Doing it for the fun of it.
2 post in one day! It’s slow at work so I figure I would do some writing so I have more time for sewing later. Well it is definitely getting into crunch time, according to my friend Heather she is even beginning to have nightmares about not being ready. I have been doing pretty good about trying to get a few items done each week, whittling away at my “To Do” list. Even with my trip to Ireland taking away a week of working time I feel like I am doing well.
Ruffnut’s tank-top, vest and skirt are assembled, just need to be distressed. Tuffnut’s shirt has been assembled and dyed, just needs a tie placed on it. The big thing I have been working on is my Irathient costume. I am really excited about this costume for some reason. Way more than any of the others so things are moving along swimmingly. I decided I wanted to have one of the intricate necklaces/collars the Irathients wear, since my clothing would be basic. I have never beaded before but figured how hard can it be? Right? :]
Well I first tried to use jewelry wire to string the beads on to hold the shape I wanted, then figured I would tie each wire together… Well that didn’t work, luckily I had given up early on so I didn’t spend too much time fighting with it. So instead I created a base, by cutting the shape of the collar out of card stock and glued a piece of fabric over it to sew into. Then began the long, very time and patience consuming endeavor of hand beading hundreds of tiny beads into place. I had no set pattern just a vague image in my head of what I would like it to look like.
I also didn’t really plan too far ahead what I was doing so the fact it turned out at all is pretty amazing to me. I think it took around 12 hours to do, split up over a few days, it might be more, but I am glad its over.
My wig arrived and I was very happy with the color but it turned out to be WAY longer than I thought. SO I had to give it a little trim. Cutting wigs is not easy, especially when they are as long as this one was. But I trimmed it down to where I felt it was manageable, put in my new yellow contacts, did a quick makeup and put on my necklace. I am really liking the look and I think it will be one of the more comfortable costumes this year.
Now to start puling together clothing pieces to complete the look.
Good luck everyone! Times a wasting away.