Dr Mrs The Monarch - Venture Bros.




A foray into the unknown! Making gloves and sewing Lycra ...My only experience being the WW pants, and wasn't that fun!

update 25/4/12

Costume was worn at Kitacon. I updated the journal and costume photos today yeah!


Ranma1-2 posted on 29 March, 2012 - 17:42
Gloves look great. Nice start on this. :)

Manjou posted on 29 March, 2012 - 18:35
Will you do the voice too? XD Look forward to seeing this at kita ^_^

Wyrdsister posted on 29 March, 2012 - 20:14
Thanks Steve <3 Manjou, I don't think there are enough cigarettes & whiskey in the world that would help me with "the voice"...lol

Ranma1-2 posted on 2 April, 2012 - 12:33
Thighboots are excellent! - be proud. ^_^

Wyrdsister posted on 2 April, 2012 - 12:54
Thanks you...and thank you since I used your tutorial to get me started! <3

Ranma1-2 posted on 3 April, 2012 - 09:30
Bodice progress - *__*

Wyrdsister posted on 3 April, 2012 - 13:20
lol...is that good? :p

Captain_Marvelous posted on 3 April, 2012 - 16:12
Awesome as always hun :)

Sephirayne posted on 3 April, 2012 - 16:21
This is looking amazing. Great progress.

Hawkeye posted on 7 April, 2012 - 17:09
You're a brave person! ;p Looks good 8D

Anonymous posted on 16 April, 2012 - 22:59
You were AMAZING! After we met you someone excitedly showed us a picture of your full group ;__; Thank you for talking to us!

FuriePhoenix posted on 25 April, 2012 - 18:55
you look AMAZING!!

Ranma1-2 posted on 25 April, 2012 - 19:50
I absolutely Loooove this. ^_^

nanahara posted on 25 April, 2012 - 22:57

Wyrdsister posted on 28 April, 2012 - 02:23
Thanks guys..I absolutely LOVED wearing this costume and I hope I get to wear it again. The group was so much fun too. Miiol, it was awesome talking to you too, I've always loved seeing your Gorillaz costumes on CI and it was really nice to actually meet you in person.

Saffron posted on 28 April, 2012 - 04:22
You looked perfect!

Wyrdsister posted on 3 May, 2012 - 00:53
Thanks !!

Progress Journal

11th April 2012

Neck Lace

the last piece...all ready to go!

10th April 2012


the costume...minus the jewellery...3 days before Kita...

10th April 2012


The wings are actually the part of the costume I like least. The rolled hem I did on it isn't as nice as I'd like it to be...the finish is a bit shoddy on it but yeah...might redo

8th April 2012


Lovely crown, made from foam PVC by my lovely BF Paul.

7th April 2012

Lycra Applique

The Front of the butterfly. Actually really happy with this, it was relatively simpler than I thought it would be :)

7th April 2012

Lycra Applique

The back of the "butterfly"

6th April 2012

Lycra Applique

Ok, the next milestone was the butterfly Design on the chest. My friend Mollins linked me to a great tutorial that had a step by step how to do appliqué with Lycra. It works!

2nd April 2012


Leotard. WIP. I went for a shiny wet look spandexy fabric I found on my local Market. I's probably not the best fabric I've ever bought and I may end up remaking at some point...but it looks ok to me

2nd April 2012

Boot Covers

Ok, so after I made the gloves, the time came to glue the leggings onto the shoes...bit nerve racking if I'm honest, and I did kinda mess it up a bit, but not that you would really notice. I think they came out great, but I needed a solution to the sliding down issue. I found that on The superhero costume Forum, who had a tutorial by the awesome DJ Spider on attaching leggings to dance tights.

30th March 2012


Here's the pattern for the Leotard. It's not as open as it needs to be, but then again it looks good to me and is more...revealing than any costume I've made so far!

30th March 2012


I made another one, which was too big and finally the last one was the good one. there is a step by step thing I posted on Facebook on how I made these.
I think it's public and although I'm no expert, the gloves are holding ok :)

28th March 2012


Ok, those were my first attempt at making Lycra gloves. These turned out too small.

21st March 2012


so got a shiny Lycra and made the leggings using Ranma 1/2's tutorial to get me started...Thanks Steve! Much happier with this look :)

20th March 2012


I didn't like the look I was getting with the vinyl so I pinned some Lycra around my legs and instantly liked it better! It was the wrong colour so shopping would be required.

20th March 2012


So to start with I got some vinyl to do the legs, and unfortunately, 4 way yellow vinyl is pretty much impossible to get in this country. The vinyl I used is only 1 way and I couldn't get it to work

8th March 2012


I tried to do this with my own hair, but had this wig in the box that seemed fitting, and it kinda looks ok...