Starfire always needs some badass starbolts! I decided to go with the cartoon colouring of the starbolts because doing them in the red/pink/purple [link] just doesn't look as graphic.
Costume Construction: Starfire is a costume you look at and think "I can't totally make that easily" but when you sit down and plan things out you wonder why you though it was easy!
I drafted a custom monokini pattern for Starfire's main suit, which is made out of a purple metallic spandex. I made a moulded collar and 'bra' piece using fosshape to add structure and support to the suit. The boots are made in two sections: a boot piece and legging. I wanted to be able to easily take of my shoes and rest so making the thigh high boots in two pieces was the best decision possible. The legging section has silicon elastic on the tops to hold them in place. My bracers and armband are made out of wonderflex and craft foam. I head formed the bracers to allow for maximum arm/wrist movement so they are super comfortable.
All the gems on the costume are custom cast in resin. All the purple gems have purple glitter inset in them where as the red gem is done in a marbleized red. My ‘crotch gem’ is attached to a pin backing so it is removable for storage/washing. All the purple gems are finished with purple glitter glue surrounding the gems.
Hello there people! I have, not too long ago, had the idea to do such a thing to show to my mother because she didn't feel beautiful because some people had taken away her self-esteem by saying she was too fat and not good enough...but then I thought that maybe it could also benefit some other people. And so I had the idea to start this project; The ''You're Beautiful'' Project.
It's simple; -Take a sheet of paper and write ''you're beautiful'' (or something of the sort, like for example ''you don't need to be pretty to be beautiful'' or whatever you wish to write about beauty. Must be nice, encouraging, and full of hope, though. ) -Then you take a picture of yourself like I did and post it on your internet accounts. May it be DeviantART, facebook, twitter, wherever the heck you feel like posting it. -And ask people to do the same or at least show your picture to their loved ones and such. -If one of the people that you know, to which you show your or my picture, doesn't have internet, they can show the picture you have shown to them to someone else. So in any way, please feel free to share. Only thing; THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS IS TO SHOW THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO HIDE YOUR FACE, THAT BEAUTY IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS ACHIEVED BY PUTTING MAKE-UP ALL OVER YOUR FACE OR UNDRESSING IN PUBLIC OR WHATEVER THE HECK. SO BE YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT. Also, who knows...it might just save someone from committing suicide. ;w;
ALSO. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE SHOWING YOUR FACE TO COMPLETE STRANGERS, YOU CAN ALWAYS DRAW/WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT IT OR SIMPLY ADVERTISE THE PROJECT. AND, PLEASE LINK BACK TO THIS PICTURE WHEN YOU POST YOUR PICTURE/WHATEVER. Thank you. :3
So there you go peeps, I hope many of you will join me in that project and give as much hope to people as is possible by spreading the word. :3 ONWARDS, MY BEAUTIFUL ARMY.
PLEASE DO FEEL FREE TO SHARE, BUT ASK ME PERMISSION FIRST. AND OF COURSE, DO NOT STEAL.
ML407, the Grace Spitfire, performing aerobatics over the grounds of Blenheim Palace during the 2011 Battle Proms event. This aircraft was built in 1944 and is credited with shooting down the first enemy aircraft during the D-Day landings.
Food, Pimms, jazz, classical music, and a spitfire ; there are worse ways to spend a Saturday evening!
I was looking forward to shooting with Adam at NYCC... pretty sure you can see why!
Fabric shopping was the biggest battle for this costume, matching the blues in fabric was a big pain. I would find a fabric I like, move it to the cutting table next to another blue only to realize it was purple!
The dress is made from a two way stretch silk knit jersey. I made a custom pattern for the dress which has a halter style neckline and side slits up to my waist. The 'arm warmers' are made from a combination to dark blue suede and silk knit jersey. I added details of suede strapping, gold buckets and gold studs for more visual interest (inspired by the Ame-Comi statue).
My cape is a modified Simplicity (5794) cape pattern. My favorite fabric to use for capes is a matte satin, I love the weight and the slight shine it has. I heat sealed the bottom of the cape to allow for optimum cape movement.
My belt is custom made and resin cast by me. I use Castin Craft for my resin pieces, it stinks to high heaven and takes 3 hours to set... but the pieces come out flawless. The circular pieces are made using a per-existing mold whereas my raven center piece is custom sculpted, molded and cast by me. The belt is painted using Krylon gold metallic spray paint. All the cast belt pieces are mounded on a dark blue pleather belt made by me.
Photo by: SuperHero Photography by Adam Jay [link]