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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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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
So, you want to make a Big Daddy (from the video game Bioshock) costume? Well. Hope you quite a bit of time. And a large working area.If you've ever attended one of my panels, you know my big "thing" about media recreation costuming is stressing the importance of proportioning. If each piece of the costume is correct to the source material in relationship to each other, it will look "right" to the audience. If it isn't, you can end up with tragic Bobblehead! Big Daddy, or something similar. I'm also 5'4". Not exactly Big Daddy height.So, looking at the reference material, I decided that I would go with my leg measurements to base the entire costume on. Especially since the big daddy has rather stubby legs. So, assuming that the top of my feet were at the top of his very tall shoes, and my hips were approximately where his [...]
Thu, Nov 04, 2010 11:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
twjudy as Bouncer Big Daddytristencitrine as Spider Splicer Roseaimeekitty as Sophia Lambme as Big Sisterajmeow as Rumbler Big DaddyMy roommate and kitkat_nap as Little Sisters [...]
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 12:36:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
We won Best Workmanship!I just did a quick search on Flickr to see if I could find any group photos of us, but no luck! Will report back when successful. [...]
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 7:55:00 AM, Continue reading at the source