Sunday, 30 November 2014

How to make a kawaii garter

Hi guys, recently I decided to finally make  a garter that I think suits various Japanese street styles like decora, fairy kei and can maybe even pastel goth. Here's how I made it:

You will need:
Two lengths of gathered blue ribbon and one piece of pink ribbon (all same length as the measurement for your thighs minus two inches)
Suspender clip
Decorations (I used two bows and four pink heart stickers)

And not pictured because I forgot 
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Glue gun
Wide pink ribbon (should be the same width as the suspender clip)
Elastic (2inches)
Candle and lighter (optional)

1. Glue the hemmed edges of the blue ribbon together as shown above.

2. Glue the pink ribbon on the center of the blue ribbon.
*at this point you can light your candle and use it to seal either end of the ribbon so that it doesn't fray - be sure to only put the ribbon close enough to the flame for it melt.

3. Put the wide pink ribbon through the suspender clip.

4. Glue a bow over the middle of the ribbons that you put together earlier. Then glue the ribbon with the suspender clip onto the back of the piece as shown.

5. I decided to glue on another little bow over the top of the other.

6. Add any other finishing touches, I glued on heart stickers.

(Excuse the quality of this last pic, it was dark when I finally finished)
7. Finally, glue either end of your elastic to both ends of the ribbon and it's done!

Hope you enjoyed this post

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Friday, 21 November 2014

Making Sailormoon shoes

A while ago I bought some cheap canvas shoes for a DIY idea, the other day I finally came up with a good design to paint on them. Here's how I made them

The things I used were:
Canvas shoes
Acrylic paint
Paint brush & paper plate (for mixing)
Some star shaped beads in purple an yellow
A couple bows (pink & blue)
And a waterproof sealant suitable for canvas

I started by drawing on the design on each shoe in pencil

Then I started painting it (remove laces first!)


After this I painted small compact designs onto the side of each shoe

Then I sewed on some bows and also sewed two star beads on each shoe

The last step is to spray the shoes so that I can wear them outside - I haven't completed this step yet but when you do this part, remember to take out the laces and cover anything that you don't want the spray to be on eg. Put newspaper inside the shoe to prevent the soles from becoming waterproof

I hope this inspired you
Thanks for reading

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Kawaii accessories that I recently made

Here are some pics of my most recent crafts 

Pompom hair ties 
-I just made regular pompoms and combed them with a fine toothed comb to make them fluffier.

Pokemon loom band earrings

Eyeball bow pins

Bear mouth mask 

Pokeball bow

Wing shoe accessories

Romaji bracelets with pearl beads and star beads

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HyperJapan #2 - Christmas market

On November 14th I went to HyperJapan's christmas market, there was so much cool stuff there. Including a cosplay show, dances by Kelsey Ellison and lots of awesome stalls.

I wore my seifuku from Bodyline, with Demonia gothic boots and my pink wig ftom ebay.

The cosparade had lots of cool costumes, you could see that the cosplayers had put so much effort into their outfits. One of my fabourites was the kimono cosplay although I'm not sure what it's from

After watching the cosparade I went to look at all the stalls

Limited edition 20th anniversary Sailormoon merch!  (・ω・)ノ

Me and my mum spotted lots of Sailormoon fan art, it was all part of an exhibition called Moon Pride which raised money for charity

Excuse the bad quality of the next few pics, the lighting was really bad so I couldn't tell whether the pics were focused T^T

I thought this one was really funny (≧∇≦)

I love the style of the one above, it looks so pretty :3

Sexy tuxedo mask hahaha 

Here are some pics of Kelsey Ellison performing, her outfit and dances were so cute :3

Fashion @ HyperJapan

Thanks for checking out my post I hope you enjoyed it

Photo credit goes to my mum

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