Selina Won Kittenn - Bar One Brawl (OCs by Shinbios)


Dez (Shinbios/Ninodog) designed this awesome pirate lady especially for me. How can I not make it?

EDIT: Finished, although assorted bits and pieces fell off and/or broke by the end of the night, so there's work to do there (stronger glue, Kitten, stronger glue)

I'm pleased with how it came out, the hat especially. The swords are removable, largely for transportation purposes but also because it's fun to pull a sword out of your HAT.

I am displeased with all things anchor-shaped as I have discovered that they tangle on every damn thing in the world.

Sephirayne posted on 2 March, 2010 - 00:05
That is such a cool character design. Can't wait to see it.

Anonymous posted on 22 April, 2010 - 13:29
You looked geogous in this, and the hat cannon was amazing.

Amy-Lou posted on 22 April, 2010 - 13:41
You beat Dez' design! Incredible work, especially on that hat, I nearly exploded with glee when you actually pulled the sword out of the hat!

Sephirayne posted on 23 April, 2010 - 17:53
This was awesome to see in person. The hat was so epic.

perfectly_purple posted on 23 April, 2010 - 22:15
Canon Hat! OMG I want hat equipped with a canon. The rest of the costume looks fab too! ^_^

Anonymous posted on 26 April, 2010 - 12:23
Brilliant costume - love the materials you used. And that HAT! Amazing.

Ilpala posted on 26 April, 2010 - 12:42
This came out lovely, expecialy loved the materials you used. Dissapointed I couldnt come over and have a good look at the brawlers in the masquerade que

Angelphie posted on 2 May, 2010 - 20:25
This is amazing! It would get a bit out of hand if I listed everything I love about it, but I especially like your choice of red fabric, the feathers and HAT, of course. The detail you put in was stunning.

6th April 2010

Hat, further

The hat is now complete except for the cannonballs (ping pong balls are ready to be painted and glued, sah!). And actually, bar a single straight line of stitching and one or two optional decorative bits, it's pretty much done as a whole :) The feathers in the hat mean I have a turning circle of approximately 6 feet...

15th March 2010

Colossal hat!

The hat is now complete, bar decoration and weaponry. I think it wins the award for being the largest and most ridiculous hat I've ever constructed, and I have the odd bizarre hat in my portfolio already! I tried to make it from scratch, but it wasn't working out, so I bought a Leg Avenue pirate hat, extended it with funky foam, and covered the whole thing in the red fabric, sealing the edges with bias binding. I will probably need to slightly alter the sword configuration to prevent it being overbalanced on one side, but priority on the hat is obviously the MOTHERLOVIN' HAT CANNON. Next up: buying loads of decorative shiz and making everything blingin'.

1st March 2010


Made really good progress on the jacket thus far, just a few bits and pieces to finish off there. But I've hit a major bugbear with the velvet/velour I'm using for the cape and underskirt. It frays like a b**** and seems to shift around when I sew it (probably because it's quite a deep pile). I got pretty frustrated with it and threw the whole lot into a bag - now I need to unpick a load of bias and try again with something to stop the fraying. Cotton velvet doesn't do this >_>

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