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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.

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Photos from the Meatball Head Sailor Moon Art Show at Meltdown Comics 2014 I was really happy to be part of the Meatball Head Sailor Moon Art Show at Nerdmelt Showroom – Meltdown Comics this past weekend curated by Nico Colaleo! Thanks, Nico! My new original piece for the show was of Serenity and the Moon Kingdom, “Moon Kingdom Dream”. I wanted to do a romantic piece with lots of little details. The roses and the Moon Kingdom took so long to do! This was done with COPIC markers, white prismacolor pencil and white and gold Sakura gel pen. It doesn’t show up well in photos but there are a lot of little gold details on the Moon Kingdom and Serenity’s dress. I customized a frame with Sailor Moon wands, roses and pearls. If you’re interested in purchasing it, please contact Meltdown! Me and my friend Michelle with my piece. More photos from the opening [...]
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 3:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Geekie Awards 2014
Photos and report from the Geekie Awards 2014 last night! My good friend Judy Grivich was nominated for the “Best Cosplay” award at the Geekies this year for her amazing and huge Big Daddy from Bioshock costume. Judy spent a huge amount of time and skill making her Big Daddy so I was really pleased to see her nominated. You can see some of her early work in progress photos here, and some completed Big Daddy photos here. Due to her being on a cruise, she couldn’t come and asked me if I would be there to accept the award for her in case she won. I was really happy and honored to go for her and took my friend Michelle as my “plus one”. Here’s me and Michelle in front of a couple awesome VIP cars. (woo! Batmobile!!) I wanted to have a “nice” but geeky dress to wear to the awards so [...]
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 6:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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Another lovely Costume College year! Costume College is a convention where you spend your days taking costuming and crafting classes and then in the evening everyone gets dressed up in fabulous costumes! (Some people wear multiple costumes a day.) It’s mostly historical costuming but fantasy and other genres are welcome as well. My favorite class this year was Candace Kling‘s cabochon roses class. We made flowers out of ribbons, rick rack and bias-cut silk. If you’re curious to make your own flowers, try her awesome Artful Ribbon book. Below are some of the flowers I made in the class. My new costume this year was Belle from Jean Cocteau’s 1946 black and white film, La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast). Alyxx was my lovely beast! I’ve loved this film for a long time so it was really wonderful to finally make these costumes! I also got to take photos with my friend [...]
Tue, Aug 05, 2014 6:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I’ve been remiss about posting some photos from my conventions this year on the blog! Sorry about that! You can always follow me on twitter, Facebook and instagram to get faster updates and photos from me, too. I was really happy to be a guest at Anime Los Angeles 2014. This has turned into such a great con and I had a really fun time. I did several panels and helped judge the Cosplay masquerade (which was awesome!) Thanks so much to Anime Los Angeles for bringing me out and those of you who came by to see me! I look forward to going next year, too! This is the artwork I did for ALA’s program: And this is the badge art I did for ALA! Here’s a few fun photos from the convention. ALA had some fun photo backdrops and props you could use! Lord of the Rings cosplayers! My twins meet Loki and Tony Stark [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:50:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Baby Sailor Scouts
I enjoyed going to Anime Expo this year, largely to experience the explosion of Sailor Moon feelings with my friends since the original Sailor Moon anime was getting re-released as well as the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime was premiering! Here’s a couple photos of me and the babies and friends at AX! I dressed my twin babies up like Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon. This is the custom Luna fabric I drew and had printed and then turned into a dress! Here we are with my friend Mandi as Sailor Jupiter. For the Crystal premiere I wore my comfy new Ami costume. Photo by Yume Ninja. Me with a bunch of my friends as Sailors at the VIZ booth! [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:24:00 PM, Continue reading at the source