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Rabbit Tales – A History in the Making

Introduction

Rabbit and Rabbit Tales

Rabbit has always creative and curious to learn. Ever since she received her first tub of Legos, she’s been constantly building. As she grow, so did her love for crafts and learning. In middle school, she took every craft related class she could. It was the same in high school as well. During her senior year of high school, Rabbit’s art teacher agreed to have her as a student assistant where Rabbit learned she had a passion for teaching as much as creating.

It was the year after high school, during a sleepless night of thinking, that Rabbit had a revelation: she should open a business with all these different crafts and also start offering classes/tutorials so other people can learn from her!

It was an amazing idea. Now she had to decide on a name. It was already a late night of sleepless thinking, so she continues to think. Rabbit had been a recent nickname she received thanks to a recent cosplay build and she was embracing the name more a more.

Once again, the idea struck: Rabbit Tales. A play on words and ideas. Most people would think it was tails, which would give her a chance to explain, “no, no. Tales. As in stories. Every craft is a new chapter for me.”

The idea would sit in the back of her mind for months until it finally sounded right and a basic idea was formed. Then, it would a few years before Rabbit Tales would become what it is now.

Lion and the Craft Bug

Lion wasn’t much of a crafter. His love for art came from his father who had a lovely talent for drawing. He did, though, have an eye for Rabbit and enjoyed watching her love of crafting. He wanted to see Rabbit Tales grow after listening to Rabbit ramble about all the ideas she had for it. He agreed that going to conventions and applying for artist alley tables would be a great start. During the first tabled event, Lion felt a little lost. He enjoyed watching Rabbit make all these amazing things, but had nothing to show for himself.

A few events later, Lion caught himself admiring some etched glass-work at another table. After a bit of of convincing from Rabbit, he went over to the table and asked about the process. After that event, the couple got the necessary supplies to have Lion start this new craft.

The crafting bug had infected Lion.

Pretty soon he was asking about more crafts he could learn, and offering to run panels about them as well. The infection of making Rabbit Tales bigger had spread.

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Bowsette Making – A quick guide to making the new Princess of the Internet

The latest fad to hit the internet was one that took many people by surprise and was quick to grab the attention cosplayers. A female Bowser with hints of Peach mixed in? Sign the internet up!

I have been asked for assistance on a basic guide on creating Bowsette, so this blog is going to breakdown the basics to create this cosplay. External links and promoted items will be marked as such.

Super Crown

There is no Bowsette without the Super Crown. Plain and simple.

Several creators have already posted videos on how to make your own Super Crown (External link) and even Lion and I have collaborated to make a 3D printed Super Crown (Promo link) you can order as well. So the creation or purchase of this item should be easier now.

Wig and Styling

Since this character is fan made, there isn’t a set style for the hair. As such, I’ll be touching base on good base wigs to use for common styles and tutorials for the styling.

Bowsette

Source (External Link)

This form of Bowsette has a high pony tail design. Amazon (external link) and Wig-supplier (external link) carries a good base wig for this design. Although Arda (external link) and Epic Cosplay (external link) carry decent starters, you’d need to spend time cutting the ponytails to a better length for Bowsette.

For this design, a basic understanding of spiking bangs is all that’s needed for styling. There are a few tutorials on Youtube such as this one. (external link)

Horns:

Along with tutorials about to create horns with EVA foam, (external link) there are 3D printed designs available for the horns as well. Conveniently, we have the horns in our shop (Promo link) as well.

Shell:

The shell can be made with EVA foam, purchase (external link) a foam base and color, or you can purchase a backpack (external link) that has the look you’re after.

Dress:

Funny enough, Simplicity has a Peach pattern (external link) already that you can follow. The top is different, so it may be easier to use a base top like a bunny suit (external link) or corset and attach the skirt from the peach pattern or any long length skirt (external link).

Note: The bunny suit is also good for other designs of Bowsette that are floating about.

 

This is obviously not an end all, be all for creating a Bowsette cosplay, but the hope is that this gives you a good enough start for you to be able to create your very own Super Crowned character.

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Where We Are and What We’re Doing

Sorry about all the silence that’s been going on for several months now. We have a legit reason for all the silence! It’s really long, though, but it’s time we explain everything in full.
Two winters ago, I made the decision to go back to school. I did all the paperwork in the fall, and was accepted to Metro State Univeristy.
This was something that was both exciting, and terrifying. the idea of getting back to school meant a lot of change; including a new job. So, Rabbit found a part-time job at a Ma and Pa sewing shop and started up school in 2015.

Sadly, the stress of school and the job caused me to break down and leave the Ma and Pa shop. The desire to stay in school was there, though and I finished up that semester. Over the summer, Lion and I decided that it was best to let me focus on school and “maybe cons will cover the bills a second job needs to.”

And they did!

….For a while.

By Fall of 2015 things weren’t meeting as well as we had hoped and I had no choice but to get another job.

Luckily, Lion’s job was hiring and they don’t mind spouses working in the same company (mind you, we’re in different departments). So, January of 2016, I was back to working 40 hour weeks, and going to classes in the evenings.

This left very little time for this little company and it has been showing over the passed 4 months.

HOWEVER! Recently, I was moved to a different team that works 9 hour shifts and I get to enjoy Fridays off every other week. This extra day has been so beneficial. The workshop gets cleaned, projects get worked on, and Rabbit Tales starts coming back.

So, I guess, even though this was a long ramble of why this company has been quiet, this is also my way of saying “I’m sorry, thank you for supporting and we’re coming back”

Rabbit

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Upcoming Artist Alley Table

I apologize for not writing more often in here. I have, however, decided to try writing blogs ahead of time, and also stick to a schedule in hopes of keeping to writing.

With that being said, today’s blog will be an announcement of what’s coming up with Rabbit Tales.

On November 1st through the 3rd, Colorado is having its first My Little Pony Convention called Running of the Leaves. I have already reserved a table and am currently preparing all the items we plan to offer there. Some of the items will be available at the convention, and then after the convention while some items might become convention exclusives. Throughout the next few weeks, Wednesday posts will be unveiling the new items.

If you are located in Colorado or would like to visit, please stop by our table to see what I have! I hope to see you there!

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More Embroidery Patches

ImageI feel like this blog is behind on what I’ve been able to do with an embroidery machine. I’ll see what I can do to get it up to date.

One of the more enjoyable things that I’ve been able to do was create Sailor Moon’s Locket. Both the inside and outside of it. The idea is to have a front flap bag with the front of the locket on the top and the inside of the locket on the bottom part of the bag.

The idea is currently available for preorder here. And just to let people know, when products sell, it means I can make more idea happen.