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Feature Friday: FMA group

This week’s feature is the work of three wonderful deviants:  Ed by SkywingKnights,  Al by CrossRage, and Winry by Lostdreamz82.  Their photographer can be found here.  This group is just adorable.  They all did fantastic on their costumes, and they all nailed the personalities of their characters.  Plus, there’s another awesome suit of armor to get me all excited.  Everyone involved has a fantastic gallery that is worth checking out!


Tutorial: High-Waisted Skirt

I got a request for a tutorial for the high-waisted skirt I posted a couple weeks ago…  So here is my awesomely drawn tutorial.

You will need:

fabric for the skirt.  I got my ombre effect fabric because (shh) the fabric was being used as curtains.  The part that the sun faded is the ombre.



a 7″ zipper

Your fabric will need to be three times your waist measurement, width-wise.  Make it whatever length you want.  Sew the sides together to make a tube, leaving 7″ open for your zipper.  I used the selvedge as the sides, so I didn’t have to finish the seam.  Finish the bottom hem by folding it over twice, iron it, and sew it.  Cut your waistband to your waist measurement plus 2″, and 3″ tall.  Cut your interfacing to your waistband width, and 1.5″ tall.  Iron your interfacing to the bottom half of your waistband, on the wrong side.  Fold the waistband down over the interfacing, wrong sides together, and fold up .5″ on either side to make a hem, ironing both folds.  Sew the ends of the waistband together.  Using either a hand stitch or a very long machine stitch, run the raw edge of the skirt and pull the threads, gathering the skirt to your waist measurement.  Pin one side of the waistband to the skirt, right sides together, and sew.  Remove your gathering thread.  Flip the waistband to the inside and whip-stitch the other side down to the wrong side of the skirt, being careful to hide your stitches in the seam allowance.  You should have a slight overlap on the waistband when you try it on.  Sew your zipper into your opening on the skirt, right sides together.  Sew your hook and eye to your waistband where it meets.  And you’re done!  If you need clarification, let me know, and if you make it, send me a picture!

Feature Friday: Tiana

Since I got so stalker-ish last week with my sexy Kakashi feature, I’m gonna try to class up the joint with some more Disney.  Tiana from Princess and the Frog is by the awesome Kuranchie on Deviantart.  Go check out her gallery, it’s fantastic.  This dress is so freaking gorgeous.  And I want it.  The flower thing on the front is so beautiful.  She also has a crossplay of Dr. Facilier from the same movie, go check it out!  And armor, and cosplay, and props… really, all of her stuff is awesome.

Fashion: First Sweater

This is the first sweater I ever made.  It took me a year, working on it off and on.  There were a lot of things I didn’t know when I started out, like knitting in the round.  It is incredibly cosy, though, and I love it!  I want to make another one soon.

Feature Friday: Kakashi

So, I didn’t do my Feature Friday yesterday, because I was celebrating my birthday by getting very, very drunk.  And to continue celebrating my birthday, I thought I would feature my favorite, most fan-service Kakashi cosplayer ever, GreatestSensei!   I’ve always had a little crush on Kakashi.  And Greatestsensei is hot as Kakashi.  Like really, really hot.  Not to be creepy or anything. (Insert heavy breathing.)  So yeah, a hot Kakashi and a cute dog.  Happy birthday to me…

Fashion: High-Waisted Skirt

I made this skirt out of an old curtain one night when I couldn’t sleep.

Feature Friday: Chrona

This week’s feature is the most adorably psychotic Chrona from Soul Eater I’ve ever seen, by Otohime311.  She did a fantastic job on that sword and wig!

Fictional Knits: Watson Scarf

When I watched Sherlock Holmes:  A Game of Shadows, I instantly knew I had to make Watson’s scarf from it.  I also knew I had to make Irene Adler’s dress from the beginning, but I haven’t quite gotten around to that one yet!  Knit in wool ease.

Feature Friday: Kidagakash

I thought it was about time to get some Disney up in here, so here is Kidagakash from Atlantis:  The Lost Empire.  I really feel like that movie is underrated… Cosplay by the fantastic JoLuffiroSauce over on DeviantArt!  Check out her page!  

Cosplay: Saeko

I debuted Saeko from HOTD on Monday, at the last day of Saboten Con.  I built the green parts of her shirt onto a white button-down from the thrift store, and made the skirt from scratch.  I did photoshop in the color of the hair, because I have too much to fit into a wig.  But I cut it all off yesterday, and I’m ready to embrace the wig!  I had a blast at Sabo, and you can see all my con photos here.

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