Last night I drew a funny man

I get drunk on creative impulses and need a place to vomit it on

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roserev:

Homulilly at Katsucon!  Unfortunately I was in this later than I wanted, and not that long.  Due to hotel shenanigans I couldn’t even start getting dressed until 5:30 on Friday.  Boo.  I just missed the Friday night Madoka gathering.  Due to the snow the photographer I had hired was unable to make it, so I just have a few shots on my camera and whatever hallway pics surface.  Thanks to everyone who complimented my costume, it was my first time making a ball gown, and I learned a lot.  I hope to wear her again, but unfortunately I brushed up against or stepped on something that got black schmutz all over the hem.  I either have to try to clean it out or go all out and “stain” the rest with black paint to conceal it (which would kinda work…)

My favorite comment was probably “man, she’s a walking spoiler”.  Shh…

I totally missed Lauren when I was in Oktavia, and I totally owe her some Witchy photos. She did an absolutely stunning job, I hope to do half as good of a job as her if I tackle this later this year!

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ambrosiakrys:

At Katsucon last weekend, four of my friends and I decided to recreate a beautiful piece of Sailor Moon fanart by the talented Valendra.  We dodged a flight-grounding snowstorm, close calls with shipping dates, and last-minute costume disasters… and still managed to make this group a reality.  I love all of these girls and couldn’t be happier that we finally managed to pull this off. <3

Moon/Selene - Rufflebutt

Mercury/Nymphe/Hermes - Negativinfinity

Mars/Tengu Princess - TurnOnRed

Jupiter/Artemis - Ambrosia Krys

Venus/Siren - Cosmicandlove

Photography by Dickigrayson and my boyfriend Tek of OpenTheFridge.net

Check out the original design here!

I was really stressed and tired leading up to this con and barely finished Mars with the skin of my teeth but I’m so glad I got to do the group with some of my closest and oldest friends!

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Didn’t get to post this on my own blog, but wanted to show the amazing shots that Nicole got of me one day when it was foggy out. Trekked to the abandoned psychiatric hospital buildings around the corner. Didn’t get to get shots of Corvo at Katsucon, forgot my hood, which was in my suitcase the entire time welp.

Check out Nicole’s amazing work here and here

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durgaaz asked: First off, thanks for the awesome tutorial for the Journey cosplay construction. I had some questions regarding the scarf, how wide did you make yours, what recommendations do you have for attaching it, and do you have any tips if we were making an un"charged" scarf?

I unfortunately sold my own cloak a while ago, but I *think* it was 8 inches wide! I kept the top end un-sewn and just attached it with a straight stitch to the hood on the underside, so you can hide the un-sewn edge. Just a straight stitch along the hem will work!

I assume by uncharged scarf, you mean something with no glyphs, so I’d say don’t do the white design on the red shape, and just do the edges (the long yellow lines)! Or if you want to do a half-charged scarf, just do the whole design and cut it in half.

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artist-block-alley asked: Hiya, I'm planning on making the journey costume and I wanted to know I fleece would work well on the cloak. If not what would you recomened?

I think fleece might be too heavy and stiff personally, ideally, you want something that’s a little stiff but also flowy, but most fabrics go in one or the other direction. The advantage to fabrics like fleece, though, is they don’t fray so you don’t really need to hem it, which is A+ because hemming is a pain in the butt.

Though seriously use whatever you’re comfortable with, if fleece is what you feel comfortable with, use it! I used jersey on mine, I’ve seen people use twill, linen, satin, all sorts of stuff! I’d recommend grabbing a bolt and just draping it over your body to see how it looks, that’s what I do a lot when I’m trying to decide between fabrics!

Good luck!

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Phew, sorry for being so MIA! Had a lot happen in the past few months that&#8217;s left me little to no free time. I got laid off in late September, got a really stressful freelance gig with a crap commute that I remained at until end of January, now I am happy to say that whole ordeal is over and I am full-time employed with Energizer Personal Care. Also add in a fuckton of freelance.I&#8217;m still working on the Amon masks and I will get those started after this weekend. Speaking of this weekend, I&#8217;ll be at Katsucon in Washington, DC! I&#8217;ll be bringing Corvo of Dishonored and Oktavia from Madoka Magica, and a new costume. I meant to make 2 more (Ophelia from Madoka and Shoomlah&#8217;s historical Maleficent) but well job stuff kept my time pretty tied up. Hope to see everyone there!

Phew, sorry for being so MIA! Had a lot happen in the past few months that’s left me little to no free time. I got laid off in late September, got a really stressful freelance gig with a crap commute that I remained at until end of January, now I am happy to say that whole ordeal is over and I am full-time employed with Energizer Personal Care. Also add in a fuckton of freelance.

I’m still working on the Amon masks and I will get those started after this weekend. Speaking of this weekend, I’ll be at Katsucon in Washington, DC! I’ll be bringing Corvo of Dishonored and Oktavia from Madoka Magica, and a new costume. I meant to make 2 more (Ophelia from Madoka and Shoomlah’s historical Maleficent) but well job stuff kept my time pretty tied up. Hope to see everyone there!

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nebulaan asked: I made bias tape for my journey cosplay, but I think I may have gotten fabric that is too thin. I can clearly see the difference between one layer of fabric and 2 layers (the folds of the bias tape). I'm thinking about buying a different fabric. Does Kona Broadcloth do the same thing or is it not that noticeable. I have pictures of the bias tape i made, but i can't figure out how to add them to this ask question.

Kona is thicker, and even though it’s called broadcloth, it’s actually much nicer than the regular broadcloth. What you can do is cut a think strip of the yellow and insert it OR make your bias tape double wide, and double-fold it (fold within a fold) to solve your problem so you don’t have to make new bias tape/can still use the one you made!

Good luck! And I have no idea how to add pictures to asks or answers either without remote hosting.

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