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Post DragonCon Wrapup Day 0 and Day 1 (and general update)

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)

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DC Bombshells Wonder Woman Cosplay (Pattern Review for Simplicity 8196)

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)

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Geillis Duncan’s Gathering Dress from Outlander

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

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Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Spoiler-Free!) Review

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