This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more
Thrift stores! As a Steampunk, they can be your best friend, but it's easy to make a tragic mistake. This hands-on guide will help you navigate the murky waters of successful thrifting in order to find the hidden gems that will make your Steampunk outfit complete! Thrift Stor ...more
Halloween is a night to dress up as any character you'd like—but for women, that typically means wearing something skimpy or downright absurd. From "sexy" policewomen to nearly undressed fairy tale princesses, we're surrounded by costumes that leave little to the imagination. ...more
The white, button-down shirt is a classic. Here we show you 8 different ways to style one for your own unique look. The bow tie Button all the way up and wear a statement necklace. Layer jewelry Add long chains and necklaces under the collar. Flower Add a flower pin for a ...more
Let's say that you've got the look down, and you have your Steampunk props all ready to go. Congratulations! You're a Steampunk! But now what do you do with yourself? You can sit there, patting yourself on the back, but that gets lonely after awhile. Your props will look nic ...more
This video shows us how to make a DIY long vest out of a scarf in no time! You will need: a wide scarf, matching thread, other colored thread, safety pins, needles, and scissors. First, measure yourself shoulder to shoulder and add 15cm to that number. Next, measure 30cm on ea ...more
Nearly everyone of note in the Steampunk community has tried at one time or another to define what Steampunk is, myself included. Every time someone tries, it's met simultaneously with both backlash and support for either being too open or too closed. Half of the people seem ...more
Bring some excitement to your vest. Accessorize and expand your wardrobe with this stylish multi-functional vest cover-up. This one piece can be re-configured and worn in totally different stylish ways! See how to make a multifunctional vest coverup in this video from GiannyL. ...more
This video shows everything about how to put on a rented tuxedo. When you get your tux, the shoes will be hanging in a bag on the outside of the bag. Inside the bag will be the coat, shirt, vest or cummerbund, tie, pants and studs and links. Socks will be in the inside coat po ...more
Have you found yourself out a bad relationship with an old boyfriend? Did they leave a bunch of stuff at your place including some clothing? Well instead of throwing it in the trash, why not use it to make a cool outfit that will attract other guys to you. This tutorial shows ...more
Many of us in the Steampunk community have pets that we love and cherish, myself included, and we want those pets to share our joy of Steampunk. In reality, they couldn't care less, but for some reason we still love to dress them up. Their reactions usually range from bemused ...more
Just because you need to assemble an outfit for work doesn't mean it has to look all boring and aging. As long as you stay mostly covered up and don't pull out your neon-colored cheetah print stockings, you'll do just fine accessorizing and dressing fashionably. Check out thi ...more
In this video, we learn how to distress and crop a jean jacket. First, grab your jean jacket and decide where you want it to be cropped at. You can determine this by putting it on and then marking it at the spot you want to cut it. Measure it a couple of inches from where you ...more
If you're the youngest child and have many older brothers and sisters, it's almost certain you'll be getting hand me downs. If so, this video may be waht you are looking for. Using old worn clothing and making it into something new to wear will not only save you money, but sho ...more
This video shows us the method to reconstruct your t-shirt with a fringe design. You will need a long fitted t-shirt, scissors and a sewing machine which is optional. Cut off both sleeves of the t-shirt. Now cut the middle of the shirt on only one side. Cut off the collar. Hem ...more
The lady shows how to make the steadicam arm to work with glidecam stabilizer. The steadicam arm is made such as only a steadicam can be fitted on that. The video describes how to make the usable for glidecam with three simple tools ,a 10 ounce hammer ,a long nose player and a ...more
This cute no sew pattern for a vest takes about an hour and a half to make. Choose a relatively heavy and durable fabric for this project, especially if you want to keep warm during the cold winter and fall season.
Recently, buyout talks between Google and Groupon ended with Groupon turning down Google's $6 million offer. But with Amazon backing LivingSocial, should they have? Your guess is as good as mine, but one thing's for sure— Groupon has a great voice, and they're sharing it with ...more
Google has a new smartphone, and if you own a TV or a computer, you've almost certainly heard about it. The ad campaign for the Pixel and Pixel XL is approaching iPhone levels of omnipresence, as Google has reportedly spent over $3.2 million on marketing, with that number expe ...more
It's as easy as 2,3,4,5,6,7...what happened to step 1? This is Chthonic chainmail at its finest. This instructional metalsmithing video will help you in making your very own chain mail vest using a four in one European chainmail pattern. After going through the basic process o ...more
It can sometimes be confusing for new armorsmiths to figure out the best way to attach a sleeve to a chainmail vest. However, the technique is actually quite easy, and this tutorial demonstrates how you can add a sleeve to a four in one style chainmail shirt.
We've experienced the HoloLens, learned a lot about the Meta 2, but almost nobody knows exactly what to expect out of Magic Leap's mixed reality headset. Thanks to a patent dug up by Quartz (which we saw first on Tech Insider), we now might have a better idea. Take a look: If ...more
Watch surfer Mark Visser take on a 30-40 foot massive wave off the famous Jaws reef break on Maui in nearly total darkness. Guided only by the LED lights built into his life vest and board, helicopters hovered overhead, filming the event. "It wasn’t until I saw the pictures I ...more
Most wouldn't think that "modern-boho" is appropriate for the office, but you can transform your gypsy garb into something professional and chic. In this video, Sydne Summer shows you how to do just that. Take cover If your maxi dress is sleeveless, cover up with a sheer long ...more
Here ya go, a collection of the web's nerdiest Mario-mania. C'mon, who doesn't love Mario? Check it out. Everything from tattoos to cake decorating to knitting to bento to stop-motion animation. The Happy Seamstress lovingly knit her husband a Mario sweater vest: Boston Coll ...more
For those who don't know, LEGO recently came out with a new line called Monster Fighters. This set is about fighting monsters, sure, but it's about fighting classic monsters in a Steampunk universe. Just look at this promotional picture from the LEGO site: That LEGO dude (prop ...more
We're bringing back the Vest in a whole new way. Move over Ferris Bueller, this quick and easy t-shirt restyling will have you stylin' in no time.
How do soldiers get into their bulky gear? What are those pouches, and what are they attached to? Is that a bullet proof vest? The answers to these questions, and more, await you here in this eyewitness footage from the field. Straight from Iraq, US military show you how they ...more
What happens when a entrepeneur/theme park creator and special effects artist/magician team up? You get a team crazy enough to create the first true virtual reality theme park (sorry, Six Flags). They only have a single experience so far, but it's already taken a giant leap be ...more
Check out this tutorial on how to recreate some fancy designer duds. Its time to get your ruffle on.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Aladdin and Jasmine. Start by drawing Jasmine, draw her hair on first, then start working on her face and head. Add on her earrings, eyebrows, and mouth. Make sure to pay attention to details and use a picture as a reference to what they ...more
A vest is an indispensible cover-up during the summer, not as thick or as stuffy as jackets because they let your arms, neck, and chest breathe, but still warm enough to keep you well covered during nippier summer nights. Learn how to make a reversible vest for summer with th ...more
Transforming your school uniform to express your individuality can be done very easily with a creative mind. One thing you can do to dress up a pair of pants and a plain tee is to wear different scarfs and belts. Feel free to mix and match. You can even try them with a cute ve ...more
Watch this instructional quilting video to learn how to sew a cutwork applique vest. You may want to work with a pattern in addition to watching this tutorial. Just trace, fuse, satin stitch, and trim to complete this festive vest.
How To : Throw on Regular Clothes for Halloween & Still Terrify Everyone as the Characters from 'Get Out' (Group Costume Guide)
Get Out absolutely tore up the record books this year. And the wildest thing about it? It did so with the most ordinary looking characters and props ever (hence the shoestring $4.5 million budget). Which makes it a godsend for the time- and cash-strapped come Halloween. With G ...more
New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 269th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the EDATE functi ...more
You have a great Glidecam and a Merlin vest fit for Steadycam... now what? You can easily adapt your two pieces of equipment to help them sync up. All you need is a few pieces of extra hardware to make it work.
Think only tall thin women can wear wide leg trousers? Think again. This how to video shows you petite women how you can pull off flared or wide legged pants. This streamlined silhouette is perfect for the office—especially when paired with sleek platform shoes, and a chic men ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to wear a full formal kilt outfit with accessories. You will need: socks, garters, shoes, kilt, sporran, kilt pin, jacket, vest, and knife. First, put your socks on, then wear the garter around the sock, folding the top of the sock over the top o ...more
Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more
If you need to wear a tuxedo vest, measuring is something that does not have to be spot-on. It will be adjustable at the neck and waist area. Most vests are offered on a small, medium, large, and extra large range. The chest and overarm measurement that's taken for your jacket ...more
In this tutorial we learn how to rig a fly line. Start by preparing the floating line or sinking line to accept the fly. Carefully unwind your leader, then fasten it over the perfection loop and thread it through the fly line perfection loop. This should make a nice tight knot ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a vest and a skirt Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own vest and skirt. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the ins ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a vintage inspired vest. First, measure yourself around the bust waist and hips. After this, write down what your measurements are, then mark them on a piece of fabric you want to use as your vest. Cut out the shape and then fold in the e ...more
Yup, that's right! There is a new larp starting up near me, called Cobalt Nightmares, where the theme is Post Apocalyptic Fantasy. I have to admit, I absolutely adore the Post Apocalyptic genre (especially that awesome Fallout LARP in Poland), and I'm interested to see what h ...more
The art of a perfect seamless shot hinges on your form. This tip from professional archer and hunter Larry Wise teaches you how to reduce misses when bowhunting. He covers the most common reason for the MISS when you bowhunt, which could be the string hitting the sleeve, catch ...more
Did you know there's a difference between "semiformal" and "dressy casual"? Here are the finer points of proper dress. Step 1: Put on your tails If the invitation says “white tie,” men should wear a black tailcoat with a single stripe of satin or braid; a white pique wing-col ...more
Artificial intelligence and augmented reality go together like spaghetti and meatballs, and Lenovo has some ideas on how to spice up the recipe. As part of their annual Tech World conference in Shanghai, China, Lenovo presented several concept applications and devices powered ...more
In some places, it's illegal to ride your bike at night without lights or reflectors, so if you plan on going for a joyride on your street bike, then you need to be prepared to share the road with vehicles and be seen. Appropriate gear and lighting are essential for safety whe ...more
exist†trace is a popular Japanese all-female metal band, and their singer Miko is something of a heavy metal beauty queen for modern times. This video will teach you how to replicate her makeup look from the band's video for "Vanguard". From the Creator: Things you want to f ...more
Apple likes to play their cards close to the vest, don't they? The iconic company doesn't usually reveal much about their projects until it's time for an official announcement. But sometimes ... They can't stop a leak of information from happening, or they just leak the news t ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to dress for your body type. The first shape is the inverted triangle, meaning your shoulders and bust are wider than your hips. The second is a rectangle, where your shoulders and bust are the same width as your hips. Next is the trian ...more
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This is a short article by techdirt.com on the NYTimes questioning the FBI's role in its own successes. Over the last few years, we’ve noticed that nearly every victory the FBI celebrates against terrorism is actually about stopping its own terrorist plots that it feeds to ha ...more
one guy gets on his knees with a catchers vest on his chest and a bucket on his head, we load up the picthing machine and shoot it at the bucket on the guys head making a loud and head banging noise.