andveryginger: (Mackidockie Court)
Now that I'm sitting still for a little while, I'm definitely elbow deep in creating our Hawkeye and Black Widow costumes for this year. Since I'm trying to work my butt off -- literally, to lose about 6" -- I'm trying to wait till the last to complete the lower half of my Widow bodysuit. That means I'm focusing a lot of attention on props and Hawkeye at the moment.

A while back, I started collecting links and images to the various things I would need to buy for the costumes. The end result are two Pinterest boards -- one for Clint, and one for Natasha. I've been using these as I've been buying up a lot of things to get everything modified, prepped, and completed. VISA really likes me right now...

And this is why (snipped for epic listing)... )

So far, the only thing I've really gotten done is the modification to Hawkeye's vest. I needed to remove the velcro strips and trim the collar. Easy enough, and I think I did a decent enough job.

...and I've at least started the muslin of the bodysuit bodice. Putting the zipper in the first time proved to be a bust. I've since decided that the seams there won't stretch anyway, due to the zipper tape, so I'll interface the edges to stabilize them, and try again. I also won't be using an invisible zipper like the pattern calls for, so that will help, too.

Everything else I need is currently sitting at my mother's in Atlanta. I'm hoping everything will get there by the end of next week so I can get it all shipped to Houston and be able to work on a few things while we're home for Comicpalooza. This is partially because it was too expensive to have stuff shipped to Canuckistan; partially because some items could not be shipped here (like the airsoft pistols). And hey, why not make use of my Amazon Prime where I could, too? =D

Needless to say, I've been ODing on The Avengers, and soooo ready for these to be done. I want to be take my time and do this right, but OMGsoimpatient!

Speaking of impatient... Really, really impatient to get this extra 6" off my hips, and really, really frustrated that fatigue keeps bugging me, and keeping me from hitting the gym more often. Trying to do better about what I'm eating, and using my little FitBit to try and keep tabs on things. Easier to eat healthy at home than it is here, though. Meh. Ten pounds. I can do this.

For now, off to finish watching The Avengers again, and check in on my Thursday night RPG. Auf wiedersehen!
andveryginger: (Emma)
DH has been sorting through the 800+ photos we took during our trip. Some of those special interest photos -- focusing on the Enigma or inside jokes -- won't make the main photostream. Also not on the general list are the costume shots I took at the Doctor Who Experience. So I set up a few photosets up on Flickr for the costume geeks among us, with one caveat: These are the raw images. This means I haven't done anything to them, really, other than upload them from my cell phone. I'm going to try and clean things up a bit, but for now the quality on some of the full-size shots is better than others.

You can find the costume pics on my photostream here. There are sets for Amy, Rose, and River; sets for the Doctor will follow on the weekend, with detailed shots for Nine and Ten.
andveryginger: (Emma)
I've been invited to a costume party in a couple of weeks, and can't figure what I should wear. I figured I'd call in some suggestions from you guys. =)

I've included the ones I have mostly ready to go in the poll below. But, if you think there's something I should put together, you can add it below.

[Poll #1470794]

Keep it relatively clean, kids. This is a PG-rated blog. =)

ETA: Because [livejournal.com profile] terias bugged asked nicely, I've added a few images below the cut. For some visual reference... )
andveryginger: (Default)
Yes, I know it's been a week since I posted the last meme. I *do* have the answers to the music thing... I just keep leaving it at home. I'll try to remember to post them this evening.

Today, snatched from [livejournal.com profile] anomilygrace:

Costumers all tend to have a specific era or genre that appeals to us aesthetically, which is fine, but sometimes we get too focused and fail to appreciate other eras or genres that might suit our body type, our facial features, or even just challenge us to think outside the box a little bit. So, I'm opening the floor for suggestions: Give me one costume/period you'd want me to wear, and why. Picture links appreciated.

...and spread this meme!


So far, I've done the following costumes: SG (teams 9 and 5, both for my RPG characters), the Royal Manticoran Navy, Abigail Whistler, and Minerva McGonagall. I'm contemplating Alice of Resident Evil, Hawkgirl/Shayera Hol of Justice League, and possibly a random Jedi costume. What else should I be considering?

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