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September 12, 2012
Summer Retrospective: Sword-Play
Corrugated cardboard. Glue gun. Spray paint. Bling.
Caitlyn and I have been (slowly) working our way through Craftsy's Costume Box class. I always seem to think we'll have more time over the summer than we actually do. Fortunately, Craftsy's classes don't come with specific time limitations so we can watch the class lessons whenever we have time. At the rate we're going, we'll maybe get one more project done before Halloween.
Starting with the sword was Caitlyn's choice. Of course, she also wants wings, crowns, cloaks, wands, a fairy skirt, armor and boot covers. I expect she'll try to wear it all at once.
She did the template tracing and chose which gems should go where. I did the cutting, spray-painting and the glue-gunning.
The class has a lesson for a scabbard. I'm wondering if I can adapt it some how to wear it on the back, for an over-the-shoulder draw... So much cooler than a standard hip-belt.
Oh, and can I have a moment to be ridiculously pleased that she wanted a sword in the first place? She may be a fairy princess at heart, but she's going to save herself, thank you very much.