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Posted: I know most people who make their own poi probably do either sock poi or fire poi...but I have been toying with some ideas of my own to go with various costumes (some of this may be due to my experience with burlesque and costume building). For example, I had the idea to make some fluffy parrot poi with tails to go with my pirate costume this Halloween, just for fun. Yarrrr! Anyone else do something like this before?
I made a cool pair of poi out of braided yarn and purple tye dye fabric. I filled the fabric with beans and sewed the yarn onto the ball. It didn't really go with any costume or anything though. XD Maybe a hippy costume? Question everything.
I once saw a set of poi that were the head and body of a stuffed toy! If you did an airwrap catch, then it would put the head and body back together!
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4,061 posts Location: South Africa
Originally Posted By: Mother_Natures_SonI once saw a set of poi that were the head and body of a stuffed toy! If you did an airwrap catch, then it would put the head and body back together!
Cool, yet vaguely morbid at the same time. 'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.] "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here." - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
i sometimes make dreamcatchers and had big feathers left over at the end so put them onto a chain, needed a weight though they floated too much Mother-Natures-son I think I know the poi your talking about, the man who makes them also puts doll heads on staffs Of course my horse is clumsy he has two left feet
I only saw the poi at Common Ground in Adelaide. I kinda thought at the time that whoever owned them (and I can't even remember who it was, now) had made em' themselves, but I suppose that they coulda' purchased em.
I've made two pairs of sock poi, and I'm currently putting together a set of fire poi. My friend got into chainmail and he made chainmail rope. I'm looking for handles, and deciding what to put as the headweight.
43 posts Location: Brighton, England
my sock poi are homemade by me and one of my mates and my contact poi are also homemade by a different friend of mine. One of my friends was trying to make chinese style dragon poi. With a dragon head then a dragon body as tail poi.
Pretty awesome ideas. I especially like the Chinese dragon poi...my bf was commenting that in our latest round of fire shots, he couldn't stop seeing "dragons" or "snakes" in the heads/trails, so it's a good segue. Lol.
I made really standard sock poi with rice as the weight and a hair tie to keep it all at the head. I sharpied different colored stripes on them. I also made a set with the tether a 5 strand round braid out of hemp, with large wooden beads for handles and the other end was tied with an overhand knot. The poi head was a bandana, one green and one yellow, that i laid flat and put rice in the center then wrapped the bandana around tether's end that has the knot and wrapped and tied off a strand of hemp around the bandana to secure the poi head.
Originally Posted By: Env0I've made two pairs of sock poi, and I'm currently putting together a set of fire poi. My friend got into chainmail and he made chainmail rope. I'm looking for handles, and deciding what to put as the headweight.
sounds vaguely similar to a set a friend had not too long ago. i was into chainmail for a while (still play with it every now and again) and had made her two oriental pattern balls that she attached to some oval chain handles and spun with. it looked pretty awesome and she ended up getting several positive comments on them. you thinking about doing the chainmail rope for a fire set? or a daytime practice/fool around type set? "We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin..."