Hello World!

We’re still around and costuming! We’ve definitely slowed down a lot though with life getting busy and some of us having kids (holy cow), but we’re all still active and you’ll see updates here and there.

Latest Blog Posts
I’m super happy to show you this Project Yokai photoshoot I did with my friends IamChubbyBunny Michelle, YumeNinja, Max Song and Big White Bazooka Photography! I’ve wanted to do a yokai inspired kimono shoot for a long time and it was awesome to finally do it with awesome and talented friends. Yokai are Japanese spirits and monsters. It was really cool to use my kimono collection in such a beautiful way. Michelle did most of the set dressing and it was amazing how she took a pile of kimono and obi and turned it into a separate environment and feeling for each yokai look. Each person chose which kimono and obi they wanted and the style of their character and I helped to dress them. The kimono dressing is not strictly traditional. We were more going for a fantasy look. Yume did a lot of help with our makeup and Max’s hair as well. [...]
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 12:13:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
I made the twins and their friend Kiki Princess in Black costumes for Christmas from Shannon Hale’s Shannon Hale’s The Princess in Black book series! You can read more about how I made them on my costume page here! [...]
Wed, Feb 03, 2016 4:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I had a lovely time at Anime Los Angeles 2016! This year it moved to Ontario, California for a larger venue. I wore my new Steven Universe Rose Quartz cosplay on Saturday! You can read more about how I made my Rose Quartz Cosplay here. The masquerade Saturday night was really nice with lots of lovely and entertaining entries and the halftime dancing and singing was amazing! I really enjoyed attending. Here’s a few of my photos from the convention! This first photo is by Gilbert Chen. You can see a silly short video of me twirling in it here: Poofy Rose Quartz poof! #rosequartzcosplay #StevenUniverse #cosplay #animelosangeles A video posted by aimeesteinberger (@aimeesteinberger) on Jan 30, 2016 at 1:30pm PST Awesome Seraph of the End cosplayers! There was a huge meet up! You can see a short video of it here. I love the manga and anime of this series. So much #seraphoftheend . I’m soooo happpyyyyy #cosplay #animelosangeles A [...]
Tue, Feb 02, 2016 9:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Mouse and Stars Baby Quilt
Last November, a dear friend told me she was pregnant. She’d waited until pretty late to tell people and I was so thrilled for her! And then I started panicking that I wouldn’t be able to get a quilt done for the new baby. So, everything went on hold for a bit while I rushed to finish this Mouse and Stars Baby Quilt. My friend and her husband own some pretty cute rats and I thought it’d be appropriate do a mouse/rat theme. I had a hard time finding inspiration because a search for mouse themed quilts mostly turned up Mickey Mouse quilts. Thank goodness for Pinterest! I went down the rabbit hole of related pins on Pinterest, and stumbled across an adorable mouse applique from Embroidery Library that I decided to base the quilt around. I used the Sweet Dreams Baby Quilt pattern and altered it to adjust for the mouse [...]
Mon, Feb 01, 2016 5:15:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Star Wars Family Photo
This year’s holiday theme card was of course: Star Wars! I am so so grateful to Jeff Kuo, who is my go-to photographer for everything. He’s so great to work with, so versatile, produces amazing photos, and I love his cat. =D He was also incredibly forgiving of me for waiting until the last minute to pester him for photos. I had grand plans to do the holiday card photoshoot in November and be all on top of it, but I ended up having an emergency quilt to finish in November (which I’ll blog about later), so I didn’t get my imperial officer costume done on schedule, and the photoshoot ended up getting pushed into December. One of these years, I will actually get my act together so that I will not have to pay the rush fee for the card printing. Thankfully the only costume I had to make was mine. The Princess [...]
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 8:31:00 AM, Continue reading at the source