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05 May 2012 - 19:2483549
haha well done so far on the Kida! Its looking great!.. any luck finding the elusive Milo?

Found out that Punzie wont be here in time.. well, its and extra $35 if I want it to be :/ may have to give her a miss, so gutted as I just finished the wig!

anywhooo, anyone got any suggestions on how to attatch my Tink wings? I dont like the idea of shoulder straps!


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05 May 2012 - 21:4783556
Wow, so sorry I've not updated this in a while... work has been mad this week.

MissAriel: Shame about Rapunzel. Atleast you'll get to wear it another time.
Also, with regards to wings, the way I'm doing my wings for the Blue Fairy is by sewing channels into my bodice and slipping the wig base into those... no straps needed. JiaJem has a fantastic tutorial that describes the technique, in case it's useful to you.


05 May 2012 - 22:3183559
ahh that tutorial is great! Thankyou


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06 May 2012 - 12:1083572
MissAriel- shame about Punzie but it just means you have something else to look forward after expo! ^_^ As for Milo... no luck, i knew it'd be a long shot haha


I've finally finished Kida's top! HOOZAH!! PROGRESS!! On Wednesday I can buy the fabric for the skirt, and when that arrives I can make that, and hopefully this will be something else that I can get done in a couple of days baring in mind all the hand sewing on all that numerous trim she has on it lol.

I also bought a zip for Vidia only to come home and realise i bought a skirt zip and not an open ended one... DOH! haha! Still having problems with finding something decent and reasonably cheap for her top's neckline trim.. help?


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09 May 2012 - 16:3483732
soooo my Vidia wig turned up! I got polypro sheets for Vidia's wings (making up own way of constructing them), got face paint for Kida, glitter for Vidia's wings... basically I've got everything except the bangles for Vidia's hair and Kida and my Kida wig. I also need to get the fabric for Kida's skirt still.

So I'm getting there!! I cant believe I'm still working on costumes with only a fortnight to go!


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10 May 2012 - 12:1483780
Getting really excited again now. Everyone's progress is looking awesome!
I've been really ill lately so falling behind on schedule, but managed to catch Atlantis again on Disney Cinemagic last night so determined that I'll finish most of Helga's outfit today.
Had totally forgotten that Joss Whedon wrote Atlantis... now my inner fangirl just won't sit down and shut up.
Hope everyone is doing ok.


10 May 2012 - 12:5683784
Aww hope you feel better soon!!!


I got a text from mom earlier SHE'S FOUND KIDA SKIRT MATERIAL AT HER WORK TODAY SO I DONT HAVE TO SPEND MONEY ON FABRIC! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!


I've also started work on Vidia's wings today, so I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere now!


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10 May 2012 - 13:5683799
Your wings are looking fab! I wish the Blue Fairy's were that simple, but that's next week's job.
Since my last post I've finished Helga's trousers(which look aweful but I'm hoping the gun harness will make them look better) and am currently sewing together the white top. I plan to make both the white and black if I have time so I can decide which to wear based on weather.


10 May 2012 - 19:3983819
Thank youuuuuuu! Wings I've decided are painful to make but fun to make. So... much.. glitter!! lmao!

My mom got me fabric for Kida's skirt!! and its a shade darker than the top which I'm loving!! She also got me fake tan and bangles for Kida! And its costing me... NOTHING! Because their finds at her work which is closing tomorrow for referb and they need to clear out the shop! WIN!


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10 May 2012 - 20:0283823
Wings are looking great Furie!
Are you just planning on tannning in the hotel room friday night? ^^


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10 May 2012 - 20:5383826
I'm only hotel-ing it on the Saturday night and Sunday night.. so im travelling up on friday and saturday morning. So I'll have to get up extra early saturday morning and tan it up XP or get tanned up friday night.. but im worried it will come off onto my sheets! I've never used fake tan before and THANK YOU!!! Hoping to finish them tomorrow if I don't get too distracted by Kida's skirt tomorrow haha


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11 May 2012 - 13:4783863
@Furie @Teacups. ohhh thank you for the tips for audrey's hat ACE, I was pretty much doing what you said to do, just your comments made me carry on until it sort of worked. It's a bit messy, but I think it'll be ok yay for rewatching Atlantis inspiring you




Everyone's progresses look FANTASTIC! YAYs!! I can't wait!! Especially the Saturday, but will hopfully get to com see the Sunday shoot too.

I must remember chewing gum!!

I will try and make a tool belt in I have time. Any tips of how to make a spanner? I do have some upholstery foam I can use for a base but is it possible to newspaper and pvz glue over it? I really have no money to buy any materials so using up things I have in the house.


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11 May 2012 - 14:2683864
Quote FlyingMammal:
@Furie @Teacups. ohhh thank you for the tips for audrey's hat ACE, I was pretty much doing what you said to do, just your comments made me carry on until it sort of worked. It's a bit messy, but I think it'll be ok yay for rewatching Atlantis inspiring you




Everyone's progresses look FANTASTIC! YAYs!! I can't wait!! Especially the Saturday, but will hopfully get to com see the Sunday shoot too.

I must remember chewing gum!!

I will try and make a tool belt in I have time. Any tips of how to make a spanner? I do have some upholstery foam I can use for a base but is it possible to newspaper and pvz glue over it? I really have no money to buy any materials so using up things I have in the house.


'a bit messy' is perfect for Audrey. It looks great. So glad I could help.

And yeah, you can newspaper and pva glue anything. I have a spanner upstairs made the same way. It's the paint job that'll make any prop, no matter what it's made from.

Helga is really coming along now. I'm at the finding little parts of the costume to add secret pouches to stage of construction.


11 May 2012 - 19:2383877
I started making the skirt/sarong for Kida but the fabric is just too darn heavy for it... so mom found better fabric that has a slight stretch in it. So I'm gonna try that instead... I wasn't really liking the progress of my first skirt anyway lol.

I've made the necklace for her pendant as that arrived this morning so that's all done.. so its LITERALLY just the skirt and wig (keeping in hope it arrives on time) to go! I need to get new bangles too... though I might just make her upper arm one out of craft foam and paint to save on time and money... its her ankle ones that's baffling me as their not easy to find.... I'm wondering if I could cut the bangles mom brought home yesterday in one place and stretch them over my ankles that way... just keep the "opened" bit at the back of my ankle?

Another question... I've made the wings for Vidia... they came out beautifully even if i do say so myself BUT.... they flop big time down and to the sides....when I want them to obviously stand up sturdily the whole time... any ideas?? I have next to no money to buy anything like resin to coat them with... so anyone got any ideas??


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11 May 2012 - 20:1583882
They do look really pretty Furie. My suggestion would be to add one really strong wire at the top of them to help them stay in place. The park costumes seem to have like a clear acrylic tube at the top to keep them rigid, like the kind I'm using for my Blue Fairy wand but that'd likely be out of your price range.

Also regarding leg bangles, I'd try what you said about cutting one and try to see if it'd work. You can always add a hook and eye or something to the back of the bangle to fasten it back up if needed.


11 May 2012 - 20:5983884
thank you for the suggestions!! Much appreciated!! Will have to go hunting for some strong wire then me thinks!

Will give the bangle idea a try. They're really slim so i wouldnt be able to add a hook and eye I dont think.. will have to post up a pic tomorrow


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14 May 2012 - 19:0684037
All registered with the fringe now, so our meet details are there to be seen on the website.
Just to remind everyone, we're meeting at the EAST entrance (PTI and Ramada side), but I will walk from the statue around 1 O'clock to the other side in case anyone wants to follow if you're unsure where to meet.
This is mainly so that we are avoiding the huge crowds at the other side, and away from the Great British Swim fiasco on the Saturday. I've asked the photographer not to drag us down to the riverside where it's windy, especially on the Sunday when so many of us have sails attached to our backs.
Any questions, props you need etc, feel free to let me know.


15 May 2012 - 09:4284075
awesome. Will meet you at the statue at 1pm probably

EDIT/UPDATE: VIDIA IS A GO! Thanks to an American friend/cosplayer I have solved my problem with my wings!! Omg... you would believe how damn happeh i am right now! Just gotta shorten the straps on my harness by quite alot to make it sit flat against my back, finish her top, take bows off shoes, and either buy a purple bangle or make one for her hair, and Vidia is done!

Mom is gonna start making my Kida skirt for me today later too, as I'm completely baffled by it to make it sit right on me


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15 May 2012 - 20:0084107
Those wings are looking beautiful Furie, can't wait to see them in person.

We got Slightly done today so lil sis has been running around the house acting like a red indian all afternoon. Also my Blue Fairy wings are about half done, so still on time.


16 May 2012 - 17:2484183
Quote Teacup_Erinyes:
Those wings are looking beautiful Furie, can't wait to see them in person.

We got Slightly done today so lil sis has been running around the house acting like a red indian all afternoon. Also my Blue Fairy wings are about half done, so still on time.


Seriously cant wait to see the Slightly costume! ^_^ He was ALWAYS my fav Lost Boy ^_____^

Thanks! Just gotta add 2 panels in the back of my Vidia top, take bows off shoes and get a bangle for the hair and Vidia will be completed.

Mom has almost finished my Kida skirt.. i really wish this wig would turn up and stop making me panic already lol.


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16 May 2012 - 20:2284200
There's a pic of her slightly costume on my tumblr if you're interested.
It doesn't show the tail cos we only finished it today, but yeah... She'll be carrying around a slingshot and possibly a pillow aswell all day, so it's going to be adorable.
Starting to think she has the right idea tbh looking at the weather forcast for Expo weekend. Looks very cold and windy.


17 May 2012 - 12:4284231
Omg that costume is soooooo cute! I cant wait to see it completed with the tail! And she will?? Yaaay I can see it in my mind now and i'm utterly squeeing with the cuteness looooool I wanna commission you now in the future to make me a Simba cub suit!

Mom is going to be finishing my Kida skirt today. I'll be intending to finish my Vidia top too...

The weather is meant to cold and windy? DAAAAMMMNNN! Glad I'm wearing a thermal skin colored top under my Vidia costume. But something tells me I'm gonna freeze as Kida if my wig turns up. Looks like I'll be bringing my Ariel sky blue fleece hoodie with me lol


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17 May 2012 - 13:2384234
Quote FuriePhoenix:
Omg that costume is soooooo cute! I cant wait to see it completed with the tail! And she will?? Yaaay I can see it in my mind now and i'm utterly squeeing with the cuteness looooool I wanna commission you now in the future to make me a Simba cub suit!

Mom is going to be finishing my Kida skirt today. I'll be intending to finish my Vidia top too...

The weather is meant to cold and windy? DAAAAMMMNNN! Glad I'm wearing a thermal skin colored top under my Vidia costume. But something tells me I'm gonna freeze as Kida if my wig turns up. Looks like I'll be bringing my Ariel sky blue fleece hoodie with me lol


She's going to be so cute undoubtedly. And I'd love to make that for you, it only takes me a few hours to knock up one of those suits.

As far as the weather is concerned, I'm definately going to wear the black top version of Helga now, and maybe put another top on underneath for security (glad though, as now the leather gloves won't be hell to wear).
I may not put my Blue Fairy costume on till like 11 on Sunday so I don't freeze to death.
Unless of course Raphael Sbarge is going to be signing earlier. You guys have no idea how exciting it is that I can go meet Jiminy Cricket while dressed as the Blue Fairy.


17 May 2012 - 20:0884246
Quote Teacup_Erinyes:
Quote FuriePhoenix:
Omg that costume is soooooo cute! I cant wait to see it completed with the tail! And she will?? Yaaay I can see it in my mind now and i'm utterly squeeing with the cuteness looooool I wanna commission you now in the future to make me a Simba cub suit!

Mom is going to be finishing my Kida skirt today. I'll be intending to finish my Vidia top too...

The weather is meant to cold and windy? DAAAAMMMNNN! Glad I'm wearing a thermal skin colored top under my Vidia costume. But something tells me I'm gonna freeze as Kida if my wig turns up. Looks like I'll be bringing my Ariel sky blue fleece hoodie with me lol


She's going to be so cute undoubtedly. And I'd love to make that for you, it only takes me a few hours to knock up one of those suits.

As far as the weather is concerned, I'm definately going to wear the black top version of Helga now, and maybe put another top on underneath for security (glad though, as now the leather gloves won't be hell to wear).
I may not put my Blue Fairy costume on till like 11 on Sunday so I don't freeze to death.
Unless of course Raphael Sbarge is going to be signing earlier. You guys have no idea how exciting it is that I can go meet Jiminy Cricket while dressed as the Blue Fairy.


Yay! Will have to remember to come to you then when I want one made! I've always wanted one for winter events but never found a character I wanted to do... then I got the thought of one of Simba and squeed at the thought lol.

That's probably a good idea to do Helga wise... I'm changing into Kida (if wig turns up) when I get there... well changing into the skirt etc when I get there. Vidia as I'm wearing a thermal top underneath so the harness is more comfortable against my back, I should be okay for all day wear. And I can imagine how excited you must be- when I met Glen Keane as Ariel it made my life and yes... I did cry out joy afterwards and infront of him! XP!


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19 May 2012 - 19:3284333
heads up, I'm gonna wear Meg in the morning for the Danny Devito signing then change into Vidia IF the Danny Devito signing is in the morning- im hoping it will be


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