Southern Belle in the French Quarter
Model: BelleChere
Photo and manip: Slim Summers
Rogue Corset: Castle Corsetry

Southern Belle in the French Quarter

Model: BelleChere

Photo and manip: Slim Summers

Rogue Corset: Castle Corsetry

Rogue corset by Castle Corsetry, modeled at the Big Wow! ComicFest Geek Fashion Show 2013.

The back! Again, really well made corset, very comfortable. I’m so glad I bought it.

When I laugh, I’m not shy. And I love to laugh!

Also, I really wanted to find a Queen of Hearts card to tuck into my back pocket, but it didn’t happen. Too bad!

Hair by Stezy Lee
Makeup by Mistress Pon-Farr
Photos by Killer Cupcake Event Photography

Rogue corset by Castle Corsetry, modeled at the Big Wow! ComicFest Geek Fashion Show 2013

This is one of the only times I’ve had my makeup done for me. I felt so pretty and pampered! The Geek Fashion Show was a much funner time than I thought it was going to be!

Hair by Stezy Lee
Makeup by Mistress Pon-Farr
Photos by Geri Kramer Photography

Rogue corset by Castle Corsetry, modeled at the Big Wow! ComicFest Geek Fashion Show 2013. This was such a comfortable and well-made corset that I bought it on the spot! It could have gone tighter, but given that I had never walked a runway before, I didn’t want to goof it up. Hair by Stezy Lee Makeup by Mistress Pon-Farr Photo by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography


Rogue corset by Castle Corsetry, modeled at the Big Wow! ComicFest Geek Fashion Show 2013.

This was such a comfortable and well-made corset that I bought it on the spot! It could have gone tighter, but given that I had never walked a runway before, I didn’t want to goof it up.

Hair by Stezy Lee
Makeup by Mistress Pon-Farr
Photo by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography

gambitgrl asked: You have such a wonderful hourglass figure that really looks fantastic in your cosplays. Do you wear a corset or other specialized garment to get that terrific tiny waist, or are you just naturally gifted that way? I'd love to get a corset to pull in and smooth my waist under my cosplays but have no idea where to start.

Thank you! My natural structure is hourglass - I’d be hard pressed to have my hips ever be more narrow than they are, and I’m fortunate to not lose much boob when I lose weight. But my weight has definitely fluctuated over the years I’ve costumed for. Sometimes I’ve worn a corset to cartoonize my curves (Jessica Rabbit & Fem Deadpool), sometimes it was part of the costume design (all the Dawns!), sometimes it was due to feeling self-conscious from having gained weight (2/5 times I wore Power Girl), and sometimes I’ve utilized a steel-boned bodice to help defy gravity (Maleficent & Ghost).

But a lot of my other costumes have no cinching involved, nor spanx - Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Rogue, Spider-Woman, Ivy Valentine, Anna Mercury, Black Cat…and obviously I’m not cinching for Red Sonja, Goblin Queen, or Lady Death.

If you’re looking for a good underbust waist cincher/corset, I would recommend buying from Meschantes. That’s what I wore under Power Girl and Fem Deadpool, before I created my own corset (it took me four times before I got it right!). Meschantes have sales on eBay for $99, and they’re worth the price.

I’m aiming to get myself as fit as I was for this photoshoot before I take photos of my new Tarot costume:

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Not to sound like a creepster, but if anyone knows who this lady might be, I’d love to get in contact with her regarding this dress/commissioning! I have so much love for geeky fashion. This was taken at SDCC.
EDIT: This is costumer Panda Valentine. The pic links through to her FB.

Not to sound like a creepster, but if anyone knows who this lady might be, I’d love to get in contact with her regarding this dress/commissioning! I have so much love for geeky fashion. This was taken at SDCC.

EDIT: This is costumer Panda Valentine. The pic links through to her FB.