I have been meaning to post about my upcoming costumes for a while now, especially since I don't have any new photos or progress to write about, but I do have a LOT of projects in various stages of being started. The recent meme going around about posting the next 4 in the works seemed like a pretty good place to start though, so here we go with that :)
Fan art Mai (and Zuko) is mostly purchased items. Boots need to be altered, shirt and vest need to be sewn, and the wig needs to be styled. Deadline: none.
Nightingale has been on hold since Oct 2013. Anxious to get back to work on her jacket and hat. Also need gloves and to style the wig. Deadline: none.
Twili Midna has been on hold since May 2014. Recently got the last supplies I needed so I should be back to work on that. Bodysuit is 95% complete, everything else is still just supplies. Deadline: Anime North 2015, but that's just a goal, i'll finish it when I finish it.
Extremis Pepper is just waiting for me to work through the baffling design of Pepakura patterns (and this coming from someone familiar with how clothing patterns work). Had a test-run at Halloween this year using the arm that KW Iron Man made for me, and borrowing his glove since I'm making my own for that part. Deadline: none.
More to come next time!
There's just a few days left until CC32 and I am a mix of emotions about it. As I mentioned previously, I'm not making anything new which is really one of those "disappointed in myself" things. It's not really helped by seeing so many of my friends either posting progress photos or working on things in Google Hangouts - I've also been working on costumes the last couple of weeks, but not quite with the same commitment since my next deadline isn't for a while yet and I'm doing several things at once to boot.
So what have I been working on? In my last progress blog I mentioned working on bodysuits, and that's what I've been doing, although it's been a slow process. I have 3+1 bodysuits ahead, and I'm working on Midna first, though there's some simultaneous work going on for all. Unfortunately, all the suits require different patters and they all have to be hand-drafted so... I hope I'll be really good at this by the time I'm done. Progress pics of things so far below:
Also, spending face-time with friends:
and speaking of Costume Con... my cosplay plans are below. Aside from doing Alice on Friday, I don't have plans for which costume for which day. I'm not entering any of the masquerades, but I am going to be part of the Future Fashion Folio event on Sunday, modeling a couple of dresses for Andrea Schewe. I'm excited just because I get to wear the Cercei dress XD. I might not want to take it off LOL. Looking forward to sharing photos and maybe videos from the con once it's all over <3
Tri-Con was held in January at THE MUSEUM in Kitchener, Ontario. It was their first year running, and I was invited along with KW Iron Man to be a cosplay guest. Unfortunately, due to some outside forces beyond my control, I wasn't there for very long on Saturday, but did squeeze in playing moderator for Iron Man's panel about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and got in a shoot with Rob Olsen (for Geek Inked Magazine) and Everage with my Avengers-style Pepper.
Sunday was a jam-packed day at the con though, between doing a panel on using foam for props and armor, a couple-shoot with Elemental (me in my office wear with RT - not that you can see it, and Stark in his MK 3 suit), and back to back cosplay 101 and 201 panels with Elle Cosplay and Lossien.
My favourite photos from all the sets are in my "not-costumes" section here. I had a great time at Tri-Con this year and I'm glad that it was so successful that they're going to be doing it again!
And speaking of geeky events in Kitchener, I'm also going to be at Nerd Fest 2014 coming up this Saturday March 29th. If you are in the area, I recommend checking it out!
It probably shouldn't come as a surprise that KW Iron Man and I are "Pepperony" shippers, and that we decided to do some casual/fanservicesque cosplay on New Years Eve. Since it really was a last-minute thing, my outfit is not anything in particular from the movies, just my own dress and playing up the character. Photos by Christina Lord, Kitchener Ontario.
What can I say about Ms Potts other than I love her and love to cosplay her? One of the amazingly awesome and unexpected things that happened in 2013 was that I met KW Iron Man cosplay, which pretty much means that the Pepper costumes aren't going to be stopping any time soon! While we haven't done any Pepper/Tony shoots yet, I do have a handful of new solo photos to share, in both the "office" and "Avengers" outfits I have put together. both galleries are at the top of the page here. I've also (finally) added close-ups of my clipboard to the gallery here.
On a lark I decided to try to dress as Pepper Potts to go see Iron Man 3. Nobody else was dressing up, we weren't seeing the midnight showing, but Pepper is pretty "normal" as far as costumes go. I pulled appropriate clothes from my closet, printed a tiny Stark Industries logo to glue on to a pin to wear as my only identifying feature, and set off. I figured I'd see if any of my friends even noticed what I was trying to do, since I was coming from work and wearing nothing particularly strange. As soon as I arrived they noticed - within seconds! I shouldn't have underestimated them ^_^