This is Lisa Simpson from Konami's classic arcade brawler based on the very funny TV show. Just because Lisa is a mature, intelligent little girl doesn't mean she can't use a jump rope as a whip and kick some ass.
This was another challenging project because of the large protruding jump rope. I think it turned out quite well.
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This baby took me couple of weeks (minus few days off to just sleep). He helped me through the last weeks before Christmas holidays. I was slowly dying from the stress.
I got him ready last week, but I didn't have any black string at my place and had to wait till I could get some from my parents.
But about Bender himself. He stands proud 93cm tall, 83cm if you don't count his antennae. He's entirely hand made from fleece. He's filled with softsoft cotton and he's sooo huggable. You can change his eye/optic expression with a piece of black fleece. For example in the picture he's looking a tad pissed off. Without the "eyelid" piece the poor thing looks scared. xD
I swear I was planning to make him about 20cm tall...But he's just so awesome that a tiny plush would make no justice for him. xD I have a Fry on my planning table! 8D But I forgot the fabric I bought for him at my room mate's parent's house...xD
Whew~! Hope you like him! 83
(Sorry Bender, we had only can beer this time!)
Futurama (c) It's real owners Plush pattern & sewing done by me
EDIT// He looks so weird in that right picture...xD Maybe it's the perspective.
Costume: GSTQ Fashions Photo: Bryan Humphrey Makeup: Jessie Pridemore and Jeff Smith
I've had this blue beehive wig ever since last year, and I thought instead of letting it go to waste, why not use it for a fun costume? Paired up with a gift of green silk dupioni from one of my clients, the answer to my costume dilemma was obvious: Sexy Marge Simpson!
Marge's regular outfit isn't terribly exciting, and if she was going to attend Dragon*Con at night, without Homer by her side, why not glam things up a bit?
The corset dress has a green silk dupioni exterior, coutil interior, and a loose cotton lining. All of the binding is hand cut and finished. You can't see it here, but there is a 2" gap at the back with a modesty panel, antique gold two part grommets, and bold red lacing (to match my necklace and shoes of course). I was a bit short on time so I used some (slightly short) flat steels I had laying around, but I hope to replace them with longer spiral ones in the future.
A lot of people ask me how I did the wig. It was very little effort, actually! The wig is from a company called Lacey Wigs. It arrives flat. The beehive part is hollow. I poofed out the beehive, stuffed some plastic bags inside for body, combed out the bangs, and voila! Instant Marge wig!
The necklace was made out of wooden beads (from Jo-Ann's) that I spray painted red and put on an elastic band.
The bodypaint was quite an adventure. I had planned to use Paradise AQ Yellow, but the coverage wasn't quite what I needed in the time I had to get ready. I noticed the yellow Mehron Creamstick foundation I used on my face covered pretty nicely, and applying it was going to be faster than the PAQ. So, my friends Jessie and Jeff were awesome enough to help me. The color still looked a bit uneven and shiny, so Jessie in a stroke of genius, grabbed some loose yellow Ben Nye eyeshadow I had and set the foundation with it. The difference was like night and day. The eyeshadow had a slight shimmer to it, so it caught the light really nicely in photos.
Jessie also suggested brown blush, which I was a bit skeptical of at first, but I trusted her and went with it. She also put a vibrant blue on my eyelids, which turned out a bit green because of the yellow base. I added a white hi-lite to my brow bone, some eyeliner, lashes, a neutral lipstick, then I was out the door!
I'm super thrilled with how the makeup turned out. But, next time, I'm definitely going to opt for an airbrush and some alcohol based yellow paint.