petak, 26. listopada 2012.

Bees costumes / Pčele, kostimi za maškare



Pčele, kostimi za maškare
Bees costumes




Ovo mi je  jedan od dražih kostima zato jer sam i ja bila pčela, skupa sa djecom.
This is one is one of my favorite costumes becouse I got to be a bee with my kids.
Tražila sam i tražila neke bolje slike, ali nemam, samo ove slikane u gužvi sa drugim maškarama.
I am sorry I don't have any better phots of this costume. These photos were taken before I got into digital era.


Nešto najbolje u ovom kostimu su mi krila. Ovo su mi bila prva krila koja sam napravila i evo kako je to bilo:
Od žice, najbolje aluminijske, napraviti formu suze, veličina po želji. Ja sam se odlučila za 2 veća i 2 manja komada po jednoj pčeli. Na krilo sam položila crni til, ručno pripuntala po rubovima, pa ostatak odrezala škarama. Onda sam te rubove zakamuflirala crnom kosom trakom, isto je ručno prišila.
Sašila sam crni prsluk, na leđa mu našila ručno 2 para krila. Eto, jednostavnije ne može biti! Pitam se zašto mi je za to onda trebalo 7 dana??
A razlog za prsluk je slijedeći - kod nas uvijek bude gužva na maskenbalu, a i treba se ući i u auto, zato sam odlučila ta krila staviti na nešto što se može skiniti po potrebi. Kad su djeca plesala sa prijateljima, skinila sam im prsluk sa krilima. A zato su moja krila bila gigantska ;) jedva sam prošla kroz dvostruko široka vrata restorana!

  


The most famous part of this costume are wings, at least for me. These were very first wings I have ever made, so this is how I realized them:
Take some wire, aluminum is the best couse it is light, shape the wire in a tear like form. Lay some black tile over a wing, handstitch tile over edges, cut the rest off. Now you have one wing. Make them 4 altogether pro one bee; 2 bigger and 2 smaller, at least I did them that way. Handstitch some black ribbon on the edges so it looks neat.
Sew a black vest, handstitch the wings on its back. And that is it! As simple as that. I wonder why it took me a whole week back then??
And the reason I decided to use a vest is quite simple; so kids feel more comfortable. They took the vest off when they were in a car and at the Masquarade dance afterwards. But they had vest on while we were on the parade.
I decided to make extra large wings for myself ;) I could hardly walk through the double wide doors at the restaurant where we had Masquarade dance !

A za donji dio sam koristila 2 cm široku spužvu obojenu crnim i žutim pigmentom, kojoj sam zatim ručno prišila rubove i ušila onaj tanki lastik pri gornjem i donjem rubu. Tako sam htjela dobiti na volumenu.


And for the bottom part of the costume, I used a piece of 2 cm thick foam, dyed it with black and yellow pigment, handstitch the edges, put some very thin elastic band near the up and bottom end (the kind that goes in the needle), so I get some volume.


I još kapa sa ticalima; gornji dio hulahopki kao kod Pierrota ili Mikija Mausa i žica obučena u kosu traku / vrpcu kao kod mrava, a na vrhu svakog ticala jedna žuta loptica napravljena od spužve i obojana u žuto. I pčele su spremne za let!
And for the hat I used the ladys pantyhose (like I explained at Pierrot The Sad Clown post) and wire coated in ribbon (like Ants post)  for its anthennas with some foam balls dyed in yellow. And bees are off to fly !


I have made some othe costumes, too:

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srijeda, 24. listopada 2012.

10 minutes Pirate costume / Brzinski gusarski kostim za maškare


10 minutes pirate costume
pirate costume, easy
 

Sve što je potrebno za ovaj brzinski kostim je :
mamina košulja, marama i kaiš
sestrin prsluk i ogrlica
tatine ljetne hlače
pokrivalo za oko (upitati nekog starog gusara)
i crna olovka za oči za nacrtati bradu ;)

All you need for this outfit is:
Mom's blause, scarf and belt
sister's vest and neckles
Dad's shorts
eye patch (ask some old pirate if he can spare one)
and black eyeliner for beard painting ;)


Have fun!
  
Here are some other Pirate stuff I made for my Little Pirate:

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or check out our Pirate Birthday Party!


  
I have made some othe costumes, too:


ponedjeljak, 22. listopada 2012.

Aladdin costume / Aladin, kostim za maškare

Evo jedan krajnje jednostavan kostim. Doduše, ovaj je bio napravljen za dječju predstavu, ali može poslužiti i za maškare.

Here is one very simple costume. I made this for children's play at school, but it could be used for Halloween, too.


Sve što se treba napraviti su dimije, prsluk i pojas.

All you need to make are baggy pants, vest and a belt.
Za dimije se iskroji oblik kao na donjoj slici, 2 puta, bez tura da bude jednostavnije.
Pojas se napravi od jednog širokog komada tkanine. Prsluk se iskroji tako da se prednji dijelovi ne preklapaju.

For baggy pants, you should tailor the fabric as shown on photo bellow, twice. Easy.
For belt, use one wide piece of fabric and wrap it around his waist.
When you make vest, make sure front parts don't overlap.
That's all!




        Have a nice time!     
                  
I have made some othe costumes, too:



četvrtak, 18. listopada 2012.

The Frogs costumes / Žabe, kostimi za maškare

Žabe, kostimi za maškare
Frogs costumes



Naše žabe od prošle godine!
Our frogs' costumes from last year's !

  Ove sam maske radila sa prijateljicama za nas velike i naše male žabe.Opet smo koristile spužvu od 2 cm, pigment zeleni i crveni, ali smo i nabavile ona najlonska odijela za farbanje.Prvo smo se bacile na krojenje glave, ruku i stopala žabljih. Glavu samo sastavile od 3 dijela, kao prema gornjoj slici, ručno smo šivale. Žablje  ruke i stopala su različitog oblika, da se razlikuju.A onda su na red došle oči. Tu sam se malo pomučila jer nisam ni sama imala pojma što radim i kako treba izgledati. Naposlijetku sam iskrojila iz spužve kapke (kao prema slici), ručno pripuntala rubove i umetnula oko. Oko sam napravila tako da sam veći krug ručno pripuntala, te stegla konac, da dobije formu lopte. Unutra sam ubacila male komadičke spužve i sašila rubove ništa ne ispada. To je stražnji dio oka, a na prednji dio sam zaljepila crni krug od samoljepljive tapete.Onda sam iskrojila predimenzionirane usne, obojala ih crvenim pigmentom.A sad riječ-dvije o bojanju. Cure su zelene dijelove bojale tako da su u špricaljku stavile pigment uz dodatak malo vode i špricale su žablje ruke i stopala. Isto tako su bojale i glavu, tako da je unutrašnjost ostala neobojena, što je svakako dobro, jer obojana spužva pušta boju.Ja, s druge strane, sam kapke i usnice bojala tako da sam utopila spužvu u boju, pa je dobro ocijedila.Najveći problem mi je onda predstavljalo oni najlonski kombinezon (kapuljaču sam izrezala) jer se nikako nije dao obojati, boja bi jednostavno sklizna sa njega, nevjerovatno! Ustvari, nije toliko nevjerovatno, jer je i namjenjen kao zaštita kod bojanja :)  Tako da je bojanje jednog kombinezona potrebno pune 2 bočice pigmenta, uz minimalni dodatak vode.Kad se sve osuši, ručno se prišije; šake na prednji dio rukava, stopala na nogavice, oči na vrh glave i usta odmah ispod otvora.Na ovom kostimu su mi se najviše sviđale boje i to što se nikako nije moglo vidjeti tko je unutra.Bili smo veliko kreketajuće iznenađenje!

My girl-friends and I made this costumes for ourselves - big frogs, and for our little frogs!We used 2 cm thick foam, green and red pigment, and this disposable overalls that we bought in paint store, made out of some synthetic material.First we tailored 3 parts for frog's head, handstitched them all together. Then we tailored frog's feet and hands; we made them look different.Then, eyes. Now, that was a problem since I wasn't quite sure what to do. So, after a while, I decided to make some eyelids, as shown on picture above, handstitched the ends. I cut the round shape out of foam, too, handstitched its edge, pull the thread to get a ball-like shape, stuffed it with small foam pieces, then handstitch the edges so it get nice round form. Now, thats the back of the eye. I put some black adhesive vinyl on the front side of the eye.Then I tailoted the oversized lips, dyed it with red pigment.Couple of words about dyeing foam - normally when I used to dye a foam, I would put the foam into a container, add pigment + little bit of water, soak the foam and then sqeeze it with hand so the rest of dye leaks out. But, my girlfriends spreyed the dye with kitchen sprinkler (I don't know if this is translated correctly - the object that you use when you want to oil your pan or similar) and it turned out to be excellent! The frog's head was spreyed, too, so the insides were not dyed at all.Well, when this overalls ( I cut the hood off) came to dyeing, I had to use 2 little bottles of pigment for each one, + minumum of water, because its material just isn't ment to be dyed. Well, this overalls is used as protection suit when painting, right? :)So, when all parts get dry, we handstitched them; hands to the front of slleves, feet to the trousers, eyes on the top of frog's head, and lips just bellow the face openning.The thing I liked the most on this costume were its colors and the fact that faces could not be seen. So, when we turned out, we were quite a croaking surprise! 





Bio je kišovit dan, dosta lokvi, kao naručeno za žabe. Morali smo podvrnuti naša žablja stopala, jer kuda su ove žabe prošle, ostali su zeleni tragovi :))

It was rainy day, lots of rain puddles.We had to flip over our frog feet, because where those frogs had passed, they let green color behind :)) Oh, well... 
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I have made some othe costumes, too: 

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Thank you!
 

utorak, 16. listopada 2012.

Blog Award!





This Blog Award was given to me by my very dear friend from Romania.
 
Her name is MeehaMeeha and she has this fabulous blog !
 
 
Now, I am passing it to another 10 blogs:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Since I am quite new in blogging world, I have picked up only 10 instead of 15 friends.
All of these ladies are very special at what they do, indeed!
I am looking forward to every post they write :)
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Please, pass the Dardos Award to those that inspire YOU !
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P.S. Kad narastem, voljela bih biti kao vi;
crtati, bojati, krojiti, uzgajati, obrađivati, renovirati, davati dušu svemu oko mene .......
 


nedjelja, 14. listopada 2012.

The Ants costumes / Mravi, kostim za maškare

Mravi, kostim za maškare
The Ants costumes
Pogledajte koliko ručica i nožica imamo !
Look how many arms and feet we've got !


Ovo nam je kostim od prije 4 godine. Čista uživancija!

These are our costumes that I had made 4 yrs ago. It was 100% of pure fun! 


Za izradu ovog kostima potrebna je spužva ( 1m x 2m x 2 cm), materijal za oblaganje spužve, žica za ticala, rukavice za ruke i lastik.

TIJELO - Prvo se spužva izreže u željenu dimenziju, što ovisi o djetetu, te se ručno zašije. Izrežu se otvori za ruke.  Materijal se također iskroji, izreže i sašije mašinom, navuče na spužvu, presavije preko rubova (nije potrebno zašiti za spužvu). Isto se izreže oko otvora za ruke, malo se ručno zašije da ne strši. Tada se malo ispod gornjeg i donjeg ruba, te oko struka uvuče lastik - onaj tanki koji može ući u iglu, najbolje crni.  Lastik se zategne, zaveže se u čvor, ali se ne režu krajevi viška jer se mora otpustiti da se u kostim može ući /izaći. Sada se na dijelu ispod struka zašije drugi par ruku. Od materijala se sašije nešto kao rukavi, u njih se stavi zarolana spužva, na krajeve se našiju dječje rukavice, isto tako napunjene ili komadićima spužve ili novina ili vate, što se ima.
GLAVA - Od spužve se izreže 8 komada oblika kao na slici. Tu mi je inspiracija bila košarkaška lopta. Svi se komadi ručno prišiju. Tada se dobije baš oblik lopte. Izreže se otvor za glavu koji mora biti manji od lica djeteta jer se spužva rasteže malo. Od istog materijala isto izrezati takvih 8 komada, mašinski ih sašiti, navući na glavu, oko otvora za lice malo ručno pripuntati.
TICALA -  Potrebna je žica duljine 1 m. Nju uvučemo u "košuljicu" od materijala, nema veze ako je košuljica malo šira od žice. Ja sam koristila "kosu traku" crne boje. Odjevena žica se tada formira u oblik na gornjoj slici, krajevi se omotaju oko metle da se dobije lijepa spirala. Na same krajeve je potrebno zaljepiti malo spužve da ne bude oštro. Na glavi probiti 2 rupe i provući jedan i drugi kraj ticala kroz te rupe tako da ona savijena sredina ostane unutar spužvaste glave.
I mrav je gotov!

To create this costume you will  require a foam (1m x 2m x 2 cm), the coating material  for the foam, wire for antennas, gloves for hands and elastic band.

BODY - Fist you cut the foam in desired dimensions, depending on a child, and handstitch the edges. Don't forget the openings for the arms. Then you tailor the fabric, cut it, sew with the mashine, pull over the foam shape, fold over edges (no need to sew material to the foam). Make sure to cut around the arm openings as well, fold  fabric over edges and hanstitch a little, so it doesn't stick out. Then you take thin elastic band, the kind that goes into needle, and  hand sew it a little bit below upper and lower opening and around the waist line. When you tighten the elastic band, make a knot but do not cut the rest of, becouse you will need to loosen up when you want to dress/undress. Now you take 2 pieces of fabric, sew something like sleeves, put some rolled foam inside, handstitch arms in area below waist and put some gloves at the end. Gloves could be filled with small pieces of foam, cotton woll, whatever you have around.
HEAD - Cut 8 shapes as shown in picture, handstitch them all together and you will get a ball like round shape (actually, basketball was my inspiration). Cut the opening for child's face, but make it smaller then face, because foam tend to stratch a little. Cut 8 pieces like that out of fabric, mashine sew them, pull over on foam head, cut around face, fold over edges and handstitch so it looks better.
TENTACLES - Take a wire 1 m long. Sew  a "coat" for the wire out of fabric or ribbon. It doesn't matter if the coat is a little bit wider then a wire. Now shape the dressed wire as shown in picture above, wrap the ends around broom stick to get these nice spiral look. You should glue some foam at the end of the tentacles so they are not sharp. Then, you take foam head, make 2 holes, slide both end of tentacles through so the middle part stays inside of the head.
And the ant is finished!


Ovo je moja lijepa mravičica! 

This was my pretty girly ant!
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I have made some other homemade costumes, too:  
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These costumes were featured at:

 
 
made in a day
 
Thank you!!
 
 

subota, 13. listopada 2012.

Sandwich costume / Sendvič, kostim za maškare

Sendvič, kostim za maškare
Sandwich costume
What do you need to make a really good sandwich?
 Što nam treba za jedan stvarno dobar sendvič?
2 fete kruha
 sir
pršut
malo salate !

What do you need for a really goood sandwich?
2 slices of bread
cheese
prosciutto or ham
some lettuce !


Za svaki od sastojaka potrebna nam je spužva 1m x 2m debljine 1 cm, pigmenti za bojanje i pištolj za ljepljenje.
Spužva se izreže škarama, od iste spužve napravi se i prednja i zadnja strana koje su iste. Oboja se pigmentom koji se malo razrijedi vodom, da se dobije što više boje. Sir je obojan žutim pigmentom, korica od kruha oker pigmentom, salata zelenim ( svijetlija zelena se dobije kad se doda malo Jupola), a pršut se oboja crvenim, oker (za koru) i crnim(to je onja gornji dio pršuta koji je malo od dima :) pigmentom. Kad se boja osuši, zaljepi se pištoljem. Ne zaboravite rupe za ruke. I za glavu, u slučaju pršuta!

For any of the ingredients you will need a foam 1m x 2m , 1 cm thick, some pigments for the dyeing and a glue gun.
You cut the foam with the scissors to the shape, make sure you have  same front and back. Then you dye foam with pigment that is diluted with some water (just to get more paint). Cheese is dyed with yellow, bread's crust with ocher, lettuce with green (you get the lighter shade of green if you add some white base paint in, the one for inside walls), and prosciutto is dyed with red, ocher (ham crust) and black (that smoked color on crust :). When foam gets dry, glue the ends with glue gun. Make sure to make some openings for heads and arms!

This was very fun for the girls, since they made these costumes themselves,
I only helped a little!
(P.S. I got to clean the craft room)

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Here are some other homemade costumes that I have made so far: 
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četvrtak, 11. listopada 2012.

Mickey & Minnie Mouse costumes / kostimi za maškare

Halloween, maškare, Carnival, karneval
Mickey & Minnie Mouse costumes
Mickey & Minnie Mouse


Ovo mi je jedan od dražih kostima, bio mi ga je gušt i crtati i praviti. Nastao je u mojoj glavi, ali su u izvedbi sudjelovale i mame i tete iz vrtića. Zamislite cijeli vrić u pokladnoj povorci :)

This is one of my favorite costumes. I enjoyed imagined and making it. It was born inside my head, but it was made in kindergarden with many Moms and kindergarden teachers. Imagine all those Mickies and Minnies walking along side by side in Carnival procession :)


Za ovaj kostim potrebno je sašiti hlače sa  botunima za Mikija, suknjicu i mašnu za  Mini, napraviti im uši, cipele i repove.                   Treba se još nabaviti crna majca ili dolčevita, crne tajice ili guste hulahopke, te jedne tanje (ali jeftine) hulahopke od kojih se radi kapa (kao što je prikazano u postu Pierrot, tužan klaun). Eto, uopće nije komplicirano!                              Hlače su napravljene bez tura (kao da su ih krojila djeca, da ušparamo na materijalu), suknjica u polukrug.
For this costume you should make/sew some pants with buttons for Mickey, skirt and hair bow for Minnie, some ears, shoes and tails for both of them.                                                               Then you should have some black shirt or turtleneck and black tigths, and a pair of cheap leggings for a cap (just like I had explained in post Pierrot, The Sad Clown costume).
Mickey's pants were tailored very simple (so we don't use much fabric) and Minnie's skirt was cut as semicircle.

Koristili smo spužvu debeli 2 cm od koje smo izrezali oblik za cipele, uši, botune i repove. Uši smo još dodatno izrezali (kako se vidi na slici) da bolje prijanjaju uz glavu.
We used foam 2 cm thick to cut out some shoes, ears, buttons and tails. We cut ears some more (as shown in the picture) so they fit head better.



E, onda je došlo na red bojanje!
Obojale smo botune i cipele žutim pigmentom (uz dodatak malo vode) za Jupol (kao što sam već pisala kod Pingvina) i stavile da se suše.

Now, it is time to dye!
We dyed buttons and shoe shapes with yellow pigment (his primary use is to tone white base paint for inside walls, I wrote about that in my post about Penguins costume, we mixed this pigment with little bit of water just to get as much paint as possible) and let them dry.


Onda smo sa crnim pigmentom obojale uši i repove. Pigment je isto malo razrijeđen.

Kad su se uši osušile, ručno su se prišile za kapicu od najlonki. Rubovi ušiju se moraju malo zaobliti  škarama, da bolje izgledaju.
Then we dyed ears and tails with black pigment. This pigment was mixed with water as well.
When ears were dry, we handstitched them to the cap made out of lady's pantyhose.
Ears should be trimmed a little with scissors so they become more round, to look better.



Također se i botuni za Mikijeve hlače moraju dotjerati škarama. Oni su se na hlače zaljepili pištoljem za plastiku.
The buttons for Mickey's pants should be rounded with scissors, as well. They were attached with glue gun.


 
Mikijev rep se posebno mora dotjerati, jer on ide od debljeg ka tanjem. Jednostavno rečeno, mora biti pravi mišji!
Mickey's tail sould be trimmed and rounded carefully because it goes from thicker to thiner. It should look just like real mouse tail!

Put some elastic band in waist line and at the bottom of the trousers!

A sad cipele!
Krajevi se ručno prišiju, sa donje strane se zašije lastik, tako da ne "pleše" na nozi, rubovi se malo zaoble i to je to.
And shoes!
The edges are handstitched, some elastic band from the bottom, trimmed and rounded a little, and that's it.

 
Pošto nisam nabavila crveni materijal sa točkicama za Miniinu suknjicu (jer smo pazile na troškove), odlučile smo naljepiti točkice izrezane is samoljepljive tapete i na suknjicu i na mašnicu.

Since I didn't get red fabric with white polkadots for  Minnie's skirt (we had a budget to consider), we decided to cut some polkadots out of adhesive (wall)paper - for the skirt and the bow.





Bio je sunčan dan, ali su Mikiji i Minice svejedno bili dobro obučeni ispod crne majce.
 K'o pravi mali natovljeni mišići!
It was sunny day then, but yet all Mickeys and Minnies were well dressed underneath black shirt. They looked like well fed little mice!





P.S. I mame su bile obučene!
P.S. Moms got to dress up as well!
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Check out some more handmade costumes that I have made so far:



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