Space…the final frontier…of altered clothing. Check out this cool tutorial I found: DIY Galaxy Pants. Prudence & Austere even offer a step-by-step tutorial with step-out photos. Very handy for getting the paint layering right.
This might be a cool effect to try on a black t-shirt, too.
Links of Interest:
I love the amount of work and care that goes into a good cosplayer’s costume, even more so when it’s genderbending the original character. There’s a lot of stuff to be taken into consideration when you’re turning Tonto, for example, into a female.
“Baker Jenny Rae of Lil Rae Cupcakes is a huge Johnny Depp fan who has an impressive collection of handmade aprons that she wears at her shop. When she saw Depp as Tonto in the upcoming The Lone Ranger film, she decided to make an apron in his honor, but went a step further and even made a headpiece and donned his makeup.” BTW, Jenny Rae mentioned on her FB page, linked above, that she’s going to see “The Lone Ranger” on the Disney lot in Burbank. Pretty cool!
This little girl, whose name appears to not have been published anywhere yet, when to the Motor City Comic Con on Detroit last month as the one, the only, STAN LEE. This girl isn’t the only Stan Lee lookalike out there, as there’s also “Fake Stan Lee” (you should check out his You Tube channel; he’s actually pretty funny).
Later on, she even got in the line to get a photo with the real Stan himself!
Apparently, according to some Facebook reports, this little girl was very popular at the con for her costume. Timothy Ross Troshank said, “I was dressed as Finn and i walked by her and she screamed ADVENTURE TIME! i wish i got a picture with her.”
How about this project for the ultimate in recycling? And the best part is, is that her wedding dress is truly OOAK!
“One bride in Australia wasn’t going to just walk down the aisle in any old thing. Using 10,000 bread tags she collected from friends and family, Stephanie Watson spent months creating her one-of-a-kind dress from recycled tags and hand-me-down fabrics.
“‘I always liked the idea of a design challenge and thought a wedding dress would be the ultimate test! Besides, when Will (my husband) and I started seeing each other we started collecting bread tags. We decided that when we had enough tags to make a wedding dress we would get married. Ten years later I felt it was time to give it a go,’ Watson wrote in an email.”
“The dress only cost Watson $38, since she used fabric salvaged from other garments and tags donated from family and friends. This doesn’t include the countless hours she spent planning and stitching, which she documented on her blog, Constructing Nadine.
“‘One of the tags I found had the name ‘Nadine’ printed on it. I thought it might be nice to give the gown a bit of personality by naming her, that way people would not have to ask me ‘How is the dress going?’ but rather ‘How is Nadine?” wrote Watson. ‘I later realised that Nadine is a variety of potato and the tag was probably used to close a bag of spuds! It makes sense as there are lots of potato farms in our area.'”
BenaeQuee, a Craftster member and Etsy store owner, recently posted a cocktail dress she made. It’s a cocktail dress designed not only to match Captain America’s suit, but also some killer art on Deviant Art. BenaeQueen was inspired by Kelsey Michele’s art.
“My main goal for this dress was to be able to wear it as a dress, and not let it become something that looked like a costume only. I wanted it to look like fashion. I used a royal blue Duchess Satin and a Royal Blue poly chiffon. The chiffon was a bit more purple in hue than the satin, but once laid over the satin, it looked more blue. It’s actually nice to see a color shift of lighter blue under the darker chiffon as the dress moves.”
But you can’t be dressed to the nines and not have your makeup match!
“This eye makeup by DeviantArtist KikiMJ features incredible superhero designs. The colors are perfect matches for the costumes worn by the likes of Thor and Wonder Woman and the designs themselves are amazing.” KikiMJ has a great series of eye makeup designs on her Deviant Art site. She actually didn’t have one that would g0 along for Captain America, but I think her Wonder Woman design would match just as well.