Valerie "Val" Sun
Gigaville - Demon Thesis
Last Updated: 07-30-2012
Jersey: my first sewing project! Sewed together three different-colored hockey jerseys and dyed fabric remnants for the flame applique. I finished the applique at four AM the Thursday of Otakon, so the yellow is a little crooked. Now it's time to learn to use a sewing machine!
Props/Equipment: dowel, cardboard and newspaper axes; LED tea light and cellophane hand flames; sculpey fire resist gem (ring and extra life ring are storebought).
Further notes: I guess I should have flat felled the stripey bits of the jersey, or add some top stitching now that I have a sewing machine, but I'm still happy with it. Should have used shinier fabric for the applique, but it was a couple weeks after Otakon when I finally found an actual jersey for reference (I'd gone to two sporting goods stores last winter, but apparently it's too warm around here to stock hockey equipment).
I'm also really happy with the axes; the paint job came out great. And the layered corrugated cardboard was really sturdy - I attached the blades to the dowels by gluing a bent wire into grooves cut into the wood, and reinforcing where I poked the wires into the cardboard with superglue.
Also, I always equip Val with the fire resist ring and axes, but my first priority with the extra life ring is always Sam.
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