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I seriously cannot believe that I haven’t come across this tutorial before! This tutorial by ElenaLeetah is on How to Make Lightweight Wings, and the end result is absolutely incredible! 

Check out the original on Deviantart:


"A kotatsu (炬燵) is a low, wooden table frame covered by a futon, or heavy blanket, upon which a table top sits. Underneath is a heat source, often built into the table itself.”

A lot of people have been asking how I got a kotatsu, and I’m here to say that I didn’t…

Symbols and You: Fabric Fusing Options



There are three ways that we like to create symbols!  Which one you choose depends on how clean you want to be, what sort of shape it is, and also what sort of materials you have available:

  1. Fusible webbing and/or topstitching
  2. Fabric paint
  3. Satin stitching


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Weiss Schnee From RWBY sword tutorial



For anyone who wants to make Weiss’ sword check out this amazing tutorial. this lovely sword was featured in this great live action RWBY short film.  (this is really good go watch)

Another good tutorial is this one.



How to take your wig from gross to great!

This isn’t a new method at all, but instead my results using this tutorial.

While the before shot is pretty terrible photo quality to begin with, you can see the wig is basically a ratty, gross-looking mess.

  • Find a tank or bucket and empty a capful of fabric softener into it (more softener if your wig is longer).
  • Add enough water to submerge the wig, and make sure to flip it inside out before you put it in the water. Swish it around to make sure it’s saturated, and then let it soak for a few days. I left mine is for a little over two days, but I would suggest leaving it in closer for the five days the original tutorial suggests.
  • Lay the wig out on a towel to dry. I didn’t wash out the fabric softener, and when it was damp instead of dripping, I put it on a wig stand.
  • After it’s completely dry, brush through it with a wig brush, or at least a brush with wire teeth. Plastic teeth will create static and no one wants that.
  • If you need a wig brush, try checking out beauty stores. Failing that, you can usually find wire brushes at pet stores, and they work as well as any wig brush.
  • Spray lightly with dry shampoo or sprinkle with talcum powder. Brush your wig again after a few minutes to help disperse the powder and keep your wig from looking chalky. You may experience a small amount of shedding during the brushing process, but it shouldn’t be anything too severe.

And there you have it!




How to Tie a Lolita Bow

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I picked up this cool special effect makeup book and thought I should scanned some of the cool stuff in it. Sorry if you can’t read the text. just let me know and I can just type out what it say.


Faux leather, vinyl, and pvc (and faux fur) are some of my favorite materials to work with, but even with the right machine foot and needles you can still end up with, uh, this, when you try to top-stitch.


Nope, we don’t want that. Using just a basic machine, (I use a…



Hopefully this will be helpful.

INSTANT trick to make your stuff look super professional. 



Hopefully this will be helpful.

INSTANT trick to make your stuff look super professional.