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Armoring for Cosplay 1 – Hitting Things with Hammers

I quite like hitting things with hammers. More specifically, sheet metal. I’ve made posts in the past about my projects, but I’ve had a lot of requests to do a tutorial. Not being one to shy from pandering, I bring you the first in a series on making costume armor …

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EL wire for beginners.

I love lights on things, as evidenced by my company Lumen Electronic Jewelry.  Never enough blinky. I’ve been wanting to do something with EL wire for years but always assumed it would be difficult. To my surprise, it wasn’t that difficult at all.  I am an elementary level seamstress, so …

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Fungal Food: Chicken of the Woods

I’m going to start this post off with a warning: Never ever ever eat a mushroom you don’t know what is. Like, seriously; if you are 95% sure of what you are picking, put it back down and walk away or get somebody knowledgeable to help you figure out for …

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Last Minute (no, really) Halloween Costumes: Pippi Edition

I’m a big fan of a good closet costume. Having dug too deep into the cosplay mine, though, I rarely get to participate in that field as I’m typically too busy crafting my costumes from raw ore. This year, though, I had the delight of helping a friend assemble a …

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Show Us Your Ugly Things: LED Paper Jack-O-Lantern

Halloween is coming!  This marks the beginning of the sugar/dessert themed holidays. But really Halloween is about costumes and parties. And those parties must be decorated. I found this nifty lantern pattern and decided to turn it into a Jack-O-Lantern with an LED inside. My first two tries on the …

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Random Ramulus: Climbing Perch

Ok, today we are going to start something new. We are going to climb up into the tree of life and pick a random branch to look at. Basically my plan is to find a species (feel free to give me recommendations) learn a little bit about it to teach …

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The 'Batmobile' arrives for the European Premiere of The Dark Knight in Leicester Square in central London July 21 2008.REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Batman and Copyright

Want your very own Batmobile?  Don’t we all.  But you won’t be buying one from Gotham Garage any time soon.  The 9th circuit court of appeals recently ruled that their replica Batmobiles where in violation of Time Warner’s copyright. Mark Towle of Gotham Garage and his lawyers argued that cars, …

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Mano y L. mono

I’ve tried writing this post a couple times now and it always turns out dull. This time I am including that as a preface so that I can make myself consciously aware of the fact and thus hopefully avoid it… I’ll try to keep the words to a minimum and …

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