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Smallest kit?!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:35 am
by Annis
I am NOT insane. Making costumes for your bear is completely *normal*.

This thread is where you can follow my joy of making a Tudor outfit for my bear.

Garment 1: coif. Pattern came from the Tudor Tailor. Pretty simple really, except I mis-read the instructions and half way through I had to start again. Finished it at 12am. Then couldn't get to sleep!

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Garment 2: shift. Based on my own shift. Sizing done by drawing roud the bear's hoodie (you may see it in the background [turquoise, fluffy thing]) Made this morning. Bit too long, but not a major problem.

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May start petticoat later.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:08 am
by Panda
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!
Now I have to make kit for the rat (That's Mr Plague Rat for those of you that saw me at rocks and NLHF) :D

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:14 pm
by Sarah Elessar
aww, so cute!

I wanna make a costume for a bear now too!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:58 pm
by Random Mumblings
Excellent! My kids regularly bring home "Barnaby Bear" from primary school, he has to come home for the weekend and the kids have to write a diary/provide photos of fun things they have done with Barnaby that weekend. It tends to turn into a competition for the parents to outdo each other and I find it incredibly dull and never bother so poor Barnaby ends up in the cupboard all weekend.

But.... next time we have him he will go into Vike kit and come with us, he can be killed in battle :lol:

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:06 pm
by Panda
I like your style Rumbly. Make sure some pics make their way up here. :D

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:40 pm
by m300572
But.... next time we have him he will go into Vike kit and come with us, he can be killed in battle
Picture the scene - Monday Morning, limp rag of bear 'skin' in one childs had, handfulls of stuffing with other child - But Miss he was captured by the enemy and blood eagled!!! :shock: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:49 pm
by Annis
hee hee, thanks for the comments.

Barnaby sounds as if he's going to have a fun time!


Right, here's some more.

Garment 3: Petticoat. Nice and simple - length of fabric pleated and sewn onto a tie (which is inaufentik BUT it does create less bulk)

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I have altered the shift and made a start on the bodice - just need to alter it a little and add the eyelets and then the skirt.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:03 pm
by Tuppence
yay!!

tattie teddie re-enactors....

take that, nigel!!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:05 pm
by Panda
Awwwwwww!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:27 pm
by m300572
Annis, you will have to make a panda one for Panda!!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:28 pm
by Tod
I have Musket Mouse who travels to musters in my van. He used to have a brother but I shot him as an example, he's now spread all over Buckinghamshire.
Musket Mouse has a habit of wrecking my van when I'm drunk, and as result has to be driven over to teach him a lesson. He is popular with the girls until they realise where he's been.
Frankly he's a reject and deserves all he gets.

If any one else has "Problem Furry Friends" please send them to the next Lace Wars event I will happily send them to hell where they all belong. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:34 pm
by lidimy
Aww that's so cute!! Looks like fiddly work!

I must make my horsey some jousting clothes! (I'm WELL getting there with techy terms!)

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:40 pm
by Sophia
My furry chums are now exceedingly green round the gills. :roll: :wink:

Don't seem to understand that I have to finish my Kentwell clothes (currently production line of shifts, then just headgear and loose gown to do) :roll:

Sophia

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:16 pm
by Annis
Actually, it's not THAT fiddly and surprisingly quick, then again, it is about a million times smaller than the real thing!

Actually, I think it's more aufentick than my stuff :(

*tightens bodice*

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:33 pm
by Quayn
I've a badger puppet that now escorts me on camp... wanting to kit him out so once other projects are done, may pick your brains on this, kit looks great. :D

Q.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:10 pm
by stephen wootten
have various dragons that guard the car in the car parks, i feed them my evil thoughts and desires from the battle feilds as payment for a job well done.

worked so far........ish........

steve :shock:

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:29 pm
by Zachos
Random Mumblings wrote:Excellent! My kids regularly bring home "Barnaby Bear" from primary school, he has to come home for the weekend and the kids have to write a diary/provide photos of fun things they have done with Barnaby that weekend. It tends to turn into a competition for the parents to outdo each other and I find it incredibly dull and never bother so poor Barnaby ends up in the cupboard all weekend.

But.... next time we have him he will go into Vike kit and come with us, he can be killed in battle :lol:

Please tell the teacher he got drunk and didn't come back till morning. Wench bear was smiling at him all the next day.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:58 pm
by Cat
When Bucket and I first started going out and he still lived in Wales he got New Recruit bear through the post, in coif, pourpoint, split hose (no braies...ooer) and with a cooking chopstick as a pokey pole.

(My friend sent me a bear with balls, on skis, but that's a totally different story. She's got a very practical sense of humour. :D )

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:08 pm
by Nigel
I have a 4ft high garden orc

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:17 am
by MissTrebuchet
Aww Annis thats soooooo cute.

Can't wait to see the next pic :D

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:48 pm
by Colin Middleton
m300572 wrote:
But.... next time we have him he will go into Vike kit and come with us, he can be killed in battle
Picture the scene - Monday Morning, limp rag of bear 'skin' in one childs had, handfulls of stuffing with other child - But Miss he was captured by the enemy and blood eagled!!! :shock: :lol: :lol:
We used to have a stuffed toy as the president of the Sci-Fi soc at Uni. One election night, some guys came in and announced that they'd been given this bag. Inside were a bread knife, many pieces of a well remebered stuffed hedgehog and a letter from the 'murderers'.

The Sci-Fi ellections took place in the middle of the Warwick bear festival for a reason...

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:51 pm
by Colin Middleton
One of our members has made a authentically dressed rag doll for her grandaughter to play with at shows. That's lovely.

I think that the armour for 'steve the stick' was taking it a bit far though... :D

Colin

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:25 pm
by Tuppence
I have a 4ft high garden orc
he's not that big, sweetie.

but would you really want to take him to a show in your rucksack?

he weighs a ton.... :shock:

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:42 pm
by Annis
Garment 4: the kirtle. Was dreading this bit, but turned out fine. First all in one (bodice and skirt attached) I have ever made!

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Here she is kirtled up (ok, the skirt is so stiff [being very small etc] it holds itself up):

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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:44 pm
by Annis
IT'S FINISHED!!! (please ignore the mess in my room)

Hey presto:

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And spot the fleabane:

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:lol: :lol: She's now back in her hooddie. Kit will come out for next weekend when I'm off to Kentwell :D :D

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:53 pm
by Panda
SOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!
Wants one!!!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:56 pm
by Annis
:lol: shall I put my idea to the makers? I think there could be a (small) market for them!

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:00 pm
by Panda
Ok. Pirate, vike & early christian Irish kit for the rat & I think I'll have to do the same for the Panda...I'll have to make him some nija kit as well though.... :roll: :wink:

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:37 pm
by Annis
:lol: arent I a trend setter! well, the bear anyway.

And no, I'm not going to make people kit for their toys!

There is one thing missing though...does the LH logo come in bear size? :lol:

Annis x

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:51 pm
by Annis
The 'bear' of 'bob' now has an aufentik name: Maggot! :lol: looks just like one!