New Projects, New Skills

Every time I start a new project I have to learn something brand new to get it done, pretty much without fail.  Somethings have been pretty easy like learning how to work with 4 way stretch material, the real secret there for me was learning about the zigzag stitch and using correct tension, which took me a lot longer to figure out than it should have, or putting in a zipper the right way.  I think, for me, one of the reasons I have to learn something new every time I make something new, is I don’t every want to wear the same costume again.  I love my Powergirl costume, and it wasn’t even that hard to make, but the idea of wearing it again doesn’t bring me any joy.  I love making the look more than wearing it.  My brother has worn his Death Stroke costume now to 3 different cons, that’s just not for me.  I maybe should put some more time and effort into each look, but that’s less fun.  It has also helped me learn a lot more skills in a shorter amount of time than if I perfected one look for multiple cons. I think one of the most important things I’ve learned so far, is the importance of seam allowance.  I have wasted so much or had to add strips to things because I cut right along my patterns.  Bad decisions.  But I’ve learned.  And that’s really all that matters.  So, I’ll keep trying and getting bored with one costume and adding to my collection.


That new Batgirl is calling my name, and I’ve never made a pair of leggings before.


Baltimore Comic Con Pictures

At BCC I went as Powergirl and my brother went as Death Stroke.  Here are some of the awesome cosplayers we saw there.  All of the people we met there were super friendly and the floor was one of my favorites.  My only real criticism was that there weren’t enough panels and even more importantly they weren’t strategically placed panels.  It may not have been the best plan to put artist panels against artist panels, and comic book industry panels against other comic book industry panels.  But the atmosphere was awesome, and for me that can be even more important.  Nice people attending and running these shows is the number 1 thing for me.  Making friends and having a great time can make up for the lack of somethings that I want.


TeenTitans vs. Death Stroke.
These kids came out of no where to attack my brother. That was so perfect. Everyone was in character. You can see the smiles on the titans’ faces.


Even The Avengers eventually start to age


I did my best to take as many pictures with as many Supergirls as I could. It just made me happy.


Someone lost their Blossom, I hope she found her Trainer.


These are some great XMen but to be honest I’m not sure which XMen they are.


Darth’s costume lit up and flashed. So much joy.


Wonder Woman and Black Canary. I like that they took their costumes from the Bombshell Toy Line.


There are so many costumes where I stop for a second and think people are doing Xena and Gabby that I get so excited when it really is Xena and Gabby


Link, a staple at every Con


This Kid is the GREATEST cosplayer alive. He was so excited to be the Doctor and couldn’t be more into everything he saw. Awesome job Doctor.


His mustache was drawn on pretty well, it took a few seconds to realize it was just marker.


T I found some more Supergirls, and Lobo.


I have to find Static Shock at every Convention, it isn’t really a convention without him.


Since this was the convention where everyone was talking about Batwoman it’s good to know she was already there taking care of herself.


Tron! I think it’s super awesome when people’s costumes light up.


There were a whole bunch of different Wonder Women at BCC, and they all came with a different cool way to play her


Raven started yelling at Death Stroke across the lobby. It was a magical moment.


I love her utility belt.


My favorite of all the Supergirls I found that weekend

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Now this last picture is my personal favorite.  See I did something dumb, I forgot to take a picture of me and my brother together.  He just started college too, so I can’t just bug him at home to take a picture with me.  I searched far and wide, and I found this.


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Armor is so cool. The way it shines in the light and protects from swords and arrows. Chain mail disperses the blow, and is movable. We obviously don’t use them any more in battle in the literal sense. We use tanks and drones. But that doesn’t make middle ages fashion any less cool.


Above is a more literal interpretation.  Below is a more modern every day wear version of armor.



Then of course there are all of the superheroes that have armor, Iron Man, Thor, Death Stroke, Captain America, Batman, Aquaman.  The list goes on and on.   Armor is cool and definately super nerdy  in the best way.