Fun Times in Fantasy Worlds~*~ from Sci-fi to DIY

Bombshell Batwoman 2016

Here is the pretty amazing Bombshell Batwoman statue by Ant Lucia and Tim Miller. I do love this Character from the DC Comics Bombshells series.  This version is Kate Kane, a lesbian, baseball playing protector of the home front during World War 2 . Sorry to not have the photo credit for this collage, it was a huge help in making my design!

 

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A lot of this costume ended up having to be store bought.  The socks, gloves, and cleats were each around 7$, and the hat was 3$.  I shortened the gloves and added cording to the wrists.  I painted the cleats black and added red bat emblems on the back. The hat just needed some ears and vinyl emblem added.  I pieced together the dress and made the belt myself…I am lucky enough to own a silhouette vinyl cutting machine, so I printed out the bat for the font of the top and the team/number for the back onto heat transfer vinyl. Last step was to add red accent trim around the sleeves and collar.  Oh, and the bat!  We inherited an old wooden bat when we bought our house, so I regripped the handle then added the little end bat and Batwoman wordage to the side.  A little black makeup for the mask and a red wig, and it is done!!

I hope to get some field shots soon, but for now… here are some pics from SC Comic Con taken by my 11 year old.  This is going to be my comfy-est go-to costume for a while, I think!

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Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman 2015

I will probably end up making a new, more screen accurate version of this once I get the hang of some new materials.  This is my first attempt made in the summer of 2015 based on the preview shot of her costume.  I have worn it several times now, and love that it is so comfortable (for a corset and heels.)

It is made of faux leather, craft foam and modge podge mostly.  The leg armor is one piece attached to knee highs and worn over wedge heels.  The corset is steel boned with a separate skirt/belt.  The sword is just a plastic one I repainted and weathered attached to a leather strap.  My hair is brown, just brown:/ and doesn’t take color well, so I have given up on trying to dye it black.  I don’t really mind… it is more me as Wonder Woman, which I love:)

The above photos were from SC Comicon in Greenville April 2016.

 

Below is a shot of the costume when I first made it..(on my mannequin and showing the sword.)  Since then, the skirt has been shortened a bit, but all else the same.

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This is one of my favorite shots, taken by my six year old.  It shows my other daughter (11) in a rare picture as my professional corset lacer:)  The older one is normally my photographer and does an outstanding job!

Spider Gwen – 2015

In an alternate universe, Gwen Stacy (the girlfriend of Peter Parker) becomes the ultimate Spidey Heroine!

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Picture above is my first version.  It was a frankensteined/ ad-lib pattern and ended up being too restrictive to do much in although I loved the color of the pink accents, perfect blue puffy paint webbing, and huge hood😦  Drafting and sewing spandex is definitely NOT my favorite thing, but since I loved this character I ended up purchasing a pre-made suit to play around in.

The new suit was worn to Ath-Con 2016 along with an old wig my daughter had used for Nine Tales a few years earlier.

Some paint on a pair of black flats was all that I really did to go with the new suit.

(Pictures soon)

Padme Amidala Black corset Fireside Costume Update -2016

I originally made this six or seven years ago…post HERE

With new generations falling in love with Star Wars (and old ones rekindling,) I have made over a dozen of these beautiful recreations in the last year or so!

I have learned a lot, changed a little, and even worn my own personal costume several times.  My wedding anniversary happened to fall on the premier of “The Force Awakens”, so of course hubby and I had a night on the town fully dressed:)  Some Padme/Obi Wan jokes were made, but , hey, we are in love:)

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I still use the one basic blended mermaid skirt pattern for  and faux leather for both the steel boned corset and the gloves.  (Yes, I realize my gloves are too short.)

The main thing I am changing is to conform this to Rebel Legion Standards.  At first, I thought this meant it needed to be front zip, but after some research, have learned that the back closure is not an issue and just that the front needed a hidden closure flap.  Totally doable.:)

We were also this Duo for Halloween 2015:

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I am going to try to gather up some customer photos to add to this updated post.  And as always, have my ebay and esty searches on alert for vintage beads and black lace for this classic:)

Close up picture of the Lace I use:

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Princess Leia on planet Hoth from Star Wars ~ 2015

This is my favorite Leia outfit and have been wanting to make it for years.  Unfortunately, I never could find a vintage white snowsuit, so had to start from scratch! Here are a few of my favorite reference photos that I used (as well as the Padawan’s Guide).  It is basically a white suit with belt and quilted panels with a cream vest and grey boots.  As of now, the costume is not complete because I had to  wanted to wear it before the vest was finished!  I will update the bottom of the post once the whole thing is complete and I have more photos:)

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I had made a pattern for a one piece suit when I did the Dune still suit  that was about my size, so this is what I started with. It took many alterations once pieced together, but was easy to do since it was for me! It was a vintage pattern from the 80’s merged with the “Elvis style” zip front suit pattern.

The wrist communicator and the ID for the vest were made out of sculpy and hand painted with acrylics. I used reference photos found online for these and just made sure to make my pockets for them fit the areas on my patterns. I glued them onto fabric squares that were smaller than the outlying edges of the pieces, then sewed the fabric onto the correct places on the suit.

The taupe/grey boots were a score on ebay.  It was hard to find ones that were leather, with a wedge heel, and in my size, but I got lucky one week.  I made simple grey vinyl covers that were open up the front and added velcro strips around to hold them in place.

To make her hairstyle, I just made two long braids behind the ears and wrapped and tucked them around.  I had ordered a “braid headband” that did not arrive on time, but my hair was just long enough to look ok without it.

The scuply pieces were finished weeks before these shots, but had to do the suit in just one day!  I sort of want to go back and redo a few things.. finish it nicer, but think it will probably have to do.  Here are some of the shots

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More to come shortly!

Halloween 2014

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Little Elsa and Batgirl walk the “Wild Rumpus” downtown Athens

Photo by Blane Marable

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I made this from Duck tape!  It was so fun to be Batgirl.  I will add a tutorial on how I made this soon:)

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Batgirl and “mean Johnny” from Karate Kid.  The bodysuit, belt, gloves and boots arrived on Halloween morning.  Luckily, I had the bat emblems, cape, and cowl ready to go!

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Mine and their best friends all wanted to be a “Frozen” troop this year, OF COURSE.  Here are older Elsa and Anna.

Elsa had a removable glitter painted cape, and my daughter painted the Anna skirt herself!

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Olaf.  She glued all the cotton balls on her “flurry cloud” by herself!

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The Whole troop!

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Blane Marable also caught a picture of my friend in my Monet Waterlillies painted dress

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Young Anna in her green outfit.

Halloween 2014 was the best one yet.  I had so much fun making all of our costumes, walking in the Wild Rumpus parade, getting a night out on the town, and continuing the celebration the next day with our annual Halloween/Football party.

Wonder Woman Group shots from DragonCon 2014

George Perez gets tied up at the Wonder Woman photo shoot 2014

 

Wonder Woman Group by Paul Cory

 

My littlest Wonder Woman by Joseph Mantler

 

 


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