it took like 4 days of sewing


Here is a project I had on my bench that I needed to finish before I take my break. It is based on a fan art painting in the styling of a vintage Red Ryder advertisement that was done by a very talented artist I love the style of it and I just had to make it. Its almost entirely made from foamular insulation board and craft foam except the clear chamber which is from a green tea bottle and a smencil tube for the forward gold barrel. It lights up red in the chamber but, I am having trouble with it at the moment. Boo!! Hahaha! I plan on going to RealmsCon in October and it will be my daughter’s weapon to go with a vault suit I am making her with my new sewing machine. It took me 1 day to make this. I will be adding some more details to it later but, I will pretty much be gone for work for 3 weeks so who knows when I will get around to it. I hope y'all like it!

EASY ( and really cheap ) Serah Farron shoes tutorial

I didn’t want to spend too much money on this cosplay because it’s really simple so I decided to transform an old pair of shoes I had into Serah’s shoes. Sometimes, cosplaying is really expensive so I thought it would be helpful to share how I did mine!

1. First step, take out your old pair of converse ( or any pair of shoes that looks like Serah’s ) and remove the shoelace. You can always find cheap and used shoes at Goodwill. It’s better to have a light color.
I would strongly suggest to clean them a little with a damp cloth before.

2. Then, I bought cheap acrylic paint at the dollar store. I brought a reference pic with me to choose the right color. You can also mix your own if you already have paint.
!!!IMPORTANT!!! If you don’t want your shoes to become rock hard when it dries, mix your paint with a lot of water. This way it will keep the flexibility. Don’t worry if there are some spots… you will probably need 2 or 3 coats.

3. Paint the white areas to refresh the shoes and ONCE IT’S DRY, add a black line at the bottom. Use masking tape if you can’t draw straight lines please. They will look brand new!!

4. While the paint is drying, go find some new black shoelaces :) I think it took like at least 2 days for my shoes to dry completely, and it’s normal because I used a lot of water when I was painting them.

5, 6 ,7. Draw a pattern on the back of one shoe. Try to follow the design of your shoes. Mines look like pictured at step 7. Glue or sew the white pieces on the back of the shoes. I glued (hot glue ftw) the sides and then the middle part (white rectangle).

8. Put your new shoelaces and don’t forget to follow the weird pattern by looking at a reference picture. ^__^

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me !

Miraculous LadyBug Bodysuit Tutorial - Part 4:Spots On!

I’m alive I promise.

Sorry guys, I’ve been either very busy or very sick. And I’m finally free enough and well enough to make the end of this thing! Also oh my gosh my tutorial has 268 notes all together so far?! And I’ve also seen some progress pictures and I just AHHH I’m so glad you all like it! Enough talking for now, lets get to it!

Reference Images I Used:

Front View

Side/Front/Full View

Back View 

And One more, but I couldn’t find it without getting a gif which I tried to avoid but there is one gif, so sorry if its yours! There are many ways you can get the dots on there, but I prefer sewing them on, you can do whatever you’d like though I would suggest still following along with the pattern I made for this! I stayed as canon as possible with them.

Now we get to use all that black fabric! So fold the fabric in half once                 -whichever way floats your boat- use some chalk or a fabric marker and something to make circles-try not to make them too big or small! (Ft. help from my friend Vyolet) We used an empty wet wipes container our art teacher didn’t need anymore, but you can use whatever you’d like, as long as its a circle of course! 

As you see, I’ve made smaller/larger dots(pus since you folded it that means more dots) DO NOT throw away the scrapes !!! You might need them in case you need to make more dots! 

Side note: use the smaller dots at first, as you see its about the size of my palm (I have smol hands so)

Now time to trace out the collar! As you see I had to do it a few times before I traced it onto a FOLDED piece of the black fabric! I traced the ends o the shirt and when from there.

Now you have two pieces cut out! Now pin and  sew it onto the collar!

Tadaaaa! Now onto the hell fun part!

Now lets start nice and easy so its not so overwhelming. We start with the chest! As you see it looks kind of like a cross, not a diamond shape. Like I said you can use a no stitch method or any you’d like but I myself sewed all of them by hand!

I stuck a writing board that I usually use to bare down on to do stuff on! Use anything were it can’t poke through the back, like cardboard or something! Then you can pin and sew it down. I also added the other three dots, as you see it makes a pattern in a way. A center dot at top&bottom of your chest, stomach,hands&feet, then go on from that. Make sure its all even before pinning it down! I took this at a weird angle so sorry heh ;-;

Now all you have to do is sew them in circles, make sure whatever you have inside the suit isn’t easy to poke into and has support! It might seem like a long time, but it’s easier done than said and can go by pretty fast! Now if you want- and I suggest-you can take the parts day by day like I did, section it off like so: front torso. arms, legs, and back. 

Now don’t forget the sides! It should really only take 2-4 dots, depending on the size.

Now what I did was kind of stupid, but what I suggest is cutting a piece of cardboard long enough for the arm and then pinning it down. I was just making sure the dots were in the right place before pinning them. I basically placed the dots on the fabric and it stuck pretty okay, I then slowly took it off my arm and pinned them, or had help pinning them when they were on my arm. The choice is yours. The arms were probably the hardest part because I was basically going in a circle, so just try it on every few dots and always look at reference pictures! And please, do not hesitate to send me an ask if you need help on this part!!(well any part really, but this is the hardest)

Okay, at this point you are about 50% done! Yay!! Now for the lovely legs.The pegs are like the torso, so it can go in a zig-zag form. I took the board out (do that for the arms too duh) and cute two medium sized pieces of cardboard for them and stuck them into the legs. After that, pin them down, you know the pattern by now kids. Go for the front and back first.

Just a few extra pictures on that, side note: I did two at a time! 

Do like the torso and sew dots onto the sides, and then you should be done! Now would be a good check point and look at your reference pictures to make sure everything is right.

You’re 75% done now! Yay! But back to business, It’s time for the back. As you see I chose a green zipper(I am ladynoir trash rip)but you can totally pick a red one, I in fact recommend it! I just did it because it reminded me of Chat lol, but if you want to follow in my path with that, I will also be showing on how to cover it up for pictures and such! As you see, I’ve pinned down the dots, and stick the board back in. It’s basically like the front, but with dots in the middle. Also The two dots at the bottom of her bottom (heh I’m punny) that as you see make a triangle like shape!

These are some close up shots of what I did for the back. As you can hopefully see, I set two dots on the zipper and cut them close enough to cover the zipper. After that, sewing time! With the ones in the middle I sewed it just close enough to the zipper, but gave myself room to be able to zip/unzip the suit.

Sooo close to being done! Now onto the hands and feet. I did like I did with the sleeves, but since I only sewed half way so I can take them off if needed (you do not have to do that, that is just an extra step!) so I easily pinned it down, just stick a piece of cardboard in if you don’t want to do that though.

It was pretty easy to pin down on the feet, all I had to do was pinch the part I was pinning, and made sure not to stick myself. There’s one on the front, and two on the ankles. Side note # 2 or 3: I made it to wear it’s covering the stitch some. You know the deal by now, sew it on down!

Now what I did to have a solid and safer feeling on the feet was I ripped out the soles of some old shoes. It was a little hard, but all I did was rip out some of the missing pieces and glued them in place with hot glue. Thankfully, I only had to do that for one. I then just simply stuck them to the bottom of the suit, and tried it on to make sure they were on the right way.

And here’s the final product!

(Ugh gross my face) Some extra/ close up shot, I hope this tutorial helped you and please feel free to message me or ask me any questions if you need any extra advice! :) Have a miraculous day/night!

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

anonymous asked:

Can I ask where you got your arm tattoos for newt?

[[I actually made those by hand. What I did was I took pantyhose and made arm socks out of them by cutting a hole in the crotch and sewing the ends into fingerless gloves. I then put them on and drew mockups of what I wanted the tattoos to look like.


I then started painting them with fabric paint. Don’t use regular paint or they’ll crack when you move. It took many many layers of paint and mixing to achieve the colours and shades that were the end result. it took me about 4 hours a day every day for a week and a half to make them. I used a hairdryer to get the layers to dry quicker so I could continue painting.

I started with orange, and the I painted up the various shades of blue and green for the actual kaiju, then I did a red gradient, then the white striping, then any detailing left like the red of the mouth or different shading I wanted on the kaijus. 

After that I outlined everything and did the rest of the detailing in black. I did all the painting directly on my arm so that it would be the exact shape I wanted it to be on my body. The end result with the black was this:

Now, you may notice that they are a little different than the traditional newt tats. At the time that I made them, there weren’t too many references of what his actual tats were, so I took what I could find, and combined it with my own design. I actually really like them, because now they’re a little more personal, like this is what I would get if I were Newt. I know that because I used paint instead of sharpie, they don’t look as “tattoo like” but because they’re so vibrant and the design is a little different, I like to think it sets me apart from other Newts. I always get tons of compliments on them at every con I go to, so I guess I did something right!

Overall, I’d say they cost me about $15 dollars in materials, and about 48 hours of overall work. WARNING: If you are going to attempt this tutorial, PLEASE FIND A MANNEQUIN, DRESS FORM, OR OTHER KIND OF MODEL LIKE THING TO PAINT ON, PLEASE DO NOT PAINT DIRECTLY ON YOUR ARM. That is what I did, and here’s the thing: pantyhose are mesh, so the paint goes through them and it sticks to your arm. you have to peel it off your arm once the layer is dry. It took so much skin on my left arm that I almost got an infection and now have permanent scarring on my left forearm so PELASE PLEASE PLEASE try and find a mannequin to do it on. 

I hope that answered your question!

-Newt Munn

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Soooo I made a Muffet cosplay from Undertale!! It took me 3 days to sew the outfit ( its black not red like the orginal) and the 4 extra arms where total horror:D  they are black not lilac because i like them better in black :) i hope you like this little photo.By the end of this month I have a shooting and I will definetly have better pictures by then :)


I forgot that my phone isn’t uploading pictures to tumblr right now, so I’ve been merrilly talking to you guys all morning and you haven’t even noticed.

Around Christmas, Kaylee found this awesome Legend of Zelda fabric in the remnant bin at Joanne’s and she wanted to make a pillow out of it for her dad BUT she needed me to teach her how to machine sew first.  I have been putting it off for ages because it just seemed like she wasn’t ready and polar fleece is SO tricky to start with.  But the girls are off for President’s day (so I took a vacation day) and I’m out of excuses.

Anyway - up there you have Kaylee practicing on some extra fabric, ripping stitches, and the awesome fabric that started this whole thing.  She’s on side 4 of the pillow and is doing so well!  No snapped needles (my biggest fear - Kaylee has such anxiety that I was sure a snapped needle would stop her for good!), only having to rip out 3 times.  We’re good.