Lily of Death

This was an original design! Based on a beautiful piece of art by the very
talented Mattinata_Wai, I fell in love with the design immediately & knew
I wanted to make it! Honestly she has so many incredible designs it was
hard to choose one, I may make another in the future!
The underskirt is silk, the main body is midnight taffeta shot black. The ruffle
sleeves were the most intimidating part, but turned out to be pretty easy to
put together!
All photos by Rob Somers Photo!

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

Galadriel ~ Lord of the Rings

I have been wanting to make a Galadriel for years, and now that I’m finally back in an area with
perfect forests for shooting such costumes, I figured it was time! That and a friend encouraged
me to finally make it, which is usually all it takes!
I decided to make her dress from the Hobbit movie: Battle of the Five Armies. I love her net overlay
dress, and the crown she wears in that one. The main body of the dress is dupioni silk, I dyed the
roots of the wig to be a slight shade darker blonde for a more realistic, natural color. All photos
here were shot by Rob Somers Photo!





Kalifa from One Piece

 

 

Another One Piece gal, so many women in OP are so perfect.
Except Kalifa.
Kalifa is a badass, but she’s also such a dumb bitch. I love how stupid she is, she is so serious but
can’t hide for long that she’s just…dumb. Ah well, sexy dumb bitch time!
I made this one out of nothing but scrap fabrics I had, so it was just a fun one to make and shoot!
All photos by Rob Somers Photo!




 

Autumn Fawn

This was just a fun one I decided to make, I had considered bringing it to a RenFaire in the fall but ended up going with something much more comfortable. It was once my Spring Fawn, but I just did some alterations and changed it up to get a little more use out of the costume!
All photos by Rob Somers Photography!



Deedlit

Deedlit, from Record of Lodoss War!

Deedlit is one of those characters I always wanted to do, but also just never made it a priority over other things I wanted to make.

Thankfully my friend Sunset Dragon decided to sell hers, and while I had to make my own green dress, boots, & repaint the armor some, it allowed me to make this SUPER fast and get a gorgeous shoot in, thanks to Rob Somers Photography!

Zatanna

The pics aren’t great, but whatever, it’s a cute enough costume!

Olivier Mira Armstrong – FMAB

Full Metal Alchemist is such a wonderful series, great soundtrack with amazing characters. Olivier has long been a favorite, so I decided to treat myself to her uniform! I hope to get pics in the snow, some day, but for now Rob Somers Photography took all of these beautiful pics!

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! 

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!