I've been wanting a set or three of the metallic gold Chocomint star clips for as long as I've known they've existed but I either can't find them in stock or they've been at serious scalper prices which I'm not quite willing to pay. So I figured if I could make all sorts of wacky costumes then surely I could make starclips. And I think I did alright.
What you'll need:
Fabric: Can be a scrap, you don't need much, maybe a 6"x10" square. I have a 1/4 yard and could easily make 5-7 sets if not more.
Thread: I'd suggest against metallic as it isn't as strong and you aren't going to see it anyways. I used tan with my gold fabric since it will blend if seen. Also you'll need thread for the pearl strands, go with something that matches the pearls obviously.
Stuffing: Polyfill, or whatev. Just make sure it is light.
Pearls: For the pearl strings between the stars.
Needle: Even if you're machine sewing for the most part, you'll want a needle to hand sew the backs of the stars, sewing the clips on and doing the pearls strands.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Make-Up Monday: Evil Shades Victorian Night, Drakon, Necropolis and 13th Hour and Morgana Cryptoria Actium Eyeshadows
Victorian Night is a gorgeous lavender with aqua/blue sparkles. So pretty.
Drakon is this brownish, greenish shifting color that is best likened to lizard scales. One of my favs.
Necropolis is a solid darker brown. That sounds like a sad description but a solid brown is a great thing to have.
13th Hour is a daaaark navy blue. When ordering I thought it'd be purple but it is very much a dark blue. It doesn't quite seem to be a blue sparkle based in black like this color normally is made either, it seems like it really is just a solid navy. It is my favorite. It is everything I hoped Urban Decay's Evidence would be.
And here's a look using Victorian Night and 13th Hour.
Actium is another brown but one which has a ton of gold in it. It fits very well with the Egyptian themed collection it is apart of.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I'm going to try and post a compilation post of all the lolita outfits I've worn every two weeks to try and help inspire me to wear lolita in the summer. It is so hot here in the summer that often I just want to shlub into work slacks and a blouse or just a jsk and pretty much nothing else. So hopefully this will keep me in lolita at least once a week or so.
Here is Monday's outfit:
Taking outfit shots at night suuucks. Also forgive the mitts, our hvac is being messed with so I need something to keep my hands warm.
Socks: Alice and the Pirates
Shoes: Liz Claiborne
And here is today's outfit:
I'm all wrinkled from carting books around.
Shoes: Mossimo Black
Monday, May 21, 2012
Make-Up Monday: Dermal Platinum Collagen Essence Mask
Hey! Look who’s back! With big things kind of happening one right after another this time of year things get spotty. But Night Shift is just about ready to publish (just have to finish the cover) and about 60% of my costume projects for the year are done. So hopefully I’ll be back to at least one post a week. I’ve also been diving head first into more skin care stuff since just about everything I use has either recently been discontinued or isn’t working well anymore.
It is cheap and works pretty well for a dollar luxuriant.