You’re so sweet, thank you very much <3
Batwoman from the Bombshell Variant Cover Series by DC Comics.
Completed: August 2014
This costume was a 2 weeks before the con, spur of the moment decision. I really wanted something comic related to wear for Boston Comic Con but something I could do things in since I was only going on Sunday.
I’m in LOVE with “A League of their Own” and a fan of the bat universe so Batwoman it was.
I had bought a red, lace front wig on clearance from HairwigHarlem.com (can’t say enough about this place, it’s awesome) a few weeks before which ended up being perfect. I was almost stumped by the hat since the original art has a pretty short brim but found an “umpire” hat was just right so I ordered that and added the red bat and the “ears” that are twill with thin foamie in the middle for support.The dress is black twill, fully lined in a thin, bright red cotton for comfort and style. The skirt is a full circle skirt attached to the double breasted top. The chest piece is 3 layers of heat n bonded fabric together to mimic her symbol AND the old uniform patches the teams would wear. I decided against writing since I thought it might look too busy. The buttons I had hanging around and there is a hidden button on my other shoulder to keep the flaps from shifting. The back is all red satin attached with heat n bond.The belt and gloves I bought as well as some black baseball tall socks and some little black ked-like sneakers. I’m not a hug fan of my sneakers though and as much as I wanted the costume to look more realistic I might buy some wedged sneakers for next time since they make my legs look nicer *vanity over practicality*
Last but not least is the bat. That was originally a bright orange, whiffle bat from the dollar store. I sanded it, painted it with acrylic and did the detailing black by hand with an ink pen. The handle is brown bias tape I had laying around that I glued and wrapped around the handle after it was dry. I wanted it to be con and travel safe even though it was still a smidge too short for my liking. I might make a new one with a longer bat sometime soon, but it did what it was supposed to so I’m pretty happy with it ^_^
Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Completed: August 2014
I made this as a commission for someone’s daughter. She wanted to make sure the top covered well since she was a young teen and Esmeralda can get kinda busty in some scenes. I added some clear straps she can take off if she so desires. The entire outfit is casa satin from Joann Fabrics and Crafts. The full circle skirt is made with the “wrong” side of the fabric to give a visual difference between the darker purple wrap skirt. The skirt also has hidden pockets to hold anything she might need. The white petticoat is attached to the purple skirt so it’s easy to wear but is it’s own full circle skirt so when she spins it will be independent of the top skirt.
The wrap skirt is dark purple casa with hand made gold casa bias tape and foamie “coins.” It’s made to tie around her waist over the underbust cincher.
The underbust “corset” is boned in the lining and the tie up back with grommets are hand hammered in there. It’s not made to “hold in” anything just to look smooth across her middle. The piping is all hand made with gold casa satin. (I used the Simplicity 1558 for this and it was really easy to work with. Didn’t have to do much adjusting really. I DID cut the middle piece to fit the piping in there though)
The top is white casa satin with elastic armbands and a custom collar. It also features removable clear straps and a “nude” colored spandex panel in the front. (I used the Simplicity 3618 for this but didn’t really follow the directions after I cut out the pieces really. The top edge is not elasticated in mine)
I also made the hair tie out of hot pink casa but didn’t take a photo of that ^_^
Want to commission one from me? Check me out here on Etsy
Finally perfected my shell necklaces to include LEDs! The LED is placed inside the plastic shell while molding and has an easy twist on/off switch so you can steal everyone’s voice with one finger swipe
Also, they’re completely water proof!
Use “SPOOKY14" in the coupon box at checkout to receive free shipping! Works on anything over $19.99 in my shop too!
Offer expires on October 31st, 2014!
At Ctcon my friends of Dear Dahlia Designs were getting a group together of Paradise Kiss. I ended up digging out Isabella from 2010 to help complete the group. I didn’t get to walk around very long with them before having to go do presentation judging for the masq, but it was fun to walk around with everyone and get some photos ^_^ The buckle from the original wearing was sacrificed to the cosplay-gods a long time ago and I didn’t have time to replace it sooo oh well. Everything else came out of storage well ^_^ Also, definitely styled that wig in the hotel room at like 11:30pm half asleep before going to bed… so I’m glad I was having one of those “coming up Milhouse” kinda moments.
If you’ve never read Paradise Kiss, do it NOW. It’s only 5 volumes, so it’s not a huge time commitment, but totally worth it. (then watch the anime)
Workin’ on Bombshell Batwoman for Sunday of Boston Comic Con. I got a lot of it done last night but here is a preview of the hat with the wig ^_^
(make-up is photoshopped because I didn’t feel like putting it on for the photo)
Now I have to go cut out all the lettering for the back (blargh)
Yamato Yuuga teaches how to suavely sit on things
Crossplayers (G2B) take note of these. Though you don’t really need to add that snazzy kick for most characters… unless you’re cosplaying someone like Space Dandy or Grell, then go for it.
MaryAnne Vivandiere, seamstress and owner of Vivandiere Designs, on cosplayers asking for ‘reasonable prices’ for custom made costumes, without taking into account the hours spent patterning & fabricating said costume, as well as the cost of materials. (via msjayjustice)
★ Flashback - On the Set of Thor » Tom Hiddleston talks about his helmet ★
- Other “Thor” GIF sets:
I don’t do much on tumblr. I mostly use it to look at funny gifs, reblog neat pictures, and see what my friends are doing on this part of the internet. I’ve tried largely to ignore the stereotype of its sizable vitriolic, pitchfork-wielding community looking to tear down just about anyone or…
THIS. Read it.
It’s amazing how a community can attack people that have been in the SAME community for YEARS. Many people looked up to these same people because of their skill and now they’re being attacked because of an hour a week reality show. I don’t know Holly and Jessica, but I do know a few of the other ladies on this show and they’re hard working, wonderful people. The major word though is “PEOPLE.” They’re normal human beings who have just as many human flaws as the people who are judging them based on a heavily edited TV show. If all you see is the person the show runners twisted them into and judge them for it, then you’re a fool.
Prime example of a reality show twisting someone into something they weren’t, Santino Rice on Project Runway Season 2.
Everyone (audience) hated him the entire season and they made him a bit of a “villain” in the season, but then you saw the b-roll in the “wrap up” show. It was obvious he was awesome, everyone on the show loved him being around and the producers just wanted to show someone “stirring up trouble” when they didn’t get trouble naturally.
I don’t know why we need to state this, but “Reality TV” is not real guys, if you want to really know what these people are like GO FREAKIN’ TALK TO THEM.
Sure I might never bump into Santino in my travels, but almost all of the people on HoC are at many events every year and are approachable at these events. Don’t attack them or accuse them of stuff in public, don’t blame them for things out of their control, just treat them like human beings.
Easy Prosthetic Ear Tutorial by celticruinsdesigns.
Wow, love this idea for an inexpensive lifecast of ears!
HEY! Itsa me…Mario!
How I made scale mail out of faux leather, in case anyone finds this useful. I used the same method for Morrigan’s camisole except that one I sewed instead of stapled.
Instructions are in the captions.
oh my god…cosplay game too strong.
FUCK ME — Oh hey its jancola!!! Hey Jess! <33!!
This is gorgeous O.o
ive walked on so many pins and needles in my life that i’m used to the pain
you might think this is a deep post but i am a cosplayer
Character: Edna Mode
Series: The Incredibles
Oh hey look, it’s my face. Thanks for sharing and crediting properly. Love when that happens, you rock <3