Upcoming and Updates - September

I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to regularly post an update on what I’m working on and a quick overview of what’s coming up.

I’ll start with what’s coming up since that’s quicker. First there’s Halloween. Right now my plan is Columbia in her pjs for class the Thursday before and Gaz for my friends’ party. I’m tempted to bring out Tim for class on Tuesday just for fun.

There’s really only one…

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Another DragonCon Down

And more lessons learned!

Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast! I even got to meet a reader (Hi, JH!) and had a blast at my photoshoots. I almost died in the parade. Well, not quite died, but it was really hot and really long and I was Ten in Nine’s clothing, aka lots of hot layers. I really don’t know how Nine cosplayers do it.

But on to the lessons!

I cannot do more than two costumes in one day if…

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Assembled!

The First Doctor Bathing Beauty’s suit is finally sewn together. I just have to add a couple of things so it closes and the bloomers will stay up.

Also, Harry’s new coat continues to inch toward completion. Hopefully I will have pics up soon!

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I am a sewing fool!

I am a sewing fool!

Last night I got my work area cleaned off and started sewing the bathing suit. I sewed up everything that I could and really didn’t want to have to cut more fabric so things would fit, so I started on Harry’s coat.

That must be the point where I fell into the time vortex, because the next thing I knew it was 3 o’clock in the morning. I finally collapsed into bed at about 4:15am, but the body of…

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Progress…Finally!

Progress…Finally!

Success!

I finally have a pile of pieces cut from black flannel and cream poly fabric. I have buttons and elastic. I have thread. I just have to figure out how to put them all together to make an Edwardian bathing suit before next Wednesday.

Ugh.

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Revamping the fangirl…again

While I do have a Tumblr devoted to this costume, I feel this is worthy of being posted here.

Let the Taunting begin!

Let the Taunting begin! Dr. Shannon Abbey is finished!

Dr. Shannon Abbey is a character in Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series. More specifically she is in Deadline and Blackout. Her first appearance has vividly remained in my mind:

She was wearing an electric orange T-shirt that read DO NOT TAUNT THE OCTOPUS, jeans, and a lab coat, and was pointing a hunting rifle at the middle of my chest.

Her description in Blackout was the final nail in the coffin:

Her…

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She’s done!

She’s done!

Dr. Shannon Abbey is done! I have two t-shirts so I can wear her for two days. After 5 hours of stencil making, she’s done! Detailed post tomorrow.

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17 days to go…

17 days to go…

Let the chaos begin!

I have my app installed, my packing list ready, and three out of five costumes to complete. Here’s the plan:
Friday Morning: First Doctor bathing suit for Bathing Beauties photoshoot
Friday Afternoon: Harry Dresden for Legendary Sleuths photoshoot
Friday Evening: SG-13 Woodland Uniform for the Intergalactic Military Ball
Saturday Morning: Post-regeneration Tenth Doctor for the…

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Etsy update: Geeky Yarns & Charms has been restocked!

Just an FYI to all of you Harry Dresden cosplayers and lovers out there, I have restocked my Etsy store!