1 Up Box is a monthly subscription box that send you various geeky goodies every month! It's about $20 a month so if you're interested in signing up click here. This month's theme was Transform!
This was by far my favorite thing in the box! I saw it immediately after opening and was super excited! :D It's super soft and looks so cute next to all my other geeky plushies.
This was this month's pin. Last month is still my favorite--I'm bias though, I love me some mew. This is a pretty cute pin still.
I honestly don't think I'll ever use these but it's still a pretty cool design. They're pretty big for temporary tattoos, I'm used to much smaller and discrete ones, so this was something different!
This was another favorite item! I really love adventure time and thought this was just the cutest, although I don't think I'll actually wear it that often. I'll just have to figure out something to wear this with at some point.
This necklace isn't anything too fancy, but I'm really happy with it. This is probably my second favorite item from this month's box. I really like jewelry with that eerie feel.
I love the fit, fabric and comfort of the 1 Up Box shirts so much! I'm not too familiar with the topic of the shirt though, sadly (I know, boo me) but it's still a good comfy shirt for lounging around in.
I didn't receive the stickers that were suppose to come in this month's box. I think it may have been lost during shipping or not packaged by mistake. It's okay because well hey, mistakes happen and I'm still pretty happy with everything I received.
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I made Korra for one of my best friends, Jessica Jeanne. So here's a bit on the process I went threw to make it :)
For the shirt, I made a pattern using the duct tape method. I had my friend wear an old shirt that could be cut up, then wrapped masking/duct tape around her (don't use pressure. You don't want it tight!). I copied that onto materials and then sewed it together. I used a stretch, lightweight cotton material for the shirt and put an invisible zipper in the back. The white pieces are bias tape. You can also mod pre-existing patterns.
For her arm bands, I used newspaper to make a simple "pattern"--really just to get the right size and length so it would fit well. make sure the openings are able to go over the widest part of the hands. While the blue pieces were a stretch, lightweight cotton materials, the bias tape doesn't have much give.
For the pants I used a simple pajama/sweat pants pattern from Simplicity. Just look around for something that's fitting, it should be easy to find.
I patterned the skirt with newspaper to get the right shape and size before cutting it out on the fabric. It's basically a large half circle. Then I sewed fake fur around the edges. I'm not sure what the exact material I used was, but it was close to a plush material (something that'd be used for stuffed animals). It was soft and semi-fuzzy. The skirt has a string tie, as well--like pj bottoms and sweat pants. I made the tie from the same kind of cotton material I'd been using.
For the blue skirt I cut out two triangles, sewed them together inside out (with a small section left open), turned them right side out and finished sewing it up. I attached Velcro onto the front side of the blue skirt, on either ends of the triangle corners that'd be against the brown skirt. Then I attached a longer strip to the inside of the brown skirt--this way the blue skirt would attach simply by Velcro-ing it on.
The arm band was made from the same type of cotton material the rest of the costume was made from (I used this lightweight, stretch cotton for everything but the lining, fur and brown skirt--it's super comfy to wear and breathable). To add the pattern I used white fabric paint the brand Tulip. To get straight lines I laid down scotch tape and taped paper circles where need be. For this you want to dab on the paint, don't paint it like you would a painting or something because then the paint may get under any lifted parts of the tape or paper and the line won't be as clean. I sewed it together after the paint was dry. Remove the tape once fully dry and before sewing--make sure the tape goes off the edges of the fabric so you have an edge to easily grab when taking it off.
And that's how I made Korra. Hope this could be of some use to any future Korra cosplayers out there! :)
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Received my first 1 Up Box! 1 Up Box is a monthly subscription box that send you various geeky goodies every month! It's about $20 a month so if you're interested in signing up click here. This month's theme was Legends!
I received this can cooler and/or coffee warmer? I'm not sure what these are called but it helps insulate your drink! I didn't notice in my video that it was a Hercules reference because I derped. I think this is pretty cute. I am a bit worried that drinks may not sit up right or risk tipping over in it until it's more broken in, though.
This is super adorable. It's a cute little chibi vinyl of Dead Pool. I didn't even know this was a series but now that I do I'm definitely going to have to look into collecting more.
I don't have anything that I put patches on but I love the Legend of Zelda series. I'm definitely going to have to find something to put patches on now.
I didn't really have use for any of these things really but it was something small, simple and cute to receive in the box. I really like the decal sticker--I know I'll find use for that.
This was one of my favorite things to receive. Definitely giving it to my Valentine. I like how adorable the art is and the quote is.
I'm going to have to start finding a place to put buttons! I really love this month's button. It's so cute. This is another one of my favorite things I received in the box.
This was, of course, the best thing in the box. I am in love with the shirt. I love the art work and the fact they champions are all pugs. I also love League of Legends so I was so excited to receive a product relevant to them. The shirt also fits great! I marked my shirt size as a woman's small.
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