Sunday, October 18, 2009

Halloween Costume - Part 3

*For those of you who've just stopped by, I am in the process of making my own lion costume for Halloween. Take a look at Part 1 and Part 2.

Ok, next I made the arm/wrist cuff things for my costume. I decided to go ahead and document my process step-by-step for your viewing pleasure :)

Step 1: Cut the fabric. Using a piece of scrap faux suede, I cut a rectangle. I wrapped it around my arm first to determine how much fabric I wanted. After cutting, I then cut a whole in the center for my thumb.

Step 2: I folded the rectangle in half and cut fringe. Again, slipping my arm in to measure how long to make my cuts. I wanted to be able the tie the fringe snug around my arm/hand.

Step 3: Tie the fringe together in knots. I cut the fringe a little longer in certain places as I tied to make sure it felt snug to my arm.

Step 4: Adding paw pads. I used some pieces of dark leather samples to add a paw pad (I don't know if there's another name for this?). I first drew a template on a piece of paper and then cut the shape out of the leather. Then I glued it into place on the palm of my hand with Aleene's craft glue.



Step 5: In order to add extra fringe, I decided to sew large stitches along the edge of the suede fringe w/ embroidery floss so that I would have something to tie extra fabric strips to.

Step 6: Cut scrap fabric/yarn into strips and tie to the large orange stitches. I decided to only tie fabric part way up the arm.

Ta Da!

I made two of these (one for each arm).

4 comments:

Whitney said...

your costume is looking really rad so far! can't wait to see more!

GrassNaps said...

Awesome! What's with the band-aid, dude?

Rachel Beyer said...

Cut my finger w/ the sewing scissors :)

Jacqui said...

Your costume looks great!

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