ilikeshields posted a series of photographs of a university project she was involved with, back in 2013. (The one picture I’ve posted here doesn’t do the project justice. Trust me, go check out the series!) In it, she spent two days having a full body cast done so she could be turned into a stylized mermaid.
Some of the commenters didn’t like the extra fins the mermaid was given, but I think the finished project is amazing! It’s like they created a new race of mermaids. Humans don’t all look the same. Why should mermaids?
Just because it’s now June and almost officially summer, it doesn’t mean that we don’t need awesome blankets to snuggle up with. And Anderlance of British Columbia, Canada has crocheted an awesome blanket to share with us!
Anderlance had been waiting for her local store to get in their shipment of yarn, after finishing the first panel of this afghan over a month ago. The pattern is by Cindy Joe, and there are three more panels to go. The square in the picture is 115 stitches by 125 stitches, measuring 4′ 2″ wide X 4′ 5″ long.
…just because she was bored. :)
Makeup artist Channing Carlisle proved she was more than up to the challenge of literally turning herself into a mermaid with the help of special effects products and some makeup brands you likely have in your own arsenal right now. She explained that she was inspired by fellow makeup artist Arianna Blean, who had posted a video where she painted fish scales onto a client’s leg. (What’s a leg except for a skin-covered fish tail that’s been split in two, right?)
But Channing didn’t stop at painting scales onto her leg, as she used SFX techniques to make it seem like her skin was being ripped open to reveal a glistening tail. To achieve the look, she used Inglot Cosmetics, Mehron Makeup, and Anastasia Beverly Hills products, among other brands. The result was a look so realistic, it went viral on Twitter and left some commenters confused as to what, exactly, happened to her leg.
But if you think this is Channing’s “grossest” work, you’d be far from correct. She pointed out that last October, she’d created a “maggot-infested wound” on her own hand. Yep, definitely the grossest. Mermaids have nothing on maggots.
KaminaKapow recently posted her assortment of crocheted Wonder Woman dolls on Imgur. She describes herself as an elemental artist and a cutesy crafter. It doesn’t appear that she sells her pattern. She also doesn’t go into any kind of detail about her crocheted amigurumis, but she sure is talented.
Knightsgarrison recently posted her Ahsoka Tano/Harley Quinn mashup on Imgur, because a friend (pictured above) wanted to cosplay as Ahsoka at Star Wars Celebration, but knowing that Ahsoka is to Star Wars as Harley Quinn is to literally every other con in the world, we figured…they’d just do both. It was her first time building something so involved and she learned (and screwed up) a lot along the way. She’s pretty proud of the results.
The seams drove her crazy. Luckily, it’s canon that Ahsoka sometimes wears head/lekku jewelry, so she bought some studded ribbon and glued it on. It doesn’t hide everything, but it helps a lot.
Total build time was 24 hours, spread it out over a month, and the total cost was about $100.
And as a total score, Knightsgarrison’s friend got a picture with the voice of Ahsoka herself: Ashley liked it so much she asked her assistant to take a picture with her own phone.
Three3oh just posted this handmade cabinet over on Imgur, made for his niece, because of her favorite movie, Beauty And The Beast. Unfortunately, there’s only a series of pictures, as he was building the cabinet.
However, if you’re looking for some fun and funky furniture, inspired by Disney movies, check out Raxfox on Deviant Art. Raxfox Design is from Leipzig, Germany, a professionel design studio who specializes in twisted wood stuff. Their major products are the dancing cabinets called “Tanzschrank” (in German), but they also make other average and small pieces, like birdhouses, mailboxes, chests, and lanterns.