Fatshion Friday: NYCC Cosplay Prep

So I mentioned yesterday that I realized that I haven’t begun to plan my costumes for New York Comic Con. I know there are folks reading this like…it doesn’t happen until October. There’s plenty of time!

Um, no. Not if I am making these pieces from scratch. And I am dressing for all four days, so I need to get to work planning and sourcing the materials.

We won’t talk about how I have very little experience sewing. I’m getting myself a sewing machine for my birthday this year, so I at least want to have a concept to work from. And my first pieces won’t be my NYCC ones, but I hope it comes out well.

Anyway.

I plan on doing three heroines and one villainess. I won’t share them all at once though (’cause how much fun would that be?) First one I’m sharing is this amazing character here:

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This is Monica Rambeau, and she’s known by many names: Captain Marvel, Spectrum, and Photon (that’s the pic above) to name a few. I started my sketch with this pic in mind:

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But then I kept scrolling through pics of her and found this one (she’s Spectrum here, in the Mighty Avengers):

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Oh, my. So I modified my sketch a bit. I am keeping the cape, but I love the duo chromatic color scheme:

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Only half is colored because I’m trying to decide if I want to switch it up. Still working on if I want to do leggings or hot pants for extra coverage, or if I want a bodysuit (bathroom logistics!) But I love what I have so far.

Designing is fun. Can’t wait to get my sewing machine and really start practicing!

Crafting NYCC

Fatshion Friday Teaser: Comic Con Prep

Hey folks! So, I am still exhausted from work and slight sick (pollen, why do you hate me?), so as I recuperate in bed I am looking up some things. I came to a realization.

New York Comic Con is in October and I haven’t started my costumes yet!

Yeah. I am so very behind.

Since today is only going to be a little productive, I started working on my costumes.

Here’s one of the characters I will be cosplaying:

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Info and costume sketches coming tomorrow. 🙂

Crafting NYCC

Getting Crafty Part Two: Blue Champagne Flutes

Last week I shared with all of you the awesomeness that is Darby Smart. I also mentioned I purchased two boxes from them.

So, not only can you do wearable art, you can do housewares!

What do I mean?

The second box was a kit to design my own champagne flutes.

Now, for Black Friday I got some wine glasses, but you’re not supposed to sip champagne out of those (ok, you could, but it might not be the best idea.) So I figured it would be a good idea to have a set of flutes for company.

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So, here’s what comes in the box: You get four flutes, a tube of sparkly paint in your color of choice (gold is also available), and a direction card. The design is to put little dots of sparkle around the base of each flute.

Now, y’all know I didn’t follow that direction, right?

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Ok, not completely, anyway. Bottom right is closest to the original design, but I did wavy dots, fanned dots, and stars as well. The star one is my favorite. I like a set of glasses that obviously go together, but don’t have to match perfectly. So much fun, and quick to boot! I was finished with this in about 30 minutes or so.

I need more crafts to do. So glad it’s almost payday!

Crafting