Pixie

I don’t have a whole lot to say about this costume. I put it together for a shoot and realized some mistakes I made a bit belatedly. The gauntlet things are craft foam with resin X’s and half spheres held together haphazardly with contact cement and nail glue and then spray painted. I was really surprised that they turned out as not-awful as they did considering what a last minute effort they were!

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Completely Borked!

I managed to bungle my costume journal here- so any tutorials and convention links are rather… broken.  I’m pretty sure I have backups saved somewhere and will be attempting to repair the damage over the next couple of days.  Sorry for any inconvenience!

Meanwhile, I had a fabulous time at a shoot with lots of friends down in New York City over the weekend and returned home to find a DD over on DeviantArt – thank you so much!  :O

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Free Comic Book Day 2011

I had a fantastic time at Free Comic Book Day a few weeks ago with Kelly (Dr. Natu) and Larissa (Enchantress)!

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Cosplay For A Cause

I was honored to be asked to take part in ‘Cosplay for a Cause’ – a project full of never before seen photos of cosplayers and illustrations from several professional comic book artists.  All proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in Japan’s Disaster relief aid.  For lots more information and ordering, check out the site:  CosplayforaCause.com

 

Seriously, it’s cool stuff.  :D

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Shiny Things (A Tiara Tutorial)

Since the last one was lost, I’ll… retype this.  ;__;

This is just a sort of simple tutorial for how I make my moony tiaras (and any other shiny things on costumes when I am feeling lazy).

Also, since this is a lot of text here is the short version:

Cut out craft foam and stick metallic spandex to it with spray adhesive or rubber cement.  Then attach other do-dads and stick the whole mess to your face.  Ta-da!

If that’s not what you wanted, here’s the long winded version:

Materials:

  • Craft Foam (1 sheet of the thin (3mm) stuff)
  • Card stock or light plastic
  • Scissors
  • Rubber Cement/Contact Cement or Spray Adhesive
  • Gold Metallic Spandex (about 1 sq ft)
  • Glue (E-6000!)
  • Gem Thingy (Star or Oval Cabochon depending on what version you’re doing)
  • Bobby pins to attach this thing to your face (optional)

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  While I don’t usually post about bits in zines, etc. I’m making an exception here.  Mechademia is a very cool publication put out by the University of Minnesota Press, and they did a piece about cosplay photography which they were kind enough to include me in!  Thank you so much Eron, Christopher, and Jenny (though none of you are likely to ever see this post!).  I’m really honored to have my work included and reviewed so highly!  @_@  Mechademia 5: Fanthropologies is available here.

Potter Party!

Potter Party Potter Party Potter Party – Yay!

 

We hung a bunch of fake candles from the ceiling to imitate the great hall at Hogwarts, made Butterbeer and Firewhiskey labels to cover our beer with (Magic Hat, appropriately), had faaaar too much wizard themed food, and were extremely nerdy with HP related games and trivia.  Also, dry ice makes everything and anything loads more fun!

Thanks for coming, guys!  :B

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Hello my poor neglected costume journal.

I have still done no costuming lately (Halloween really doesn’t count).  However, since I am super excited about the new HP movie this month (and a certain HP themed release party) I’m just going to post some random HP crap.  Sounds good?  No?  That’s fine, deal with it.

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Sailor V for sale!

I’m selling Sailor V – !  I have no intention of wearing her again and rather than take up space in my closet I’d like to see her go to someone who wants to wear her.

eBay listing is > here <

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My motivation for cosplay lately has been nonexistant.  I don’t know if it’s the unbearably hot weather or just general apathy.  I still have a pantload of unfinished costumes in various stages of unfinished-ness… what else is new?

I NEED TO FINISH SOMETHING.  WHY AM I SO LAZY?

I’m going to go give myself a pep talk.

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