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!
07 Jun 2014 Leave a comment
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.
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:
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!
24 Apr 2014 Leave a comment
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.
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.
21 Apr 2014 Leave a comment
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.
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.
21 Apr 2014 Leave a comment
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!
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!
20 Apr 2014 Leave a comment
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.
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.
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.
01 Apr 2014 Leave a comment
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.
So not surprisingly, we’ve all stayed in touch, and further antics may ensue locally. Be excited. Or warned. Who knows.