Resident Evil Alice Sword Prop – The Kukri Swords

Resident Evil Alice Sword Prop – The Kukri Swords

Hello Folks!

It’s been a long long while, I know. :S

I wanted to share with you my latest cosplay prop that I made. 🙂
How I made two Kukri Blades!
They are Alice’s two swords, knives or machetes from Resident Evil: Extinction.
They were fun to make but it took me a bit of time and planning.

If you know me, you will know I love the Resident Evil movies, mainly because of the main character, Alice, who is Milla Jovovich. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since I was a kid!
This year I wanted to be Alice again from RE3 as I have a lot of the pieces already for the costume from a couple years back Halloween. I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, XD so Halloween is usually the only time I get to cosplay. 😦

I made from scratch two kukri swords. The kukri or khukuri is a Nepalese knife with an inwardly curved blade, similar to a machete. The kukri is still being used today by the Nepalese people. The kukri is designed primarily for chopping.

 

I made mine from pieces of paper and such that would have been thrown out in the landfill.
I used a firm paperboard for the blades and mod-podged tissue paper to the blade cutouts to give them firmness and depth.
The handles were of cardboard/foam inserts from a parcel packing material and trimmings from a rolled carpet we newly installed in our house. No waste here!


I painted the blades after mod-podging them a pearl silver that I got from Wal-Mart.
I inserted the dried painted (silver) blade ends inside the handles after slicing the center of them for strength.
I cut strips of the carpet trimmings and glued them with all-purpose glue all around the handles.

 

Once they were dried, I wrapped black electric tape all around the handles.

The blades are a little floppy but I don’t mind. I want people comfortable around me if they see that they aren’t’ real. XD

The handles are very comfy with the carpet trimmings, giving it extra cushion but firm grip from the electrical tape.

I hope you have fun making your own set of Kukri Swords!

Salute!

 

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How to make a Uzi (Prop)

 

Hello Everyone!

I want to share my newest “how to” post 🙂
I made two uzis for my coming up cosplay costume. I am planning on dressing up as, Alice from Resident Evil: Apocalypse. I’m so excited!
resident 2 Movie

I’ll share my complete cosplay once I’m done but I wanted to share how I made the uzis and how you can make your own as well. It was a lot of work and time but they were a lot of fun for me. I enjoy the props aspect of cosplay the best.

Join me here to begin your uzi 🙂

Cheers!

Poetry of Vintage Times : Vintage Lace

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VINTAGE LACE

Lace from vintage times,

Touches an age when women sat on sturdy oak chairs,

Flowing and layered skirts,

As time ticked by,

Delicate lace is created with hands working in candle light,

or sunlight broke through the single pane glass windows,

When women would gather and keep each other company while tots played,

The age when strong threads were only made,

Hand weaved into beautiful and intricate fine pieces of art,

Vintage Lace tells a story of long hours as each piece is planned

and once the journey begins to ends.

Vintage Lace reflects an age when quality mattered not quantity.

 

Copyrighted by CuteFluff
This poem is a reflection of my love of all things vintage. I hope you like it. XD_Crista

 

New Craft Book Review

Hello Folks,

I wanted to share my latest craft book review!

Felt with Love: Felt Hearts, Flowers and Much More
Author: Madeleine Millington

I love cute items and I love working with anything felt. Madeleine instructions are easy to follow and the books photography is bright and colorful.

Check out my complete review here.

 

Tiny Toques / Beanies with Pompoms

Hello, Folks!

What do you do with a sturdy cardboard tube and yarn? Make little hats, of course!!
Come join me if you want to do a craft of recycling and reusing up scraps of yarn.
I hate wasting and I want to encourage the world that something that could have gone in the garbage could instead become something else entirely.
They’re fun to make with kids or on your own. Give them as gifts, add them to heads of teddy bears or stick them on your jacket with a pin. Super cute!

Join me here!

_CuteFluff

Happy Holidays!

Hello, Folks!

I want to say to all my crafting friends, Happy Holidays! I hope you all have an awesome time with your family and friends, it’s a time to eat plenty and be merry. No more stressing! Take a deep breath and say it’s not supposed to be perfect. Do we remember those perfect moments? No, we remember those silly moments when you forget to stuff the turkey.

Here I am, showing off my mom’s scarf and mitts she made me. I love the colors! Thanks again, mom ❤

We’ll see you folks in the new year,  2016!

 

Snow Covered Decorative Bottle Vases

Milk glass jars transformed (11)

Hello Folks!

I hope you’ve been well!
I want to share my latest tutorial of how to reuse glass or plastic bottles. All you need is space, Epsom salts, Tacky spray and time.
You can check it out here.  The once useless bottles will become useful again! Make them into beautiful vases for dried flowers or other decorations.

Thank you for visiting!

 

How To Make A Cardboard Shield

Hello Folks,

I wanted to share my newest tutorial of how to make your own shield for your Halloween, plays and cosplays costumes. It was a lot of fun but it does take preparation. I give a full detail instruction of how its done here. Check it out, if you want a cooler and more unique shield.

Thank you for visiting CuteFluff!

How to Crinkle / Scrunched Seam Binding

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Hello Fellow Friends,

I have decided to share a tutorial on how to crinkle your own seam binding. What is seam binding? It’s a densely woven, lightweight, thin ribbon. I use it strictly for embellishments like bows. If you would like to learn how to create textured bows for your projects use Rayon Seam Binding and click here. The brand I use is, ” Hug Snug,” and I highly recommend it. I love their color assortments and excellent quality.

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I wish you well and I hope you’re enjoying this Autumn season.