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26 August 2005 @ 04:41 pm
I forgot I wanted to post a link to this in my post yesterday!!

You Might be a Mad Scientist if...

Sorry for the extra post with almost no content...
AlucarDmilesaroo on August 27th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
Ill read the cut when i sober yp more :D
Fritters: TT Raven feh by ellonwyefritters on August 27th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)

Well, it IS kinda long I guess...
AlucarDmilesaroo on August 27th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
Its just my mind ill wonder too easily atm mo :s :S
postrophe on August 27th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)

..."Extra points if the easiest place to find these pics is someone else's website"...



Fritters: TT SF Pleased by ellonwyefritters on August 27th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it
Robyn Goodfellowrobyngoodfellow on August 27th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
Apparently I qualify as a mad scientist. Although I'm not sure if using a power drill on your salt-shaker counts...
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on August 27th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)

I probably qualify, too. I kept going through the list saying "huh" and "of course" and "now that one just makes sense"...

Robyn Goodfellow: bonsairobyngoodfellow on August 28th, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)
This evening I actually said "It's called a harddrive magnet."
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on August 28th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)

When I read the one about having three types of fire extinguishers because you need three types of extinguishers, I was thinking "Um, three? That doesn't sound right. Let's see... A's for paper, B's for liquid, C's for electrical fires... wait, that's it! Don't these idiots ever expect to be handling potassium? They'll need a 'D' extinguisher, also!"

Fritters: TT SF Blushing by Frittersfritters on August 27th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
I think all of us found a couple things on there....
Robyn Goodfellowrobyngoodfellow on August 28th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
I should hope so! The world conquest ones are practically prerequisites for membership in the P6 ;)
Gemsaintgem on August 31st, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
and boom!

Fritters: Lenore Fishies-Roman Dirgefritters on August 31st, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
Re: and boom!

That is a HELL of an outfit!! How long did it take you, what did it all cost! Dude, that's great! How did people react??
Gem: goosh-gooshsaintgem on August 31st, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
Re: and boom!

1. Dead Kitty #152
I modeled this cat after the front page of “noogies.” The plush cat was completely hand sewn by me. I never actually made a plushie this good before in my life, but I think it came very exact. I used the white whiskers and the plastic nose button from a cat plushie which was an originally a small dog toy that my dog chewed up. I painted the whiskers black so they were easy to see. I even took some ruff measurements of my real cat to make the arms actual size. Not only is this plushie cat soft and huggable, it’s also a bag! I figured in costume I’d have no place to put my cell phone, money, and hotel room key, so I decided to make the dead kitty a bag.

2. The Dress
The dress looks like a simple dress, but the material is in fact the same material most people have on the roof top inside their cars. I had to go to 4 different fabric stores before finding this. This fabric is a quarter inch of sponge with a layer of black polyester on top. Why did I choose and wear this ridiculous fabric? Well, Lenore doesn’t really seem to have a figure. Her body is some what straight as I’ve seen with no curves. I had to hide my figure when I moved and walked around and the spongy fabric indeed added bulk so it was a bit hidden. Even though it was 90 degrees outside in the convention center there was AC. The mittens/hands were stitched into the costume as well so they didn’t fall off.

3. The Head
The head was something I had to put LOTS of work into. The structure of the head is a white 16’inch Chinese lampshade. The skin on top of this lampshade is a jersey knit white material. The tedious part of this costume was sewing the “skin” around the head so it would fall perfectly and there wouldn’t be any lumps. Most people would not make a round head for a costume this way. They would use papier-mâché because it’s easier to make. The problem with papier-mâché, is it doesn’t breathe. I like breathing.

4. More Head
How’d I fit my head into a lampshade? I had to cut into the bottom to make the hole bigger and recreate the structure that once simply held up paper. I hot glued wooden dowels and pipe insulation to hold my REAL head in place inside the Lenore head. My only window of vision was through the nose of Lenore, which was covered with thin black cotton and was about 2 inches long.

5. The Hair
The hair is actually very soft! I forget the name/type of the yarn I made it with. It was kind of pricey but was an exact match to the hair on the keychain I have of Lenore. The problem with this yarn is they only had one bright yellow for a color. I bought 6 balls of yarn and dyed 4 of them different shades for more realistic hair color/highlights. If you get quizzed on this, wet yarn takes 3 days to fully dry. =D
I understand in the comic, her hair is white, but in color it seems to be yellow. The doll and keychain threw me off a little with colors so I tried my best. I hand stitched the hair/yarn on top going down and around the head and fabric-glued it in place so the hairstyle would hold to the head. All this yarn/hair made the head a bit heavy, but the wooden dowels inside held them up pretty well. On the last day it ripped through the paper lamp, so I need to fix that now.

6. The Barrettes
The barrettes were also handmade with colored clay and stitched in the head. Many people adored how exact they were. I’m very proud with how they came out too. ^_^

And over all...

Gem: goosh-gooshsaintgem on August 31st, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)

I hope you like my costume. It took about 2 months to do and it was a lot of work, but even more fun to wear and skip around in for 3 days. I went to the rave/dance and danced my butt off with kitty. He was hooked up with glow sticks, by the end of the night. Many hugs were given, and lots of people now know who Lenore really is.

Yarn: $36
Dye: $5
Dress fabric: $45
Felt: $5
Jersey Knit: $5
Lampshade: $6
Wooden dowels: $1
Clay: $3
Fur-Stuffing-Zipper (Kitty): $35
Fabric Glue/Thread: $10

So umm... If I can do math... a little over $150

Some people were like WHOA LENORE /GLOMP!
And some people were like “Excuse me… WHO ARE YOU AND WHY ARE YOU HOLDING A DEAD CAT?”
Fritters: TT Oooo - looking by shamanic_nurikofritters on August 31st, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
Re: continue...
That's actually a lot less than I thought it would be! Thanks for all the information, that's just so impressive!
Fritters: Lenore Fishies-Roman Dirgefritters on August 31st, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
Re: and boom!
Wow, that's just all fantastic! I"m so impressed with all the work you did! I think I'm going to post to this so my cosplay friends can all be impressed with you, too ^_^ And I can't even tell you how impressed I am with the fact that you made your cat a bag, that's such excellent foresight!
Gemsaintgem on August 31st, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
Re: and boom!

I feel honored! =D
I always like to inspire people... so yea... this is all just fun for me.
lironesslironess on August 31st, 2005 06:57 am (UTC)
Re: and boom!
I am a costumer and I am very impressed. If the field paid more I'd tell you you should do this professionally, but as I said, it does not pay what it is worth. It is a lot of fun though. Your keychain fob is pretty incredible too.
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: runrunrun!spazzychic on August 31st, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC)
Re: and boom!

mnight: Made by Dinnerbellmnight on September 1st, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
Re: and boom!
ooooh.....Lenore. Actually grats on the awesome costume. I can imagine how fun it would be to run around in and such. My question is did you get to meet Roman Dirge in it? That would be interesting. Lol.
Gem: goosh-gooshsaintgem on September 1st, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
Re: and boom!
I wanted to go to Comiccon which he was at this year, but since I had a job and school... THAT never happend. He lives on the west coast, and I'm on the east coast... so chances are our paths will never cross in person. BUT, I did send him a letter about my costume and how I was struting it off at Otakon 2005 (like two weeks ago) and he was very impressed.
Me: Chi-Kohakukawaiikohaku on August 31st, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
You're too cool for school. You should get paid for being so freakin' awesome!
Fritters: TT SF Blushing by Frittersfritters on August 31st, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
Re: :)
Awww, flattery will get you everywhere!

*gives you chocolate*
AlucarDmilesaroo on August 31st, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
HOLY FUCK! Thats coooooooooooooool fucking ace :O :O :O
Hehehehe id be very proud if i were you :D
Fritters: TT BB ergh? by ellonwyefritters on August 31st, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
I didn't write that, sweetie, I'm just posting cause I thought it was cool....
AlucarDmilesaroo on September 1st, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)
Hehe yeah i noticed after i posted ^^*