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Spectacular cosplays at Emerald City Comic Con

Jon Snow looks like Will from Hannibal. Pretty awesome cosplays all around.

Here’s a great shot of Colin & I as John Snow & Ygritte, as well as Melinda as Cersei Lannister & little A as Bran Stark. This is only four of the seventeen members in our cosplay group - and we took home first place at the costume competition for group category! Go team.

(Source: official-sansa)

what, pray tell, could our next group costume be? 

what, pray tell, could our next group costume be? 

Halloween costume #1: Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz

Special guest appearance: Murdock doing his best to circumvent any work.

A as 1960’s Robin

photographed & made by me

outtakes from last week’s photoshoot session….

outtakes from last week’s photoshoot session….

I wrote a blog post about making armor for Lo’s Classic Iron Man over on Comic Booked! It’s currently spotlighted - check it out. Also: stay tuned here - I’ll be posting some other specifics and different details.

I wrote a blog post about making armor for Lo’s Classic Iron Man over on Comic Booked! It’s currently spotlighted - check it out. Also: stay tuned here - I’ll be posting some other specifics and different details.

A as 1966 Robin

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

Lo & the Classic Iron Man costume we made together. The Arc Reactor & palm lasers glow, but it was too bright.
See also: Never make a costume with a child with a two week deadline.

Progress photos & Robin coming up.

sad day for robins everywhere

sad day for robins everywhere

in case you’re wondering, i found hell

in case you’re wondering, i found hell

An update

Things have been busy over here in the Aidan world and I have a lot to tell you guys!

But most excitedly I wanted to tell you that I’m the new cosplay writer over at Comic Booked and my first article should be out sometime next week! I’ve been encouraged to write about whatever suits my fancy, so I have a lot of loose ideas on subjects I think i want to cover, such as costume assembly tips and round-ups from the conventions I go to, but also spotlights on individual cosplayers/groups and things like that!

So if you have any ideas or questions for stuff you want to see (or if you want to be a spotlight!), send me a message. Please do!!!

As far as this blog goes, look for some updates soon on making Lo an Iron Man costume. see also: ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

Some con shots of my Hyde costume from Steamcon this year, which included way too many snaps ever. At some point we’ll have to get proper photographs of the costume, including the little details you can’t see in these shots, sadly.

S as Olivia the Pig from Olivia Saves the Circus, also known as: In Which I Drafted & Patterned the Tiniest Tailcoat Everrrrrrrrrr

So I don’t have any photographs of the boys on Halloween, on account I wasn’t there and as it was Halloween night, it would have been too dark for proper photographs. It’ll probably be a bit before we get some good shots of them, as Seattle’s now in its fantastic perpetual rain period, so planning in advance for things like photoshoots isn’t really a good idea. Have to think of some good locations for a Creeper and Beast Boy photo shoots, too.

So here’s some belated photos of Astro Boy!

well it’s october

which, i suppose, maybe partially explains my lack of communication as of late. in addition to the photos i haven’t posted (Astro Boy, SDCC, everything..) have a list of asks/emails that i haven’t answered yet (that I should be answering instead of this), but this month is the busiest month. if you’ve been around long enough you already know this but just in case.

I’ve been crazy busy the past two months!!

I worked on a movie set in LA as a costume designer, its called A Leading Man and it’s going to be a great film. After that, I’ve been picking up days here and there throughout Sept covering for costumers needing on-set help/coverage. It’s been a lot of fun getting to know people in the Seattle film community.. which is much larger than I originally gave it credit for.

i’m also preparing the halloween costumes, as well as Steam-con, as well as my Halloween party.. which I’m making post-halloween so some of us (me) can take a deep breath. Haha.

Minecraft fever has hit, even Colin can’t escape it. It’s like I go to work, run around with the children half the day pretending to be creepers and whatnot, and then come home to the same thing…

relatedly, Lo has decided to be a creeper for halloween:

Which, at the very least, will be pretty straight forward…hah. He seems to think he can just wear green pants and a shirt and make a mask… so with those expectations I’m pretty sure I can over-exceed. ;) He’s been reading the new B&R and I had hoped to get him into Damian’s Robin costume, but I introduced it too late to take over from Minecraft. Oh well. Maybe ECCC. :D

A’s continuing along the “I’m going to be every sidekick before I’m a teenager” path and has opted for Beast Boy this year. I’m THRILLED and TERRIFIED. The costume will be a cinch, but making A’s skin and hair green will be a challenge with his sensory issues… and fangs are out of the question. We’ll see how it goes.

He still hasn’t picked which Beast Boy he prefers - TTG or YJ. Honestly, though we’ve been kicking through YJ characters for awhile now, I really hope he opts for TTG because then it’ll just be green facepaint instead of his furry arms and green hands to deal with also.


I’m also making Olivia the pig, a la Olivia Saves the Circus and I didn’t even PICK that. It’s going to be the best costume, really. 

And of course my own projects, which never get any of the attention they deserve.. but you know. that’s how it goes.