After making my Rising Sun Coin Purse I got a special request from a friend of mine to make a iPhone case and a P.O.S. (pocket on a string). Its the same design as the Rising Sun coin purse just a little bigger & with a strap. It was a bit tricky getting the the rays of the sun to look right on the larger P.O.S. size bag. All in all they came out great. 50% of the sale of these bags is going to the Japanese Red Cross.
After being so moved by all the people donating, since I have limited funds myself, I decided to make purses with Japanese themes and sell them to donate 50% of the proceeds. This coin purse is the first of many I’m going to make to contribute to one of the worst disasters in all the world. The Rising Sun insignia was draw freehand to make a pattern piece that was then cut out in this bright red vinyl. Since most of my work is gothic or rock theme, I felt this should be no different. I will also be making them with white backrounds but this was my first idea.
I’ve always loved Japan and have spent the last 5 years of my life studing the language. Most of the music I listen to currently is Japanese rock music. Everything from Gackt and Buck-Tick, to X-Japan and An Cafe. One day I hope to visit Japan and maybe live there.
With that in mind it only seemed fitting for me to venture into making Japanese themed or style bags. I’ve been working on doing some Anime inspired bags, but hadn’t yet gone into making anything else that was Japan specific. It’s unfortunate that I should get inspiration from such tragity. I wanted to donate something to the people of Japan, and since I don’t have money all I can offer is my sewing skills. I don’t really have a number goal in mind but I will be selling these bags and collecting the money to send to Japan. It’s the least this one person can do. It also gives people something tangible to show their support.
I designed this coffin clutch a few months ago when i noticed there was only ONE coffin clutch design in all of the Gothic underworld. I worked up the prototype and made it for a friend who test drove it for me. I recently was inspired to revist the clutch this week and prefected the design. I was also inspired to make something bright and punky in this normally dark and morbid shape. I have big plans for this clutch, it will become one of my staple designs like my coin purses and my totes. Without further ado here is my most recently made Coffin Clutch. This clutch is on sale now in my Etsy store!
*this bag looks a hundred times better in person and I tried every which way to make it look good but this fabric is too reflective to take decent pictures of without an professional photographer. 😀
Okay so here is the latest from WolfChild Designs. Another Pocket On A String (P.O.S.) this time with a punky animal print theme. Main fabric is a grey/black leopard print foax fur. The lining is made with a plan black cotton. A blue leopard pring foax fur fabric was used for the cell/mp3/kay pockets inside. A large pocket is adjsent with a pink vinyl strip for destinction. A zipper at the top keeps your stuff safe. This is the first of my P.O.S.’s to feature a convertable strap design. The strap is connected at two small d-rings with snap hooks at either end of the strap. Dont like accross the shoulder strap? No problem, simply remove the strap and thread your favorite belt though the build in & ever stlyish belt loops.
It’s been along time since I’ve posted my work up on my blogs. I’ve wondered off for a while. But I’ll be posting more stuff soon. I have a new project that I’ve been working on for an upcoming Anime convention. I’m making some anime inspired backpacks, messanger bags, coin purses, and wallets. Right now I’m working on some stuff for the anime Bleach. Here is a little peak at what I have so far. These are inspired by the 13 court gaurd squad captains.
There is one problem that everyone has when wearing a costume, no where to put your stuff. Lets face it most costumes don’t have pockets and if your a chick pockets just aren’t going to cut it for what you need to carry. Never fear WolfChild Designs has come up with a salution! We design small purses and backpacks that match your costume so well no one will notice your wearing them. Check out these reference pictures, bet you can’t tell there’s a bag there!
Here is the backpack I made for my lastest costume, “Hinata” from “Naruto”
Now you see it…now you don’t!
Here are some pictures of my older costumes, see if you can find the purses!
*I’m the one on the right. Do you see my purse?
*I’m on the left this time. Do you see my purse?
There is nothing better for a cosplayer than to be able to carry your essentials and not have it effect the look of your costume. Here at WolfChild Designs we’re always striving to come up with new and more inventive ways to provide that luxury to our cosplayers!
This is a make-up bag I just made the other day. I used a cut-out from some Geisha print fabric as an applique for the front of the bag. The main fabric is a medium green colored corduroy. The lining is brown cotton. The bag itself is a little thick because of the stiff interfacing I used for the applique and the heavy corduroy.
Here are two small bags I made years ago. The first one for a school project where we practiced sewing an Invisible Zipper. Came out good for my first try. The second is just a little drawstring bag I made one day because I was inspired by the fabric.
I really liked this fabric and just wanted to do something with it. I only had a small scrap of this fabric so this is the design I came up with for it.
This colorfull bag was a custom job I did for my aunt Lillian who likes to knits. I design all the pockets inside the bag to accommodate her books, long needles, and other small accessories. There is also a small pocket on the front for things she needs faster access to.