Here are the pics from my photoshoot with Dim Horizon Studio in Atlanta. We did these shots at the bottom of the CNN center deck.
Continuing on with my Fallout 4 build (check out part 1!), I’ll now talk about the props I made. I decided to make Righteous Authority (pictured at left), a laser rifle, because its my favorite rifle in the game. Why? I don’t know, its not that amazing spec wise. But it looks cool and has a badass name. I also made the new pipboy, and some small pieces for the vaultsuit. I’ll admit I’m not exactly a props expert. When it comes to sewing, I’m obsessed with perfection and using professional techniques and materials. With props though… I just want it to kinda look like the thing I’m going for haha. I did get a ton of positive feedback on the rifle though, made me feel really good! :) (more…)
Ever since I played Fallout 4 when it first came out, I knew I’d be making that new vaultsuit. Its so much more interesting than the previous ones. I hunted ’round the internet for the right fabric and studied it for months and months before finally deciding to make it. I also decided to do some leather armor since I needed an excuse to learn leatherworking. This post will cover the vaultsuit and armor, and the next will cover the props. (more…)
I decided to make my own original version of mermaid Ariel for Momocon’s night at the Aquarium. I literally wanted to look like a disco ball, without the ball part. I got to fulfill my inner little girl and buy terrible sparkly sequin-y fabrics. I actually bought a lot more than in my finished version because I ran out of time, and it might’ve been too tacky anyway.
The top is a pre-made strapless bra that I covered with sparkly glitter ribbon. I sewed it on by hand. I also started to add rhinestones but realized it was sparkly enough, so I just left what I did. (more…)
Most images by Jason Laboy Photography
I made Sakizou’s Garden Pansy for a Sakizou Alice in Wonderland group at Katsucon 2016. The ensemble consists of a corset, weird separated sleeves, hoopskirt, fancy panties, fancy tights, ballet shoes, floral head hear, and a mask (which I didn’t make).
For the corset I used a custom underbust pattern I made for myself awhile back. The outer layers, consisting of dupioni silk, satin, and sateen, are wonderunder-ed to thick twill. The lining layer is dupioni silk. The overall corset construction I did is typical with a busk and grommetted back closure. I added most of the trim to the main part of the corset first, then added the cups (which I frankensteined out of an old bra and shoulder pads), then added the rest of the trim once those were sewn on. (more…)
Images of my Love Live! Valentine Honoka. Most were taken by ChezPhoto.
I made Love Live! Honoka, Valetine “Chocolate Hats” version with a group for Katsucon 2016. All of the fabric and notion choices were chosen and mailed to me by my group members. I used a variety of frankensteined patterns to come up with this outfit. I hand made all of my gold bias tape. The skirt is just a long rectangle that I pleated (after adding the trim to the bottom). Since I was able to use the patterns, this was a pretty straightforward, easy costume to make. Other group members made our hats and flags (shown in the gallery).
Images of my Snowy Mountain Honoka taken at Katsucon 2016! Unless otherwise noted, most of these are random group member phone shots.
For Katsucon 2016 I made Honoka’s Love Live! Snowy Mountain outfit for a group. There is not much to say about the construction. I draped the shape on my dressform and drew on the front cutout for my top pattern. The skirt is just 2 big circle skirts trimmed with ribbon, bias tape, and sherpa fur. I glued little flowers and rhinestones to the red bias tape. I made the headphones out of a headband and empty ribbon spools. I included lots of pics of that since it was probably the most interesting part of the costume. :) One of our group members made the suede corsets so they would match. (more…)