Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Do It Your Dang Self

Note: Heinous Hats does not condone following any of the above advice in order to better emulate 
a pirate. It was just the best illustration of a DIY I could find on the Internet, so there you go.

So it looks like whatever glitch was screwing up the blog has finally passed/resolved/fixed itself after much screaming impotently at the screen of my laptop, so where were we? Oh, yeah--costumes, and this week, we're gonna be looking at DIY costumes. Because as a prominent lady-type in your family has likely uttered at some point and time in your life, some stuff is just better when it's home-made.

And since you know I don't say stuff like that unless I can bring receipts, let's get this post started, shall we?

First up is this DIY TARDIS costume, which requires paint, a cardboard box and possibly a good printer. You'll have to supply your own Doctor and companion, though.

A bit less ambitious a DIY, perhaps, but I'm loving this Where's Waldo? costume tutorial. This one is especially good for parties and group photos at said parties.

A certain trilogy of movies that will not be mentioned aside, this Soundwave Transformers DIY fills me with so much freakin' glee that it's amazing I've been able to type coherently for this lo--OMG IT'S SOUNDWAVE AND HE'S GOT THE TAPE DECK AND EVERYTHING SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

And finally, just because this is something I wish I could convince TH to do, here are the best couple costumes I have ever seen in my whole life:

Not only are they good for controlling pedestrian traffic, but I bet those lights help keep a person warm, so these would work great if you're gonna be outside all Halloween night long.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Putting On The Dog

While I think it's pretty obvious that I will take any excuse to post a picture of a corgi, it does 
help when the pic in question ties in as neatly with the post's topic, like the one above does.

Aw yeah, Internets--you know what time it is. Although to be fair, the time isn't really as important so much as the date is, because it's October and while there's a lot of things that happen during this month, the most important thing is that holiday at the very end called Halloween.

For those who've been reading the blog for at least a year, you might have noticed that I really, really enjoy Halloween. This is not just because of leftover nostalgia from back when I was allowed by society to go trick-or-treating (although it does help a bit); there's just something fun about Halloween even for adults. It's the one day of the year where you are not only encouraged to dress up in costume, but the more effort you put into it, the cooler you are. The only other way you can do that is cosplay at conventions, but those can get a little pricey; whereas on Halloween, you get to do the same thing and attend parties for free. And you still get candy without having to go door-to-door for it, too.

So seeing as I like to take the entire month to focus on that most awesome of holidays, that means we'll be looking at costumes and such, starting with costumes for pets today.

Things I Did Not Know Before Today:

  1. You can apparently have chinchillas as pets, and
  2. There are costumes for them, as shown above.
So you could, in theory, have your very own Batchinchila.

Since this wouldn't be a proper pet costume post without one, here's a cat in a Billy Goat Gruff costume. As to whether this is the first, second or third BGG depends entirely on your cat.

And since this is at the same source, here's a guinea pig dressed like sushi:

A piece of nigirizushi, to be exact. Or so Wikipedia tells me, although it could be wrong. Sushi isn't my strong suit.

And now, because I couldn't resist, here's a dog dressed up like an Ewok:

Admit it--your day is now better for having seen this. I know mine is.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Friends, Internets, Blog-Reading Folks: Lend Me Your Ears

If you have to ask why I chose this print to kick off today's post, you're 
either new to the blog or just haven't been playing close enough attention.

You wanna know why I want you to lend me your ears? Well, the truth is that I don't. Not really. But since today's post is all about ear warmers, I felt I needed to say something that would at least reference the subject a little bit (as well as pique interest, obviously), so I snagged a line from Shakespeare and tweaked it for my own purposes. It's what all the cool kids are doing these days. I think.

So now that we've gotten that out of the way, on to the post!

First up is this technicolor rainbow knotted ear warmer, which I like for two reasons:
  1. The brightness of the colors seem tailor-made to fight off the gray, dull days of late fall and all of winter, and
  2. It looks really warm. And that's an important quality to have in ear warmers.

Next up is a little something for the DIY crowd: a tutorial on how to make your own ear warmer. There are several examples over at the source, but this positively ostentatious bow just needed to be shared here.

While it might be a bit late in the season for toadstools (or maybe completely out of season; I don't know--I'm not exactly brimming with knowledge on fungi), these chunky crocheted ear warmers will add a touch of woodland whimsy regardless of what season it is.

And now, just because I'm a sucker for ear warmers that could feasibly double as a costume, here's a deer ear warmer, complete with antlers:

Note: These aren't the only ear warmers available at the above-linked shop. There are bunches more; these just happened to be the ones I chose to share here. Click on over to see the rest--it'll be so worth your while.


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