|First, I wrapped the elastic around my wrist and pinned it in place to make sure the length was right.|
|After a little bit of swearing at the sewing machine and my tiny wrists,|
I determined that the first connection would have to be made with
my best friend, Loctite superglue.
|After more swearing at the sewing machine, I finally got on a roll.|
Then I got off the roll when things got really close together,
and the right (top) elastic was not lining up under the needle, so
I was sewing one piece of elastic to nothing but itself.
About four times.
|I glued the bottom connecting spot too, and|
here's the finished product.
|It's a tiny bit tight, but I'm going to slip it over something (a soda bottle or the like)|
to get it a LITTLE bit more stretched out.
|Ta-da! Wrist wrap, done.|
|28 things to get done in 49 days (19 for Chell, 9 for Zoe).|
I've decided not to put the lights/sound in the portal gun for May,
but I'll work on it over the summer and hopefully, I'll have that
all done for any fall shows I go to.
I'd like to have all that for the TWCC cosplay contest, but
maybe next year.
|Some of the things have already been done now, at time of posting.|
|I thought I was going to build boots from scratch.|
After I got this far, I decided to go to the thrift store.
|The finished template, with notes in case I don't get|
back to it for a little while. I'll have to remeasure now
that I'm using the thrift store boots but it should be
|Still a little big, but taking them in will be a different day.|
(This one's a little blurry, sorry)
|I already had Throh, so I did Sawk in a similar way (only the colors and the necklace are different).|
|#679: Honedge (from the last post, but now colored in...|
there's a LOT of metallic gold that didn't necessarily show)
|I really do love this croquis.|
Also, I don't think the metallic shows up in the photo,
but those are silver shoes.
|I think I need to add a small back version to this one.|
|Drew the patch onto a piece of paper, mounted that on the porch door,|
mounted fabric over it to trace onto the fabric. Not the most high-tech
or accurate way I could do it, but one of my favorite methods.
|First patch, traced from the door-mounted drawing.|
Skinny black Sharpie, fat blue Sharpie, silver Sharpie for the background.
|Drawing a large version based on the small version so I can do the same thing for the|
patch that goes on the back of the jacket (and later, on the cape).
|Finished large drawing (just not done coloring in the gray, which I might not bother with,|
since it's just the template).
|I ordered a costume jumpsuit on Amazon. It was the only one I could find that (1) might fit me,|
(2) didn't have any printing on it, and (3) was a reasonable price.
|Step one of the portal gun: painting a shipping tube black.|
(I knew I was keeping this tube for a reason.)