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UMBRELLA TUTORIAL by suuzan UMBRELLA TUTORIAL by suuzan
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IF YOU MAKE AN UMBRELLA USING THIS TUTORIAL I'LL POST IT HERE, SO OTHER PPL CAN SEE IT~

CREDITS

Tutorial by SUUZAN
Anime: FairyTail
Story / Characters by Hiro Mashima (真島ヒロ)
Character: Juvia Lockser

MATERIALS

1 Pink umbrella
Red Permanent Marker
3 yard of white lace trim
needle and Thread
White Thread
Sewing Machine
Cardboard and Scissors

UMBRELLA SHEET
1. Measure the circumference of your umbrella. twist or pull off the top of the umbrella pointer. more sturdy and expensive umbrellas will not let you do this easily. That’s why I suggest getting a cheaper umbrella from a dollar Store, like the “99 Cents Store”

2. Take off the Sheet from the metal wires of umbrella. Once the top is unsecured, it’ll be a lot easier to unhook the metal arms via soft tug. There should be around 6-8 hooks to remove from each metal arms. Be careful not to rip off hook!

3. Take the sheet off umbrella. I made a stencil with thin cardboard and scissors, so that I can trace it quickly and repeatedly. trace design on top of flat hard surface. Remove your stencil and fill in your design with permanent marker. I used a red sharpie. Let the inked design dry.
DO NOT SPRAY PAINT UMBRELLA because the waterproof surface will cause the spray paint to flake. I also think acrylic paints are too rigid and will flake/crumble.

LACE TRIM & THREAD
4. Buy white thread & trim/lace longer than the circumference of your umbrella. You can hand stitch the white lace with white thread. I used a “single stitch” sewing machine. I prefer an off-white color thread so that it blends better.

SEWING MACHINE & COMPLETION
5. Sew free edge of lace in place. Line the lace on top of edge of umbrella sheet. with overlap of half an inch (1.25cm), slowly sew the trim and umbrella sheet together around the circumference. Set the stitching to “loose” or “3-4 mm” so that when you stretch the umbrella sheet over the metal arms the lace won’t snap. Carefully insert metal arms ends into hook while umbrella is in closed position. put top back on. Open Umbrella!

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PrincessPeach20 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool tutorial! It would definitely help with a Princess Peach cosplay (Or similar, like Daisy).
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suuzan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Please share with me when you are done!!! I can't wait to see it!!!
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hikikomorihime Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww... I love lace on umbrella <3 I want to add lace to my Sailormoon umbrella now!!! Yay!
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suuzan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
IF you do! Please show me!!!! :o
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Imichipi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I think the kitty liked the umbrella. :B
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suuzan Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
No The KITTY WAS TRYING TO BREAK IT WITH ITS CLAWS!!! I need to catch a vid of my cat purposely clawing at the things i tell it NOT to!
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Imichipi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Oh. >3<
lol
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suuzan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
1 week till i see my cat again! so excited!
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KittyChow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I knew that umbrella looked familiar!! suugoiii lolol
Thanks for the tutorial ^_^
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suuzan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
^_^ U WELCOME Kittychow~ I'll be making more tutorials so look fwd to that~
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KittyChow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome, and I will :D
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Kittykam Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
CAT
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Aw sorry about your cat. But yes, meet the cosplay killer..... this cat is a camera *HOG* ahem, When I post more tutorial, you will see cat killing my cosplays..... :[
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Kittykam Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
lol can't wait to see ^^
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Mikadzuki-Ookami Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMGYOURCAT

just wants to be in the pics tooo.

very useful, sure this will help with Mephistos Umbrella
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
:D!!! OOHH I CAN'T WAIT TO SEEEEEE!!!
CAT = cosplay killer! if I work on cosplay too long, and ignore cat, it will jump onto my cosplay and RUINNNNNN everything. Sigh.
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Mikadzuki-Ookami Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know thw Cat Feels XD

And It'll be my mate that does it as she's doing Mephisto whilst I'm Amaimon
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suuzan Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
LMAO!! you're too funny! and I WANNA SEEE YOUR BLUE EXORCIST COSPLAY!!!!
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Mikadzuki-Ookami Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

Here's me and another friend as them. He was so epic he did yaoi with me too
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suuzan Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
best part of being a photographer is that you get to see the poses and action LIVE!!! :p
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Mikadzuki-Ookami Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is indeed :3
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Mikadzuki-Ookami Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I SHALL POST THE AMIMON AND MEPHISTO ONE NOW
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suuzan Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
LOVE IT!
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Mikadzuki-Ookami Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe we had great fun. Yaoi photos are on their way
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smallrinilady Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
thank you for the comment about not spraying, very useful
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
NP! I see you have some lovely hats! If you make an umbrella - Let me know!!!
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Rockabell-Neko Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
waw, this looks so cute~
And I think I have an old umbrella too, so i may be able to do this >:3

great tutorial :D
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Oh sweet! I'l post it here as an icon so that other ppl can see it!!!
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Shane-zero Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
cool u're planning on cosplaying juvia?
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
yeah! But this one is not my serious one, I made it in 2 days.. it's not HQ like my usual one. I'm planning to wear it to run around and and buy stuff at cons.
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Shane-zero Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
lol i see that's cool
and u made a whole outfit in 2 days?
nice work ol
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
thx!
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Shane-zero Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
lol np that's pretty impressive speed lol
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YoshiFHP Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Photographer
ahhh, just saying your tutorial is amazingly awesome and I hope not to offend you but you could have painted it (would have been faster) with acrylic paint or fabric paint rather then marker it >_<" terribly sorry if i offended you
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
HEYO Kieild! Thanks for reading ^^ I'm not offended :0, in fact, I'm very thankful that you are helping me out!!! Which paint do you use to paint umbrellas and water proof materials? I did try painting first - sadly, the paints I used were flaking - maybe I had the wrong kind.
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YoshiFHP Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Anytime!! And thank you so much for the watch!(: Well I've seen other people use fabric paint on umbrella's before! It wont flake or peel off over time. (I still own a fabric painted umbrella from 12 years ago and it still looks great!)
But I've used acrylic paint on t-shirts, the paint still looks good after machine washing and drying it!!:3
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Acrylic is amazing!What kind of painted umbrella is it? Once thing I wanna confirm is the texture of certain paints. I used a marker because it comes out smooth. This is important to me because a smooth surface won't diffuse light. Doesn't acrylic leave small bumps on the surface? How did you paint it in a way that it won't do that??
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YoshiFHP Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Just a simple design was painted on it!(: But I'm not to sure on how my design didn't show brush lines. It may have to do with how much you apply, to much will leave lines when drying (I did leave it up word when drying rather than flat on the ground, I'm not sure if that does anything, gravity and all, but maybe?!).
That does makes perfect since to use marker so lines don't show!
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Oh do you have picture of your umbrella??
I like to use paints for porous materials like craft foams and hard material like wood/plastics. It's difficult to color soft material like cloth or in this case an umbrella. I thought since you can DYE cloth, then a marker would be the next best thing. Since thin materials are more inclined to change shape with moisture, a fast drying permanent marker might leave less curling/streaks rather than paints that take a long time to dry~
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YoshiFHP Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Not of the umbrella, I'm sorry D:
Yes me too! I've been working with resin for a start and it's really fun!! yeah!! I've also seen people dye their wigs by using markers! It's really cool and I'm hoping sometime soon to try it out!
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suuzan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Yeah! post a tutorial when you do! I wanna see you dying wigs :D!
Resin... what is that exactly? plastic?
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