Thursday, May 23, 2013


          So I really should be in bed, but I wanted to post this.  As a lot of you who follow me on twitter already know I was at Port City Pop Con a couple weekends back, ordinarily I would give a rundown of what happened at the convention, but perhaps another time.  Let me simply say that was a very enlightening trip for me and since I've returned I've had some time to think.  And I've decided that I'm gonna throw myself deeper in the costume community and see if I can't really go pro doing this.  Sure I've made costumes for other people, so I guess in way I already am, but I mean get paid to go to cons and sign autographs.  Actually be doing something I love and getting paid for it.  I gave my first autograph while I was there, and that was kinda the tip of the iceberg.  The guy was in a phenomenal Jack Sparrow costume and he wanted my autograph?  I was like huh?  What?  I'm still kinda weirded out by it in some ways.  I'm no celebrity, I mean yes I just got through saying I wanted to get paid to do this, but I never want to come across as anyone that you can't come up to and start a conversation with.  And I feel so many people have that stigma with celebrities.
          Alright, some other stuff did happen, and once I get some down time (if ever!)  I want to sit down and give a proper update, until then though, twitter is the best way to keep up with me.  So if you don't have me friended do so!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Marvel Girl and Other Costumes

         It dawned on me after my nice harsh rant in my last post that I completely forgot to post anything on my Marvel Girl costume!  Unfortunately I haven’t been able to snag a new camera (I will have one before DragonCon, hopefully before Metropolis *crosses fingers*) so that said the only couple of pictures I have are either off my phone, or that someone else took.  (To the Deadpool I was clowning around with, I want those photos!  They have to be hilarious!)  

         And yes, that’s a Paizo Goblin you see with me.  He is now an official part of every costume I wear, and assuming I have time, I’ll dress him up to match me.  Oh hush up I’m a girl, if I want to play dress up with my goblin I will.  

         Now I did say other costumes in this post.  I’m currently working on a Nightwing for Metropolis.  That said I’m afraid Zatanna will probably go on hiatus till next year.  Originally I was going to have her for a DC shoot at Anime Iowa but a friend pointed out FandomFest, and their line up is absolutely stellar!!  So I cancelled my room for Anime Iowa and grabbed one for FandomFest.  I wish they hadn’t have fallen on the same weekend, maybe next year I can do both.  For those of you who are curious I’m not doing the Dick Grayson Nightwing, I’m doing the Cheyenne Freemont version.  Here’s a shot of her costume and how far I am on drafting it.  I really like the look of it but I don’t know how many people will recognize me.  Okay, they will probably recognize me as Nightwing, dunno how many will be able to say its Cheyenne.  


         Ok so I said I’m making Cheyenne.  I have an Ash from Army of Darkness in progress for a local Renaissance Faire in progress, plus I have every intention to have Hawkeye done this year for DragonCon.  I am so terrified of using latex, I’m not gonna lie that’s half the reason I haven’t finished her, but I just think it will be so awesome.  :/    I’m also trying to pull together a Rarity for a friends birthday party where she wants everyone as a pony.... yea go ahead and judge me.  That said Rarity is kinda bottom of the list.  I have a costume for G2 Comics I am currently working on.  I can’t really divulge details other then you will probably see it later this year :)   And to top it all off, I’m also working on a wedding dress for a friend.  That I have some time to get done since its a winter wedding, but I think we all know how I am about wanting everything done so I can get going on other projects.