Gabriele Meyers' Hybolic Crochet Lampshade
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Hyperbolic Crochet

I never took any of the classes in the excellent fiber department at my art school. Maybe I thought it was too 2-dimensional or sedentary or too old fashioned. Visions of acres of granny yarn projects may have turned me off.  I bitterly regret it, because now I know that …

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LED all the things! Paper Tardis Edition

Following up on my recent post LED All The Things! you can make this cool LED Tardis with conductive tape.  Its super fun and only took about 20 minutes. I received my materials from Brown Dog Gadgets.  FYI I work for them part time, you can also find conductive tape …

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Is the Future of Cosplay 3D Printed?

Felicia day, radiant empress of a dork empire, recently posted a video about some rather spectacular armour designed by Melissa Ng at Lumecluster. Check out her blog. It details the incredible work that went into it as well as the entire process. I’m starting to see this more and more, and I …

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Armouring for Cosplay 10 – Connecting to Clothing

This week we finish making our pauldron and attach it to some clothing.

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How to Make a Princess from Scratch

About this time last year, I started making a Princess Zelda costume. Last week, I wrote a bit about the mistakes I made along the way. This week, I’ll tell you about the successes. My goal was to replicate Princess Zelda from Twilight princess as closely as possible. Part of …

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Armouring for Cosplay 9 – Strap it Up

This week we’re connecting the metal bits together using a flexible leather hinge system. As always, the first video is abbreviated and the second is full length.

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Photo by Brent Wettlaufer
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Ruining Zelda – A Story of Failing Gracefully

One of the running themes at MAL is to show off your ugly things. We’ve talked about the shame that we experience when we botch something up, when we can’t make our product match our vision, or when we look back in anguish at our cringe-worthy creations of the distant past. …

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4 reasons to have a MAD laser love affair.

3D printers are the hot new technology all over the news.  But so far home 3D printers haven’t lived up to the Star Trek replicator hype.  Many of the early companies are struggling as consumers realize 3D printers have severe limitations such as complicated software, slow speed, and a small …

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