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Colin got me an early Christmas present - he commissioned Kristina at Open the Cellar Door to make me an Arkham Asylum-inspired Victorian curiosity box - bones, taxidermy, all sorts of little tidbits!

Guys, this thing is AMAZING.  My favourite is the Penguin’s box - a cigar stub, broken umbrella clip, and glass monocle. Also the ice on Freeze’s… and did you see the question mark shaped bone in the Riddler’s? gah!! It also came with jewelry, including a taxidermy fruit bat on a pocket watch.

Check out all the details - every time I look at it, I find something new… Editing these photos, I only THEN saw the hatch marks in Zsasz’s box!

Brought A to PAX Prime, he was very excited to meet fight Anthony/Harley’s Joker.

Better photos of A’s costume here and wow, I just realised I never posted the photos of our DCUO group from SDCC. Probably because we’re STILL waiting on the “professional” shots to come back, but there are some good floor shots & detail ones I should post.

someday i’ll solve the problem of how to wear a costume AND take photos at the same time.

A as 1960’s Robin

photographed & made by me

outtakes from last week’s photoshoot session….

outtakes from last week’s photoshoot session….

duss005:

hey! join us for dinner this Cinco De Mayo in Lil Gotham #10! http://www.readdcentertainment.com/Batman-Lil-Gotham-10/digital-comic/DIG003977

li’l gotham is cinco de mayo themed this week, which is awesome since that also happens to be my birthday & it’s one of my current favourite comics. YAY.

duss005:

hey! join us for dinner this Cinco De Mayo in Lil Gotham #10! http://www.readdcentertainment.com/Batman-Lil-Gotham-10/digital-comic/DIG003977

li’l gotham is cinco de mayo themed this week, which is awesome since that also happens to be my birthday & it’s one of my current favourite comics. YAY.

A as 1966 Robin

Planning a pretty stellar photoshoot when the rain stops. Until then, will be posting some progress stuff & detail shots soon.

well this sums up the weekend pretty well

well this sums up the weekend pretty well

sad day for robins everywhere

sad day for robins everywhere

Some photos of A as Kid Flash from the photoshoot we did a couple of weeks ago! The Speedy pics came out pretty well, but I really wanted to make sure the next batch weren’t taken in the backyard. Did you know it’s a lot easier to set up photoshoots on location when the subjects aren’t eleven year olds?

Astro Boy soon!

Harleypalooza - SDCC

enasnivolz:

I’ve heard a few murmurings, and its been discussed on the facebook page, but are there any Harleys out there in little old Tumblr land interested in meeting up for the annual Harleypalooza? :D

When: Saturday, 1-2 pm (still being discussed! If another time works for you, speak up!)
Where: Outside on the large staircase! That way if any Harley or Joker doesn’t have a pass for Saturday, they can still participate.
For anyone who went last year, its the same location.

Brings your Puddins, Red, Kitties and heck, even any B-mans or Bird Boys you find layin around.

ALL VERSIONS OF HARLEY QUINN ARE WELCOME!

You will not be mocked, talked about, shunned or glared at for wearing any Harley Quinn outfit that is not ‘canon’ or well liked. Yes, this means you, potential Suicide Squad cosplayers. You are welcome to join!

Facebook Group

Any questions, send them my way or check out the facebook page and ask the lovely ladies there!

Hope to see you all decked out in your red and black and ready for mischief!

:)

the start of something fantastic

the start of something fantastic

it begins.

it begins.

Tagged with:  #SDCC  #costumes  #cosplay  #batman  #DC comics

the kid flash adventure

So after sewing points for Nightwing last year, I figured I had Kid Flash pretty set. Cut, hand tack, hand stitch, baste, stitch, serge. Long process but it worked out pretty well:

I made a muslin out of old fabric left over from other superhero costumes and just drew on where I wanted the spikes to go. The hardest part was actually picking which of KF’s Young Justice costumes to go with… I preferred these spikes but I really also liked the shoulder panels on the newer one. In the end I decided to go with the first version because it would be more simple.

The logo was pretty easy. I drew it on A’s muslin body suit and made a pattern from there. the back has double-sided fusing on it, so basically just had to iron it to the front where I wanted it to go.

I actually anticipated A having an issue with wearing a jumpsuit (like what if he had to go to the bathroom?) but he tried to convince me to let him wear the muslin to school so I clearly have found a new avenue for introducing clothing around A’s sensory issues.

So after ironing it on I realised it did this:

MELTED the centre of the front panel….. I did NOT want to take apart the spikes at A’s hipbone, because they would take forever to redo.

I ended up adding another panel across the chest, curved around A’s ribcage, to offset the error without redoing everything. It kind of makes me angry but no one else seems bothered by it.

A’s goggles and ear spikes were spraypainted:

In the back you can see I tested like 8 different kinds of things for the ear pieces, everything from a hollow bouncy ball cut in half to the plastic balls that quarter toys come in, which is what I ended up going with. His lightening ears are just wire and foamcore.

The goggles are Willy Wonka’s TV specs, which were an amazing find because the lenses are already red! Too bad they’re too big for A… I’ll post pics of that soon. I should have boiled the plastic first and bent it a little so A could wear it with elastic. I might try that before the photoshoot.

But they look rad:

the boots. OHHHH the boots. I dont even want to show you the photos.

I bought these white go-go boots for A to wear and they were fine on him. I figured, oh hey I’ll just spray paint them it’ll be GRAND.

WRONG.

I tested a few different paints. The issue was that the top panel of the boots stretched and made everything chip.

I tried to correct this with actual liquid latex and then powder on top, to offset latex’s need to stick to itself, but it just made the boots really dark. The boots he’s wearing in the photos were literally made in twenty minutes before the boys arrived to my apt to get dressed………talk about a rush job!