Anime Character Costumes

Anime Character Costumes

As many of you already know, we are Yahoo news junkies and every once in a while, a story inspires us, appalls us, or simply makes us laugh.  This morning's story about a gal from Ukraine who spends hours each day transforming herself into a real life anime character got our creative juices flowing.  For months we have been contemplating how best to showcase the amazing custom anime character costumes but worried that they might not quite achieve the desired look on a real live human being.

Cosplay Air Gear Ringo Noyamano Costume

We were wrong – with a little make-up and great cosplay costume, just about anyone can transform themselves into a living anime character for not much more than an off the rack Halloween costume.  These high quality, custom designed cosplay anime character costumes look amazingly authentic and will definitely help you stand out from the pack this Halloween.  Cosplay costumes also work great as couples costumes and group costumes but it is essential that you plan ahead because they are special order and take a few extra days for delivery.

Here are a few videos showing you how2 create those amazingly large anime eyes fanboys adore.

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Free, Last Minute Mothers Day Gift / Activity Idea

 

Free Craftsy Knitting Mini-Courses

No matter how much money you spend on your mom this Mother's Day, there is no gift that will surpass the gift of time.  So rather that kill this month's budget, consider spending a few hours with mom and together taking one or more of the free Craftsy mini-courses.  Craftsy mini-courses have the same great content that you've come to expect from Craftsy.com, but feature student-led discussions and are shorter in length than regular courses. They are a perfect way to learn new skills with your mom and to decide whether taking more courses together is a perfect excuse to spend more time with together in the future.

Top Free Mini-Courses

  • Know Your Wool: Do you wonder where your yarn comes from? Learn about different types of wool and the individual characteristics of each.

  • The Hand-Painted Cake: Elevate your cake with Erin Schaefgen's freehand painting techniques. Create beautiful and edible works of art with Erin's tips and tricks.

  • Creative Quilt Backs: Make the back of your quilt just as interesting as the front! Oh, Fransson! blog author Elizabeth Hartman walks you through everything you need to know to make beautiful quilt backs.

  • Modern Buttercream: Learn to use buttercream like a pro! Discover the tricks and tips to construct and create a beautifully finished buttercream cake.

  • Short Rows: Don't fall short because you find short rows intimidating! Learn four different techniques to creating short rows, and discover how they can make shaping a knitted garment a snap.

  • Sewing Machine 911: Give your sewing machine some TLC with the help of this free course. Learn to clean and maintain your sewing machine with tips and tricks taught in this class.

  • QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013: Not able to make it to Austin for the Modern Quilt Guild's inaugural QuiltCon? Watch some of our favorite lectures from the event, given by Heather Jones, Angela Walters, David and Amy Butler, Jacquie Gering, and Mary Fons.

Since my mom has been trying to get me to knit with her for years, I think we will spend this Mothers Day taking the Know Your Wool, Short Rows, and maybe even the Ins & Outs of Grafting.  And to refresh my knitting memory, I will probably try to squish in a Knit Lab: Projects, Patterns & Techniques class prior to Mother's Day so I won't completely embarrass myself .

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Election Night Party Invitations

Election Night Party Invitations, Political Events, Patriotic Party, Election Cards

Election Night Party Invitations
Three Stars | Stately Pride | Polling Party

It is not too late to still plan an Election Night Party.  Four years ago, we failed to plan ahead but when we got to the polls we ran into friends and invited them over to watch the election results and to enjoy a spur of the moment dinner together.  An evening of fabulous food it was not but we had the best time  despite being  on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

This year we are planning ahead – even sending out formal invitations.  We haven't yet decided what to serve but we are definitely serving drinks in ball mason jars with red & white stripe retro paper straws and will without a doubt be once again be pulling out our clear glass plates to create  fabulous custom election partyware with  my memories suite (be sure to use code STMMMS76583 to get $10.00 off the purchase price!).  Email us for detailed How2 instructions.

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New! Party Planning Videos

Party Idea Pros is fortunate to have access to a wealth of information that can help make planning your next event just a bit easier.  Our new Video Gallery will feature the best of the best HOW2 videos available. Keep checking back as we build our library.  We welcome your suggestions.

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