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
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
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
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
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!)
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
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!