So I was not planning on making a Nick Fury, but after watching Captain America over the weekend I kind of had to. He came out way too adorable.
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Wow. It’s been a while! I saw Captain America 2 this weekend which caused an intense increase in my love for Bucky. So then I discovered this. A-Babies vs. X-babies. I immediately fell in love wit Bucky Bear and decided I had to have one, so I made one! My first bear and I think it turned out pretty good.
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In honor of the Carol Corps Celebration, as well as all the Kamala Korps and Carol Corps goodness that took place at ECCC this year, I designed a Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms. Marvel paper doll to go along with last year’s Captain Marvel paper doll.
You can download a high quality pdf version of the patterns here:
So this is it! The secret project I was working on in the couple of weeks leading up to ECCC this year. The originals have been delivered to their new homes with gwillow and kellysue, but I thought other people might potentially be interested in making their own Carol and Kamala rag dolls (or any character, really; it’s pretty adaptable), so I documented like crazy as I was making them. This tutorial is super-rambly (just like my thought process!) so bear with me.
I used part of a couple of the patterns from this page for the basics of the body, but I made a lot of alterations so I sort of remade it from scratch for future reference. The largest pieces fit comfortably on a sheet of 8.5”x11” paper.
If you’re an experienced sewer/crafter and pretty confident you can work things out without my disorganized commentary, skip straight to the end where you’ll find the printable pattern in a PDF.
Pictures behind the cut. Sooooooo many pictures.
In honor of #buckynat week and the upcoming release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, here are the paper doll versions of one of the greatest couples in the Marvel Universe!
You can download a high quality pdf version of the patterns here:
I really wanted to join the “Selfie with Captain Marvel” bandwagon, but I’m a little reluctant to post a picture of myself on Tumblr.
Hawkguy had no such reservations.
(Since I’m a week late to this party - bonus Ms. Marvel #2!)
I had some needle felting supplies sitting around, so I made a little Captain Marvel purse. Colors aren’t perfect, since I just used what I had on hand, but the embroidered lines sparkle. You know, like a fist. Before it punches a dinosaur.
Second pic shows the progress from design template clockwise to finished. I made it while watching Battlestar Galactica. As if I needed to further solidify Katee Sackhoff as Carol in my brain?
Basically 2 nights of five straight hours of cross stitching. It doesn’t look like it should take that long except bathroom breaks, eating, sleeping, having a day job, clicking to the next episode of Adventure Time, etc etc. It’s just as glorious as you thought it would be when you first saw the pattern, friends. So thank you to the lovely lady running Today I Wrote Nothing who made this and uploaded it for the rest of us to stitch, bro.
I used to cross stitch while my mom was sewing, but it’s been a million years since I did it. I was recently re-inspired by an X-Files pattern, and a handful of weeks ago when I was in my dad’s basement going through a bunch of my high school/early college stuff I found a totally rad solar-system box full of embroidery thread. In fact, I found all the colors I needed (not exact shades, but close) for the Hawkeye you see up there. I messed up around the right side of his mask, where I biffed my counting and skipped a row, but it still works if you aren’t looking too hard. I mean, I guess I just got back to Iowa, so I had to cross stitch another Iowan. Mostly naked.
My first finish of 2014! This was designed by todayiwrotenothing.
Hawkeye is worried about what the gang will think of this…he was hoping to forget it!
Star Lord aka Peter Quill….
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( along with the other Guardians Of The Galaxy )
These are my second attempt at Captain America cookies, this time without a cowl. While the last cookies came out fairly well, I wanted a shot at giving Cap his Avengers Chris Evans hair. Like other cookies, he’s a plain sugar cookie topped with royal icing. details are touched up with edible silver and white lustre dust and edible silver glaze. Black lines are drawn with black food coloring markers.
I didn’t change really much of anything about the costume, so it’s just the head that got a revamp. I tried a few ways of styling the hair here. I also played around with candy sequin eyes, using light blue candy sequins and also using black food coloring markers to color another set because the light blue looked a bit odd, more like he was mind-controlled à la Tesseract than blue-eyed, if that makes sense.
How to (not) Fumble Your Way Through Fabricating a Metal Captain America Shield, OR Learn From My Mistakes Because Metal is Hard by shinykari cosplay
First things first: This tutorial would not be possible without the immensely helpful and brilliant Valor from therpf.com. He did this first (and better!) and posted all about it, including photos and diagrams. I would highly suggest reading through that whole thread before reading this tutorial or even attempting to make your own shield.
This tutorial assumes you have at least some experience working with power tools. I had never worked with metal before, but am relatively competent with wood (sawing, drilling, sanding, etc.). That translated pretty well to metal, though there were some hiccups. I’ve added links to products where possible, to make sure I’m 100% clear about what I’m discussing. Harbor Freight is a really great store that carries a large selection of budget tools, which are perfectly fine for this project; I’ve linked to their website whenever possible, because cosplay is already expensive enough!
One more thing before I get down to it: always wear eye protection and gloves. ALWAYS. I cannot stress this enough. I know it seems like no big deal, what are the chances that I’ll get a splinter in my eye or whatever, but it really really is. Safety glasses/goggles and gloves are inexpensive and save you from sharp edges and flying debris. You also may want ear protection, especially when using the jigsaw and/or grinder. Those puppies are loud.
Since this ended up being a very, very long post, I’ve put all the materials and instructions behind a cut. You should definitely read through the whole post before you start (and Valor’s post too).