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MARILYN, O MARILYN, BUT YUSUF

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anachronisminaction:

LadyLoki Collar - Tutorial/process diary
Finished collar: http://anachronisminaction.tumblr.com/post/89984844404/decorative-armor-collar-made-for-my-lady-loki
Whole Costume: http://anachronisminaction.tumblr.com/post/91103284009/lady-loki-costume-for-the-labyrinth-of-jareth
1- I started by cutting out a pattern in craft foam and trying it on to get a rough shape to start with. I used one of my halter tops as a the starting point: https://www.facebook.com/Anachronism.In.Action/photos/a.269392913112439.80726.269295446455519/590989730952754/?type=3&theater  I then cut the pieces out in worbla, and attached the shoulders and collar together.

2- Recruiting the help of a friend, we began to shape the collar to my torso. Going section by section,  I would hold the collar and heat it up, wait a second for it to cool then put it on. My friend would then help me hold it in place until it cooled and hardened again. I wore a t-shirt over my corset to protect both my skin and the garment.

3- (not shown) Once we had it shaped, my friend marked out the edge of the corset on the worbla, and I cut it down to 1” bellow that line. I also cut and attached the shoulder Flanges.

4- I began to design and draw on the snake skin pattern. I found the basic design by googling “snake skin stencil” then blowing up the image. I used tracing paper and a soft pencil to transfer the design. Once I had everything laid out nicely, I went over it in pen just in case the pencil rubbed off.

5- I used an engraving tool  ( This exact one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Wood-Burning-Crafting-Tool-5-in-1-Leather-crafts-Cutting-Fushing-Darice-/141320784036?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20e76008a4)  with the knife tip to cut/burn out the snakeskin.  There will be smoke, so either do this part outside or wear a respirator (or both!) and make sure your canisters are for fumes, not particles like a dust mask etc. Save those for sanding.

6- Added little strips for some more detail, making the different sections look more intentional. I also at this point, used a hole pun to make the lacing holes at the center back.

7- I tried the collar on with the corset to make sure everything was fitting, and made little tweaks to various parts to make then a little better.

8- I applied 3 layers of Gesso (Sanding in-between) before I ran out and used some spray primer. This ended up being a mixed blessing as there was something wrong with the can and after a little use it started spewing powered paint. I ended up having to do extra sanding to get it off, but decided to leave it on the snakeskin part of the collar because I thought it added a nice textural contrast.

9- I painted the collar using the same method as the other parts of my look costume. I started with two coats of metallic acrylic paint (jacquard lumiere)  followed by a layer of rub’n’buff. I used dry brushing, and watered down acrylic in black to add some shadows. The final step was a few coats of satin finish sealer (one of modpodge, two of clear kryolan spraypaint)

10- To finish the collar, I lined the neck, shoulder, and edges in moleskin for comport. I also painted a satin ribbon antique gold with some fabric paint to lace the back closed; because it seemed easier than going to the store again :)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my process for making the collar. If you try anything similar, be sure to send me pictures!

crafts. this was blogged under crafts. i scrapbook. thats a craft. this? this is gold. crafts level 9000

Thank you :) I am glad you like my work. I used the tag crafts because that is actually a common industry term for items such as this that fall into the realm of costumes, but are not something that could or would be made by a stitcher (costume seamstress) as it requires a different skill set. In most costume shops the person who makes hats, distresses costumes, and makes items like above would work in the crafts department, and be called a craftsperson. In tv/film it is often elaborated to specialty costume crafts or manufacturer but crafts for short; which can get a little confusing when people are looking for crafty (food/catering). I suspect the term is a hold over from the arts and crafts movemement, when the word had a very different definition. Sorry to get all wordy, I used to attend a school called California Collage of Arts and Crafts and I had to explain the name a lot. It probably didn’t help that I did, Infact, take a basket weaving class there.

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Model: annaleebelle 

Photo: www.RadiantInc.net 

Latex: Vital Vein 

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Hilary Rhoda by Camilla Akrans for Harper’s Bazaar Korea December 2012