"Who is Merimask?", you might ask. And if you do, I'll answer "This, this is Merimask: - behold the awesomeness!"
She makes the most amazing leather masks, the greatest things I've ever seen. And, as usual when it comes to something creative that I get inspired by but haven't tried yet, I had to try and make one myself.
So, with the help of her instructions (it's really amazing how she shares her technique with the rest of us like she does), I managed to make this mask.
A skull mask. SOOO original, I know. *rolls eyes* Everyone and their GRANDMOTHER are doing skull masks ... but hey. I was too lazy to look for the other colours, and I had white and black lying around so ... a skull it was!
I just don't know what to do with it, now that it's done. Halloween is so far away ...
Oh well, guess I'll move onto something else now. At least I've tried it.
Now go, and check out Merimask's gallery ( [link] ) for some REAL leather works.
Yeah, like so many before me, I saw this tutorial: [link] by and felt a sudden and unexpected, but very urgent need to make myself a plushie. I rationalised it and figured that I could make it for a friend for Christmas, but now once it's done, I'm not sure I can part with it. Him.
Anyway, the pattern provided was awesome, I only changed the legs (since I watched the movie again and ... well, wanted them like this in stead).
He's made out of wool (couldn't find any fleece) which was thick and difficult to sew in. Especially by hand, which was how I did it. Him. The only thing I made with a sewing machine was the wings. Because I can't sew straight. Which is the only reason why wool was good, because you can't tell that I really can't sew ...
Aaaanyway, his eyes are made from a greenish fabric, and the scales are made from some kind of more glossy black fabric. And they're glued onto him. With that ... paper-y/glue-ish thing that you put between the ... OH WHATEVER, I know what I mean!
Yeah. This is it. I haven't been feeling very artistic lately, but at least I have been doing something, even if there's basically no creativity at all involved. It clears my head. And it (HE) turned out pretty nice. I like him.
Edit: At first, he was called Murdock, but lately I've taken to calling him Vincent so ... I think his name is Vincent. Vincent Murdock.
Archangel themed armor. All leather construction with the majority of the set covered in deeply embossed crocodile pattern leather. The mannequin is too tall to display the armor correctly hence the gap in leg coverage.
I plan on upgrading my lighting and camera soon... this doesn't show near enough detail as well as it looking blurry..
Medieval Aquaman Leather Armor - The next iteration in my line of fantasy medieval spinoff superheros and villains.
All leather construction with brass hardware - includes: Articulated Floating Breastplate / Cuirass with collar Tassets Pauldrons / Shoulder Armor Scale Skirting Full legs with high Greaves & Cuisse Articulated Sabatons Articulated full fingered Gauntlets Maybe I'll get to make a helmet or crown and full arms to complete the set one day. Check out the WIP folder in my gallery for some behind the scenes work in progress shots. Some photos should come trickling in soon from my client in this suit at the 2013 MegaCon
Consists of Helmet, Cuirass, Pauldrons, Full Arms, Full Legs, Tassets, Sabatons & Gauntlets, Cape, and Garment Skirting.
Hardened leather construction with brass hardware and some fabric bits. The horns on the helmet are water buffalo. It has some snake and wolf themes pertaining to the original Loki mythology/lore. I’ll be doing some additions to the cape and making a magical staff prop and more down the road.
It is called Medieval Loki because I am doing a series called the Medieval Legends where I take popular modern and historic icons, superheroes and villains, and I approach the costume design from the standpoint of “What if this character was an armored knight in a Fantasy Medieval Universe?” Loki is the third incarnation after Medieval Batman and Medieval Aquaman. Medieval Joker is up next. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Iron Man, Spawn, Deadpool, Green Lantern and more are also in the works : ) Joker is up next. (Medieval Joker is complete now.)
And there are a number of additions I'll be doing to this set in time. (Some already done, see facebook) Doublet and staff up next for this set.