This isn't really a question, just something I wanted to say. You're gorgeous and sexy and I'm not going to lie and pretend that this wasn't what originally brought you to my attention. But I've been reading your stuff for a while now and I just wanted to say you're kind of wonderful in general. You're funny, smart, and I enjoy the what you have to say and they brighten my day more than pictures of a beautiful woman in very well made costumes can. Thanks for being you, and I hope you never stop.
Thank you, Anon. Truly.
I feel like anything I could say after this would be hubris. So, thank you. You’ve made my day.
Hi! My name is Zina and I absolutely love mad moxxi. So I was wondering if you had any tips on making her costume for me, I don't make clothing much so I am getting help, but she's deff who I want to dress as for October :) Please and thank you
Hello! I’m trying to think of the best way to answer this because, unfortunately, the path I took wasn’t especially easy. I made the pattern myself, using muslin on my dressform.
Well, this pattern would be a good base:
Though you might need to insert different sleeves, in order to avoid the gathered, puffy shoulders. You’ll also need to extend the back panels to create the tailcoat tails, and might want to have extra length in the front for modesty sake. (HAHA - MODESTY FOR MOXXI, GOOD ONE) Aaaalso, the front panels will need to overlap, if you’d like the front buttons to be functional. You could have them be aesthetic, and do an invisible zipper in the side, instead.
I would recommend cutting this out of a cheap cotton (like muslin), basting it, and then putting it on for sizing and reshaping. Use a pen/pencil/chalk to mark on the muslin what spaces will need to be cut out, and where it will need to be taken in/let out. You might need someone else to assist you with that part. After that, seam rip, trim away any excess (making sure to account for seam allowance!), and you should have a muslin pattern to use to make her jacket with!
My cuffs and collar were reinforced with heavy duty fusible interfacing to keep them stiff/gravity defying.
The top hat was made out of cardboard and craft foam, covered with fabric.
Hello there,I was sent here by Bethany~I'm working on a spiderwoman cosplay and I can't figure out how to make her mask without it falling off my face,I'm a beginner when it comes to cosplay making lol,can you give tell me how you made yours please?
Sure thing! Any way I can get more Jessica Drew love out there in the world. I love Spider-Woman! :)
The base of my mask is made from Wonderflex, though you could get away with buying one of those full-face masks from JoAnns/Michaels and cutting it out to Spider-Woman’s mask shape. I used spray-adhesive (3MM makes great stuff, found right at Home Depot/Lowes) to adhere the same bodysuit fabric to the mask, and left it a little long at the bottom for the underchin and sewing it right to the turtleneck of the bodysuit. The fabric of the mask also extends out about 2” extra to each side, too, and have slits cut in to go around my ears. That helps keep it to my face, along with the elastic band hot glued to the plastic of the mask, which goes on around my head underneath my wig. The remaining edges of the mask get finished by curving a 1/4” allowance to the wrong side of the mask, and hot gluing. The eyes are made by popping two clear costume glasses lenses out of their frames, covering them in a fine white mesh, and hot gluing them to the mask.
!!! It's official, Animation Celebration Galveston is definitely cancelled. It seems the promoter who was in charge kind of came down with a bad case of being deaded. So that combined with what you mentioned at C2E2... yeah, sorry there's no convention for you to come to. :( And it's a double shame, I'm in the Houston area with my friend from the con for a week vacation. We all could've explored the area. :\
Yeah. No Texas for me! :( All these new, tiny cons that are popping up all over the place don’t seem to know how to actually run or budget a convention. This isn’t the first small con I’ve heard of this year closing their doors. Oh well. Hopefully I’ll be able to visit someday soon!
I just about died when I saw that you were coming to Denver Comic-Con. I'm so excited at getting the chance to not only meet you but see your work up close. What costumes will you be bringing?
Yay, Denver! :D It’ll be my first time visiting CO, and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m not a guest or anything, so I don’t have a table, but I’ll probably be easy to pick out on Saturday, for sure!
So, Capt. Marvel on Friday, Hela on Saturday. Sunday I’ll most likely not be there, cause I’m also going out there to visit my sister, I’ll want to go hiking with her, and Sunday looks like it’ll be beautiful. But if you see me, please come on up and say hi! :)
We meet at a convention many years ago & you were so nice & welcoming. I imaging being as attractive as you are you must get treated terribly by strangers regularly, yet you are so friendly, polite and always smiling. Are you the Buddha of cosplay?
Ahaha! I’m certainly not without moments of being judgmental, or getting so tired/hungry that I get snappy, but I’m truly glad that for the most part I come across as polite and friendly.
One Buddha quote I try to live by: “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
The “Let go or be dragged” mantra is one I repeat to myself quite frequently.
I know everyone talks about how sexy you are in your cosplay costumes, but I honestly think I have never seen you more beautiful than the picture you posted of you in your everyday clothes wearing that Captain America cupcake ring on your way to see Winter Soldier.
As much as I love seeing your cosplays – and I really love seeing your cosplays! – it's so nice to see your real-life face. You're as beautiful as you are talented and courageous!
D’awwww, thank you!! I’m not big on the selfie thing. It makes me feel vain.
And, silly as it may be, I do believe that my sun sign is pretty accurate - I’m on the cusp of Cancer/Leo. That means that I’m usually private, closed up in my shell, and costuming is when the Leo side comes out.
How long did Hela take to make if you don't mind me asking? The level of detail is amazing. I'm particularly impressed by the swirly black apparently gravity defying doodads on the headpiece.
Lemme prelude my answer with saying that I’m awful at answering this question. I’m guessing 65ish hours? I never keep track. If it’s a personal costume, I work on it when I want to, and finish it whenever I can, so they’re usually set aside for other projects.
Thank you, though! :) And the headpiece construction is largely thanks to advice from thatdjspider, who made Hela beautifully years ago and who was gracious enough to let me know how she made her headpiece transportable. I took that advice and wound up doing something slightly different, involving a wonderflex base, some unpinned cupboard hinges, and lots of 14 gauge wire, but it all worked out! And it can travel, so I’m bringing it out to Denver Comic Con next weekend. Yay! :)
Words cannot express how awesome you and your cosplays are. Seeing you actually inspired me and my girlfriend (along with a few kids)to give it a try myself. Sorry for all the hate you've recieved, anons can be very douchy. It is known. Stay awesome
It is known. *solemn nod*
It means a whole lot to me to hear I’ve inspired you and your girlfriend!! Thank you! I hope you both are having a wicked fun time with costuming. I, for one, am happy that coplaying is going more mainstream - more chance for others to enjoy it. :)