Lightweight Wearable Horns

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As someone whose just thinking about putting their toe into cosplay, I’ve always wondered how the pros deal with the weight a good costume can bring. Mostly if it’s on your head cause I don’t know about other people with long hair but if I keep mine pulled back all day? Man oh man am I in for a headache/pain in the evening. So when I stumbled across Grave Glamour, I knew they were someone I should share to help save others from this fate.

Grave Glamour specializes in lightweight, but durable, horns that you can wear all day long with no problems. Each set only weighs a few ounces (ranging from .5-2.5oz currently) and is easily hidden under a wig/hair thanks to the ribbon they’re attached to; as you can see above.

She also makes various crowns and occult based items (wands, spell books, etc) that you can find in her etsy shop. The work is really quite lovely and if you’re in the market for some horns then I highly recommend giving the shop a look over. 🙂


October Greetings

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Happy Sunday and happy October! It’s finally here! While I am sure this month will be full of spooktacular ideas and projects, I wanted to kick off with some excellent purchase ideas. I really love getting into the spirit of the season by changing the décor in our condo to fit the mood. So why not make your home a lab with this great light switch cover:

Flip the switch, Igor!

Flip the switch, Igor!

If we want to go with something a little bit less subtle and perhaps freak out guests, there is always this creepy pillow:

I think it really pops...right out of that pillow!

I think it really pops…right out of that pillow!

Now that we’ve seen some things for the home, how about a lovely bit of shiny goodness to put on yourself to show off your love of the season:

Because one can never have too many pendants, especially with cats on them.

Because one can never have too many pendants, especially with cats on them.

As it is definitely the costume season, this post wouldn’t be complete without at least one. So I give you the cutest destroyer costume ever:

The form of the destroyer has been chosen and it is adorable!

The form of the destroyer has been chosen and it is adorable!

I assure you that there is plenty more where these came from. Next week I’ll have some DIY ideas for the season.

Stay crafty!

~Laura

 


Serviceable Stylish Steampunk

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Happy Sunday, all!

I’ve made my second trip to the local Renaissance Faire this weekend and purchased something I’m so very excited to use! I will say that while I don’t have a full outfit as of yet, the Steampunk aesthetic has always fascinated me and so I found myself purchasing a teacup holster because one never knows when you are going to need a cup of tea.

This is not exactly mine but very similar!

This is not exactly mine but very similar in idea and performance.

This got me to thinking, what other functional Steampunk accessories are available? Anyone can slap some gears on a hat/necklace/bracer/belt and call it Steampunk but what about those things that actually…work? I’m kind of a sucker for stuff that not only looks good but serves a purpose as well. Here are a few more items I found that may someday find their way into my cosplay attire.

A parasol holster because let’s face it, I’m pretty fair skinned even with SPF50 slathered all over:

Could also hold a traditional umbrella for those unexpected showers!

Could also hold a traditional umbrella for those unexpected showers!

A bracer that holds tailoring essentials because outfit malfunctions can occur at any time in any place:

Or, you know, if you are suddenly inspired to do a little darning while you wait...

Or, you know, if you are suddenly inspired to do a little darning while you wait…

Or even this lovely bandolier with optional pouches and straps for vials, mirrors, or stakes (if you happen to find yourself dealing with pesky vampires):

There is the possibility of an alchemist's panel as well with more room for vials!

There is the possibility of an alchemist’s panel as well with more room for vials!

My summer wandering days are coming to a close so I think upcoming Sunday posts may include more holiday prep, gift ideas, and settling in for colder weather. See you next week and stay crafty!

~Laura


Sculpting beyond the Sculpy

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I’ve featured several jewelry makers of the last year, but I can honestly say this may be the first artist I’ve seen that I was surprised to find out what the material was. SiriusWonders is an Australian artist with quite the talent for making jewelry and knickknacks out of sculpy.

Coraline Seeing Stone by SiriusWonders

This was the piece that caught my attention as I just loved all the vibrant and distinct colors they were able to achieve. While I didn’t think it was made out of jade (like the movie/book claimed), it appears to polished to have been made out of sculpy alone, but that is definitely the case. They are somehow able to blend the modeling clay with paint/dye to create this beautiful look.

Ursula’s Pendent (Little Mermaid)

SiriusWonders has a very diverse catalog to look thru (as well as a gallery on deviantart) and if you are searching for that custom character jewelry piece for a costume or just for everyday wear; go check them out. Their attention to detail on recreation pieces and finishes are definitely of high quality. 🙂

~Nicole