Here’s a needle-felted Nepeta I made. It’s not that good, as this is the second time i’ve ever needle-felted, but hopefully i’ll improve!
As always, everything you see here is 100% handmade by yours truly. I have an FAQ here, but please feel free to send in any questions you might have about them or what have you. I will answer them. Eventually. As always you can check out my scalemate tag for more photos of my scalemates.
Vriska’s Fluorite Octet print-outs. Simply print-out, cut, and fold and attach together to make them.
If there’s resizing problems again, here’s the link to high resolution ones.
Hey guys just wanted to post here I’m hosting a haunted house MSPA meetup in northeastern Illinois! I made an event through MSPA Fan Meetups Chicago (which local friends should also join) so if you’re in the area it would be super cool if you came and hung out with me and other rad homestuck bros. There will be goody bags of treats and glow sticks and I’ll be raffling off some crafty prizes like Count Candybags here! And if no one shows up I will selfishly keep everything for myself and share with no one!!!
If you don’t do haunted houses that’s cool because there will also be hangout time afterwards. The day is October 11th. Check it out pleaseeeeeee I love you all 8^y ty ty ty
A follow up to this post. Here is my completed, fully-functional, Husktop!
Here have two pictures of me being in character Sollux with it from Anime Expo 2014.
Finally, I decided to share this photo of when I was working on my husktop. Yes, they were all out there for different purposes. Pictured are the two white netbooks are the ones that became my husktop, my main laptop, and my ancient linux laptop which is what I use for downloading stuff.
(And cue the “Actual Sollux Captor” jokes from Zes who kept making them the entire time I was working on this project.)
Okay, so what I found out is that Ardene carries these perfectly pink Peixes sneakers. They have a zipper on them, lace brackets, and white trim. I don’t have before pictures, but this is what I’m going to show y’all how to make. They originally didn’t have white lace brackets or any sort of toe-thingy-mahooey. Anyways, the shoes themselves when not on sale are only $15, which is pretty badass if you ask me.
Here’s what they look like on.
Pretty nice, right? Okay, so things you’ll need:
Fabric medium for your paints. Unless you use straight up fabric paints. Then power to you, bro.
Acrylic paints in white, but I also mixed some red and purple together to make the same colour as the fabric on the shoes. For touching up parts later. Once again, if you’re using straight up fabric paints, all to you. Just remember to get a matching pink colour and a white.
Next, a pen. I used a red one so it wouldn’t be as hard to cover up, but you can use whatever. Use chalk if you have it, a bar of soap, or a pencil or Sharpie. This will only be used to outline the shape you want to make on the shoes.
The Mod Podge is optional, but I like to use it just to seal everything in nicely and to give the toes a nice bit of gloss. Mod Podge is also waterproof and gives the toes a bit more of a Converse-like hardness to them, which is what I wanted.
Now, I have a lot of brushes…
… But I only used one of my smaller square-ish brushes, my tiny angled brush so I could do really nice detailing and patching up spots where you mess up. I really wanted to be careful with the brackets, also. Then the last cheap little brush was just for smattering on my Mod Podge because that stuff always seems to wreck my good brushes.
1) Now, I started by tracing out the shape on the toe of the shoe, making it as even on both of them as I could.
2) Next, I followed the instructions on my fabric medium and mixed it with some white paint. From some of my previous fabric painting projects, I learned that if I want a thicker cover that doesn’t crack, I use the fabric medium on just the first few layers to keep my shoes slightly flexible, then the rest of the coats I make with just thicker coats of plain acrylic paint.
3) Once everything is set, you just paint in your lines made on the shoe. Make sure to get the entire part you want white, and to get it on the white “bumpers” of the shoe. It’s all white, it doesn’t matter of you get some paint on the already white section of shoe.
4) Let your layers dry in between, and add as many layers you want. I used eight layers, but you do whatever.
5) After you have as many layers as you want on the toe, you can get to painting up the brackets as much as you want.
6) Once you got all your stuff done up and painted how you want, you can go wild and do any touch ups you want, then gloss the living shit out of it with your Mod Podge if you’re going with that.
There you go! Now you have some badass Meenah Peixes shoes to cosplay with! This can apply to any sort of costume shoes later on, as well!
Breath Scarf complete!