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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.

fairislesweater:

Harleys Chase Jokers (SDCC 2012) x

this makes me so happy.

(Source: werekates, via sparrow626)

enasnivolz:

Ahahaha and this happened. All of the Harleys chased their puddin’s up the stairs!

perfection

some shots by Jason Holmes.  He also photographed some of our Scott Pilgrim cosplay..but that’s for another day ;)

in which i sadly learn that my teeth match my hair & not my white face.

check out all the glue gunk that i pick off my face for days after…whee!

So I finally bit the bullet and sat down to completely pour through as many pics on flickr as possible, and these are the “best of” results. Still waiting on a few shots, can’t really complain about that though, as I am The Ultimate Worst at uploading pictures (omg SO SORRY HOLers).

Had a great time at the Harley meet-up, the first time I’ve done something like that. it was fun, wish I had the hours right though but oh well, next year. :)

I do have some in progress/close-up shots of C’s Joker tailcoat if anyone wants me to break that down. And my leather shoes (what an adventure).

Other than that, I have a couple more posts from some photographers that took individual pictures… will try to get that up tonight, too.

More photos here as well as on Ivy/Claire’s blog here and here.

017: the briefest of harley updates

as some of you know, i’m in NYC vising old friends. here’s a couple pictures of us from the weekend to tide you over until next week, when i have evenings off to search appropriately:

photo by Adam Richards

photo by Jerry Abuan

shoomlah:

Aidan and I wanted to avoid carrying purses with us while in costume as Harley/Ivy, so we decided to make money bags with hidden purse compartments- I took a break from the costume tonight to design the logo and sew up my bag.  STYLIN’.
-C

oh look maybe i should pay attention to the fact claire posted it first
LOOK AT OUR AWESOME MONEY BAGS <3

shoomlah:

Aidan and I wanted to avoid carrying purses with us while in costume as Harley/Ivy, so we decided to make money bags with hidden purse compartments- I took a break from the costume tonight to design the logo and sew up my bag.  STYLIN’.

-C

oh look maybe i should pay attention to the fact claire posted it first

LOOK AT OUR AWESOME MONEY BAGS <3

lining box pleats, also known as Something I&#8217;ve Been Avoiding For an Entire Week.

lining box pleats, also known as Something I’ve Been Avoiding For an Entire Week.

Tagged with:  #cosplay  #joker  #costuming  #tailoring  #tailcoat

my boyfriend is the only boy i know that fusses over trying on clothing tailored just for him.

i think BOTH of us are happy that i don’t have to make any more muslins. some minor adjustments but for the most part, things look good. finally.

as far as everything else is concerned, today i:
• remade Harley’s hood so I’m not choking any longer
• began my adventures with leatherwork and becoming a cobbler
• ordered wigs for Ramona & Gideon, because fuck hair oh my god. 

things are progressing. 

did you know? this blog has become Aidan&#8217;s Tumblr Of Poorly-Done-But-At-Least-It-Looks-Tidy Drafts.
This is number four. i think it might be The One, guys.

did you know? this blog has become Aidan’s Tumblr Of Poorly-Done-But-At-Least-It-Looks-Tidy Drafts.

This is number four. i think it might be The One, guys.

013: apologies, updates and things

I’m sorry that I haven’t really updated recently. It’s been a lot of one step forward, two steps backward.

This is Colin and I last year at SDCC:


(photo by sdoorly, flickr)

I spent a lot more time on Harley, did not save up enough time for C’s joker costume, which required me to suddenly have vasts amount of knowledge on something I never touched during college: menswear.

Consequently, that orange vest is actually a women’s collared shirt that was refined last minute. The coat should have been a first draft muslin (but who has time for muslins, when you’re on the wire?)

This year, Harley’s on the backburner for Colin. There’s a lot I want to get done for Harley - her headpiece is being reconstructed, for example, because I refuse to perpetually feel like there’s a dagger digging under my jaw this year, thanks to a poor seam decision. I’d also like to get leather shoes finished, as well as her giant hammer.

But right now the focus is on the three piece suit. Last year, I modified a McCall’s pattern but it was wholly unsuccessful. This year, I’ve painstakingly drafted it from scratch, which required learning a lot more than I initially assumed (SHOCKING). It actually makes me feel like I went to fashion school for no reason, but I suppose that is what I get for choosing childrenswear consistently, instead of trying out new things (but hey, better late than never).

So four muslins later, Colin has brand new pants. I’m still unsure how i feel about the fabric choice, but waiting to see how they look with everything. I can always pull together another outfit since the hardest part is the stupid patterns.

Colin also now has a proper waistcoat that fits him. It’s just the muslin; I’m saving the final for when I’m spending some weeks in Sun Valley, Idaho with the family I work with.

The trouble is this tailcoat. I think tonight I finally hit a breakthrough with the coattails. We’re going to have to see tomorrow, when I fit Colin for everything so far. He’s been a good sport about this, being fit with something different every couple of days, but he’s about as done with this as I am. Haha. At least we know that I’m officially not cut out for menswear.

BUT I AM DETERMINED. I will have pictures soon.

As far as other projects go, I’m working on designs for the kid’s production of Willy Wonka, my theatre group’s summer camp production. Turns out my July is a fucking mess (there’s a shock) so everything has to be set up before then, and then I get to play telecommuter and relay instructions from far, far away. I’m actually really excited to draw up fashion plates for some of the characters, and there are some really interesting challenges to think about, such as:

• Violet becoming a blueberry ON STAGE.
• Mike TeeVee shrinking into the television.
• identically costuming oompa loompas.

Ramona is relatively at the same point as before, except that I’ve ordered leggings and soon, a wig (also a wig for Colin’s Gideon). I’ve decided that I need to just accept the fact that jacket should be made, and with all the SPECTACULAR things I’m learning about tailored coats, I think it might be easier than I expected. I also like to do things like shove my foot into my mouth before I’ve started things, so don’t be surprised when, two weeks from now, there’s an email outlining precisely the opposite decision. I’m consistent like that.

brainstorming tailcoat possibilities with colin. he has some nifty new art program for his ipad that actually doesn&#8217;t feel too much like fingerpainting. i&#8217;m indecisive on the direction i want to take with the thing, just that I want it to be unique. while none of these options are going to be the final coat, it was a good (silly) basis to start planning from.
manipulated from this.

brainstorming tailcoat possibilities with colin. he has some nifty new art program for his ipad that actually doesn’t feel too much like fingerpainting. i’m indecisive on the direction i want to take with the thing, just that I want it to be unique. while none of these options are going to be the final coat, it was a good (silly) basis to start planning from.

manipulated from this.

dear joker,
your jacket makes me weep. and for once, not in a good way.love, aidan

dear joker,

your jacket makes me weep. and for once, not in a good way.
love, aidan