I’m moving!

Starting today, I will be compiling all my various work, blog entries, and personal nonsense into one new site. Please point your bookmarks to karadennison.com to see what I’m about. There will be a lot more regular posting and a lot more variety. See you there!

RavenCon 2014 ~ Out and About

RavenCon is about to get super-busy for me in the coming year, as I’ve been taken on as the head of Artist Alley! That hadn’t started when I went this year, though, so I had at least a little time to get around.

Thanks very much to the people who let me take photos of them. They’re sparse, but I snapped what I could, and you guys were awesome.

Always photograph megucas.

Always photograph megucas.

Quite a spread costume-wise.

Quite a spread costume-wise.

This was our Saturday morning fandom stigma panel. I think we were all tired.

This was our Saturday morning fandom stigma panel. I think we were all tired.

I really do not wanna drive with this guy.

I really do not wanna drive with this guy.

Watching Paradox Machine perform. What a great band.

Watching Paradox Machine perform. What a great band.

Dead vicar. Don't worry about him.

Dead vicar. Don’t worry about him.

That last picture was from the Tangent Artists’ book launch party, and they weren’t messing around. Monica Marier hooked us up with tea, homemade biscuits and finger sandwiches, and super classy wine in a box. I also won a neato mug in their raffle:

Neato mug.

Neato mug.

Next up will be photos from our Doctor Who photoshoot. Because those tend to happen when I go to cons.

Incidentally, next weekend you can run into me at Anime Mid-Atlantic, running the karaoke competition and then doing God knows what else. See you there!

Ashes to Ashes ~ Shaz Granger (2 of 2)

And here be the second set! This is from the end of S3E7, in Luigi’s and then after (when Gene and Alex are otherwise occupied … erm). There was an Italian restaurant that would have been grand for this, but apparently it’s closed.

I was more than a little pleased to be told that one of the show’s creators likes and approves of these photos, and apparently they’re eventually going along to Ms. Montserrat Lombard herself. No pressure — I enjoyed doing these costumes, but she will always corner the market on adorable.

Again, if you want to see lots more, go to Megan’s Flickr — these are just my personal bests.

Night shoot, not that you can tell.

Night shoot, not that you can tell.

Okay, you can tell a bit better here.

Okay, you can tell a bit better here.

Looking off.

Looking off.

Full shot.

Full shot.

My personal fave.

My personal fave.

The lighting reminds me a bit of the other episode I cosplayed from, actually.

The lighting reminds me a bit of the other episode I cosplayed from, actually.

From above.

From above.

From below.

From below.

Slightly different angle of the previous.

Slightly different angle of the previous.

Basic infos — this outfit was primarily bought and adapted. I painted the patterns on the bracelets, and the ‘Last Exit’ logo on the shirt was hand-painted, too. Everything else was bought as-is, same wig from the previous costume.

Megan’s now on me to do the wedding dress — I just don’t know — I could never match that.

Hey, though! Come see me at RavenCon this weekend for fun! I’ll have some costumes, but I’ll also be doing a few panels, too. I’m hoping to finish putting lining and buttonholes in my latest costume to have it ready, so look forward to that.

Ashes to Ashes ~ Shaz Granger (1 of 2)

It’s been a while since Megan and I have had a chance to do a photo shoot together, but we managed two last time I went to visit. And as always, she has done a lovely job.

Both shoots are costumes belonging to Shaz Granger of Ashes to Ashes  (which we all know already that I adore): specifically, two outfits from late in third series. I’m dividing these up into two entries because there are quite a few. First ones are from Series 3 episode 5, this mad lovely teal and black ensemble she wore to a charity event. I had some photos done of this one before … but these just go above and beyond anything yet.

If you’d like to see the full set of both shoots, you can go to Megan’s Flickr — this here is just a set of my favourites. Costume by me, makeup by her.

Shaz got to go to the pub.

Shaz got to go to the pub.

The shoes hurt like hell but I do rather like them.

The shoes hurt like hell but I do rather like them.

Heavy necklace.

Heavy necklace.

I recall it being windy.

I recall it being windy.

Looking away -- maybe THIS is my good side ...?

Looking away — maybe THIS is my good side …?

View of the bracelets.

View of the bracelets.

Out on the steps in Richmond.

Out on the steps in Richmond.

Megan likes to photograph hands.

Megan likes to photograph hands.

Reading pub trivia cards.

Reading pub trivia cards.

These are two pairs of stockings layered to get the proper look.

These are two pairs of stockings layered to get the proper look.

I guess this is my good side or something.

I guess this is my good side or something.

At the bar.

At the bar.

Close-up

Close-up

Incidentally, these were taken in and around the Penny Lane Pub in Richmond. The people there are super nice and the food is also delicious.

Next set is a much simpler costume, but one I’m also rather pleased with. Sadly, the locals weren’t as kindly concerning our choice of location.

Katsucon ~ GaoGaiGar FINAL

Hey, remember that weird orange dress I did at Nekocon? It’s back and it still looks weird!

Just as a reminder, this is Mikoto’s picnic dress from GaoGaiGar FINAL (albeit worn for only a couple minutes). I look tired as all get-out in these pictures, probably because I was. Thanks, as ever, to Paul Karpey for taking the time to take these!

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Next up, I have two more shoots I did outside a con with a friend’s help. I am so pleased with those and I can’t wait to share them, but they may have to be divided up across two entries.

Remember that I will be at RavenCon this weekend doing some panels on art and cosplay. Come see me if you can!

Katsucon 2014 ~ Suite Suite Purikyua

More photos are rolling in! Star Angel and I got all PreCure again (expect this to keep happening, I think). This time, we did Hibiki and Kanade from Suite PreCure once more — in particular, from a very cute Hallowe’en calendar picture.

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Though I forgot all the scrunchies I needed for mine, I think we turned out pretty well. Thanks as always to Paul Karpey for the great photos.

Kanade yo~

Kanade yo~

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nO HIBIKI

nO HIBIKI

Pumpkinhead.

Pumpkinhead.

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Tumblr keeps talking about Hibikana so I guess yeah.

Tumblr keeps talking about Hibikana so I guess yeah.

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Still more photos to come … just got in the last set of pics from Katsu, and I’ve gone and done two photoshoots in a day elsewhere. Oh, and I’m going to a con soon. And finishing another costume for it. Busy busy.

Katsucon ~ The Night of the Doctors

Remember that massive Doctor Who meet-up from Katsu? Well, that wasn’t the start of it. Friday night I ran into three other Doctors, and we had a heck of a great time doing photos and things. So here’s self (8), Bryan (War), Alex (10), and Connor (11) doing the things, photos courtesy (as always) of Paul Karpey.

Probably not the one you were expecting.

Probably not the one you were expecting.

With my new sonic.

With my new sonic.

I tried to do McGann's 'Disney prince' pose but.

I tried to do McGann’s ‘Disney prince’ pose but.

War Doctor.

War Doctor.

Just gonna put out there that this was in fact his first costume, apparently.

Just gonna put out there that this was in fact his first costume, apparently.

Sandshoes.

Sandshoes.

With the brainy specs.

With the brainy specs.

The Three Doctors.

The Three Doctors.

Before 11 got in.

Before 11 got in.

Assembling a cabinet.

Assembling a cabinet.

If you squint you can see 9.

If you squint you can see 9.

Chinny.

Chinny.

Moar Chinny.

Moar Chinny.

Granddad and Sandshoes exterminating.

Granddad and Sandshoes exterminating.

8 and 11 exterminating.

8 and 11 exterminating.

'Everyone get in the photo booth.' Yes sir.

‘Everyone get in the photo booth.’ Yes sir.

The heck outta there.

The heck outta there.

So not surprisingly, we’ve all stayed in touch, and further antics may ensue locally. Be excited. Or warned. Who knows.

Who. Nose.

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