LadyLoki Collar - Tutorial/process diary
Finished collar: http://anachronisminaction.tumblr.com/post/89984844404/decorative-armor-collar-made-for-my-lady-loki
Whole Costume: http://anachronisminaction.tumblr.com/post/91103284009/lady-loki-costume-for-the-labyrinth-of-jareth
1- I started by cutting out a pattern in craft foam and trying it on to get a rough shape to start with. I used one of my halter tops as a the starting point: https://www.facebook.com/Anachronism.In.Action/photos/a.269392913112439.80726.269295446455519/590989730952754/?type=3&theater I then cut the pieces out in worbla, and attached the shoulders and collar together.
2- Recruiting the help of a friend, we began to shape the collar to my torso. Going section by section, I would hold the collar and heat it up, wait a second for it to cool then put it on. My friend would then help me hold it in place until it cooled and hardened again. I wore a t-shirt over my corset to protect both my skin and the garment.
3- (not shown) Once we had it shaped, my friend marked out the edge of the corset on the worbla, and I cut it down to 1” bellow that line. I also cut and attached the shoulder Flanges.
4- I began to design and draw on the snake skin pattern. I found the basic design by googling “snake skin stencil” then blowing up the image. I used tracing paper and a soft pencil to transfer the design. Once I had everything laid out nicely, I went over it in pen just in case the pencil rubbed off.
5- I used an engraving tool ( This exact one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Wood-Burning-Crafting-Tool-5-in-1-Leather-crafts-Cutting-Fushing-Darice-/141320784036?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20e76008a4) with the knife tip to cut/burn out the snakeskin. There will be smoke, so either do this part outside or wear a respirator (or both!) and make sure your canisters are for fumes, not particles like a dust mask etc. Save those for sanding.
6- Added little strips for some more detail, making the different sections look more intentional. I also at this point, used a hole pun to make the lacing holes at the center back.
7- I tried the collar on with the corset to make sure everything was fitting, and made little tweaks to various parts to make then a little better.
8- I applied 3 layers of Gesso (Sanding in-between) before I ran out and used some spray primer. This ended up being a mixed blessing as there was something wrong with the can and after a little use it started spewing powered paint. I ended up having to do extra sanding to get it off, but decided to leave it on the snakeskin part of the collar because I thought it added a nice textural contrast.
9- I painted the collar using the same method as the other parts of my look costume. I started with two coats of metallic acrylic paint (jacquard lumiere) followed by a layer of rub’n’buff. I used dry brushing, and watered down acrylic in black to add some shadows. The final step was a few coats of satin finish sealer (one of modpodge, two of clear kryolan spraypaint)
10- To finish the collar, I lined the neck, shoulder, and edges in moleskin for comport. I also painted a satin ribbon antique gold with some fabric paint to lace the back closed; because it seemed easier than going to the store again :)
I hope you enjoyed seeing my process for making the collar. If you try anything similar, be sure to send me pictures!
crafts. this was blogged under crafts. i scrapbook. thats a craft. this? this is gold. crafts level 9000
Thank you :) I am glad you like my work. I used the tag crafts because that is actually a common industry term for items such as this that fall into the realm of costumes, but are not something that could or would be made by a stitcher (costume seamstress) as it requires a different skill set. In most costume shops the person who makes hats, distresses costumes, and makes items like above would work in the crafts department, and be called a craftsperson. In tv/film it is often elaborated to specialty costume crafts or manufacturer but crafts for short; which can get a little confusing when people are looking for crafty (food/catering). I suspect the term is a hold over from the arts and crafts movemement, when the word had a very different definition. Sorry to get all wordy, I used to attend a school called California Collage of Arts and Crafts and I had to explain the name a lot. It probably didn’t help that I did, Infact, take a basket weaving class there.
This could totally work for Daenaerys too!
I need some good devotional playlists for Brighid and for Hades because reasons
alright followers who’s got ‘em?
I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.
I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
if you’re going to be a teacher I have some tips for you so you’ll be the coolest according to your students
- moVE THE CURSER WHEN YOU’RE PLAYING A VIDEO
- if a student has a question and it’s good PLEASE say “great/good question” it will literally make the student feel so much more confident
- don’t forget to move the cursor
- that’s it also maybe give candy idk
- ps. move the cursor
- breath in for 4 seconds
- hold your breath for 7 seconds
- exhale breath for 8 seconds
repeat once or twice more.
This causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight reaction) state to a parasympathetic response.
Use this for panic/anxiety attacks, exams, presentations.
Never not reblog
Honestly, I’m so new to Lucifer that I wouldn’t have a clue. I’ve barely started to even work with him. There are tons of practicing Luciferians in the Luciferian tag though that you could ask— may I suggest searching there?
EDIT//: I would say, however, that this definitely a sign that He wants to set up some sort of working relationship with you.
Well, Anon, hasn’t Lucifer been a teacher, a guide, ever since the beginning? Isn’t a primary Luciferian value the spiritual and mental growth of an individual?
I’ve had a few dreams about Lucifer now and I can agree that he is extremely helpful in most of them (or he at least tells a story through them), but I always interpreted that relationship as him just doing what he does.
I’ve never used the term “spirit guide” in my practice so I can see right there that our paths are very different, but would I say that it’s possible? Absolutely.
There you go, anon!
HOLY SHIT. MY NEIGHBOUR IS SCREAMING AT HER BOYFRIEND.
Yeah, the two that keep me up at odd hours of the night.AND I’M ONLY PICKING UP BITS AND PIECES BECAUSE HE’S NOT SHOUTING BUT I’M FAIRLY POSITIVE HE JUST TOLD HER HE’S GAY AND THAT HE’S BEEN CHEATING ON HER WITH HIS BOYFRIEND.
UPDATE. UPDATE. HE’S CHEATING ON HER WITH HER BROTHER.
SON OF A BITCH IT’S LIKE A BAD SOAP OPERA EPISODE.
Destroy the idea that you can tell how long a person has been reading comics by their gender
Destroy the idea that how long a person has been reading comics in any way affects their ability to have an opinion
Destroy the idea that how many comics you read and how many years you’ve been reading them makes you at all superior to new readers
Destroy the attitude that is pushing new, younger, and female readers away from comics