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Evil Lyn ~ He-Man

 

A friend of mine sent me Sideshow’s He-Man collection online, and as soon as I saw Evil Lyn I knew I had to make her. Her design is SO GOOD, they did such a good job re-imagining her!!!

Unfortunately I decided it was time to make her one month before DragonCon. I spent my evenings and weekends banging this out! It’s a mix of foam, thibra, and worbla for the armor parts. I only changed one or two very minor things I didn’t like on the design, I’m super happy with it!

For the back I used temporary tattoos, I have how-tos available on my 100% free Patreon, should you want to make your own!

I got some great photos at DragonCon, then set up a private shoot with RobbyIdol where we did our best to recreate dramatic lighting like the figure has in the official Sideshow pics. I’m really stoked about the results!!

 




 

Zeronis Elsa

 

I thought this was the coolest original take on Elsa I had ever seen, it was done by the artist Zeronis.

I made it in 2016, and decided I hated it on me. I put it away for almost a year, then found it again. I knew I wasn’t ever going to wear it to a convention, but I decided to at least try to take some pics privately to show I made it.

I set up all kinds of lighting in my spare room and got this image, then added snow and the little gem thingy with photoshop. Photoshop hates me now and we broke up, but I have one image for the result, at least to prove I made it! 😉

 

Right after the pics, I put this in the garbage. BYE!!

 

 


 

Captain Phasma ~ Star Wars The Force Awakens

 

My Captain Phasma 

This costume has been such an undertaking, & I still have so far to go. But I’m really glad I took it on, & am looking forward to doing all the work I have left on it! This pic was taken at DragonCon by Robby Idol Photography 

So far:
Let’s start with the fabric parts? I used a thick, heavy lycra, & made the gaskets from piped PVC. I put industrial velcro on certain places on the bodysuit to hold on & secure a few of the armor pieces from moving/sliding, but they were not weight bearing (the armor was much too heavy for velcro). The gloves are separate pieces. The cape is really heavy, has the appropriate pockets and straps on it, and goes on with hidden industrial velcro. I did rubberize the cape fabric, but I don’t want to go into how because it wasn’t something I would recommend anyone actually do, I made myself sick & will not be responsible for someone repeating my mistakes.
The armor. First off, it’s flexible fiberglass. It was part of an original kit, an experiment. I realize now why Stormtroopers always use vacu-formed plastic, it’s incredibly light & shapeable…this set of armor alone weighs 60 pounds!! It was made for an enormous male, someone over 6’ and over 200 pounds. I had to first start out with trying as many alterations as I could. I removed inches from the circumference of the upper arms, upper torso, & upper thighs. I had to spray Plastidip first inside of all of the armor, as the fiberglass was shedding a bit (as rough fiberglass will), & was itching/making me crazy. Sealing the inside made it easier to handle. Then I primed all of the armor using auto paint primer, since it’s made to adhere to fiberglass without reacting & seals it. A few coats + sanding & filling, priming. I then attached inside a harness system I made for myself, most of the armor weight hangs from my shoulders all the way down to my knees. I also glued pieces of EVA Foam inside of a lot of the armor since it was so big, kept it from rattling around me like a bell! Then I spray painted it with a chrome paint, & waxed it.
The helmet I screwed up on a few times, of all pieces, & had to sand/repaint the thing 4 times. And it’s not done. Inside the helmet I added the plastic visor to hide my eyes, a fan for cooling/air, & a voice box so my voice carries outside the helmet, otherwise no one could hear me at all!
The part I hated the most: all the little finger pieces. Between sanding and shaping, priming and painting, & gluing them to the gloves…I hate finger armor, now. Hate it.

Special thanks to the awesome dude who brought me my little piece of heel armor after it came off in the crowd, you’re a hero!!






These photos were taken by Rob Somers photo, with Kylo Lyn as my amazing Kylo Ren!









Retired and sold!!

Zeronis Elsa

 

 

I can finally say I got a pic in this costume, right before it went in the trash. ​Photohop and I broke up after this.

I set this photo up in a spare room in my house! I used black fabric for a wall backdrop. I know I’m not very good at special effects, but I wanted to give it a try! Added snow, some lighting, and a glowy gem thingy! I also removed the little stick that held my crown above my head!

For lighting, I hung 6 strings of blue LEDs, which ended up in the garbage when I learned quite a few of them no longer worked (but at least enough for this pic)! I also ended up throwing out most of this costume. I’ve had it for so long, never been super happy with it, and finally pushed myself into one shoot. I did it. Now it’s gone, BYEBYE. But I’m glad I finally pushed myself.

I made the costume from mostly spandex (blue metallic and silver), all of the hard armor parts were Worbla. I made this when I had very little experience with Worbla, so there were a lot of mistakes made as I learned. The tights were a sheer sparkle spandex mesh, and I hand painted on the design which pretty much is invisible in this lighting, but whatever. The underbust corset is boned and laces up the back.

Obviously I used my original Elsa wig, but it was a big mess, I had to completely comb everything out of it and start styling it from scratch. The bangs in this version are also a little messier than my other Elsa. The crown stood from a small support on a headband. I also learned that armor with clawed fingers makes no sense. You can’t do ANYTHING with clawed armor fingers.

This costume was based on one of the Elsa designs by the artist Zeronis!

 

 

 

 

Jarael ~ Knights of the Old Republic

 

 

I wanted (yet another) new Star Wars costume to wear to Celebrations 2017, so I went with the pretty Knights of the Old Republic elf-looking gal, Jarael!

I airbrushed myself for it, hand painted on the tattoos. I put together her Electroshock staff using a lightsaber, built on top of it, and painted it to be wood-grain.

I may do more of her outfits in the future, she has so many!!

Hopefully I get more pics, I barely have ANY from Celebrations!! I’m mostly just posting this to remind myself to post more pics after a shoot, since I tend to forget to update my website with costumes that are only found on my Instagram! D:

 

 

 


 

Morticia Addams ~ The Addams Family

 

Gomez and Morticia are role models, a shining example of a loving, devoted couple.
Fight me.

I made Morticia from a beautiful textured fabric I found, added sequined fabric on the sleeves, neck, and base of the legs, and black crystals all over the dress! Robby Idol was my Gomez, he was perfect!

 

 

For now I only have selfies, convention, and party photos from wearing this costume, hopefully I get some really nice ones at a point in the future!

 

 

 

 


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Punk Utena

This was based on an illustration by @jingles.pigtails, as soon as I saw it I wanted to make this! Yet another Utena cosplay, and probably not my last!

All of the fabric for this costume was generously sponsored by Cosplayfabrics.com, from the Yaya Han brocade collection!! <3 I’m loving all of the fabrics I’ve tried from them so far, SUPER fast shipping, and the staff is really communicative and sweet!

I loved the idea of using the brocades for a punk Utena design, she’s such a prince and the brocades gave so much texture! The coat is the black & gold Imperial brocade, the shorts are Vampire Red, the white is the Imperial white on white, which I airbrushed “flannel” type stripes onto. Lots of studs and spikes, and I sewed 2 wigs together for the enormous Jem-style hair! I honestly can’t wait to wear this to a con, I’d love to get a whole Punk RGU group together!

 

 

 

 

 

 


All of these photos in the gallery so far were taken by Robby Idol Photography!


This is just a selfie I took before the shoot but I do love it 😉