20th September, 2014

Butterfly swords! Carved from poplar, leather wrapped handles, and custom sheath and belt hanger from leather. Turns out I don’t like hand stitching leather much… would much rather do it on a machine but the heavy belting leather my machine just can’t take :( Oh well, no more belts for this costume!!
I also need to get better at sanding/smoothing wood with just hand tools… I sanded them for what felt like forever and added 3 coats of wood glue but the blades are still lumpy looking… Suggestions? Anyone? Biggest challenge is the tapered thickness of the blade, and the beveled edge.  Butterfly swords! Carved from poplar, leather wrapped handles, and custom sheath and belt hanger from leather. Turns out I don’t like hand stitching leather much… would much rather do it on a machine but the heavy belting leather my machine just can’t take :( Oh well, no more belts for this costume!!
I also need to get better at sanding/smoothing wood with just hand tools… I sanded them for what felt like forever and added 3 coats of wood glue but the blades are still lumpy looking… Suggestions? Anyone? Biggest challenge is the tapered thickness of the blade, and the beveled edge. 

Butterfly swords! Carved from poplar, leather wrapped handles, and custom sheath and belt hanger from leather. Turns out I don’t like hand stitching leather much… would much rather do it on a machine but the heavy belting leather my machine just can’t take :( Oh well, no more belts for this costume!!

I also need to get better at sanding/smoothing wood with just hand tools… I sanded them for what felt like forever and added 3 coats of wood glue but the blades are still lumpy looking… Suggestions? Anyone? Biggest challenge is the tapered thickness of the blade, and the beveled edge. 

8th September, 2014

More old steampunkery because WHY NOT. I haven’t made a corset in a long while… I think I’ll have to do that again soon because I think they are very fun things to make and to wear (for short periods of time. I don’t know how olde timey folks could stand it wearing them all the time!) More old steampunkery because WHY NOT. I haven’t made a corset in a long while… I think I’ll have to do that again soon because I think they are very fun things to make and to wear (for short periods of time. I don’t know how olde timey folks could stand it wearing them all the time!)

More old steampunkery because WHY NOT. I haven’t made a corset in a long while… I think I’ll have to do that again soon because I think they are very fun things to make and to wear (for short periods of time. I don’t know how olde timey folks could stand it wearing them all the time!)

5th September, 2014

Old (and old looking) photo from when I first moved to Brooklyn and realized there were Steampunk events everywhere. I have obviously moved on to more *mature* costumed festivities. Photo by this fine gentleman http://rafriedman.com/

Old (and old looking) photo from when I first moved to Brooklyn and realized there were Steampunk events everywhere. I have obviously moved on to more *mature* costumed festivities. Photo by this fine gentleman http://rafriedman.com/

4th September, 2014

Big Alice is 80% done! Some finishing touches on the costume, and some props to crank out and we’re good to go. (I’m going to re-make that LeMat in wood… it is so not con appropriate :P wayyyy too realistic… ) 
This post is really so I can enter the costume contest at NYCC! I’m super excited about it but not too hopeful of getting in, I bet the competition is going to be wicked insane. Keep your fingers crossed for me though! Big Alice is 80% done! Some finishing touches on the costume, and some props to crank out and we’re good to go. (I’m going to re-make that LeMat in wood… it is so not con appropriate :P wayyyy too realistic… ) 
This post is really so I can enter the costume contest at NYCC! I’m super excited about it but not too hopeful of getting in, I bet the competition is going to be wicked insane. Keep your fingers crossed for me though! Big Alice is 80% done! Some finishing touches on the costume, and some props to crank out and we’re good to go. (I’m going to re-make that LeMat in wood… it is so not con appropriate :P wayyyy too realistic… ) 
This post is really so I can enter the costume contest at NYCC! I’m super excited about it but not too hopeful of getting in, I bet the competition is going to be wicked insane. Keep your fingers crossed for me though! Big Alice is 80% done! Some finishing touches on the costume, and some props to crank out and we’re good to go. (I’m going to re-make that LeMat in wood… it is so not con appropriate :P wayyyy too realistic… ) 
This post is really so I can enter the costume contest at NYCC! I’m super excited about it but not too hopeful of getting in, I bet the competition is going to be wicked insane. Keep your fingers crossed for me though! Big Alice is 80% done! Some finishing touches on the costume, and some props to crank out and we’re good to go. (I’m going to re-make that LeMat in wood… it is so not con appropriate :P wayyyy too realistic… ) 
This post is really so I can enter the costume contest at NYCC! I’m super excited about it but not too hopeful of getting in, I bet the competition is going to be wicked insane. Keep your fingers crossed for me though!

Big Alice is 80% done! Some finishing touches on the costume, and some props to crank out and we’re good to go. (I’m going to re-make that LeMat in wood… it is so not con appropriate :P wayyyy too realistic… ) 

This post is really so I can enter the costume contest at NYCC! I’m super excited about it but not too hopeful of getting in, I bet the competition is going to be wicked insane. Keep your fingers crossed for me though!

28th August, 2014

Oh hey look! That other sweater is finally finished! I also managed to put together an intarsia chart and a pattern for it, so all you knitters who so desire can have a go at it. 
Also the very sweater you see here will be listed on my Ebay this Sunday, August 31st, at noon EST. I’m listing it there vs. Etsy ‘cause I have no clue how to price things like this :( But I really need to find a way to offset the ever-growing cost of cosplay. So… yeah… sorry for the shameless self promotion… I just, need more worbla…

Oh hey look! That other sweater is finally finished! I also managed to put together an intarsia chart and a pattern for it, so all you knitters who so desire can have a go at it. 

Also the very sweater you see here will be listed on my Ebay this Sunday, August 31st, at noon EST. I’m listing it there vs. Etsy ‘cause I have no clue how to price things like this :( But I really need to find a way to offset the ever-growing cost of cosplay. So… yeah… sorry for the shameless self promotion… I just, need more worbla…

22nd August, 2014

Replica LeMat pistol arrived today and it’s GORGEOUS. Glad I ponied up to buy this baby, I’m going to feel like such a badass wearing this around. I may get arrested actually…. It is very realistic…. Better get some sorta orange plugum for the snoot (those are technical terms BTW)

Replica LeMat pistol arrived today and it’s GORGEOUS. Glad I ponied up to buy this baby, I’m going to feel like such a badass wearing this around. I may get arrested actually…. It is very realistic…. Better get some sorta orange plugum for the snoot (those are technical terms BTW)

10th August, 2014

Had a BLAST at Otakon 2014! Going to conventions makes me want to cosplay all the things :) I have a costume wish-list that’s about a mile long now, and I’m trying to rope in all my family :D 
Didn’t take very many pictures but here they are! If you see yourself let me know so I can tag you! Y’all were fantastic :) 
Senjin Ryuko cosplay by the lovely envyonfire ! Had a BLAST at Otakon 2014! Going to conventions makes me want to cosplay all the things :) I have a costume wish-list that’s about a mile long now, and I’m trying to rope in all my family :D 
Didn’t take very many pictures but here they are! If you see yourself let me know so I can tag you! Y’all were fantastic :) 
Senjin Ryuko cosplay by the lovely envyonfire ! Had a BLAST at Otakon 2014! Going to conventions makes me want to cosplay all the things :) I have a costume wish-list that’s about a mile long now, and I’m trying to rope in all my family :D 
Didn’t take very many pictures but here they are! If you see yourself let me know so I can tag you! Y’all were fantastic :) 
Senjin Ryuko cosplay by the lovely envyonfire ! Had a BLAST at Otakon 2014! Going to conventions makes me want to cosplay all the things :) I have a costume wish-list that’s about a mile long now, and I’m trying to rope in all my family :D 
Didn’t take very many pictures but here they are! If you see yourself let me know so I can tag you! Y’all were fantastic :) 
Senjin Ryuko cosplay by the lovely envyonfire ! Had a BLAST at Otakon 2014! Going to conventions makes me want to cosplay all the things :) I have a costume wish-list that’s about a mile long now, and I’m trying to rope in all my family :D 
Didn’t take very many pictures but here they are! If you see yourself let me know so I can tag you! Y’all were fantastic :) 
Senjin Ryuko cosplay by the lovely envyonfire !

Had a BLAST at Otakon 2014! Going to conventions makes me want to cosplay all the things :) I have a costume wish-list that’s about a mile long now, and I’m trying to rope in all my family :D 

Didn’t take very many pictures but here they are! If you see yourself let me know so I can tag you! Y’all were fantastic :) 

Senjin Ryuko cosplay by the lovely envyonfire !