Making progress.

So I’ve noticed that I only ever use this blog for events and photo shoots, and that’s really not right. I need to sort of throw in random things that I’ve been up to. I’m not as spacey and lazy as I may seem. Well, not always.

I missed finishing a whole lot of costumes for a couple of cons, but I’m still finishing them and moving on with my million-miles-long to-do list. I may have something to show for some of these eventually.

My big Shore Leave regret was not finishing Gwen Armstead (an NPC from the worgen starting zone in WoW). But not being in the masquerade gave me a little time to catch up to friends, and now she’s ready for other cons or photos or what have you.

I hand-painted the curlicue design on the overskirt.

I hand-painted the curlicue design on the overskirt.

#selfie #nomakeup #notamodel #softgrunge

#selfie #nomakeup #notamodel #softgrunge

Closer look. The lace and trim are hand-sewn.

Closer look. The lace and trim are hand-sewn.

Emily made me this awesome matching purse from the scraps. That's hand embroidery,

Emily made me this awesome matching purse from the scraps. That’s hand embroidery,

One I totally wanted done for Intervention, mainly because of the owl motif, was the waitress uniform from Twin Peaks. Sadly it was not to be, but it’s ready now.

Weird angle shot, but you can see the pockets now.

Weird angle shot, but you can see the pockets now.

Early shot of it on the dummy, sans pockets.

Early shot of it on the dummy, sans pockets.

There are others I’m plugging away at — the new Edgeworth redesign from Dual Destinies and another Doctor Who one (from this most recent series) … but I’ve also been having a fun time recreating one of Yunmao’s designs. Here’s a peek.

A very small peek.

A very small peek.

Since I got the photos together I’ve gotten more done, so when I do my next progress report I’ll show off the madness of it. This costume is being made entirely without a pattern. Which is … fun, to say the least.

Check back later for more stuff and things. Especially with a con just behind us.

 

 

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RavenCon 2013 ~ My costumes.

[NOTE: This one’s an oldie. I’ve had trouble getting the pictures scanned and uploaded, hence the delay. Expect Shore Leave, Intervention, and PreCure photoshoot entries soonish.]

Sadly, as RavenCon isn’t quite as heavy a ‘costume’ con as others I attend, there weren’t many chances to go and get large amounts of photos like I do at, say, Katsu.  However, there were a couple of cool dudes doing a photo booth, and I decided to drop my weekend spending money there for some pics.

Thanks to both of them for putting up with me and for making this neatness happen.

First up, Claudielf.  Well, specifically, a version of Claudia Donovan from a Warehouse 13/Eureka crossover episode where the gang ended up in a VR video game.  I intend to make more Claudia costumes, especially since someone gave me a good cheap source of clip-in hair streaks.

Been hearing from a lot of other Claudia cosplayers about this one. Always happy to help!

Been hearing from a lot of other Claudia cosplayers about this one. Always happy to help!

Next, one that my aunt Diane recommended that I do — Madame Simza from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.  Specifically, her traveling outfit from late in the movie.  This involved a lot of layers and a lot of tailoring, but I like the outcome.

Another warm-weather costume. I hope to get more photos of this in fall or winter.

Another warm-weather costume. I hope to get more photos of this in fall or winter.

And finally, not a new costume, but one I had on hand just in case … my Eleventh Doctor, with Star Angel as Oswin Oswald.  The fez was borrowed from my friend Greg.

I want to do a photoshoot of nothing but Claras. I will be contributing to this cause soon.

I want to do a photoshoot of nothing but Claras. I will be contributing to this cause soon.

 

More photos from more shoots coming soon. Thanks for your patience!

Tidewater Browncoats’ ‘Can’t Stop the Serenity’ Big Damn Shindig!

On 11 June, Luna-C was invited to perform at the second annual Big Damn Shindig at the Naro Expanded Cinema, hosted by the Tidewater Browncoats.  The event raised money for Joss Whedon’s two favourite charities, Equality Now and The Samaritan House.  In addition to our performance at the front end of the afternoon, there were vendors, short films, and — the big entertainment of the day — big-screen showings of both Serenity and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

After expenses, CTST netted $947.50 for Equality Now and $353.50 for Samaritan House — down from last year, apparently, but still very impressive!  The turnout was great, and the crowd was very fun.  We’ve done Firefly skits at cons before, but we’ve never had a crowd that got every single joke in every single skit.  I’m still very flattered that I got to be a part of a performance at the Naro — I’ve been for both films and Rocky Horror shadow-casts, but have never performed there myself!

The show featured some new skits written specifically fir the event, as well as a handful I’ve mentioned on here.  I was, as usual, Kaylee.  And while there was a Browncoat there who put my Kaylee costume to shame (even had the parasol!), I like to think I went over at least all right enough for the show itself.

Keep your eyes on the Browncoats’ website, because there will be more updates coming soon on the event, including (I hope) photos and video!  They’ve also got another event or two in mind, including next year’s charity shindig and a possible fall showing of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust.  If you’re in the Hampton Roads area whenever they’ve got something on, be sure to swing by and show your support!

Staging an Intervention!?

This weekend was Intervention in Rockville, MD, staged by the fantastic Onezumi Hartstein.  I was a guest and had a table in Artist Alley, and also got to show off a few new costumes.  And new books!  Once I got the angry owls off my computer, anyway …

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