Ah, nothing like getting a new year started with lots of new makes! Here's a quick look at what I worked on last month. Hannah from Rat Queens: 50% finished After nearly a year of planning with Callula Cosplay, we're finally cosplaying from Rat Queens! I'm so excited that we have a full group of … Continue reading WIP: January 2016
WIP: October 2015
Lulu: 50% complete I'm finally making some decent progress on Lulu! One of my big tasks for this month was knocking out her base skirt and sleeves. I debated on how to do this. There's some discussion among cosplayers as to what Lulu's skirt and sleeves are supposed to be: separate pieces or a dress … Continue reading WIP: October 2015
Pattern Review: M7217
The Basics: Pattern: McCall's M7127 (a.k.a. the Yaya Han bodysuit pattern) Total Hours: About 4 hours for the first suit and 6 hours for the 2nd one Fabric: Approximately 1 yard of 4 way stretch pleather for Red She-Hulk and a half-yard of purple milliskin. Approximately 2 yards of heavy white moleskin for She-Hulk, a … Continue reading Pattern Review: M7217
WIP: September 2015
Another month has flown by! The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means that my costume list is slowly starting to die down for the year (Don't worry. I've already got big plans for 2016 😉 ). Here's what's been on my craft table this month: Lulu: 25% complete I feel like I … Continue reading WIP: September 2015
WIP: August 2015 + Con Announcement!
Goodbye, summer. Hello, fall! Well, sorta. We're still in 90+ degree weather, so really fall is more or less wishful thinking right now. Hanie Mohd Wonder Woman: 100% Complete I sure have taken my sweet time with this costume! Originally, I anticipated it only taking 2 weeks, and had I not worked on other projects … Continue reading WIP: August 2015 + Con Announcement!
Pattern Review: Truly Victorian #103
After months of hemming and hawing, I finally decided to take the leap and get started on Lulu! The first part I completed was the hoop skirt which will act as the base for her belts. Lots of Lulu cosplayers have gone with a faux apron approach for the belts and created a separate piece … Continue reading Pattern Review: Truly Victorian #103
WIP June 2015 Edition
Ah, sweet, sweet summer heat. My two biggest cons of the year are over, but I still have several cons and big builds on the horizon! Margaret: 100% complete I made this costume for an A-Kon group with friends. The big thing I finished in early June was my grimerie. This is probably the best … Continue reading WIP June 2015 Edition
Or: An ode to Kwik Sew 3052. I typically save my commission posts for the end of the month, but since I've been working on several Gotham-themed bodysuits lately, I thought I'd share a few extra tips and tricks on working with them (P.S. You can find more spandex tips in my Spandex 101 series!). … Continue reading Suit Up!
WIP: March 2015
Hello, spring! Weather in my area has finally cleared up into something resembling a season between Hoth-like winter and Tattoine-esque summer. I debated on putting up a WIP post this month. Aside from Belle, I haven't done much crafting this month. February and March have been more than a little hectic for me professionally and … Continue reading WIP: March 2015
WIP: February 2015
Another month of 2015 is nearly over! As I write this, North Texas is in the midst of a last-minute winter freak out. There's almost 3 inches of snow covering my yard and it's supposed to continue throughout the day. That's as good of an excuse as any for a craft weekend/binge session of Arrow! … Continue reading WIP: February 2015