|Cost :||£103.53 standard. £20 deadtired. £6.02 so far skultimate|
|i hope (if they will have me) to go with Lumisences and Siscel :D|
although she wasn't my first choice, the more i thought about it the cooler and more fun I thought it would be. plus i seriously want to do the fright song routine as her.. just because i can.... (yes i know!)
i'll start with the standard variant anyhow as I have a few bits for her already, but i would like to do other variants especially dead fast ;)
STANDARD - COMPLETE
DEAD TIRED - COMPLETE
DEAD FAST - Sooo close
SKULTIMATE - in progress (totally just want a Brain helmet!!!!, will make a cover for my skate helmet ACE!!)
2011 - Finished Standard
Midlands Feb 2012 - Sorry I forgot to take this off the page but i am unable to attend this expo.
02 March 2013 - Sleep Over (DeadTired)
|Make Trousers done - paint on black spots/details?||Low||Complete|
|Make cherry top / paint on cherrys||Low||Complete|
|Work on plectrum and necklace||Low||Complete|
|Make stripe top into smaller leotard etc||Low||Complete|
|Red paint on stripe top||Low||Complete|
|Boots are finished||Low||Complete|
|Buy Alice band (if too small then uhoh!)||Low||Complete|
|locker (yes i will finish them all!! lol)||Low||In Progress|
|DeadFast comic (||Low||In Progress|
|Coffin radio ear piece.||Low||In Progress|
|Rejoin the two wigs together (my stitching came apart - oops)||Low||In Progress|
|repaint glasses||Low||In Progress|
|adjust belt (AGAIN!!! grrrr)||Low||Planned|
|REMAKE the trousers - third time lucky?||Low||Planned|
|re attach the flys to the wig||Low||Planned|
|Light Grey snazaroo 18ml pot (will mix with white) or should I use light blue||£0.00||To Buy|
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (Posted 11th June 2013)
exciting stuff happening with Ghoulia.. Not saying what yet ;) hehe
painttttttttt (Posted 27th April 2013)
I got some white paint a few days ago. Started painting white onto the black where the pink spots will go. Then paint with pink. Then use neon green sharpie for the lines. Though on a test piece the green goes a bit darker than I wanted.
Skultimate progress... (Posted 24th March 2013)
I was on a roll this morning even though i'm still not with it after my op on friday. Made the dress in a flash and then............ dun dun dunnnnnnn..... I didn't think about it when buying the paint, it won't set on top of the black print - doh! Hopfully there is a way around that? I've stopped for now.
Skultimate bits and bobs (Posted 10th March 2013)
I got fabric and pink paint (I have green) for Skultimate dress.
Ordered bright pink net for the arms
DT Almost done (Posted 14th February 2013)
I did the machine sewing. Most of the other stuff like drawing on lagoona's design done by or how my 8 and 12 year old niece's wanted.
After a very sucessful trip to fabric shop we spent about 10 hours on these.
sleepover ..no.. (Posted 6th October 2012)
it didn't happen in the summer for lots of family reasons. Nowever, we did make a start of Draculaura DT and some more little bits on Ghoulia DT. Soooo I think we will be doing it in December in between me and my niece's birthdays. Gives me time after expo to consentrate on them.
I also did a few teeny things for Dead Fast Ghoulia too. YAY. Slow progress is better than none :D
eeep (Posted 28th February 2012)
guess who's starting the Dead Tired outfit - yes I think that's me. LOL
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, MH sleep over in the summer - yesssss!!!!
Ohhh and finally getting somewhere with the lockers.
NOTE TO SELF try back of front wig over back wig instead.
teeny bits.. (Posted 1st December 2011)
hot glued the stickers to the boots.
- Paint the earrings and attach a clip.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP (Posted 1st December 2011)
omgomgomgomgomgogmog, my alice band just arrived!!! It's fantastic!! I love the colour and it's a decent size YAYs!!!
Add photos later..
necklace and cherry top done (Posted 30th November 2011)
So, forget the 7 more cherrys I said about yesertday it was more like 15 more. Do those were all painted today. I then hand sewed the strapes onto the body, then hand sewed another layer of white onto the underside so it's thicker and not see through. This involved a lot of annoying pinning and cutting and re pinning and then trying not to sew through the red - I will do it the correct way round next time! doh! Cut the back of the top and sewed on velcro. Tried a zip but it wouldn't hang properly. NOTE: the back does line up without a lump in the velcro, just I did it up quick without checking. Until I edited the images together.
Also finished the necklace. I had to use a pin, a screwdriver and a cork screw to get a hole in the plectrum! That was one tough bit on plastic. Gawsh! Used hot glue gun to attach the ring bit to the necklace. And sanded down the pink paint on the plectrum. I also touched up the pink paint. I need to dab on some more tomorrow, and I noticed a tiny bit of grey that needs painting again.
Still waiting for my alice band to arrive - hurry up! I want this finished!
Cherrrys (Posted 29th November 2011)
The cherry top so far (see image)
Then made a card stencil (I'd drawn and printed a stencil on to paper other day), then painted using red, green and white Dylon fabric paint onto the white. I have about 7 more cherrys to paint. I gave up with the stencil and draw them free hand. Yeah, 7 ish left, then I will hand sew another white pannal to the back as it's a bit see through (see image) and sew on the straps - as they are just pinned at the moment. I then need to add a zip to the back, which will pull in the middle red strip more than the others.
the cherrys (to me) look better in the image than in person. But my partner says I'm just being paranoid, so I hope they are okays.
stripes AGHH (Posted 23rd November 2011)
I spent 4-5 hours drawing red stripes onto the top on Sunday. I thought I was going to go nuts. I was glad to be finished. I've set the stripes with an iron and also washed the top. It doesn't look toooo bad, unless you look up close and personal.
today, I totally messed up the trousers. I drew guide lines for where to put the black dots, I work everything out fine.... I completed and set the front.... Then did the back... had a look by holding them up - and AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I somehow after 3 hours of work, managed to put half of the dots on the back in the wrong places. I was cursing myself so much. Still am. So, I set the correct dots and washed it, hoping the unset dots would wash out.. I've washed it, and it's just set it more. It is all on the back, so maybe no one will notice. AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! damns! I think I need to make them again anyways as I didn't sew them up correctly in the first place. I'm going to go sulk now.....
EDIT: I cut some templates and my fabric is ready to sew and stick together tomorrow XD for the cherry top. I forgot to say i drew and made sencils for the cherrys a few days ago. Painted the necklace so tomorrow I will drill a hole in the pick and glue it all together. One trouble though, I think I made the slip knot too small :S I made it smaller but didn't think to try it on again after. It's ok if I remember to put it on before the wigs.
i also messed around with some blue tac it turned into the MH girl skull... maybe I'll use that on the belt buckle if it goes hard enough.
I've probably done more, but I can't remember .... UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH UH
hobby craft.. (Posted 19th November 2011)
trip today was great. got the paints, fabric paints, fabric pens and air dry clay I need to finish ghoulia.
necklace and earrings progress.. (Posted 18th November 2011)
I decided on closer inspection that I will be using ring pulls for the earrings.
I made two necklaces, I couldn't decide which i liked but I think I'm going to use the barbedwire one. They are made from plastic friendship bracelet string - i think they have a proper name but someone gave them me without a packet so .. ohhh scoobydoos? something like that. Also used some beads. I need to paint them grey/silver. Paint I have.
I also sanded the writting off a guitar pick - not as easy as it sounds with my strength. Which I need to now paint.
if tha boot fits.. (Posted 17th November 2011)
sorry Toy Story reference there.
Today I did a quick drawing on the computer in a paint program of the logo on Ghoulia's boots. It's basically a red circle, with the MH skull in a light glowy green with a pink bow on a white background.
I then printed them to the size I wanted onto sticker paper, carefuy cut out and well.. stuck onto the boot. I just hope it holds. I did a walk test and it seemed ok, but I've printed more incase I need to try some different glue on the back.
Would a small amount of hot glue burn or eat stick paper? It's very thin.
EDIT: bought an alice badn from ebay, hoping it's not going to be really small. but I didn't want to miss out incase I cant find anything else.
EDIT: I was going to buy a guitar pick with the necklace. But can't find a colour I like.. So I thought I could paint some old ones I have (that aren't broken or chewed) but they are bass ones, too thick and I don't really want to straighten the thumb dents. A few minutes ago, I sudden thought, I found an extrememly old grey standard guitar plec down the back of my drawers a while back. YAY he found it. I want to sand off the writting and then i'll paint it (most likely with, you guessed it - Warhammer [citadel] paints) which we already have. Wahoooo! I have some stuff to make the necklace string too so if it works then that's cool.
the paint.. (Posted 16th November 2011)
...it worked :D Or at least, it seems to have.. for now.. not sure it will last but I think it looks ok. There are weird glue parts on the white rubber.. and I didn't notice before but the eyelets on the right shoe are slightly out of line on is randomly closer to another and then the whole lot are out of line. :/ Ok, I wish I'd noticed this before I edited them - majorly!! :( Too late now.
I'm just making the design for the logos on the shoes.
And now I can't decide which Alice band colour to go for... A neon/lime green like the doll, OR a light green like the webisodes? *thinks*
PICTURE of painted heels tomorrow when I'll upload the finished boots. YAY.
few bits.. (Posted 15th November 2011)
Today I tested out my overlocker. I was given it a few months back but only just got chance to test it out properly.
I sewed in the black straps onto the trousers. I left them loose so when I move they move with my leg not crinkle up the trousers.
I did some more to the stripey top. I sewed and cut it into a swimsuit type ermm.. there is a name.. leotard. that's the one.
Couldn't resist.. (Posted 12th November 2011)
I made the trousers a couple of days ago, but I messed them up a bit. I had a certain amount of this red fabric so I drew out my patterns and thought I could JUST manage to fit it all on the fabric. I really didn't have enough, but I cut them out anyways and hoped I could hide the fact a large chunk was missing from one of the pannels. I wanted to do them in two pannels but instead it's four. Because some was missing, I had to pull in the right front panel which makes it all baggy in one place. So I tried to adjust them and it's not too bad - not great but.. i'm hoping no one will notice. However, I did make the fake zip which pulls it in more - not a good thing.
I need to add on the black strips which are ready to add on.
Talking of tops.. I can't find any decent Cherry Fabric. Especially not enough for her Dead Tired outfit as well. So, I'm going to be a bit nuts and i'm going to hand draw or paint them on. That way I can just get some white fabric.. Infact I might have some in my boxes. I need luck with that one... I might change my mind when it comes to the Pjs!!
So anyways, I decided to put on everything I have so far. You can't see the boots in the photo and I put some purple fabric where the headband will be. You can sort of see what I will do with the two wigs.
belt.. (Posted 9th November 2011)
I chopped and hot glued (thanks T for advice) then used a marker pen (or two) to colour around the edges of the whole belt, fill in gaps on the black lines and black keys... I have decided to wear the belt higher on my body so I need to chop off a few more keys and then glue it again. I don't want to mess it up :( so I'm waiting until everything else is finished then I will decide if I need to adjust it or not.
Damn and ready to sew.. (Posted 8th November 2011)
Damn, the red fabric I had isn't quite enough so I'm having to cut the fabric very tightly. I'll work something out as I sew it.
Damn, the fabric pens have all dried up o.O so I need to buy Black, Red and Green ones.
The trousers are ready to sew. With leathery strapes.
Also cut out one part of one coffin locker... Ermm.. These are going to take more effort than I thought. I cut out the first front and it was totally the wrong shape :/ It looked fine when I drew it. Oh well, fixed now. I think I know how to do them now too.. See what I can do tomorrow.
Eye makeup (Posted 6th November 2011)
Zoe let me know in the lastest webisode ghoulia takes off her glasses. She did this in others but not very clearly. EEEEEEEEEEEp, its different browns. I did a test with liquid eyeliner, eyeliner pen, and two brown eye shadows - one of which i did lighter. There are 3 browns in total. I need more and the image is on my webcam.. but it's just so I remember now it goes. Bad image is bad, so don't take too much notice if you look.
shirt and dolls... (Posted 5th November 2011)
I saw MH dolls in sainsbury 2 for £20 (all toys were in the offer) but the boxes had a lot of damage to the corners and they only had Spectra, Frankie, Hyde and Cloe. The dude in the shop was very helpful but sadly they didn't have any in back stock. :(
However, I got a black and white stipe top for Ghoulia.... I wasn't going to get it as I really don't have £7 to spend, but it was the only one on the rails and Shaun said he'd buy it for me... Soooo, I got it and then it turned out to be £5 instead so that was quite good. :) It needs some bits cut off, taken in and I'm making it like a swimsuit shape like the dolls. and the arms shortend.. .. oh and I think I'll use a fabric pen instead of paint for the red stripes... I will test the pen on the bits I cut off. etc etc etc...
I've got a mini Fireworks/Halloween get together tonight with some family, I was going to put on everything I have for Ghoulia so far... but I think I'd be disappointed as nothing's edited.
GUESS WHAT ARRIVED!!! (Posted 4th November 2011)
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGM ma wigggs.
For now, I have to rush off to the hospital, I'm tempted to wear one there as they are sooo pretty.
shoess (Posted 27th October 2011)
omgomgomgomgomgomgg the shoes arrived. my neice laced them up for me. and I taught them the firght song dance.
EDIT: Photo of boots how they came out of the box. My niece did lace one up for me, but I think I want round laces. These are flat and look too bulky In my opinion. They need work, I don't think I can cut the toes off :'( IDEAS needed!!!!!
Nothing special.. (Posted 26th October 2011)
but my arm warmers arrived. They are nice and long and were a bargin...
FACEWALL (Posted 20th October 2011)
This was on 19th but CI put it before the second post.. weirddd)
EDIT: I ordered fish net arm warmers. someone beat me to buying a black and white top i could have used - damn, it's was a decent one too.
Buyings and Arrived... (Posted 19th October 2011)
Belt and Glasses arrived this morning. I have some ideas for the glasses. Both of which need lots of editing. Hopfully edit them asap.
Then, last night about 11pm.. after a few days of searching for as many searches and searching on as many websites I could think of.. I asked Mungojerrie to help me look. As soon asI asked her, I randomly clicked on an image on google and up came an ebay page. .. WAHOOOO these boots are almost perfect, except for a pointed toe - I will be getting my hack saw onto that ;) if I can. I hope I haven't rushed into getting them, but I didn't want them to sell out. They were quite a lot and form Tiwan.. So I just really hope they don't get caught up in customs......
I also, this morning bought two wigs from China. They aren't as long as I wanted, but instead of getting some to reroot I thought these two would be easier to put together for volume. They may end up being a bit thicker than I thought. We'll see....
Now I just have to wait...............................
buyings.. (Posted 18th October 2011)
FACE PAINT: went to the fancy dress shop, and got some light grey facepaint. It's by grimas?? Not sure. Anyways, I did a test to see what the colour would be like on my skin.. In natural light it looks a nice grey, but when I tried to take photos and went into bright light it looked very white.... I'm going to try a couple of things, mixing it with colours I already have. I really don't want to buy any more. Add photo in a bit.
Photo - reference for me really... On left is 4 layers .. then on the right and the close up in the middle are how I got it after applying it a differnt way and 6 layers....
GLASSES: I have just purchased some 1950s fancy dress ones, which i'm going to chop up, edit, green stuff/fimo/ paint ect... You'll have to wait and see... As always I just hope it works how I think ..
doh (Posted 17th October 2011)
I was a bit dumb, the fancy dress shop isn't open on Mondays. I will go tomorrow :D I hope they have the glasses I want to get to edit. If not I can get them on ebay.
I have a few projects I need to do by next week, so today I mainly worked on those, and drawing out templates for the locker coffins and dancing to the MH fright song :D ... CANT NOT WAIT!!! I will say this a million times!!
Stuff (Posted 16th October 2011)
BELT: *thinks* There are piano/keyboard bets around that I could adapt.. But then I was thinking to make it more accurate (right amount of keys ect) I could get a white belt and sharpie the deatil on... BUT it looks like they are about the same price. I'll have a look in primark or charity shops. Just no idea when I'll get to any.....
CHERRYS: Found some amazingly perfect fabric online for part of the top butttt, after some emailage - they only have bits left in pink not white!!! MEH! I have a plan, I think.....
EDIT: Purchased a belt... oops ;) will take 5 - 7 days to get here :O hurrrryyyy I might make the buckle tomorrow. We'll see.
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep (Posted 16th October 2011)
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Sorrrrry, But I can't. I've been planning all day (actually for about a month), with messages to Zoe, and making lists and searching for items.. I have a few bits I think but I can't get to my boxes.
Making some props for the 'group'!! something pretty Clawsome ;) Except progress images tomorrow :D