After looking around for Liz’s BAS heels I FOUND THEM HERE. THEY EXIST. IRRATIONAL/THE DESIGNER DID THEIR HWK. They are authentic! Too bad the pair I found wouldn’t have fit and were sold. :c Ah anyway if someone was looking to replicate these here are the photos. The brand name is MARCH and the key words used were vintage black t strap. EDIT: Found a very similar pair here.
I just need to openly weep that I didn’t find these sooner. They would have fit me. :(
But bravo once again, Irrational designers, for your amazing research.
Selling this 1920s inspired dress that was a prototype for a made-to-order item that never took off. Gold stretch velvet fully lined with ivory silk crepe. Never worn except for photos. Full info here:
Just wanted to share the two dressed I designed and made for West Side Story (Malvern Theatre Society 2014). Basically everything else was borrowed and thrifed, but it was important to me that these two looked exactly how I had in my mind.
The ‘Open Book Cosplayer’ Project
There is a stigma in the cosplay community that most cosplayers would prefer to hide the tactics used in order to make a particular cosplay. This project is dedicated to raising awareness for those cosplayers who are open to being asked questions and more than willing to help those in need. In short, you are an ‘Open Book’ full of information for all who seek it.
The badges above represent some of the most general topics of cosplay craftsmanship, including wig work, tailoring or sewing, prop making, armor making, makeup, electrical work or mascot costumes. This does not mean that you claim to be a master of this or that type. It is simply to say you feel confident enough to answer questions on these subjects and in the event you don’t know, you’re good at re-directing them to someone who might know better.
By posting one of these badges, you are openly saying that you are more than welcome to take questions from cosplayers on your craftsmanship tactics and workings. Of course this in turn means that asking cosplayers should also know to credit and thank those that helped them out.
Click here if you’d like to download these badges for your own use. Feel free to put them on your page, resize them, put them on backgrounds, ect. Post them however you please.
If you do use these badges, please link back to this post so people can learn more about what an ‘Open Book Cosplayer’ is.
Also utilize the tag Open Book Cosplayer so people can find cosplayers to ask!
This is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a while. I’ll be adding the tailoring, wig, and makeup badges to my sidebar when I get a chance next week.
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been going crazy costuming a production of West Side Story. While I’m using mainly vintage and thrifted stuff for it, I did make Mara’s and Anita’s dance dresses. This is Anita’s, which I’m kind of proud of since I flew by the seat of my pants with it and drafted it from scratch myself. The actress’ eyes literally lit up the other day when I handed it to her to try on. It’s a really good feeling (especially when most of the other girls are not too keen on their vintage 50s dresses and have no problem telling me. Oh, high schoolers).
Tascha (thetazpire) surprised me last week with asking to retouch some of my Lutece photos. She’s the best.
I’ll stop with the Lutece stuff soon. I promise.
I’m on a lutece high, so before I get some common sense and sleep I’m gonna upload these pictures of me in my Lutece cosplay, posing with a board some lovely Lutece cosplayers left at NYCC.
YOU FOUND OUR CHALKBOARD!!! You don’t know how excited I was to find this. I really hope more people used it/took pictures with it.
And you make a lovely Rosalind (pretty sure we used the some of the same fabrics ^^).
Or perhaps coffee.
Nothing beats tea.
It’s all a matter of perspective
Every time she uploads one of these I die. All of them need to be seen more.
Tascha is a total wizard with Photoshop. Definitely going to try and hire her to transform my Elizabeth photos once I finish the costume and shoot some!
Did you forget I was working on this? Yeah, me too.
p.s. The buttons I have for this are gorgeous.
Messing around with Photoshop since thetazpire inspired me. One day I’ll stop using these two photos. One day I’ll be really good at this.
This is my friend Tascha and her other half. She is so wonderful and talented, and I am very jealous right now. This is just a bit of Photoshopping— can’t wait to see what they come up with with their actual Lutece cosplay.
Personally I prefer using color eyeliner pencils and LIP LINERS instead of paint, because paint can be way too saturated and cartoony looking. The liners help with thick eyebrows because they are made of wax, and flatten your hair as well as cover it more fully.
Another trick is to seal your eyebrows with elmers glue and once they are dry, cover them with concealer. The glue seals and flattens them down while the concealer hides them completely. (It will look like you have no eyebrows) After that you can draw on new ones with whatever you prefer. (paint, pencils, etc…)
Just wanted to throw in my two cents (and my response was too long for the comments)! I have the same type of eyebrows, and I could not for the life of me get them to cover with either of those tricks. I ended up lightening them with face bleach (Sally Hansen brand, if you’re interested. Pretty inexpensive, I think maybe $10) for a light red wig, which looked so much more natural and saved me a lot of hemming and hawing the morning of the con. It took about eight weeks or so for them to grow out fully to their natural color afterwords, but I just covered them with a dark brown eyeliner until they did.
(my natural eyebrows, and them lightened just a bit for the red wig)
So there’s another option for you depending on how far you want to take it! You wouldn’t need to bleach them totally blonde to match your wig since eyebrows are naturally a little darker than your hair. I’d say to a light brown would probably do just fine. I’m happy to answer any questions if you have any! Good luck with your cosplay!
More Elizabeth concept coat progress— lots of hand sewing in my near future. I’m not sure if I like the pockets or not (the ones on the coat are more vertical than the drawing, which is causing them to be very close to the front facings; they’re almost just a little too close). I’m going to stitch them in anyhow because I feel like the buttons are going to make a huge difference. The collar though, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love the collar.
Yes, yes, yes! I’ve been waiting for someone to do a Lady Comstock (was even considering it myself), and this is so incredibly well done!