I had to give a try to :FantasyStock: 's tutorial found here: [link] The second spray paint named in the tutorial I couldn't find around here so I went with another metallic spray paint that I thought would probably be close enough, I think it was probably more brownish though.
For a first try, I really like how it came out and now I'm looking for all kinds of stuff I could paint like this, if I don't hold back everything will look rusty in here!
well, here he is!! look at him in all his melty, angry goodness! for those who need a reminder, Deathwing is a dragon featured in Blizzards newest World of Warcraft expansion: Cataclysm (watch the awesome opening cinematic for the game: [link] ) but for a brief summary of his background story: his anger and hatred have been boiling inside him for thousands of years. it has burned so hot and long that it is actually melting him from the inside, so he has to get metal plates welded to his body to help hold him together. pretty cool right? okay, have some more pictures on my blog: [link]
he is 100% hand sewn and designed by me. this is the first plush I've made and so i just can to go on instinct and just figure things out as i go. And i didn't have a sewing machine at the time, so i had no choice but to handsew everything but thanks to Santa Clause (aka mom) I have a sewing machine! and i have designs to make all the dragon aspects from WoW and a bunch of Zerg. because i love blizzard! i am going to get some nicer pictures and submit it to Blizzard as fanart.
This magnificent fellow is for sale on Etsy: [link]
I doubt you've ever seen a dragon quite so dapper as this! He is all dressed up in his best suit coat, a lovely red bow tie, and top hat, and he's checking the time on his tiny pocket watch. After all, a gentleman as cultured as this would hate to be late! He would probably like to grow a magnificent mustache, but alas, he is a dragon and lacks facial hair!
This dragon is one of a kind and hand sculpted from original sculpey. His pocket watch has a real chain recycled from an old keychain which swings freely. The top of his dandy cane is adorned with a fake gold earring which was left lonely in my jewlery box, it's companion lost forever. After baking, he was painted with acrylic paint in natural tones of brown, green, and cream. The entire piece was then sprayed with a matte finish for protection.
He is approximately 3.25 inches tall, 4 inches long from cane to tail tip, and 1.5 inches wide
After a long wait and many teasers on my part, here is the FINAL wolf dreamcatcher. Complete with all the feathers (which are FAKE eagle feathers, they're dyed turkey, and yes, there is a story behind this that I don't feel like explaining right now).
Dimensions: Ring is 19 inches across. From the top of the ring to the bottom of the lowest feather is over 30 inches.
Took almost a week to complete. Three hours of wrapping, three hours of weaving, over 48 hours on the wolf outline (not all at the same time), and about 4 hours of decoration. Way too long.
But all said and done, I like the way it came out, and so did all my real life friends who saw it.
=_= Sorry for the resubmit, the DA staff took down the last picture because of the screenshot I included for comparison purposes ( Whoops, I should have realised it was against DA policy...). I've added one of my favorite shots from the day to fill in the gap.
*EDIT 25 Sep 2006* very kindly offered me some links to reference pictures of Tifa's Premium Heart on her server for comparison (thank you!): [link][link]
Is that your real hair?
No, it's a wig. My hair isn't that long.
How did you make the elbow pad?
I started with the plastic part of a knee guard, and glued on packaging foam to get the curved shape right. The whole thing was then covered with heat formed craft foam, and studs were added using plastic screw caps. I gave it about eight coats of sealant, then painted it with chrome spray paint, and model paint for texture.
Who's the guy dressed as Reno?
He was another cosplayer at the Final Fantasy shoot. I'm afraid I don't have his DA name (if he has one).
Made this costume for my cousin. measurements were a little too small for her as it turned out... but i liked it on me at least Did this without a pattern and was my first time doing pleats (and i'm HORRIBLE with math) but it all turned out well!
And here is the pattern that I finally typed out instead of studying! Bad me.
Anyway, it takes me a lot of time to figure out patterns (it's all trial and error fun..) and I'm usually pretty lazy with writing out patterns. SO.. let's not crush my motivation I would greatly appreciate the credit if this pattern is used or referenced to. Thanks! Happy crocheting
-Magic ring: 6 -Inc around (12) -[Sc, inc] around (18) -[Sc 2, inc] around (24) -[Sc 3, inc] around (30) -Sc around 4 times (30) -[Sc 3, dec] around (24) -Sc around 2 times (24) -[Sc 4, dec] around (20) -Sc around 4 times (20) <--[The eyes will be attached between the first and second round of 20, about 3-4 stitches apart] -[Sc 2, dec] around (15) -Dec 8 times, FO and sew shut
Neck: (brown yarn)
-Ch 16 -Sl st into first chain to form a ring -Sc 16 around 3 times (16) -[Sc 7, inc] around (18) -Sc around (18) -[Sc 5, inc] around (21) -FO
Body: (brown yarn)
-Magic ring: 6 -Inc around (12) -[Sc, inc] around (18) -[Sc 2, inc] around (24) -Sc around 5 times (24) -[Sc 4, dec] around (20) -Sc around 4 times (20) -[Sc 4, inc] around (24) -[Sc 7, inc] around (27) -[Sc 8, inc] around (30) -Sc around 4 times (30) -[Sc 3, dec] around (24) -[Sc 2, dec] around (18) -[Sc, dec] around (12) -Dec around (6) -FO and sew shut
Hooves: (Make 4, obviously.. unless you want strange-legged moose.. your choice )
Start with black yarn: -Magic ring: 6 -Inc around (12) -[Sc, inc] around (18) -[Sc 2, inc] around (24) -Sc 24 around in back loops only (24) -Sc around in both loops 3 times (24) -[Sc 6, dec] around (21) -Sc around 2 times (21) Change to brown: -Sc around (21) -[Sc 5, dec] around (18) -Sc around 4 times (18) -[Sc 4, dec] around (15) -Sc around 2 times (15) -Sc 12 -FO
Ears: (brown yarn)
-Magic ring: 6 -Sc around (6) -[Sc 2, inc] around (8) -Sc around (8) -FO
-Magic ring: 6 -[Sc 2, inc] around (8) -[Sc 3, inc] around (10) -[Sc 4, inc] around (12) -FO
Horns: (white yarn) 4 parts for each horn
Long part: -Magic ring: 6 -[Sc, inc] around (9) -[Sc 2, inc] around (12) -Sc around 4 times (12) -[Sc 4, dec] around (10) -Sc around 3 times (10) -[Sc 3, dec] around (8) -Sc around 3 times (8) -FO
Large end piece of horn: -Magic ring: 6 -[Sc, inc] around (9) -[Sc 2, inc] around (12) -Sc around (12) -[Sc 3, inc] around (15) -Sc around 3 times (15) -[Sc 3, dec] around (12) -Sc around (12) -FO
Middle medium piece of horn: -Magic ring: 6 -[Sc, inc] around (9) -[Sc 2, inc] around (12) -Sc around 4 times (12) -[Sc 4, dec] around (10) -FO
Small piece of horn: -Magic ring: 6 -[Sc, inc] around (9) -[Sc 2, inc] around (12) -Sc around 2 times (12) -[Sc 4, dec] around (10) -FO
Sooooooooo... my little brother really wanted me to make this. After much pestering, I caved and made it. This is his surprise Christmas gift I almost wrote a pattern, but got super lazy and stopped taking notes.. sorry about that! I was too exhausted with these past couple weeks of exams >_<
"Whomsoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal. Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit."
Frosty is complete! In its full life-sized form, anyone who wields it shall become the new Paper Lich King!
So.. whomever had been following my recent updates would have guessed this was coming up. At 34 pages, Frostmourne was definitely a challenge to put together, and therefore the reason why I started off with the previous few easier ones. It took about 3-4 days of ~3 hours each of cutting and scoring, followed by another 4 days of putting it together.
I abandoned the wooden Frostmourne project in favour for this, mostly due to the lack of time. With my current schedule, completing it might possibly take a year or more, by which I would have given up due to boredom.