20th July, 2014

Ok last crappy WIP photos! Photoshoot with my sister and dad next weekend, and the only thing left to do is fix Albus’s wig ‘cause I still hate it… Think I need a darker color or something? HALP. Tell me where you get your lace front wigs people!!  Ok last crappy WIP photos! Photoshoot with my sister and dad next weekend, and the only thing left to do is fix Albus’s wig ‘cause I still hate it… Think I need a darker color or something? HALP. Tell me where you get your lace front wigs people!! 

Ok last crappy WIP photos! Photoshoot with my sister and dad next weekend, and the only thing left to do is fix Albus’s wig ‘cause I still hate it… Think I need a darker color or something? HALP. Tell me where you get your lace front wigs people!! 

14th July, 2014

Ghost legs! Making the armor out of foam this time around so it will hopefully be comfortable to wear. 

Any tips on what you all use as a clear topcoat for foam armor that has to flex? I’m worried about the normal Rustoleum stuff I use cracking :/

Ghost legs! Making the armor out of foam this time around so it will hopefully be comfortable to wear.

Any tips on what you all use as a clear topcoat for foam armor that has to flex? I’m worried about the normal Rustoleum stuff I use cracking :/

14th July, 2014

Gun belt and holster for Albus! Working real hard to get everything done for Otakon so sorry for all the boring WIP photos :(

Gun belt and holster for Albus! Working real hard to get everything done for Otakon so sorry for all the boring WIP photos :(

1st July, 2014

we’re getting there, very, slowly…. I suck at cutting boy haircuts into wigs. I suck at cutting wigs in general. I may need to buy a new wig. the end.

we’re getting there, very, slowly…. I suck at cutting boy haircuts into wigs. I suck at cutting wigs in general. I may need to buy a new wig. the end.

23rd June, 2014

A step-by-step of Albus’s flintlock Agartha!
This was carved out of pine, with PVC pipe for the barrel, a dowel for the ramrod, worbla for filling out the handle and adding the detailing & skeletons of the action. Sculpey over the handle that I carved while soft to give the engraved look, and more Sculpey to make the action and the “rivets” or whatever they are more dimension. Baked the Sculpey with a heat gun, then wood glue over everything, black base coat, painting in the colors/details, and a clear coat on top! Woo!

A step-by-step of Albus’s flintlock Agartha!

This was carved out of pine, with PVC pipe for the barrel, a dowel for the ramrod, worbla for filling out the handle and adding the detailing & skeletons of the action. Sculpey over the handle that I carved while soft to give the engraved look, and more Sculpey to make the action and the “rivets” or whatever they are more dimension. Baked the Sculpey with a heat gun, then wood glue over everything, black base coat, painting in the colors/details, and a clear coat on top! Woo!

18th June, 2014

I love the part of a project when you can tell it’s gonna turn out cool, but it still mostly looks like PVC pipe and a lump of wood :)

I love the part of a project when you can tell it’s gonna turn out cool, but it still mostly looks like PVC pipe and a lump of wood :)

8th June, 2014

Dress almost done and armor mocked up! Feel productive but now I go on vacation for a week (!!) Opposite of productive, but it will be good in different ways :)

Dress almost done and armor mocked up! Feel productive but now I go on vacation for a week (!!) Opposite of productive, but it will be good in different ways :)

4th June, 2014

Just got the snaps set, and this bad boy is dooonee!! Now only ten million other things to do :/ I’m starting to get anxious about getting these costumes done in time… Just gotta do one thing at a time, one thing at a time…

Just got the snaps set, and this bad boy is dooonee!! Now only ten million other things to do :/ I’m starting to get anxious about getting these costumes done in time… Just gotta do one thing at a time, one thing at a time…