Cosplay Walk-Through: Winter Soldier arm

Alternately titled ‘how I burned off all my finger prints with a hot glue gun.’

This began as an idle thought and a challenge between Jason and myself (I won, by the way). I loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I saw it six times in theaters. It’s based on one of my favorite comic runs of all time. Jason and I were actually at San Diego in the panel where they announced it in 2012. Which was surreal because I had just finished Ed Brubaker’s run.

So after the heartbreak over the cancellation of the Winter Soldier ongoing (though they gave him a new one and everything is fine now) and seeing the movie maybe one too many times, this idea took hold. Jason challenged me to a competition over who could make him a better Winter Soldier arm.

 

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Because look how badass that is.

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Back from Dragon Con 2014 with Cosplay pictures!

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I have to tell you, it was an experience. A fun one. Both Jason and I had cosplayed before, but never to the extent we had at Dragon Con. (Remind me to share those USO girl pictures. I’m still ridiculously proud of my hat.)

First thing we learned: Atlanta is HOT.

After our mild Philadelphia Summer, it was quite the system shock to walk through the heat of Atlanta in not so breathable costumes. But we persevered! Complaining got us through.

Once we got over that, Atlanta was a lot of fun. The architecture was beautiful, and there were some really fantastic restaurants. Also, that Aquarium? Fantastic. If you’re going to Atlanta, go to the Aquarium.

 

But, to the part that probably got you here: The Cosplay!

Jason and I went as the Winter Soldier and Black Widow. I made put both of these together (Jason got us our prop guns) and will go in to detail about the process in a later post. But for now, I wanted to say I’m still here and show off some pictures. And I apologize in Advance for the weird faces I make in pictures.

 

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We also met this wonderful Captain America Cosplayer. I have some more pictures with him that I’ll post after some editing. (Is this you? Let me know and I’ll link back to you!)

 

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Did you take a picture of us or with us? I would love to see it! Let me know and I’ll link back to you.

 

I am Iron Man: a making of the glove

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I promised this a very long time ago, but it is finally here.  Back in October, boyfriend and I went to NYC Comic Con as Tony Stark and Pepper Potts. But I’m the craft one, so it was my job to make sure we didn’t look ridiculous.

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Oscar Dress Designs

In honor of Oscar night, now that it’s over, here are some quick sketches of fancy dresses. I love designing dresses, and this seemed like a wonderful opportunity. I used two, quickly drawn, basic body templates. Then I played with style and color, trying to do something different for each dress. My favorites are probably the red and the orange one.costume sketches, costume renderings, oscar dresses, fancy dress costume sketches, costume renderings, oscar dresses, fancy dress

New Project – Tali’Zorah Vas Normandy Cosplay, Part I

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Boyfriend and I just beat Bioware’s Mass Effect trilogy. And by we beat, I mean he beat and I watched it like a movie. Sometimes I even had popcorn. For those interested, though I don’t think it matters, he played as male Shepherd and a paragon engineer. And I decided I really loved the Tali character. She’s adorable, kind of nerdy, and all through the first game I kept thinking her voice sounded like B-MO from adventure time. And she uses a shotgun. That’s a perfect storm of awesome. So much so, I plan to create her costume and Cosplay her at some upcoming cons.

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Because I can’t do anything the easy way.

I will be updating you as I try, fail, and try again. Hopefully someone will be able to learn from my mistakes.

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Good news, everyone.

After some technical issues and updates and complicated things that none of you really care about, I am back in business. Expect new artwork very soon.

Also, stay warm, everyone. This winter has been a killer. The Starks were right, and keep an eye out for white walkers.

“Walk through the fire…”

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Today’s post title is courtesy of the Buffy the Musical episode. I happened to be listening to it in the car this morning and now you all are stuck with it, too. Thrilling, right?

And today’s new art: four original characters done with copic markers! It would have been five, but apparently the 5th is too large a file so it will take some more editing. Something to look forward to, then.

 

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July is hot, October is coming.

House in the Hollow Facade

Every year, I cast manage House in the Hollow, a Haunted Attraction in the greater Philadelphia area. If you’re in the area, have a few screams with us! Check out the facebook page for more information and fun!

 

And on a not haunted attraction related note: thanks to Hunger Games Fireside Chat for featuring my Alma Coin!

I told you there’d be new art…

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The site got a face lift, and you all get to see some long promised new art. Copic Markers are really a girl’s best friend.

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ALSO! USAToday wraps up the first issue of Game Boys. Don’t you want to see what happens to Blake and his friends? Scroll to the bottom of the page to check out the rest of issue one of Game Boys!

May Flowers

check out my friend Morgaine’s super awesome blog. It’s full of crafty projects and ideas.

Madcap Frenzy

Also, new pages of GAME BOYS! I’m a bad blogger, so there are actually six new pages. SIX! Head on over to USA Today to check it out. Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the article to get to the comic.

Game Boys Cover

 

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