We’ve been incredibly busy getting ready for Blizzcon, which we will be leaving for on November 6th.
These are the costumes we’ve been working on, since Fel Reaver has to be scrapped because of size requirements for the con. Below are some progress photos, and if you want to keep up to date with our progress, check out our Facebook page!
We did a test on how much room we’d have left in the car! This is with the two largest items in there!
Sorry that they’re a bit out of order. I probably won’t have time to do another update until after the con, but as I said, we post progress photos on our Facebook almost daily!
If you like to keep an eye on your local craft store’s sales, then you will notice from time to time that they like to put patterns on sale for a dollar or less. I used to pass these sales up, because I didn’t need patterns just then, but I quickly realized that when I did need patterns, it costed me a lot more for than if I had picked up 10 patterns at the sale. So, we started going through each pattern book when there was a sale, carefully making a list of patterns that would be useful in the future. We already knew what costumes we would like to make eventually, but it’s also important to pick up patterns that could be easily modified to fit a variety of costumes!
Since Joann’s is having a sale on Butterick patterns from the 22-24, we thought we’d make a list of costume patterns that we think would be useful! If you click on the links that are on the numbers of the patterns, it should take you to the page for it online.
B5935 is a corset pattern that looks like it can be modified in many ways, not only by what the pattern gives you but also by changing the shape of the neckline, taking away the straps, etc. This would be good for any costume that requires a corset! Continue reading →
Cassandra was originally going to be finished for Emerald City Comic Con, but we got caught up with Jayce and didn’t want to sacrifice quality on either one. I decided to put off Cassandra until Anime Expo! I did the sewing, and Mario did the props, with some of the pieces coming from Volpin Props. Continue reading →
If you want to know how we made the Jayce from League of Legends costume, then read up!
Photo by Ed Tan
For the coat portion, I used McCall’s M6143 as a base. I used the Uncle Sam coat, and left off the lapels since the coat was under the chest piece. I also lengthened the tails and made them a slightly different shape to fit what we were looking for. Continue reading →
At Anime Expo 2013 in Los Angeles, California, Mario and I debuted several costumes- Queen Ashe from League of Legends, and Raphael and Cassandra from the Soul Calibur series.
We had a lot of fun with our friends who were in the Soul Calibur group with us- Tonksceratops cosplay, above, made a beautiful Viola (2p version). Her husband Tony Hsu took all of the photos marked hsutography!
Wearing Jayce and Queen Ashe was a ton of fun! Super hot, though. That’s what we get for wearing them in July in Southern California, I guess!
Photo by Ed Tan
We have a TON more photos on our Facebook page in the albums, so make sure to check those out! Write ups on those costumes to come soon!