Kae
stranger
Location: Arkansas, USA
Member Since: 17th Jun 2011
Total posts: 7
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! smile Anyone else do something like this before?

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adeathlyaura
adeathlyaura

The Poi Spinning Undead
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Member Since: 19th Apr 2011
Total posts: 173
Posted: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? tongue2

Question everything.

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Kae
stranger
Location: Arkansas, USA
Member Since: 17th Jun 2011
Total posts: 7
Posted:Sounds pretty darn cute! smile I wasn't thinking it had to be costume-related, just different, fun stuff...just like that!

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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted: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! grin

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted: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! grin

Cool, yet vaguely morbid at the same time. tongue2


'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

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Kerosene_Falcon
Kerosene_Falcon

fire twirly girly
Location: Victoria, Australia
Member Since: 1st Jun 2010
Total posts: 46
Posted: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

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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted: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.

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Env0
stranger

Member Since: 28th Dec 2011
Total posts: 2
Posted: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.

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richii
richii

Stick spinner
Location: Brighton, England
Member Since: 10th Oct 2010
Total posts: 43
Posted: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.

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Comrade Gwydion
'Twas something with sticks, no?

Member Since: 19th May 2009
Total posts: 2
Posted:I've cut fabric for a vaguely medieval poi, but I've never gotten to the point of assembling them. Maybe I'll do that this weekend smile

Messing around with:
Devil sticks / Staff / Diabolo.

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Kae
stranger
Location: Arkansas, USA
Member Since: 17th Jun 2011
Total posts: 7
Posted:Pretty awesome ideas. smile 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.

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Ruze
stranger
Location: Cheyenne, Wy
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2009
Total posts: 18
Posted: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.

Its hard to explain how i did the second ones.


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Man_in_the_mask
specializes in the potentially insane
Location: California
Member Since: 21st Aug 2012
Total posts: 130
Posted: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..."

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Trybal Wolf
Trybal Wolf

Wolf Furry
Location: Earth
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2012
Total posts: 517
Posted:I made some out of long flexible weeds, and sticks woven into a ball. They were great, but the weeds quickly snapped. Oh well.

I'd rather die on paws, than live on feet.

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tracetheface
tracetheface

angry turtle
Location: Another haunted factory.
Member Since: 21st Oct 2012
Total posts: 101
Posted:mine tend to look more industrial than nice. i tend to like the looks of knots and metal or fabric and... well, more knots.

maybe i'm just lazy and adjusted my aesthetic choices to match.


Fluidity.

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