Flying Sciurus

The Last of Us Clicker Mighty Mugg custom figure.

Been busy lately and haven’t had a chance to post some figures in my backlog. Sculpting the fungal growths was a lot of fun and its always good to make a figure that is messy and gross. I put a high gloss finish on edges of the feathered fungal growths, mouth and bloodied hands to give that disgusting wet look.

mariswicks:

I did something for the Ghibli Jam!  Radish Spirit, being a little coy.

mariswicks:

I did something for the Ghibli Jam!  Radish Spirit, being a little coy.

jigokuen:

The full lineup, now with Poison Ivy and Supergirl! Sorry for the slight repost, I think seeing them together makes the overall unifying design elements clearer (like the weird 90’s vibe haha).

Street clothes super heroes/villains!

Optimus Prime custom Munny. 
Somewhere in this figure is a 4” munny. with sculpted elements it ended up being 6.5”.Gun was an extra accessory from a Mighty Mugg figure. Someone said that robot figures are a difficult sculpt and I am inclined to agree:)

Optimus Prime custom Munny.
Somewhere in this figure is a 4” munny. with sculpted elements it ended up being 6.5”.Gun was an extra accessory from a Mighty Mugg figure. Someone said that robot figures are a difficult sculpt and I am inclined to agree:)

2.5” Marshall Lee custom micro Munny

2.5” Marshall Lee custom micro Munny

Toph and Lin Beifong Munnys

Toph and Lin Beifong Munnys

Kasumi from “Mass Effect 2” custom Mighty Mugg figure

Custom Toph figure based on a 4” Munny figure.

This is my second attempt at a Toph Munny figure of this size. Pretty happy with how the hair and face came out. arms and legs have been extended so the final height of the figure is 6”.

Custom Toph figure based on a 4” Munny figure.

This is my second attempt at a Toph Munny figure of this size. Pretty happy with how the hair and face came out. arms and legs have been extended so the final height of the figure is 6”.

Claire’s fancy-pants HISTORICAL FASHION MASTER POST

shoomlah:

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So my historical costuming resources list from 2011 was less than a page long- I’m not saying that I’ve learned a lot in the past three years, but this list is now sitting pretty at a solid nine pages.  Whew.  And people wonder why I want to redo this damn series.

This list is by no means an exhaustive one- it’s a list of (primarily western) historical fashion resources, both online and offline, that is limited to what I know, own, or use!  It’s a work in progress, and I’m definitely hoping to expand on it as my knowledge base grows.  First things first, how about a little:

ADVICE FOR RESEARCHING HISTORICAL FASHION

  • Read, and read about more than just costuming.  Allowing yourself to understand the cultural and historical context surrounding the clothing of a particular region/period can be invaluable in sussing out good costume design.  Looking at pictures is all well and good, but reading about societal pressures, about construction techniques, daily routines, local symbolism, whatever else will really help you understand the rhyme and reason behind costuming from any given context.
  • Expand your costume vocabulary.  When you’re delving into a new topic, costuming or otherwise, picking up new terminology is essential to proper understanding and furthering your research.  Write down or take note of terms as you come across them- google them, look up synonyms, and use those words as a jumping off point for more research.  What’s a wire rebato?  How does it differ from a supportasse?  Inquiring minds want to know.
  • Double-check your sources.  Especially on the internet, and double especially on tumblr.  I love it, but it’s ground zero for rapidly spreading misinformation.  Books are usually your safest bet, but also take into account their date of publication, who’s writing them- an author’s biases can severely mangle their original source material.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  Do everything you can to find out information on your own, but feel free to reach out to people with more specialized areas of knowledge for help!  Be considerate about it- the people you’re asking are busy as well- but a specific line of questioning that proves you’re passionate and that you respect their subject matter expertise can work wonders.

Okay, onto the links!

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It’s impossible to overstate the importance of getting off the internet and looking into books!  God bless the internet, but books are (generally, this isn’t a rule) better-researched and better-sourced.  Bibliographies also mean each individual books can be a jumping off point for further research, which is always a fantastic thing.

Remember- owning books is awesome and you should absolutely assemble your own library of resources, but LIBRARIES.  Libraries.  You’ll be surprised to find what books are available to you at your local library.

GENERAL / SURVEYS

Patterns fo Fashion books
Detailed, hand-drawn diagrams of historical fashion, inside and out.  Pretty amazing stuff.

Fashion in Detail books
Not what you want if you’re looking for photos of entire costumes- note the “in detail” bit up there.  Just a beautiful series, and great reference for all the little things you might miss otherwise.  The V&A has an amazing fashion collection, and it’s great to see them share it with the world.

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wow! thanks so much for putting all the effort into making this post.