Sunday, March 18, 2012

Future costume: Pan Am stewardess

So I received some late graduation money from some great aunts and uncles, which instructions to get something fun with it (meaning don't get food or gas with it) get something cool.  ha.  So I went shopping with my family today and my dad told me go to into Brookstone and take a look at the back wall.  And look what I see!  PAN AM bags!!  So of course, its mine!

So of course this means a costume must follow!  I tried to get into the show and I like the premise and the actresses but the show never clicked for me.  Maybe because it was on Sunday night, and those nights were reserved for Downton Abbey and the Walking Dead.  But I hope to watch the full season when it comes out to Netlfix.  I do remember falling in love with the costumes.  Sooooo much.  I will be making the stewardess costume.

 Very excited for this one.  

When should I premiere this one?  Halloween?  possibly.  Any thought to what con I should take it to?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

New business cards!

So excited to receive my business cards!  Woohoo!

Ready to do some business.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Website coming!

I'm excited to announce that I will be building a website very soon for everyone to contact me on making a cool unique costume for yourself or for someone else.

I'll make anything from baby costumes to historical reproduction costumes.  Just talk with me and we can discuss a plan of action and cost.

Until then, email me if you want to start something.  Remember halloween is only 8 months away and will be here before you know it!

The next blog will be a follow up on Lexington Comic Con which I am attending on March 24.  I will post pictures of some awesome cosplay costumes and travel pictures!  So excited to really take off with this little business.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Darth Maul February 2012

I am a huge Star Wars fan and to celebrate the re-release of Ep.1 I had to go Maul.  He is the best villain, so evil, so great.  

I started with researching Trisha Biggar's costume design sketches and concepts.  Now being female, I knew I had something to mask up top. Ha.  I created the pieces very boxy and nothing tailored.  I used many screen shots of Maul in action to get a whole concept of his costume.  I decided to do it all, to include the cloak and everything.  I was able to find a pattern that I altered to fit the look of Darth Maul. 

I used black linen, and a lighter black canvas (the actual name is escaping me right now), and the pleather for the belt.  I created the tunic, cloak, belt with front, and a black sash for around my neck.  I gathered gloves, a lightsaber, black boots, and a black skirt for everything else.  The look came together well!

This was a in process picture, I haven't attached the belt front for finished the sash for around the neck yet.  

The 2nd big hump was the makeup.  I applied a bald cap and had a friend help me a lot with the painting of my whole head.  It took around 2 hours.  And I followed various youtube videos on the makeup design. But I found you could get really creative with Maul makeup design.

I also created from scratch the horns for my whole head using the same material that I used to create my black swan crown last October.  It was super super handy.  Just organic molded the pieces to want I wanted.  Let them dry over night, painted them the next morning using acrylic paint, dry.  Then went over with Modge Podge to seal it.  And I also labeled them to the appropriate spot to my head.  The was helpful.  

It was a successful night.  I am planning to turn Darth Maul into Lady Darth Maul, because I found that having extremely long hair made it extremely hard to put under a bald cap.  But my next post will have more on that.