Articles By amazonma

November 18, 2018


I’ve been extremely busy working on some new business dealings, please forgive the long span between this and the last update! I have been busy sewing lots, shooting lots, and have lots of new photos and galleries to update with very soon! 

Todays updates include a whole new gallery: my original design of the War Rig, and a few new photos in my Ryoko Battlesuit gallery!

Minor updates: pics added to Captain Marvel, Captain Phasma, Ifurita, and Evil Lyn!

War Rig – Fury Road

“Where must we go… we who wander this Wasteland in search of our better selves?”
Mad Max-Fury Road: War Rig is DONE & ready to roll to DragonCon!

This costume (as silly as being a truck is) is really special to me, I put so much love into it. Fury Road is a movie that is REALLY important to me, I got hit with a design for the War Rig while listening to the soundtrack, immediately sketched it a few times, & began collecting stuff to make it. I REALLY wanted to fit it all on and get some test shots before DC, so a big thanks to Rob Somers Photography for fitting in a FAST shoot at a construction digging site we ninja’d onto for this!!!

I tried to make sure every part of it tied in with the truck in some way, and also tied in some aspects of Furiosa since they are an inseparable force during the movie:
•Boots are obviously the thick treaded tires. Added the spikes to the toes, heels, & thighs bc the tires have the harsh metal defensive spikes on the rims
•Full ballgown style train 7 feet long to emulate the long trailer of the truck, rust colored dupioni silk (which hurt to burn & cut holes into), lined in a sheer chiffon black equally tattered.
•On the train I added spiraling tattered rust & black trails that replicate the way the metal jagged spirals around the trailer of the truck.
•Cow Catcher! Obviously the cow catcher that sits in the very front of the WR was the “corset”, I made this from foam and thibra!
•The belt is Furiosa’s belt, Immortan Joe’s emblem with the chains that hang from it.
•For the boobs I went with a chrome texture that got as close to the perforated chrome metal of the upper exhausts of the War Rig
•Right arm is her femur gear shift that has the rusted, rough blade hidden in it, easy to get to! 

•Left arm is the “Phantom skeleton arm” Furiosa herself painted on the War Rig as her missing left arm is a fixation of hers (stated in the creation of/artbooks)
•The groups of spikes & skulls on the front and rear ends of the trailer are worn on my shoulders and rump!
•The cowcatcher and spikes, as well as the belt buckle are all made of Thibra! I posted some how-tos along the way!
•I thought about doing no hair like Furiosa, but then realized that would bring the costume too close to her & ppl would think I’m doing a weird version of her entirely instead of the truck, so went with black chopped hair, with the chrome feathers on one ear to look a little like the tall exhausts on the top of the cab.
•There’s a few other little movie bonuses hidden on the costume hardcore fans will get. I’m so stupid happy with how this turned out and I kind of just want to make this my daily outfit.

These photos were taken by Rob Somers Photo at a construction site we found! All others were taken at DragonCon!









I love wearing this, it may be my favorite thing I’ve made. Definitely will be worn a lot more! 

August 21, 2018

It’s quite difficult for me to find time to update this often, here! If you want daily updates and a lot more content as well as progress photos, please follow my Instagram, AmazonMandy!

I realized some of my own cosplay gallery links were broken, so they’re live now and new costumes are viewable in my Cosplay Gallery!

Also added 12 new commissions to the Commission Gallery!

May 25th, 2018

 

So obviously I’m a lot better at updating Instagram than I am this website! I’ve been crazy busy, but finally have my

Katsucon galleries up! I have a few more galleries coming in the next month, I’ve done a few

shoots since then!

I’ve also updated Commissions with a handful of new ones!

 

 

 

Amilyn Holdo

I don’t know what I enjoyed more: Holdo’s character, or how much Holdo’s character made a lot of Star Wars fanboys mad. I thought she was a wonderful addition to the Star Wars universe, and I loved her and Leia together!

I loved making this, I made a matching one for a great friend to wear with me, and since then I’ve made a lot of them on commission! I hand dyed and styled myself. These pics are by Rob Somers Photography!

 

 

 

 


 

I love wearing this so much, WILL be shooting lots more!

Unicorn Knight


This is a costume called the “Unicorn Knight”, based on the artbook by the artist Sakizo, from her “Tarot” artbook. Obviously, this was her design for the Knight card, and I loved it so much!!

I wanted the armor to be really textured, as well as my shield. The armor is a mix of Thibra, foam, and Worbla. The wig is 2 Arda wigs I gradient dyed, with silk chiffon in blood red for the cape.

Honestly I really love this costume on me, I hope to wear it a LOT more!!


Photo by Ken AD

Photo by World of Gwendana

Photo by Rob Somers

Photo by WeNeals

Photo by KenAD

I’ll definitely be shooting this again!

Ryoko Battlesuit

Yup, another Ryoko costume! Can you tell how much I love this girl?

This is her battlesuit, I had wanted to make it for a long time but those shoulders are impossible and always scared me away. I just went with simple mutton shoulder patterns for this suit, and was really happy with the result!

I hope to get a lot more photos of this, this summer! These pics are by Rob Somers Photography taken at Katsucon 2018!

 

 


 

These pics were taken by Rob Somers photo, my friend Krys came for a visit and we finally got together to shoot Ryoko and Nagi together! We’ve been wanting to do this shoot for almost 10 years, it was so much fun to finally make it happen!!

This is not my first version of Ryoko, may not be my last. I love her so much.

Winter Fawn

Since I did a Spring Fawn, I had wanted to do a Winter fawn for a long time, but waited until I had a design come to mind I really wanted to do. This one was made of a base of thick non-sheen bridal satin, with layers and layers of yards of chiffon. The gold sequin was applique I pieced together and hand sewed on, the bodice laces up the back for the best fit. All of these photos were taken by Rob Somers!


Chrysalis Bunnysuit

 

 

This one was just a fun project! A friend of mine designed My Little Pony bunnygirls…I love Queen Chrysalis so much I made my own Chryssi bunnygirl, but then wasn’t able to go to the convention to see the group. Still, I liked the outcome, it matches the gown I made for Chryssi!