Welcome back to my 3-part series about the making of Elsa's Spirit Dress, my main costume project of 2020! In case you missed the other two parts, you can check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Part 3 is all about the most fun and exciting part of the costume: all the decoration … Continue reading Magic in Real Life: Making Elsa’s Spirit Dress, Part 3
My Favorite Movies for their Costumes
Sometimes when I watch a movie, I'm just in the mood to look at pretty costumes. Aside from the fact that I'm a costumer, I'm a highly visual person in general. Character development is definitely important to me, and I like a good plot as much as anyone else, but having a beautiful set, good … Continue reading My Favorite Movies for their Costumes
Making an Edgy Sith Lord Cape
In this post, I am going to blatantly ignore the advice of Edna from the Incredibles. While capes may be a hazard to superheroes, they're so fun to wear, I couldn't resist making one for my Anakin Skywalker costume. Besides... a good Jedi always removes his cape before a fight anyway! When I first made … Continue reading Making an Edgy Sith Lord Cape
My Costuming Bucket List
As I'm moving steadily through the Edwardian project, I'm thinking ahead as to what my plans are for the future. There are lots of cool ideas out there and I wanted to narrow it down a little bit, as well as give you a preview of some of the things you might see discussed on … Continue reading My Costuming Bucket List
Anakin Skywalker Inspired Cosplay: Construction and Pictures
After making this costume, I have discovered that Anakin's costume (and any other Jedi costume) is basically the most impractical outfit for fighting that I know of. XD It is almost intolerable to wear it in any temperature over fifty degrees, and those tabards fall off the shoulders so easily that I can't even do … Continue reading Anakin Skywalker Inspired Cosplay: Construction and Pictures
Random Side Project: Anakin-Inspired Cosplay
It's that time when I'm just itching to sew something and I have ideas and money to spare, so I will now introduce the next random side project: Anakin Skywalker-inspired Jedi cosplay! Why am I embarking on probably the third random side project since I decided to do the Edwardian dress? Several reasons. One, I'm … Continue reading Random Side Project: Anakin-Inspired Cosplay
Captain America Dancing Girl Dress: Complete!
Ugh.... It's still snowing. I thought we would have snow for one or two days, but nope! It's been snowing on and off all week! I know I live kind of up north in the Midwest, but seriously? What is this, an ice age? I guess I'll just have to play Spring by Vivaldi every … Continue reading Captain America Dancing Girl Dress: Complete!
Random Side Project: Catwoman!
While I'm still doing research and sketches and trying to decide whether or not I should get the online magazine subscription for the 1912 costume, I have decided to undertake the completion of a random side project! I love to go swing dancing, and the group I go to is doing a superhero theme next … Continue reading Random Side Project: Catwoman!
What Costume To Do Next?
Now that I'm done with my Padmé cosplay and the 1950s dress, I want to do one really good, time-consuming project before I go to college. No rush, no deadlines, just time to make a really, REALLY good costume. Something that looks really professional and elaborate. I'm really torn between all these options I was … Continue reading What Costume To Do Next?