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11 May 2016 @ 09:38 am
NEWS uchiwa!  
I'm so proud of the uchiwa that I made for NEWS's Quartetto tour that I took way too many pictures, but I really want to share them here. Since my IRL friends group is four people, I was really excited that it worked out that we could do a complete set of four! It's so adorable that NEWS has shapes and colors, and that fact really lends itself to making cute uchiwa, so I really wanted to take advantage of it. If you're interested to see more of what I made, check them out under the cut!

This year, since I worked it out such that I could make the uchiwa during Golden Week with three friends helping me out, I was able to get them done in record time, and also remember to take progress photos! These weren't so bad compared to JUMP uchiwa from hell, which took at least 6 hours each, considering the number of pieces required for each one (24 pieces for Yabu and Inoo, 20 for Keito); in comparison, these NEWS uchiwa had far less stickers to be cut (5 for Koyama and Massu, 8 for Tegoshi, 9 for Shige). But the difficult part was the materials (the black paper, I had never used before, and it was super flimsy and crappy to work with, and as I mentioned from the JUMP ones, I hate that purple paper) and the gigantic shape sticker. But I'm glad I was able to at least document the process this time!

For whatever reason, when the character stickers are done, there's always something satisfying about them XD; Like, this is a giant "go" and I made it myself.

Trying to line up the Tego and Masu characters to about the same height on the uchiwa…

We turned off the lights to go out for a dinner break and saw how well they glowed in the dark! The white paper I always use glows, but it's still sometimes surprising to see just how well. XD;

Up next was Shige!

Finally, after all the stress was almost completely done, it was time to do Koyama's uchiwa. I took the most progress pics here because I was relieved I was 3/4 of the way done!

After the letter stickers are done, it's time to stick it all to the uchiwa.

Still something satisfying about those big letter stickers. XD;

Stuck the square! This part was stressful because it was really difficult to get the shape centered, and also because there's the constant fear of getting a bubble. I don't think I could have done it without three friends helping me out T__T;

The finished product!

Individual photos~

Here they are with my original shitty idea sketch! I'm glad I was able to make my idea a reality.


Sadly, our Koyama wasn't able to come with us to Nagoya, so I'm looking forward to using them all together in Tokyo a month from now!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: NEWS//Chankapaana
britkit27: daiki grinbritkit27 on May 17th, 2016 05:14 am (UTC)
They look so good!!! I'm so excited to use them together :DD

And I'm so glad we were able to help! You always spend all this time and effort and stress making awesome uchiwa for us, I'm glad we were able to contribute a bit this time <3

Edited at 2016-05-17 08:15 am (UTC)
ミランダ (大丈夫): KoyaTego: hug ♥faded_lace on May 23rd, 2016 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm glad you think so! I'm excited too!

Thank you for all your help. T__T It really made a huge difference!
S: Sou: thumbs upyomimashou on May 17th, 2016 11:18 am (UTC)
They turned out amazing! Both the initial design idea and the execution are so impressive XD We're going to look so cute with all of them~

And I'm so glad that having three helpers helped XD I really like the progress pics, too!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Daiki: ♡faded_lace on May 23rd, 2016 03:35 am (UTC)
Thank you ;___; I'm really glad you think so! I'm excited to use them with all four of us!

It really did T____T; Thank you!
>:(9kinds on May 22nd, 2016 05:34 am (UTC)
Yay! They turned out really cute. Thank you for designing and making them for us. :)

I'm really looking forward to having them all together at Tokyo Dome!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Shige: smilefaded_lace on May 23rd, 2016 01:57 am (UTC)
No problem! I'm really happy that they turned out well! And I'm really looking forward to it, too! (> w <)