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Homemade Gorilla Suit Costumes

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Gorilla suit costumes are a classic, and it doesn’t matter what you’re dressing up for. A gorilla suit costume is just as appropriate at a science fiction convention as it is at a Halloween party. And new versions of the classic gorilla costume look more realistic than ever.

Making your own gorilla suit costume can be a challenge, but it can be a fun way to spend some time with one of your kids, and it can save you a little bit of money. If you’re handy and like doing craft type stuff, give making your own gorilla suit for Halloween a try.

Your gorilla suit will need arms and a torso, as well as pants. I recommend sweatshirts and sweatpants, in black or gray. You can then attach the fur to the appropriate places on the costume. Get yourself a cool gorilla mask to top it off with, and you’ve got a homemade gorilla costume that can’t be beat.

If you really want to have some fun with a gorilla suit, try emulating some of the early Planet of the Apes movies to see if anyone is nostalgic enough to remember the films and make the connection. If you’ve got some buddies who are also science fiction geeks, you could even have someone dress as Charlton Heston from the movie. If someone is creative and artistic, you could set up your own Statue of Liberty prop so that you can re-enact the end of the original movie. That will really drive the crowd wild.

Arts And Crafts – Wholesale Craft Suppiles

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Arts and Crafts include several hobbies and activities which often involve the creation of unique hand-made items. People of all ages enjoy arts and crafts because it is fun and also a lively way to learn new skills and techniques to show creativity. There are instances where it becomes necessary to buy large quantities of craft supplies. It is more likely for crafts supplies to be bought in bulk by schools, camps and some non-profit organizations.

However, supplies may also be bought in generous quantities by a single individual. The great thing about craft supplies is that they have the ability to be stored for very long periods until you are ready to use them. There are many websites devoted to the sale of craft supplies a few of these sites will be listed below with a brief overview of what each site has to offer.

Websites that Specialize in the Sale of Wholesale Craft Supplies

Jandrind(dot)com

They provide competitive prices because all their stock comes directly from manufacturers and large scale importers of craft supplies.
They ship mostly to customers in the United States, but have extended shipping to other international locations. If an order is placed by noon it will be shipped on the same day.

They have a great supply of 1000 different unfinished cast resign figures, large collections of Rusty tin products and unfinished paper mache figures an objects.
Other craft supplies include adhesives, craft paints and mediums, Hardware, Decorative Rings , Musical Movements, Slate, Stencils, Craft Wire, Decorative Wire, Wood Products, Primitive/Country Craft supplies, and many more other useful items.

craftsitedirectory(dot)com

This is an online Directory for craft supply wholesalers. It contains multiple links to several different websites that cater to all your craft supply needs.

It exhibits a comprehensive list of all of these locations along with a brief summary of what each has to offer.

beadsrfun(dot)com

As their slogan suggests “Save with Wholesale Beads, Findings & Jewellery Making Supplies Direct From The Factory” this site is dedicated to the sale of some craft supplies specifically those needed to make jewellery. It will fulfil a part of your craft supply needs. However for a greater variety of tools other wholesalers should be visited.

wholesalecentral(dot)com

This site is an online directory of many different types of wholesalers there are a few Craft supply wholesalers listed within this category.  However, you will need to search the list thoroughly as there are a vast number of other suppliers that do not sell art supplies listed. Therefore it is possible to overlook the craft wholesale suppliers that are displayed.

crafthobbywholesale(dot)com

This site specializes in the sale of a wide range of arts and crafts supplies including beads, buttons, stickers, craft kits, paint, feathers, googly eyes, foam shapes, and many more suitable items.If you buy over $100 worth of items you will not pay any shipping fees. The minimum amount that must be spent is $20. Read here for more information on Fabric Crafts.

Tips:

It is important that you shop around to get the best values available.

It is possible to visit a wholesale site that does not offer particularly competitive prices.

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September 29th, 2010 at 2:51 am

Sewing – an Interesting Craft

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Being able to sew items on your own is a very good way of saving yourself some cash. For example a handbag may be a very costly item and after buying one it still might not have all the compartments that you wish for. But if you are able to make one, then you can put in all the pockets, designs, straps, zippers, etc. that you require. Being able to sew opens up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to arts and crafts. You can make just about anything that you want and decorate it any way you want. If you have sewing knowledge but are not entirely sure of how to put all the elements together you can purchase patterns for the different things you desire to make and use the pattern as your guide. On the other hand there are several sites on the internet that offer free patterns and designs that you can use.

Your craft sewing project is completely up to you; there are so many selections and possibilities that it would be impossible to focus on just one. You can make dolls, quilts, clothes, mittens, key covers, chair covers, CD holders, pillows, pin cushions and several other things. Not only can these items be handy to you around your home but they can also be a good source of revenue as other people will also be interested in the craft items you sew.

Just imagine putting on a baby shower, bridal party or even having your own wedding and being able to make your own favors and gifts. These are gifts that will not just be useful to each guest but it will mean a lot more to them knowing that you made it with your own two hands and purposefully put in each element specifically with them in mind.

If you would like to get into making your own craft items but possess no sewing experience, you can take a sewing class to learn the fundamentals or you can check out one of the numerous sites online which will teach you the fundamental things about sewing to get you started. Besides the patterns that you can buy, you may furthermore purchase a craft kit with the item you desire, then you can put it together.

Many craft sewing websites have a part where sewers can come together and compare notes, and share different craft ideas and patterns for other crafters to use. Each user is permitted to have their own blog where they can share notes, thoughts, videos and pictures of their various projects to give and get opinions about them.

Your craft items will look even better if you are able to decorate them with embroidery, appliqués, stamps or like decorations. Again there are several websites and books out there which you can use to learn. It’s the small things that will really make your craft items look professional and nice therefore you should definitely learn how to do this step yourself.

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June 8th, 2010 at 1:09 am

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