|CAPTAIN MARVEL, Jr.|
|by Chip Kraus|
| At some point
while I was working on Captain Marvel, I told Chip that if he would make Captain
Marvel, Jr. (aka CJ3), then I would go ahead and start on Mary
started and finished (I believe) that evening. I started on Mary Marvel that
I was very unsure how I was going to make the cape. Remembering some ideas we'd seen at Leslie Hancock's website, I started formulating a plan. We ended up making a small pattern and making one from cloth. Then, Chip cut me a wire from a annoying-toy-twist-tie, and I ironed it into the yellow borders that I attached to my cape using a iron-activated fabric bonding agent (similar to the Stitch-Witchery brand).
Wire was also braided/twisted together to form the corded clasp for his cape (and, incidentally, I noticed WAY after this picture was taken that I never painted it yellow -- I'll do that when I make the other Marvels' capes).
I was very happy with how the cape turned out. It's very flexible and yet holds it's shape completely. The small size of the cape, however, made it a difficult task, but I think when I get around to making other capes, it'll be easier. After all, I now have some experience to learn from.
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