Hey guys, Pokemon Sun and Moon are out, so it's time for more 1st gen Poke-hoodie photos! Mr Stark and I went out to shoot our hoodies with Dream Land Photography a few weeks ago. I designed and sewed both hoodies (and you can really tell that Dragonite was made in 2009 vs Blastoise in 2016... my hood/face techniques have come a long way). In our first real collaborative effort, Mr Stark has made the shell for his Blastoise but wasn't able to bring it with him to the shoot. Next time we'll both be going all out ^_^
Like every year, I ended up with several Halloween costumes and events this year, and so one post will rule them all.
Firstly, on (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend, Mr Stark, The Video Ninja, Dream Land Photography, and I all went out to High Park to shoot some costumes, one of which was the Space Warrior outfit that I made a year ago. Unfortunately, it's been a warm autumn and the leaves hadn't really changed colour yet, but I'm just happy to have some photos of the costume. Next year's squad goals: a whole group!
Next up was a very last-minute decision to go to Unplugged for the day to give Bear Sailor Moon a hand with the masquerade, and with it came a very last-minute costume: R from Warm Bodies. R is a character which I've had on my cosplay list for a couple years; just waiting for the right opportunity. While the hoodie is way too big (that's what happens when you only have one hour for shopping) I'm pretty happy with the distressing and my makeup. Hope I have the opportunity to wear him again ^_^
(and while we're here, have a few Unplugged floor photos...)
Snailoween was the main event for October this year, with Kurumasha once again coming in for the weekend and we managed to pull together a (small) costume group! Kurumasha, The Video Ninja and I all went as characters from The Wicked + The Divine; I put the finishing touches on my Amaterasu, Kurumasha went as Badb, and I put the Video Ninja in a Baphomet outfit. It was great to be there with my peeps and spending the night dancing with friends - and to top it all off we took home a couple of small gift cards for the store ^_^
Of course I couldn't walk away from the season without dressing up on Halloween itself, even though dressing up is not a thing that people do at my workplace. So, I decided on a "stealth" costume - a non-uniformed Holtzmann. I think I did a decent job replicating her look using stuff found in a quick outlet-store shopping trip (and already accumulated for other reasons ~_^). I've got some sweet non-selfie pics in the queue for a later post.
Queen of Everything
Back in the summer Paul Hillier and I paid a visit to the University of Toronto to borrow their campus for some King's Landing photos. Every picture is perfect. What else can I say? The set is up on my Game of Thrones gallery page.