Friday, October 28, 2011

Stash: River Boots

Wee, another item for The Stash!

I've been wanting some really casual, comfortable "Sunday at the con" type costumes... a few people have told me I resemble Summer Glau, I don't really see it except a few similarities, but it's enough to convince me I could probably pull off a River costume. I love hers but they have weird knit/crocheted bits I can't replicate. And even though I'm not really a fan of pink, I've decided the easiest one for me to do is her costume from the Firefly episode "Safe".

I found a neat pair of boots at Charlotte Russe in the mall for $20! They're not perfect but close enough, and I can alter some things in the future. The only hard thing would be the sweater, which I believe is woven and not knit. I would probably end up making a small loom and making my own fabric. But this is a "when you have time" costume so no clue when I'll start, but I'm looking forward to having a comfy costume. Here's my boots next to the boots that are supposedly what she is wearing.

Monday, October 17, 2011

So I opened my mail today and I found a pair of severed ears...

I am so super excited. The color looks perfect, and it turns out my ears are the same size as Elijah Woods' ;) These are ears from the Weta NZ site, pulled from the same mold as Frodo's ears :D Now I have to find meself a good curly wig to go with these...

Friday, October 14, 2011

18th Century Jacket

Here's a pic of the finished 18th century jacket I made for pirate fest:

And a couple of event pics behind the cut!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hobbit Progress!

Remember the design I posted back in April?

I've been working on the chemise for this, and I've actually gathered all my fabrics and ordered Frodo hobbit ears from the Weta site (pulled from the actual mold and made by weta! Doesn't get more authentic than that!) The chemise I am making out of raw silk and I've just finished smocking the neckline of it. I smocked it along the selvage. My pattern process on this is a little unconventional and I'm not sure it'll work yet, but I'm going to document it just in case it turns out to be freaking awesome (as opposed to being completely fubar'ed). The other hobbits with smocking all had it done in about the color of the shirt, so I chose a sand color and mixed it with a shade darker that had a hint of green

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Space Ghost says it's time for Shameless Self Promotion!

Hey, I earned it *g*

Ever since I was an unremarkable, talentless little kid I've always wanted to win at something... and not just a game or by default, but to have actually earned it, and now I can cross a major item off my "Things I want to Achieve" list!

This year at Archon (A St. Louis based fan convention who's Masquerade is considered one of the best in the country... I've competed at the much much larger convention of Dragon*Con and the Archon Masq is very similar! It's like a combo of the workmanship judging of the Friday Night Costume Contest, and the Sunday Masquerade except they are still looking at the costumes and presentation and not the act so much) I competed with my Padme, and I won the "Best Tailoring". And then I got the surprise that I won Best In Show!!

Now I don't feel so bad about all the stuff I perceive wrong with it and want to fix ;) It's still going to hide in my closet for awhile, but... I'm extremely happy. And while were on that note...

At Dragon*Con this year I was also surprised that my fellow Rebel Legion members awarded me with Costumer of the Year

This is the best year ever :) And now we'll return you to your (ir)regularly scheduled blog of costume pics.