27 January 2011

Flickr Gallery & Updates

Thanks to a kind friend, I have a "pro" account on Flickr now :) which is pretty cool.. though I'm still learning how it works.

So I spent my whole day working on that and have it up-to-date with *almost* all the costumes I've ever made! And a lot of the conventions I've been to. Still searching through old (printed) photo albums for the older stuff.

Anyways, please check it out :D
>> My Flickr Gallery <<

From now on, I'll be uploading new progress pictures to here.

Also, since I last updated, I've added tabs to the sidebar, for commissions & costumes, as well as changed the layout colors to try to make things easier to read. I think its working.. I already have a few more subscribers! Thanks everyone <3

24 January 2011

Bleez Costume Boots [in progress]: Heels & Alternate Method Bootcovers

Currently I'm working on a Bleez costume. I don't plan on wearing it until a summer con though.
Bleez is a Red Lantern.. she's angry, sexy, mostly really angry. She appeals to me because her design looks like Devilman, and her backstory is pretty interesting (although rough).





So this is ~in progress~ but I want to get some up now & post the rest later.
This post is a followup to the boot cover tutorial, as a method of making boots with no seam down the center and to show a technique for modifying the base shoes.

10 January 2011

Apartment Re-decorating Progress


The view, on a cold morning.


So since I am a college student living around New York City, my apartment is more like a roomy dorm.  Its sparse, furnished via Ikea, and filled with enough toys to start our own zip code.  It is a work in progress.
I live here with my boyfriend, after rotating through a roster of roommates that all failed.  When we first moved here, we decorated with a red & black color scheme and now we are redoing the place to try to shift to bright cooltones and make the place more happy and cozy.  Its... getting there. :)

Now, onto the pictures!

04 January 2011

Costuming: Stretch Applique Tutorial

In this tutorial I will be showing the technique I use for applique and reverse applique for stretch fabrics. The fabrics used in this tutorial (and in many of my costumes) are 4-way stretch lycra/milliskin from Spandex House.



Many characters have stretch bodysuits with emblems on the front or designs worked in. This can appear challenging and may have some people getting their Sharpie markers out.. but have no fear, this tutorial is here for you. No more puckered seams!

Also, you may find this tutorial helpful if you want to make your own swimsuit or leggings with some graphic designs.

Read on to find out how to do it yourself.