Showing posts from January, 2017

Katsucon Preparations

So this year's Katsucon, I have decided to cosplay as characters from Marvel and DC: Black Cat and Poison Ivy. While I have cosplayed as both characters in the past, I never really properly debuted Black Cat at an anime convention. Case in point, when I went to Baltimore Comic Con dressed in the outfit, I realized I was severely lacking a lot of pieces that went with the costume (long gloves, mask) decorative fur); I'll call that moment a test run, which turned out alright. People still recognized who I was. So this year, I should be good to have all of the missing pieces put together. Starting with the mask After doing some research online, I learned that there were 2 kinds of masks Phylicia wore (depending on which comic artist drew her). I wasn't sure which version I wanted, so I made both of them out of craft foam and then gently heated them up over the stove and placed it on my face to mold it. Here is the video on  how to make your own.   I'll post up m

18th Century bum pad (aka XL)

Decided to make another skirt support for my length gowns. This XL bum pad consisted of 1 yard of cotton muslin, half of a bag of poly-fiber cotton stuffing, and black tape in order to tie it around my waist. Inspiration for the "XL" was an old drawing from a 1780's-1790's fashion plate called, "The Bum Shop". It's quite comical really; but if you look at all of the "supports" hanging on the wall, you can get the idea that there were several options women could choose from back then aside from the traditional hip rolls.  The petticoat over the bum pad cover and the XL successfully gave me the exact shape I was looking for. And while I do have the caraco jacket on to give you the example of the finished look, I may more than likely wear it with polonaised or bustled dresses. 

Goals for 2017

Surprisingly, I don't really have many sewing goals at the moment. But I'm sure the list will accumulate as the year goes on.  2017 GOALS 1885 Bustle Cuirass Bodice (by TV) 18th century bum pad (aka XL) Copper colored 18th century petticoat 1770's men's waistcoat Faux Fur muff cover

2016 Year In Review

!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Last year was a very busy but fun and eventful year. While I'm anticipating on ringing in the new year with new projects, here's my year 2016 in review. January ·       Holiday Victorian Tea ·       Victorian Lobster tail bustle ·       1812 Regency House Party February ·       Katsucon 2016 (the year the fire nation attacked) March ·       Francaise Dinner 2016 ·       Spring Break at Colonial Williamsburg April ·       Coral Caraco Jacket 2.0 May ·       Mount Vernon (A Call to Arms battle Reenactment) 1  1812 Black Waverly jacket June ·       British Invasion at Monticello (reenactment) August ·        Battle of Bladensburg reenactment ·       Pink 1870’s Market Hat September ·        1780’s Pink Linen Gown ·        Mount Vernon Market Fair October ·       1780’s Waverly Zone Front Gown December ·       Plum Anglaise gown ·       Red trailing flowers C