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Principia Discordia => Bring and Brag => Topic started by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 05:17:12 pm

Title: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 05:17:12 pm
AKA: What fucking project is the former 40 year old fat man working on now?

A few familiars in the chatroom have heard me rant lately about this rather expensive ensemble I'm working on now for a coworker/friend (Who Richter and I like to call Delicious) who LARPs. Basically for $200 I'm making him puffy trousers (done), a Ren-style shirt (done) and a velvet doublet with silver trim. This is all due by September 21st.

Will I be done in time?

Will this gentleman be the belle of the ball?

Stay tuned for updates with pictures when available.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on August 27, 2007, 05:40:56 pm
Oh shit, that's right: King Richard's Faire is about to open.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 27, 2007, 05:44:27 pm
He will be the belle of the ball, I'm sure, particularly if you "accidentally" make him a skirt instead of pance.

Furthermore, I demand pics.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 06:03:24 pm
The pances are finished. Basic black nylon trousers, extra puffy in the bellydancer (lol) style. Basically he needs "lunging" room, and he's going to tuck them into his boots, so the puffier the better. I can provide a pattern for them if you like. They are ridiculously simple.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 27, 2007, 06:12:25 pm
That sounds pretty awesome. I am a fan of the "puffy pance in boots" look, although I'm also a big fan of the "really tight pance in boots" look, or really, just any tight pance at all. 8)

I would love a pattern. Once I finally get established somewhere, I'm going to start sewing things again!
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 06:28:27 pm
Alright, I'll WOMP draw out a pattern in MSPaint for you when I get a chance.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 27, 2007, 06:31:32 pm
Nice! Thanks 8)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on August 27, 2007, 06:36:13 pm
That sounds pretty awesome. I am a fan of the "puffy pance in boots" look, although I'm also a big fan of the "really tight pance in boots" look, or really, just any tight pance at all. 8)


I knew I held on to those latex tights for a reason.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 06:41:41 pm
That sounds pretty awesome. I am a fan of the "puffy pance in boots" look, although I'm also a big fan of the "really tight pance in boots" look, or really, just any tight pance at all. 8)


I knew I held on to those latex tights for a reason.

 :postpics:
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Triple Zero on August 27, 2007, 06:44:43 pm
tell me you're not a fan of the "carrot pants" that seem to be all the hype last year .. (and still going :( )

they're like regular jeans, but instead of straight, or (slightly hippie style, which i like) taper outwards to the bottom, they get thinner !!

it has already been established by my saner friends that no matter what shape or figure you are, this will NOT be flattering. either you're slim and you will look like you have very skinny carrot legs accentuating the thinness at the bottom, or you're not-so-slim and you will look like chicken drumsticks accentuating the larger shape at the top. it's a lose/lose situation.

the only *possible* solution to it, is if you'd wear boots /over/ the pants. i've seen this a few times and it's .. okay. ish. as in, they could have bought normal pants in the first place.

this is another typical example of people buying whatever is available in the stores, even if nobody ever asked for it, everybody actually secretly thinks it's butt-ugly and the fashion-queens in Paris must be laughing their asses off. (srsly they just *decide* this stuff, no market research, no nothing. there is one woman (i forgot the name), she decides what colours will be "hip" for every year. really)

other examples were stonewashed jeans, or those ankle-pants of a few years back, any of those "vintage" things and umm all the shirts that say "DOCK #37" (what)  .. and i wonder if they're also responsible for the 80s?
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 27, 2007, 06:49:40 pm
That sounds pretty awesome. I am a fan of the "puffy pance in boots" look, although I'm also a big fan of the "really tight pance in boots" look, or really, just any tight pance at all. 8)


I knew I held on to those latex tights for a reason.

 :postpics:

YES PLZ

Trip0, carrot pants are icky.

I like a dude in a nice slim-cut, boot leg pair of jeans. Just the right snugness around the posterior and the front regions, not something the poor fellow needs a shoe-horn to get into, but just enough to indicate to me that it would be worth my while to remove them. 8) I also have my particular preferences in the washes.

I worked in a super fancy jeans store for about a year, which was really all it took for me to become a little bit of a jeans snob, which is probably the stupidest thing ever.

I rocked the boots-over-jeans in Paris a few times when it was too cold for skirts, but I do NOT have carrot jeans, thank you! (I really like the term "carrot pants." Hilarious, and accurate.)

-DC
Fervently praying that somewhere will hire her so she won't have to work for evil corporate jeans store again, though the discount was pretty sweet...
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 06:51:52 pm
tell me you're not a fan of the "carrot pants" that seem to be all the hype last year .. (and still going :( )

they're like regular jeans, but instead of straight, or (slightly hippie style, which i like) taper outwards to the bottom, they get thinner !!

it has already been established by my saner friends that no matter what shape or figure you are, this will NOT be flattering. either you're slim and you will look like you have very skinny carrot legs accentuating the thinness at the bottom, or you're not-so-slim and you will look like chicken drumsticks accentuating the larger shape at the top. it's a lose/lose situation.

the only *possible* solution to it, is if you'd wear boots /over/ the pants. i've seen this a few times and it's .. okay. ish. as in, they could have bought normal pants in the first place.

this is another typical example of people buying whatever is available in the stores, even if nobody ever asked for it, everybody actually secretly thinks it's butt-ugly and the fashion-queens in Paris must be laughing their asses off. (srsly they just *decide* this stuff, no market research, no nothing. there is one woman (i forgot the name), she decides what colours will be "hip" for every year. really)

other examples were stonewashed jeans, or those ankle-pants of a few years back, any of those "vintage" things and umm all the shirts that say "DOCK #37" (what)  .. and i wonder if they're also responsible for the 80s?

I own ONE pair of skinny jeans. They're Abercrombie and Fitch and my sister got them for me last year at Christmas. I only wear them with boots over them because otherwise they look fucking dumb. Good for Winter when boots are helpful, but really asinine in the summer. Other than that I wear straight legs, flares/bellbottoms and crops. I can't stand pants as it is (I seriously sat around in a t-shirt and panties all day yesterday while sewing), and if I have to wear them, I need to be comfortable.

The pants pattern I'm going to post today are typically what would be described as 'Harem' pants, or bellydancing pants. Even Hammer pants if you screw with them enough. They're typically for period costumes, but they're are pretty fucking comfortable around the house as well.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 27, 2007, 06:54:45 pm
I can't stand pants as it is (I seriously sat around in a t-shirt and panties all day yesterday while sewing), and if I have to wear them, I need to be comfortable.

TITCM

I live in panties and a tank top around my apartment. Why wear pants?!

...And now we cue LMNO saying "pics or it didn't happen" to the both of us. :lol:
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 07:08:16 pm
Well, in December it's a different story. Then I wear big scary flannel pance that are still loose enough to be comfy...but I sleep pance-less. Warmth is obviously what the electric blanket and my husband is for.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on August 27, 2007, 07:09:23 pm

I live in panties and a tank top around my apartment. Why wear pants?!

...And now we cue LMNO saying "pics or it didn't happen" to the both of us. :lol:



Tat for Tit, or something like that.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 27, 2007, 07:11:14 pm
...Are you offering to post pictures of your tat, LMNO? :|
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 07:18:37 pm
Or vice versa. I'll post a pic of my tat for LMNO's tits.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 27, 2007, 07:26:54 pm
WOOO BIG GAY COWBOY PR0N COMING SOON ITT
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on August 27, 2007, 08:02:47 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/Marburger/cowboy.jpg)


Heh.


But, if you're asking:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/Marburger/tattooscaleddown.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Triple Zero on August 27, 2007, 08:05:06 pm
it's kinda like a scrid .. shallot .. dragon .. dolphin .. angry anteater!

cool
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on August 27, 2007, 08:07:38 pm
It's taken off a 13th Century Chinese urn.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Triple Zero on August 27, 2007, 08:10:26 pm
then it's just a dragon i suppose?

but seriously, it looks cool
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on August 27, 2007, 08:11:52 pm
Thanks.


"Angry anteater".... I think that's what I'm gonna explain it as.   :lol:
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: AFK on August 27, 2007, 08:12:51 pm
Thanks.


"Angry anteater".... I think that's what I'm gonna explain it as.   :lol:

You're still talking about the tattoo right?   
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on August 27, 2007, 08:13:03 pm
The pances are finished. Basic black nylon trousers, extra puffy in the bellydancer (lol) style. Basically he needs "lunging" room, and he's going to tuck them into his boots, so the puffier the better. I can provide a pattern for them if you like. They are ridiculously simple.

LAIL!!!!!

As someone who has studied The Arte of Defence  and tried it in both slops (puffy pants) and hose... there is no such thing as "lunging" in baggy pants... at least not in any sane sense. Of course, there was no such thing as "lunging" in rapier until the 1700's. Mostly people trying to kill other people, did not commit insane movements such as lunging, since missing with the point basically leaves you entirely open to being dead, before you can recover.

Di Grassi came somewhat close with his long step, but even that was only of a "pace or two". Crazy Lunging came about as a part of sport fencing in France.

There does exist some evidence that at least one French school taught a lunge. There's also evidence that this didn't work well, since the Spanish and Italians simply parried such that the Frenchmen impaled their eye on the quillion.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 27, 2007, 08:22:16 pm
If there is one thing a Frenchman loves, it is a good impaling.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 09:09:30 pm
If there is one thing a Frenchman loves, it is a good impaling.


 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 27, 2007, 09:10:27 pm
The pances are finished. Basic black nylon trousers, extra puffy in the bellydancer (lol) style. Basically he needs "lunging" room, and he's going to tuck them into his boots, so the puffier the better. I can provide a pattern for them if you like. They are ridiculously simple.

LAIL!!!!!

As someone who has studied The Arte of Defence  and tried it in both slops (puffy pants) and hose... there is no such thing as "lunging" in baggy pants... at least not in any sane sense. Of course, there was no such thing as "lunging" in rapier until the 1700's. Mostly people trying to kill other people, did not commit insane movements such as lunging, since missing with the point basically leaves you entirely open to being dead, before you can recover.

Di Grassi came somewhat close with his long step, but even that was only of a "pace or two". Crazy Lunging came about as a part of sport fencing in France.

There does exist some evidence that at least one French school taught a lunge. There's also evidence that this didn't work well, since the Spanish and Italians simply parried such that the Frenchmen impaled their eye on the quillion.

Well, he's a LARPer, so it's not like anything he does is historically accurate anyway. Plus, he's not the spandex type.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on August 28, 2007, 01:03:42 pm
Plus, he's not the spandex type.

(http://www.sweetandbitter.com/inside/images/Fat%20twins-thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 28, 2007, 01:45:49 pm
Not QUITE.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 28, 2007, 05:53:00 pm
Btw, this is the exact formula pattern I used:

http://www.zilltech.com/FAQCostumeHP.html
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 28, 2007, 07:05:39 pm
Nice! Thank you!! 8)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on August 28, 2007, 07:36:48 pm
It seriously takes about 20 mins. Tops. The longest part is making the pattern and finding paper large enough to draw it on. I happen to have an 18x24 sketch pad that I use, but newsprint and posterboard do the trick as well.
Title: Aini and D-Cup: YOU WILL WANT THIS PATTERN!
Post by: Suu on September 11, 2007, 06:17:42 pm
Hay Ladays! Wanna make yer own skirt?

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/skirt1.jpg) (http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/skirt2.jpg)

I have yet to hit the streets in this obnoxious garment and NOT get complements. Probably because of it's crazy Star Wars print, but overall it's a VERY easy pattern and a VERY easy and cost effective way to expand your warm weather wardrobe. Depending on what fabrics you choose, it can easily be business casual or even business professional!

This type of skirt is very full, and is described as a 3/4 circle skirt. I picked up this when trying to figure out how to make an easy skirt for Gothic Lolita wear, as it's full enough to go over a crinoline:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/skirt3.jpg)

All it takes is various embellishments.

So let's start!

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/skirtpattern1.JPG)

Measurements:

a-b: waist to knee; square up
a-c: 5cm (2"); square across
c-d: 1/2 waist
b-e: 1/2 hip + 10cm (4"); square up
d-f: waist to knee

Draw lines at right angles to d-f at either end and use these as a guide to the curves. Note all the right angles as these are important.

g-h shows a typical place to throw some trim on a lolita skirt. b-g and f-h are 1/5th waist to knee.

Mark your pattern with the symbols show. The straight double-headed arrow <-----> is the direction the piece is to be placed on the fabric and should be parallel to a-b. You do this so that the grain of the fabric remains the same. The other one that looks like

-->
|
|
-->

means that's the part where the pattern will be placed on the fold of the fabric. Remember after you cut this sucker to write what it is on it, and note "cut 2 on fold",  it will make your life easier when you look at it a few months down the road and go, "WTF is this paper thingy?"

To make a waistband:

Measure the curve a-d. Multiply by 4 to get the length. The depth should be twice that of your elastic.

Seam allowances:

Add 5/8" (1.5cm) to the side seam and 3/8" (1cm) to the waistline. If you are adding lace or other trim to the hem, only 3/8th is needed, otherwise add at least 2" and remember it's a curved hem and WILL be a pain. The waistband should have 3/8" on the long edges and 5/8" at the ends.

Remember that a-b can be any length you want, but fuck around accordingly to make sure that it fits properly over a crinoline. The Star Wars skirt I made turned out to be too long for the potential lolita project it was going to be, hence why I just wear it as is. The trim I have on that is black blanket binding and added close to 2".

Cutting layout:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/skirtpattern2.JPG)

That is how you will want to place your pattern on the fabric. The waistband will probably be cut in half as well. I make my patterns out of 18"x24" sketchbook paper, but newspaper works just as well.

I would estimate about 2-3 yards of fabric, though you probably won't need that much. Just remember you have to cut it in the direction of the design or grain of the fabric, which CAN make a difference in the yardage you will use. Also think about lining if necessary. (I will not describe how to line in this post.) If anything, use the leftover fabric as window treatments, capes for your pets, or making a bag. I made a long bag for my Master Replicas lightsaber for transportation to and from events.

Once cut, you sew together the side seams, wrong side out. Then sew one side of the waistband down to the top, fold it over, and stitch down the other side by folding it over and creating a finished hem and a casing for the elastic. Attach a large safety pin to one end of the elastic and run it through the casing. Once through, stitch the ends together and sew the casing opening shut.

Hem the bottom of the skirt and trim to taste. And you're done! Estimated project time: 1-2 hours. Tops.

Tips:

If you don't know how to hem, there are a variety of different methods, I would fold the fabric over twice to hide the unfinished fabric edges, or, if you have access to a surger/overlock machine, you can use that. I don't, so I have to roll all of my edges.

Finish all seams with a zigzag stitch after the running stitch to help deter fraying as well. Or you can French seam, which I will probably demonstrate in another post because it's WONDERFUL for nicely finished projects if you don't have a serger.

Yes, you can handsew all of this, but you can also buy a decent sewing machine at Wal-Mart for 50 bucks. Do yourself a favor and invest in one, because you'll use it more often than you think.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Oh, and the men's ensemble is completely done. As soon as I can get my friend down here for pics I'll snap them and post them.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on September 11, 2007, 06:28:39 pm
Comment:  I'm not sure how you're holding your body in that top pic, but it completely misrepresents you as can be seen in the subsequent pics.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 11, 2007, 06:33:32 pm
It's called "sucking it in".
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on September 11, 2007, 06:35:41 pm
Ahh, one of the few hotties in the SCA apparently....  :wink:
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 11, 2007, 06:39:08 pm
Ahh, one of the few hotties in the SCA apparently....  :wink:

I'm actually planning my next post to be Late Roman and Byzantine garb, so stay tuned for actual SCA accurate phun.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Darth Cupcake on September 11, 2007, 07:15:52 pm
This is fantastic! Thank you, Suu! Now I have yet more ways to pass my unemployment... :wink:
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 11, 2007, 07:28:37 pm
This is fantastic! Thank you, Suu! Now I have yet more ways to pass my unemployment... :wink:

With me and my sewing machine, I can see.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on September 12, 2007, 05:46:23 am
I love to sew. I used to have a complete wardrobe full o shit that I made. I haven't touched my sewing machine since.... well, way too long.
Last things I made were a squid shirt and some mario curtains for the boy's room.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 12, 2007, 10:43:16 pm
Next costume for myself on the list:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/IMG_0217.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 15, 2007, 05:06:30 pm
The pattern below is traditionally called a T-Tunic for us reenacting types. I just modified it for my Royal Guard underrobes. The length can be adjusted as per your Medieval or Star Wars needs...

--

The first measurement you'll need is from the bump at the base of your skull down to the floor.  Run the measuring tape close to your body so you take into consideration all the curves.  Add three inches to this number and call it "A". 

Now measure around the largest part of your chest.  Add four inches to this measurement.  Divide by two and call it "C".  This is the length and width (respectively) of your front and back pieces. 

 Find your waist.  This is the narrowest part of your torso, regardless of where you wear your pants these days.  Measure from your waist to the floor and add three inches.  This will be the length of your gores.  Call it "E".

Measure from the point of your shoulder around your bent elbow to your wrist.  Call that measurement "B". 

Measure around the largest part of your arm and add a few inches.   This will be your sleeve width.   Call that measurement "D".   

Now lay out your fabric and mark it with your measurements as seen below.  Cut out the pieces as indicated.  Cut two 6" x 6" squares for your gussets.

Here is my cut on a 3 yd piece of 64" cotton velour:
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/royalguard/underrobe_chalk.jpg)

Enhanced ala Photoshop:
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/royalguard/underrobe_pattern.jpg)

You will have to adjust accordingly depending on the width of your fabric. Velour and velvet don't normally come in 64" widths, I got VERY lucky and found this at a local fabric store that is going out of business for 55% off, and actually, I wouldn't recommend the stuff. It stretches and rolls something fierce and was a overall pain to work with, ESPECIALLY hemming.

Now, sew the front to the back along the top of the rectangles.  This is your shoulder seam. If you're lucky to get a stretch fabric, you may be able to get away with a slit for a neckhole like I did. If not, you may want to cut a semi-circle out of your front piece first for your head to fit through. My shoulder seams were 7" from the outside edges.

  Fold the sleeves in half width-wise. Line this fold up with the shoulder seam and sew that side to the garment on either side.  Sew the top of the gussets to the underside of each sleeve.  Sew one side of each gusset to the front body piece.

Attach two gores to the sides of the front body piece. Your garment should now look like the picture below (I have 3 light sources in the room, so it shows off the different pieces on the velour pile).

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/royalguard/underrobe_half.jpg)

Now, you should have cut a total of 4 gores, 3 whole and one split. Sew the split gore together and set it aside with the other one in case you need it. I'll get to that later.

Fold the garment in half along the shoulder seams.  Fold the underarm gussets in half diagonally and sew the remaining sides to the bottom of the sleeve and the side of the back body piece, respectively.

Sew the bottom of the sleeves closed.  Sew the unsewn edge of the side gores to the back body piece on either side.  Sew the front to the back body piece under the gussets (if necessary).

Put it on. Can you walk alright? If not remember those two gores? Put an E-length slit up the front and back pieces from the bottom and insert those extra pieces. It may look more like an A-Line dress now, but at least you can MOVE.

Trim, hem, and tweak as desired.

For the sash I simply took the corner of the fabric that was uncut with the initial pattern, trimmed it, folded it in half inside-out and sewed the long side and one short side closed, like making a pillowcase. I turned it right side out, trimmed it to fit my body with a little overlap, and then sewed the open side shut. I attached hooks and eyes to keep it on, and VOILA!

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/royalguard/underrobe1.jpg) I do apologize, my dressform is a bit dilapidated, but you can see how clingy and stretchy the velour I used is. Good for a woman, but probably not so sexy on a man. ;)

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/royalguard/sleeve_gusset.jpg)

Detail of the gusset in the sleeve. You may not think you need it, but it will make a HUGE difference after you've been in costume for a few hours.

I hope this helps a lot of people. It will save you the hassle and money of finding a commercial pattern and it's also a great beginner's project to a sewing machine.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on September 15, 2007, 05:09:18 pm
mittans!

HAY SUU CAN YOU POST A PATTERN FOR A COCKWRAP?
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on September 16, 2007, 08:22:44 pm
mittans!

HAY SUU CAN YOU POST A PATTERN FOR A COCKWRAP?

http://www.lynnmcmasters.com/sturecodpiece.html

Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 16, 2007, 09:11:35 pm
YAY! Codpieces!
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on September 17, 2007, 02:43:17 pm
mittans!

HAY SUU CAN YOU POST A PATTERN FOR A COCKWRAP?

http://www.lynnmcmasters.com/sturecodpiece.html



PERFECT
MY NADS WERE GETTING CHILLY
THX!
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 17, 2007, 06:24:48 pm
ITT, medieval overcompensation devices.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on September 17, 2007, 08:03:35 pm
ITT, medieval overcompensation devices, as mandated by the church

LOL Fixt!
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 17, 2007, 08:26:58 pm
They said you had to wear them...


They DIDN'T say you couldn't stuff them.  :)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: AFK on September 17, 2007, 08:31:39 pm
just for the halibut. 
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: B_M_W on September 18, 2007, 01:27:18 am
gods I can't believe I missed this thread. I will totally be using your skirt pattern at some point Suu.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 22, 2007, 02:24:36 am
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/royalguard/guard1.jpg)

Almost there...
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on September 23, 2007, 06:54:56 pm
:waving hello to your kitteh in the background:

good job on that btw
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 25, 2007, 11:12:42 pm
I have a shoot with it in it's entirety next Tuesday with the Boston Globe in Waltham.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on September 25, 2007, 11:15:04 pm
Suu,

Could you furnish Three Mile Hymen and I with a pattern for a surcoat?

We're making our LARP team UNIFORMS.  :p
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 25, 2007, 11:17:05 pm
What type of cote? Like a tabard or something more like a caftan?
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on September 25, 2007, 11:22:29 pm
like this:

      Lo! A fearsome
      DEMISCRID approacheth!
                        /
(http://www.maskworld.com/pix/costumes/replicas/big/MR-100158-ritter-wappenrock-knights-surcoat.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 25, 2007, 11:23:53 pm
That's a tabard.

Do you want it counterchanged like that? Or just one solid color?

If you want me to make them I can do it too. $10/hr + materials.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on September 25, 2007, 11:41:54 pm
yeah we want it counterchanged.

We also want to try our hands on making it ourselves... probably. We'll get back to you. :P
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 26, 2007, 12:02:00 am
Yeah. You can easily do this. Photoshopping pattern now. I should have the walkthrough up for you probably in the next few hours. I'll text to you let you know when it's live.

Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on September 26, 2007, 12:50:25 am
Sweet. At our next event, if we all out in our team colors (black & gold) and matching pole-arms, it'll be like this

(http://shop.siccness.net/images/rbl%20posse.jpg)

but at a LARP
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 26, 2007, 12:52:12 am
Okay...Here it is:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/tabard1.jpg)

And how to do it.

First, measurements:

A = Around the widest part of your chest. Divide that by 2, and add 4" for ease and seams.
B = Length from shoulders to just below your knee. Add 3".
C= A x 2.

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/tabard2.jpg)

Draw and cut it out as above. If you want it one color, you're pretty much done. But for counterchanged, the easiest way to do it is to make 2 tabards, one of each color, keep them folded and cut as shown:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/tabard3.jpg)

The vertical line will be from the center point of A to the center of C. It should match up. The horizontal line will be the distance from your shoulder to your WAIST on B. Not your hips, not that invisible line across your ass where you sag your pants, no, this is where you will be wearing your belt, and for most LARPs and the SCA, thats your goddamn natural waist.

Then after you have those tabards cut, you will place the blocks of squares as you see fit with the others. First you will sew the front and back torso pieces, and cut the neckline out of the front piece, or just leave parts unsewn at the seams, this is the most period way to do it. So it will be more like slits. Hem those, and then sew the shoulder seams together.

After that you need to decide if you're going to leave the sides open or sew them shut. Do so as you wish. Here's a drawing of a sideview that I did where I left the lower portions free and only sewed a bit below the arm opening:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/tabard_side.jpg)

This is YOUR CALL. However, make sure you leave the front and back pieces partially open from the bottom to approx. mid thigh, or you're NOT going to be able to move.

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/patterns/tabard_front.jpg)

And that's all there really is to it. Hem and trim as desired. I'd actually recommend doing the hemming and the trimming on both the bottom AND the sides before sewing it up when it still looks like the first figure I made.

Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on September 26, 2007, 12:59:19 am
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/thxsuu.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on September 26, 2007, 01:02:44 am
That should totally be your new icon.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: PopeTom on September 26, 2007, 09:05:26 am
Sweet. At our next event, if we all out in our team colors (black & gold) and matching pole-arms, it'll be like this

but at a LARP

Black & Gold, at a LARP, you're not with Cumberland are you?
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on September 26, 2007, 01:25:21 pm
No, they're a really bad Soul Asylum cover band.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: AFK on September 26, 2007, 01:48:30 pm
I think Someone Needs to Shove you for that one. 
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 02, 2007, 02:42:22 pm
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/royalguard/guard_bucket_on.jpg)

Now watch this: http://oohooh.ytmnd.com
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on October 02, 2007, 04:58:05 pm
I know this is gonna sound bitchy, but...

Unless you made the helmet, isn't that outfit just a red bedsheet with a hole in it?
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on October 02, 2007, 05:40:52 pm
Sweet. At our next event, if we all out in our team colors (black & gold) and matching pole-arms, it'll be like this

but at a LARP

Black & Gold, at a LARP, you're not with Cumberland are you?

Cumberland of Ravenholt, Evendarr? Nah. Different game (Madrigal). We're a mercenary company. Colors were chosen by vote.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: PopeTom on October 02, 2007, 11:41:59 pm
Sweet. At our next event, if we all out in our team colors (black & gold) and matching pole-arms, it'll be like this

but at a LARP

Black & Gold, at a LARP, you're not with Cumberland are you?

Cumberland of Ravenholt, Evendarr? Nah. Different game (Madrigal). We're a mercenary company. Colors were chosen by vote.

Do I get any bragging credits if I mention that, when I was still involved w/ NERO, my in-game sister was the one who obliterated Duke Ravenhurst?

Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 03, 2007, 03:24:24 am
I know this is gonna sound bitchy, but...

Unless you made the helmet, isn't that outfit just a red bedsheet with a hole in it?

I wish. It's a 5 panel velveteen cloak. The fabric for the outer robe alone is 8 yards and cost me close to $80. The under robe is a tunic which I posted earlier in this fread.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 03, 2007, 03:48:30 am
And my big debut:

http://www.501neg.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=792&page=1
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: PopeTom on October 03, 2007, 03:54:08 am
So, why is it that Shaw's wishes to be associated with the Empire?
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 03, 2007, 04:24:17 am
Look in tomorrow's Boston Herald. (YES IT'S THE HERALD, NOT THE GLOBE. The Globe canceled, so the Herald came instead. The camera crew for Channel 5 also decided not to attend, even though the reporter showed up. LOL.)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on October 03, 2007, 12:47:06 pm
1.  The Herald sucks ass.

2. 
And my big debut:

http://www.501neg.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=792&page=1
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Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 03, 2007, 02:56:18 pm
They moved the gallery here:

http://www.501neg.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=793

And The Herald failed us. There's one small pic of Vader and the head of a Stormtrooper in with the reporter. Nothing else, not even the sign that the BMC wanted in there.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: LMNO on October 03, 2007, 03:05:11 pm
Perhaps I'm missing something, but what was the point of the article?
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 04, 2007, 03:44:45 pm
To promote Halloween Town on the 27th.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 11, 2007, 02:40:25 am
Et tu, biotch?

Moar proof I need a job:

Roman Tunica Interior
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/roman/tunica1.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/roman/tunica2.jpg)

With Stola
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/roman/stola1.jpg) (8 yards of red linen...)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/roman/stola2.jpg)

Sleeve Detail
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/roman/sleeves.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: B_M_W on October 11, 2007, 03:03:18 am
That is so cool.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on October 11, 2007, 04:08:39 am
8 yds red linen=

i cannot afford.


nice job :)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 11, 2007, 04:17:44 pm
It's linen/rayon blend. I cheated. Shhh.  :wink: Though all the rayon does is stop the flax from fraying. When you see it up close you can't even tell.

Fuck, even the tunica interior is fustian, which is linen and cotton...but at least that's period if I was very rich and bought it from Egypt.

Richter was with me when I got the stuff, and I even made him a tunic out of the red. Good thing they're blends and the store is going out of business, if not....$$$$.

Modern linen is a lot shittier than medieval linen because it's all done by machine now and no one cares enough to sit at a loom day in and day out and weave the fabric themselves. It's often slubby and frays A LOT and comes at strange thicknesses. My Byzantine tunica is WAY too heavy and rather scratchy considering it's 100% flax:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/byzantine/tunica_sleeves.jpg)

I just realized how eccentric I'm getting with my garb.  :x

I'm on the Eastside....
(http://kaousuu.net/byzantine.jpg)

I'm on the Westside....
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/roman/stola2.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on October 11, 2007, 09:01:27 pm
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f45/Squidoid667/Borat-VeryNice.gif)
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on October 11, 2007, 11:13:51 pm
those are cool

but you lose points for already having xmas stockings up.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cain on October 12, 2007, 09:32:44 am
Romans, fuck yeah!
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on October 12, 2007, 05:30:02 pm
Suu,

do you know of a cheap place to buy a dummy which will display my plate mail?

Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: AFK on October 12, 2007, 05:42:51 pm
I only require a dinner and a movie.  That cheap enough for you?
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 12, 2007, 05:46:21 pm
those are cool

but you lose points for already having xmas stockings up.

That pic was taken last December when I made the Byzantine.


...Though I suppose it would be rather DiscordianTM of me to leave them up year round, eh? Kinda like my giant faded plastic pumpkin we put out for Halloween and leave out until New Years. It even chills under our tree.

Suu,

do you know of a cheap place to buy a dummy which will display my plate mail?



I'll be honest, there's no such thing. Torso-forms are pricy. I'd suggest getting a coat rack at Wal-Mart and building something onto it.
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Cramulus on October 12, 2007, 07:20:58 pm
Suu,

do you know of a cheap place to buy a dummy which will display my plate mail?



I'll be honest, there's no such thing. Torso-forms are pricy. I'd suggest getting a coat rack at Wal-Mart and building something onto it.


ooooOOOoh tha'ts a great idea!
Thanks Suu!
Title: Re: Suu's Sweat Shop
Post by: Suu on October 12, 2007, 07:27:55 pm
I know I'm a genius.  :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 03, 2007, 06:12:47 pm
Next costumes for 2008....

501st Legion:


Ysanne "Iceheart" Isard to replace my current officer-
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/iceheart/isard3.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/iceheart/isardeye.jpg)

TIE Pilot-
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/d/d7/TIEpilot_full.jpg)

Grand Army of the Republic Advanced Recon Commando (ARC) Captain-
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/3/3f/ARC_LAAT.jpg/600px-ARC_LAAT.jpg)
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/3/33/Swi_arctrooper.png)

Rebel Legion:

B-Wing Pilot-
(http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/bwingpilot1.jpg) (there's really no other good shots. LOL.)

Jaina Solo-
(http://jaina.venusgospel.net/gallery/jaina_22.jpg) (It's still not finished....)


Anime Boston:


Rebecca Chambers from Resident Evil Zero-
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7e/Rebecca_Chambers.jpg/200px-Rebecca_Chambers.jpg)
(http://www.silenthillresorts.com/inmemoriam/image.php?mid=571&wid=53)

 :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on December 03, 2007, 06:39:34 pm
Well, damn.

If anything, outside of armor work, I'm making a life - sized companion cube (Portal) for AB.
Sister is also pondering going and the playing of the cos.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 03, 2007, 06:45:13 pm
Companion Cube is full of awesome.

Shit, Portal was full of awesome.


The enrichment center is required to remind you that you will be baked, and then there will be cake.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on December 03, 2007, 06:51:00 pm
Yeah, Sis is thinking of a Chell costume too.  2 part cosplay would be win if done well.
I may have to pull a "Snake in the box" gag.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 03, 2007, 07:13:00 pm
Remember...Friday is Roman day! Make sure you get Poncho Pilates done.

er...

I plan to have my custom mando done as well. Bwua. Rebecca is for the 30+ something massive Resident Evil group.


Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 05, 2007, 03:50:32 am
The first Christmas gift has been received: A new Singer sewing machine.

It's actually payment for all the work I'm doing for a friend. Heh. More power! *grunts!*
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on December 05, 2007, 11:56:23 am
Quote
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/iceheart/isardeye.jpg)

suu, i assume you shopped that eye into that colour, but do you happen to know if there exist contact lenses that can change your eye colour to such an intense red?

cause the freakiest thing happened to me a few weeks ago, i was walking on the train/bus station, i walked passed a girl, made eye-contact, and she had RED EYES, now it didn't immediately register with me, so i just walked on. when i got to the spot where my bus would arrive in a few minutes, i could still see the back of the girl.
i didn't go back, partly because my bus was going to be there any moment, partly because i had a shitload of other things on my mind, and partly because of the ridiculousness of "pardon me, but did i see correctly that you have red eyes?" (ok, the ridiculousness of that line was actually also part of the attraction of the idea).
anyway, my bus arrived, and i never saw the girl again.

now, aside from whether this girl was a demon, reptile agent, just a trick of the sun, figment of my imagination, or perhaps really wearing red contacts:

NOW I WANT RED CONTACTS BECAUSE THAT'S AWESOME AND FREAKS PEOPLE OUT

(oh, how outlandish of me .. but of course not really for wearing everyday outside on the street, but for going out or a party or something)

i wonder how expensive they are, i probably cannot afford.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on December 05, 2007, 03:31:34 pm
Trip0, they sell shit like that in the Boston subway. I wouldn't trust it, cause it's only about $15.

I formerly had violet color contacts that definitely made my eyes (admittedly light hazel) into a nice vibrant violet. They ran me about $120. Of course, on the other hand, they were prescription, which might've made the difference.

I think if you do an internet search, you will probably find contacts like that, and they will work. They have a small non-colored hole in the center to allow you to see through, and otherwise are just like regular soft lenses.

I also saw someone who had them to make his eyes all white. This was particularly alarming as I walked around a corner and pretty much ran into him, made eye contact, managed to contain my squeak of surprise, apologized, and kept walking. It is pretty jolting to see people with odd eye colors, though!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on December 05, 2007, 04:58:10 pm
i need to ask my opticien (eye doctor person), cause i need prescription as well, otherwise i'd have to wear glasses over the coloured lenses and that would kinda defeat the purpose a bit.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 05, 2007, 05:14:40 pm
The beauty supply store down the street has non-prescription ones in various colors/styles (including cat and goat) for $19 to $50, depending on the realism.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on December 05, 2007, 06:51:53 pm
HAI TRIP0 PLZ POST YUOR ADDRESS AND NIGEL AND I WILL FEDEX YUO CONTACTS COOL KTHX
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 05, 2007, 07:14:52 pm
^5!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 05, 2007, 08:55:20 pm
That would be a contact. $35 each. The webcam picked it up all scary like too.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on December 05, 2007, 11:06:44 pm
but.. but.. i need -4.50L and -5.25R otherwise i have to wear glasses :-(

(do you americans have the same scale for eye measurements? i wonder..)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 06, 2007, 01:30:53 am
Yes. It's universal.

I don't know if you can get them scrip. Mine is plano.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on December 06, 2007, 02:10:35 am
you can get prescription ones, my eye doctor has ads for them
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on December 06, 2007, 04:08:31 pm
but.. but.. i need -4.50L and -5.25R otherwise i have to wear glasses :-(

(do you americans have the same scale for eye measurements? i wonder..)

Egad but you are blind, sir!

And yeah, you can get 'em scrip, it's just substantially more expensive is all.

But then again, so are glasses. I need new ones. :sad:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on December 06, 2007, 04:27:26 pm
but.. but.. i need -4.50L and -5.25R otherwise i have to wear glasses :-(

(do you americans have the same scale for eye measurements? i wonder..)

Egad but you are blind, sir!
Quote

yay for health insurance 8)

Quote
And yeah, you can get 'em scrip, it's just substantially more expensive is all.

But then again, so are glasses. I need new ones. :sad:

yeah i dont think i could afford right now.

i also need new glasses, they're a bit scratchy so they get dirty easily. but i will be keeping the old frame.. it's the only glasses i actually got compliments for :D [cost a pretty penny, too, but definitely worth it especially given it's lasted over 6 years now]
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on December 06, 2007, 05:05:39 pm
Yeah, unfortunately my health insurance rocks in every aspect except the eyes. While they cover my exams, they do not cover glasses/contacts. So I'm going to have to just swallow the cost and get new glasses.

I've had the same ones for about... eight years now (frames, not lenses) and they're finally giving up and falling apart. That and I still look like a kid in them, and I need to stop looking sixteen. It'd be nice.

So now that we've seen pics of you basically nekkid, you might as well post you in glasses too. I mean, the floodgates have opened, go ahead and just go crazy! :wink:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: AFK on December 06, 2007, 05:21:06 pm
Do you suppose eye surgeons have complete coverage when it comes to ocular health?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 06, 2007, 09:09:10 pm
http://www.39dollarglasses.com/
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on December 07, 2007, 09:52:08 am
Do you suppose eye surgeons have complete coverage when it comes to ocular health?

Eye surgery must be the easiest job on earth. Judging by the number of different things my mum told me "you could take someone's eye out with that"

Just imagine you're an eye surgeon, in the middle of nowhere and suddenly there's an emergency that calls for an amputation. Apparently all you have to do is grab pretty much anything that's lying around and then not be careful with it. How hard can that be?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 07, 2007, 05:09:14 pm
Do you suppose eye surgeons have complete coverage when it comes to ocular health?

Eye surgery must be the easiest job on earth. Judging by the number of different things my mum told me "you could take someone's eye out with that"

Just imagine you're an eye surgeon, in the middle of nowhere and suddenly there's an emergency that calls for an amputation. Apparently all you have to do is grab pretty much anything that's lying around and then not be careful with it. How hard can that be?


TITCM to ride after Lasik.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 03, 2008, 03:29:40 am
It's not sewing, but why should I start a new thread when I can jack my thread-jack.  :rimshot:

Behold! Random Star Wars skanks:

(http://kaousuu.net/pinup_outline.jpg) Rebel Pilot
(http://kaousuu.net/xai_pinup1.jpg) Black Sun Gangstah

These outta give a few fanboys boners.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 03, 2008, 04:30:45 am
Do you suppose eye surgeons have complete coverage when it comes to ocular health?

Eye surgery must be the easiest job on earth. Judging by the number of different things my mum told me "you could take someone's eye out with that"

Just imagine you're an eye surgeon, in the middle of nowhere and suddenly there's an emergency that calls for an amputation. Apparently all you have to do is grab pretty much anything that's lying around and then not be careful with it. How hard can that be?


I have a friend who takes eyes out for a living.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 03, 2008, 09:02:30 am
Suu, those are pretty good!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on January 03, 2008, 01:49:39 pm
Needs more Sarlacc.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 03, 2008, 03:20:20 pm
LOL, Sarlaac tentacle pr0n.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: AFK on January 03, 2008, 04:26:58 pm
In his belly you will fine a new definition for kinky as you experience Pork Shoulder for over 1000 years. 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on January 03, 2008, 04:31:56 pm
 :lulz:




do it Suu! Give us the sarlacc pr0n we desire!
IT IS YUOR DENSITY


(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a95/discordman/forumspecific/darth-optimism.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on January 03, 2008, 05:48:08 pm
SARLACC GOATSE.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 03, 2008, 05:51:53 pm
I dare someone to WOMP that.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 03, 2008, 06:07:30 pm
i figured someone must have done this already, so i started googling ..

for some reason first, i found this:

(http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ramenthief//PSProtjOhGroce.jpg)

(this is still SFW, right? i mean, if your boss is gonna complain about it, ask him WHAT he thinks it is :-P )

i will continue my search ..
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 03, 2008, 06:09:17 pm
Sarlaac Tubgirl....wow.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 03, 2008, 06:11:52 pm
check:

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5203/sarlaccgoatse9zf.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 03, 2008, 06:13:34 pm
That's amazing.

:mittens:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on January 03, 2008, 06:15:29 pm
Oh, hell yeah.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on January 03, 2008, 06:24:52 pm
(http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/Smileys/default/roglol.gif)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 03, 2008, 10:02:31 pm
Whoaaaaaa
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 03, 2008, 10:03:11 pm
 :thanks:

(but i found them, not made them)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on January 04, 2008, 12:47:47 am
We have no choice but to assume your awesome, based on these pictures you have brought us.:lol:

:banana:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 04, 2008, 03:41:34 am
Speaking of awesome:

(http://kaousuu.net/xai_pinup_lores.jpg)

There's the gangstah...4 hours of Photoshop later.  :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on January 04, 2008, 04:22:35 am
Awesome work, Suu! I colored one in too

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/leperchaun.jpg)

only mine is a porno-leprechaun
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 04, 2008, 04:46:21 am
(http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/Smileys/default/mittens.gif)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on January 04, 2008, 02:03:35 pm
Quick! 

Someone filter it to see if it's really a lizard!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on January 04, 2008, 04:53:57 pm
"Dear Diary:
Today I saw prongraphic leprechauns and pondered rantings about reptilian overlords.
I've not been drinking the absinthe I swear."
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 04, 2008, 05:17:29 pm
Shit, who needs booze and/or hallucinogens when you have PD.comTM?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 08, 2008, 01:34:24 am
(http://kaousuu.net/cecily_pinup_lores.jpg)

She didn't come out as good as the gangster. I think it's because I drew her with pencil in mind so...off to the drafting table I go.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on January 08, 2008, 02:54:44 am
(http://kaousuu.net/cecily_pinup_lores.jpg)

She didn't come out as good as the gangster. I think it's because I drew her with pencil in mind so...off to the drafting table I go.

fixt
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 08, 2008, 02:30:32 pm
Thanks Fred!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 08, 2008, 02:37:07 pm
ummm WOW.

i like this one better than the gangster, tbh.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 08, 2008, 03:20:08 pm
I colored her in with pencil last night. Gimme a sec and I'll get her scanned.

Hurr she is:

(http://www.kaousuu.net/cecily_pinup_pencil_lo.jpg)

Scans tend to blow the quality, but I think this came out okay...may take a bit more tweaking though.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 08, 2008, 05:32:56 pm
pencil, definitely better.

*sigh* red hair, green eyes... mmm

what's the blue symbol, btw? some starwars thing?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on January 08, 2008, 05:56:16 pm
Yeah, I like pencil a lot better. The boot and the ammo thingie around it came out especially nicely. I dig the pencil work; you should do more of it!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 08, 2008, 06:04:42 pm
I do mostly pencil, believe it or not. LOL. I hate coloring in Photoshop unless I absolutely have to.

And yes, Zilch3, that's the Rebel Alliance branding her ass.

I'll do something Imperial after I draw my Mistress Chief and some Steampunk stuff for TempleCon.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on January 08, 2008, 06:31:07 pm
Wait... would your art book be all SW related?


 :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 08, 2008, 06:40:43 pm
Nope. Only a handful of SW stuff, and even then I have to be careful not to piss off Uncle George. It's mostly my original stuff spanning the last 10 years of my anime-style.

There may be some of my Cross-Gen work in there, I have to see if Marvel will release it to me.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on January 09, 2008, 07:17:34 pm
Can you draw a rebel chick in love with an imperial chick? That would make the old X-Wing rise.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 09, 2008, 07:20:33 pm
Can you draw a rebel chick in love with an imperial chick? That would make the old X-Wing rise.

An X-Wing? You should get that checked out by a doctor.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on January 09, 2008, 07:27:26 pm
Yeah, I think the term Cram was looking for is "that would get the strike foil into attack position." :lol:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 09, 2008, 07:47:05 pm
Wow....I never thought about making a comment about s-foils.  :fap:  D-Cup wins a bag of holonets!

Lesbianage isn't really my thing...but I may be able to work out something after my upcoming assignments.



Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on January 09, 2008, 07:58:41 pm
lesbian or no, as someone who draws fan art and actually has a sense of humor, you should really be serving the cause of Rule 34.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 09, 2008, 08:08:53 pm
I wonder what my 501st posse would think of it...

The Rebel Legion boys got huge B-Wings when they saw the poster I designed last night, and I already got some orders....the 501st guys are like..."COG ON ASS OR GTFO"

I'm doing a different pilot for Imperial though...just give me a few weeks.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 23, 2008, 05:03:05 pm
My attempt at Steampunk...The dirty spots are actually glitter. Original is 14"x17".

(http://kaousuu.net/steampunk_lores.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 23, 2008, 05:11:57 pm
damn Suu, these keep getting better and better!

only thing i can think of for critique is that it could have used a bit more detail in the clock-wand-thing.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 23, 2008, 05:17:03 pm
It's hard to see in the scan, but I made the face look like mother of pearl, and added some glitter there too. But yeah, I was afraid to go overboard with the way the clock looked, so I kept with the KISS factor. (Keep it simple, shitcock.)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 23, 2008, 05:24:25 pm
the face of the clock is okay, i was more referring to the (dolphin shaped?!?! i just noticed that!) wooden surface.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 23, 2008, 06:25:14 pm
Yes, dolphin-shaped....I just drew it randomly.

And actually it's metallic gold. Again...can't see it in the scan, but it is SHINNNYYYYYY.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on January 23, 2008, 06:36:46 pm
It looks good, but the dildo looks kind of unrealistic.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 23, 2008, 06:39:02 pm
It looks good, but the dildo looks kind of unrealistic.

Have you SEEN some dildos these days?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 23, 2008, 06:41:32 pm
Obtw...http://www.costumes.org/History/100pages/chaperons.htm

I think this is what you want?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on January 23, 2008, 06:42:50 pm
Also: I dig the dress, esp the shading. The necklace is very interesting, especially the strands of pearl necklace dripping off it. And truth be told, I never thought of combining an eye patch with a dildo, so props on the clever idea. It really brings "skull fucking" to a whole new level.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 23, 2008, 06:44:48 pm
Also: I dig the dress, esp the shading. The necklace is very interesting, especially the strands of pearl necklace dripping off it. And truth be told, I never thought of combining an eye patch with a dildo, so props on the clever idea. It really brings "skull fucking" to a whole new level.

Thanks Cram...

Now try this fucking pattern: http://www.virtue.to/articles/hoodlum.html
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on January 23, 2008, 06:58:41 pm
NICE! thx - we should start fabric shopping this week. Hopefully we can bust out 10 or so mantles before the Feb 10th event.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 23, 2008, 07:09:42 pm
Awesome, let me know how it works out.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on January 23, 2008, 07:32:56 pm
Looks even better in color!
Also: Your new avatar is the first thign in a year to cause me real sanity damage.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 29, 2008, 11:36:44 pm
(http://kaousuu.net/steamframe.jpg)

Framed!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on January 30, 2008, 12:54:11 am
woah, what a cool frame!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 30, 2008, 01:59:43 am
With the amount of work I had to do for it, I better fetch a high price. I glued my fingers together twice.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 30, 2008, 06:18:51 pm
(http://kaousuu.net/steamframe.jpg)

Framed!

Lovelovelove!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 01, 2008, 02:39:50 am
(http://kaousuu.net/mistresschief_lores.jpg)

I'm fucking insane. That is all.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 13, 2008, 08:20:04 pm
Back to sewing!


So in the next MONTH, I have to make:

A Japanese Haori, should be done by the end of the week!

Another Imperial Officer's tunic. Not for me, should be done by first weekend in March or I'm going to be stabbed.

And my very own mock bulletproof vest:

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/7/7e/Rebecca_Chambers.jpg)

For which components were purchased today. Should be fun!  :x My trip to Florida actually involves my hair being cropped to that style.

I can't believe I got sucked into convention cosplay again...but at least it's with Resident Evil fags and not Narutards.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on February 13, 2008, 08:25:05 pm
It's still goddamned cosplay.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 13, 2008, 08:47:33 pm
True, but unlike most people that do it, I KNOW I'm good and I have confidence in the fact that my costume is going to kick ass. I retired for a fucking reason. (The reason was that I fucking hate 90% of the people who go to anime conventions and would rather capitalize off of them instead.)


Basically this is how it happened. Mr. Suu and I are big RE dorks anyway, and so is one of our good friends Travis, who has a RE4 Leon Kennedy, a RE1 Brad Vickers (lol), And a RE: Apocalypse (2nd shitty movie) Carlos Oliveira costume. And there's supposedly going to be this huge uber OMFG group at Anime Boston that we absolutely positively HAVE to be apart of! LOLOLOLOLOL.

So I was like...okay, I'll be RE3 Jill. I'm older, I have curves, I like guns.

But noooo, every teenage bitchy girl announced that they were Jill, so we have 3 Jills (1,3, and movie) because Rebecca Chambers is "tooooo hard!" and "they don't want to spend the money on her costuuuuume!" Righto slutbags, you just wanna walk around in blue tube tops.

Soooo... I announce that I would do the 18 year old Rebecca, make my own bulletproof vest out of common items, and pwn the n00bs, showing them that it can, in fact, be done. Only a few people have made the costume so far before, because the vest is either $200 if you buy it, or you have to figure it out for yourself. Which I did by staring at the pixelated chest of this girl for an hour and taking notes. Shit, I'm even going to hand-make the patches that go on the back of the vest and her medic bag. The STARS patch I can get on eBay.

Of course now I have to risk having pre-pube fanboys humping my leg, and sitting at my art table in costume, but if it causes a stir, why not?

Oh yeah, and Mr. Suu is either going to be a zombie and attack said bitchy girlies, or Tofu. If you know Tofu, then you're REALLY an RE geek.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on February 13, 2008, 10:08:35 pm
I like tofu. The food product, at least.

Also, re: cosplay -- plz to be seeing my new avatar. :lol:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 13, 2008, 11:58:36 pm
Lol...Sera Myu ftw.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 14, 2008, 03:02:29 am
are you going to one of the cons down here?

i think megacon is in march and there's a j-con somewhere in there
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 14, 2008, 04:54:51 pm
I'm actually down the weekend BEFORE Megacon this year. But I went last year and will probably go again. When Mr. Suu doesn't come with me to FL, I don't bother renting a car, so going to Mega was out of the question this time around.

Oh and I'm banned from Jacon as well as some of the other anime cons down there. Not that I really give a fuck.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 14, 2008, 06:39:22 pm
 :lulz:

do i wanna know why???












yes.yes i do
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 14, 2008, 07:47:29 pm
I pissed off one of their 'important people' by not ripping off one of their convention ideas for Anime Boston, but they said I did anyway. It was Connecticon that did it, I was more or less improving on an event that they utterly failed at.


Youtube: Wasabi Animusical for great justice and lulz.


Long story short, they blamed it on me for trying to undermine them and wanted to sue. Yes, that's right, sue Anime Boston for their copyrighted performance of ripped off copyrighted Broadway songs wearing costumes of copyrighted characters, when, like I said, it was Cuntecticuntcon that directly ripped off Jacon, not AB, as our musical was actually going to be scripted with real talented actors and musicians rather than cosplayers on stage lip syncing.

So Anime Boston went, "Okay...we're bigger and have better lawyers than you. So um...bring it."

Jacon responded with, "We're older and more experienced and a lot cooler."

Anime Boston went, "Did you miss our part about BETTER LAWYERS?! We DARE you to file suit against us without getting yourselves in trouble for the copyright infringements you already did."

So Jacon backed down, an I got a nasty email from the head of the club (which mind you, is a club, not the organization that runs the convention.) that said they would do whatever possible to make sure that I wasn't permitted to attend Jacon or any other Florida anime convention as long as I still participated in attending them.

So I responded with an, "LOLWUT", and trolled the fuck out of their forums and orchestrated denial of service attacks on their site.  :mrgreen:

Banninated.

Florida clubs/conventions do this shit ALL THE TIME, that's why there are so many of them. None of the clubs get along, so they each make their own shitty con to try to prove themselves to one another. If and when I move back down there, I will NOT participate in those fucking ridiculous conventions anymore. I will continue to fly up here for Anime Boston, and go to Megacon and the multi-genre ones down there as part of the 501st. Most anime con-goers can fucking bite me. (Unless they spend a LOT of money on my artwork.)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 15, 2008, 04:24:10 am
 :lulz: :lulz:

what is it with Floridians and the "I'm gonna sue you!" bullshit?
it's like everyone is a crotchitty old retiree shakin his cane at the world.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on February 15, 2008, 03:00:55 pm
It's something in the water. You better get a Brita or something! :lol:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 15, 2008, 03:34:54 pm
yeah we uh... don't drink the water here.
 :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 15, 2008, 04:18:16 pm
:lulz: :lulz:

what is it with Floridians and the "I'm gonna sue you!" bullshit?
it's like everyone is a crotchitty old retiree shakin his cane at the world.


I think I'm going to start accusing that club to be a Scientology org.  :lulz:

yeah we uh... don't drink the water here.
 :|

Not where you are. FUCK no. Ya'll got that reclaimed shit. At least in Tampa Bay we have springs and desalination plants, they just pump the tap full of fluoride so it tastes weird.  Though I have to admit it worked, because even at the age of 25 I have YET to have a cavity.

Gimme a bottle of Zephyrhills, plz. It's soooooo much better than Poland Springs.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 16, 2008, 05:22:23 pm
yeah, they dont put flouride in the water here which is why half the bumpkins are missing their teeth
depending on where you go it comes out of the faucet looking like tea and smelling of fart.
in my house it tastes like metal.

i hear some of the best tap water is in new york. aside from mountainous places
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on February 16, 2008, 08:10:25 pm
yeah, they dont put flouride in the water here which is why half the bumpkins are missing their teeth

 :? they dont put fluoride in the tapwater here either, and dutch teeth seem to be fine.

they do brush their teeth, right?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 17, 2008, 12:30:51 am
mmmmmmmmmm thats questionable
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 17, 2008, 10:19:32 am
I am obsessive about dental hygiene and yet have had quite a few cavities, which makes me envious of some of my fluoridated neighbors.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 19, 2008, 03:51:11 pm
Also, when I was in 3rd grade, we used to get fluoride treatments IN SCHOOL every Tuesday. I hated it, it tasted fucking nasty...And yes, this was a Florida PUBLIC school, folks.

Sorry CS, but where you live I can't constitute as civilization. The Orlando area is really just a facade of amusement parks and resorts for the tourists, the residential areas are REALLY goober.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: AFK on February 19, 2008, 03:53:12 pm
We had to do that to at the public school I attended in No. Maine.  And our water WAS flouridated.  I guess they just wanted to make sure. 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 19, 2008, 08:45:41 pm
In Oregon, the parents have to sign up for it if they want their kids to receive fluoride tablets in school.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 19, 2008, 08:49:27 pm
I have no idea if my parents had to sign anything, but I doubt they would have cared.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cain on February 20, 2008, 03:12:46 am
So I responded with an, "LOLWUT", and trolled the fuck out of their forums and orchestrated denial of service attacks on their site.  :mrgreen:

Banninated.

That was hilarious.  They went down like a 90-year old lady and banned everyone on my server from ever accessing the site again.

We should attack his Livejournal at some point.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cain on February 20, 2008, 03:21:40 am
In Oregon, the parents have to sign up for it if they want their kids to receive fluoride tablets in school.

Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous Communist plot we have ever had to face?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on February 20, 2008, 03:29:25 am
I'm afraid I don't quite know what you're saying, Jack.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 20, 2008, 06:08:12 am
The water in some areas contains natural fluoride, and people in those areas tend not to suffer from much tooth decay, which is what led to the development of fluoride supplements.

Of course, a good healthy diet with very little processed food makes a larger difference, but don't tell that to Americans.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 20, 2008, 06:23:40 am
Also, when I was in 3rd grade, we used to get fluoride treatments IN SCHOOL every Tuesday. I hated it, it tasted fucking nasty...And yes, this was a Florida PUBLIC school, folks.

Sorry CS, but where you live I can't constitute as civilization. The Orlando area is really just a facade of amusement parks and resorts for the tourists, the residential areas are REALLY goober.

when i lived in germany we had flouride treatment.
swish and spit.
it was great. none of that here though.

and as far as the theme parks and resorts go... they're a bit far from me.
it isn't much of a civilization at all here considering the two major highways running E-W and N-S are nothing more than used car lots and check cashing places.
really quite sickening. (lol @ goober)

im hoping once the old man and i take our trip up north he'll realize what a stink hole this place really is and try a little harder to get the hell out of it.

im pretty sure that if i don't escape soon im gonna blow this place up. (yes the whole place) and it won't be missed by anyone i can think of
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on February 20, 2008, 05:17:11 pm
America will be sad to lose its shriveled wang.

But I think our foreign policy would be vastly improved if suddenly all business was conducted in soprano.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 20, 2008, 05:27:32 pm
So I responded with an, "LOLWUT", and trolled the fuck out of their forums and orchestrated denial of service attacks on their site.  :mrgreen:

Banninated.

That was hilarious.  They went down like a 90-year old lady and banned everyone on my server from ever accessing the site again.

We should attack his Livejournal at some point.

Awesome, we should. I'll get blamed for it immediately.
Title: Imperial Officer Tunic Mark III
Post by: Suu on February 27, 2008, 02:53:21 am
(http://kaousuu.net/starwars/tunic_mark3.jpg)

Not for me. The final pattern still needs work, but this is cut a bit bigger around the color and in the sleeves since the wearer has Cerebral Palsy. Belt is mine.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on February 27, 2008, 12:25:50 pm
In Oregon, the parents have to sign up for it if they want their kids to receive fluoride tablets in school.

Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous Communist plot we have ever had to face?
Delayed but necessary :mittens: for quoting Dr. Strangelove
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 09, 2008, 04:16:14 am
(http://www.kaousuu.net/cosplay/rebecca/rebecca_pants.jpg)

Rebecca Chambers Pants!

Stay tuned as I attempt to make a bulletproof vest this week! YAY!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on March 10, 2008, 02:23:04 pm
Is this for AB?

Also:  Thanks for the website with The Correct Cane.  I am ow only missing a pair of blue jeans.  I will go find such at the Amurican retail complex this weekend.  My days of living in thrift store stuff, bartered home made goods, and military surplus had to end eventually...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 10, 2008, 02:42:06 pm
Yes it's for AB, so I really gotta get a fucking move on it.

Say, do you know where I can get an affordable pair of green jungle boots locally? If not, I have to order hi-top Chuck Taylors from Zappos today. Incorrect, but at least they look okay for now.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on March 10, 2008, 02:49:21 pm
Green?  My advice would be a $20 pair of chinese army boot knock offs, and some spray paint.
Army surplus, FTW.

I have an expendable pair, but I think they're oversized for your purposes.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 10, 2008, 03:20:44 pm
I don't know if you've SEEN Rebecca's boots but...

(http://static.zooomr.com/images/936726_eb0778d796_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 10, 2008, 03:57:13 pm
OMFG!  They're pixillated!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 10, 2008, 04:12:05 pm
Dude...I should do a pixelated costume. That would rock.


"What are you?"

"Well I was looking at my source picture and blew it up for detail. So this is as detailed as I could get."

*walks around with various blocks of color that from 100ft away looks like the Overfiend*
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 10, 2008, 04:13:21 pm
8 bit costumes, ftw.

(http://www.starwars.com/community/fun/caption/2006/11/img/caption268.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 10, 2008, 04:17:53 pm
Thus showing that you really can make anything from corrugated cardboard, duct tape, and sharpie marker. Add Bondo for more advanced pieces.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on March 10, 2008, 04:24:44 pm
8 bit or 16 bit ? :evil:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 10, 2008, 04:38:31 pm
You'll need Bondo for 16bit.


Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mangrove on March 11, 2008, 06:18:04 pm
8 bit costumes, ftw.

(http://www.starwars.com/community/fun/caption/2006/11/img/caption268.jpg)

Bah, you beat me to it. I was going to suggest wearing a plain coloured box and claim that you're a single pixel.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: AFK on March 11, 2008, 06:41:11 pm
That'd be perfect for a Pong convention.

Do you think there is such a thing as a Pong convention? 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mangrove on March 11, 2008, 07:13:57 pm
That'd be perfect for a Pong convention.

Do you think there is such a thing as a Pong convention? 

I think we should start one.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: AFK on March 11, 2008, 07:40:06 pm
Here's the theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-1vRCzZYGY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-1vRCzZYGY)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mangrove on March 12, 2008, 04:46:08 pm
Here's the theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-1vRCzZYGY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-1vRCzZYGY)

 :lol:

that was fun.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 12, 2008, 05:07:15 pm
Lawl

YUO GUISE JACKED MY THREAD JACK!


Also:

(http://kaousuu.net/beadwife_sketch_lo.jpg)

The humble beginnings of Nigel's barter, already under the india ink at home. I'm going to hang onto it until after the convention so I can have more originals to show. Then it goes off to Portland!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 12, 2008, 07:16:00 pm
Needs more Ogre rape.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 12, 2008, 07:34:38 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 13, 2008, 12:31:33 am
Whoa, sweeet!!!!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 13, 2008, 05:45:54 am
i cant draw hair for shit











talented betch  :wink:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 13, 2008, 02:42:34 pm
All hair is is lines like everything else. I ended up really inking the FUCK out of her hair though, so it doesn't look the same anymore I'm afraid. I hate it when I get ink happy. I do things like draw too much hair and get moar tattoos.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 13, 2008, 05:35:16 pm
yeah, i just have a bad habit of trying to draw each individual hair.

it starts out fine and then i get all over zealous w/ it till it looks like utter shit, then i scribble the whole thing out, ball it up, set it on fire then pee on it.

only without the fire and pee.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 13, 2008, 05:39:34 pm
Try focusing more on the SHAPE of the hair,rather than individual strands.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 13, 2008, 05:41:18 pm
yeah, i just have a bad habit of trying to draw each individual hair.

it starts out fine and then i get all over zealous w/ it till it looks like utter shit, then i scribble the whole thing out, ball it up, set it on fire then pee on it.

:fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: AFK on March 13, 2008, 05:45:48 pm
Man, I can only imagine what she does to her tax return.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 13, 2008, 06:13:21 pm
No kiddin'.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 14, 2008, 03:15:31 am
tax return?

i would like to cash it all into single bills throw it on the bed and roll around in it, also  blood ....laughing maniacally, but... you know... im sure the fiance would have something to say about it






like "hey why wasnt i invited?"

cause its mine MINE HA HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAaaaaa

what were we talking about?


oh hair.
i try to do that shape of it thing, i just tend to forget what im doing and ... well...
~sigh~
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on March 14, 2008, 02:32:23 pm
 :fap:

[/LMNO]
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 14, 2008, 05:25:21 pm
You have to admit, as far as universal responses go, one could do worse.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on March 14, 2008, 05:35:31 pm
Quicker to Express than "It give me a hard - on", too.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on March 14, 2008, 05:40:19 pm
New challenge: work LMNO into daily conversation.

For example, when walking with friends and something hot is seen, say "Whoa, that just made me do an LMNO!"
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 14, 2008, 05:41:53 pm
Time for an Urban Dictionary entry!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on March 14, 2008, 05:47:41 pm
It could be a fun game.  Use an arbitrary noun or verb as a euphamism.  Try to make it sound as dirty or brain hurting as possible.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 14, 2008, 06:07:32 pm
I'm trying to turn my last name into the definition of one of the most simplistic and retarded drumbeats ever.

"Then, at the end of the song, Play a ****"









*I don't care if you're on facebook.  I'm not telling.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 14, 2008, 06:34:40 pm
Your last name is goofy sounding enough it may just stick.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on March 14, 2008, 06:38:52 pm
Your last name is goofy sounding enough it may just stick.

I was actually thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 14, 2008, 06:58:40 pm
Now, I just need to get it on Wikipedia...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 17, 2008, 03:05:27 pm
Rebecca update:

I should have pics of a finished "bulletproof vest" including a CD jewel case 'trauma plate' later tonight.  :evil:


-Suu
Utilizing all sorts of materials to pull this off!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 20, 2008, 03:30:02 pm
lolwut

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/rebecca/rebecca_vest.jpg)

Epic.

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/rebecca/rebecca_patch.jpg)

Fail.


Oh well, it's for Anime Boston. All those 3rd rate costumers will think I'm a god anyway.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 20, 2008, 03:31:11 pm
Even though you're a cosplay fag, it's hawt anyway.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 20, 2008, 03:38:45 pm
That's cause I make this shit look good, yo!

I'm only wearing it Saturday because there is a huge Resident Evil group. I'll be looking like my normal weird slob self tomorrow and Sunday.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 24, 2008, 07:27:44 pm
I had the unpleasant experience of being near the Convention Center on Saturday.

The applicable meme is, "Unflattering costumes are not flattering."


Also ran into Anonymous on Newbury street, hawking the 4/12 raid.  I took a flyer, said, "how's it goin', anonymous?" and they seemed to enjoy the fact I called them out by their collective name.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on March 25, 2008, 02:31:23 pm
Oh man. Anonymous Boston is so into these raids. The best part? I am FINALLY actually going to be able to make the 4/12 raid! That makes me happy in my pance.

I likewise ran into some Anime Boston kids Thursday night when I was rushing through the Pru to get access to Barnes and Noble. It was painful.

Someone posted on the b0st0n LiveJournal community after seeing shots of cosplayers on the Bostonist blog and was all "Ooh man they are so cool and pretty! Will they come back again next year?" And I was all :lulz: "Yeah, they only post the pictures of the pretty ones. That's like eight pictures. There's a lot more people there than that, and you DON'T want to see most of the others."

-DC
Was hoping to see Suu in some of the pics, but alas, did not
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 28, 2008, 04:26:01 pm
Suu doesn't leave the Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in costume unless circumstances mandate as such. She has lackeys and minions to fetch her booze, food, and any other necessity.

ESPECIALLY ON A THURSDAY.

The con doesn't start til Friday, why the FUCK are you in costume Thursday night?!


Also: Hem, for great justice. Losers.

My next costume needs to involve a well-made prop of epic proportions that I can use to bash skulls in.



-Suu
Is getting too old for this shit, she thinks.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 28, 2008, 04:32:14 pm
"Why hem when you have red duct tape?"
  \
 :joshua:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 28, 2008, 04:58:52 pm
There was a duct tape costume contest or something from what I understand. Like the duct tape prom dress contest...Some stuff was neat, some stuff was.....ZOMG WHY?!


I once used white medical tape as binding...but at least that LOOKS like cloth, damnit.  :argh!:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 16, 2008, 08:17:42 pm
....I have acquired a full-out Ep1 style Obi-Wan Jedi costume for free.


....I'm highly thinking I need to tie-dye this or something.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on April 16, 2008, 08:47:30 pm
What size?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 16, 2008, 08:49:14 pm
You can't have it! MINE! (Though the idea of you dressing as a Jedi seems a bit too cliche...)


It was Travis's. I don't think it'll fit either you or Mr. Suu, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on April 16, 2008, 09:08:50 pm
You can't have it! MINE! (Though the idea of you dressing as a Jedi seems a bit too cliche...)


It was Travis's. I don't think it'll fit either you or Mr. Suu, unfortunately.

Its a reflex. 
Cliched? 
I was only figuring on it as a base layer before I douse myself with blue glowstick and challange a mall Santa.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 16, 2008, 09:23:56 pm
You can't have it! MINE! (Though the idea of you dressing as a Jedi seems a bit too cliche...)


It was Travis's. I don't think it'll fit either you or Mr. Suu, unfortunately.

Its a reflex. 
Cliched? 
I was only figuring on it as a base layer before I douse myself with blue glowstick and challange a mall Santa.



LEAVE YOUR SICK FETISHES OUT OF MY FREAD!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on April 16, 2008, 09:34:00 pm
SRSLY, I'd be like this:
 :walken:

"You cannot strike me down as easily as Jesus, Claus"
Except a Jedi, and glowing.
[done now, kthxbai]
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 17, 2008, 03:31:58 pm
If we can figure out a way to do a Blue Ghost Christopher Walken...




 :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on April 17, 2008, 03:53:24 pm
....I have acquired a full-out Ep1 style Obi-Wan Jedi costume for free.


....I'm highly thinking I need to tie-dye this or something.

Your flip-flopping loyalties are beginning to alarm me.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 17, 2008, 04:02:55 pm
Oh no...trust me. The idea of me wearing a full out canon-style Old Republic Jedi costume gives me the heebie jeebies. Hence why the "Jedi" that I actually DO have a costume for wears a black jumpsuit.

I'm thinking of either dying it to my liking and keeping it for those formal Jedi events at Hasbro or with Lucasfilm when they need them, tweaking it to fit my husband and turning it into Ep II Anakin (which in my opinion is a nicer costume than his leathery Ep III one, the cloak has no sleeves and it's very cool) or reselling it, even though I'm paying nothing for it.

We'll see when I get it. My friend says it's not worth it to sell, hence why he's giving it to me.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on April 17, 2008, 05:46:27 pm
... well, ok then.

BVH
-wouldn't want Palpatine to cry like the baby Jezuz
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 17, 2008, 06:24:12 pm
My 20 year old 5'2" 105lb sister has a Palpatine costume. No lie. I just never got the chance for good pics for Legion submission before she went back to Florida.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on April 17, 2008, 07:04:31 pm
Like, a black cloak Emperor look, or an elaborate Chancellor Palpatine look?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on April 17, 2008, 07:12:22 pm
yeah, aren't we just talking about a hooded graduation gown here?






"Accept this diploma, and your transition to the dark side will be complete "
                                   /
(http://www.ameridane.org/holyjoe/images/palpatine.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 17, 2008, 07:16:23 pm
Like, a black cloak Emperor look, or an elaborate Chancellor Palpatine look?

Return of the Jedi style Emperor complete with facial appliances. She loves Palpatine and can do his voice pretty well, but she will never admit to it in public, unfortunately.

yeah, aren't we just talking about a hooded graduation gown here?






"Accept this diploma, and your transition to the dark side will be complete "
                                   /
(http://www.ameridane.org/holyjoe/images/palpatine.jpg)

You'd be surprised how hard it is to find the right fabric though.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on April 17, 2008, 07:18:26 pm
Wasn't the actor in Empire actually a woman originally?  With Chimp eyes or something?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 17, 2008, 07:23:51 pm
Yeah, they ended up replacing her with Ian McDiarmid when they released the 2004 versions. Except for the fact that he's wearing his gray robes from Revenge of the Sith, is a bit heavier and blows the original script's continuity through Lucas's bad re-writing, it works better.

That man was skinny as hell in in the 80s, apparently, because he looks HEALTHY now.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on April 18, 2008, 03:37:55 pm
HAY SUU ARE YOU AT COMIC CON?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on April 18, 2008, 03:49:25 pm
Yeah, they ended up replacing her with Ian McDiarmid when they released the 2004 versions. Except for the fact that he's wearing his gray robes from Revenge of the Sith, is a bit heavier and blows the original script's continuity through Lucas's bad re-writing, it works better.

That man was skinny as hell in in the 80s, apparently, because he looks HEALTHY now.

Some old people do wither and become more thin over time, so it's not impossible that he might have been heavier then...

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 18, 2008, 04:15:34 pm
HAY SUU ARE YOU AT COMIC CON?

I leave tonight at 7:25pm on the Amtrak Regional. I don't actually hit the floors until 9am tomorrow. For both Saturday and Sunday I'm at the 501st Legion table from 9am-1pm, then I'm on the floor in costume from 1pm-5pm.

Yeah, they ended up replacing her with Ian McDiarmid when they released the 2004 versions. Except for the fact that he's wearing his gray robes from Revenge of the Sith, is a bit heavier and blows the original script's continuity through Lucas's bad re-writing, it works better.

That man was skinny as hell in in the 80s, apparently, because he looks HEALTHY now.

Some old people do wither and become more thin over time, so it's not impossible that he might have been heavier then...



Makeup ftw.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on April 18, 2008, 04:25:01 pm
SUU GO TO TABLE CC33 (whereevr that is) ANSAY HI STEVE ELLIS FROM NICHOLE  GARBER
and if hes not there...LEAVE A NOTE SAYING HI STEVE ELLIS FORM NICHOLE GARBER

...if you are bored that is...and stuff..
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 18, 2008, 04:25:50 pm
Who is Steve Ellis?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on April 18, 2008, 04:31:49 pm
lol one of my professors from last semester

the he left us to go back to NYC :(
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 18, 2008, 04:32:36 pm
okay...as long as he's cool.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on April 18, 2008, 04:36:27 pm
best teacher EVAR :(
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 18, 2008, 04:37:31 pm
Awesome. I'll swing by for you...when I'm out of costume. Don't worry.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on April 18, 2008, 04:45:05 pm
scatter brained teacher dont remember who i am prolly anyway.

anyhoo,
do they hire you guys for these things?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 18, 2008, 05:01:18 pm
It's a volunteer opportunity.

We give them at least 4 hours of our time a day, and we get in for free, get fed for free, and get to skip ahead of lines in a conventions of 65,000 people. The table duty I'm doing is in addition to my volunteer time, but it gives me something to do and meet new people and such so I can get an Empire City Garrison patch for my hoodie and trade a New England Garrison one.  :evil:

Plus I'm part of my garrison command team, so the more I schmooze, the better it makes me and the NEG look and the better chance I have to get invited back for cooler more exclusive events by other garrisons. I know some people who have marched in the Tournament of Roses, gone to Skywalker Ranch, done escort duty for celebs at shows, been on talk shows, etc.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on April 18, 2008, 05:03:11 pm
FREE FOOD.

thats a good reason for ANYTHING
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 18, 2008, 05:15:32 pm
Damn right.

I'm also staying at a friend's apartment. So my board is free.

The only think I paid for was one-way on the train, because I had Amtrak points for the other.  :mrgreen:



-Suu
The best things in life ARE free. Especially food.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 22, 2008, 08:03:38 pm
Costume pics...My officer jacket has pretty much completely fallen apart, but this gun was totally worth it:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc315/vbandms6/NYCC%202008%20Day%202/IMG_5780.jpg)

And Mirax Terrik:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/NYCC%2008/102_1492.jpg)

Holster is by Nyghtcraft for those Bostonites who may know Ashton.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/NYCC%2008/102_1487.jpg)

Steve Sansweet and I. (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Steve_Sansweet )

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/NYCC%2008/102_1493.jpg?t=1208890749)

The coolest and sexiest fucking Star Wars maquette ever.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on April 22, 2008, 11:14:05 pm
Christopher Lee would fucking anyone.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 23, 2008, 02:26:52 am
Costume pics...My officer jacket has pretty much completely fallen apart, but this gun was totally worth it:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc315/vbandms6/NYCC%202008%20Day%202/IMG_5780.jpg)


 :fap: :fap: :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on April 23, 2008, 04:18:50 am
POST MOAR COSTUME PICS PLZ!

(cause i like your eyes stuff. it's neat)

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 23, 2008, 02:36:41 pm
Costume pics...My officer jacket has pretty much completely fallen apart, but this gun was totally worth it:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc315/vbandms6/NYCC%202008%20Day%202/IMG_5780.jpg)


 :fap: :fap: :fap:

That was my reaction when I was given the gun too.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 23, 2008, 04:00:40 pm
Here you go, CS:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc315/vbandms6/NYCC%202008%20Day%202/IMG_5781.jpg) I do my makeup really well when I know I'm going to be in costume that warrants a lot of pictures for a reason.

Here's some of my older stuff for you though...

My Elegant Gothic Lolita...
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/lolita06.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/lolita06_sit.jpg)

My Elegant Gothic Elizabethan Lolita (the only costume that has actually yielded me a prize to date.)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/liz_lolita.jpg)

And it's evolution into a full costume...
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/reflection.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/elizabethan.jpg)

My Byzantine. The most comfortable garb I have. The blue 'brocade' trim is really a shower curtain I butchered:
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/byzantine1.jpg)

I don't have pics of me in the full Italian Renaissance that I actually like, nor my Roman, but I'm planning a shoot eventually within the next few weeks at LEAST with those two since the weather has finally broken. My Elizabethan got destroyed when my sister lived with me, and needs a serious dry cleaning to get the incredible wrinkles out of the silk velvet.  :x But I wanted to do a full on shoot with that in the fall when I can get all the makeup on. I'll probably wear it to King Richard's and make people think I work there or something.

I've also done a shitty Arwen:

(http://kaousuu.net/arwen/mc2003-1539.jpg) That's since been long sold. Eventually I want to try it again, but it was the first dress I ever really sewed, and I had ZERO experience points with the sewing machine. I made a whole website about it here: http://kaousuu.net/arwen/index.htm

I've done way too much to post, a lot of them are really shitty and archaic. So I don't want to post them. Except for this because it's way too lulzy:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/stormer.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: hunter s.durden on April 23, 2008, 04:15:04 pm
Suu, I'll respect you more if you use authentic mercury-based cosmetics like they did back in the day.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on April 23, 2008, 04:42:32 pm
Fucking Stormer!
RAH!

those are awesome! the elizabethan stuff is truly outrageous though. (that's right, i said it)
i have yet to make any kind of costume. i've only taken others and made them into something that should not exist.

but most of my crap is just weirdo "goth".. i guess, shit.

hard to get pics of me that aren't blurry though.
i do not stand still for anything.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 23, 2008, 05:11:57 pm
They washed their face with mercury, actually. It was like a chemical peel that got rid of the dead skin caused by the lead foundation and gunpowder eyeshadow.

I've done my research, trust me.

In the 1500-1600s, makeup consisted of the following:

concealer = melted candle wax. This filled in the fine lines and wrinkles caused by the damage to the skin from the rest of the cosmetics. Also scars from disease.
foundation = egg whites and lead powder
eyeshadow = gunpowder/antimony (it's sparkly)
lipstick = vermilion, also toxic because it's a compound based on cinnabar, aka, mercury ore.
blush = cheap wine or berry juice
eyeliner = Egyptian kohl (we still use this today) and arsenic (still in most makeup today too, which is why you should throw it out after 6 months, no matter how often you've used it.)
Hair dye = Lemon juice, lye, and uh...human urine. (Women would do ANYTHING to have red or blonde hair.)


I've actually played with Roman makeup before, it's less damaging because they were obsessed with smooth skin (though it's noted they still used lead a lot, but the dangers weren't known until recently on a historical scale):

Face and arms: White chalk powder (they were usually naturally tan, so to be pale was very exotic and desired.) Chalk gives your skin a very soft smooth feeling, but it dries it out pretty quick too, which helped counteract perspiration.

Eyes: ash or saffron for shadow, kohl for lining, and burnt cork for mascara and brows, this gives a really ridiculously dramatic look, in my opinion, but for them it was the height of fashion, especially with the pale face. Applying eyeliner in the 'Egyptian' style was the way to go, not only did they consider it beautiful, but it helps control the glare of a strong Mediterranean/Middle Eastern sun. This was practiced pretty much all over the known world at the time by both men and women.

Cheeks and lips: typically a red ochre or the last thick drops in a bottle of wine.

And unlike the later European women, instead of attempting to dye their hair, they just made wigs from the scalps of the barbaric people from the North who HAD blonde and red hair. they would curl it and braid it into their own like cornrows for exotic streaks and highlights.

When I do my Roman costume shoot I'll try to rock the full makeup, but it's not something I really want to go out on town with, if you know what I mean. It's just....not attractive by our standards.





Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 23, 2008, 05:21:21 pm
...I neglected to mention that I actually HAVE tried vermilion on my lips.


D/N/T!

It tingled and burned something fierce, so I washed it off rather quickly and tried not to lick my lips for a while. However, the results are much like getting a plumping lipstick in a soft red color. Do that, ladies...DO NOT PUT MERCURY ON YOUR LIPS. I AM A SLAVE TO MY WORK.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on April 23, 2008, 05:33:39 pm

foundation = egg whites and lead powder

Even today, Geisha who are trying to be v. traditional use a similar compound, but with nightengale droppings to provide the white. 

There are also tribes in Africa who use cow urine for the hair dyeing, similar to the method you mentioned.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 23, 2008, 05:51:53 pm
I've done the egg whites before too. That yields some very impressive results. It tightens the skin and gives it a unique shine and a nice base to apply stuff onto. It also washes off easily with soap and water, taking everything with it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Nast on April 24, 2008, 12:28:26 am

foundation = egg whites and lead powder

Even today, Geisha who are trying to be v. traditional use a similar compound, but with nightengale droppings to provide the white. 


Geisha's face powder was originally also lead based, but they switched to rice powder and other makeup alternatives (like nightingale droppings) when they figured out that lead causes health problems.

Geisha also apply crystallized sugar to their lipstick, which was made out of safflowers, to give it a lovely sheen.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on April 24, 2008, 04:34:03 am
that's uh.........










really fucking frightening when you think about it.
(maybe not egg white, but the rest)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 24, 2008, 07:31:53 pm
Never done the bird shit...Mercury lipstick yes, gunpowder eyeshadow yes. If I could get a hold of lead powder I would probably try it once too. Just to say that I've done it, then rush myself to the hospital.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on April 25, 2008, 12:42:47 am
I want to say it's only lead oxide that's white.

Also; cumulative poison, so once it's in yuo, you're kind of hosed.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 25, 2008, 02:25:39 am
I'm toxic? That's hawt.

Also:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/jainasaber.jpg)

The beginnings of my Jaina Solo saber.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 28, 2008, 04:31:54 pm
Functional lightsaber, bitches:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Lightsabers/102_1518.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Lightsabers/102_1515.jpg)

My homemade Jaina Solo is blue (it's supposed to be purple, but they don't make purple LEDs. This is the darkest I could get), my Master Replicas Vader is red. The weight difference is ridiculous. Same with the intensity of the blade. I can actually fight with the Jaina once it's finished and the blade is removable. I just need to add one last accent piece.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on April 28, 2008, 04:50:09 pm
Functional lightsaber, bitches:

cool, does it both cut bread and toast it at the same time, like the one in the HHGTTG movie?

cause that would be, you know, useful
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 28, 2008, 04:54:19 pm
And more!

I can make julienne fries!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on April 28, 2008, 04:59:41 pm
:yawn:

Let me know when you can make Julienne Moore with it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 28, 2008, 05:12:01 pm
That takes an extensive mastery of the Dark Side of the Force....few more weeks. Tops.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on April 29, 2008, 07:31:18 am
Functional lightsaber, bitches:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Lightsabers/102_1518.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Lightsabers/102_1515.jpg)

My homemade Jaina Solo is blue (it's supposed to be purple, but they don't make purple LEDs. This is the darkest I could get), my Master Replicas Vader is red. The weight difference is ridiculous. Same with the intensity of the blade. I can actually fight with the Jaina once it's finished and the blade is removable. I just need to add one last accent piece.

A) HAWT!
B) purple LED's, gitcher purple LED's here! http://www.futurlec.com/LED/LED5PU.shtml
Title: what do you mean no subject was filled in?!
Post by: Suu on April 29, 2008, 04:14:33 pm
Unfortunately that's not the kind of LED used:

(http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Assets/ProductImages/781.jpg) This is.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on April 29, 2008, 05:05:41 pm
im pretty sure it could be wired to that... stuff.
i'll ask mr squid what would work best and let you know
he's the electroniques mr wizard guy
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 02, 2008, 07:20:33 am
ran into a snag.
tryin to find a bulb bright enough to light up the whole... uh....    stick/tube?


will keep looking though.

super geeks cannot fail!





or we can and then we hang our heads in shame.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on May 02, 2008, 03:04:14 pm
That is fucking bad ass.

I wanna learn how to make my own lightsaber...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 02, 2008, 03:28:14 pm
ran into a snag.
tryin to find a bulb bright enough to light up the whole... uh....    stick/tube?


will keep looking though.

super geeks cannot fail!





or we can and then we hang our heads in shame.


Purple emits the second lowest amount of light of all LEDs next to UV, which is invisible to human eyes. This is why I had to go with royal blue.  :cry:

That is fucking bad ass.

I wanna learn how to make my own lightsaber...

When you're ready, let me know. I can help. Go pick out what you want from here: www.thecustomsabershop.com

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cain on May 02, 2008, 03:31:05 pm
Hah, I know some guy from another forum who claimed he made hundreds of pounds making custom lightsabres.  Enough to buy designer watches etc...

Dream on buddy, dream on...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 02, 2008, 03:39:22 pm
Um...people do. Especially Parks and this guy in the UK that does amazing custom metal work that he anodizes in different colors.

The Custom Saber Shop guy, Tim, does all the machining himself, but he sells at very reasonable prices. I think he can build a rig for you, but usually my friends and I just get the parts and put it together ourselves. My Jaina saber cost me about $150, which I only paid like $20 of since it was a costume barter.  :digtbk:

I make officer costume, I get lightsaber.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cain on May 02, 2008, 03:42:05 pm
Yeah, but this guy claims its his only income, and that he makes enough from it to live much better than the average person.  :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 02, 2008, 03:53:02 pm
Yeah, but this guy claims its his only income, and that he makes enough from it to live much better than the average person.  :|

I don't know about that...I know www.parksabers.com became that way. He now outsources to China.  :argh!: Of course, he IS the designer of Mara-Jade's lightsaber that was given to Shannon McRandall to pose with in all of her cover shoots and cards. He's actually allowed to offer it for general sale now, which is why it's the first one on the page. However, I won't pay $400-500 for a lightsaber when he uses a dated technology and I can make one myself for less than half the price with parts from the Custom Saber Shop.





Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on May 02, 2008, 06:38:16 pm
cant you like...use a red and a blue together to get a purple...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 02, 2008, 06:51:42 pm
Light doesn't work the same way as pigment, unfortunately. Even by putting a purple filter over a white LED it STILL destroys too much of the light.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on May 02, 2008, 07:27:09 pm
Light doesn't work the same way as pigment, unfortunately. Even by putting a purple filter over a white LED it STILL destroys too much of the light.

no fred's right (she knows her colour theory), cause it sort of does happen to work that way for red and blue.

if you combine a red and a blue LED, you'll get some purple-magenta-ish.

in this case it's not a filter, it's additive.

especially if you think about the way it's supposed to be received by the eye, which has cones for red and blue frequencies of light (and green, but not for purple), it's going to be registered as a combination of red and blue anyway, even if you had a purple LED.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 02, 2008, 07:45:25 pm
The trick is to figure out a mechanism of sorts to work out having two LEDs, and I know very little about electronics, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on May 02, 2008, 11:27:12 pm
The trick is to figure out a mechanism of sorts to work out having two LEDs, and I know very little about electronics, unfortunately.

because if light would work the same way as pigment, it would have fit and would have required less knowledge about electronics? .. ?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 02, 2008, 11:42:50 pm
You can't just have loose LEDs in there, unfortunately. I posted a pic earlier in the thread of the type we use. And then of course, the casing is only SO big.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on May 02, 2008, 11:43:44 pm
so what's that got to do with pigment?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 02, 2008, 11:45:55 pm
It doesn't, it has to do with light emitting diodes.

What I'm saying is that you can't fit 2 LEDs into the casing, and when you do, a red light and a blue light together don't really work well into making purple. One half of the blade will be red, the other will be blue, and it will be kinda muddied purple in the middle.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on May 02, 2008, 11:56:17 pm
It doesn't, it has to do with light emitting diodes.

What I'm saying is that you can't fit 2 LEDs into the casing, and when you do, a red light and a blue light together don't really work well into making purple. One half of the blade will be red, the other will be blue, and it will be kinda muddied purple in the middle.

look, i believe you when you say that you can't fit 2 LEDs into the casing.

but if you mix blue light and red light, which is additive, which is different from a filter that which works subtractive, it's not going to be "muddied" purple, but purple with the combined brightness of the red and the blue light. because light doesn't cancel out other light (especially not if it's different frequencies).

true, this is not going to get you a purple lightsaber, but it's not because you can't mix any kind of colour using LEDs.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 03, 2008, 06:19:20 am
Welllllllll

Speaking as a mother

Mixing light doesn't work the same, at all, as mixing paint

And sometimes the results fucking suck. Unless you're using specific filters, you can't just expect blue and red to make magenta or purple, because you don't know what KIND of blue and what KIND of red. Also, like Suu said, sticking two differently-colored LED's into a device won't give you a device that is a blend of those two colors, it will give you a device that displays both colors. It might look cool, or it might look lame.

Don't even get me started with mixing glass, which combines the theories for mixing pigments, mixing light, and mixing reactive mineral colorants...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 03, 2008, 08:22:21 am
strangeness:


mr squid has a red light and a blue light right next to each other (yeah, they're led's)on his modular synth
we stuck a bottle of alcohol in front of it. you know, the clear but frosted looking plastic bottles, and the bottle lit up purple.

this may work for your light tube, and hell i think we have all the parts layin around here, it's always worth a try.
whats the diameter and length of this handle?

and we can always put a purple one together for shits and giggles too. like i said it's worth a shot.
<--likes a challenge
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on May 03, 2008, 10:06:53 am
And sometimes the results fucking suck. Unless you're using specific filters, you can't just expect blue and red to make magenta or purple, because you don't know what KIND of blue and what KIND of red.

if you're using filters, yes, this matters. because you're subtracting the filter spectrum from the source spectrum. i dont have experience using colour filters but i know you can mess up the colours with that and create strange effects.

but if you put two different coloured LEDs next to eachother, close enough, possibly with a little diffuse casing around it, their spectrums will add up, and in the case of blue and red LEDs, this will result in purple or pink. depending on the kind of blue and red, you'll get different kinds of purple or pink, but it'll have the brightness and clarity of both LEDs combined. as opposed to stacking filters.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 04, 2008, 03:19:36 am
I'll look into the diffuse casing, in the meantime...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/jaina_han.jpg)

The only pic I have so far. Daddy and daughter...Like Billy Ray and Miley but not really.  :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 04, 2008, 11:31:58 pm
Here's a finished shot of my lightsaber:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Lightsabers/102B1540.jpg)

And as of today, the last book was in fact spoiled for me.  :x I hate being a nerd.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on May 05, 2008, 12:00:53 am
shiny!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 05, 2008, 05:06:16 am
fecking swote!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 05, 2008, 05:19:24 pm
That's NIIIICE!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on May 05, 2008, 06:14:39 pm
I likes the shiny. :eek:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on May 06, 2008, 06:07:59 pm
Welllllllll

Speaking as a mother

Mixing light doesn't work the same, at all, as mixing paint

And sometimes the results fucking suck. Unless you're using specific filters, you can't just expect blue and red to make magenta or purple, because you don't know what KIND of blue and what KIND of red. Also, like Suu said, sticking two differently-colored LED's into a device won't give you a device that is a blend of those two colors, it will give you a device that displays both colors. It might look cool, or it might look lame.

Don't even get me started with mixing glass, which combines the theories for mixing pigments, mixing light, and mixing reactive mineral colorants...

I had an interesting talk with a teacher back when I worked in an art store.  He had come in to get Red, Blue and Green paint, and was planning to show his class how they made white when mixed together.

We had a big argument with me telling him it wouldn't work, and him insisting it would, and he should know because he's a teacher, blah blah blah... eventually we cracked them open and I "taught" him how mixing paints works.

AND HE'S FUCKING TEACHING OUR CHILDREN!!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 06, 2008, 06:58:12 pm
You can't make white OR black. It's impossible with pigment.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 06, 2008, 07:01:51 pm
You can't make white OR black. It's impossible with pigment.

(http://homepage.mac.com/kparlato/.Pictures/Fark/Cliches/waisis.gif)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 06, 2008, 07:09:06 pm
Can't make yellow either. It's a primary.


... :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 07, 2008, 04:51:53 am
You can't make white OR black. It's impossible with pigment.

(http://homepage.mac.com/kparlato/.Pictures/Fark/Cliches/waisis.gif)
That image is funny.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 07, 2008, 05:30:45 am
damn that gif is funny.

what's funnier is that a fucking teacher though you can make white from mixing colors.

can i get a DUH HYUK!





btw- was this a southern teacher?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on May 07, 2008, 05:32:09 am
damn that gif is funny.

what's funnier is that a fucking teacher though you can make white from mixing colors.

can i get a DUH HYUK!





btw- was this a southern teacher?

YOU CAN.  WHITE IS THE SUM OF ALL COLORS ADDED TOGETHER.

WORKS BETTER WITH LIGHT THAN PAINT, THOUGH.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 07, 2008, 04:18:46 pm
...I think I want to make a real Scarlet O'Hara style Southern Belle gown for no reason other than to say I have it.

Or.

Since the 'Elegant Gothic Aristocrat/Lolita" style is so popular with costumers now, I should twist it and make an elegant gothic Southern Belle.

"OH LAWD!"

Discuss.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on May 07, 2008, 04:33:15 pm
DO IT. NAO.
HOOOPSKIRTSSSSSSSS
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 07, 2008, 04:44:38 pm
Oh I has a hoopskirt.  :mrgreen: I'll need the proper corset though. And I don't mean a gothic dominatrix corset, I mean one that is tailored for the 1860s. Goodbye, floating ribs.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on May 07, 2008, 04:56:00 pm
btw- was this a southern teacher?

No.  Toronto.

But thats almost as bad.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 07, 2008, 04:58:59 pm
Southern Canada...lol.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 07, 2008, 05:11:29 pm
yeech.


and gothic lolita southern belle?
shit yeah!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 07, 2008, 05:24:03 pm
yeech.


and gothic lolita southern belle?
shit yeah!

of course, I'll risk people thinking I'm Mana (J-Rock Visual Kei performer/fashion designer) but if I design it right color wise and just spike my existing short hair out instead of trying for a wig, it has the potential to look amazing.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 07, 2008, 05:39:27 pm
You would pretty much have to make either Richter or Mr Suu a Rhett Butler outfit, though...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 07, 2008, 05:46:54 pm
I can see Richter rocking the top hat more than Mr. Suu...but Mr. Suu would wear the suit better. Hmm...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 08, 2008, 05:20:51 am
switch their heads.

you know.

like barbies.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Eve on May 08, 2008, 10:15:04 am
switch their heads.

you know.

like barbies.

I could never get them completely back together after doing that.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on May 08, 2008, 02:38:15 pm
I can see Richter rocking the top hat more than Mr. Suu...but Mr. Suu would wear the suit better. Hmm...

Fine, I'll do an effing steampunk gettup.
But ONLy as excuse for the top hat.

Where are my damn goggles...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 08, 2008, 03:49:55 pm
This ain't steampunk! This is 1860s Southern Plantation Livin'!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 09, 2008, 12:26:50 am
EPIC FAIL JEDI SUU:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/jaina/jainainvincible_shop1.jpg)

 :kingmeh:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on May 09, 2008, 12:32:02 am
switch their heads.

you know.

like barbies.

I could never get them completely back together after doing that.

you are a failure then
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Eve on May 09, 2008, 12:42:17 am
STFU Fred, nobody asked you. :argh!:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 09, 2008, 02:50:18 pm
EPIC FAIL JEDI SUU:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/jaina/jainainvincible_shop1.jpg)

 :kingmeh:


You look like you're taking a massive dump.


Still, it's hawt, in a 2girls1cup sort of way.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 09, 2008, 03:13:48 pm
Coming from you, LMNO, I take that as a huge complement.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 09, 2008, 03:50:37 pm
By the way, we now have photographic evidence that you're a complete liar when you complain about body issues.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 09, 2008, 03:52:26 pm
Actually:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Picture026.jpg)

I edited my figure a bit. HAR!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 09, 2008, 03:54:39 pm
So, why didn't you give yourself bigger tits?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 09, 2008, 03:56:11 pm
It looked weird from that angle. I tried. After all, that pic is of me IN a padded bra.  :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 09, 2008, 04:08:47 pm
Well, I'd still hit it.




LMNO
-Knows that's not really saying much, but it's the thought that counts, right?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 09, 2008, 04:17:02 pm
Thanks....I think.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 09, 2008, 04:32:00 pm
Yes, it's a compliment.

I was just pointing out that I have myriad turn-ons.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 09, 2008, 04:34:23 pm
.........Lightsabers?  :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on May 09, 2008, 04:53:32 pm
A Jawa in an oven.
A mynock in a blender.
Both sound as sweet.
As a night of Sith-render.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 09, 2008, 04:55:37 pm
Hot chicks in space gear.


I blame Erin Grey.

(http://www.robotsandwrestlers.com/wp-content/uploads/ErinGray.jpg)


Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 09, 2008, 04:59:29 pm
Hot chicks in space gear.


I blame Erin Grey.

(http://www.robotsandwrestlers.com/wp-content/uploads/ErinGray.jpg)


I got to meet her last year.

A Jawa in an oven.
A mynock in a blender.
Both sound as sweet.
As a night of Sith-render.

 :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on May 13, 2008, 02:09:13 am
Hot chicks in space gear.


I blame Erin Grey.

(http://www.robotsandwrestlers.com/wp-content/uploads/ErinGray.jpg)




Was it Buck Rogers or Silver Spoons that did it for you, L?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 13, 2008, 03:21:12 am
Holy hell...I REMEMBER Silver Spoons.  :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 13, 2008, 05:56:11 am
Holy hell...I REMEMBER Silver Spoons.  :|

i dont wanna remember that show :(
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: AFK on May 13, 2008, 01:33:50 pm
All I remember is he had a bunch of toys and in one episode he "accidentally" hacked into, I think it was, the FBI's computer system. 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 13, 2008, 02:25:43 pm
Hot chicks in space gear.


I blame Erin Grey.

(http://www.robotsandwrestlers.com/wp-content/uploads/ErinGray.jpg)




Was it Buck Rogers or Silver Spoons that did it for you, L?

Buck Rogers, FOOL!

(http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/images/grey.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on May 13, 2008, 07:43:54 pm
Anyone seen Bea Arthur lately?  She's starting to resemble the hawk guy from Buck Rogers.

A lot.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on May 14, 2008, 02:37:04 pm
Dig...

Hawk:
(http://www.tvacres.com/images/hawk_small.jpg)

And, Bea:
(http://api.ning.com/files/UUEeUWW5l*mP1N9PnCam9lbCPyN0gA9uTSUOW*a7W4hY40C4vgKaAS6Hj4BisykINO4Nb*0hgBjb1CSfEoReQOdbA1Zgy6WV/BeaArthur_B25064_150x200.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 14, 2008, 06:02:41 pm
 :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 18, 2008, 02:33:24 am
Geeky update: My Jaina Solo costume was accepted at the formal level for the Rebel Legion...now that they have standards, of course. I'm the only one in the Legion worldwide who has a formal approval on that particular costume at the moment, and this makes me feel special.

I demand cake immediately.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Eve on May 18, 2008, 04:02:33 am
Cake for Suu
(http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2007-06/star-wars-max-rebo-cake.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 18, 2008, 05:45:46 am
Cake for Suu
(http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2007-06/star-wars-max-rebo-cake.jpg)

OMFG. MAX REBO CAKE.

I WANT.

NAO!


(Seriously...who can make this for me for my birthday?!)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Eve on May 18, 2008, 06:23:21 am
While I can't cook, I do bake decently well.. What do you think Max is made out of?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 18, 2008, 03:10:44 pm
Possibly rolled fondant...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 30, 2008, 06:56:25 pm
BEST COSTUME COMMISSION EVER


I get to make a Cinderella gown for Sabrina Blaze in two weeks for the Providence Pride Parade.  :eek:


Stay tuned to see if I can pull this off.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 31, 2008, 07:32:35 am
i have confidence in you.

plz post pix of finished costume
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 09, 2008, 03:59:49 am
To give you an idea of what kind of craziness I've gotten myself into this time...

Sabrina Blaze, a well-known local Drag Queen needed a gown for the upcoming Providence Pride Parade, and her seamstress recently had a stroke and can't sew anymore, so a friend of mine volunteered my services as someone with the know-how to sew.

When dressed, this performer has a height of 7'.  :shock:  So this is going to be a 7' tall Cinderella!

Here are the humble beginnings thus far after 2 days of sewing:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/cinderella1.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/cinderella2.jpg)

As you can see, cornflower satin and chiffon have vomited all over my studio...I need ribbon for the waistband of the skirt portion, as right now it's just tucked into the hoopskirt. It will be pleated nicely, and that's just the bodice lining because I want to get a better fitting before getting the whole thing together. It's loosely pinned in the back.

Unfortunately, the reason why the sparkle chiffon has that gap in the front is because I bought out the bolt at Joann's and I STILL DON'T HAVE ENOUGH. So we're trying 2 more stores tomorrow in Massachusetts to buy enough to get that last panel in so I can finish the skirt.

This all has to be done by the 19th. *dies*
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on June 10, 2008, 04:52:57 am
Still looks beautiful, Suu.  Can't wait to see the finished product!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 10, 2008, 07:07:05 am
that is seven mother fucking feet of Cinderella!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 10, 2008, 04:34:15 pm
That is just... amazing. And kind of intimidating.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 10, 2008, 04:48:45 pm
I cannot wait to see the finished product, Suu! That is hardcore, especially that you are getting it done so quickly. Great work!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 10, 2008, 06:08:18 pm
I haven't slept a full night in about 3 days now.  :| I literally ran out of fabric, so a friend is bringing more to me tonight.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 13, 2008, 04:03:17 am
Bodice work...It's ready to be lined now. These are probably the best detail shots I can get with a camera phone. Lol.

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/Image041.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/Image042.jpg)

Front panel is inlaid with the beaded chiffon, and the bodice shell itself is a glitter satin.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 15, 2008, 05:58:56 am
I'll have some more pics of the dress tomorrow, but I listed some auctions of some of my handmade wares...

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmuchitsujo
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on June 16, 2008, 03:26:58 am
Nice stuff--and so how did you mess up the dress?  The zipper part, since you said you needed to buy a zipper.  Those are always hard, esp with chiffon.  Slipper satin even worse.

My mom taught me to sew when I was in 3rd/4th grade.  I also sew costumes, but haven't in a while.  Sewed my kid's spidey costume, sewed a fairy skirt, Winnie the Pooh as a bumble bee, Wilma and Fred Flintstone for my husband and I.  Lots of witches.  TONS of witches.

Anyway...I can't wait to see the costume fully sewn.  Looks like it's going to be kickass.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 16, 2008, 06:30:59 pm
I'm playing hookey from work today to get it mostly done.  :x The pattern is weird and doesn't seem like it will fit well, so I'm going to add a panel in the back.

Also, I actually purchased Liquid Stitch and Fray Check for the first time ever...if that tells you how this is going.  :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: AFK on June 16, 2008, 07:48:58 pm
Also, I actually purchased Liquid Stitch and Fray Check for the first time ever...if that tells you how this is going.  :|

frayed knot

 :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 16, 2008, 07:55:40 pm
Also, I actually purchased Liquid Stitch and Fray Check for the first time ever...if that tells you how this is going.  :|

frayed knot

 :D

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 17, 2008, 05:14:54 am
Updates...

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/Image040.jpg) knife pleating the skirt.
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/Image043.jpg) Teh bodice
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/Image044.jpg) Bodice close-up.

He doesn't like the sleeves...he wants more poof with elastic.  :| So once I'm done with the skirt, I gotta go back and redo the sleeves pending having enough fabric.

I also get to make a panel for the back of the bodice now, because the pattern is ridiculous.  :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 17, 2008, 06:43:15 am
he wants more poof....
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 17, 2008, 06:45:24 am
*shrug* Paying clients.

He's one of the top drags in the region. I can see why he would want to look spectacular.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 17, 2008, 03:48:51 pm
I can see how he'd want more poof, for the Cinderella look.

But, I gotta say, it is looking hell of bad ass! I can't wait to see it finished! Especially pics of him in it. :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Payne on June 17, 2008, 05:29:28 pm
I can see how he'd want more poof, for the Cinderella look.

But, I gotta say, it is looking hell of bad ass! I can't wait to see it finished! Especially pics of him in it. :D

WOMP would only spoil it by painting a 'tache on him.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 18, 2008, 03:52:42 am
I don't think I've ever cried as much in a project as this...AND IT'S NOT EVEN MY OWN TO CRY ABOUT! I think that makes it worse.  :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 18, 2008, 04:37:37 pm
I hope he's paying big bucks for that, no one should have to cry over work!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 18, 2008, 04:52:53 pm
All I know is that it'll be done tonight, and he's getting it and paying me for it tomorrow...and then I'm getting very drunk.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 18, 2008, 05:03:35 pm
All I know is that it'll be done tonight, and he's getting it and paying me for it tomorrow...and then I'm getting very drunk.

TITCM

I look forward to seeing pics, though.

I hope you still have your sanity intact, or at least that alcohol can retrieve it!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 18, 2008, 05:12:28 pm
I've started using a larger needle now, so breakage is down for now...I busted 9 needles in a 24 hour period, and hated my life.

It's just keeping an eye on the timing and thread tension now, because it's been wavering, and I've been threatening to kill a motherfucker.


OH GOD JUST BUSTLE AND SLEEVES AND HANDSEWING THE BODICE TO THE SKIRT NOW YAY!

Most recent shot:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image047.jpg)

I gotta sharpen out the pleats before I go and put the bustle over the sides.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 18, 2008, 05:24:22 pm
Holy crap, Suu, that is looking amazing. :eek:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 18, 2008, 05:51:23 pm
I'm getting so sick of looking at it it's disgusting. I have to see if I can find batteries at home so I can take GOOD pictures of it aside from my phone so it's easier to see the fabric differences.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 18, 2008, 06:25:31 pm
she'd better appreciate all the hard work you put into this.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 18, 2008, 06:29:01 pm
Oh the float is going to fucking win EVERY SINGLE AWARD during the Pride Parade on Saturday. I guarantee it.

D-Cup! Come down and go to Pride with me! We can hit on all the gay guys together and you can pretend to me my girlfriend!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 18, 2008, 06:45:42 pm
It's Saturday?

I will be in Montreal. I would've loved to come down otherwise :sad:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 18, 2008, 06:54:35 pm
Needle-breakage makes me want to scream and throw and cry. Fucking needles.

I have to take my machine in to the shop, the dogs aren't gripping the way they're supposed to and I don't know what's wrong. Also, something is wrong with my serger, and has been for a long time.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 18, 2008, 07:23:41 pm
I don't know if it's the dogs or the needle not linging up with the plate but OMFG sometimes I want to toss my machine out.  :argh!:

 I think I've gotten how to fix it down to a science now though.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 18, 2008, 07:57:32 pm
Tell Mr. Suu that you will continue to throw things at him and refuse to move until he provides you with a super duper heavy duty sewing machine. :lol:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 18, 2008, 08:06:20 pm
Tell Mr. Suu that you will continue to throw things at him and refuse to move until he provides you with a super duper heavy duty sewing machine. :lol:

He offered actually...Until he saw the prices of what an industrial machine goes for.  :x

At the rate I'm going though, my Singer will be burned out by the end of the year. It's AMAZING how well my Brother is still going considering how long I've had it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 18, 2008, 08:24:11 pm
I have a 1971 Viking Husqvarna that I've had since I was 20, and I love it, but I've never had it serviced so really if it's fucked up it's my own damn fault.

If you have a good place nearby, a used industrial machine might be a good way to go.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 18, 2008, 09:07:18 pm
I have a 1971 Viking Husqvarna that I've had since I was 20, and I love it, but I've never had it serviced so really if it's fucked up it's my own damn fault.

If you have a good place nearby, a used industrial machine might be a good way to go.

The combination of VIKING and a SHIT TON OF CONSONANTS is what keeps your sewing machine going strong. That's a nigh unstoppable force right there.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 18, 2008, 09:26:25 pm
I have a 1971 Viking Husqvarna that I've had since I was 20, and I love it, but I've never had it serviced so really if it's fucked up it's my own damn fault.

If you have a good place nearby, a used industrial machine might be a good way to go.

The combination of VIKING and a SHIT TON OF CONSONANTS is what keeps your sewing machine going strong. That's a nigh unstoppable force right there.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on June 18, 2008, 09:29:48 pm
I have a 1971 Viking Husqvarna that I've had since I was 20, and I love it, but I've never had it serviced so really if it's fucked up it's my own damn fault.

If you have a good place nearby, a used industrial machine might be a good way to go.

The combination of VIKING and a SHIT TON OF CONSONANTS is what keeps your sewing machine going strong. That's a nigh unstoppable force right there.

 :lulz:

I have the mental image of a weaponized sewing machine /  chainsaw hybrid. 
Somehow this makes sense to me.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 18, 2008, 09:32:03 pm
I have a 1971 Viking Husqvarna that I've had since I was 20, and I love it, but I've never had it serviced so really if it's fucked up it's my own damn fault.

If you have a good place nearby, a used industrial machine might be a good way to go.

The combination of VIKING and a SHIT TON OF CONSONANTS is what keeps your sewing machine going strong. That's a nigh unstoppable force right there.

 :lulz:

I have the mental image of a weaponized sewing machine /  chainsaw hybrid. 
Somehow this makes sense to me.

I need one of these, immediately. Mr. Suu would probably disagree.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on June 18, 2008, 09:43:38 pm
I'm going to need a 1920's vintage "Singer" (pref. a pedal - driven model), a Husquvarna chainsaw, and a machine shop.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 18, 2008, 09:47:56 pm
I am going to need a safe space to duck and hide, but with a good view.

This sounds simultaneously terrible and BRILLIANT all at once.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 19, 2008, 03:35:27 am
oh man, the bigger and heavier the machine

the more damage it does when you throw it.

 :eek:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 19, 2008, 04:40:35 am
I've only thrown the bobbin casing tonight...and I'm almost done.  :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 19, 2008, 05:46:40 am
sweet.

you know we demand pictures of the finished product.
also pics w/ queen in it.

cause girl, you know she's gonna look faaabulous
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 19, 2008, 06:35:58 am
I just broke my last machine needle.....................it's all by hand now from here on out, whether I like it or not.

Heh, I'll sleep when I'm dead.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 19, 2008, 03:28:28 pm
 :eek:

 :aww:

Godspeed to you.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 19, 2008, 03:29:53 pm
Right now it's inside out on my dressform at home with the waistband pinned to the inside of the bodice. I have to whip-stitch it together with embroidery floss when I get home.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 19, 2008, 06:01:50 pm
oh dear gawd.

i feel really bad for your hands right now.
as well as your sanity.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 19, 2008, 06:45:01 pm
I got a good pricked finger last night and got some blood on the white satin...if it wasn't for those Tide pens, I'd be dead right now.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 20, 2008, 02:04:20 am
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/100_1824.JPG)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/100_1820.JPG)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/100_1821.JPG)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/100_1822.JPG)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on June 20, 2008, 02:09:01 am
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/9thumbsup.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 20, 2008, 02:16:56 am
Please to pass me some of whatever you're drinking, sir.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on June 20, 2008, 02:17:55 am
WOOOT GO SUU
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on June 20, 2008, 02:18:39 am
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on June 20, 2008, 02:35:07 am
:banana: :jebus:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 20, 2008, 03:01:22 am
:thanks:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 20, 2008, 03:52:18 am
HOLY SHIT

thank Eris you're done.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on June 20, 2008, 04:15:11 am
Well, I think it sucks.*















*the opinions expressed in this post may not be based on fact.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 20, 2008, 04:40:34 am
Well, I think it sucks.*















*the opinions expressed in this post may not be based on fact.


Noted.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 20, 2008, 06:27:05 am
thats the tallest biggest cinderella evar!

please tell me the guy guuuuuuuuurl is black. it will make my image of this that much more spectacular
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on June 20, 2008, 07:56:33 am
thats the tallest biggest cinderella evar!

please tell me the guy guuuuuuuuurl is black. it will make my image of this that much more spectacular

Haha I've been imagining her as black the whole time.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 20, 2008, 02:38:06 pm
thats the tallest biggest cinderella evar!

please tell me the guy guuuuuuuuurl is black. it will make my image of this that much more spectacular

Nope. White. With 4" heels she's 7' tall.  :eek:

I'll get pics from the parade tomorrow, I'm pretty psyched about it now, plus, gays know how to party.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on June 20, 2008, 03:04:22 pm
Almost as much as Jews.


Please get pics of the Queen... She better be workin' it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 20, 2008, 03:27:19 pm
Need camera batteries...ASAP.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 21, 2008, 07:08:10 am
damn.
i was hopin for black.
it would so make that blue dress pop.

but shit. a 7 foot queen in a cinderella dress is a 7 foot queen in a cinderella dress.

she's gonna get noticed no matter what.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 22, 2008, 04:00:16 am
It was a total hit!

Here's some pics:

(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/sabrina1.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/sabrina2.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/sabrina3.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/sabrina4.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/commissions/sabrina5.jpg)

Videos on Youtube forthcoming.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on June 22, 2008, 04:14:16 am
Holy fucking shit. 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 22, 2008, 04:16:02 am
We had a small group near us that were geeking out over it the first time we saw him/her (we ended up running to the end of the parade to get more, thats why they are from both sides.) My friend was like, "You liked the dress huh? She made it." *points at me*

 :mrgreen: <------- gloat gloat gloat
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 22, 2008, 05:06:40 am
Videoooooooooooooos....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfvles4Jxp0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFG5-2jOSps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIdl9pwDocc
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 22, 2008, 07:05:25 am
holy jesus that's a giant queen.

and that shit fit perfect too.
good job Suu.

hope you made a pretty penny off of that
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 22, 2008, 06:49:51 pm
I have to admit...I wish all parades were like Pride parades.  :mrgreen: I like gay men shaking their scantily clad asses at me.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 23, 2008, 01:44:03 am
I have to admit...I wish all parades were like Pride parades.  :mrgreen: I like gay men shaking their scantily clad asses at me.

A-fucking-men.

That said:

HOLY FUCKING SHIT THAT LOOKS AWESOME :eek: You are bad-fucking-ass, lady!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 23, 2008, 05:27:10 am
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/rebecca/medic1.jpg)

Fucking velcro malfunctions.  :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 23, 2008, 08:35:29 am
(http://kaousuu.net/cosplay/rebecca/medic1.jpg)

Fucking velcro malfunctions.  :x
:fap: :fap: :fap: :fap: :fap: :fap: :fap: :fap: :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on June 23, 2008, 03:17:14 pm
What Nigel said!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 23, 2008, 04:02:36 pm
I've got more coming...I did a whole hour long shoot in that costume...in a studio...with no AC. So the red light helped hide the sweat, and really set the whole zombie-killin' mood.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on June 25, 2008, 05:41:37 pm
Wow, the Cinder really turned out so beautifully!  I really hope the $ made it worth it, though I can imagine the pride in seeing the costune worn over the weekend, too!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 25, 2008, 11:53:02 pm
Currently in pieces:

(http://www.theforce.net/swtc/Pix/comics/xwing/isard.jpg)

On deck:

(http://padawansguide.com/promo/anakin10_promo.jpg) For Mr. Suu
(http://members.shaw.ca/david.p.z.888/star_wars/pics/plo_koon.jpg) Unpaid Commission
(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/4/4b/A%27Sharad_Saleucami.JPG) Unpaid Commission

And an original design for Not Red Ame that I'm waiting on fabric for.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on June 26, 2008, 06:18:23 am
how much would you charge to make a replica of the Alex's outfit from A Clockwork Orange... to fit a two-year-old ?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 26, 2008, 02:44:12 pm
That depends on how much work it takes. In all honestly you could probably find 2nd hand baby clothes and do it yourself considering all it really is are white separates and suspenders...and the bowler.

No offense, but baby clothes are something I avoid unless they're pretty much shapeless. This is because kids tend to grow out of them before they're done.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on June 26, 2008, 03:16:05 pm
but i need teh codpiece! it isn't really that costume without the codpiece.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 26, 2008, 03:22:44 pm
Seriously thinking about how to pull off the codpiece for a toddler.  :|

I feel really dirty, thanks Vex. Thanks.

I dressed as Alex one Halloween in high school. I want to say that only the English teachers got it, and the principal made me lose the codpiece which was basically an athletic outer cup anyway since this was before my sewing days. I know my friends have pictures...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on July 01, 2008, 04:21:27 am
I was gonna say--they make xxs jock cups for kids for little league--can't you use one of those?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 09, 2008, 04:41:24 pm
Those Jedi commissions were dropped...don't ask. But they've been replaced with this:

(http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gtp/kurassier1.jpg)

Yes, a 19th century Prussian Kurassier's tunic. This is going to be fun fun fun... :x



Not Red Ame: drop me an IM when you get a sec. I know you lurk. I'll have Yahoo on today.

Title: SUU MADE THESE SKIRTS IN A CAVE! FROM A BOX OF SCRAPS!
Post by: Suu on July 13, 2008, 04:58:01 am
BEHOLD MY BOX OF SCRAPS™ SKIRT LINE!

I made 8 skirts in less than 2 days. 2 of them went to a friend in exchange for a sushi dinner.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/skirts/100_1909.jpg)

They're ALL ON EBAY, and they're all ONLY $15.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmuchitsujo
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 21, 2008, 03:07:35 am
LOOK AT ME! I'm fucking ROMAN bitches!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image083.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on July 21, 2008, 03:14:36 pm
Nice! Also, the hair is looking good.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 21, 2008, 06:59:47 pm
The hair is jet black.

BBL, shitting bats.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC on July 23, 2008, 01:05:34 am
The w1n just keeps on w1nn1n' in this fread. :mittens:

Also, gunchick photo. I had to check, yep spooged. Damn.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 25, 2008, 05:21:23 am
This is a LARP shirt for Not Red Ame, made out of hunter green dupioni silk:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1930.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1931.jpg)

It looks kind of frumpy, but everything does on a hanger...When I put it on my dressform it looked like a maternity shirt.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 25, 2008, 09:08:13 am
NICE SHIRT.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Not Red Ame on July 27, 2008, 02:28:22 am
now all the LARPers are going to make fun of me  :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 27, 2008, 05:59:47 pm
No way, dude...they're going to be jealous of your amazing shirt!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on July 28, 2008, 08:04:50 pm
Everything does look frumpy on a hanger, so it looks kinda frumpy. But imagining it on a person--it looks like it will be gorgeous!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on July 30, 2008, 06:32:50 am
now all the LARPers are going to make fun of me  :x

no, everyone else will make fun of you.

HAW HAW
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 05, 2008, 05:13:50 pm
D-Cup: I'm going to need an assistant this weekend. Feel up to the challenge? I can't pay you, but I can cook...something.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 05, 2008, 05:46:19 pm
D-Cup: I'm going to need an assistant this weekend. Feel up to the challenge? I can't pay you, but I can cook...something.

Hell yes. Especially if there's any chance in starting in on my hat. Either way, I will gladly drive down. Saturday?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 05, 2008, 07:51:55 pm
Saturday works. It's just that I have a pile of freelance work I have to get done now for CW and on top of that two more commissions that need to be finished, including the Prussian Officer which I have a hard deadline for (The 22nd, and I get paid to hand-deliver it to Manhattan.  :fap: ) It's also the same pattern for the man's Imperial Officer tunic, so I can show you how that works, and you get to see me make button holes.

...Fuck, I still need buttons and dark blue trim.  :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 10, 2008, 04:53:32 am
Two! Two apprentices!

AH AH AH!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image113.jpg)

HAY CHECK OUT WHAT DCUP MADE TODAY!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image115.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Eve on August 14, 2008, 06:34:58 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image115.jpg)

 :fap: :fap: :fap: :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 28, 2008, 05:35:03 am
MOTHER PRUSSIA!

An Edwardian military coat loosely based on a Prussian Curassier (Before ironing):

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image123.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image124.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image127.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image126.jpg)
Insanity lining...
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image128.jpg)
Insanity black pleats...ARGH!!!! Even looking at this makes me pissed.

Here's some better shots with a real camera...:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1955.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1954.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1953.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1950.jpg)

I got REALLY lucky with finding those buttons. I had a bitch of a time looking for something suitable and these just happened to have the German Coat of Arms, even say something in German that I forgot to write down so I could accurately translate.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on August 28, 2008, 06:02:56 am
Ooh, VERY spiffy, Suu!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on August 28, 2008, 01:03:00 pm

I got REALLY lucky with finding those buttons. I had a bitch of a time looking for something suitable and these just happened to have the German Coat of Arms, even say something in German that I forgot to write down so I could accurately translate.

Gott Mittuns?
 :mittens:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on August 29, 2008, 09:52:53 pm
I've been off here way too long. Suu, that is freaking gorgeous!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 31, 2008, 05:58:48 pm
Mr. Suu and I are planning an epic takeover at Anime Boston (With special guest appearances at SMF):

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/subzero.gif)(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/scorpion.gif)(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/a1.gif)(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/smoke.gif)(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/noob.gif)

 :lulz:

Now we just need more losers to do this with us. Though I think if we could get everyone to be about the same height/build for Anime Boston, that would be impressive.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 04, 2008, 08:08:01 pm
OH HELL YEAH BURGERCON 2008! THE BIGGEST DRAGONCON PITY PARTY IN WALTHAM, MA!

(http://501neg.com/photos/albums/userpics/10205/normal_burger_con_7.jpg)

Yes, some of us actually showed up in costume for this.

(http://501neg.com/photos/albums/userpics/10205/normal_burger_con_12.jpg)

I cheered on Captain Hammer with my duct-taped groupie attire:

(http://www.marmontianderson.com/photos/albums/jodipix/burgercon/burgercon/normal_IMG_2671.jpg)
(http://www.marmontianderson.com/photos/albums/jodipix/burgercon/burgercon/normal_IMG_2676.jpg)
(http://www.marmontianderson.com/photos/albums/jodipix/burgercon/burgercon/normal_IMG_2672.jpg)

We ate, we drank, we watched bad Star Wars porn, Dr. Horrible, and Rocky Horror. It was quite possibly the funniest fucking things I've ever done.

Oh yeah, we got convention badges too.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on September 05, 2008, 07:25:10 am
wow

 :lulz:


this shit is great!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on September 05, 2008, 07:35:31 pm
*wondering about the bad Star Wars pr0n*
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 05, 2008, 07:37:45 pm
Oh it was bad. The attempt at a plot was bad enough, the rest of it was just anal and a woman going to the Darkside by swallowing.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 06, 2008, 01:02:51 am
I have from now until tomorrow morning to get a Jedi costume done...well, in this case, "Dark Jedi", because some spags backed out of an event tomorrow.  :argh!:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 06, 2008, 04:56:25 am
After about 2 hours of actual work with NO pattern:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1959.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1960.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on September 06, 2008, 06:17:33 am
Niiice.  Do you make your own patterns yet?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 06, 2008, 06:27:00 am
Meh, a Jedi costume is a T-Tunic with funky things on the shoulders.

However, I gave up because my sewing machine refused to stitch anything that didn't spew thread all over the place. Lesson learned: People need to stick to their commitments, because I can't always be the hero.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mangrove on September 06, 2008, 05:26:53 pm
*wondering about the bad Star Wars pr0n*

it also suggests that there's such a thing as good star wars porn.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on September 08, 2008, 06:31:11 pm
Oh it was bad. The attempt at a plot was bad enough, the rest of it was just anal and a woman going to the Darkside by swallowing.

How old was this movie, and what was it called?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on September 08, 2008, 08:12:55 pm
Holy crap bad Star Wars pr0n. I feel like I missed out. :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 09, 2008, 04:49:10 am
Oh it was bad. The attempt at a plot was bad enough, the rest of it was just anal and a woman going to the Darkside by swallowing.

How old was this movie, and what was it called?

It was just called PORN WARS.

Cover(NSFW): http://pornstars.ur-contact.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/a98327_xlf.jpg
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on September 11, 2008, 12:35:12 am
"CUM JOIN THE FORCE!" ?  :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 11, 2008, 01:00:32 am
Ohhhhh yeah. It was soooo trashy. They feathered the cuts on the green screen too, so it looked like people were fading off into the background, which were usually copyrighted fantasy landscape paintings.

There was a group of like 12 of us in this room, and all we did was sit and laugh.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Dark Monk on September 11, 2008, 10:49:39 am
Avid Star Wars geek myself, I looked that up and it was hilarious.
Off the subject of cheesy space related porn that I just can't seem to turn away from...
You think you could make something like this for less than the cost on the site?
The problem with the clothing style I like is that there is no demand for such and the prices are amazingly stupid. Maybe. It's only stupid because I don't make that much money and I desire. Or that somehow I hate paying for things...
Anyways, THIS!

http://shrinestore.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=434&osCsid=f258fdaebbe4292067652c4f5137c2bc

General gothyness and price flabberghastery, but I love it so. I especially love this

http://shrinestore.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=53&products_id=117
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 11, 2008, 06:35:43 pm
Oh god...I hate Vash coats.  :x

And I couldn't make it cheaper. I'd charge probably about $300-$400 simply because of the amount of time I would have to put into the thing.

Pants I suck at, I won't lie, and that type of fabric alone will start in the $20s.You'll need about 3 yards, plus lining, plus the notions, plus my time. I'd charge like $150-$200 if I hand-made those.

So yeah, you're better off with getting shit made overseas for 2 cents an hour when it comes to this sort of thing. Try eBay for the coat though, Hot Topic sold them for a while and I'm pretty sure it's the same manufacturer.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Dark Monk on September 11, 2008, 06:39:07 pm
Yeah, we don't have any good Hot Topics here. They aren't like they were 5 years ago, now they're pretty much "Emo Topic" Lol. Reminds me of the emo kid song... I find the whole situation frustrating though, while I do love those clothes, I can't afford them and my apartment. I live in California, and my rent is 1200 a month.
And it's hard to find sizes that fit me, because I'm 6 feet tall and 120 pounds lol
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on September 12, 2008, 04:34:09 am
Suu is certainly correct here.
Those fabrics are not cheap and the labor would be a nightmare.
I would say her prices are fair and the website is cheap.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Dark Monk on September 12, 2008, 01:14:53 pm
Of course, but relatively to the money I make, expensive lol
Need moar educations for moar moneys. But it costs money to get an education and the taxes are higher when you make more money...destructive circle I say.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 12, 2008, 05:41:25 pm
Of course, but relatively to the money I make, expensive lol
Need moar educations for moar moneys. But it costs money to get an education and the taxes are higher when you make more money...destructive circle I say.

WORD. Dude...WORD.

I'll do some google-fu and see if I can find you some affordable clothing. Sorry I couldn't be of help, but I can probably find you something.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 16, 2008, 04:07:41 am
CAPTAIN RED BULL! HO!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1979.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1980.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1981.jpg)

All Mr. Suu's work...he put together the kit, he did all the painting. Just need to attach the chin strap and he's ready.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on September 16, 2008, 05:08:36 am
Holy crap. Nice!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Valerie - Gone on September 26, 2008, 06:08:05 am
Wow. If you guys ever have kids, they'll be like... mad-talented.

Also, that Prussian coat thing? Absolutely gorgeous.

This is going to sound really, really sad and cliche, but just out of curiosity, how much would you charge for a dress like this: http://www.serapii-kisu.net/deconstructed/anime/nqs/full_front.jpg (http://www.serapii-kisu.net/deconstructed/anime/nqs/full_front.jpg) or this: http://www.geocities.com/harpette2000/serena08.gif (http://www.geocities.com/harpette2000/serena08.gif)? Kind of embarrassing to admit, but I've wanted dresses like those since I first saw them on the show. I doubt I'll ever get something like them, I was just wondering about how much they would cost if I did really want them.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 26, 2008, 03:16:01 pm
Neo Queen Serenity would probably be easier, though I'm a fan of the weird one Prince Diamond puts her in when he's about to rape her.

You know I did an Emerald costume.  :mrgreen:  I want to redo it now and get a whole group together, since that season of Sailor Moon is pretty much forgotten by the convention going Narutards these days.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Valerie - Gone on September 26, 2008, 03:50:07 pm
Neo Queen Serenity would probably be easier, though I'm a fan of the weird one Prince Diamond puts her in when he's about to rape her.

You know I did an Emerald costume.  :mrgreen:  I want to redo it now and get a whole group together, since that season of Sailor Moon is pretty much forgotten by the convention going Narutards these days.
Really? I see Neo Queen's dress made out of like silk or satin so I would have though Princess's dress material, at least, would be easier to make and work with... I'm vaguely remembering the Diamond dress, but not much. Will need to go scout out a picture.

lol Awesome! That would be cool to get a whole group together. I've never done a con, at all, but it sounds like it'd be better to go with a lot of people and in costume.

How can anyone who watched Sailor Moon ever forget that season? It was like, the first one. And sad, too, at the end when Sapphire gets killed. It's when we get introduced to Rini! Seriously, I don't understand how people could forget that season. I'll admit that it's not my favorite one, but I do know it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 26, 2008, 06:45:59 pm
Neo Queen Serenity would probably be easier, though I'm a fan of the weird one Prince Diamond puts her in when he's about to rape her.

You know I did an Emerald costume.  :mrgreen:  I want to redo it now and get a whole group together, since that season of Sailor Moon is pretty much forgotten by the convention going Narutards these days.
Really? I see Neo Queen's dress made out of like silk or satin so I would have though Princess's dress material, at least, would be easier to make and work with... I'm vaguely remembering the Diamond dress, but not much. Will need to go scout out a picture.

lol Awesome! That would be cool to get a whole group together. I've never done a con, at all, but it sounds like it'd be better to go with a lot of people and in costume.

How can anyone who watched Sailor Moon ever forget that season? It was like, the first one. And sad, too, at the end when Sapphire gets killed. It's when we get introduced to Rini! Seriously, I don't understand how people could forget that season. I'll admit that it's not my favorite one, but I do know it.

R is the 2nd Season, actually. Beryl is the first season. Followed by Ann and Allen at the start of R, then the Blackmoon Family. After they changed the English voices when they got to dubbing S and SuperS, I wanted to kill a motherfucker and stopped watching it on TV, especially with the massive amounts of editing they had to do between Haruka and Michiru.  :roll:

GODDAMNIT, MY MOONATIC IS SHOWING!

If you're interested, I wrote a pretty kinky fanfic about the R season back when I was 16. I have it on the internets but I won't post the public link. PM me for it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Valerie - Gone on September 26, 2008, 10:59:59 pm
R is the 2nd Season, actually. Beryl is the first season. Followed by Ann and Allen at the start of R, then the Blackmoon Family. After they changed the English voices when they got to dubbing S and SuperS, I wanted to kill a motherfucker and stopped watching it on TV, especially with the massive amounts of editing they had to do between Haruka and Michiru.  :roll:

GODDAMNIT, MY MOONATIC IS SHOWING!

If you're interested, I wrote a pretty kinky fanfic about the R season back when I was 16. I have it on the internets but I won't post the public link. PM me for it.
Ohh, that's right. I knew it was one of the first two seasons, at least. I was annoyed when I found out that Haruka and Michiru were supposed to be lovers instead of cousins. Such BS... I want to get all the seasons in Japanese with English subtitles. I've heard it's more violent and just better in general.

lol That's ok! Let it all out, Suu.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 26, 2008, 11:12:29 pm
They cut a lot out of Sailor Moon entirely to air it on US television. When Sailor Moon goes to the UFO to free the rest of the Senshi, Rubeus actually has them crucified, but that was all cut out except for a few cels where you see the back of Rei's head.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Valerie - Gone on September 26, 2008, 11:23:12 pm
They cut a lot out of Sailor Moon entirely to air it on US television. When Sailor Moon goes to the UFO to free the rest of the Senshi, Rubeus actually has them crucified, but that was all cut out except for a few cels where you see the back of Rei's head.
Wow. Hadn't heard of that one. I understand about why they edited crap out, though. It was aired as an adult show there and here they aimed it at kids. Which is retarded, but...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 26, 2008, 11:32:06 pm
I wouldn't call it an 'adult' show, but more like a teen show. Japan gets away with more shit like that than we do though. They don't look at religion and sex being sensitive television subjects, especially in animation. Shit, Cartoon Network edited out the BLOOD in Gundam Wing when it first aired over here in 2000 on Toonami. (The Midnight Run, the predecessor to Adult Swim, showed it unedited, including profanity.)

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on September 27, 2008, 11:37:42 am
Adult Swim, when your 6 year old is horking his lungs out, is like an X trip for an inordinate amount of time.  When my kids are sick, I watch adult swim with them, and they don't get it, and all I know in my zombie state is that it's fucked up shit they probably shouldn't be watching.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Dark Monk on September 27, 2008, 11:44:53 am
Some of it isn't bad. When you hit Squidbillies or that stupidass Tim and Eric show, time to change the channel from the younger ones.
I miss the midnight run. It was only anime  :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC on September 27, 2008, 02:16:42 pm
CAPTAIN RED BULL! HO!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1979.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1980.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_1981.jpg)

All Mr. Suu's work...he put together the kit, he did all the painting. Just need to attach the chin strap and he's ready.
ZOMFG!1!1! :mittens: :mittens: :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 30, 2008, 09:51:53 pm
Something new to add to my resume...Wedding dress alteration:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2099.jpg) Making the pickup point for the bustle.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2097.jpg) No really, it's a fucking bitch to do. My arms are killing me.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2104.jpg) Test run with the button.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2105.jpg) And done.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2106.jpg) Side view.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image044.jpg) I now know what a groom feels like.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image043.jpg) Umm...At least it's the bag. She has yet to touch the dress itself. They sorta know that once something is on mommy's dressform, that it's off limits and learned the hard way too.

This is just the base layer too, I have a fucking beaded organza overlay/jacket to bustle and tweak next. I actually have to use my machine to adjust the sleeve length, and I'm fucking scared to death.  :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Dark Monk on September 30, 2008, 11:32:22 pm
I'd like to see a dress made out of the cat.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 01, 2008, 12:07:56 am
I'd like to see a dress made out of the cat.

I'd like to see a dress made out of your children.

Anyways, here's the overlay:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2108.jpg) Please pay no attention to the laundry in the background.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2110.jpg) I sewed loops of ribbon onto the appliques for the pick-up points. Easier to hide, yet elegant looking enough for when people see DO see them. I treated them with Fray-Check so they don't unravel.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2115.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2117.jpg) And DONE!
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2120.jpg)

I still have to shorten the sleeves at the shoulder seam, but pics of that really aren't necessary since you won't be able to notice.

And yes, that's a pillow taped in the front of the dressform. The dress is a size 20 and my form only goes to 12. Also, the dress won't drag when it's on a person and she's wearing high heels.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on October 01, 2008, 04:55:59 am
Suu, that looks effing GORGEOUS

You did a great job with it!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on October 01, 2008, 06:35:02 am
Ja. Das ist gut verk mein frauline.

I hate wedding dresses. Just being in the same room as one makes me nervous.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Valerie - Gone on October 01, 2008, 03:16:48 pm
Wow, Suu. That's beautiful. Truly.

Bet you deserve a drink after that...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 01, 2008, 04:54:20 pm
Oh, I had a drink. Lol. Like I said, all I need to do is take the sleeves up an inch and pray my machine doesn't eat the chiffon, and we're good!

Oh, and I'm not getting paid for this. Considering the amount of work I really did and the fact she doesn't HAVE a lot of money (which is why she didn't go to David's Bridal to begin with, my dress alterations cost more than the fucking dress!) I vouched a barter to be in the wedding party as a Royal Guard.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on October 01, 2008, 07:38:39 pm
srsly?  :lulz:
that's f-ing awesome.

you did a tight ass job on that shit though. wedding dresses are a pain in the ass just to keep white. anything nice i touch i instantly stain, no matter what.
and i like how you used a series of buttons instead of just one in the middle or that gay loopy thing that goes around your wrist. this looks like it will hold up a lot better.


Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 01, 2008, 07:56:05 pm
The gay loopy thing is on the dress, but not the jacket (right, that's a smart design...)

I had to go with buttons, because they don't seem to make those nice clear hooks that were used on my wedding dress anymore.  :|

Of course I had a French bustle on mine, which I tried doing and couldn't figure out for the life for me, so I went with the standard pickup, especially with the chapel train.

Best part is with the way I did the thread on the dress instead of the ribbon is that she can cut those right off and there will be little damage left to the actual shell.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Honey on October 02, 2008, 01:56:43 am
Gorgeous!  The detail work is so intricate.  You must be a perfectionist.  Your clients are very fortunate.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 02, 2008, 03:51:32 pm
That dress is absolutely stunning!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on October 02, 2008, 06:34:33 pm
RE: military uniform. No wool?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 02, 2008, 07:43:40 pm
RE: military uniform. No wool?

No wool. It would have added about $100 to the price and not suitable for summer wear like he needed it to be.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on October 02, 2008, 09:57:12 pm
Lovely wedding dress work--NOT easy, I watched my mom do it for my cousin (about the same size, I'd say, either a 16 or 18) when she was pregnant--shotgun wedding, the only way to fly in our family!

Anyway, LOVE that lace, but damn, between that and the satin, I feel your pain!  Bitches to work with, sersly.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on October 03, 2008, 12:09:12 am
How much would you charge to make me a kickass trenchcoat out of heavy canvas?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 03, 2008, 03:11:48 am
Suu presents: 13th century dress in a day, starring Leln!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2219.jpg)


12:30pm - Fabric Shopping
2:00pm - Cut underdress
3:00pm - Suu sews underdress while Leln and Richter cut dress
5:00pm - Suu starts on already cut dress pieces
6:30pm - Richter feeds us chicken teriyaki
9:30pm - Full completion

We need to pull up the underdress a bit more as you can see, other than that she's ready to go for next Saturday.

...I still don't know what I'm wearing.  :| My Byzantine is airing out, but I'm still going to try to make myself something Turkish this week.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on November 03, 2008, 09:31:57 pm
That looks great, Suu!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 03, 2008, 10:03:58 pm
Thanks! The color of the dress was fucking with our heads.  :x

It's actually a really dark green, but in some light it was black and completely dazzling us while we were marking the pattern lines.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on November 04, 2008, 04:10:37 am
Wow, speedy!  And lovely, as well!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 04, 2008, 04:18:36 pm
So I've decided to try to make a kilt.

 :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Dark Monk on November 04, 2008, 05:03:22 pm
I'd wear it proudly.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 04, 2008, 05:25:03 pm
Kilts are NOT easy, so I'm in the market for an accurate pattern and I'm going to get some cheap plaid from Wal-Mart or something for my first one. If it comes out good, I'm going to invest in my clan tartan from Scotland and go for it.

The 501st has a Kilted Trooper Brigade, most people buy their kilt from our supplier (We have our own tartan too!) but they're cool with us making or purchasing our own in different tartans.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Payne on November 04, 2008, 10:19:55 pm
http://www.kilts-n-stuff.com/Womens_Clothing/earasaid.html
http://www.potomacleather.com/Lassies-Wedding_Arasaid.htm
http://www.just2tailors.com/?category=Highlander_Clothing.Women~s.Arrasidh(Arasaid

^Traditional "Womens Kilt"(s), a variant of the mans Phila Mhor, which is much sexay, and far better than the Phila Bheg, the kilt that everyone thinks of as the real kilt (it's not).

A few different looks, too, so really it's whatever works for you, I think.

A woman shouldn't wear a Phila Bheg, as such, because the weight and depth of the pleats are very unflattering to a womans hips, a much lighter tartan skirt is much better.

The style of tartan you choose is not so important (ancient/dress etc), but normally, women would wear a much brighter tartan than the men, which equates to the modern dress tartan, but there are no hard and fast rules about this.

Normally, too, a woman would wear the same tartan as her husband. In these enlightened days, that's not even a rule anymore.

Dunno about any patterns for any of these things, it's really not my area of expertise, but hopefully it'll give you a clearer idea of what to look for.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Payne on November 04, 2008, 10:43:53 pm
http://www.tartanweb.com/tartanfinder.html

^for a bit of fun for anyone else, this will give you all registered tartans if you've traced you genealogy back.

http://www.scotweb.co.uk/newsite/tartan?id=N5MBAYDW

^more user friendly
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Dark Monk on November 04, 2008, 11:53:53 pm
Ah, the Celts and the Woads.
Pillaging and raping our way through Europe.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on November 05, 2008, 05:16:18 am
Very cool!  Found the McGill clan--that's my mother's mother's father's name.  :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 11, 2008, 07:49:52 pm
So I've decided to work on getting my online store live for Ancient and Medieval garb (I won't get into the fancy late period stuff without a srs bzns reputation and sewing machines likened to Panzer tanks.)

Offerings:

Men:

Undertunic
Overtunic
Leine
Under/over ensemble
Norman Pants

Women:

Underdress
Overdress
Under/Over ensemble
Chemise
Roman Stola

Unisex:

Byzantine Tunica
Byzantine Dalmatica
Roman Doric Tunica

Coming soon (mostly because I haven't actually made one yet and don't have existing pieces to model):

Roman Ionic Tunica (Greek Chiton)
Byzantine Stola
Turkish Salvar Pants



I hope Mr. Suu and Richter are feeling sassy this evening after work, because they're going to be modeling.  :evil:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Iason Ouabache on November 12, 2008, 05:36:29 pm
http://www.tartanweb.com/tartanfinder.html

^for a bit of fun for anyone else, this will give you all registered tartans if you've traced you genealogy back.

http://www.scotweb.co.uk/newsite/tartan?id=N5MBAYDW

^more user friendly
Weird. They have my last name even though it was originally an English name. I don't like the colors in it though.  Needs less red.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Darth Cupcake on November 12, 2008, 06:31:00 pm
I hope Mr. Suu and Richter are feeling sassy this evening after work, because they're going to be modeling.  :evil:


How could they NOT be feeling sassy?

Also, you know the drill. Pics, etc. :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 12, 2008, 08:17:08 pm
Mr. Suu was NOT sassy last night.  :cry: And it's hard to get both of them to do this. I'm going to have to wait until we can go outside one day or something. There's a great park on the Eastside of Providence with an old ass well in it, unfortunately it's November.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 29, 2008, 05:13:27 am
Suu presents: Project Constantinople! - The Late Period Chronicles

Right on. Since I was pretty much sewing all day between commissions, I decided to go ahead and start working on my 16th Century Ottoman Turkish garb. Now, since I'm of partial Greek descent, I should probably kill myself, but the artist in me really has wanted to pull off Ottoman garments for a while.

Why?

A: They're comfy
B: They're exotic
C: They're period for my sea-faring fop shrew of a persona.
D: NO CORSET
E: PANCE

Right on. First up is the gomlek. This layer is the underwear, constructed on white linen and machine embroidered scallop blackwork:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Project%20Constantinople/100_2235.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Project%20Constantinople/100_2233.jpg)

If I have enough time this week, I'm going to make a dark blue pair of salwar (hammer pance) and a burgundy entari (jacket) if I can get the frogs to do it in time for an event next weekend. This will be 'casual' wear, and I plan on doing a full-on formal getup for the ball in February.

If all goes to plan and I get a sufficient amount of money (har!) soon, my plan is to attend CostumeCon in Baltimore in May to present both my Byzantine and Turkish to the judges in the historical masquerade there. I still have to make a few more components for my Byzantine to be fully formal anyway, including a 5 yard or so chunk of linen to wind around my body like the Virgin Mary, but you know, what I do for my craft.  :roll:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 29, 2008, 05:51:18 am
Nice! I love the scalloped stitching, too.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 29, 2008, 05:54:26 am
Nice! I love the scalloped stitching, too.

Thanks! That was such a gamble trying that, but I really like the way it came out.

Also, I have 3 out of 5 skirts done for you!  :mrgreen: Need to find some more interesting fabrics...I couldn't find anything orange that wasn't horrible, but I'm going back in a couple of days, so we'll see.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 29, 2008, 06:04:30 am
Dude, awesome! I made your sister's leaf today, I can't wait to take it out of the kiln tomorrow and see if it's as garish as I hope it is.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 29, 2008, 02:53:42 pm
Haha! The more obnoxious for her, the better! I gotta run to Michael's soonish and get some jump rings and chains for them.

Have you BEEN in Michael's lately?! I don't know about your side of the country, but HOLY SHIT, totally renovated! The beading section is AWESOME.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 29, 2008, 03:28:19 pm
I made some heavy hammered copper jump rings that are fantastic with the leaves; you want I should send them with? They look fine with silver.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 29, 2008, 03:41:44 pm
Ooo awesome! Sure! I'm sure you saw what I did with mine with the wrapped copper wire, I ended up grabbing a chain from Michael's for it a few weeks ago and it looks soooo much better than on the hemp. Well, at least for me, because hemp makes my neck get all itchy.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 29, 2008, 03:54:34 pm
Oooh I think I missed teh copper wire!

I agree with you about hemp: I'm sure it's great after you've worn it for six months and it gets all soft, but who can wear it for six months?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 29, 2008, 04:00:12 pm
I just got the leaf out of the kiln and it's insane. The pink turned out more of a deep fuchsia than a hot pink, and the green is ZOMGFUCKINGLIME. It's actually a much better combination that I ever would have imagined... I put some silver on, which brings it down a bit and makes it look a bit more organic and refined.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 29, 2008, 04:06:23 pm
Because I just happened to have a digital camera, a bolt of dark blue fabric, and the leaf within arms reach of each other, you can see what I did! I took this without the flash, with the flash and it got totally washed out:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2236.jpg)

I get an INSANE amount of compliments on it, so whenever I can, I try to plug you as much as possible. If you want to send me a few business cards I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 29, 2008, 04:38:59 pm
Oooh it looks awesome! I will send you a stack of cards. :)

I don't know if it's just coincidence, but after I sent you that leaf I got a bunch of orders from your area, all new customers.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 29, 2008, 04:46:16 pm
It's possible, I would basically just rattle off your website if people asked about it. D-Cup, Eve, and I need to like walk around one day somewhere like at a mall or busy city and just whore you out. Plus I'll send cards to my family with the gifts which will help. I'll send you some of mine for my artwork, don't have any for the garb yet.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 30, 2008, 04:40:08 pm
This is the flag that took me all day yesterday to paint only for it to rain and snow today and the parade to be canceled:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2238.jpg)

Everything is free-hand except for when I used Richter's round shield to scale the Rebel logo, which looks more symmetrical in person and hanging straight of course.

Here's a wider shot to scale:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2239.jpg)

Acrylic on rayon, btw.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on November 30, 2008, 08:19:14 pm
cool! i like the colouring on the wave!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 01, 2008, 01:04:56 am
Thanks! It's a bitch to paint on rayon. Ugh.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 03, 2008, 02:13:18 am
Make your own spaggy gym bag out of a free X-Large T-Shirt!

Behold! T-shirt!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2240.jpg)

Cut off sleeves and neck. Turn inside out and stitch bottom and armholes shut. Roll hem the top to create a channel for drawstring cord.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2241.jpg)

Borrow Richter to install grommets.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2242.jpg)

Feed through 2 meters of cord, yank through cuts on each side seam evenly. pull through grommets, knot, and away you go!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2243.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2244.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on December 04, 2008, 05:18:46 am
clever
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 07, 2008, 06:41:27 pm
Richter and I are currently working on making him the most horrible shirt known to man.  :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 08, 2008, 01:52:47 am
HOLY SHIT WOMAN!

:mittens: X 100!!!

Also, PM me your address so I can send you your skirts. I only request that you model and take pics of them for me.  :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 08, 2008, 04:55:08 pm
I most certainly will! :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on December 08, 2008, 04:55:58 pm
Bonus points if you take pics of you wearing only the skirt.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 08, 2008, 06:48:39 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 11, 2008, 04:33:28 am
Jack of All Threads presents The Nigel Line™!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2250.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2249.jpg)

 :mrgreen:

The shiny one is the one that made me want to kill a motherfucker, and my machine was very VERY intolerable when making the orange one (go figure. I ended up naming it Little Orange's real name.) I apologize in advance for the mess.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Nast on December 11, 2008, 04:54:26 am
Gosh, so pretty!  :D
I think the shiny one is especially nice, even though it gave you hell to make it. Your efforts were well worth it!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on December 11, 2008, 08:35:01 pm
Those look great put together!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on December 12, 2008, 07:43:46 am
damn.
i have nothing to trade.
(that anyone in their right mind would want)

those skirts look like nice fabric.
and the leaves i would totally rock.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 12, 2008, 02:57:23 pm
damn.
i have nothing to trade.
(that anyone in their right mind would want)

those skirts look like nice fabric.
and the leaves i would totally rock.

It's okay. When we drive down in March we'll come over for a BBQ and jointly scorch meat together!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on December 12, 2008, 02:57:55 pm
Sex.





Just saying.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 12, 2008, 11:20:25 pm
Pork shoulder.





Just saying.

Yes.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 13, 2008, 07:10:27 pm
Jack of All Threads presents The Nigel Line™!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2250.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2249.jpg)

 :mrgreen:

The shiny one is the one that made me want to kill a motherfucker, and my machine was very VERY intolerable when making the orange one (go figure. I ended up naming it Little Orange's real name.) I apologize in advance for the mess.

DUDE those are fucking adorable! YAYYYYY! :)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 13, 2008, 07:11:00 pm
I am now  totally stoked. WOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on December 13, 2008, 10:55:03 pm
dude.

meat.

it's on.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 14, 2008, 04:49:16 am
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image011-3.jpg)

Today's 13th century dress is brought to you by, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image009-3.jpg)

Better pics to come when I get batteries.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 14, 2008, 05:09:23 am
That's HAWT.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 14, 2008, 02:55:10 pm
That's 100% linen! 9 bucks a yard!  :x

...But omfg, is it BEAUTIFUL FUCKING STUFF.

The next dress I'm making is out of cotton broadcloth. Even with all the shiny trim I'm going to be putting on it, it will never compare to the majesty of real linen.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 14, 2008, 09:51:14 pm
Heyyyyy fabric seems to be cheaper for you than it is for me! Where do you shop?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 15, 2008, 12:49:11 am
www.fabrics-store.com
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 15, 2008, 12:50:49 am
SWEET thank you!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 15, 2008, 04:50:21 pm
Got in the leaves!

My sister's is...HOLY HELL.  :lulz:

I wouldn't have opened them since you had them all wrapped really well, but I was super-curious, and I'm putting chains on them.

THANKS NIGEL! SKIRTS GO OUT TODAY!

My sister sorta screwed up on eBay and bought my brother an iPod, but had it shipped to my address on accident since she didn't update her account, so that's two things I gotta mail today. Then 2 dresses on Wednesday...and then my family get's their presents after Christmas wrapped in Kwanzaa paper, because I'm evil like that and do it every year.  :mrgreen:

Thanks again! You ROCK!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 15, 2008, 05:17:02 pm
YAY I'm glad they made it intact!

I will be working on your dolphin thingies shortly.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 18, 2008, 07:31:04 pm
My skirts came! And they're SOOOO CUTE! I love them!

Here is the first installment of me wearing them:

(http://sinmonkey.com/files/P1010089.JPG)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 18, 2008, 07:40:56 pm
#2 - Nigel gets retarded in the kitchen:

(http://sinmonkey.com/files/P1010094.JPG)

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on December 18, 2008, 11:15:47 pm
Is that your skirt-wearing pose?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Hoopla! on December 19, 2008, 12:23:58 am
Nigel, your kitchen looks awesome.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 19, 2008, 02:05:24 am
OMFG.

YOU'RE SO FUCKING CUTE!!!!!!

I'm so happy they got there this quick! I wasn't sure with the Holidaze and shit.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 19, 2008, 05:01:20 am
Thanks!

Yes, that is my skirt-wearing pose, apparently. :D

I love my kitchen very much. It has been in the same state of some cabinets having doors, and some not, for five years, and also I have partially painted several parts of it a variety of different colors.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 19, 2008, 05:02:20 am
I am totally fucking excited about the skirts, and cannot wait until it's not assfuckingly cold so I can wear them OUTSIDE.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Eve on December 19, 2008, 05:43:35 am
Nigel, I wish for more pictures of your kitchen. And/or house.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 19, 2008, 05:54:12 am
Well, shit then, I will take some! My house is crazy. It looks great from the outside, but from the inside it's... quirky.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on December 19, 2008, 06:52:33 am
We took all the doors off of our kitchen cabinets at home. Sometimes we say this is to make the room seem more "open," but actually it's because everyone in my immediate family shares a peculiar flaw: once something gets put behind a closed door, we completely forget that it exists.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 19, 2008, 06:58:31 am
I put some of the doors back on, only to discover that I HATE HATE HATE it when people leave the doors open. the easy solution is to take the doors back off again, of course, but I'm a stubborn bastard.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on December 19, 2008, 07:28:56 am
I put some of the doors back on, only to discover that I HATE HATE HATE it when people leave the doors open. the easy solution is to take the doors back off again, of course, but I'm a stubborn bastard.

A)i agree wholeheartedly
B) FUCKING BRILLIANT!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 22, 2008, 01:31:28 am
10th century Saxon gown:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2251.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2255.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2257.jpg)

Trims:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2253.jpg)

This is actually for a full-figured lady, but I threw my belt on there for the sake of the pics since my dressform is dilapidated and from the 1950s when all women were obviously 5'4" and 95lbs, but it goes to show how generally shapeless true early medieval clothing is.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Reverend Jeremiah on December 22, 2008, 01:52:34 am
Your skirts are so cute Nigel.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 23, 2008, 12:26:14 am
I love them!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on December 23, 2008, 05:04:29 am
Well, shit then, I will take some! My house is crazy. It looks great from the outside, but from the inside it's... quirky.

Nigel's house has a big game room, with heads mounted on walls. Except that instead of stuffed heads of bison and gazelle, the animals are alive and standing an another room with the wall with their head through a hole. And they can talk.

I've been there.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 23, 2008, 05:45:35 pm
Well, shit then, I will take some! My house is crazy. It looks great from the outside, but from the inside it's... quirky.

Nigel's house has a big game room, with heads mounted on walls. Except that instead of stuffed heads of bison and gazelle, the animals are alive and standing an another room with the wall with their head through a hole. And they can talk.

I've been there.
All true. Every word.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on December 23, 2008, 06:41:38 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Reverend Jeremiah on December 23, 2008, 06:53:58 pm
Hell..my home looks like a single wide trailer on the outside.. but on the inside it is a HUGE 3 story mansion..praise CHAOS!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 29, 2008, 06:26:16 pm
Collar detail for Richter's leine (9th-10th century massive Irish shirt) that I made him for Christmas. The blue beads are real lapis lazuli, and the red are glass beads I had laying around. Trim is machine done, but time was of the essence of course, but its still done in a way that would have been handsewn (and I got a bit sloppy at times, as you can see.  :oops:) Metallic gold thread, which would have been an embellishment taken from the Romans, and "woad" blue. Trim is on the sleeves and bottom hem as well. Beads are only on the collar.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2260.jpg)

No Richter, I didn't go digging in your closet, I took the pics before I folded it into the box.  :wink:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 29, 2008, 11:55:30 pm
Richter's Christmas Present:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2279.jpg)

Herbert's Christmas Present:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2275.jpg)

Suu in full immobile Roman:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2291.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: wade on December 30, 2008, 12:12:31 am
full imobile rome?

is that the hanging out and trying to stay warm outfit?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 30, 2008, 12:25:48 am
full imobile rome?

is that the hanging out and trying to stay warm outfit?

No, that's what women wore normally EVERY DAY as was ORDERED during the Republic. It weighs probably close to 20-30lbs just in fabric alone, and it's all linen, not warm at all. In fact for summer it breathes very nicely despite the layers.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on December 30, 2008, 05:04:34 am
All your new stuff is great, Suu...so glad you started that etsy site--sounds like a good proposition!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on December 31, 2008, 03:07:31 am
And now let's see if I sell anything.  :|
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 31, 2008, 04:03:21 am
Those are awesome!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 05, 2009, 06:55:37 pm
Back to Star Wars for a bit, here's my roster shot to-be for my Mirax Terrik costume. We took this at SMF, SMF!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/20081122013.jpg)

I hate myself with long hair, but I LOVE that wig. It's a high-quality synthetic wig I got off of eBay for like 3 bucks, new in the package.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on January 05, 2009, 06:58:58 pm
It's not fitting your skull right.  Something about the hariline & yr forehead.


Hawt outfit, tho.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 05, 2009, 07:01:17 pm
It's not fitting your skull right.  Something about the hariline & yr forehead.


Hawt outfit, tho.

It's kinda draping over my face. I can actually tuck it behind my ears though, but since it's pretty black, it doesn't look as real as my other wig that i use for Jaina Solo. That one has scared people when I've removed it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 05, 2009, 07:55:52 pm
it's an awesome wig, but i agree with LMNO, it could somehow fit better or something.

also outfit is great!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 05, 2009, 07:56:45 pm
in fact i'd even say that look/style really works for you, Suu!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 05, 2009, 09:46:03 pm
in fact i'd even say that look/style really works for you, Suu!

Thanks!

What I can say? I was BORN to smuggle rare artifacts across the galaxy.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 12, 2009, 03:32:24 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2303.jpg)

New work I've done on my Byzantine. The light blue is a handkerchief, the white is a palla/contabulatim. I didn't sew the gold in there, it came like that. It also has trim on the ends but other than that it's a 4yd long rectangle of fabric. Nothing special. I Gorilla glued the freshwater pearls to the cross, which I found at Joann's (they have them at Michael's too, same brand. Global Nomad, I believe).

More to come before the weekend! Makeup testing today.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 15, 2009, 04:15:48 am
Ghetto Headroll in 2 hours of work...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image009-4.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image010-4.jpg)

and a full shot with the contabulatim for posterity.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2310.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on January 15, 2009, 06:07:45 am
Lovely.  Wow, Suu!  Can't wait to see it ALL together, kohled eyes and brows, hat, etc.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 15, 2009, 08:54:44 pm
the headroll's colour really suits you, Suu.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 15, 2009, 10:12:41 pm
And between now and Saturday, I have to fix and sew on moar purls.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 16, 2009, 04:36:50 am
Wow, it looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on January 16, 2009, 09:26:00 pm
Freaken Sweet!
You really know how to costume Suu. I also can't wait to see it all together. You made that head roll too right? Neat. I wish I had more time to sew.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: sonne on January 18, 2009, 11:27:26 pm
Now that's a lovely costume! And it's the week-end already!  :argh!:
What will the make-up be like? I really liked the kohl eyes a couple of pages back.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 19, 2009, 03:00:48 am
So between Friday night and Saturday morning, or uh...EARLY Saturday morning and mid Saturday morning, I tightened all of the pearls I already had, fixed missing ones, added more on the points of the segmentae and another row around the collar.  :kingmeh:

It's now such fancy garb with my contabulatim that I don't really want to wear it to just any event anymore. I'm going to have to make a much simpler stola or dalmatica now for low-key comfy events.


...Time to get back to the Ottoman for Constantinople Mark III.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 21, 2009, 02:00:40 am
GLOAT.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine1.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine2.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine3.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine4.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine5.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine6.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine7.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine8.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine9.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine10.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/byzantine11.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image018-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 21, 2009, 02:02:58 am
:mittens: AND CONGRATULATIONS SUU!! YAAY
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 21, 2009, 02:03:30 am
you really outdone yourself
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on January 21, 2009, 02:04:43 am
 :mittens: Congratulations! These photos are fantastic!  :mittens:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on January 21, 2009, 02:08:16 am
you look FIERCE!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 21, 2009, 02:08:51 am
you really outdone yourself

 :oops:

Thanks.

:mittens: Congratulations! These photos are fantastic!  :mittens:

I'm thinking about which ones to order. I'm a fan of the really pompous looking front shot and the side view.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 21, 2009, 02:09:10 am
YOU RULE!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 21, 2009, 02:16:34 am
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Operation%20Constantinople/takeabow.jpg)

Thanks guys!

I just found ones of me on stage, the only one I like is me bowing at the judges here.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Vene on January 21, 2009, 02:20:54 am
you really outdone yourself
I agree, that is fantastic work Suu.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 21, 2009, 02:33:26 am
I have another chance to compete with it again coming up next weekend too at Birka.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on January 21, 2009, 03:24:30 am
Freaking EXCELLENT, and congratulations.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Telarus on January 21, 2009, 05:08:02 am
*Echoes all the encouraging spaggotry up-thread.*

Congrats on the Ribbons, too!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on January 21, 2009, 06:03:30 am
awesome  :)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on January 21, 2009, 11:31:42 am
I have another chance to compete with it again coming up next weekend too at Birka.  :mrgreen:

I'm sure you'll do well with this one too. It's a shame you have to pick which pics to order though, I would be a greedy spag and take them all. (If only you did not have to pay for them.)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: CynicalCichilid on January 21, 2009, 05:06:13 pm
Fantastic photos and costume Suu. You look amazing in them.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 27, 2009, 08:17:09 pm
Speaking of sewing...let's move onto Phase 3 of Operation: Constantinople and talk Turkey...er...Ottoman.

I posted pictures of my gomlek already, so here is my first attempt at a basic entari, or outer coat. I noticed as I was tediously handsewing on the frogs last night (I only got three halfs done) that something was off, so I put it on my dressform, then wore it myself after removing some of the pinned closures and playing around. The neckline isn't right, and it's bunching weird.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2327.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2328.jpg)

Now, historically, this could be correct, as all garments were made from the same pattern being men or women in varying sizes. Women would only wear it closed up until under the bust for support and their belts along the hip and under the FUPA, which I don't find too flattering, but after my fitting, I can understand why.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2329.jpg)

and Historical sources:

(http://images.myphotoalbum.com/s/sa/saf/safi/safiy/safiye/albums/album03/women_Bodleian_with_nalin.sized.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/sultans_favorite-codex.jpg)

The low-slung belt keeps the bottom gores closed, and by keeping it unbuttoned under the bust, it stops the rather untailored chest area from bunching and lends support to the breasts (I am not wearing a bra in that pic). Good thing this isn't going to be a formal outfit at all, just comfortable "low-class" (stripes are nomadic/tribal) or slumming garb. I am planning on making a more courtly ensemble, but now I'm worried about the fit, and I guess I'm going to cave and have to order the $40 pattern that Reconstructing History offers. Fuck.

Oh well, my persona isn't Turkish, just a tacky Italian girl. If someone bitches about the way it fits, I'll just go, "Look, I stole this off of a rack in the bazaar and have no idea how to wear it."
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 27, 2009, 08:31:28 pm
love the colours!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: AFK on January 27, 2009, 08:35:23 pm
It works, not that it's any of my business. 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 27, 2009, 08:39:46 pm
love the colours!

Thanks! So do I!

Stripes like I said, are "low-class" for Turkish, but I couldn't resist, especially since I got it on the cheap from Wal-Mart when they were purging their stock. I didn't get enough fabric for a very full entari, but again, for the sake of a nomadic or low-class garment, I don't think it would be that full anyway.

My next endeavor is going to be something that looks more like this:

(http://images.myphotoalbum.com/s/sa/saf/safi/safiy/safiye/albums/album03/skirt_worn_up.sized.jpg)

Something much more formal and layered, only I'm thinking blue and gold on the outer entari and burgundy and cream for the inner one and my gomlek is a sheer-off white with yellow trim. I already have most of the fabric to get started on two layers.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on January 27, 2009, 08:53:29 pm
Those colors are FUNTASTIC!! I see what you mean about the bunching though. Perhaps if you played around with some bust darts a bit you could minimize that. I don't know if that would be historically accurate but it may fit better that way.
Suu, all your projects look like so much fun! You do great work! I have a hard time sewing stripes, plaids, and well... anything with a one sided pattern really. You make it look easy!  :eek:   
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 27, 2009, 08:58:02 pm
Darts aren't period. :( I may have to sneak some in though.

Here's another Turkish ensemble I covet:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/2589489339_4f3204d8aa.jpg?v=0)

Those colors are ROCKIN'.

Here's the layer under it:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2589489335_b31e69885c.jpg?v=0)

You can see how she played with color in the lining here and such. I think I will be making my inner entari long sleeved though. Best part is...she has a pattern on her Flickr too! Yay!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 27, 2009, 09:10:52 pm
awesome!

i can really see you've made progress, Suu (in the last year or so, these recent things are all really sweet)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 27, 2009, 09:13:44 pm
In case anyone has wondered, I'm still drawing too:

(http://www.kaousuu.net/meg1.jpg) I did this for the final issue of Sky Pirates of Valendor, which will be released at NY Comic Con next weekend. I'll be at the table a few times during the con for signings. Right now I'm working on coloring a print of it and sending it back so that it will be used as a promo postcard.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 27, 2009, 09:15:36 pm
wow that looks great! how about scanning it in high-res and colouring it digitally? i know you can work the photoshop, so that might be a recipe for awesome?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 27, 2009, 09:22:40 pm
I hate coloring digitally. I have a massive hi-res copy of that (I obviously won't post any of my hi-res stuff on the internets) which I just printed out to pencil. It's how I roll.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Valerie - Gone on January 27, 2009, 10:21:28 pm
I hate coloring digitally.
Really? I love doing that. Sucks with a mouse, but... I still think it's fun.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on January 28, 2009, 04:32:31 am
:mittens: for all the new work, Suu!  You've been busy!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on January 28, 2009, 08:46:03 pm
Nice work on the drawing Suu! You said it's going to be on the promo post card? That's fantastic! Are you getting paid for that, or is it just for fun? Even if it's just for fun you should get some great exposure from it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 28, 2009, 08:56:29 pm
I got paid $30 for the initial commission since it was all just black and white work, but the coloring I'm doing for the sake of publicity. You have to spend money to make money.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on January 28, 2009, 09:07:15 pm
That's true. It's pretty cool when you can get paid to do something you LIKE to do though. I'm glad you are making a go of it. I really need to get my act together. Seeing you do these commissions is kinda inspiring you know? Thanks for sharing. 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 28, 2009, 09:11:06 pm
I just got a $200 commission today (fucking Imperial Officer uniform) payment pending, plus a $120 drawing commission earlier this week. I just really need to get myself organized. I think when I'm out this afternoon I'm going to look for a whiteboard or corkboard I can hang on my door so I can keep track of my orders, since I now have a queue of things I need to finish and my mind is getting scattered.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on January 28, 2009, 09:13:09 pm
 :hammer: Fucking Sweet!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 28, 2009, 11:57:52 pm
yep, and now my scanner isn't working.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 29, 2009, 01:24:25 am
Also: I'm making Hammer pants.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC on January 29, 2009, 01:40:47 am
SSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!

Your threats of a violent beating worked.

I'm in the 501st.

TK-2073

;)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 29, 2009, 02:34:10 am
SSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!

Your threats of a violent beating worked.

I'm in the 501st.

TK-2073

;)

PATCH.

NOW.
Title: HAMMER TIME
Post by: Suu on January 29, 2009, 02:47:18 pm
TURKISH SALVAR MARK 1

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2330.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2331.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2333.jpg)

Thank god I have lots of cheap fabric to play with. My formal ones will have to be adjusted...a lot. They're SUPPOSED to be this baggy, but my ankles need to be more defined.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on January 29, 2009, 02:48:51 pm
Crab dance or GTFO.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 29, 2009, 02:50:44 pm
I did it last night, but Mr. Suu didn't get video.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on January 29, 2009, 02:59:50 pm
 :hammer:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on January 29, 2009, 08:28:56 pm
yes. make video, or loads of pics. and we can has new emoticon :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC on January 29, 2009, 10:14:10 pm
SSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!

Your threats of a violent beating worked.

I'm in the 501st.

TK-2073

;)

PATCH.

NOW.

They don't seem to have any available atm, but here's my clearance pics for shits and giggles.

http://www.tk2073.com/clearance

I'll ask about patches. :)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on January 29, 2009, 10:25:36 pm
Nice hammer pants! A woman that was in my class made several pairs of those floppy Turkish pants. She's Turkish if that helps. The look really cool.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC on January 29, 2009, 10:51:20 pm
Suu, I've got you a patch. ;)

Send me an address you want it shipped to.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC on January 29, 2009, 11:00:43 pm
Shit no I don't! Out of stock for sure.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on January 30, 2009, 02:32:09 am
Here you go Suu, I thought you would get a kick out of this. In this month's issue of VOGUE:

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q363/RaphaellaVonMercer/image/DSCF1954.jpg)

Hammer Pants!!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 30, 2009, 03:38:40 am
Here you go Suu, I thought you would get a kick out of this. In this month's issue of VOGUE:

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q363/RaphaellaVonMercer/image/DSCF1954.jpg)

Hammer Pants!!!

HOLY FUCK.

Shit no I don't! Out of stock for sure.

Balls. :(
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC on January 30, 2009, 07:41:31 pm
Actually...

I managed to scare some up today! :D

You can go ahead and PM me that address. :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 01, 2009, 04:38:56 am
After an unwarranted amount of spending today at the event, I now own that $35 Reconstructing History pattern for Ottoman woman's clothing because she was there and I saved on shipping.  :kingmeh:

I know...I know...If it makes any of you all feel better, everything I purchased is going to my formal Turkish ensemble in some way or another, be it handcarved beads of genuine jet or frighteningly tacky orange trim to be used as a bias tape (you'd love this stuff, Nigel)....Except those Guide to Bad Garb books, I just couldn't resist!

Suu
-Will certainly find herself turning into a cranky garb Laurel as much as she tells herself not to, especially when Kass McCann of Reconstructinghistory.com chanted at me, "One of us! One of us!"
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on February 01, 2009, 10:11:49 am
I can't wait to see the formal getup!!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 01, 2009, 09:20:23 pm
I am so excited I have this pattern you have no idea. I mean, I almost took it to bed last night.

-Suu
Really needs to get out more.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on February 01, 2009, 10:52:43 pm
Oh Shit!! This Costume is going to be EPIC. I am very excited too. When you get a chance please post pics of all the great things you have bought for this project so I can get a better sense of what it will look like. I'm picturing something with beads and bright orange trim right now.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 01, 2009, 11:24:51 pm
Show and tell!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/stuff1.jpg)

Close up, the jet is carved as lotus blossoms, and no two are exactly the same. I nearly died when I saw them, then double-died with the price. But I couldn't resist (so I split them with Leln, who gave me half of the pearls she bought.):

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2338.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on February 01, 2009, 11:40:55 pm
 :fap: :fap: Double fap! That trim is EXCELLENT! This is going to be soooooooo cool!
Oh I noticed those funky shoes when I did an image search on Ottoman clothing and I see them there on the pattern too. What's the deal there? 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Valerie - Gone on February 02, 2009, 12:00:22 am
That trim actually looks pretty awesome. When you said orange trim, I was thinking "Ew." But I like it. The designs are cool. I'm getting excited about this costume, too. I can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 02, 2009, 12:06:30 am
:fap: :fap: Double fap! That trim is EXCELLENT! This is going to be soooooooo cool!
Oh I noticed those funky shoes when I did an image search on Ottoman clothing and I see them there on the pattern too. What's the deal there? 

So you don't ruin your nice embroidered leather slippers in the mud. They're called nalin or in English, pattens. Pretty much outside shoes only.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on February 02, 2009, 12:16:37 am
Thanks  :wink: The more you know...
Title: Re: HAMMER TIME
Post by: NikkiLaVey on February 03, 2009, 03:13:33 pm
TURKISH SALVAR MARK 1

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2330.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2331.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2333.jpg)

Thank god I have lots of cheap fabric to play with. My formal ones will have to be adjusted...a lot. They're SUPPOSED to be this baggy, but my ankles need to be more defined.

They remind me of the Zouave pantaloons I have made
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 11, 2009, 05:30:45 pm
I bought fabric for my outer entari.  :fap: :fap: :fap:

(http://www.fabimagehost.com/5739414.jpg)

Is this not fucking PERFECT?! I need to go get a clashing lining now, probably yellow. I got enough to make a hat as well.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: leln on February 11, 2009, 10:57:37 pm
Suu, are you still looking for goldstone? That bead shop I was telling you about has it in different sizes (green and blue too). I probably won't be back there for at least a week or two, but if you tell me the size you want I could check for it the next time I go. Sadly, I forget how the prices were per strand.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 12, 2009, 01:58:31 am
I want blue and gold, and did they have it wide enough for a cord?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on February 12, 2009, 02:02:19 am
I bought fabric for my outer entari.  :fap: :fap: :fap:

(http://www.fabimagehost.com/5739414.jpg)

Is this not fucking PERFECT?! I need to go get a clashing lining now, probably yellow. I got enough to make a hat as well.

I love it! Yellow would be great as a lining, or bright orange.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 12, 2009, 02:08:32 am
That bright orange trim I got is going to be the bias taping.  :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: leln on February 13, 2009, 12:35:03 am
I want blue and gold, and did they have it wide enough for a cord?

I'm not sure it was wide enough for a cord, their website says they sell "jewelry and art quality beads."

http://www.beaucoup-beads.com/

I wasn't looking too closely, I just thought "hmm, Suu was looking for goldstone" and made a mental note to tell you. From the looks of their contacts page, they have a newsletter as well as a general inquiries email, so you could ask for specifics.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 14, 2009, 06:47:11 pm
I just bought pretty fabric and it made me feel better.  :mrgreen: It's like my crack, it really is.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 19, 2009, 02:13:34 am
I have found Odin!


Someone send me $600 immediately.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 19, 2009, 05:21:20 am
damn.
i woulda* if i hadn't thrown it all out on my cars.


 :argh!: stupid cars






*probably not
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 19, 2009, 02:20:14 pm
It's okay, I plan to save it relatively rapidly. Let's just say that I think Richter was going to have to call for cleanup in Joann's when the woman was going over the machines with me.

IT HAS COMPUTERIZED STITCHING AND A SPEED SWITCH. I WON'T HAVE TO WATCH MY FOOT PRESSURE.

Vidi, Vici, Veni.  :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on February 19, 2009, 02:47:05 pm
I was honestly impressed too.  That was a machine of GODS.  The damn thing could even thread itself and sew through multiple layers of light leather!

Husquavarna made the motor.
They could have built a chainsaw, or a snowblower, but they made a damn SEWING MACHINE.  :eek:

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 19, 2009, 04:12:38 pm
Viking Husqvarnas are truly the sewing machines of the gods.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on February 19, 2009, 04:35:35 pm
When she snags it, I'm comissioning a budy / mentor of mine to forge out "ODIN" to mount on the case.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 19, 2009, 04:45:23 pm
When she snags it, I'm comissioning a budy / mentor of mine to forge out "ODIN" to mount on the case.

:mittens:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 19, 2009, 06:15:19 pm
awesome!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on February 19, 2009, 07:35:30 pm
It's okay, I plan to save it relatively rapidly. Let's just say that I think Richter was going to have to call for cleanup in Joann's when the woman was going over the machines with me.

IT HAS COMPUTERIZED STITCHING AND A SPEED SWITCH. I WON'T HAVE TO WATCH MY FOOT PRESSURE.

Vidi, Vici, Veni.  :fap:

thats what i used in class  :fap: want. then i can LEARN STUFF
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 19, 2009, 10:06:55 pm
Seriously, I had to control myself from having an orgasm right there in Joann's.  :oops:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 23, 2009, 03:42:49 am
Latest commissioned gown:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2348.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2349.jpg)


The flash makes it look redder and more shiny than it really is.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on February 23, 2009, 06:34:39 am
dude.




that looked like a pain in the ass.
GOOD WORK!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 23, 2009, 03:13:57 pm
The pattern is the easy part with these, the machine did NOT like that rust fabric anytime it was layered more than a rolled hem, so if I was hemming over a seam, BAM, broken needle or bobbin jam. I love that trim though. I wanted something really basic and pretty that wouldn't take away from the color of the dress, and I founded it for 99 cents a yard at my local mill, so I bought the rest of the spool.  :oops: Not much left though.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on February 23, 2009, 03:47:47 pm
I love those kinds of necklines, but I always run into resistance there on the bottom of the thing. When I do the facing it never wants to stay on the wrong side. How do you get it to lay flat like that? Clipping, or tacking or something?
Anyway the gown looks great. I really like that trim and there is noting wrong with buying the whole spool. Too bad it's not some kind of never ending spool! It always sucks to run out of something you really love.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 23, 2009, 03:54:34 pm
There's no facing, I just hemmed it. The fabric has a good weight to it so it's staying flat on it's own on the dressform, the cotton underdress I made is a bit more flimsy. Richter usually uses a pennannular to keep his closed since all the garb I've made for him is of light linen. If I did face it, it probably would be a bit more rigid, but I'm lazy.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on February 23, 2009, 04:45:42 pm
I should try just hemming then. Facing is so annoying sometimes, plus all the under stitching and what not.
I'm glad to see you doing more commissions though. When dose work start on the Turkish garb? I'm asking you this lol and I'm too lazy to work on that dress I'm making. Heh. 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 23, 2009, 04:50:04 pm
I'm closing for orders this afternoon. After I fit a sloper for a jacket that someone else is making for me, I begin cutting on the $35 pattern.  :scared:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on February 24, 2009, 08:50:25 pm
I wish you good luck on the whole thing. It's stressful cutting something that is hard to replace, or that cost some serious cash. I can't wait to see this project take off.  :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on February 28, 2009, 11:48:15 pm
SHITFUCKDAMN.

*starts throwing things*

I wish my other sewing machine still worked, then Richter and I could turn this place into a sweat shop.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 01, 2009, 04:49:17 am
TURKISH PANCE.


(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/salvar1.jpg) Yes. They are bright fucking orange linen.

Detail of the ankles:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/salvar2.jpg)

I think when I wear them to the ball I'll put the black stripe in the back (Cheated and did an elastic waist instead of a drawstring). What happened is that I marked the fabric to make buttonholes, and THEN realized that it wouldn't close if I did that, so I had to make some impromptu fasteners. I like it.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 01, 2009, 05:23:16 am
OH OH OH OH

SAFETY PANCE!!!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 01, 2009, 05:35:56 am
!!!

S-s-s-s A-a-a-a F-f-f-f E-e-e-e T-t-t-t Y-y-y-y
Safety, pance!

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on March 01, 2009, 07:23:09 am
What is your cat doing?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on March 01, 2009, 08:32:22 am
Those look great! The impromptu fasteners worked out really well. They look just as if you had planned it all along. This is going to be a truly fantastic costume.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 01, 2009, 08:58:36 am
What is your cat doing?

ruining furniture.
it's their specialty.

those are the awesomest orangest pance ever!!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 01, 2009, 03:19:48 pm
What is your cat doing?

Being bad.  :evilmad: I need to put new sticky things on my fugly couch to stop them.

...I also need to sew slip covers.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 03, 2009, 02:55:34 pm
OTTOMAN UPDATES:

Ran out of linen for the gomlek. Need to acquire more and launder ASAP.

Already on chirka Mark III. Mark I turned into a muslin since the pattern isn't cut for women with no torso, Mark II, after something sitting the back of my head telling me it wasn't right turned out to be too short, so now I hope I have enough fabric for the next one too. However, since it's basically the same pattern for the entari, I'll know where to fix. The chirka is TIGHT, as should be, so I'll be adding some width onto the pattern for the outer robe. *sigh*

I'm starting to think that unless I have singing mice and about 4 other people working on this with me, that it's NOT going to get done by next weekend, and it's starting to really bum me out. I shouldn't be having this many problems.

I'm going to see if I can give up my shift tonight to come home and work on stuff. I'm also picking up a bottle of Hydroxycut so I can start pulling all-nighters, because in addition to my garb, I have a tunic for a friend and Leln's sideless surcoat I have to finish by Friday the 13th.

 :kingmeh:

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on March 03, 2009, 03:09:12 pm
Hydroxycut is like, $50 a bottle.  Why not just get some Advil cold and sinus and ride the ephedrine train?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 03, 2009, 07:03:44 pm
Hydroxycut is like, $50 a bottle.  Why not just get some Advil cold and sinus and ride the ephedrine train?

 :lulz:

That shit is awful! Goddamn. Makes me all kinds of fucked-up.

It's also prescription-only in Oregon now, which sucks for people with chronic congestion.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 03, 2009, 09:53:09 pm
Hydroxycut is like, $50 a bottle.  Why not just get some Advil cold and sinus and ride the ephedrine train?

Because I don't need the Advil, just the speed. And it's not $50, it's more like $30.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: leln on March 03, 2009, 10:57:07 pm

I'm going to see if I can give up my shift tonight to come home and work on stuff. I'm also picking up a bottle of Hydroxycut so I can start pulling all-nighters, because in addition to my garb, I have a tunic for a friend and Leln's sideless surcoat I have to finish by Friday the 13th.

 :kingmeh:



Please don't feel obligated to work on the surcoat if you have more important stuff to finish, like your own garb or commissions. Sleep is more important too-it's not like I don't have anything to wear. Thank you for thinking of me though!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 04, 2009, 02:45:28 am
I figured push comes to shove we'll throw you in a padded bra and have you wear one of my Italian ren's, but you're taller than I am...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: leln on March 04, 2009, 09:34:02 am
I figured push comes to shove we'll throw you in a padded bra and have you wear one of my Italian ren's, but you're taller than I am...

 :oops: 
:lulz:

This is going to be terrifying no matter what I do, isn't it?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 04, 2009, 02:45:13 pm
Or hysterical, depending on the point of view.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on March 05, 2009, 05:40:13 am
Sorry you're having so many problems, Suu--but your safety pance is hawt.  :D
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 05, 2009, 08:07:38 pm
After looking at plenty of reference shots here: http://safiye.myphotoalbum.com/view_album.php?set_albumName=album03 It appears that the chirka isn't too small at all. It may be a little tight down near my ass though, so I'm going to put in little front gores for an overlap and then work nightly on getting the frogs sewn on.

Phew!

I'll get the gores done today and get the frogs pinned in place, and then get the lining ready for the damask entari.  :scared:

I may have to enlist Richter to help me with the hand-sewing if he feels up to it. And I'll cook my baked ziti Sunday night.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 08, 2009, 03:22:16 am
Bad progress shots because I can't find my SD card AND reader for my camera after I went and spent $$ on batteries...go figure...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image001-5.jpg) - MEASUREMENTS GONE WRONG! News at 11...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image009-6.jpg) Yelek/Chirka over the gomlek. See the pretty sleevies?

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image030-2.jpg) Yelek/Chirka ass gores. o.o

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image000-10.jpg) A pointless detail shot since the camera phone doesn't get much.

3 layers down, 1 (and a hat) to go!

That yellow thing you see behind me is the lining for the outer most layer.  :fap:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 08, 2009, 04:15:34 am
It looks like it's going to be HAWT!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 08, 2009, 05:39:36 am
 :argh!: you have what appears to be an actual CUTTING TABLE!  :argh!:

i have to use the floor.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on March 08, 2009, 10:59:03 am
Looks as if it's progressing nicely. I can't wait to see the finished product, I know it will be fantastic.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 08, 2009, 01:30:51 pm
:argh!: you have what appears to be an actual CUTTING TABLE!  :argh!:

i have to use the floor.

Actually it's the flimsiest 8ft folding table in the world. I'd rather just use the floor, but cat hair...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 09, 2009, 12:54:25 am
dude we knit sweaters out of the cat hair that collects in the corners around here.

not really, but we could.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on March 09, 2009, 01:06:14 am
OK.  So here's the scene. 
Suu's cutting gores for a sideless surcoat for Leln.  Of course, I start singing

Leln's gores, Leln's gores.
Leln's gores, Leln's gores.

Suu's begun the cutting, they'll be no recourse now.
Fine threadwork for the ball, responses must be "Wow"
Singing has been request, despite the threats and now

We've yet to see
Upon the floors
Blood may yet flow
Caused by Leln's gores.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 09, 2009, 02:23:17 am
Speaking of Leln's gores...Here they are.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2356.jpg)


And my mask for the ball, which is a redux from another ball, but I added some real pearls to jazz it up:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2358.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on March 09, 2009, 03:17:03 am
i dunno wut a gore is  :sad:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 09, 2009, 03:39:49 am
A gore is a panel you put typically into a garment to make it fuller.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 09, 2009, 03:24:46 pm
This is why I'm hot!

Actual quote from a customer in Germany (Fnordius is his Etsy name, even!)

Quote
I am an a reenactment group that portrays a mercenary company in the 15th century, mostly active in the German provinces. Due to my American accent and half Gaelic ancestry (the other half French), I thought it best to dress in the manner of an Irish soldier (many Irish mercenaries fought in the War of the Roses at that time, and it is not unreasonable to imagine one travelling to Europe and joining a local company, as the German provinces were embroiled in the Hussite wars). Thus your leine seemed the most authentic, one I could combine with a long gambeson/clotard, braes and trews. The ionar and the sack sleeves often seen are, like you say on your page, a fashion that came 100 years later.

So not only is another Discordian ordering from me half-way around the world, but he's also impressed with the fact I have a really-real historically accurate item I'm offering.  :digtbk:

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 09, 2009, 03:30:44 pm
Oh and the coincidence that my SCA household is also late-period mercenaries.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 09, 2009, 04:14:05 pm
This is why I'm hot!

Actual quote from a customer in Germany (Fnordius is his Etsy name, even!)

Quote
I am an a reenactment group that portrays a mercenary company in the 15th century, mostly active in the German provinces. Due to my American accent and half Gaelic ancestry (the other half French), I thought it best to dress in the manner of an Irish soldier (many Irish mercenaries fought in the War of the Roses at that time, and it is not unreasonable to imagine one travelling to Europe and joining a local company, as the German provinces were embroiled in the Hussite wars). Thus your leine seemed the most authentic, one I could combine with a long gambeson/clotard, braes and trews. The ionar and the sack sleeves often seen are, like you say on your page, a fashion that came 100 years later.

So not only is another Discordian ordering from me half-way around the world, but he's also impressed with the fact I have a really-real historically accurate item I'm offering.  :digtbk:



Cooool! See if you can get his nerdy ass on here. :)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 09, 2009, 06:27:22 pm
Suu's Gores, Suu's Gores
Suu's Gores, Suu's Gores

She cuts into the damask, slightly unsteady is she
this is the final garment, for her Turkish to be

She needs less caffeine, less she get too mean

A bratty cat, minimal force (no murder allowed on the final course)

Suu's Gores, Suu's Gores
Suu's Gores, Suu's Gores

The Barony of Bridge, is watching so beware
They said she couldn't do it, but still she took the dare
She's be the best dressed at the ball, you'll see if when she's there
It's time to rock, posting on the forum no more

I've stolen her soul, PD...

Signed, Suu's Gores

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 09, 2009, 09:08:36 pm
The blinding lining is done:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2360.jpg)

The damask is cut, I'll be sewing that together momentarily. Dunno if I can get it lined by tonight, but I sure as hell am going to try.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 09, 2009, 09:26:26 pm
That is soooo pretty!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 09, 2009, 10:43:16 pm
My design skills are even shocking me right now, you have NO idea. I am SO happy with the progress of this project (little snags aside) that when I come down the stairs at the ball on Saturday I may just cry a little.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on March 10, 2009, 06:49:20 pm
Ooh, love the mask.  The lining is QUITE BRIGHT.  Godspeed, Suu.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 11, 2009, 05:46:19 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image005-8.jpg)

Getting there...buttons and attaching the lining today. I may need Richter's help again.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 11, 2009, 11:09:08 pm
OOoooh it looks GOOD!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 12, 2009, 02:01:32 am
Ran into problems with the lining...I'm sacrificing sleep tonight.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on March 12, 2009, 02:45:07 am
D'oh!  Well, it looks absolutely fabu.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 12, 2009, 03:35:19 am
I hate handsewing with a burning passion, especially tiny whipstitches.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 12, 2009, 07:12:25 am
WHIPSTITCHING DONE.


4 hours later!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 12, 2009, 11:51:11 am
And all for nothing.


...the buttonloops are on the wrong side. I have to rip open my handsewn neckline, rip open both sides, do new loops, and close everything up again.


I'm going to go hang myself, since this revelation woke me up and I got less than 4hrs sleep last night on the couch as is.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 12, 2009, 02:45:26 pm
 :argh!:  gooooooooooood-dammot!   :argh!:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 12, 2009, 07:17:07 pm
Just got home from work. Open-lining surgery will commence within the next 2 hours.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 13, 2009, 03:38:07 am
Tarpus!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image015-5.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image011-5.jpg)

It's not done yet.

I don't want to sew anymore...I can't fucking take this shit anymore...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on March 13, 2009, 06:08:05 am
poor suu you look so tired  :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 13, 2009, 06:37:47 am
you look as if this sewing venture has eaten a portion of your soul leaving you dead inside.

my suggestion:
girl scout cookies
bad movie
booze
kittens
maniacal laughter.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 13, 2009, 01:46:29 pm
I only have a few things to finish up today!!

...Then I have a ball all day tomorrow.

...Then I have the St. Pat's Parade on Sunday, which I have yet to dig out all my costume components for.









...........Then Monday Rich and I aren't leaving the house and I'm making martinis.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 13, 2009, 04:37:15 pm
Martini Monday!

W00t w00t!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 14, 2009, 04:05:04 am
It's done.


Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 15, 2009, 10:22:35 pm
Bad, not well timed shots of me looking fat...but the costume was pretty!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2366.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2367.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2368.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2369.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2370.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2371.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2376.jpg)

Richter and Leln:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2375.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 16, 2009, 04:37:15 am
good gawd!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: leln on March 16, 2009, 08:29:02 am
Bad, not well timed shots of me looking fat...but the costume was pretty!

Aww, stop whining. At least you're photogenic, unlike some of us.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 16, 2009, 05:07:58 pm
Suu the costume was GRAND! Wow!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 16, 2009, 07:51:48 pm
Thanks! It was worth all the blood sweat and tears, people loved it!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 17, 2009, 04:39:19 am
this costume reminds me of the Secret Chiefs 3 - Hurqalya: Second Grand Constitution and Bylaws album.

which is badass in many ways.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on March 18, 2009, 06:55:59 am
Holy shit someone else who's heard of Secret Chiefs 3!

Also great work Suu, you make me half want to learn how to sew and half swear to never.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 18, 2009, 03:53:29 pm
Holy shit someone else who's heard of Secret Chiefs 3!

Also great work Suu, you make me half want to learn how to sew and half swear to never.

wow! repeat from me!
(nobody ever knows wtf i'm talkin about when i mention them)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on March 19, 2009, 05:02:55 pm
Suu...those costumes are GREAT.  :mittens: on top of mittens.  Awesome job, and brava!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 20, 2009, 02:45:10 am
I made Leln's dress too...fyi...because I didn't have enough stuff to do.

In fact, Richter, Leln, Herbert, and myself were walking advertisements for my skillz.

Another shot:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/ang_stairs.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 11, 2009, 06:41:33 pm
So I picked up this book called the Subversive Seamster, which is a DIY how-to book on basically hitting thrift stores and going couture with what you get. So I decided to give a couple of the projects a shot for a new Easter outfit!

Here is my haul...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2434.jpg)

I do this shit for science.

Expect a report later in the day. I have some drawing to do prior to that.
Title: Kaoture?
Post by: Suu on April 13, 2009, 04:52:10 pm
Here's the first of my DIY designs: a butchered football jersey into a skirt and shrug. The skirt is also constructed of 2 dress slips, and the black slip on the right side has a high slit, so I pleated the shell, and then tacked on a tie from excess fabric of the pink slip to give it more character.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2437.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2440.jpg)

I doubt I'll ever wear the shrug. I just wanted to be silly.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 08, 2009, 02:52:12 pm
I do declare, I believe I just had myself a stroke of costumin' genius for this here little upcomin' gathering in Boston. Oh my, I think I'm feelin' the vapours...

-The Right Honourable Lady Epiphany Blackwood; Thread Alchemist Extraordinaire
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: maphdet on May 09, 2009, 03:54:36 am
It's not sewing, but why should I start a new thread when I can jack my thread-jack.  :rimshot:

Behold! Random Star Wars skanks:

(http://kaousuu.net/pinup_outline.jpg) Rebel Pilot
(http://kaousuu.net/xai_pinup1.jpg) Black Sun Gangstah

These outta give a few fanboys boners.

Umm I just had to bring this up again...for reasons all too clear...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 15, 2009, 05:26:25 am
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image109.jpg)

The necklace of the Right Honourable Lady Epiphany Blackwood; Thread Alchemist Extraordinaire.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Spork on May 15, 2009, 08:11:25 am
fifty-two fuckin consecutive pages of win.

Thank you.

I don't offer any kind of competition, but my "I can make that" urge is exercised well enough to recognize the effort and skill you have in obvious abundance.  I couldn't tell from your "looking fat" shot on the stairs if you actually did cry a little, but I almost did.  Dahling, chjew looook MAHVelous, and the costume is *brilliant* as well.  You earned your cry, happy tears only.

I put in a couple months of work preparing the two costumes for my son and I to wear to the local anime convention.  Your banquet table for cutting is nice, but I already have one of those.  I want to know where you get your apprentices.  Or at least the singing mice.....

oooooohhh... I can feel the make coming on me again.  You've inspired me.  P'raps I'll assault you all and insult myself with some pictures of the results.

Awesome work, Suu, but, of course, you already knew that.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 15, 2009, 01:47:42 pm
Thanks!

We have quite a few seamstresses here on the board, so if you want to post pictures of your work it will be pretty well accepted! No need to get embarrassed.

As you can see from the above picture, right now I'm working on a Steampunk costume, almost entirely out of found objects (and uh...some accouterments I spent $75 on in Michaels yesterday...) and clothing I already have. I do need a hat though. I must get a hat...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 15, 2009, 01:51:16 pm
salamagundi
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 15, 2009, 02:15:23 pm
not a lot of monies
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 15, 2009, 02:17:12 pm
Ok, for reals... what kind of hat, and what's your hat size?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 15, 2009, 02:21:28 pm
I'm not sure what I'm deciding on yet. But I was thinking along the lines of a bowler. My crown size is 21.5/22".
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 15, 2009, 02:25:51 pm
Wait... is that the circumfrence?

(Typically, hats are sized by C/pi)

Which makes you about a 6 3/4 to a 7.  That sounds about right.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 15, 2009, 03:11:14 pm
Yeah I think 7 is right. I normally don't care much for sizing, since I have a small head and nothing typically fits anyway.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 15, 2009, 03:13:24 pm
Wait... So, your head is too fucking small?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on May 15, 2009, 03:14:50 pm
Leln could use a hat too, and we're thinking of building this into the Saturday prop acquisition / building excusion.

You may now resume your regularly scheduled flames.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 15, 2009, 03:16:10 pm
I'll see if I have a small bowler lying around.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Zenpeanut on May 16, 2009, 03:14:41 am
Heh, my bowler's a 7, although it's a reasonably bright blue and on the west coast.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 16, 2009, 02:35:29 pm
I found a 20s style bucket hat at Burlington on the cheap:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image113-1.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image115-1.jpg) (I should be wearing it lower on my head)

I'm adding plumage to it. Lots of huge plumage, and a gaudy ass hat pin, which I will probably make today.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 16, 2009, 11:12:06 pm
Feathers and hat pin added!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image116.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image117.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 17, 2009, 05:40:00 am
Very nice!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Iason Ouabache on May 17, 2009, 08:25:38 am
Suu the Seamstress went to town
A-riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in her hat
And called it macaroni.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 17, 2009, 01:25:02 pm
Now make a poem about knitting needles in a corset and you're onto something...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 17, 2009, 02:08:10 pm
And some better shots of accessories...

Chatelaine: Scissors, thimble, threader, thread cutter, needle case, and key. Everything is functional but the key, and the clasps at the top and on the thread cutter release for use.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2447.jpg)

Necklace, camera can't focus for ass:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2454.jpg)

Bracelet: woven copper and brass chain with real sewing machine bobbins.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2456.jpg)

Garters for the corset top:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2458.jpg)

Hat detail:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2459.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 17, 2009, 03:21:02 pm
Turning water guns into little steampunk blasters with spray paint and Rub n' Buff!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2460.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2462.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 17, 2009, 05:34:05 pm
The hat is awesome!

Also, rub n buff... one of my favorite things!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on May 18, 2009, 02:29:11 am
SWOTE :thumb:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 18, 2009, 02:30:31 am
where's this corset you speak of?  :argh!:

i need full costume pics!
i NEED them or i will explode.
     \
(http://www.quizilla.com/user_images/N/NI/NIL/Nileria/1131738463_eBubblegum.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 18, 2009, 09:16:16 pm
8 little squirt guns have been painted and are undergoing clear coat treatment. The clear coat is making me sick, so I'm going to wait until Richter gets home and then take it outside. Meanwhile, the mods for my 'lil gun are beginning to take shape, then it's time to hit the machine for some actual seamstressing.

The corset is actually more of a top that I'm modifying. Nothing special.

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 19, 2009, 01:40:36 am
Corset...kinda washed out:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2463.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 19, 2009, 05:13:04 am
I'm interested to see how the garters are going to work
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 19, 2009, 01:51:41 pm
They have 2 D-Rings at the bottom of them, you feed the skirt through them to hoist it up.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 19, 2009, 01:55:11 pm
Some days, I praise the fact that I have an active and vivid imagination...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 19, 2009, 02:01:10 pm
Some days, I praise the fact that I have an active and vivid imagination...

I'm wearing bloomers, and they don't have a split crotch.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on May 19, 2009, 02:16:28 pm
...Yet.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 19, 2009, 02:18:44 pm
...Yet.

 :argh!: :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 20, 2009, 03:16:20 am
 :lulz:
jesus LMNO

so they act like skirt lifters then? awesome!

a friend of mine got on me last night about having a craft day and doing some steampunk shit. i may have to take her up on it cause it's one of those cutsie fad things that an old cunt like myself can get away with without looking like that old cunt who's trying desperately to cling to her youth.

also- the scissors pendant wins (i also have one, not on a hat)
i can't find the sewing machine  :argh!: too lazy to keep looking too. so fuckit.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 20, 2009, 03:25:31 am
GOOD Steampunk is still awesome and hard to come by in these parts. Considering the half-ass work we're all doing here, I still think we'll be relatively bangin'.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 21, 2009, 12:52:10 am
BULLY!

I has bloomers!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2465.jpg)

Dry Run...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2466.jpg)

And me in my underwear:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2467.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 21, 2009, 02:33:30 am
I love the arm doodad.
Are you gonna make spats?
I've been working on a pair.
They're ghey, I kinda like em.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 21, 2009, 02:41:01 am
No. I have some granny-style boots.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 21, 2009, 03:01:46 am
awe  :sad:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on May 21, 2009, 05:36:24 am
yeah ok, um...

spats suck. don't make them.
i just finished mine and i nearly pulled my hair out and ate it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 21, 2009, 06:12:00 am
Don't do that to your hair. :(

Costume is successful. Artwork is packed. See you all in a few days.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 21, 2009, 03:10:36 pm
You know you're a true failspag when you draw something new, but instead recycle last year's artwork into "special edition" prints:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/2009_special.jpg)

You would think half-naked chicks would sell hardcore at anime cons, but they actually don't, especially when you have Narutards asking you what the symbol on her butt is.  :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on May 21, 2009, 08:25:04 pm
LURV the look, Suu!  It all came together as everything you do does--perfectly!  Have fun!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 13, 2009, 04:48:53 am
So tomorrow I submit my Byzantine costume in front of an actual SCA competition for Baronial Champion in Arts and Sciences.  :x

Wish me luck, Spags!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 13, 2009, 04:53:27 am
Good luck!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on June 13, 2009, 04:58:25 am
I would do a ridiculous good luck voodoo dance, but I'm tired and way too lazy
so i'll just say it

good luck
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 14, 2009, 04:16:53 pm
I didn't win, but I did get some very positive comments on it.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Raphaella on June 28, 2009, 01:06:28 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/100_2369.jpg)

Suu I have been meaning to comment about this costume, sorry I'm so late but it is TOTALLY. FUCKING. FANTASTIC. You have some great skills and your stuff just keeps getting better and better.

That last Steam Punk costume was awesome too! I love all the little details you incorporate into your costumes as well. All around great stuff!   
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 20, 2009, 12:16:27 am
For my next trick:

(http://www.lisashea.com/hobbies/dune/lynch/jessica.jpg)

(http://www.oliver-faulhaber.de/sf/dune/analysen/dunesee4.jpg)

Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Jessica Atreides. Movie edition.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on July 20, 2009, 01:34:42 am
Are you going to shave your head?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 20, 2009, 02:05:09 am
Are you going to shave your head?

Bald cap and liquid latex...but if that doesn't work out then I just might.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 23, 2009, 04:16:21 am
I fabric painted for the first time since like 1996:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image086.jpg)

It's a fencing jacket I made for my instructor. His device is a play on Thomas Tew's arms, but since it's House Fishmonger, the arm is holding a fishy instead of a sword. It's a surprise for him.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on July 23, 2009, 05:18:27 pm
Needs Latin for "Beware his Swinging Cod."
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 23, 2009, 10:10:47 pm
 :x
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 28, 2009, 03:26:21 pm
Finishing up on orders and all of Richter's shit I promised him last year.  :oops:

Also, web work:

http://kaousuu.net/steam/


Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on August 28, 2009, 04:22:55 pm
 :)  Appreciated as always!  I'll be updating the spagshop soon too, Enzo asked me to work up some gorgets for the fencing crew.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 28, 2009, 08:51:00 pm
Yeah. I'm not reopening for orders until every last bit of shit I need to sew for everyone is done. Then I have my Bene Gesserit costume and our Halloween costumes. And if I intend to uphold my title from Arisia last year, I can't slack on Lady Jessica.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on August 28, 2009, 09:07:18 pm
You WILL get insane props, intoxicants, and the masses yammering in submission if you get us all in good '84 Dune for Arisia.  It's the place for that stuff.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 28, 2009, 09:55:15 pm
You WILL get insane props, intoxicants, and the masses yammering in submission if you get us all in good '84 Dune for Arisia.  It's the place for that stuff.

MASTER LEVEL!  :argh!: YOU FUCKERS BETTER NOT FAIL ME!  :argh!:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: 0 on August 28, 2009, 10:30:51 pm
I agree with Rich. Dune '84 or no dice.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 28, 2009, 10:32:00 pm
I agree with Rich. Dune '84 or no dice.

Was that the one with Sting?
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 28, 2009, 10:58:12 pm
I agree with Rich. Dune '84 or no dice.

Was that the one with Sting?

Yup.

(http://kaousuu.net/forgreatjustice/spiceboy2.JPG)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 28, 2009, 11:06:28 pm
So it didn't suck as much as it would have, being Frank Herbert crap.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 29, 2009, 12:01:36 am
So it didn't suck as much as it would have, being Frank Herbert crap.

The movie isn't anything like the book. 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 05, 2009, 05:18:31 pm
I got bored at work:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/hand1.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/hand2.jpg)

Just mechanical pencil on white butcher paper.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on September 09, 2009, 04:10:47 pm
Looks as if you are right handed.

....

uh..           yeah



look, kittens!
(http://chickens.dfb.net/photos/thm_chickens_3days.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on September 09, 2009, 07:22:39 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 08, 2009, 02:49:47 am
Knocked these 2 out Sunday on 6"x6" bristol board as "sketches" for larger project ideas. They'll be penciled and a 3rd will be added. Then I get to mat and frame and pray someone will buy it.

(http://kaousuu.net/steampunktrilogy1_lo.jpg)
(http://kaousuu.net/steampunktrilogy2_lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 18, 2009, 07:35:52 pm
I finally got good caps of Lady Jessica!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Jessica%20Screenshots/vlcsnap-41197.png)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Jessica%20Screenshots/vlcsnap-46332.png)

Oh god look at the yellow on the bottom...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Jessica%20Screenshots/vlcsnap-43145.png)

Oh god oh god oh god...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Jessica%20Screenshots/vlcsnap-43796.png)

The sleeves are pretty awesome though...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Jessica%20Screenshots/vlcsnap-22375.png)

Now I just need to see about getting them to be more hi-res, until then, I now have a much firmer grasp on the fabric and construction (and fucking beading) of this thing. The headpiece is certainly going to be a blasty blast.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 28, 2009, 02:38:06 am
Halloween costume time!

What can Suu do with a pile of black polyester and some trim remnants?

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0076.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0077.jpg)

(I swear to god I'll get a better camera in here soon)

GS and I are matching as Hades and Persephone. They're costumey, but it was fun and easy. I have an underdress chiton for mine that's in a very smokey purple/silver organza that I'm putting some pearl buttons on.

I also sewed the whole thing with no pins including the trim. I just eyeballed it and said the rosary a few times.

Now I need to get down to RI Costume tomorrow SOMEHOW for the necessary accessories.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on October 28, 2009, 01:20:23 pm
Wow.  Awesome job, Suu!

And on the Hades and Persephone:  You gotta post pix of the two of you dressed together.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on October 28, 2009, 01:20:57 pm
Hopefully, throwing pomegranites at each other.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 28, 2009, 01:34:42 pm
Hopefully, throwing pomegranites at each other.

I should have GS pick some up while he's up there, and he can use his work per diem to do it. Haha.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 10, 2009, 07:35:44 pm
Steampunk'd Bluetooth headset:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0113.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0114.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0115.jpg)

No, it doesn't work. I found it broken on the street. All I did was rub and buff it silver, then spray it hammered bronze, then glue on shit ranging from the sprockets Squid sent me to a button cover, a brass button and a large sewing needle with a blunt tip.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on November 14, 2009, 04:57:53 pm
niiiiiiiiiiice!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Telarus on November 16, 2009, 04:32:48 pm
:mittens:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Cramulus on November 16, 2009, 04:39:18 pm
Steampunk'd Bluetooth headset:

woah - that's really cool! I've always thought that people wearing bluetooth headsets were basically cyborgs - I would totally use one if they had this level of style. If you could make functional ones, I bet they'd sell like hotcakes.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 17, 2009, 04:59:21 pm
I could mod them easy enough, but the amount of capital I would have to start with to even purchase working kits would be astronomical.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 18, 2009, 09:52:08 pm
The humble beginnings of my SteamSith obi:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0230.jpg)

That USED to be a turtleneck sweater, the rest of it is a shrug now.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 19, 2009, 02:16:53 am
This didn't come out nearly as cool as I hoped:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image0240.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image0241.jpg)

Rib knit is a bitch to use. Next time I salvage a coat or something.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on November 19, 2009, 05:40:05 pm
you could totally put some of that flimsy plastic boning in there to make it more rigid and use bias tape around the edges to keep it from fraying. I'd use the thick stuff in a color similar to your design.

It could look pretty swanky
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 19, 2009, 06:14:55 pm
The edges are finished with a zig zag, so it's not going to fray, but it is rather ragged looking. I've also decided to wear it the other way with the cut edges at the bottom. I also have to make sure that it can retain it's stretch, and bias tape will stop that.

Right now it's one piece, but if I do decided to add bones to the side seams and bias tape, I can always put lacing up the back,  I just don't have time right now.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 19, 2009, 06:26:28 pm
Also boots:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0248.jpg)

And the hood now attached to the back of the shrug:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0249.jpg)

If anything, it was still a fun project, and it's giving me tons of ideas for what else I can do with clothes from thrift stores.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on November 19, 2009, 06:40:13 pm
Kickass.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Reginald Ret on November 25, 2009, 01:53:19 pm
I could mod them easy enough, but the amount of capital I would have to start with to even purchase working kits would be astronomical.
your prospective clients most likely already have a working kit.
just get them to send/give it to you and you'll make it pretty for a fee.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on November 25, 2009, 04:12:42 pm
The trick is to carefully mask all the buttons and important parts before I shoot it with paint.

Also, I was at Salvation Army again and saw some that they had in the case. I don't know how much they are or if they work, but either way, I can guarantee I can make it all back on eBay and then some.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 22, 2010, 06:32:44 pm
I HAS SUCCESSFULLY CREATED RETARDED WOLVERINE HAT

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0477.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: 0 on January 22, 2010, 08:30:46 pm
and if Wolverine were retarded, he would definitely wear that hat.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Dimocritus on January 22, 2010, 08:56:22 pm
Successfully retarded? Interesting...
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: 0 on January 22, 2010, 11:28:13 pm
I would venture to say "functional".
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on January 23, 2010, 06:17:46 am
I followed the requested drawing of the commissioner. That is all.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 25, 2010, 02:52:12 am
This is a commission for a soldier currently serving in Iraq. He plays with the Kingdom of Drachenwald in the SCA when he's "home" in Germany. He's obviously taller and broader than my dressform.

His persona is a pre-Norman Briton, so the clothes are the appropriate blend of Saxon and Norse. The garb is 100% medium weight linen which will regulate temperature nicely while playing in the temperate European climate. He also has brown pants that aren't shown here. This is probably some of the best work I've done in a while.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0617.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0618.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 27, 2010, 12:21:21 am
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0622.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 31, 2010, 12:23:16 am
HEWT! I SAY HEWT!!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0632.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0633.jpg)

How could I have NOT turned down a hoodie with owls on it? Especially when they make such cute lil' patches.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on March 31, 2010, 01:19:09 am
 :eek: :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 31, 2010, 02:35:16 am
:eek: :mrgreen:

This whole thing is your fault, you know.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Richter on March 31, 2010, 03:25:43 am
Maaaybe.

I've done worse.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 31, 2010, 03:54:08 am
Well, we are after all, professionals.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 31, 2010, 04:13:43 am
Hewt Hewt beatch!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 31, 2010, 05:05:20 am
HEWT HEWT TWO

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0637.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on March 31, 2010, 07:37:13 am
they look like they're singin

"tro-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo  lo lo lo lo looo

    tro-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo  hoo hoo  hoo  hoo  hooooo!"
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 31, 2010, 03:42:40 pm
Damnit. I wish I had Iron-Ons. We'd have a trololo...


...OMG I THINK I DO HAVE IRON ONS!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 31, 2010, 07:05:49 pm
In the meantime, there is still moar owl love.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0638.jpg)

Want the matching drawstring bag? I can do that too.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0634.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on March 31, 2010, 08:50:08 pm
Fuckin' adorable stuff, Suu.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 31, 2010, 10:21:19 pm
And all the sewn bags are done...now to do a few totebags!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Mobile%20Uploads/Image0640.jpg)

*faceplant*
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on April 02, 2010, 07:05:04 pm
Hope they sell big!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 06, 2010, 06:44:43 pm
I sold 5 of them at the con. Not bad, but I think I need to lower my price point.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 11, 2010, 03:57:46 am
I tried being an illustrator again. This is what happened.

(http://kaousuu.net/jango_lores.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 11, 2010, 04:18:58 am
I like.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 11, 2010, 04:24:39 am
It's actually metallic.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on April 11, 2010, 12:30:38 pm
Suu, I love it! Nice work!

And I dunno I just had this hunch, did it and I think the shading works a bit better that way ... inverting the colours:

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/5734/suustarwarsdude.jpg)

:)

(of course you can't do that with actual paper, but yeah)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on April 12, 2010, 02:24:17 pm
That looks pretty cool! I can do Pop Art Prints of it!  :lulz:

Also: Sold for $50.  8)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Triple Zero on April 12, 2010, 02:26:43 pm
NICE!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 08, 2010, 08:01:25 pm
 I'm making Viking Age Norse garb for myself, FINALLY. It will be an apron dress and a short sleeve tunic dress for underneath. They most likely didn't wear short sleeves since the areas in which the Norse occupied are rather chilly, but this is for hot summer events in New England. I do have long sleeve tunic dresses already too that I can use to layer for when it's cooler out.


I always found it funny that we know more about what the Norse wore because of Viking settlements that have been so well preserved than we do later centuries in mainland Europe.

The green will be the tunic and the orange the apron-dress. I already did the festoon with the typical green Roman glass beads that Norse women thought were so pretty, and some natural stone beads as well.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/norseshinies.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Telarus on June 08, 2010, 10:04:26 pm
:mittens:!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 08, 2010, 10:09:42 pm
I should probably point out that my brooches are more Saxon than Norse, but I'm going for more of the Danish style dress anyway and since the groups liked to kill each other a lot, I'm sure good Viking husband bring home shiny present for wife. Much like my torc that Richter made me. Shiny present from dead Gaul.

I also have more Party-Saxon garb in the works. More horrific plaid peplos fun for trolling around Pennsic on a hot day! Hooray for Saxon violence!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 16, 2010, 11:26:34 pm
The apron dress is done!

I need a real camera and a new dressform!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image1032.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image1031.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image1033.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Image1030.jpg)

I took the last one before I did the yellow topstitching. VIKING WOMAN SAYS FUCK PANTS.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 17, 2010, 04:42:03 am
ZOMG FINISHED (OR IS IT FINNISHED? HAHA!).

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/finishedviking.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/finishedvikingtop.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/finishedvikingtrim.jpg)

Again, I doubt short sleeves were period for anyone in the Norse culture, but they also didn't have swampy ass Cape Cod to deal with in June or Western Pennsylvania in August. Plus I already have a long sleeve tunic dress. It's not trimmed, but it works.

You'll notice that the gores on the dress are brown and not green...I fucked up cutting.  :lulz: So I did the most period thing, and that was throw in whatever fabric I had.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 18, 2010, 03:31:28 am
IT'S NOT A COSTUME!

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/sabrina

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4984/34567412972173142510548.jpg)
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2247/34643412978433142510548.jpg)
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1601/34983412983563142510548.jpg)

What a pain in the ass...

Oh look, fabric.

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/839/38048412986683142510548.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 26, 2010, 02:31:10 pm
Getting there...

Front so far:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/39192_415856683142_510548142_4719440_8118417_n.jpg)

Back so far:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/37637_415856968142_510548142_4719442_6681311_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on July 26, 2010, 04:20:18 pm
I like it!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on July 28, 2010, 04:50:28 am
Ah!  Lovely!
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on July 28, 2010, 10:12:01 am
And done.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/39704_416489473142_510548142_4734585_6986471_n.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/38660_416489828142_510548142_4734595_3414338_n.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/38633_416397693142_510548142_4733113_3027817_n.jpg)

I'll get pics of me wearing it on Saturday night.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Jenne on July 28, 2010, 05:34:59 pm
So fucking cute! 
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 13, 2010, 05:02:15 am
From under the piles of Royal Guard robes, I will emerge victorious! Beyond the years of steam and into the years of diesel, depression and pulp!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/40978_432111863142_510548142_5103371_4772522_n.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/1444.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/3004-web-pic.jpg)

Patterns are authentic from the 1930s. To work with my oxfords and blonde Marcel wave wig.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/59219_436902738142_510548142_5203103_3594958_n.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/Finger_Wave_Short_22.jpg)

Oh yes, Margo Lane, here I come!

Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on October 13, 2010, 08:12:23 pm
Also:

I'm the Costume Cabaret Coordinator at the Steampunk World's Fair now.

...And I'm a probable workmanship judge at Arisia.




I'm putting all of this shit on my resume.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on March 28, 2011, 03:55:29 am
Back to Constantinople...

Oh Byzantium, why do you call to me so? So exotic and elegant in your simplicity...

WAT.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0285.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0284.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0286.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0288.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0289.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0366.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0367.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0363.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0373.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_0374.jpg)

 :walken:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on May 13, 2013, 03:54:37 pm
I haven't updated this in a LONG. ASS. TIME.

But here is my IndieGogo.
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-support-angband/x/1583287

I'm not expecting you spags to pitch in, though last time LMNO and Cain helped with my book. (I still have Alphapance's stuff because I never got an address, and I figured I'll see him in Boston eventually.) Just share it around the intarwebs please. I should start posting pics of my apocalypse dalmatica since I'm going to start beading it. Again.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Nast on September 23, 2015, 07:56:54 am
Where is Suu these days?  :argh!:
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LMNO on September 23, 2015, 01:05:19 pm
She's on Facebook, complaining about things.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on June 24, 2016, 06:39:16 am
I'm back-ish. Mostly came back  to read things now that I'm out of school and a professional bum again.

Here's some reason thread-jacks from motherfucking Byzantium.  The first is the physical component of my master's thesis, where I went into the inventory of an 11th Century patrician woman and recreated some of her garments based on extant artwork. It took translation from Middle Greek, but fuck you: Orange. That's one of the icons I'm done as well. St. Lucia (Loukia) of Syracuse. The most recent one I've done of the Archangel Gabriel was fucking killer, but anyways, pics.

http://i.imgur.com/L4uTZ73.jpg Not embedded because BIG.

And this is a 12th Century Byzantine ensemble based on the Eisiterion of Agnes of France from 1179. It's a story of how a 9 year old princess from France came to Constantinople and married the emperor, complete with Byzantine side-eye from the empress. I shit you not, it's fucking glorious. I want to take the image of the side-eyeing empress, transform it into a banner tattoo that says, "Byz, please!"

(http://i.imgur.com/tbeJkwv.jpg)

Oh, and the side-eye, the whole thing is kind of terrifyingly pedo, though, even if it was a standard practice:

(http://i.imgur.com/INdshEO.jpg?2)
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: LuciferX on June 25, 2016, 02:03:20 am
Wow.  That patterning is really dope.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Nast on July 27, 2016, 09:40:12 am
Those patterns though!  :fap:
Were Sasanian pearl roundels a common motif in the Medieval West too? I know that they show up in Chinese and Japanese textiles from time to time. Silk Road and all that.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Junkenstein on July 27, 2016, 10:07:15 am


Oh, and the side-eye, the whole thing is kind of terrifyingly pedo, though, even if it was a standard practice:

(http://i.imgur.com/INdshEO.jpg?2)

I'm going to refer to this as the first historic use of side-eye to dodgy behaviour.
Title: Re: Suu's Thread-Jack
Post by: Suu on August 13, 2016, 06:33:20 pm
Those patterns though!  :fap:
Were Sasanian pearl roundels a common motif in the Medieval West too? I know that they show up in Chinese and Japanese textiles from time to time. Silk Road and all that.

They gained traction outside of Byzantium in 12th Century Italian states and for coronation outfits in the Holy Roman Empire. As far as daily wear, doubtful. Th Byzantines cornered the market on imported silks and ran quite the racket with a series of guilds as far as the silk trade went through the city. This can all be found in "The Book of the Eparch" from the 10th century. Horribly dry reading, but chock full of information as far as Silk Road commerce was concerned.

I actually just purchased some high end, EXPENSIVE, replica Sassanian silks for my husband and I since I was given a sweet deal. So I'll be working on actual early medieval Persian/Sogdian coats for the both of us. They would be fabulous for Byzantine wear, but I've been referring a lot back to the crossover coat look from the 7th-11th centuries in central Asia, and I want to take a crack at it. It's really under represented in the SCA. Most Persian you see is Safavid, which is gorgeous, but does little for my own study of Silk Road textiles and garments through late antiquity.