FlyingMammal
 


Costume :For Others
Source :Various
Progress :Planned
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Toy Story Aliens

WIP Neji Shippuden

WIP Aliens - hats

NEJI COMPLETE

NEJI Leg Holster

Naruto Sleeping Hat

Gaara's Gourd

 


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To-Do List

GAARA buy brown fauxHighComplete
GAARA make MWM templateHighComplete
GAARA sand paintHighComplete
GAARA buy silver clipsHighComplete
GAARA paint gourdMediumComplete
GAARA make strapsMediumIn Progress
NEJI SHIP shin gaurdsLowComplete
NEJI SHIP trousersLowComplete
ALIENS 6 x handsLowComplete
ALIENS 3 x hatsLowComplete
NEJI SHIP skirtLowComplete
NEJI sandalsLowComplete
ALIENS 3 x suitsLowComplete
GAARA yellow and black paintLowComplete
GAARA sandalsLowIn Progress
NEJI SHIP sandlesLowPlanned
NEJI SHIP topLowPlanned
GAARA sand in gourdLowPlanned
NEJI SHIP bagLowPlanned

Journal

15 June 2010 (Posted 15th June 2010)

_____ Aliens ____
(Toy Story)

Spent some hours on the eyes, eye lids, mouth and ears.
The 3 hats are complete. Just the main suits to do now. I do have some left over blue from another costume, but not sure I have enough.
If I had it my way it would be pleather hehe, but the kids want cotton fabric.

12 June 2010. (Posted 12th June 2010)

_____ Aliens ____
(Toy Story)

I sewed the last of the hands.
I cut out the pupils (black circles) and have started sewing them to the white part of the eyes (white circles). I would normally add white spot on the pupils but I'm not sure they need it... *thinks*

_____ Neji ____
(Naruto Shippuden)

Made the lycra leg guards.

11 June 2010. (Posted 11th June 2010)

_____ Aliens ____
(Toy Story)
I am making 3 x Toy Story aliens.

Ordered Lime Green fleece last week, took a while to get here.
Yesterday and today I have done a little work on the green parts.
I have sewn 5 x hands, 3 hat bases with anteners.

But my cotton just ran out so.. I have to wait.

05 May 2010 (Posted 5th May 2010)

__NEJI__
(Naruto)

NEJI IS COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(a year overdue ;) - Sorrryyyyy S hehe)

He tried it all on at the weekend, and had to align the Rectangles, so I spent this morning sewing them on again.
Spent the lat few days tidying bits u,sewing on poppers to the pouches and tacking the bandage onto the leg. - Just so it's quicker and more secure on the day.

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto)
I used the fabric I cut from the bottom of the trousers (before) to make pockets on both legs. I couldn't do them how I wanted as the fabric wasn't big enough. I like them though.

I cut stripes of brown leather, put holes in them and attached some to the 6 buckles (I got some from eBay a couple of weeks ago in the end). They are ready to attach to the main sash.

02 May 2010. (Posted 2nd May 2010)

__NEJI__
(Naruto)

Sandles done. :) FINALLY!!!

I made a pair last year, which ended up as a test run. I trial and errored and now came up with these.
I think he wants the stripe painted on the flipflop, but I'll leave that to him.

USED: Blue poly drill. flipflops. sewing machine. hotglue.

01 May 2010. (Posted 2nd May 2010)

__NEJI__
(Naruto)

Added poppers to both the leg holster and pouch/shorts.
Added bandages to leg - sewed them on to save time on the day.

29 April 2010. (Posted 29th April 2010)

__ NEJI ___ (Naruto)
Made Neji's leg holster.
USED: a template I made, two buttons, navy blue leather, velcro.

02 February 2010. (Posted 2nd February 2010)

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

I cut out the main strap, and hand stitched it... but now,I'm not so sure, I don't like the shape. I have enough to make it again but I think I will get the kid to try it on, I might be able to cut it as I think it's far too big.
unsure when i can see him though aghh

edit, messed about with it, and tried it on me. It looks ok now.. I think..

27 January 2010 (Posted 27th January 2010)

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

HURRAYYYYYYYYYYY! Ordered some Tan/Mid Brown Faux/PVC for the stapes :)

<< just one more to go..

26/27 January 2010 (Posted 27th January 2010)

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

The gourd is amost painted.
I got a sampler pot of Sandstone matt paint from Dulux. I only needed one layer, Although I might do another.. Not sure. Applied the paint with sponge and in circlular movements.
I have painted the MWM/rectangles with Ready mixed black and yellow paint. I used duct tape to make out the design.
Just waiting for some of it to dry. I have one more mwm then I'm done.

Then the fun starts with the sand ^ ^
Not sure if he wants the crack marks or not, he might have to help me on that.

07 January 2010 (Posted 21st January 2010)

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

The gourd has another layer of white paint, a layer of pva glue and I've decided to use a sampler pot from Duluxe for the sandy paint..

05 January 2009. (Posted 21st January 2010)

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

I used some poly filler to fill in the large holes that appeared on the 'cork' and to level out the 'cork' where I cut off the top of the cone.

My neices and nephew helped me paint the first coat of white paint to the Gourd.
I then painted another layer of white paint once it was dry.

I had also painted the 'cork' Brown. I think I will leave it as it is, although I wanted to dry brush a layer of lighter brown.. need to try it out.

27 November 2009 d (Posted 21st January 2010)

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

just under 30 hours and finally have Gaara's gourd ready to paint. Mainly took so long as I did it all while laying on the sofa after my surgery the other day

Used: a few litres of PVA glue, 3 punch balloons (one went down while in the middle of glueing), 5 newspapers (can't use proper paper mache), paint brush, 12cm Polystyrene Half Ring, a peice of card, pencil, scissors and white masking tape.

27 November 2009 c (Posted 21st January 2010)

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

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27 November 2009 b (Posted 21st January 2010)

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

just under 30 hours and finally have Gaara's gourd ready to paint. Mainly took so long as I did it all while laying on the sofa after my surgery the other day

Used: a few litres of PVA glue, 3 punch balloons (one went down while in the middle of glueing), 5 newspapers (can't use proper paper mache), paint brush, 12cm Polystyrene Half Ring, a peice of card, pencil, scissors and white masking tape.

27 November 2009. (Posted 21st January 2010)

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

just under 30 hours and finally have Gaara's gourd ready to paint. Mainly took so long as I did it all while laying on the sofa after my surgery the other day

Used: a few litres of PVA glue, 3 punch balloons (one went down while in the middle of glueing), 5 newspapers (can't use proper paper mache), paint brush, 12cm Polystyrene Half Ring, a peice of card, pencil, scissors and white masking tape.

07 November 2009 (Posted 21st January 2010)

Myself, my partner and his brother embarked on a mission, a mission that didn't have that good outcome.

We went into Fabric Land in Southampton, and well... after 40minutes um'ing, ah'ing, looking around a million times we came away with only a few bits from my double A4 sided list.
Also went to Hobby Crafts which was a bit more productive.

_____ GAARA _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

Bought: 1/4m Red fabric for Gourd,
- 3m White 99p p/m (BRILLIANT) for sash/throw,
- 1m 40mm Black elastic for taking up the trousers,
- a pair of kids Joggy bottoms to use for the trousers,
- 21cm Polystyrene Cone to use for the Cork
- 12cm Polystyrene Half Ring for opening on Gourd
- pack of balloons, incase they were large enough to use. (THEY WEREN'T)

Progress:
Trousers Done.. I got Gaara to try on the trousers. Pinned them to the right length. Turned them inside out. Cut off the elastic and fabric I didn't need. Measured the elastic I took off. Cut and sewed together the new elastic into two rings. Placed, pinned and tacked the new elastic in place. Hand sewed the elastic in, with two lines of back stitching. Let him try them on again.

I got Gaara to try on everything we have so far. No photos yet as not sure they want me to post them yet.

Sash.. I sewed Sash so it will stay in place.

Also cut, sanded and make marks on the Cone.

_____ NEJI _______
(Naruto - Series 2)

Got Neji to try everything on. No photo posting yet, not sure they want my to post them.

We need more bandages.

I attached a couple more poppers and moved some of the other poppers.