Friday at DragonCon started out pretty relaxed. We decided to wear our Crimson Peak costumes during the day. I remade the underskirt last spring for the Crown Championships, but left it at home this time because I feel that DragonCon is getting to be less and less safe for big or fragile costumes, even during…… Continue reading DragonCon Day 2
This poor blog has been woefully neglected, but to be fair, the last few months have been very busy. After taking home a win in the needlework category at the Crown Championships of Cosplay for my Lucille Sharpe costume, I had to shift gears and finish several big costume commissions for DragonCon. In addition to…… Continue reading Post DragonCon Wrapup Day 0 and Day 1 (and general update)
I usually make most of my patterns because I don’t have the patience to follow commercial patterns. Usually they don’t fit true to size and need a lot of modifications to work, so it’s faster for me to work from scratch or only use bits and pieces of a pattern. However, in preparation for teaching…… Continue reading DC Bombshells Wonder Woman Cosplay (Pattern Review for Simplicity 8196)
Throwback to my Yavanna costume, my own original design inspired by JRR Tolkien’s the Silmarillion. While I do a lot of dyeing for various parts of my costumes, this is still my most ambitious fabric dyeing project to date. (though that will be changing this year!)
Geillis Duncan’s white dress from Outlander has been on my to-do list for such a long time, but for some reason kept getting pushed to the side in favor of loftier projects throughout the past year. I’ve already made Claire and Jamie Fraser costumes, but Geillis is such a fun character and I’ve always loved the weird…… Continue reading Geillis Duncan’s Gathering Dress from Outlander
Wishing you Happy Holidays! Here are a couple of holiday themed teaser shots of my new Geillis Duncan costume, which is the last of my costumes for 2016 and has been on my costuming “to-do list” for nearly a year and a half. I’ll be posting more about this costume soon!
At CONjuration a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them swag bag as part of my award for Best in Show in the costume contest. It was full of lots of awesome goodies (including the gorgeous Noble Collection Newt Scamander wand which I love), but…… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Spoiler-Free!) Review