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
for Anya
Lately I’ve been doing a few commissions of peoples’ children based on photos they provide. for Anya for Anya for Jami for Paisley Belle for Jessica for Stephani of her daughter [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015 6:59:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I did a few Geek Haute Couture gown designs for fun. These are Wonder Woman and Batman / Gotham inspired. [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015 6:59:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I did an illustration of Yue from Avatar the Last Airbender animated series inspired by traditional  paintings of water goddesses. This was done in COPIC marker and pencil lines. [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015 12:21:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Jedi Twin Toddlers
Star Wars Celebration 2015 with our Twin Jedi Toddlers! We had a great time at Star Wars Celebration 2015! I wish that we’d had time to spend more time there, but I hope you’ll enjoy a few of our photos from the event. I can’t wait till it comes back to California! I wish they had it here more than once every few years! For the event I made tiny Jedi outfits for the twins. I used an easy karate sewing pattern and modified it a bit to suit Jedi youngling costumes.  I wore my Princess Leia costume, which you can read more about how I made here. The twins had a blast exploring the convention and wacking willing bystanders with lightsabers. Some fan groups from other countries as far away as Belgium brought entire Star Wars sets to the event! My favorite was the Millennium Falcon lounge, seen below. Us and my friend Judy! An [...]
Tue, May 05, 2015 11:14:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Totoro costume
Totoro is one of my favorite Miyazaki films and I’d always planned to make Totoro costumes for The Brood. When Cation Designs announced the “Small Human Being Sew-Along”, I decided this was the perfect time to make them. Lorelai joined in, making a costume for her tadpole so we had a complete set. (Did you know the blue and white ones actually have names? Chu Totoro and Chibi Totoro. Who knew?) Construction was on these was pretty simple with the hoods being the only tricky part. I used my trusted Simplicity 1767 for the bodysuit, and modified Simplicity 1477 for the hood. I also referenced the Totoro tutorial from you & mie. (Her daughter is the super cute Totoro you see whenever you search for Totoro costumes.) I liked how she put her zipper in back, so I followed her example and modified the Simplicity pattern to be a one piece front and installed the zipper in the [...]
Sat, May 02, 2015 5:47:00 AM, Continue reading at the source