My crafting soulmate made these adorbs pixel art bead sprites for me… Soooo Super Star and Fire Flower hats HAD to happen.
I made these! With my own two paws!
DIY bird cage veil for a hat or wedding veil comb.
Like for realsies easy. And this is all you need:
- 9″ wide spool of bird cage netting (also called Russian netting or French netting interchangeably)
- Matching Thread
- Ruler or measuring tape
STEP 1: Use your measuring tape/ruler to cut an 18″ piece of netting
STEP 2: Count 7 holes down and follow the line of the netting to cut off the upper right corner. Repeat for the other side.
STEP 3: Thread your needle and knot the end around the lower right corner of your netting.
STEP 4 : Do a quick running stitch through the netting holes pulling the thread to gather as you go.Go clockwise from the lower right corner to the lower left corner. Do not go across the bottom.
STEP 5: Pull your thread to gather your netting into a caged veil shape. Tie off the end and snip your thread. TIP: Gather the netting loosely if you’re going to attach it to a hat, gather it tightly if you’re going to attach it to a barrette.
Now you’re ready to attach your veil to a hat, hair comb or clip.
I used this veil for my couture Eternal Love hat:
A couple years ago, I made the first “Eternal Love” hat as a wedding gift for a my lovely friend, Amanda.Cleaning out my crafting stuff I came across these two larger skulls and I was inspired all over again. ❤
First I made a worbla base, then I covered it in white felt and added pearl trim.
If you look closely you can see I started with the base attached to a headband, but I changed my mind later .
I used epoxy for metal, plastic and fabric to do all the heavy-duty adhesive business. Here’s some progress during construction:
Then I added a tulle and feather spray. Using a needle and thread, I gathered tulle then hot glued the bunches to cover my base in a dreamy cloud of tulle.
I used cut out pieces of lace to cover unsightly seams in the fake skulls.
The last bit was to make a birdcage veil and attach alligator clips to hold the hat securely on a head. Again, I used epoxy adhesive for the strongest permanent hold. Stinky but effective.
And here’s the finished hat! ❤
I embellished with rhinestone brooches and pearls I enhanced with individual rhinestones.
And of course, those are real working heart lockets:
Until you wear gloves for a cosplay you might not notice how annoying they are! You want your phone out for pictures and connecting with your fellow nerds online, but it sucks having to pull your glove off for every photo op- sometime the crowd on the floor moves to quickly.
I discovered conductive thread about a week before WonderCon 2015 so I whipped up these gloves for the phone-addicted Riddler in our Arkham Starfleet group cosplay. SInce it was in a rush, the stitches are pretty sloppy, but I’m happy to report they worked great!
I found my thread on Amazon.com since I was in a super hurry and needed speedy delivery.
How to Make Touch Screen Cosplay Gloves
All you really need are gloves, conductive thread, and a needle, but you might find a hair curler useful if you have one on hand.
You need something to put in the finger of the glove while you stitch. This is where the curler will come in handy. First, take the foam off the roller.
Insert the frame of the roller into the finger you want to make touch screen friendly.
Whip stitch rows along the pad of the finger you’re working on. You need at least enough rows to cover the pad of the finger.
Once you’re done, you’ll be able to text and take pics to your hearts content ❤
So I did this quick cosplay with ordinary clothes from my closet and a few strategic accessories. That is called a “Closet Cosplay.” Apparently. Thank you Instagram friends for using the power of The Internets to acquaint me with that term. I owe you my firstborn.
Put on my trusty Poison Ivy wig (and my own for real glasses to actually see) and snapped a quick selfie.
So I had a bunch of fleece left over from Superhero Xmas stockings…I started making these little guys to get rid of the fleece and now I am totally in love!
…of course, I have defeated the purpose of getting RID of extra fleece because now I’m hitting up Hancock Fabrics weekly, lol. Good news January is THE DOPEST time to buy fleece. This haul was only $28 (including some thread too.)
I’ve made these so far to sell at my first ever convention booth (squeee!) either at WonderCon or Amazing Las Vegas:
The Horrible Hulk & Creeper Marvel
Catwendigo & Batmonster
Hobgoblin HarleyQuinn & Hobgoblin Joker