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Chalice Girl!

6 May 2010

A friend of ours is a Unitarian Universalist minister, and she’s created a Unitarian Universalist superhero to use in Sunday worship with the children–Chalice Girl. To aid in that purpose, Chalice Girl needed a costume, something that she could quickly put on while ducking behind a pulpit that would still get the kiddos excited.

chalice girl chalice girl

Tera had a pretty good idea of the basic design she wanted, but still gave me enough freedom to make something we’d both be excited about. I incorporated the UU icon of a chalice in two intersecting rings, which was fun to re-imagine in textiles. I was able to take advantage of the crazy stock of prom-dress material in the fabric store, so Tera’s cape is a fabulous hot pink with silver glitter. The cape has snaps at the neck, so it can be quickly and securely fastened.

To attach the appliqued fabric to the cape I used double sided iron adhesive and then stitched over the designs with yellow and pink thread. The silver and gold is 4-way stretch lycra, one of my favorite fabrics ever, which was also used for the stretchy wrist cuffs. You can’t be a super hero without wrist cuffs!

chalice girl wrist cuff chalice girl flame detail

My favorite part of this project was making the flame. It’s got the gold lycra layered with some shiny swatches I got for free.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Rachel Stevenson permalink
    12 October 2011 5:56 am

    This is awesome! i am a UU YA ( Young Adult ) and for our first Young Adult Con of the year we are doing super heros this is so awesome!

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