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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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Sooooo…. I’ve actually been in China for the last week, lol. We flew out on Sunday (one of those lovely 36 hour-awake-days) to Shanghai and stayed with Marcus’ awesome family for a couple of days. Now we are in Beijing, and hitting all the touristy spots. Forbidden City yesterday, Great Wall today. I’ll try to type up something more involved so I remember all the amazingly awesome (and not surprisingly, a lot of unintentional exploring) things we are doing. LOTS of photos, wooooo! [...]
Sun, Apr 17, 2011 2:11:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Sooooo…. I joined an Insanity Challenge with some friends. For those who don’t know what Insanity is, here ya go. Obviously, I’m not expecting to EVER have a twenty four pack body. However, it seemed like a fun way to stay motivated, plus not spend another million hours on the elliptical at the gym. I went into it knowing FULL well I’d either have pause the tape a million times, or do it VERRRYYYY SLOWLY. Today was the first day. I allotted 2 hours to get through the 40 minute program. Step One: Warm Up I knew there was a reason i haven’t done jumping jacks since about 8th grade. I think my boobs bounced over a foot (with a sports bra, mind you… but when you are a 40 DDD, sports bras are more of…. wishful thinking). I had to hold them after the first two. I could have put an eye out! Step Two: [...]
Mon, Apr 04, 2011 4:40:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
AJ told me I should post pictures of my Pink Victorian here. :D I forgot. Sorry...I made this victorian to dress up with AJ, Judy, Cheryll and company at Dicken's fair just this past Christmas. It was totally fun.Some photos thanks to Oscar: http://www.oscarchang.com/A few photos from Dicken's Fair: (More Here)and a couple detail shots:More on the construction and inspiration here:http://aimeemajor.com/images/costumes/1875.html [...]
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 5:12:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
I think this is my first costume post in like a year! We made Soulless inspired dresses for Dickens Fair last year. And me being me, it was not done in time for Dickens Fair... well it was wearable but all the trim was missing.I fixed it up over the last month or two and wore it to the Steampunk Con this past weekend.This is lorelai's first Victorian! Trial by fire and she did great!And here's a close-up of my trim. Judy taught me how to do these and it was a bit tedious hand sewing it all but it was fun to do and it makes for a really neat effect! Judy's trim is very similar, her pleats are just facing all one direction vs. my box pleats. [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 5:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
AJ, Judy and I are going to China for vacation and while we're there we're going to be dorks and dress up in hanfu-esque outfits. AJ is doing Greensnake and Judy is doing something purple, and as usual, I'm doing something pink. :) Mine is partially inspired by Yang Guifei.I thought I'd take a few photos while I'm working. This first part is how I'm making the bodice. I really wanted to try something with an applique look that I saw on several designs. (Examples 1 and 2.) In the book Beijing Opera Costumes (which isn't really what we're doing but it's interesting...) they have this really pretty closeup of one. I was itching to get started so I didn't do their bias-trim edge or embroidery. (I'm not sure, but it looks like the blue bias trim is applied to the white embroidered piece and then THAT is [...]
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 10:26:00 PM, Continue reading at the source