Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Progress . . . Stripes, and lots of them

So I’ve been wracking my brain on how to make a template for my stripes. Tape? Way too time consuming. Paper? Maybe but it’ll get soggy. Cardstock? Maybe but how to get it around the corners smoothly. Then, mental head slap, why not use fabric??!? I only have 500 yards or so of it lying around. I dug out the rest of that ugly, cheap polyester felt and put that to the test. I knew I needed something beefier than a cotton. The felt was just perfect. So I cut out some larger and smaller stripes in my felt.
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I stuffed my pants with newspaper and pinned on the felt templates. Notice the yard is snow free! Yea October in Alaska!!
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Here’s a better picture.
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Here’s the first run. I did one set down each side and then came back to each side a few times to get the holes and empty spots. I can tell you that I really, really like the Valspar spray paint from Lowe’s. No stupid wobbly spray knob and no mess.
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I think the stripes look very nice. I didn’t want perfect moon-shaped arcs.
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Look! A dismembered Na’vi on my lawn!!
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Here’s the top. There aren’t many of the top because it started snowing on me. Damn Alaska in October! I had to hurry and get done!
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Here’s the back of the finished shirt. I cut several inches off the bottom after I was done. I knew it was way too long so I didn’t really do much painting down there.
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Next up: The Shoes!

15 comments:

mollymolly said...

I can't wait to see the whole thing put together! Looks great so far

Darci said...

This is going to be one incredible costume! Love how you did your stripes!

KID, MD said...

This is shaping up to be one amazing costume. I can't wait to see it all together!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It looks great!

Digs said...

Wow is that a Navi doing a Blue Dahlia? creepy! and how seasonally appropriate! Brilliant solution to the painting dilemma! You'll look fab as a Navi (Happy Halloween!).

Mel.J said...

Fabtastic!

Victoria said...

You are SUPER creative!!! We're all salivating to see what the final look is going to be! LOL!

Michelle said...

Wow, that is looking fantastic!! What a great job.

Bug Adventures said...

Hot mama!! Can't wait to see the finished product on the bod!!

sewinghappyplace said...

I salute you. This is going to be so fabulous. I am blue with envy.

Kristine said...

Every installment is better than the last! Getting itchy to see it all together...

BConky said...

Love it, can't wait to see the finished costume. Halloween is so fun.

Lisette M said...

It's looking really good!

Lynn said...

This is going to look really good. I'm so excited for you.

amber said...

This is looking so great! I can't wait to see the final costume all assembled. :)