A dress I constructed entirely from non textiles! The skirt is made from leaves and the bodice from real moss! I built them, and then used the textures of the materials to blend them together in a natural looking way, using moss, flowers and leaves. The top laces like a corset. The collar is made from hand sculpted thermoplastic with details added of more natural materials. The dress fastens with a hidden seam in the back, and laces up in the top like a corset.
The concept for this dress came from a forest-y photoshoot I plan to do this summer!
Since a lot of people in the cosplay facebook group I am in liked this post, I’m going to make an actual post for it here on tumblr too.
I learned a LOT of tricks while working at Jo-Anns that helped me out a lot with affordable cosplay supplies. These should also help a lot of others as well!
When Joanns gives the big discount coupons during big sale dates where there seems to be a never ending supply of them, what is going to be on sale is MOST LIKELY the fabric. All Craft items(non-textile oriented things) will most likely not be on sale, and if they are the sales are pretty decent.
Make sure you know sale change dates. Sales end usually on Saturday nights. They go Sunday - Saturday, some sales are different, there can be weekend sales only as well that are Friday - Sunday. So if there are some coupons that work only on weekends for a weekly sale, get there BEFORE Sunday, or ON Sunday depending on what the sales change to. Once I had a 60% off, and on Saturday everything was regular price I needed, and on Sunday everything I needed went on sale and I couldn’t use it. Watch the sale dates! Get a flier when possible.
There are a lot of places to go to get coupons when there are no major sales:
Hobby Lobby 40% off
Hancock Fabrics 40% off
Michaels 40% off (or other coupons, but you can only use one)
Retailmenot (app or webpage. There is a 40% off all the time)
Sign up for the newseller and get coupons 1-5 times a week in your email
Sign up for the paper flier and get monthly coupons that way
Always take a small paper flier at the checkout with coupons when they have them
Those are just a few tricks, and you can wrack up a TON of coupons using all those methods. With the competitor coupons you can only use 1 per competitor. You can use a hobby lobby, Michaels, and Hancock at the same time, but not 2 hobby lobby or two Michaels. With the Joann coupons just make sure they do not have the same number. You can use as many coupons as you have items!
You can also make a lot of savings by using the end of the bolt. If you notice there is not a lot of fabric on the bolt, ask for a little over the yardage there and take the rest for 50% off. Ex: 3 yards left, ask for 2.25.
These are the main tips I have! There are probably other little things to do as well and if anyone has anything feel free to add to it!
abdul is that one guy who always walks in on jotaro doing something weird
one time jotaro bought a new coat and was trying out what poses would be the coolest in it whilst in the living room, and decided it would be fun to pull to top of the coat over his head and hat, despite the textile being non-hooded.
he was right on the verge of making the coolest (read: dorkiest) looking pose ever, when who should walk into the room but abdul.
jotaro turns and faces him mid-pose and they commence a solid five seconds of silent eye-contact, before abdul opts out. whatever business he has in the living room can wait.
no words are ever spoken by the pair on the subject.