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It is always hard to describe DragonCon, but it has officially replaced Halloween as my favorite “holiday.”  That speaks volumes!!  It is basically a 5 day nonstop costume party with your favorite stars, artists, authors, and activities thrown in.

This VIDEO shows some of the randomness and makes me so happy.  It was Saturday after we had just walked the parade, so I was super tired and hot, but still could dance a little 🙂

I wore  Lynda Carter Wonder Woman for the parade and half of Saturday.  I must have given out 60 hugs and hundreds of high fives and fist bumps.  It is amazing being a classic and getting so much love from the kids.

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Photo above by Bentpic5 and one below by Michael Ash

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Thursday night was the annual Bunny Hutch kickoff party.  I made my first bunny suit based on Spider Gwen, and wore it with headphones and leggings underneath because it was so skimpy in the rear!  I even found another Bunny Gwen there!

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I ended up wearing my other normal Spider Gwen suit another night to give my feet a rest from all the high heels!  I met some other nice Spidies, and some really awesome folks.

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Other random shots I took included the Saucy Ghostbusters, a teen aged Cinderella who made her dress all by herself, and Pikachu (with the girls.)

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As always, we had a blast and can barely wait for next year!  Three things I am going to do differently next time are:

  1. Incorporate more flats into my costumes
  2. Get a closer hotel (although 3$, 8 minute uber rides aren’t bad)
  3. Take more pictures and get more names.

 

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Happy customers love to share photos of themselves with me in their costumes and I love to see them!  Here are a few that I have received in the last year or two.  If I have missed any credits, please let me know!

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Cosplayer Kuno Yuro

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Kuno Yuro as Wonder Woman, with Batman 2014

Nicole Stoufflet and Steve Trevor

Nicole Stoufflet with her Steve Trevor 2013

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MiaLa bustier made with custom molded chest plate and belt. 2013

Two more great shots of Kuno Yuro

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This unnamed customer claims her costume was “A LOT of work.”  Meh.  It wasn’t that hard.  Maybe she meant getting in shape to wear what I made was hard 😉


Ninetails cosplay

 The main part of this costume was a vintage lace layered corset with the tails sewn on the back.  She helped stuff and paint the tails and ears as well as tell me exactly what she wanted for the rest, which was all hand made, as well, except for the tank top she wore under the cape.   We had to do laces in the back as well as the front to let the extra center tail be centered!  ( worn on an elastic waistband)  The front being adjustable as well makes it possible for someone other than this tiny 9 year old to wear it in the future as well!!  😉 She was worn out at the end of the day.  I would say it added between 5-10 lbs!

I really respect both pokemon girls’ decisions to re-create these characters in an age appropriate way, because they have seen a lot of the other interpretations online and most of them were not necessarily kid friendly!  They guided me in making their own visions of how a human version of these great characters would look.

Here is one more shot that shows the tails and pretty corset on the adult mannequin:

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We are pretty new to the Pokemon world, so I am excited to keep this one around for a long time while we learn more.

I put this into tutorials because I do have patterns for the tails and ears if anyone wants them. (just send me a message) I just used the free images I saw online and drew my version.  I bought simple fabric store fur and we painted it using a base color of a rusty red/orange and adding pale yellow till we blended in with the cream fur.


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This was made for my favorite Kitty customer, Kitten and Dragon, based on the Ultimates version of her costume.  I actually did two versions of this dress, but this one won out!  Here she is on Free Comic Day 2014.

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I  had been wanting to make one of these since initial photos of the movie came out.  I was following a wonderful blog which has great in depth accurate descriptions and tips on a real recreation!  Check it out:HERE

I spent way too much time researching and thought I would keep up with her progress, but it is now almost my busy Halloween season, so I decided just to whip up one in my daughter’s size and move on.  It turned out pretty good..a little big on her, but adjustable in the back via corset style lacing.  I used satin and organza and even added the striped petticoat underneath.  The pattern on the bottom is drawn on with fabric marker.

Here is a photo which shows the back laces of the bodice and the petticoat.



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