Thanks to my personal seamstress, my mother-in-law Debbie, the majority of the "leather" armor is assembled. There's not a lot of pictures of the process, it was pretty much just a lot of measuring and sewing and such, but it took the both of us a few hours today and a few yesterday to finish. … Continue reading Armor pre-paint
If you remember a few months ago, I had experimented with a few different types of glue to find out which worked best with my foam and fabric to make leather-looking armor for Jubilee's Eowyn cosplay. The best glue for the job ended up being super toxic, so I've been waiting the last few months … Continue reading Leather-ish Cosplay Armor
I've been remodeling a bathroom the last couple of weeks, so I haven't been working on cosplay much, and I've been blogging even less. I wanted to write a bit and let you know about our geek schedule this summer. FANCon and Food Truck Rally is June 2nd. Brickslopes is June 29th and 30th. Salt Lake … Continue reading Upcoming Convention Schedule
Glue for cosplay is a pain in the butt. Especially when you're gluing foam, which is porous, to fabric, which leaks through and changes the color in weird ways. I cut out foam in a little pattern and used different types of glue to try and attach a swatch of fabric. These are the four … Continue reading Glue
I'm going to chalk it up to my inexperience, but it seems to me that no part of cosplay goes the way I think it's going to, or the way it seems to for the cosplayers on YouTube. I've been brainstorming how to do the leather armor for Jubilee's Eowyn Cosplay, and researching a lot … Continue reading The First Bracer
If you've been following along, I am in the middle of making knitted "chainmail" hauberk for my daughter Jubilee for her Eowyn cosplay. It's taken a while, but I finally have enough to share. All the seams are placed so that they'll be covered by the "leather" armor my husband and I are in the … Continue reading Finally…an 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