Tag Archives: handcrafted

#Cosplay: Alice’s Vorpal-ish Blade

The con has already passed, but before I post the pictures I took, I wanted to show you the last part of my costume, Alice’s Vorpal Blade. Originally I had planned to make it as accurate as possible from plywood, … Continue reading

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Thread Balls Galore! Temari by Patt Knorpp

Temari are, apparently, traditional Japanese children’s toys. They are balls made from embroidery thread and the remnants of old kimonos, and even though they went out of fashion as toys with the introduction of rubber in Japan, they are still made … Continue reading

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#Cosplay: Hysteria Alice Dress, Part II

FACTS is this weekend, and thankfully… my costume is (sort-of) done! Hysteria Alice has been quite the undertaking, but I think I managed to complete the costume to the best of my current ability. You can read more about how I … Continue reading

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Cyborg Culture… Richard Symons Art

No matter if you are a steampunk adept, an aspiring cyborg, or just a lover of disembodied hands used in home decor (that would be me), London-based artist and prop maker Richard Symons has just the thing you need. With cogs, … Continue reading

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Knock ‘Em Dead! Casadelgatto Door Knockers

“Casa del Gatto” is a project of the Pennsylvania-based artist Derek Bernstein, who one summer decided to sculpt portraits of his cats, and then turned those into weirdly wonderful door knockers. Bizarre, beautiful, maybe just a tiny bit morbid… If I had the money … Continue reading

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#Cosplay: Morgoth’s Gauntlets

The conventions I plan on going to are drawing close, so I need to turn up the efforts on my Morgoth costume… I quasi-finished the gauntlets last week (they need one more layer of paint but I ran out x_x), … Continue reading

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QP’s Crafts… The Slit Throat Choker

Letting me in a craft store when I’m feeling crafty is like letting a hungry person do the food shopping: it doesn’t end well. For my wallet, that is. I bought myself a large amount of red seed beads, red … Continue reading

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