It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s October!  Fall starts, squash and pumpkins are in season, cooler days, maybe even some snow!  And finally, Halloween! I often get comments from my non-costuming friends that Halloween must be an easy holiday for me… just head into the costume closet, pull something out, tada, set for Halloween!  Oddly …

Purple 80s Hair

This is all I have to offer in exchange for the post I missed on Friday.  I was too busy parading around in my delightful winged finery.  And by parading, I mean sitting at the bar! Courtesy of Lilacwire!  See you tomorrow! Tags: costumes, costuming, cosplay, conventions

Back to our (stretchy) roots…

A project coming to fruition in about a week is completing some classic Sailormoon costumes!  Ah, Sailormoon, how long our love affair has been! Super Sailormoon was my Very First Costume as a cosplayer, and that was a Long Time Ago at SDCC 1998.  Interestingly, a classic Sailormoon costume is …

The Mess

One of the unfortunate and hilarious side effects of the costuming I do is the grand and beautiful messes I make.  Some of the best have been dyeing messes.  These inevitably end up looking like murder scenes in the bathroom, as you can see.  This was my initial attempt at …

Sewnday!

I will stop making up stupid names for days of the week.  Thanks. Today is shaping  up to be great!  I finally have a weekend day absolutely free of any prior obligations and the time is open for me to do anything I want to do!  Over the past month …

Dressing Ophelia – Part 2

This was not a terribly technical portion, mostly it was just a really tedious job.  The details of Ophelia’s dress include a lion rampant along the skirt hem in a pretty gold.  What’s a lion rampant you say?  It’s basically one of those lion designs where it’s up on its …

Pretty Floaty Serenity Wings

I’ve gotten several questions about the process of making the wings that I wore along with my Neo-Queen Serenity costume, so I wanted to come out with a tutorial on how to get the look.  It was one of my favorites, and the wings were a super simple part of …