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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby EmilyD » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:48 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:Yep. It is going with my "queen of hearts" costume


As in like the playing cards in Alice or more 3D?
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:07 pm

it is a kinda mix of these two photos. My butt coat is shorted and has ruffles on the botton. of course it is not the same as these photos but they where my inspiration

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby incubus_pantomime » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:28 pm

wandergirl wrote:also I love the idea of translucent panels in the beetle wings, especially if the EL wire reflected off it. omg so many projects. thanks everyone!


If you're interested in translucent material for wings, Angelina Film is UH-MA-ZING. I've used it for fairy wings of my own, and the end result is so beautiful. It's very similar to working with cellophane. (It's also called Fantasy Film, if you're interested in shopping around for different prices.)
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:47 pm

I really like the first outfit especially, TG. The standing collar is elongating for the neck, and rather elegant. (I should admit that I have a bias towards them). :lol:

A ruff is neat, and certainly less common, but it looks a little stifling.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby wh..sh » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:52 pm

lucky420 wrote:Going to start a big furry coat for my son this weekend. He wore the one i made last year and loves it. My poor little sewing machine may be thrashed after this...

I wish my mommy made me a furry coat :(
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:58 pm

Yes I am pretty damn special :lol: but then so again so are my kids...

Still working on it though. Just need to hem it. These coats get so heavy after the satin lining goes on that their just hard to maneuver around the machine.

I also made a big lined furry blanket. I think I shall call it the "sexy time blanket" just because it feels so sensual... :wink:

I am going to try and post pics here this weekend. :shock:
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby wh..sh » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:00 pm

Can you adopt me?

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:11 pm

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:27 pm

I really wanted to do the standing up collar but no room in my bag. The dresses are not the same :) Just kinda over all it was the look i was going for.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:56 pm

tg,
that collar did look very frustrating to make...and it probably would've been itchy out on the playa. can't wait to see the costume, you'll look adorable!
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:02 pm

what one? the stand up or the ruff? I am still going to make the ruff. It is lined in the inside with cotton so I dont think it should be to bad for one night.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:04 pm

lucky420 wrote:tg,
that collar* did look very frustrating to make...and it probably would've been itchy out on the playa. can't wait to see the costume, you'll look adorable!



*the high collar. really.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:19 pm

the reason i asked fishy is cause i dont think the high collar would have been itchy but the ruff looks like it would be. So was not sure what one.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:25 pm

I meant the ruff. It just looks complicated to make (getting all the loops even and all) but having a cotton liner and wearing it at night will probably help with the itchy factor.

Will it get scrunched in your bags?
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:26 pm

That is what I have been trying to figure out, the best way to get it there. wondering if i can just place it on the outside of a bag or something. If not I guess a little box? not sure but have been giving thought to it. any input?
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:38 pm

I think a box would be best. If you can find one that fits it just right or you could wear it on your trip out here :lol:

Can you precut the materials and assemble it on the playa? Is it machine or hand sewn?
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:39 pm

Hand sewn. Yeah, humm. Maybe it would be a good option to just sew it out there. Hell it will be hot so just sit in the shade and sew. Not a bad idea :D
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:40 pm

okay just thought of this. If you make it soon and want to ship it to me I can bring it up for you.

let me know if you want to do this and I'll pm you my address
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:32 pm

All projects planned for the playa dissappear in the dust. You can make your own box.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby EmilyD » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:41 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:That is what I have been trying to figure out, the best way to get it there. wondering if i can just place it on the outside of a bag or something. If not I guess a little box? not sure but have been giving thought to it. any input?


It seems like you could compress the ruff like an accordion somehow and then pack it into a small, tight package to fit in your bag. Then again...why not wear it on the plane? ;-)
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby wh..sh » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:45 pm

I am huge fun of butt coats and long butt skirts.
I am with EmilyD about wearing it in flight or amtrak :)
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby EmilyD » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:32 pm

ARGH!!! A huge step backwards on my big costume project. What seemed to fit perfectly two days ago, now does not. Entire armature situation needs to be redesigned. I usually have a lucky day on Friday the 13th, sigh!
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:32 pm

EmilyD wrote:
tattoogoddess wrote:That is what I have been trying to figure out, the best way to get it there. wondering if i can just place it on the outside of a bag or something. If not I guess a little box? not sure but have been giving thought to it. any input?


It seems like you could compress the ruff like an accordion somehow and then pack it into a small, tight package to fit in your bag. Then again...why not wear it on the plane? ;-)



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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby delle » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:07 am

EmilyD wrote:ARGH!!! A huge step backwards on my big costume project. What seemed to fit perfectly two days ago, now does not. Entire armature situation needs to be redesigned. I usually have a lucky day on Friday the 13th, sigh!


Make sure you're not trying it on backwards or upside down before taking it apart.

just sounds like something I might do
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby lazerfox » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:18 am

does anyone have any experience/tips for sewing vinyl? So far what I've found is: use tissue paper so it doesn't stick to the machine, use a looser tension on the stitch.

Also I bought jersey ballpoint needles in 10/12/14 sizes. Any idea if these would be good to use? Thanks a million in advance!!
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Ratty » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:22 am

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby MisaBlue » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:17 am

Jeez, it seems it will be another year without costume for me.

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Ratty » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:31 am

Misa blue, Don't think that way. Decide what style you would like to dress-up in. It will happen. You have stuff in your closet that can be accessorized, cut up, re-made into something you'll love. Take a look at the re-designed outfits on this costume board. It doesn't require time, money or anything fancy. Just an idea. (Well, maybe a tiny bit of time.)
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Bob » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:50 pm

Buy or borrow some men's underwear, that's always a good look.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Drawingablank » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:05 pm

lazerfox wrote:does anyone have any experience/tips for sewing vinyl? So far what I've found is: use tissue paper so it doesn't stick to the machine, use a looser tension on the stitch.

Also I bought jersey ballpoint needles in 10/12/14 sizes. Any idea if these would be good to use? Thanks a million in advance!!

When I worked in a window shade factory the sewing machines were set up with standard point needles, size 14 iirc. The ballpoints are designed for knits and will likely do more damage to the vinyl than a sharp. tension would depend on how heavy the vinyl is.

We never needed tissue paper and basically sewed vinyl the same way we sewed any fabric. Since it can't be pinned without permanent damage the pieces to be sewn were positioned with 2 face tape.

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