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

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.

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.

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 , 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.

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.

gillykins:

joeldominguezphotography:

Fire from the JLA at Megacon 2014

I didn’t get to see Meg wearing this in person at Mega Con, ultimate disappointment.  Seriously DAT HAIR, DAT FIRE

Oh look, it’s the fire hair I made for my friend Meg! She makes a fantastic Fire!

gillykins:

joeldominguezphotography:

Fire from the JLA at Megacon 2014

I didn’t get to see Meg wearing this in person at Mega Con, ultimate disappointment.  Seriously DAT HAIR, DAT FIRE

Oh look, it’s the fire hair I made for my friend Meg! She makes a fantastic Fire!

(via foodandcosplay)

nerdcaliber:

Our interview with BelleChere cosplaying as Catwoman at Anime Boston 2014.

Thank you Nerd Caliber! I was delighted to meet up with the Nerd Caliber crew for an interview. In it we discuss sewing tips/tricks, ‘professional cosplay’ (a phrase I’m still reluctant to be supportive of), and there’s plenty of Catwoman goodness!

For anyone out there keeping track, yes I wore a corset when I was at Big Wow last year as Catwoman, but I didn’t wear a corset this time. Like I’ve said, it depends on my mood/how I’m feeling about myself physically. :)

Cowl by ReevzFX

ladys3:

Black Widow (Cap 2) | March 2014

Time to suit up.

I’m friends with Black Widow, BTW.

(via tallythor)

kellysue:

Cosplay Help Masterlist

for-the-cosplay:

So basically I had a bunch of tutorials liked/bookmarked and I wanted to consolidate them into one nice place. I hope this is helpful! I will probably make a part two later.

Beginner Help

Cosplay Crash Course - x

A Guide to Conventions - x

Conventions and Your Stomach - x

How to Budget for Cosplay  - x 

How to Start Cosplaying - x

Everything About Sewing

Sewing Tips and Tricks - x

How to Use Fabric Paint - x

Sewing Language - x

Gathering Fabric - x

All About Interfacing - x

Finishing Seams - x

Kimono Sleeves - x

Button Holes - x 

Sailor Collar Tutorial - x

Introduction to Sewing - x

Wigs

Buying Wigs - x

How to Cut Wigs - x

Elsa Wig Tutorial - x

How to Dye a Wig - x

Restoring Your Wig/Washing it - x

Where to Buy Wigs - x x x 

Contacts

All About Circle Lenses - x

How to Open the Stupid Containers - x

Where to Buy Contacts - x x

All the Skirt Tutorials You Could Ever Need

Circle Skirt - x x

Half Circle Skirt - x

Gathered Skirt - x

Tulle Skirt - x

Maxi Skirt - x

Pencil Skirt - x

Ruffley Petticoat/Skirt - x

Pleated Skirt - x

Makeup 

Basic Cosplay Makeup - x x

Coloring Your Eyebrows - x

Make Your Own Lipstick - x

MTF Cosplay

MTF Makeup - x

FTM Cosplay

Make Your Own Binder - x

Affordable Binders - x

FTM Makeup - x

Misc Tutorials

How to Make Invisible Shoes - x

Anna Masterpost - x

How to Make a Sword - x

Two Colored Bow - x

Satyr/Goat Feet - x

Pointy Teeth - x

Super Cleavage - x

Master Sword - x

Fitting Thigh Highs - x

How to Make Things Shiny - x

Armor Pattern Tutorial - x

Asuna Boots Tutorial - x

Lightweight Wings- x 

Asuna Stocking Tutorial - x

Zelda TP Armor - x

Misc Useful Things

Colored Tights - x

InstaMorph - x

How To Bead Dresses - x

Elf Ears - x

Helpful Cosplay Blogs

for-the-cosplay

cosplayguide

cosplayhelp

cosplaying on a budget

vicious cosplay 

youcancosplay

Did I reblog this yet? Worth reblogging.

I found a couple pics of me wandering the halls of Anime Boston as Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist!

So this outfit cost me a whopping $0 and took 10 hours to make. The dress was, get this, my old concert band dress from high school. It was full coverage - I just tailored the shoulders out, lopped the sleeves off and turned them into gloves, and made the dress much more form-fitting.

The wig is the same I use for Spider-Woman and Catwoman, simply restyled. I bought it off of ebay yeeaars ago for $25. It’s still a great wig.

I made a stencil for the ouroboros, but that didn’t work out, so I had to paint it by hand. Next time, temporary tattoo.

The Ultimate Spears were skewers that were epoxy-puttied onto false fingernails. So I taped the fingernails to my own and slid them into the gloves finger inserts. Next time I ought to glue them on, as throughout the day they popped off and my spears were floppy. *sad trombone*

Whoops! There’s a Catwoman on your dash!
I’ll be at Anime Boston this weekend! Saturday I’ll be Lust (yes, the Fullmetal Alchemist Lust). Sunday I was originally going to be Mad Moxxi, buuut then chickened out once I found out it was going to be 45F (7C). March in Boston is not a good time to be pantsless. So, Catwoman. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a good city shot. (I’m grateful for the shots that Eurobeat Kasumi took, but I still lol at the palm trees in the background)
Costume by me, BelleChere. Cowl by ReevzFX.

Whoops! There’s a Catwoman on your dash!

I’ll be at Anime Boston this weekend! Saturday I’ll be Lust (yes, the Fullmetal Alchemist Lust). Sunday I was originally going to be Mad Moxxi, buuut then chickened out once I found out it was going to be 45F (7C). March in Boston is not a good time to be pantsless. So, Catwoman. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a good city shot. (I’m grateful for the shots that Eurobeat Kasumi took, but I still lol at the palm trees in the background)

Costume by me, BelleChere. Cowl by ReevzFX.

Oh. I’ve never uploaded this onto Tumblr. Well, here you go!

2008 Dawn Look-A-Like Contest, held at DragonCon with Voltaire as the MC. Voltaire explains the contest nicely in the beginning, then I have my entry, and the award (given by the previous year’s winner, Ruby Rocket)! What felt like forever onstage now seems quite short in video. It was an amazing experience, and not just because I won - being backstage with all the other girls was my favorite part. Having never won a contest before, I was both surprised and thrilled - they edited out my shocked expression backstage when they announced me as the winner, hahah!

Two things I remember distinctly: Hearing Joe Linsner go ‘WHOA’ in the judges row during the reveal, and the contestants who followed me looking at me backstage and going (in good humor) ‘I hate you’. The rest was a white-fuzz blur of adrenaline.

"GUYS. I’M SMILING. CAN YOU TELL I’M SMILING?" - me, all day, as Fem-Deadpool
It was really weird when people came up asking if I was BelleChere. I didn’t even tell people I was going to do this costume. My next stealth cosplay will be for this year’s PAX East. Muahaha.

"GUYS. I’M SMILING. CAN YOU TELL I’M SMILING?" - me, all day, as Fem-Deadpool

It was really weird when people came up asking if I was BelleChere. I didn’t even tell people I was going to do this costume. My next stealth cosplay will be for this year’s PAX East. Muahaha.

(Source: powergirlfan)