OH MAN were these costumes work. They have 0 stretch to them, so making them fit (especially the bodysuit!) was difficult. I also broke abou 12 needles in total, it was frustrating but totally worth it.
OH MAN were these costumes work. They have 0 stretch to them, so making them fit (especially the bodysuit!) was difficult. I also broke about 12 needles in total, it was frustrating but totally worth it.
Fabric shopping was the biggest battle for this costume, matching the blues in fabric was a big pain. I would find a fabric I like, move it to the cutting table next to another blue only to realize it was purple! The dress is made from a two way stretch silk knit jersey. I made a custom pattern for the dress which has a halter style neckline and side slits up to my waist. The 'arm warmers' are made from a combination to dark blue suede and silk knit jersey. I added details of suede strapping, gold buckets and gold studs for more visual interest (inspired by the Ame-Comi statue). My cape is a modified Simplicity (5794) cape pattern. My favorite fabric to use for capes is a matte satin, I love the weight and the slight shine it has. I heat sealed the bottom of the cape to allow for optimum cape movement. My belt is custom made and resin cast by me. I use Castin Craft for my resin pieces, it stinks to high heaven and takes 3 hours to set... but the pieces come out flawless. The circular pieces are made using a per-existing mold whereas my raven center piece is custom sculpted, molded and cast by me. The belt is painted using Krylon gold metallic spray paint. All the cast belt pieces are mounded on a dark blue pleather belt made by me.
Donna Troy is my favourite character to dress as. I recently re-made my Wonder Girl suit and can't wait to wear the hell out of it.
Costume Construction: The red suit is made from a matte red milliskin spandex, I used a modified Kwik Sew K2633 pattern for the base suit. I used gold appliqué stars up the sides of the suit. My belt is made from a metallic gold pleather and the belt buckle is made from worbla. My bracers were a luck find on ASOS!
Costume Construction: The costume is a combination of made, found and altered pieces. I drafted a pattern for my bodice which is a full boned and lined piece that laces up the back. The belt is made entire by me using a combinations of purchased and self made beads/wirework. I purchases a pair of white jeans and matching jacket (not pictured) which I dyed to a very light green. I altered the jacket by cropping it short and tailoring the body, I also painted on a customized 'Fire' graffiti across which was bedazzled with glitter, studs and a few rhinestone. The boots are custom painted to match my purchased green leather gloves. I also custom dyed my wig with a mixture of dark green, light green and teal.
Here it is, the first image of my Dark Phoenix! I had a blast wearing this to Genrecon last weekend, and although there are some things I need to fix (the heels wore through the boot covers, the sash needs a different placement and the sides need to be taken in), I am amazingly happy with how it looks! I was really comfortable, which I wasn;t expecting, and didnt look half-bad, haha.
I hope you guys like it at least a fraction of how much I love it. I am really proud of it.
Photographer: *everage Cosmaker/Model: Myself There are no edits on this photo
Sorry for the low quality, this is just a teaser from Genrecon that my amazing photographer put up! I wasn't sure that I would get any photos of my classic Harley, we were judging the Masquerade, and between the green room and the discussion of awards, there wasn't much of the day left! Luckily, =Ama-Leigh had her wonderful assistant *Dreamcherub with her, and we were able to use flash and create some awesome shots! I cannot wait to get more back! Like, literally, I am dancing in my seat.
So here it is... the first look at my new and improved Black Canary cosplay! I wore it to Con Bravo this year in Hamilton, and it went over very well!
I am very happy with how the bodysuit turned out... so happy that I will in fact be using it for a bunny suit Haruhi cosplay as well! I will need to make the jacket for Black Canary out of the same wet look spandex asthe bodysuit, but the denim works well for now. Expect more photos to come~!
Facebook Page Cosplay Blog Twitter Tumblr I was very hesitant to edit this because the in the original version my wig was falling off and so was my belt buckle. I was looking through some of the pictures my friend Penny took of me from Friday at Otakon 2013 and I came across this one. I really wanted to incorporate the tower and I felt that this angle worked the best.
Interestingly enough in the 2003 reboot of the series the Titans reside in San Francisco CA as opposed to their normal New York City location. Over this past year I visited San Fran and when I edited this image I incorporated my own photo of the Bay Bridge (which in some variation is shown in the TT skyline)
I am re-doing the top armor hopefully in time for NYCC this October so hopefully I'll see some of you there~
Basically I was screwing around climbing up on dangerous shit for cool pictures when photographer Dan Krill spotted me and took this among other amazing photos. We had little light so my very sweet boyfriend lit this with the flashlight on his phone. Overall I'm so happy with how these came out, and the whole Otakon 2013 experience; so many sweet people! I had a blast I'll post these sporadically and take more in my updated version I worked so hard tanning and toning for this, I debated getting a 6 pack but preferred my womanly shape, the CN Starfire wasn't ripped anyway so I tried to stay as true as possible
Photo (c) Dan Krill; Krill Labs Photography Starfire/Edits- Starfire (c) Cartoon Network/ DC Comics