Costumes, Comics, & Cake

Apr 24

Yes, I’ll be at C2E2!

Thanks to Slim Summers for the photo manip. 

Friday I’ll be with a group of Power Girls. We’re trying to recreate the ‘Power Girl Convention’. I can’t wait!

Due to reasons, Sunday won’t be the ‘secret’ cosplay. Instead, I’ll be Spider-Woman! I hope to find a Captain Marvel to pal around with.

Yes, I’ll be at C2E2!

Thanks to Slim Summers for the photo manip.

Friday I’ll be with a group of Power Girls. We’re trying to recreate the ‘Power Girl Convention’. I can’t wait!

Due to reasons, Sunday won’t be the ‘secret’ cosplay. Instead, I’ll be Spider-Woman! I hope to find a Captain Marvel to pal around with.

Apr 23

Anonymous asked: Whats it like being a cosplayer? is it hard making cosplays?

nipahdubs:

This is pretty much it. This is how it feels.

Apr 22

There was a comic that was circulating a couple weeks back that wonderfully explained/shot down artists working ‘for exposure’.

One person approached the artist, giving a ‘I like your work, I can’t pay, let’s work together for exposure’ bit, and then the artist explained how they have never heard of the person, and exposure doesn’t work that way.

Now I can’t find it. Drat. Can anyone help?

EDIT: Thank you @blastermath!

Apr 21

me, a few weeks from C2E2: Look at how well-organized I am! I have all the fabrics and materials purchased for the new costume I’m going to build. I even have a scheduled outline leading up to the con!

me, today, a few days from C2E2: FUCK IT, IT ALL SUCKS, I’M GOING FABRIC SHOPPING

Apr 15

slimsummersx:

#BelleChere as #BlackCat. #cosplay #marvelcomics. See a larger version on my Facebook page: facebook.com/SlimSummersX

slimsummersx:

#BelleChere as #BlackCat. #cosplay #marvelcomics. See a larger version on my Facebook page: facebook.com/SlimSummersX

CALLING ALL POWER GIRLS GOING TO C2E2

tallestsilver:

Attention all my Karen Sisters!

Several Power Girl cosplayers including myself  will be going to C2E2 next week and we wanna see you there! FRIDAY, APRIL 25th Bellechere, Vegas PG, myself, and any and all other Power Girls are going to be there. 

QUESTIONS:

1) Can I gender bend a version of Power Girl? YES

2) Can I be Terra/Supergirl/Vartox/Huntress/any other character affiliated with Power Girl? Totally. But we’re keeping it PG centric.

3) Does it have to be the boob window outfit? NO. Karen has worn several costumes over the years, though I know we three ladies are going to keep it her traditional outfit.

It’ll be a psuedo-recreation of the Power Girl convention seen in her comics, so let’s DO THIS!

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I’ll see YOU at C2E2

Yep Yep! I’ll be Ame-Comi PG! Can’t wait! :D

Apr 14

So I was filling out some paperwork for a convention and I was asked ‘Please provide pictures of three different outfits and include a description of the materials and techniques used in constructing them.’ I didn’t know what costumes to talk about, at first. Now I felt like the three I wound up choosing are a pretty good array, sooooo here, have a bit of insight. :)

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Ivy Valentine (Soul Calibur 5 version) – Hours: ~120 Cost: $75 Sometimes some of the smallest costumes have the most construction to make sure everything stays in its appropriate place. Fabric: 3 types of spandex, microsuede, silk, lace. The combination of stretch fabrics with non-stretch fabrics is always a struggle, and atop of that there was piping in between the paneling. Most of the construction was done on my serger, sewing machine, and details were sewn by hand. The pattern for this outfit was entirely drafted by me. All of the fabric of this outfit started off white and I hand-dyed it all to achieve the perfect colors. Armor: Wonderflex covered in metallic spandex, and the shoulder piece was sculpted from expanding foam, wonderflex, and epoxy putty. Sword: Insulation foam covered with polyethelene sheeting, with coil conduit for the ‘whip’, with the pommel made of insulation foam, a wooden dowel, and decorated with pieces of polyethelene sheeting. Wig: Hand-cut and styled by me. Boots: These are boot covers, into which I slip a high heel of my choosing. Making bootcovers saves a lot of money – you can invest in one pair of great, comfy pumps, and slip them into all high-heeled costumes – and I would be happy to teach others how to make a money-saving bootcover pattern.

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Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers version) – Hours: ~12 (Flame props: 30) Cost: $50 (Flame props: $40) Fabric: Navy is hand-dyed 2-way stretch wet-look spandex, the gold is 4-way stretch shiny moleskin spandex (the same gold I used on my Ms. Marvel/Warbird costume, which tied two costumes of the same character together), and the red is 2-way stretch faux leather. Constructed on my serger, the only hassle was combining 2- and 4-way stretches, and fitting a 2-way stretch fabric to my bust, which was achieved by patterning panels that would fit my bust without compressing it. The gloves were made by me, with finger gussets and fully functioning buttons. The boots were painted to match using Nu-Life leather spraypaint, with aesthetic buttons hand-sewn on. The wig was a combination of two wigs, weaving wefts of long hair down the center of a short wig, then styling it into a faux-hawk. While the flame effect has been enhanced by the photographer, they are props I made using theater lighting gel – forming them into ‘flames’ using a heat gun, then adhering them to a Wonderflex base (the tutorial for which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/bellecherecostume/photos/a.10151351721546130.1073741827.224399206129/10151352837586130/?type=3&theater). The cowl is made out of silicon, made by 4th Wall Designs.

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Red Sonja - Hours: ~75 Cost: $60 The bikini top and loincloth/bottoms were made from a base of brown microsuede, atop of which I hand-stitched over 750 nickle-plated mild steel scales (purchased from theringlord.com). It weighs about 16 lbs. and is tied with reinforced leather strapping. I test ALL my costumes out before attending a convention, to ensure no ‘wardrobe malfunctions’ happen, by the by. Gloves were made out of the same brown microsuede, as well as the boots – the soles of which are water shoes, which is another cost effective way to sole a costume shoe. The shoulder, thigh, and arm bands are made from Wonderflex, covered in metallic spandex.

Apr 09

Captain Marvel #2 is out today! Yaay!
Captain Marvel cosplay by me, BelleChere.
Photo and space manip by Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art.
Cowl by 4th Wall Design.

Captain Marvel #2 is out today! Yaay!

Captain Marvel cosplay by me, BelleChere.

Photo and space manip by Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art.

Cowl by 4th Wall Design.

Apr 07

gambits-ace-of-spades:

Ororo & Rogue - David Yardin

gambits-ace-of-spades:

Ororo & Rogue - David Yardin

(via lady--hulk)

Apr 06

Anonymous asked: if money and space weren't an issue, what would you build?

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True-to-movie sized.

I’m sitting here watching FaceOff, sculpting a Doctor Doom mask, and I tried to imagine not having to be thrifty in my creative endeavors, having any material at my immediate disposal, and having a well-lit, roomy workshop. I couldn’t.

Rooting for Tyler, the geeky guy from CT.

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Apr 05

to-rise-again asked: Where did you get that Cap's shield ring??

tallestsilver:

bellechere:

They were cupcake toppers when the last Cap movie came out! I got to stuff my face with cake and had 6 Cap shields afterwards, it was pretty great. I was going to make them into necklaces or hairclips, but I’ve been giving them out to friends so only have one left.

TIME TO FIND MORE CUPCAKES.

EDIT: bruitist is right. I MEANT CAPCAKES.

Ugh… so full I can’t have another b-CUPCAKES!!!!

*sharp right turn*

SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH

CUPCAAAAAKES

(Source: facebook.com, via tallestsilver)

Prayer circle for all the costumers working to finish costumes for PAX East

msjayjustice:

*holds hands with my brothers and sisters*
Maker protect us all

THIS. Right there with ya, sister!

But it’s going to be so, so great.