Posted in Papa, Built, doctor who

DIY: 10th Doctor custom doll

We are trying to recreate the iconic look of the 10th Doctor.

I have seen videos from Myfroggystuff, who gives plenty of tips to personalize and customize barbie dolls, and more. Go and see them!

you will need :

  • fabric (I used some leftover I had from my cosplays)
  • a Ken Friend Fashionista doll. I chose this doll because 1/his glasses are very close to the ones the 10th Doctor wears. 2/his shoes are black Converse (just need to paint them) and 3/his hairstyle reminded me of the 10th Doctor in "The Idiot's Lantern" (one of my favorite episodes).
  • acrylic paints

Start by adding some details to the face : sideburns and eyebrows.

Paint the shoes in red and white.

For the clothes, you have to make a T pattern, by measuring your doll and tracing a big "T" on a folded piece of fabric. for the front opening, sew a piece of fabric that will cover the front and the collar. Sew along the opening and around the neck line (leave around 1mm between the 2 lines). Cut between the lines and the hole of the neck. Dont forget to cut some slids around the curve of the collar and in the corners to ease the fabric tension. Fold this piece of fabric inside the mini-garment (you can use something to push the corners out, I used a pair of scissors). Make sure everything is flat (you can iron it). Sew the Tshape around and cut the extra fabric (once again, cut in the corners for the tension). Turn it inside out. For the collar, make a small rectangle that you will sew on the inside of the neck, right on the seam (to make the seam invisible).

It is the same idea for the trench coat, except it is longer in in a A line.

Add as much details as you want to make it more realistic.

Decorate the necktie (a simple ribbon tied around the neck) with a pattern made from markers.

Finally, use a small rivet to make a sonic screwdriver than you will glue inside the hand of the doll.

And… Allons-y!!!

Posted in Built, Papa, Reviews, Star Wars

Review : Bandai Yoda 1:6 and 1:12

As usual, this model is a great project to do and you will be amazed at how simple and detailed the final result is.

I have only 2 littles issues with this kit:

  • first of all, the shoulders of the 1:6 Yoda are a bit weird. I know it is difficult to do this kind of articulated figures (we can only see how many action figures look funny when you try to lift their arms or fold their legs, but…
  • the 1:12 version is so great, I would have liked it to be 1:6 too!!!

The kit itself is very fast to make, and painting/weathering gives it a great realistic feeling.

The result is a nice display piece that is sure to amaze!

you can get the kit here : Amazon.com

Posted in Alex, Built, Mommy, Papa, Reggie

DIY : Hawaiian Frames for Party Photobooth

No party is complete nowadays without a good photobooth to remember your guests’ antics.

It was GeekMommy’s birthday a few weeks ago, and we celebrated in the Hawaiian style!

We decided to make some quick and easy frames to help set the ambiance…

shopping list:

 

Posted in Built, Cosplay, Star Wars

Costuming: Tie Fighter Pilot chest piece (foam armor)

May the 4th was the opportunity to upgrade a few of our costumes. Among others was Reggie’s Tie fighter pilot. So far, his chest piece was only made of soft fake leather, and it had none of the rigidity nor the shine of a real piece of Armour.

We have watched Evil Ted fantastic work with craft foam, and had the idea of doing a new chest piece with EVA foam. With simple tools (we don’t have a workshop and do most of our props in the dining room), but with dedication, we crafted this prop, and I dare say it is not too bad for a first foam armour.

You can find Evil Ted’s channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/evilted40

How we made the helmet here.

And finally, how we made our glue pot here (after a while, it became obvious that we couldn’t continue with a plastic plate: too much wastage!).

Posted in Built, Star Wars

DIY K-2SO “May the Fourth be with You Party” Shirt

An excellent idea!!!

May the Fourth be with You Party

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HAPPY MAY THE FOURTH EVERYONE!!

I need to start by apologizing for the lack of posts the past few months.  Things got busy, and time got away.  But we are still here!  I PROMISE!  To prove it, we are celebrating our favorite “holiday” by sharing another of our exclusive “May the Fourth be with You Party Character Patterns.”

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Posted in Built, Papa

DIY: glue pot

I’ve started to play a bit with making foam armor (a complete video about this soon), but my first experience was a bit messy!

The contact cement (THE glue of choice for craft foam) I bought was in tubes. So I poured a bit on a paper plate and started gluing. By the time I had finished one edge, the cement in the plate had completely dried up and was impossible to use. Even with all the care in the world, this called for a lot of waste.

I therefore decided to make my own glue pot!


Material:

  • A screw-Top jar (I used a small vitamin container, but I Guess this would work with  a mason jar, or any other container)
  • An old brush
  • A glue gun
  • Optional: a can of spray paint, Color of your choice!


Start by piercing the lid in the center.


Place the brush. Make sure the bristles almost reach the bottom, but that they don’t touch it.


With the glue gun, secure the brush in place, inside and outside.


You can paint the glue pot in any Color you want! I chose black so it would look like an accessories from an old workshop.


Your contact cement is now safe!

Posted in Alex, Built, doctor who, Papa, Reggie

DIY : TARDIS charging station

as a modern Whovian family, we have 5 phones to charge, often at the same time… to replace the unsightly power cord on the floor and its topping of mismatched chargers and cables (it honestly looked like somebody threw a plate of electronic spaghetti under the table), we have decided to build a TARDIS charging station!


with a few wooden accessories from a local dollar store and a USB multi-charger, a bit of blue paint, and Allons-y!