Jayne at NineWorlds

So, I finally got to take Vera out for a cosplay appearance when I went to NineWorlds GeekFest recently. By the way, if you have any way of making it happen, GO TO NINEWORLDS NEXT YEAR! Best convention ever, this was my second year attending and it was brilliant.

But, this post is about Vera/Jayne, so here we go.

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Vera was very well received and I got a lot of compliments for her crochet goodness. Unfortunately I was too busy having way too much fun to take any decent pictures at the convention, but here are a few others have taken:

That's me in the foyer, showing off my Vera. Photo by Mike Brooks

That’s me in the foyer, showing off my Vera.
Photo by Mike Brooks

Photo by @Entorien

Photo by @Entorien

That's Mark M. very happy to be holding a cuddly Vera

That’s Mark M. very happy to be holding a cuddly Vera

If you happen to have any photos of yourself or me holding Vera, do send them my way so I can add them here!

More weaponry!

Now that Vera is done, I am working on the smaller pieces for my Jayne cosplay. The knife is all finished.

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And the handgun is about halfway done!

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We’re getting there! Just a few more pieces to finish.
I also started working on the Wonderwoman top for Wayne’s costume. So I’m keeping quite busy.

I finally finished my crochet Vera!

She’s done! She’s done!
It’s been a good 80 hrs of work (possibly more, I’m not very good at keeping track) but she’s finally done!
She’s so cuddly and pretty and huge, I love her!

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She’s completely crocheted without a pattern, filled with upholstery foam and wooden dowels for stability as well as ceramic baking beads for weight balance. She’s quite heavy for a crocheted item, but still light enough to tote around all day.
I’ve started working on Jayne’s knife and will also crochet his handgun and holster and belt pockets. Hoping to get it all done before August for NineWorlds Geek Fest!

A handful of fire power!

The bullets are done. This is moving along quite slowly again as I was ill for a while. But the strap is now half way done as well! I should be able to finish my Vera this weekend!

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😀

Six bullets and a strap

I am six bullets and a strap away from completing Vera! She’s turning out gorgeous and I am super proud of it already. Almost there, almost there!

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She’s reinforced with wooden dowels, weighted with ceramic baking beads (to balance the shorter end with the longer, bulkier front) and filled with upholstery foam.
I have the cargo trousers and shirt ready to go as well, so the costume is getting towards completion. I would like to try to crochet the holders, gun, knife and gloves as well if I can get them done in time.
Here’s hoping! 😀

Vera update

I finally made some time to work on Vera again! It’s been way too long.

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She’s coming along nicely. I used a 9mm dowel to reinforce the body and the grip for better stability.
Here’s to hoping I can finish her soon as I have a long list of cosplays I want to finish this year! 😀

Amigurumi Lesson Video is up!

Alright, I FINALLY (after over a year) got around to editing and uploading the Amigurumi kitty cat pattern and tutorial video.

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This is the kitty you can learn to crochet! The pattern is up on Ravelry.

If you have no experience with crocheting at all, or haven`t tried amigurumis yet, I suggest watching a few of my other tutorial videos first to get the basic methods down. All crochet tutorials can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/myntkat/playlists
You can crochet along to the cat video which can be found here:
Video 1/2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyP-9xe6K6o
Video 2/2 http://youtu.be/eGuWda3HNTM

Hope you enjoy and I hope to see lots of crochet kitties soon!

Cheers,

Bianca

Trigger Happy!

Got the trigger and huge magazine for Vera finished! This thing is starting to come together. Lots of detail work still to do, but the largest chunk is done.

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The rest of the gun has so many small details though, it’s going to take a while to finish. Very happy with the progress so far though. 😀

Free dancing babygroot crochet pattern

I have been thinking about making myself a dancing baby Groot for a while, but I want him to be functional and haven’t quite worked out how yet, though someone is working on looking into Arduino options for me. However, today I ran into this free crochet pattern and thought I’d share with all of you!

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Isn’t he adorable? You can find the pattern right here on Twinkiechan’s blog!
Enjoy and show off your finished Grooties!

Vera is coming along

It’s very rudimentary, but I have the basic body finished, everything else will be built on top of this. Unfortunately I ran out of black yarn, so I’ll have to work on the decorative bits and piecew until I stock up again.

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I’m using upholstery foam for the filling for the first time, I’m hoping it’s more stable than polyfil and holds the shape better. It seems to be working well so far, we’ll see how it goes once all the bits and pieces are added.