Friday, February 4, 2011

How-To : Natuski's Bunny Ears

To start, I used a paper pattern to cut out two pieces each of the pink flannel and the black velvet. After some experimentation with a couple different types of wire and threading systems, I realized I had some styrene plastic in the back of the closet, so I cut another piece in that shape.

I sewed the fabric together, right sides together, turned them right-side out and then stuffed them with the stiff plastic.

The pieces still looked a little sloppy, so I pressed them with an iron. Because the plastic is thin, it became a little malleable when heated so I was able to shape the ears into a lovely curved shape.
 Then I glued the bottom of the fabric closed and then attached them to the headband.
 And here's the finished product!
 The ears are just glued carefully to the headband, so they've still got a little movement in them when I move my head. I haven't completely decided if I like it but I don't think I can make it any better.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Progress Report - 2/01/2011

11 weeks to go, four costumes (+1 secret costume) to make, and what did I get done last weekend?

Eh, not much. At least I finished up Horo's anklets! They're made of memory wire and glass blue beads.

And there's not much I'm going to get done this weekend: my sewing station has been packed up to make room for visiting relatives. However, I do have some plans involving a friend's costume that I need to get done, so hopefully I'll have something more interesting to report.

Here's a sneak peek at something that should see completion in the coming months: