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   It's down to the wire, almost Hallows eve with nothing to wear. You are actually contemplating caving in and just wearing cat ears. Dont Fret! Every Halloween someone will take the responsibility upon themselves to be a sexy bunny. Given this inalienble truth, I have put together a list of badass Halloween Costumes that you can probably find in your own closet. A list for those of us who don't have moolah to drop on a last minute costume and ... Read More
  The conflicts and intersections of craft and art are marked in large part by gender and cultural stereotypes. For a long time, craft was associated with the female, working within the home: a suit patch, a blanket. Craft was practical, but fine art was the stuff of the male-dominated realms; images produced were for public consumption, philosophical discourse, and political inquiry. It wasn’t until Judy Chicago’s patchwork fabric and ceramic ... Read More
  I love Halloween. Here are some of my favorite costumes that I have crafted up throughout the years and some tips on how you can get the look!   Keg Stand Sorry the picture above  is blurry. I am sure whoever took this was very drunk. I have done several variations of this costume throughout the years. This actually wasn't Halloween but a bachelorette party for my bestie/bandmate. For this costume, cover a large piece of poster board with aluminum ... Read More
Yesterday, a few friends and I ventured to Northern New Jersey to do some pumpkin picking. While I was in the car, I noticed that one of my friends was crocheting an infinity scarf. I knew that there must be another way to DIY an infinity scarf without crocheting, and low and behold, Pinterest saved my life. I found out that DIY-ing an infinity scarf is quite simple. All you really need is some fabric, straight pins, a pair of scissors, and a sewing machine, (if ... Read More
I grew up in the quiet Chicago neighborhood Hyde Park, surrounded by the University of Chicago. For the most part, Halloween was intimate and fun: just a few of us kids going from door to door with our professor parents collecting candy from nice people. But I always stayed clear of one block.    Harper Avenue. It was the hotbed of all things Halloween, and while I ran, my peers flooded the small street. Why? Because it was truly scary. One image is ... Read More
Fort Worth Texas’s Funky Finds has been “dedicated to promoting indie artists, crafters & designers worldwide” since 2006. The vintage company hosts a variety of semi-annual art and craft shows in Ft. Worth, and they sponsor events around the globe as well. In addition to promoting handmade products, they also support charities, like the child advocacy group, CASA of Tarrant County. So far, Funky Finds has raised over $15,000 for local ... Read More
Working at BUST, I have learned to love a good yarn bomb (or two). Although I can’t knit, or at least I’ve never attempted to, I do appreciate some wonderful, beautiful yarn. It’s the thought that counts, right?  Well, to my surprise, one of my most beloved New York City bridges, the Williamsburg Bridge to be exact, has been officially yarn bombed. The yarn was constructed at the entrance of the bridge on the Williamsburg side, giving ... Read More
Can you feel that spookiness in the air? Do you have "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" on repeat right now? Are you potentially drinking something pumpkin flavored?! That's because it's almost Halloween, nerds! We just dished a bunch of feminist costume ideas last week, but my new favorite website (because costume parties are year-round, right?) "Take Back Halloween" will bring your costume game to a whole new level. Each idea features a badass/historical/legendary dame and ... Read More
We are beyond excited to announce that we're teaming up with the CBGB Festival for a pop-up BUST Magazine Craftacular in Times Square! The CBGB Festival is taking over eight blocks of bustling midtown Manhattan for a food, music, shopping, and culture festival from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 12. Be sure to head to Broadway between 50th and 52nd Streets for over 50 vendors of badass handmade and vintage goods (as well as food that runs the gamut ... Read More
If you’re a fan Breaking Bad, dry your finale tears 'cause you’re in for a treat! Recently, Do or Dine owner/chef Justin Warner and New York Post reporter Kate Briquelet spotted Breaking Bad yarn bombs in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, NY. On the entrance of the G train at Bedford and Nostrand stands a simple crocheted “BrBa,” the show’s infamous symbol, and on the corner of Dekalb Ave and Spencer Ct is a fence that holds a ... Read More
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