I’ve finished my chainmail! all that’s left is getting the arms attached to the bra. in other news I’ve started the horns. I think i’m going to cover it in bondo so it will be a little stronger. Don’t know how much that will help, but I want to try it.

Sorry bout the weird spam of random things… saw something on my main dash and thought oh yes for my cosplay blog will be good. but then i forgot to change it back… so all the stuff i wanted on my personal blog came here…. woops :X

If you see me at a con:

totalspiffage:

  • Please say hi
  • Please introduce yourself
  • I want to meet you too
  • If you’d like a hug, just ask
  • Unless you’re in unsealed body paint
  • Photos are cool too.
  • I WANT TO SAY HELLO TO PEOPLE IN PERSON LIKE OMFG I LOVE MEETING PEOPLE AT CONS

seriously though if ur going to momocon say hi!

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so I found some great shoes for my elsa cosplay. they aren’t exactly perfect but they are what i’m looking for (and they were cheap) so I’ve painted the edge of the shoe gold and I’ve drawn out the pattern on it. the left one is a little further up than the right but I think it will be fine once i’m wearing them.

Loki’s helmet is coming along quiet nicely. I’m very pleased! I saw Fev! use this for her loki helmet so I thought I would try it out. She cooked it with a heat gun so cross my fingers when I get to that part…

so don’t make the same mistake I made if you’re going to use this clay. GET BEIGE NOT GREY… so I accidentally got gray super sculpey and it was horrible. it was very hard and didn’t soften. this feels super soft and is easy to shape. I think i’m only going to use a box of it too!

I just thought I’d show you some of the tools I’ve been using for non sewing things.

those pliers saved my hands. I went to michaels and got a cheap pair with a pointed tip and I was killing my hands trying to bend the rings, not to mention the pliers were getting bent because of the rings. then I got some real pliers from a store that sells metal in Atlanta with a nice flat tip and it makes the chains feel like butter! I think the ring lord sells some on their site too if anyone is looking for some.

then the carving tools I’m going to use to make loki’s helmet. 

I went to buy fabric and I feel really successful right now. I have most of the cloth I need. All I need is some fake fur… which is so freaken expensive! does anyone know where I could buy some cheaper than handcocks… maybe online? I looked and the one that I was ok with was 23 dollars a yard! I dont’ really wanna shell out another 50 on the loki costume if i can help it… :T I still have to buy the wigs after all

been doing a lot of work on my scalemail. finished up the under chest piece and 1 arm. started the second one. It’s really coming along! it’s pretty jingly too.

well hello again I seem to have sorta drifted off from this blog again… Woops… sorry bout that.

I have been working quite a lot especially with momocon coming up. anyway so in order to make my Elsa corset thing? I got my Friend to wrap me in masking tape. afterwords she cut me out and then I drew the pattern right on it. then I transferred it to paper then cloth. I’m pretty happy with it. I don’t think i’m going to change anything about it.

Saw frozen this weekend and I’m now obsessed with it. So I think I’m adding the coronation dress Elsa wears to my list of Momocon costumes. I think my favorite part of costuming is planning and researching it… but I’ve been collecting TONS of reference photos for this dress so if anyone needs me I’m your gal.

been quite busy. The scale mail takes quite awhile i’ve been working for the past month and I’ve done some more work on the chest piece but my big accomplishment recently is getting the sleeves done. I really hope that I can get this done for Momocon.  :D

So I’ve been quite busy but I started my other cosplay. Lady Loki from the comics. After some research I found that she has a full body scale mail outfit so started to do some scale mail. It’s so fun. WEAR GLOVES you get blisters otherwise or get some good tools mine aren’t great.

Sooooooooo…. I’ve been working on my next cosplay. Sif’s head thing (seriously is it a helmet a head protector???) is coming along. Making a paper pattern for it right now. I’m going to keep playing with the shape. I think the head band part of it needs to be a little longer. other than that I think it’s just what i want.

I’m planning on making it out of worbla. never worked with it before so i’m gonna do some testing. If someone has a better idea please oh please let me know!

I’m really excited to do this project. I’m a big sif fan. She’s just such an amazing character (in the comics currently. I didn’t like her that much in thor 2… and i don’t know much about early comic sif)

well more on this cosplay as it develops.

Well now that I’ve finished it I think I should reflect on what I learned from this cosplay.

First thing DO NOT USE ELASTIC FOR THE SKIRT’S WAIST BAND. oh my god my skirts were just slipping down all day and i couldn’t fix it because i’m wearing a corset. even if it’s more work PUT a zipper in and NON stretchy waist band and it might help if the waist band was a little tight so that when you put the corset on it suddenly isn’t too big. I’m probably going to fix this before momo-con so no worries.

next thing is the corset. now I had some problems where i didn’t plan exactly how long the busk was. so i learned going shorter is better with busks. that’s the reason i have that werid looking round top. I’m really unhappy about that. also I needed to give my self a few more inches in the front so that the bust still fit my boobs. the problem was that the busk pulled in a bunch of fabric in the front and made the boob part of the corset closer together which is NOT what i wanted. so that happened. also it didn’t really do the whole corset thing. I need to just make my own pattern for a corset and use metal boning. On the bright side I made my first corset and I learned a lot about corsets so next time i make one it will be even better!

favorite part of the cosplay was the velvet i’m really happy i went with it. I liked the shine and how it fell on me. least favorite part the shape of the corset. I put a lot of time into this cosplay and I hope it showed! maybe before momocon, it’s in may, I could remake the corset and waist band.

well everyone remember to cosplay on!

Soooo I FINISHED HA HA!! and there’s me with my friend all dressed up and ready to go. Then there’s me at dragon con. It got really hot so i had to take off my jacket and the corset was rubbing me the wrong way so I had to change during the convention too :’(

However met that cool dude in the last photo. don’t remember his name… awks… but he was really cool. he 3d printed the bottle then made it water proof. he then put a glow stick in it to make it glow which i thought was really clever.

it was really fun and i’m super pleased with the skirt and jacket. the corset though isn’t exactly the fit i was going for but hey first time making one. I may remake the corset and have it be a little more legit.

overall it was really fun to make this took awhile but i think it was worth it. well everyone cosplay on.