Showing posts from March, 2013

Wednesday Workout: The Sorcerer

So, it's been awhile since I've blogged but with the job transition and the opera and All-con all going on at the same time, this boy's been busy... but here's a bunch of Easter egg colored goodies for your Easter basket!!!  

These costumes are what I've been working on for the opera "The Sorcerer" by Gilbert & Sullivan.  It's a comedy set in the spring and I think they're at a picnic or something so that's why there's SO MUCH COLOR!!!!  I love it!  

Also note that some of these costumes are in various degrees of completion so if you see pins and unfinished hems... well... the show doesn't open until next week so there's still time to finish stuff.  haha!!!  Also the dress form these costumes are on is really short and tiny... so the mannequin might look like it's drowning.  I'll be sure to post pics of everything on a real person soon!

Anyway.  Enjoy!!!

Monday Minute: Panel Notes From All-Con

So several attendees of my panels this past weekend asked for copies of my notes, so I'm going to post them right here...  also, some of the bullet points were glossed over due to time, but remember you can comment/email me with questions..  For those who haven't been to one of my panels, this is a short lecture mapping out the steps I work through when making costumes for cosplay.

Not the ultimate costuming authority.  These is my way of doing things, but it’s not the only way.

What is Cosplay?
Short for “costume play.  A type of performance art in which people wear costumes to represent specific characters or ideas--often those of manga, anime, comics, sci-fi, and fantasy.

It’s not just putting on the costume of a character, it’s embodying or "Playing" that character. 

Step One: Choosing a costume
A few considerations...

Skill level
Stay within your level but challenge yourself a little so you grow.Seek help from others or YouTube, college, home ec.Start with …