Auriel from Diablo III Costume Break Down!

Photo by OTL and MLZ studios

Photo by OTL and MLZ studios

(Note: this isn’t going to be a full blown, step by step tutorial because I don’t have that many photos, but I’m going to try to cover everything I did! Feel free to ask questions in the comments, we’re always happy to help!)

So, Auriel! This costume was made for Blizzcon 2014, and based off of Auriel, Archangel of Hope from Diablo III. Continue reading

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When Looking at Patterns- Butterick

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

B5935

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

What we’re working on

You may have noticed that our posts have been very few and far between lately. Mario has the next two weeks off work, and pretty much every spare moment we have has gone towards finishing our Blizzcon costumes before October 1st so that we can do a photoshoot and get business cards printed out in time.

What are we wearing to Blizzcon? Well, for the first day, Mario will be the male witchdoctor from Diablo 3 concept art, and I will be the female witchdoctor. Now, we don’t want to put out pictures of finished pieces or the finished costume before Blizzcon- we don’t mind people seeing what we’re doing, but we don’t want to get rid of that ‘wow’ factor that you’ll get with seeing the completed costumes/pieces for the first time. So, here are some pictures up close of some of the pieces that are finished, and some that we’re working on:

(These are, from the left: male witchdoctor wig (is up into a bun for storage), female witchdoctor wig, Kalecgos wig and Tyrigosa wig.)And for good measure, a few pieces of our Tyri and Kalecgos costumes (which we don’t mind showing finished progress of)

Both our Kalecgos and Tyri costumes are about 90% done, male and female witchdoctors at about 85%.