Thursday, September 29, 2011

MonsterHigh SuperHeros

It makes me feel so awesome when people like my work enough to buy things from me!
I recently listed some custom pre-Orders for MOnster High Superhero costumes and sold out in a Jiff.
IT's so exciting~
Thanks to all those who support my Etsy shop! Much love for you.

If you think you'd like to purchase a superhero or villan costume from me, please favorite my shop! I'll be listing more in the near future.

SuperHero MH costumes~!

Fave shot!

Crime fighting monster

Gotham girls.

Did someone call for the REAL Batman?

Did someone call for the REAL batman?


Thanks for reading!~
Stay tunned!

-Catz

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Monster High fashions ~ Photostory~!

Hello everyone!
I hosted a Monster High inspired swap over on DOA and the following story is inspired by it.
Hope you enjoy!
Darlene Rae: Just started a new school, MH under her Alter Ego Inara Unicirell- a rebel unicorn. She is not infact a unicorn and is only slightly supernatural by being part fae.
She had been going through a tough time at home, hating her school which labled her an outcast and didn't provide any academic challenges. After running away from everything she hated, she is really excited and nervous to finally get a start at a new school where fitting in is out. ^_~!
[Rae recieved an amazing unicorn inspired outfit by Poeticsoul! ]

Catzilerella: Daughter of Godzilla, [who totally stole my user name] she is a sweet girl who is too often mistaken for a raging beast out to destroy the world with her atomic breath and death ray vision. The humans see her as a threat to humanity, but what they don't understand is that she is just klumsy. Sometimes she forgets her glasses and ends up stepping on a few people, other times she just looses her balance and crushes over a building or two. She's not the most graceful but only has the best of intensions... unless of course you piss her off. ^_~ [she likes harajuku decora and j-street fashion best - so she received a lovely outfit inspired by those ideas made by zombiEdward who Catzi just loves!]

Celezilla: Sister to Godzilla - goes by Celest. She's that aunt that thinks she can pull off all the younger fashions, lucky for her, she actually can. Armed with a deadly charm, and a lethal ghoulish gaze, shes not one who can easily be ignored. Not to mention she's probably the biggest female zilla out there.



a lil note:
**Celest is Catzilerellas Aunt on her Fathers [Godzillas] side. Her full name is Celezilla.
She has a crush on Casper who Rae has been living with after running away from her home.
Casper and Rae went on a couple of sorta dates in the past - which were mostly awkward, ending with a very awkward kiss. They both care for each other greatly but obviously were very confused. Casper took her in after ending up in the hospital due to the emotional and physical abuse at home.
Celest has been crazy over Casper since the night at the dinner party Catzilerella was invited to by her pet shark Bruce who is the long lost twin brother of Boszly who is like a brother to Casper.

haha Long story, but now you sorta get the gist of it? LOL

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Catzi: Souuuuuu, *does a twirl* What ya think?
Celest: *pretends to ponder* hummm.... It looks great!
Catzi: *claps* Yayy!



Celest: I know that because you think I"m so hip, you want me to help you model these clothes, but...



Celest: *sits then quickly stands back up* Yeah.. hun... this dress just aint working for me.
Catzi: *scratches her head* Guess not. Your so hug-a-rific!

--After a clothing change--

Celest: These hair fails though *fluffs them up* I can work with.



Catzi: Yeah, I can see it. *pulls out her camera* pose for a pic.



Celest: *quickly going into 'super model' mode* Hows this?
Catzi: *tilts her head* hurmm... how about a lil less angry
Celest: *slightly adjusts* This?
CatziL *giggles* Oba! Now you look sad. *clicks the pic anyway*





CAtzi: ... but dead sexy. *laughs some more*
Celest: Well that's all that matters. *noticing RAe walks up, continues to pose 'sexy like' in hopes that Casper would follow shortly behind*



RAe: Hey! *waves* CAtzi... um, can I walk with you to school.
Catzi: I guessss?..... I didn't know you were going to monster High....
RAe: I just started! *excited* It's my first day. *nervous*
Celest: *still posing* That's great! *looking behind her* Did Casper drop you off?
Rae: Um... NO! He's not my dad...*shudders at the thought* that's so awkward.... and even so, I'm not a lil girl...
Catzi: Hey! TAke a picture of us! Will you?



Rae: Sure...
Catzi: *looks at celest still posing and hoping that Cas would show up anyways* OBa! He's not here! geesh!
Rae: *focusing the camera* Ready?



Catz: Chizu~
RAe: ... One more *snaps another pic*



RAe: I think thats a really good one



Catzi: Thanks! Drop it in here!
Rae: Cool bag!
Catzi: Yeah! Got it from a super awesome designer, zombiEdward!
Rae: Ouu! I love zombies!



CAtzi: It's the purfect size for all my extra decor! You want to add some color to you?



Rae: No thanks.

Catzi: *shrugs and starts walking with a lil skip*

RAe: *follows* Hey Aren't you supposed to desguise your height by shrinking down to a Normie size?
Catzi: Yeah, I did!
Rae: *wonders how she could disguise her height, but doesn't ask* But your still so tall.





Catzi: Well I still want to be the tallest girl in school. Plus... it's not crime to be a tallie.
Rae: Yeah I guess....



CAtzi: And! People won't bully me, since most tend to be afraid of those who tower over them.
Rae: *looks up to catz intimidated, shuddering on the inside* hehhheh.. *nervous laugh* your right.


Later that day.....

Somehow Celest made it over to CAspers.



Celest: Kon'nichiwa Ai! [Hello love]
Casper: Mmm, It's a good thing I don't speak Japanese.
Celest: *pulling his face to hers* You don't have to...

--OPhelia walks in - Caspers Girlfriend-

Ophi: What's going on here?
Celest: *turns to face Ophi and gives her a steamy sideways glance and a lil shrug* Just keeping him warm for you.
Casper: *smirks rubbing his chin* I think I have to go find something to do.... *stands up, walks over to OPhi, giving her a quick kiss on the way out*

------------------ OMG! What happens next! LOL It's all I got! ------------


ON another note:
Outfits I made for my partners:
Frankie inspired

Looks better on me by catzilerella, on Flickr


This was for an OC who was a steampunk musician.

Steampunk by catzilerella, on Flickr

And for a puki size doll male - Clawdeen inspired: [Photos is not taken by me] And just because Poetic soul did an epic MH display for her girls! I have to show you a pic of the outfit I made on her Steampunk Music love girl



Thanks for reading everyone!
Till next time!

-Catz


Friday, September 16, 2011

Sew A ghoulish cape~

Hello everyone,
I really don't post on here as often as I'd like.
I've recently been making some hooded capes for barbies and monsterhigh and I'd like to share some tips and how-to.

Here's a pic of one of my finished capes:

Cloak n wicked stockings

It's not the greatest photo since it was taken in poor light with my phone, but you get the idea.
It's made out of some velvet crush fabric which is what you find most capes around halloween time are made out of.

First thing you need is a pattern, Thanks to google I came accross these and resized them in photoshop until I got to a size that worked.
I can't exactly tell you how I did that because I just messed with the numbers till I got a print I could use. Basicly the cape pattern should be about the size of an 8x10 page when printed.
The hood I didn't have to resize at all, Opened in photoshop and printed just worked out purfect.

Hood
Cape

YOu want to cut 4Xhoods - 2 for lining
and 2xcape. - 1 for lining.
ONce you have your pattern pieces established and cut out, you can get started.
Really that's the hardest part.
This an a pretty easy project handsewing - I hand sewed the cape pictured above, and even easier when using a machine- not to mention super quick!

First thing you want to do is sew the hood right sides together down the center. Your hood should look like this once your done.

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YOur cape will look best if you line it, so make sure you cut double what you need as I listed above.
Of course if it's a super super quick job, you can skip the lining, and fold in your edges for a hem. Rolled hem would work best IMO.
You can also choose to line it with a contrast fabric, or a lining fabric. I choose to do both sides in Velvet crush.

ONce you have both your hoods done, you can sew them right sides together and sew along the front.

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Turn and press. Pressing is an important part as it makes your items look more crisp and finished and it makes it a bit easier to sew if you press as you go. Really you should of pressed as you finished sewing each hood down the center.
NOTE: if your using fabrics like Velvet Crush, or velveteen, be sure to press on a low temp, or use a hankerchief as a buffer so you don't ruin the fabric.

This is what your hood should look like.
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You can also go back and top stitch to make your hood look even more crisp, finished and defined!

Now on to the cape!
If your handsewing, this part takes a bit of time.
Be sure to pin your fabrics together, or you might end up with a sorta lobsided cape if the fabric slips or moves as your sewing.

Unfortunately I didn't really do too good of a job taking pictures throughout my process here, and I took the pics with my phone... but
After you've pinned your capes together you can sew it around, except for the collar.

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Turn and press.

Then you attach your hood to your collar, and after you finish the seam between the hood and collar either with a zigsag stich, surging or hand finishing the seam, you can add a closure clasp, or ribbon ties and your done! Ready to go ghouling around the block.
^_^

HOpe this was somewhat helpful. ^_~

Till next time!

-Catz