Dragon*Con was awesome, as usual. And except for not having my staff for Menace, my costumes got finished. Had a minor malfunction––-one of the jewels popped off of my top—but you can barely tell in pictures. 😄
The highlight of my weekend was having Felicia Day, Amy Okuda, and Robin Thorsen from The Guild take pictures of a costume group I was in! They posed for a picture with us, too, and were so sweet and lovely.
Link to my Flickr set is here: Dragon*Con 2011
It’s public right now, and it’ll likely stay public until Flickr pervs start adding pictures of my friends as favorites. (Ew.)
My friend, Derek Deweese, has some better, more interesting pictures at his site. He used the Jarvie Window effect/technique to take over 400 portraits. You can see those here: The Dragon*Con 2011 Jarvie Window Experience
Picture of me after my law school graduation and hooding. May 13, 2011.
As is wont to happen, my costume list has changed. I’ve pushed some things to the end of my list, and pulled some things to the front of it. For MTAC, I’m going to be part of a Black Rock Shooter costume group. I’ll be doing Black Gold Saw:
I’ve started working on the horns, I’ve picked out my fabric (thanks, Gena!), and Bill’s going to be making that awesome sword. I’ll try to post progress pictures shortly.
I’m so excited about this group. The two girls who asked me to join the group are both great costumers, and I’m really looking forward to how this project will turn out.
When Maria gave me the mask, it was plain white. Her boyfriend, AP, explained to me the process they went through to modify the mask before giving it to me.
They found the mask at Wal-Mart; apparently it was a “sexy bunny” Halloween mask that was covered in glitter and feathers and all sorts of atrocious stuff. After that, AP says, “Maria ripped off the fur and drew where the cuts need to be made on the ears and mouth to make it look like a splicer. We trimmed the mask, cut off the whiskers, spray painted it with 3 coats of Bulldog Adhesion Promoter (makes paint stick to plastic) and then spray painted it with 3 coats of white paint to cover the sparkles.”
Bulldog is amazing stuff. I’ve used it to cover plastic shower curtain rings so that I could paint them to match the links on the Leia chain that came with Jamin’s kit, and I used it a couple weekends ago on the belt buckle and buttons of my Splicer dress so that I could paint them to look dirty.
Anyways. After I got my mask I started looking for some reference photos of the Splicers, and I stumbled upon a great picture showing the variations of the Splicer’s masks. I decided to make the mask with silver embellishments, and then I free-handed the design onto the mask with pencil. Once I had all the swirls the way I liked them, I drew over them with a Silver Poster Paint pen. This is what my mask looked like after that:
Because the characters in the game appear to have three-dimensional embellishments, I paint over the silver lines with puff paint. Amazingly, Tulip fabric paint stuck right onto the mask and had the perfect tip to make the lines I needed. The only thing I have left to do is to paint the border of the mask with the puff paint so it matches the rest of the embellishments, adjust the elastic band in the back, and splatter the mask with blood.
Published January 18, 2011
costuming , Geekery , Life Story
Tags: caprica, catwoman, costuming, Dr. Girlfriend, Gwen Cooper, pictures, star wars, Torchwood, venture bros
I know we’re two weeks in, but Happy New Year! I’m trying to come up with an overall theme or direction for this blog, but until I can figure something out, I’ll just keep posting a hodge-podge of stuff.
Here’s what I hope to start working on soon:
Continue reading ‘Upcoming Costumes 2011’
72 days until Dragon*Con, and I’ve slowly been working on some of my costumes. I got two wigs this week—She-Hulk and Lady Gaga—and I’m waiting for just one more (for Dr. Girlfriend.)
I started P90X again last week, and actually made it through the first week. I’m not doing Kenpo—I’d rather hula-hoop for a few hours than do Kenpo—but I’m doing everything else. It’s not a workout program that I think I could do during the school year (an hour to an hour and a half a day is a LOT of time), but I’ve got time over this summer, so why not? Jason Heilpern, a fellow geek and Dragon*Con attendee, is actually taking stories over on his blog about working out to get in shape for cons. You can find his blog here.
Anyways, here are some progress pictures. The first is my She-Hulk wig (which I’m going to try to dye a bit darker), and the second is the progress of my Lady Gaga costume.
Continue reading ‘In the thick of con season’
Published May 26, 2010
Tags: knoxville, pictures
Went to Nama in Bearden today with Julie for lunch. They have the best lunch special–$8 for soup, salad, and a roll/entree off of a special lunch menu. I got a Soy Joy, which was a special, off-menu roll for a long time. It’s soooo tasty.