~Halloween~ Half-Life style

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm working on many crafty things, but the most instantly satisfying has to be the Black Mesa symbol and ID I created for my friend's Halloween costume. His ID tag reads:
Black Mesa
ID 300588293
Gordon Freeman
Anomalous Materials

If only the head-crab plushie was in stock! Valve, you disappointed me. Swinging around a bloody crowbar (not pictured) just isn't the same without a head-crab to chase after. The ID tag was whipped up in Illustrator along with the Black Mesa symbol. ID was then inserted into the name tag, and the Black Mesa symbol printed on heat-transfer paper and ironed onto the lab coat.

Note: This post has been updated. For downloads and tips to make this costume, please see my Gordon Freeman Costume Resources post.

Quietly Working (on a mouse and scarf)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Juggling paid work and college coursework is difficult, but I always make time for crafting. My little mouse friend here is about half done: she needs limbs, a coat, and a new set of whiskers to finish her off. The weather has turned for the cold finally, so I've pulled out the knitting needles and am working on a waffle patterned scarf with/for my dorm-neighbor. I'm using a simple scarf pattern I've used before and still love from Bernat yarns. The scarf pattern can be found here.
With Halloween just around the corner I'm hoping to get something festive crafted too, but I'm still tossing around ideas.
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