Happy DIY Friday! Today’s project? A much cooler version of a diving helmet, using a globe as the base. Enjoy!
(Or, if you are super hardcore, there are these 1930s instructions…)
Continuing my thoughts from earlier this week, it’s totally reasonable to think the spider demon possessing these four people would have a physical representation that creepy crawls between the four of them, weaving spiderwebs and laying eggs.
Happy Horrifying DIY Friday!
DIY Cyberpunk Spikes. Monster of the grimdark future, you too can trap your enemies with this hypnotic glow!
Today’s DIY Friday feature’s a tutorial for making snow globes- or whatever little beautiful thing you’d like to call them. MacGuffins, perhaps? Or tiny mobile altars to one deity or another, where shaking them releases an area effect. They could also be used to create lanterns, if you filled them with small, glow-in-the-dark items as well as glitter; charge them up by a fire, and then you have a modest light in the darkness, increased by the refraction of the water and the reflections of the glitter.
Craft well, my friends.
Today’s DIY Friday features pin curls! If you watch the video, you’ll see an excellent example of pin curls at the end. The lovely instructor is doing a hairstyle that depends on thoroughly modern tools; however, the basic pin curl can be achieved with nothing more high-tech than hair pins. Don’t take my word for it; check out here and here.
The up version of the pin curl is a relatively recent trend, judging by the visual record; it’s a 20th century thing. However, pin curling is not just a hair style, but a method of hair styling. Once the curls are let down, they could be brushed out to get this look (NSFW), or left to curl, like this.
One warning: I have it on good authority (from my American Girl books) that sleeping on hair pinned up can hurt like the Dickens. Consider that before you experiment with the authentic, old-timey method.
Finishing up aviation week is a tutorial on how to make your own bomber hat! This, like the coveralls and bomber jacket, came into fashion in an era when flying could mean death- or just the loss of an ear to frostbite. Stay warm and fly high, my friends!
Note: This tutorial uses flannel, faux fur, and yarn for the flap strings. When ratcheting up your steampunk meter, consider replacing the fabric with leather, for extra warmth, or with satin or some other foppish fabric/pattern, for the gentlemen aviator. The one thing I wouldn’t do is add metal bits; this is something designed to keep you warm, and stray bits of metal near your face are a good way to get a gear stuck to your tongue!
Today’s DIY Friday is provided via the lovely Rusco! (He sent the link; the work, of course, is the author’s). It’s a fantastic tutorial on making your own cuirass. Enjoy!