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Unread 01-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #63106
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I was considering hand sewing it, but I don't know how well that would work/look because I have never worked with that kind of fabric.
Hand-sewing fake fur might be easier than machine-stitching. That stuff tends to be thick and hard to sew through, it gets caught in the bobbin cover where it jams things up, eats pins, it's a pain getting the nap to lay right without mucking up your seams, I could go on.

Then again I hand-sew pretty much everything because I have a magical ability to destroy machines. This partially explains why I haven't done any big projects in a few years.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 01:01 PM   #63107
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Hand-sewing fake fur might be easier than machine-stitching. That stuff tends to be thick and hard to sew through, it gets caught in the bobbin cover where it jams things up, eats pins, it's a pain getting the nap to lay right without mucking up your seams, I could go on.

Then again I hand-sew pretty much everything because I have a magical ability to destroy machines. This partially explains why I haven't done any big projects in a few years.

I didn't even think about that! I might be able to do this!
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Unread 01-18-2013, 01:04 PM   #63108
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Ugh, you think after a long time not posting in the cosplay gallery viewings thread the newer people who posted would have calmed down.....


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Unread 01-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #63109
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Hand-sewing fake fur might be easier than machine-stitching. That stuff tends to be thick and hard to sew through, it gets caught in the bobbin cover where it jams things up, eats pins, it's a pain getting the nap to lay right without mucking up your seams, I could go on.

Then again I hand-sew pretty much everything because I have a magical ability to destroy machines. This partially explains why I haven't done any big projects in a few years.
I will defnintely agree about hand-sewing faux fur. It will be time-consuming, but in the end will be easier/give better results than doing it with a machine. (Pretty much why I've never made anything bigger than ears out of fur so far >_< )
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Unread 01-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #63110
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Hand-sewing fake fur might be easier than machine-stitching. That stuff tends to be thick and hard to sew through, it gets caught in the bobbin cover where it jams things up, eats pins, it's a pain getting the nap to lay right without mucking up your seams, I could go on.

Then again I hand-sew pretty much everything because I have a magical ability to destroy machines. This partially explains why I haven't done any big projects in a few years.

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I didn't even think about that! I might be able to do this!
I hand sew small things, mostly repairs and the like. Particularly now with Jiji's toys I've sewed up a LOT of fake-fur things in the last week. I didn't even know it was possible for something so small to destroy stuffed things so quickly...

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So like Penny said, hand sewing something like fake fur would probably be better then sewing it by a machine.My little mini machine probably couldn't take all the fake fur I'd throw at it.

Depending on the kind of ears you want for Pikachu there's a few styles and patterns/tutorials you can find.

If you want the classic long head-band kind here's a tutorial someone has up. You'd end up with this style:


If you want something more 'realistic' here's a simple pattern print out that would get you something like these:



For the tail you could try covering some foam cut out with fabric, or if you want more of a plush style one you could stuff it as well. If you want the tail to stay upward you might want to consider attaching part of the tail to the back your clothing so it doesn't flop.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 01:48 PM   #63111
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Waiting for 5:00 PM to come around so I can cook dinner and actually do something with my hands. Also, I have to wait until PayPal clears my Swagbucks Points before turning it into cash and sending it to my PayPal Account.

Will hopefully be done next week so I can pay for a obijime, sell the extras I didn't mean to buy, and prep to buy my next Tan of Kimono fabric - an Edo Komon this time.

Other than that, not much to do.
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So... it's been a while off-topic forum. Maybe because I've been spending my time tumblr for the last week or so during work (like a boss notreally) and now finally... work as filtered it out. D; WELL. It was a good run.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #63113
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Man, this Onion article on Manti Te'o's imaginary girlfriend is hitting a little too close to home. Pretty sure I have also shared deep and meaningful love and loss with a number of people who never existed.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 02:19 PM   #63114
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Thanks, everyone for the advice. I'm off to sell my iPod touch and nano, along with an assortment of CD's. While I am out, I'll go buy some fabric and try to start tackling this massive project. (I need multiple sets. >.< Oh god why do I do this to myself?!)
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Unread 01-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #63115
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Man, this Onion article on Manti Te'o's imaginary girlfriend is hitting a little too close to home. Pretty sure I have also shared deep and meaningful love and loss with a number of people who never existed.
The whole thing is so bizarre. If he really didn't know, which is what is being claimed, man, I feel bad for the dude. What a shitty thing to do to someone.

This is hilarious though.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #63116
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Mykaios-- How did I JUST NOW notice you're going to Katsu? Eeee yay! I definitely want to try and find you!
I will be in Artist Alley (embroidering Applejack and Fluttershy scarves today) and I'll be in cosplay as well though...I still don't have a definite list (ignore my signature) of what I'll be cosplaying yet haha >_> We can always exchange numbers or plan a meeting place and time!
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Unread 01-18-2013, 03:37 PM   #63117
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The whole thing is so bizarre. If he really didn't know, which is what is being claimed, man, I feel bad for the dude. What a shitty thing to do to someone.

This is hilarious though.
Good on yer, Deadspin.

I haven't read too much about it, but there were apparently quotes from his dad talking about Kekua visiting Te'o, etc, which makes me think that either Te'o was complicit in the hoax, or that really this is just completely FUBAR. I know there was a lot of discussion about Catfish being staged or embellished, which I can believe, but I can also believe that there are sad people who become very good at creating double lives or alternate identities, and that there are people who are duped by them because we have a really hard time acknowledging lies that complex, even if deep down we know it doesn't add up.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #63118
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Good on yer, Deadspin.

I haven't read too much about it, but there were apparently quotes from his dad talking about Kekua visiting Te'o, etc, which makes me think that either Te'o was complicit in the hoax, or that really this is just completely FUBAR. I know there was a lot of discussion about Catfish being staged or embellished, which I can believe, but I can also believe that there are sad people who become very good at creating double lives or alternate identities, and that there are people who are duped by them because we have a really hard time acknowledging lies that complex, even if deep down we know it doesn't add up.
I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and say that the whole hoax was for the benefit of his family and image; it was created to cover up something other than heterosexuality.
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I haven't read too much about it, but there were apparently quotes from his dad talking about Kekua visiting Te'o, etc, which makes me think that either Te'o was complicit in the hoax, or that really this is just completely FUBAR. I know there was a lot of discussion about Catfish being staged or embellished, which I can believe, but I can also believe that there are sad people who become very good at creating double lives or alternate identities, and that there are people who are duped by them because we have a really hard time acknowledging lies that complex, even if deep down we know it doesn't add up.
I can imagine him lying to his family and the press about her visiting because, you know, it's embarrassing to tell people that you're in love with someone from the internet that you've never actually met.

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I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and say that the whole hoax was for the benefit of his family and image; it was created to cover up something other than heterosexuality.
But it's so much easier just to find a real girl to be a beard. She wouldn't even have to be in on it. And since he's Mormon any reluctance on his part to have a physical relationship wouldn't raise any suspicions. IDK. For now, I give him and his immediate family the benefit of the doubt. Self-deception is a powerful thing.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #63120
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So I reshaded that Ramona picture and I wish I did this before because OMG I like it so much better. I basically just did hard cell shading in vivid pink and set the layer to Pin Light. Did a few different layers for specific parts of the picture set on different layer modes and touched up the lines of color to be crisper.

WHY DIDN'T I SUBMIT THIS BEFORE. GOD.
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