May 28, 2011

Hallowe'en 2011 - Uni-Horn for My Unicorn (And What Should I Put on My Feet???)

Guess what I'm finally blogging about! A few weeks ago, I messaged Metal Water Studio if I could share their AMAZING Uni-Horn. K Firor said no problemo, and would I like to order it the first week of June? :P

I LOVE how realistic this looks! You can see a slight translucency from the latex shell, and the person who painted it did a GREAT job! I'm pretty firm on wanting a gold colour scheme, I think, and this is already close to what I want. A little brighter and more metallic, but that's about it!

Let's talk about SHOES!

Hippie Pants = Epic Fail = Little-Girl Skirt

A couple of years ago, I made these awesome bell-bottoms out of jeans that totally bit the dust at the knees:

I went to a friend's house a couple weeks ago wearing these and wouldn't ya know it, RIIIIIIIIP! There's now a giant split across one butt-cheek! The denim is dying in other places as well, so I'll have to make a pair of shorts to attach the legs to.

I have another pair with ripped knees, and several people have requested a tutorial, so another pair of hippie jeans WAS my plan.

May 15, 2011

Hallowe'en 2011 - Who Wants to be a Sparkly Naked Unicorn?


That's my concept sketch, surrounded by construction notes (as seen on Craftster's H-2011 Costume-Along). There's only six months til Hallowe'en, so I need to make sure I've got all my bases covered with such a unique costume! In this post I'm going to talk about my inspirations and goals.

*CAUTION: Adult content ahead! If you are offended by nudity or adult themes/situations, skip to the next post!*

May 10, 2011

PR Contest - Knock-Off 2011 - Getting Started

I've decided to enter only Pattern Review's Knock-Off 2011 contest so as not to overburden myself. Besides, I have the materials I need for it close at hand. I'm making my version of a leather-front top from ASOS and a pair of fringed shorts from TopShop.

So what do I need to get this ball rolling? A t-shirt, some leather, a pair of jeans, and brown dye!

I'm going to look through my leather stash and see if I have a wider piece. I just grabbed whatever out of the bag for the sake of the photo. That's also not the pair of jeans I'm using! This pair has a hole in the crotch, but again, just the first pair I grabbed for the pic :P

So my plan of attack is to dye both the top and the pants with a weak mixture of the brown dye, plus some onion skins to get the colour a little more to the orange side of things. For the shorts, I'll cut the pants off, slit the side seams open and sew in long pieces from the legs. I'll cut the fringe afterwards. The top will be almost as easy! I need to cut off the hem and neckline, cut a piece out of the front and insert a leather panel. TADAA!

Happy crafting! :D

May 9, 2011

DIY Distraction: New Life for Old Pants

I've been wandering around Cut Out & Keep lately, mainly because I want to share tutorials and get some exposure for my webshop, Binary Catfish Meta-Fashion. Sloooooow going on that front! On topic, I happen to have a pile of jeans from both my hunny and his brother. I'd been keeping them to someday recycle them into a big denim quilt, BUT! Wouldn't it be waaaay more fun to refashion them into something wearable and cool???

Like a cropped jacket!

Or a dress!

May 5, 2011

Spring Fashions I Want to Wear (Part 2)

Oh, ModCloth! Why must you tease me so!

I absolutely MUST make a version of this!