore » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:59 pm

unjonharley wrote:
lucky420 wrote:
smilemore wrote:
cuff.JPG
Wow ... that what easy! Only 6 hours to finish this cuff!?! Wondering how long it will take to finish the rest of the outfit?



Beautiful...

LIKE


BTW ... the hand in the photo is the hand of the creator (I do, of course, refer to the creator of the cuff and not that oft referred to figment ...). Just thought that I ought to clarify that I am not sewer in the family - but I am certainly benefiting from her talents.

Also on the sewing table: multiple jackets, some cool pants and a couple of top hats from scratch.

Better restock the wine shelf!

Cheers and thanks for the compliments.
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Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Postby ProfessorChaos » Mon May 05, 2014 8:06 pm

Made this hood last night in a couple hours for the cold playa nights. $4 faux fur thrift shop steal with an old costume smoking jacket up cycled for the cause. I call it my demon hood :twisted: to be worn when creating mischief, chaos and generally behaving badly. Many more to follow. ;) I plan on gifting a bunch of these to people since real "animal" hoods run around $100-200 and will prob get tarnished by the dust.

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