I just noticed that I didn't write a post on the fringe bangs I made a while back! Ok, so for anyone that wears dreads, you know that it doesn't look complete without a proper set of matching bangs to pull it off. However, places wanted to charge $30 for a set so I decided, as usual, to make them myself.
So in order to make a set of fringe bangs, you need:
-kankelon or really any type of hair that's 8" or longer in the color you want
-clear drying caulk
-little snap comb hair clips (found at any beauty supply)
Fully read through the instructions before starting to make sure they don't end up shorter than you wanted
Next craft up to the plate is FOAM WINGS! I saw these at Fanime Con and thought they were AWESOME! However, considering my crafting skills, I'm not going to pay $25 - $30 for something that used a few dollars in materials that's easy to make. Well, at least for me anyways.
I decided to go a lil gung-ho and bought enough material to make approximately 10 pairs of wings for me and my friends, because if I was going to make one pair, why not take the opportunity to make more? It takes a little over an hr per pair, so you times that by 10.. suddenly not such a small project anymore. There's scrap pieces of foam all over the place.
Okay, so I managed to get a set of cheshire fluffies, ears, and a tail completed before the Down the Rabbit Hole campout. Yay! However, since I was rushed, there's some obvious issues with it.. This time I tried to make a curled tail using camper foam (the yoga mats were really flimsy), and it worked for a little while, but it's not really holding it's shape well. On top of that, because it has an artificial curl, the fur on the inside of the curl gets bunched up and doesn't look good.. I think I'll stick with cutting the curl into the fabric patterns from now on. :P But for these, I'm thinking of removing the camper foam, and using a wire or