A Shoe Update

So, I know I haven't been writing much.  I've been doing too much to write about it.  Haha.  I'm still knitting Jubilee's "chainmail" hauberk, I'm down to the sleeves.  But I promised an update on how the painted shoes held up, so here it is. It's pretty good for a month's worth of daily wear … Continue reading A Shoe Update

Painting Shoes

Let's take a break from our regularly scheduled cosplay update, and talk about my newest project.  It all started when I noticed holes in my Zelda Vans. It was high time to get some new slip-on Vans, amirite?  I went shopping, hit 7 different stores, and I couldn't find anything I liked.  Star Wars Vans? … Continue reading Painting Shoes

New Workspace

The more complicated our cosplays become, the more space we seem to need.  Storage space, work space, etc.  Two weeks before every con, my kitchen island is overtaken by props, paint, and pieces of clothing.  We needed a different solution. We had two choices: move to new place with a dedicated workspace, or carve out … Continue reading New Workspace

Knitters Gonna Knit

Alright guys.  If you remember, I'm working on an Eowyn cosplay for Jubilee, my 8-year old.  After a lot of research and good advice, I think I've decided on a stitch and a yarn I want to use for my chainmail.  I was considering a stockinette variation for a sort of scaly pattern, but, really, … Continue reading Knitters Gonna Knit

Falling for Autumn (Get it? It’s a pun!)

I haven't been blogging much, I but I have an excuse: it's October!  I know it's a huge cliche, but I freakin' love October. There are Octobers, and then there are Northern Utah Octobers.  The colors here are magical, the chill in the air is a harbinger of the holidays, and the mountains glow orange … Continue reading Falling for Autumn (Get it? It’s a pun!)

The Problem with Chainmail

When I was a teenager, I found a collection of short fantasy stories called, "Chicks in Chainmail."  There was also a sequel, "Chicks 'n Chained Males."  I never read the book, but teenage me thought it was hilarious, and for years a variation of that became my internet handle (the Chainmail one, not the Chained … Continue reading The Problem with Chainmail

Cosplay Contest – A Comedy of Errors

Jubilee really wanted to enter the Cosplay Contest this year with Penny in their Mabel and Sable costumes.  There was no youth category and I knew the competition would be pretty fierce, but I told her I'd sign her up for the online submission portion, but not to be surprised if that's as far as … Continue reading Cosplay Contest – A Comedy of Errors