I’ve never been a DIY type, but I thought that for this blog specifically, we’d try our hand at some real good DIY costumes and see how they go. I don’t have much I can do for now since I don’t have any materials to make anything with. But, in the meantime it’s my goal to pull the focus of the “do it yourself” types into Second Skin and see just what they think.
The new segment will be focused on clever costume ideas, people who are into them, and potentially feature some fun videos and photos of the costumes in the making. I’ll be enlisting the help of people all around me to see if we can’t document some of the most creative costume creations out there. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get some hits for it.
In light of this new focus to add to the blog, I thought I’d make a post with our first DIY feature. I’m not making anything here myself, but with the magic of the Interwebs I’ll bring you the best of the best in home-brewed ideas to supplement your excuse for dressing up, or down for that matter.
Gearing up for DIY time
If you’re going to make your own stuff you need to prepare. That’s our focus today. There are a few things to know if you wanna DIY your own costume. Here are the basic ideal steps to get DIY ready.
- Idea – Come up with an idea for the costume you want to create. This is self explanatory, so I’ll leave it at that.
- Mock it up! – I’m no artist, so I like to pull images from the Internet to convey my message to myself. Once I have a visual, I can work with it. There are some great sites out there too.
- Get the tools – Find what you need once you have a plan and buy it all at once. You don’t want to interrupt the creative process. This could be anything from glue guns, spray paints, beads, sewing gear, and of course fabrics or whatever.
- Document it and put it online! – This is an important step. If you get pics or videos of it, put it online and you’ll see that there are tons of people who are interested in what you have to show. I’d like to think that there would be a way to get paid for your genius, but I don’t know if anyone has come up with that plan.
So that should get you started. Come to think of it, we’ll be doing segments highlighting a lot of home brewed stuff just to keep it fresh here. You deserve the spotlight of a rock star, so send us what you have and we’ll attach it to a unique post and give you the hard earned attention you deserve!
We’ll be back soon with more DIY content, so stay tuned.