Puzzled-Penguin

You do not ask people like that what they are thinking about in case they turn around very slowly and say 'You.' - small gods
angrysweaters:

Let me start off by showing you this wonderful tutorial for machine-sewing armsocks. It takes much less time and looks much much cleaner than the traditional method of sewing armsocks by hand! I have used this method 4 times now, and it works beautifully. (Note: Please read through the full tutorial there before reading the rest of this post)
This tutorial left me with many questions. The main one being: Where do I find tights to match my makeup? I didn’t want to bother with a UK seller, where I believe the tights in this tutorial are from (but don’t quote me on that). I would prefer a Chinese seller because they’re often cheaper. SInce I was recently entrusted with making several pairs of armsocks for others, I wanted something that worked well but wasn’t overly expensive. After much searching and ordering from several different sellers, I have found that by far these tights on eBay in #17 Gray are the most satisfactory. One pair of tights is only $5! Because there are so many different shades of grey out there, the color I use for my troll makeup is Ben Nye Character Base in CB-8 Ghoul Grey, bought at my local costume shop for only $6, and it matches these tights excellently, as seen above.

The first revision I did with this tutorial is a simple running stitch instead of using fabric chalk to “find” the cardboard cutout inside. I completely avoided doing the chalk impression of the cardboard cutout, because as you can imagine, drawing on stretchy fabric is infuriating. The other benefit of using the running stitch is that it will hold down the fabric and keep it from shifting too much while you’re sewing it down with the close machine stitch. Again, it’s because the fabric is stretchy and therefore harder to control. Note: Please use a small needle to tack down your tights around the cardboard. It will be less likely to make the tights run.
Next, instead of using clear nail polish, which can poke against the skin and feel rough, I recommend using Fray Check instead. It looks like this.

 You can find it pretty much anywhere that sells fabric, including Wal-Mart, and it only costs about $5. If you don’t know what Fray Check is, it’s a liquid that keeps fabrics from fraying, and is extremely useful if you come to a point where your tights begin to run (for example, if there are horizontal lines where the weaving is starting to come undone. This is not a big issue with these tights, as long as you’re careful and you use small needles). The fabric of these tights absorbs Fray Check well, and I recommend doing it on the stitching itself and maybe 1cm around it when the machine sewing has been done and the fabric trimmed (trim it closely to prevent bumps, but not so closely that the stitching will come undone).
While sewing my tights, I noticed that I was getting very itty bitty zigzags and misplacement of the needle in my stitches. As long as they are very small, DO NOT go back and try to fix them with your machine! You may end up catching the fabric and making matters much worse! I left them alone and finished up the armsocks, and wouldn’t you know it, you couldn’t even tell! If anything, after finishing the armsocks if you notice any issues, THEN go back with a small hand-sewing needle and get them a little more even.
Another thing to note: DO NOT use battery-powered pill shavers on armsocks! I wouldn’t even recommend a razor. The one time I attempted this, it took a small chunk of fabric with it! Just ignore it.
Lastly, it’s not so much a revision as it is something that should be noted, but use a small needle on your machine! It will be much less likely to pull the stretchy fabric (also note: I have noticed that Ball Point needles pull the fabric, so avoid those), and will give you a straighter line as a result.
Everything else in the tutorial seems to work well. The hot glue works just fine for gluing the nails on (I was lucky and got to use a low heat glue gun), they fit well. Etc etc.
EXTRA: If you noticed the stitching in the first picture of this post, DO NOT FRET. It is not very noticeable except for in extreme close-ups. Here are my pictures to prove it:



Nitpicky stuff: I would recommend pulling the fabric out from underneath your wrist and pinning it before you do the wrist stitch. I prefer having the wrist stitch under my wrist instead of on the side, because it’s much less noticeable (if you look closely at that last picture you can see my wrist stitch at the base of my palm). If you don’t have another set of hands to help you gently pull the fabric so you can pin it properly, use your toes to grab it! That’s what I did.
If you guys have any other questions regarding armsock construction that I did not answer here, please feel free to send me an ask!

angrysweaters:

Let me start off by showing you this wonderful tutorial for machine-sewing armsocks. It takes much less time and looks much much cleaner than the traditional method of sewing armsocks by hand! I have used this method 4 times now, and it works beautifully. (Note: Please read through the full tutorial there before reading the rest of this post)

This tutorial left me with many questions. The main one being: Where do I find tights to match my makeup? I didn’t want to bother with a UK seller, where I believe the tights in this tutorial are from (but don’t quote me on that). I would prefer a Chinese seller because they’re often cheaper. SInce I was recently entrusted with making several pairs of armsocks for others, I wanted something that worked well but wasn’t overly expensive. After much searching and ordering from several different sellers, I have found that by far these tights on eBay in #17 Gray are the most satisfactory. One pair of tights is only $5! Because there are so many different shades of grey out there, the color I use for my troll makeup is Ben Nye Character Base in CB-8 Ghoul Grey, bought at my local costume shop for only $6, and it matches these tights excellently, as seen above.

The first revision I did with this tutorial is a simple running stitch instead of using fabric chalk to “find” the cardboard cutout inside. I completely avoided doing the chalk impression of the cardboard cutout, because as you can imagine, drawing on stretchy fabric is infuriating. The other benefit of using the running stitch is that it will hold down the fabric and keep it from shifting too much while you’re sewing it down with the close machine stitch. Again, it’s because the fabric is stretchy and therefore harder to control. Note: Please use a small needle to tack down your tights around the cardboard. It will be less likely to make the tights run.

Next, instead of using clear nail polish, which can poke against the skin and feel rough, I recommend using Fray Check instead. It looks like this.

You can find it pretty much anywhere that sells fabric, including Wal-Mart, and it only costs about $5. If you don’t know what Fray Check is, it’s a liquid that keeps fabrics from fraying, and is extremely useful if you come to a point where your tights begin to run (for example, if there are horizontal lines where the weaving is starting to come undone. This is not a big issue with these tights, as long as you’re careful and you use small needles). The fabric of these tights absorbs Fray Check well, and I recommend doing it on the stitching itself and maybe 1cm around it when the machine sewing has been done and the fabric trimmed (trim it closely to prevent bumps, but not so closely that the stitching will come undone).

While sewing my tights, I noticed that I was getting very itty bitty zigzags and misplacement of the needle in my stitches. As long as they are very small, DO NOT go back and try to fix them with your machine! You may end up catching the fabric and making matters much worse! I left them alone and finished up the armsocks, and wouldn’t you know it, you couldn’t even tell! If anything, after finishing the armsocks if you notice any issues, THEN go back with a small hand-sewing needle and get them a little more even.

Another thing to note: DO NOT use battery-powered pill shavers on armsocks! I wouldn’t even recommend a razor. The one time I attempted this, it took a small chunk of fabric with it! Just ignore it.

Lastly, it’s not so much a revision as it is something that should be noted, but use a small needle on your machine! It will be much less likely to pull the stretchy fabric (also note: I have noticed that Ball Point needles pull the fabric, so avoid those), and will give you a straighter line as a result.

Everything else in the tutorial seems to work well. The hot glue works just fine for gluing the nails on (I was lucky and got to use a low heat glue gun), they fit well. Etc etc.

EXTRA: If you noticed the stitching in the first picture of this post, DO NOT FRET. It is not very noticeable except for in extreme close-ups. Here are my pictures to prove it:

Nitpicky stuff: I would recommend pulling the fabric out from underneath your wrist and pinning it before you do the wrist stitch. I prefer having the wrist stitch under my wrist instead of on the side, because it’s much less noticeable (if you look closely at that last picture you can see my wrist stitch at the base of my palm). If you don’t have another set of hands to help you gently pull the fabric so you can pin it properly, use your toes to grab it! That’s what I did.

If you guys have any other questions regarding armsock construction that I did not answer here, please feel free to send me an ask!

(Source: unicornjack, via youcancosplay21)

qwertee:

Win Today’s design “Frosty Flakes” as a Hoodie today on Qwertee: www.Qwertee.com All you have to do to enter is
(1) Follow us on Tumblr (if you don’t already) and
(2) “Like” this for 1 chance, “Reblog” it for 2 chances.
Thanks Guys!

qwertee:

Win Today’s design “Frosty Flakes” as a Hoodie today on Qwertee: www.Qwertee.com All you have to do to enter is

(1) Follow us on Tumblr (if you don’t already) and

(2) “Like” this for 1 chance, “Reblog” it for 2 chances.

Thanks Guys!

juliajm15:

I enjoy drawing those more than I should, this is my excuse…

I think male Elsa and female Hans were the most difficult here

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annabjorgmans:

❅ Frozen phone wallpapers made by yours truly! Part 2 (part 1) ❅  Please like/reblog if using, but please do not reupload/claim as your own!

(via mickeyandcompany)

Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) actually came around the next morning, because we lived near each other at the time, and he said, ‘Have you seen the new book? We’ve got a lot of work to do, mate.’ He was quite happy, and I didn’t know how to break it to him. So I said, ‘Have you actually read it yet, Gaz?’ ‘No, just clicked through it.’ A few days later I’m in makeup and he comes in, and sits down, and goes ‘Have you heard the news?’ ‘What’s that, Gaz?’ ‘It’s terrible fucking news.’ ‘What is it?’ ‘You know how everyone is talking about who dies in book five? It’s fucking me! This woman puts the poor bastard in prison for 12 years, brings him back for a few scenes, and then she kills him!’

—David Thewlis (Remus Lupin)

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qwertee:

Here at Qwertee.com we’re not content with selling awesome limited edition tees at the super price of £8/€10/$12 every day, we love to give away great prizes too! So this week we’re giving away no less than a Month of FREE TEES to one Lucky Winner as well as lots of other great prizes!!!
All you have to do to enter is:
(1) Follow our Tumblr blog: qwertee.tumblr.com
(2) Like/Reblog this post
(3) Go to the entry form here: http://bit.ly/1hanbQI (or click the picture) and just your Tumblr blog name (so in our case qwertee.tumblr.com) and email in the boxes on the right!
That’s it!
PS: Every time you you share the competition with your friends using the links on the entry page equals another chance to win and you can share each Tumblr post we make about the competition to increase your chances still further!
Good Luck!!!

qwertee:

Here at Qwertee.com we’re not content with selling awesome limited edition tees at the super price of £8/€10/$12 every day, we love to give away great prizes too! So this week we’re giving away no less than a Month of FREE TEES to one Lucky Winner as well as lots of other great prizes!!!

All you have to do to enter is:

(1) Follow our Tumblr blog: qwertee.tumblr.com

(2) Like/Reblog this post

(3) Go to the entry form here: http://bit.ly/1hanbQI (or click the picture) and just your Tumblr blog name (so in our case qwertee.tumblr.com) and email in the boxes on the right!

That’s it!

PS: Every time you you share the competition with your friends using the links on the entry page equals another chance to win and you can share each Tumblr post we make about the competition to increase your chances still further!

Good Luck!!!

wigglytuffitout:

screamingnorth:

Hello! I’m gaining some exposure for my leatherwork by doing a signal boost giveaway! :D

To enter, all you have to do is reblog, follow/watch, or make a post/journal on another social media or art site. Each counts as one entry to the giveaway. So basically, if you reblog AND follow AND post a journal on deviantArt AND watch me on deviantArt AND post on Twitter, that counts as five entries, though posting to deviantArt five times only counts once. (But I appreciate your enthusiasm :P)

On October 31st, a lucky winner will be chosen at random!

The prize? A piece of custom leatherwork made specifically for you, tailored to your exact specifications! I don’t even have a set prize I’m giving away—you get to pick what you’d like based on my prices, so you’re definitely getting something you’ll like. I make bracelets, bags, armor, bottles, collars, and more. Shipping costs are waived, and I ship worldwide.

The more people that share, the better the prize becomes. For every 10 shares, the prize increases by $1. So if there are 200 shares, the prize will be increased by $20, for a grand total of $35! That’s enough for a pair of extra-fancy cuffs or a leather bottle! :D

The prize starts at $15, which is already enough for a thick bracelet like this one, but with your choice of symbol, border, and colors.

Reblogs and follows on Tumblr I can already track, but if you make a post somewhere please send me a note or e-mail with a link to it. Make sure the subject says something like “LEATHER RAFFLE” so it doesn’t get lost in the fray. Also, I don’t think any of you lovely people are this much of a douche, but please don’t try to game the system by posting with multiple accounts or something. :3

Etsy - deviantArt - Tumblr - Facebook - Twitter - furAffinity - homepage

Here’s a list of my basic prices, but I’ll be working out a price with the winner since not everything I offer is listed here. I can make all kinds of stuff! Here and here are quick links to my galleries for examples.

  • $10 skinny bracelet
  • $15 thick bracelet
  • $15 teeny leather bottle
  • $30-$40 cuffs
  • $30-$40 collar
  • $35-$45 small leather bottle
  • $60-$80 large leather bottle
  • $60-$80 belt bag/small purse
  • $75-$90 bracers
  • $80-$100 single pauldron
  • $125-$150 pair of pauldrons
  • $325+ breastplate (+$50-$70 for single pauldron, +$75-$100 for pair of pauldrons)

And remember, I’m wide open for commissions too! So if you don’t win, well… keep it in mind! ;P Anything ordered now will ship by the holidays, and my pieces make awesome gifts for pretty much everybody.

HOT DIGGITY DANG

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angelgazing:

BEST TELEVISION MOMENT EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER

EVER

BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE FIGHT WITH NOTHING LEFT

BUFFY KEPT FIGHTING

BUFFY WAS ENOUGH TO SAVE THE WORLD

SHE DIDN’T NEED ANYTHING BUT HERSELF TO SEE IT THROUGH

DO YOU REALIZE HOW OFTEN GIRLS GET TO SEE THAT? HOW OFTEN THEY ARE TOLD OR SHOWN THAT? LOOK KIDS! YOU ARE ENOUGH. JUST YOU JUST LIKE YOU ARE YOU ARE EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED AND THAT IS THE GREATEST

EVER

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