Spandex 101: Fabric Prep, Patterns and Basic Modifications

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my Spandex 101 series! If you need a refresher on part 1, you can view that here. Thank you so much for your feedback on the last post! I knew a lot of you wanted to know more about spandex, but the collective response totally blew me away. … Continue reading Spandex 101: Fabric Prep, Patterns and Basic Modifications

Spandex 101: The Basics

Pull up a chair, grab some coffee, and let's chat about spandex. Spandex is an amazing fabric for both cosplay and everyday wear. It's amazing for any project that needs a bit of stretch, whether you're looking to turn yourself into a superhero or make a pair of sexy yoga pants. Just to be upfront, … Continue reading Spandex 101: The Basics

Underneath it all pt. 1

Or, my approach to shapewear, especially with spandex costumes. I have a lot of spandex-intensive costumes and projects coming up over the next few months, so I thought I'd take a few posts to talk about shapewear--what it is and why and how I use it. I intended this to be one post a week … Continue reading Underneath it all pt. 1

Tutorial Tuesday: Creating a two-tone wig

Time to share another tutorial! Last week, I decided to update my Rogue costume for an upcoming con. One majorly needed change is the wig. I just have not had much luck with this (see here and here for examples of how *not* to do Rogue hair), so I was really, really nervous about cutting … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday: Creating a two-tone wig

Tutorial Share: Nerdy Bow Clutches

I stumbled across the DIY Bow Clutch Sewing Tutorial a few weeks back. At the time, I knew I wanted to make one for my blue satin Cambie dress, but I wanted to try it out just in case I screwed up. I had just enough fabric after my pillow sewing marathon to test the … Continue reading Tutorial Share: Nerdy Bow Clutches

Pillow Patrol

Did you guys do any Black Friday shopping? I got so many e-mails about sales. It was ridiculous. It took soooo much effort not to blow my entire paycheck on fabric and cosplay supplies. I only indulged in a few things: a cute bowler hat, a blonde wig from Epic Cosplay (my first from them), … Continue reading Pillow Patrol