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Voiceless Pt. 6

Summary: (Reader Insert) Reader is a mutant/inhuman with a powerful voice (works a little like a banshee / a little like a siren). She’s had it a little tough since discovering her powers. She is found and taken in by Tony Stark and the remaining Avengers after the events of Civil War

Word Count: 2242

Warnings: cursing I think, self-doubt

A/N:A giant “Thank you” to @17sullivan who read my idea for this fic, then read this chapter and is an all around wonderful person. Thank you for the push love!

And to the anon who told me this was one of their fave things I’ve written, I had no idea anyone really cared about it, but since you mentioned it, here is an update :)

The song in this chapter is “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns n’ Roses

After the shouting had died down, Wanda had been brought into the lab. Most of the team had left then, wanting to give her space, but Vision and Steve both stayed. You hadn’t been sure where to go or what to do, but before you left the lab, you studied the image of Pietro Maximoff on the holoscreen. You made note of any features you could about the room that his cradle was in. There had been nothing in any of the computer files that had told you where he was. You assumed that he was within the compound, since Tony would never trust anyone else to watch over someone that important, but you had no idea where he could be. Fortunately, you’d made a habit out of exploring the compound.

In the time that you had been living with them, Vision, Tony, and Rhodey usually had something going on. And while they all did their best to include you, there were some things that you couldn’t be involved in. So when they were busy, you explored. As a kid, you had explored as a method of survival; when you needed to hide, you needed to know where to hide. You hadn’t had many friends, but if you had you would have crushed them at hide and seek. As you grew up, the people would come looking for you became better at searching, so you became better at hiding. That skill came largely from wandering and exploring. You wouldn’t say that you knew the compound better that Tony, but you were damn close.

So you wandered. The room that Pietro was in wasn’t a lab though it had a lot of lab equipment in it; it had the same flooring as your room; it looked about the same size too, but as far as you knew that there weren’t any doors that led to that room, otherwise you would have stumbled upon it by now. So you were looking for a hidden room, behind a hidden door. No biggie.

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barelytherenotallhere  asked:

Prompt: chuck clayton vowed to get Betty back for what she did to him, so he decided to humiliate her by doing something to her cheer uniform in the middle of a big crowd, juggie helped her cover up by giving her his flannel shirt...

(This is rather angsty, I’m sorry!! Hope you like it, dear!!! Thank you for requesting! <3)

With hands hidden inside the pockets of his jeans and headphones adorning his neck as usual, Jughead made lazily his way to the central park of their small town, already detecting the hordes of people that filled the historic site from a corner away. Today was a big day for Riverdale.

Today marked the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Riverdale’s very famous and very beloved varsity team, their River Bulldogs, and the town had worn its best to celebrate its athletic stars. Like any other year at this date, every street and every shop were decorated with flags and posters and banners and shiny confetti, all in the colors of blue and gold. Bakers were selling lemon cupcakes with yellow frosting and blue sprinkles, Sheriff Keller was patrolling with only the blue lights flickering on top of his police car, even Pop’s had a special menu for the day, consisting of hotdogs and fries served in blue and yellow wrappers along with a blue raspberry milkshake. The peak of all these festivities was a huge gather around at Riverdale’s Central Park where music, food and dance lasted till the small hours. Yeah, their town was crazy just like that.  

Jughead could always remember himself slouching in a booth as Pop’s at such date, gloomy and grumpy at how ridiculous and pointless such fiestas were in his opinion. However, this year he could feel a tad of excitement run to his system, just like any other high schooler or resident of this town. It wasn’t because the event was a tad bigger this year – sixty years for some reason were a big deal – nor because Chuck Clayton and his gooneys’ squad wouldn’t be the guests of honor, bragging and sporting cocky grins like always – even though that was indeed very satisfying. It was because a certain blonde haired, blue eyed someone could barely hold back her own radiating thrill and wide smile this whole passed week.

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All right, I’m not gonna lie to you guys.  This got stuck halfway done in my drafts and I completely forgot about it.  But hey, better late than never, right?

So I love vaguely nerdy things that you can wear out in public without attracting too much attention.  Especially vaguely nerdy things that keep you warm!  If you’re after a really comfy hoodie from your favorite show that will hold up through the wash, check out the instructions below the cut!

Materials you will need:

  • 2.5-3.5yds hoodie fabric (sweatshirt fleece, microfleece, etc)
  • A small quantity of knit ribbing (x2)
  • Separating zipper
  • Dye (optional)

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Sewing Tips #3 - Machine Sewing Appendages

I used to always hand sew horns, ears, arms, etc onto my plushies because I didn’t know how to machine sew them onto my plushies. Turns out it’s easy, takes considerably less time, and looks much cleaner!

I’ve only done this technique with pieces with circular bottoms. I highly recommend patterning this out on a prototype plush. If you’re very adventurous and very careful, you could do this on the final plush for the first time but it’s somewhat risky.

This is a long one, so stay with me!

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Haikyuu!! cheap volleyball knee and elbow pads tutorial *updated*

So after finding out how expensive it is to buy the knee pads that looks like the ones in the anime I decided to try & make my own. These 3 pads costed me around AUD $5.


  • Stretchy fabric - I used a scuba knit fabric from Spotlight
  • Foam - I had leftover 5mm craft foam lying around; I think EVA foam would be appropriate also
  • Sewing machine, thread, other sewing materials depending on what you have & what you’re comfortable with
  • Your arms & legs

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anonymous asked:

what type of glue do you recommend for bone? i have to piece together a skull and don't want to mess it up.

I either use gel super glue like Loctite or something like that, or Elmers glue. Elmers is easier to dissolve if mistakes are made, but you have to use a lot of it to be sturdy and it takes a bit longer. 

My best advice is to use a pencil and mark two pieces that fit together along the seam so you can match them up when you’re gluing. Just mess with the pieces a lot and make sure you know what goes where before you put glue on anything!

Lucina's bootcovers

Alright, so we’re making Lucina’s boots in three pieces: the shin part we’re calling the “boot cover”, the knee part we’re calling the “knee pad”, and the foot part we’re calling the “shoe cover.” By making the shoes separate, it’s that much easier to kick off the shoes and … do whatever. I don’t know. That’s just how I chose to break it down, especially because Lucina has such weird shoes.

God damn, Lucina.

Alright, so a few notes before I show you how I started putting these things together:

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itony-stark  asked:

I have a question(might be a stupid one), How would you do a beak? Like for a Hawk? Would it be similar to this? I am new to the the whole fursona/anthro/furry fandom(is that a correct term to use? I mean no offense!)

When you make a beak, create your beak in the desired shape from upholstery foam. Then make a pattern and cut and sew it from fleece (can be any type of fleece, blizzard, anti-pill, etc it doesn’t matter because it will be covered again). Use a matching fleece color in case of any thin spots in the finishing step, and you will be gluing the fleece down, you can use hot glue or spray glue (3M’s super 77 is ok for this) to glue the fleece. Cover that foam beak you made with the fleece, this fleece is easy to glue and will even out or hide any cuts or glue bumps. You want your beak to look relatively smooth after this step, so rework any bumpy areas if needed. 

The fleece acts as a barrier and interfacing for the foam so any cut marks from the foam carve are covered, and it will also smooth it out while being easy to sew. 

Next for the finishing step: Cut a piece large enough out of very stretchy, 4-way stretch fabric, like Lycra. Taking advantage of the stretch of your fabric, this will be what you use to hide any seams or further imperfections. When you put your lycra on, if you must sew any of it, make it as minimal seams as possible using matching thread and don’t forget to take advantage of that stretch. Use high temp to glue it on the inside of the beak, low temp will not stick to lycra.

This technique is similar to the “covered noses” technique described in my All About Fursuit Noses tutorial, the only exception is it is over a beak shape instead of a nose shape.

Don’t let any glue be on the outside “finished” surface of your beak, it is really important in this finishing technique to make sure anywhere it is glued is somewhere that is hidden, because the lycra soaks up the glue and will show an indent. Any fabric pleats need to be pulled and stretched flat so they do not show on the final mask. This technique MAY TAKE PRACTICE, so don’t be scared to make a prototype to practice with or be willing to redo it as you gain this new skill. A hairdryer undoes hot glue if you need an “undo button”. haha.

You can then tidy any glue or folds on the inside of the beak with something like black or matching-colored fleece to cover up the roof of the beak and the lower mandible. 

I hope this helps! Happy crafting!

anonymous asked:

How do you figure out your patterns? Do you have any tips for translating from 2d to 3d? My patterns look ok on paper but when I sew and stuff them, they never turn out right... especially when I try to make things round like balls or head shapes. They always go wonky and lopsided...

Honestly my patterns are pretty much all trial and error, but through years of practice I eventually developed a good grasp of what works and what doesn’t. While I can’t explain exactly how I make my patterns, I can think of a few things that may be helpful. You problem may actually not be related to patterns at all actually!

(Under a cut cause woa this turned out loooooooong. Talking about testing, seam allowance, fabric, stuffing, clipping and how I make spheres using math)

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pstlwhp-archive  asked:

Hey guys, I'm sure you get thousands of asks but I'm really in a crunch and I could use your help. I'm a solo cosplayer and I've got a little under two weeks to crank out Cordelia--everything's done but the armor! Not having any trouble with anything except the chest piece. I know you used a plaster cast of your Cordelia's torso, is that the only way to do this? Do you have any tips on asembling the chest piece? This is my first time working with Worbla D:. Thanks so much for your help!!!!

Plaster-cast torsos are definitely not the only way to make a Fire Emblem breastplate. The idea came to me and Jenn when we realized that no found objects could really replicate the shape of a breast if you were to form Worbla directly onto it. Most breastplate tutorials are for low-cut “titty armour” as we Ladies like to call it. Here’s an example from Kamui Cosplay:

^ These typically involve forming breast cups over spherical shapes like plastic ornaments, and cutting them into a shape resembling a bra cup. Unfortunately for us, this kind of method really doesn’t apply to any of the Pegasus Knights, since their breastplates are pretty high-cut.

In the end we found our plaster doubles more useful as round forms to gradually hand-shape the breastplates than for patterning. For most of us, this project was our first time using Worbla too, so we’ve been winging it from the start. As such (and this goes for everyone), you may want to treat our armour posts as ideas or guidelines rather than tutorials. We’re still learning!

^ Accurate depiction of Team Pegasus Knight.

If you have someone who can help you do the cling wrap and tape method of patterning directly on you, that would work just as well. You may want to wear a slightly more padded bra for this just to give yourself some extra room.

^ Cling wrap and tape, for reference.

When you’re dividing your tape pattern into pieces, you’ll want to figure out a) how many pieces of foam you’re going to use, b) how many pieces of Worbla you’re going to use, and c) how you’re going to layer them. Try to plan this out before you cut your tape apart, if possible.

This is how I divided mine.

  • Blue: 1 piece of Worbla and two pieces of foam glued together in the centre
  • Red arcs: 1 Worbla and 2 foam each (one for the detail layer; the Worbla was formed over both pieces)
  • Yellow: 1 Worbla/1 foam
  • Green “shield:” 1 Worbla/2 foam.

You can see some photos of how they came together in the initial stages here. In all honesty, the way I divided mine was probably not the best way to do it. The more curves you need to form with a single piece of Worbla, the more you’ll need to stretch it out. This takes a lot of heat and weakens the material, sometimes to the point of tearing it, which happened with mine in one spot. There were so many divots and overheated/overstretched areas that I actually ended up re-covering the whole thing in Worbla scraps and blending it together with wood filler, haha. Unlike Sumia’s armour, Cordelia’s has smaller layered pieces that can’t cover most imperfections in the base of the breastplate.

From my experience working with Worbla in the past few months, I’ve learned that as long as you carefully match seams between two pieces, it’s pretty easy to hide that seam in the smoothing/sealing stages with wood filler and sanding. So as a rule, try not to have too many different shapes competing for the same piece of Worbla. Each piece will be happier if it’s attached to a simpler shape. Here’s how I would do it if I were to remake the whole thing:

Several of the pieces (yellow, green, red) would stay the same, but the blue from the first image would be split into 3 Worbla/3 foam - one completed Worbla/foam piece for each breast, and one for the under/sideboob areas leading to the collar. The pink piece would be a frame for the other two. The red arc pieces can cover a lot of the breasts’ seams, so the only one you’ll need to worry about smoothing out will be the centre seam.

Lastly, when you’re forming really rounded pieces like the breasts, I would advise using a piece of Worbla on the back of each one. You don’t have to do the sandwich method with two full-sized, identical pieces; you just need enough to cover the inside of the curve. Having a Worbla backing will make it a) more stable when you’re forming it so it’s less likely to warp, and b) easier for you to heat and manipulate the shape of the curve from both sides. Also, if you used any seams in your foam pieces like I did, this will help keep them together.

Best of luck finishing your Cordelia!

- Kat

anonymous asked:

I had a few questions for your wonderful Sonia costume. First, did you buy it or make it, and if you made it, what materials and the like did you use? And did you buy the blouse like it was or did you make it? Also where'd you get that pretty wig? And finally, the one thing that keeps frustrating me, where did you get your blue bow pin? I'm having trouble finding anything to use omg sorry for all the questions, I keep asking around for advice but no ones really giving a simple answer omg

Sonia Tutorial

Ah, I would love to help you, Anon! :)
First of all, I made/editted the entire cosplay. The dress, the shirt and both bows were all made from scratch. The Thigh highs were made from stockings, the brooch made editted from a brooch purchased, and the shoes painted.

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Drape Bodice Front on BJD

Here is a quick look at draping a bodice front on a BJD. (For the talented @jazzione)

I use paper towels most of the time, but you can also use a scrap of fabric as I do in the photos. Find the grain on your fabric, and mark a long straight line. Write ‘center front’ along it. I happened to have this scrap with the selvage edge so I used that as the straight center front line.

Cut a bunch of tape pieces. Mind you share some with your assistant.

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