Havin’ some feels and things, because reasons.

I’ve been feeling a little discouraged (okay, a lot discouraged) by some of the attitudes brought out by Heroes of Cosplay, etc. First, criticisms from folks who haven’t seen it. That doesn’t seem fair to me. We say in elementary school that it’s only fair to refuse something after you’ve …

Review: Heroes of Cosplay, Episode One

(As compiled from several Facebook posts and subsequently edited to make more sense and follow some kind of grammatical logic.  Hurhur.) I love it. I love the vast variation of skills and experience and perceptions and behaviors. All the feelings, all the experiences, all the perceptions, it was all so …

A World Less Magical

Over the weekend, one of my favorite and one of the most delightful writers of YA fantasy passed away, Diana Wynne Jones.  She was of course the author of Howl’s Moving Castle, which became quite famous after the production of the Ghibli film of the same name, but her wealth …

Refia, finally!

A quick (and hilarious) shot from Animeland Wasabi of my Refia costume. I love tea from Starbucks.  I need a slightly different wig, as this one was a bit light and definitely too short.  But otherwise it was a great, comfy, fun costume!  Love it! Additionally, I plan on participating …

Weekend of Fun!

I was busy on Friday checking in people at the cosplay contest at Animeland Wasabi here in Denver, hence my lack of post!  I will resume regularly posting this week, but here’s a quick shot of where I was! Not the greatest shot, taken from my phone, but it was …

thing-a-day twenty-six: finally fitted

There we go!  A nip and a tuck here and we’ve got a better fitting dress.  This is the lining, with edits pinned. Wonder what’s going on with my funny dressed dressform?  Well, it’s not exactly my size, so I padded it with some extra fabric and an old, er, …

thing-a-day twenty-one: Refia’s dress pattern

I started out the day patterning from what turned out to be entirely the wrong starting point; I made a too-huge mess of an unfitted top, and decided to start over.  I cannibalized a different pattern that I KNEW fit well, redrew it, and that’s ready for cutting tomorrow. Technorati …

thing-a-day twenty: Refia’s boot cuffs

Into the twenties we go!  Just eight days left!  I believe I will be able to finish Refia’s costume in this last week; that’ll be my goal for the end of this experience! I purchased these great boots and only needed to add a white cuff to them to create …

thing-a-day seventeen: Refia’s Brooch

I’ve started working on Refia from Final Fantasy III.  Since I’ve made other faux metal and armor from craft foam and had a lot of success, I decided to go that route with this small piece.  It’s made of two layers, one for the base, and the other with the …

thing-a-day four: finished!

And here’s the finished project… a Regency dress! I had the fabric in my collection, though only about a yard of each, which wasn’t going to be quite enough for a skirt.  I was able to work through the long underskirt by making the hidden part underneath the blue overskirt …