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

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

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

Our First Comic Con, Plus a Giveaway!

Update: A winner for the Salt Lake Comic Con Saturday pass has been chosen and contacted.  Check your email to see if you're the winner! We moved to Salt Lake City the summer of 2014.  Almost immediately, I started looking up geek things to do with my geeky little family, and one of the first … Continue reading Our First Comic Con, Plus a Giveaway!

Sable and Mabel Able – Finished Cosplay

Here are Jubilee and Penelope's finished Animal Crossing cosplays for Salt Lake Comic Con, this September 21-23.  I know, I know, it's a bit early, but I wanted to get them finished before we leave town to go to my Mom's wedding last weekend, and give it a bit of time to tweak if I … Continue reading Sable and Mabel Able – Finished Cosplay

Geek Tattoo

You know you're a geek if you get something geeky tattooed on your body during a pop culture convention. You know you're a dork if your body rejects part of the ink. This spring, at FanX, Geeksterink was doing tattoos, so I decided to get my first one.  My sisters both have cute little hip … Continue reading Geek Tattoo