This is part 1 of Cersei progress photos - with part 2 to be added once I actually finish the work! The slideshow below takes you though the steps of how I painted the embroidery on the sleeves and bodice of Cersei's gown. I have patience for lots of tedious work but didn't want to deal with real embroidery on this project, so I used acrylic paint and a detail brush to paint it on instead. To keep things even and symmetric I made adhesive stencils which I then painted inside.
Cersei's dress is a continual work in progress, and has been more and more complete each time I have worn it. The next stage is adding the big red lions to the skirt, and this post will be updated as that part comes along.
Cersei gallery page.
OHMYGOSH, it's the second Tutorial Tuesday! I haven't quit yet! This tutorial was written up in response to a reader who asked about how I did the FX makeup on my Bioshock Splicer costume. I hope that other people will also find it a useful resource for working with gelatin for similar effects!
Take Note: this tutorial is not necessarily the "right way" to do things, nor the "best way", but is simply how I went about it when I made my own. Anyways, on to the project!
It's only mid-November, it's been a pretty mild fall so far, and I'm still already antsy for the return of summer! Since that's obviously not going to happen anytime soon, beach photos will have to do ~_^
Among the many, many small cosplay events I went to this year was the Toronto Cosplay Beach Party, and since I was on such a roll with making costumes, I figured I should put together a beach version of one of the my characters. Kurumasha suggested Kate Bishop, and that's the one that stuck since I already had a ton of purple spandex leftover from other projects.
I went to the beach party with Kia, The Video Ninja, Yavarice, and Ragz and we ended up accidentally ditching the actual "picnic" part of the event because when we arrived we just set up our blankets and umbrella on the beach! We still had a great time though, and managed to see most of our other friends out on the sand. I took a few photos, and The Video Ninja did a mini shoot with each of us, which was really nice. There were lots of photographers and videographers there, and I even ended up in the videos from Sean Ward and The Canadian Nerd! My event photos and those videos are below ^_^
And with this little event-report, finally my Hawkini gallery has been updated with photos! Click here for all the photos or more info about the suit itself!
This one's a pretty bare-bones look at the con, mostly photos; partially because it was a one-day event and partially because I spent most of my time hanging around the Cosplay for a Cure photo booth. I had decided to head out to London for FCCC when they announced Twinzik as cosplay guests, but ironically, in one way or another I ended up hanging out with all the cosplay guests except for them! I did get to go to their wig-styling panel, but didn't manage to catch them in the hall to actually say "hi". Oh well, better than nothing.
So most of the day was spent socializing! Catching up with old friends, getting to know new ones better, and making it selfie-con by request of everyone else there LOL. Did a tiny bit of shopping and got a pic with Chip Zdarsky at the end of the con since his table was right across from the booth and I'm a fan of Sex Criminals. Overall, everyone there was really friendly and engaged and I had a really positive experience in general. It was a pretty solid small (but growing quickly!) con.
So enjoy the photos! And shout-outs to my hosts and everyone I chatted with over the weekend in absolutely no particular order... Etherbloom, Skyleaf Creations & Leslie, Elemental, VickyBunnyAngel & Tricky, Candy Cosplay, Mel Colley, Seena Cha, Otaku Crypt, Gina G & Sam, Evie E, Spider-Dan, Mango Sirene & Night Eyes, London Batman, Dr Stevil, The Marvelous Girls of KW, Alex Rose, Amanda, and Nicole.
What a terribly inconvenient time for my computer to go on the fritz. It became unusable in mid-October, around the time of Forest City ComiCon, and it's only now back up and running (I hope). I've been to a convention and two Halloween parties in that time (and managed to break my camera beyond repair at one of them) so I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do. Fortunately, aside from one more halloween party I'm done with costume events for the year, which should give me some time to catch up.
Here's what to look forward to soon:
I hope that I can get back to posting progress on social media as well (Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, whichever you prefer) but like I mentioned above, I burnt out; and badly. Stopped working on Captain Marvel half-way though Thanksgiving weekend and I haven't done anything productive with a costume since. I've been enjoying reading lots of books over this break though, and might start sewing again after another few weeks of "cos-cation" ~_^