Bored this summer? Build a TARDIS!
Infinitely faster than growing one.
Making a Simple Tardis Bookcase =============
~ $60 + 15 hours (lots of it in between waiting for paint/ wood glue to dry)
bill of material:
1. structural (use screws)
2 pcs - 11.25” x 0.75” x 18” (sold as 11.5” by 1”, cut to 18” at HomeDepot)
4 pcs - 11.25” x 0.75” x 36” (sold as 11.5” by 1”, cut to 36”)
24+ pcs - I used #6 x 1.25” (anything #6 - #10 and 1”+long would be fine)
1 pcs - 19” x 36” (backboard; can be cut from big 4’ by 8’ of of thin plywood)
2. top decoration (use wood glue)
2 pcs - 3.5” x 0.75” x 12” (sold as 3.75” by 1”, cut to 12”)
1 pcs - 3.5” x 0.75” x 19.5” (sold as 3.75” by 1”, cut to 19.5”)
1 pcs - 11.25” x 0.75” x 17.5” (sold as 11.5” by 1”, cut to 17.5”)
3. fine decoration (use wood glue)
6 pcs - 31.75” x 2” (cut from big plywood sheet)
12 pcs - 2.625” x 2” (same plywood. * I used 11/32” thickness, but any works)
4 pcs - 2.625” x 1” ( just break two of above into 4 pieces)
4. For the top tardis alarm light, I used a PVC pipe connected to a pipe cap
5. your choice of blue spray paint + wood glue
You can buy all these from HomeDepot, and get most of them cut for free there as well. Pictures are worth a thousand words, so I made some CAD drawing for anyone who wants to try this as a weekend project. Good Luck and Cheers!
#galaxy #fashion #diy. Teeah buddyy. (Taken with Instagram)
#chubby #bbw #galaxy #diy #silly (Taken with instagram)
Getting Started With Steampunk:Good and Cheap
Steampunk from Scratch
The great thing about steampunk is that the aesthetic allows for a lot of DIY. There’s a certain pride at being able to point to a piece of your steampunk outfit and say “I made that. I am entirely responsible for its existence.”
Making your own costume from scratch can be daunting; not everyone knows how to sew, has access to a sewing machine, or has the time or space. Luckily, there are dozens of great tutorials online for making steampunk accessories from scratch at all skill levels.
All of our crew members on the Good Ship Sappho go to school, and most of us have jobs as well. Our free time is not limitless. But you can add handmade accessories to your steampunk outfits on the budget of a college student.
In the photos above, the corset, skirt, and spats were made from scratch. The hat was covered in fabric by me, but I bought the original black hat at a convention. The corset was made with help from an online tutorial, but the spats and skirt were kind of thrown together. The skirt was actually based on a plaid skirt I saw on etsy. I had a good idea of what I wanted to make, and I carefully planned out how to get there.
Corset tutorial This is not a historically accurate pattern, but it is a lot easier to use than most paper patterns.
Leg warmers/spats This is not the tutorial I used to make my spats. These spats will not follow the curve of your ankle. Instead they will look more bulky.
Flamenco skirt Some steampunking required
Boot covers This is similar to how I made my spats
Goggles from scratch No metalworking required. These goggles are made from scrap leather and mason jar lids.
Easy Jabot You know, that lacy thing gentlemen would wear around their necks. This tutorial is not historically accurate.
Knickers (The way this tutorial is set up may make it hard to follow)
Spats for high-heeled shoes
Petticoat (warning: more complex.)
No Sewing Required
Hat Made from cardboard. Very fragile.
Goggles from scratch No metalworking here, these goggles are made from mostly cardboard.
How to make craft foam look like metal This is how we made Captain Kieran’s arm.
Things I learned from making the skirt and spats:
-spats have to be made to fit over one specific pair of shoes, or several pairs of VERY SIMILAR shoes as best.
-you always need more trim than you think.
-I am really bad at sewing invisible zippers.
These guys always have great outfits. You should follow their blog for fab tutorials, photos, and tidbits about their steamsonas.