This is a very modest representation of my room right now. I have cut narrow paths between work surfaces and crafting supplies. Today I'm talking about accessories. I am glad to say all my accessories are done, but Comic Con is only a couple days away!

I'm working on Shadow Weaver from She-Ra. She's the one floating fabulous next to Catra, here.


After the fiasco that was the black zentai hood, I found this great tutorial for a Slender Man mask:

I made some modifications, like removing the jaw so I could breathe better and using an elastic band around the back, since no one will be seeing either thanks to the pointy hood.

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I then removed the lenses from the safety glasses I got and glued those on carefully. After that was dry, I cut away the fabric from behind the lenses so I could see better. Ta-dah!

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As for the gloves, I had to do a little modification. The fingers were too long, so I hand-sewed them shorter. The arms were not skin-tight, so I made them tighter. Since the arms are the only "skin" on this character that you can actually see, they have to be convincing. Then I got some cheap plastic press-on nails, painted them black, and glued them on.

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Finally, the belt: I spray-painted the now-stiff craft foam wings and plastic clay Hordak head, glued them together, and glued on red vinyl strips to go around the waist. A little Velcro on the back, and all done!

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Let me just say that my best friend in all this has been E-6000 glue. I bonds any kind of material to any other kind of material forever. It's like hot glue, but without the accidental burning. (I was also recently informed that hot glue will re-melt in hotter weather. Yikes.)

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All I have left is the shawl/cape thingy and hemming the bottom of the dress. I'm more tentative about the latter since it's hard to mark the right length on your own, but I'm hoping my new dress form will make it easier.

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So I'm on the home stretch. Thanks to everyone who's read or commented/recommended so far. Next: Finishing touches