"Who? To my friends, de name’s Remy LeBeau. To my enemies, it’s Gambit!”
 Costume made and modeled by me, BelleChere. 
Photo by: The Portrait Dude - Cosplay Photography 
Contact lenses by: Samhain Contact Lenses

"Who? To my friends, de name’s Remy LeBeau. To my enemies, it’s Gambit!


Costume made and modeled by me, BelleChere.

Photo by: The Portrait Dude - Cosplay Photography

Contact lenses by: Samhain Contact Lenses

I’ve got a Storenvy up and running right now! There’s a good array of prints available, but they are in limited numbers in this initial batch. Only prints are there, right now, but I do intend to be selling costume pieces, costume patterns, and maybe some pop-culture jewelry in the future.

Please check it out! Mama needs some funds if DragonCon is going to happen (which is currently, crushingly up in the air).

A fun photoshoot I did at Hartford Comic Con with ECHO Endless (Red She-Hulk) and Future Photography by M3.

I call this ‘Stranger Danger’…or…’Spider-Woman better get the heck out of there cause she’s gonna be paste on the sidewalk in a minute’.

A picture is missing of ECHO swinging her huge sword at me and me Matrixing out of the way. She started the fight, I swear!

"Hey, that’s a great Hawke— Wait, you’re okay, right? You’re not actually seriously injured, are you?"

— Me, to every casual/heavily-bandaged Hawkeye costumer

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.

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.

bellechere:

Mini Avengers Assemble!

Every time I’m dressed as an Avenger, and I spot a kid dressed as an Avenger, I try and get a picture snapped with them. Can’t believe I haven’t got a Cap or Hawkeye or Hulk yet! I’ll have to find some as Captain Marvel.

I THOUGHT I HAD CAP SOMEWHERE

Mini Avengers Assemble!

Every time I’m dressed as an Avenger, and I spot a kid dressed as an Avenger, I try and get a picture snapped with them. Can’t believe I haven’t got a Cap or Hawkeye or Hulk yet! I’ll have to find some as Captain Marvel.

This is what happens when I drink in costume.
#INeedAnAdult

This is what happens when I drink in costume.

#INeedAnAdult

Higher. Further. Faster. More.

Captain Marvel, costume made and modeled by me, BelleChere.

Photography by Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art.

Cowl by 4th Wall Design.

Though there is some photoshop involved in the flames, they are actual props I made. The tutorial for which can be found here.

Please do not remove the above credits when reblogging. Thank you!

"I’ll cast your spell, N’Astirh — everything you desire and more — but first I want Jean Grey’s heart! I want her head! I want her soul!”The Goblin Queen. Costume made and modeled by me, BelleChere.Photo by SGH PhotoArt - who, if you haven’t checked out yet, you’re REALLY missing out!

"I’ll cast your spell, N’Astirh — everything you desire and more — but first I want Jean Grey’s heart! I want her head! I want her soul!

The Goblin Queen. Costume made and modeled by me, BelleChere.

Photo by SGH PhotoArt - who, if you haven’t checked out yet, you’re REALLY missing out!

Yes, I still have spaces available for 2014! Please share this picture around. If you know someone who’s looking for a costume, let them know!
If you are interested in having me create a costume for you, please consider the following: ~ My prices are reasonable, but also reflect the quality of my work, and are based on an hourly estimation of how long a project will take. The simplest bodysuits take 5 hours minimum, and some of my costumes have taken 100+ hours to create. ~ I am happy to make replications of costumes I’ve already made for myself for others. However, I prefer to make items which are unique/challenging and I prefer most of all to make comic-related costumes.  ~ Unless the project is small, I will not start a commission if there is only a month before the occasion/convention. Please allow me more than one month to assure your custom piece is the highest quality. ~ Please take a moment to read this very well-written note by a fellow costumer that I admire, God Save The Queen Fashions: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=212841712086359 I look forward to working with you! :)

Yes, I still have spaces available for 2014! Please share this picture around. If you know someone who’s looking for a costume, let them know!

If you are interested in having me create a costume for you, please consider the following:

~ My prices are reasonable, but also reflect the quality of my work, and are based on an hourly estimation of how long a project will take. The simplest bodysuits take 5 hours minimum, and some of my costumes have taken 100+ hours to create.

~ I am happy to make replications of costumes I’ve already made for myself for others. However, I prefer to make items which are unique/challenging and I prefer most of all to make comic-related costumes.

~ Unless the project is small, I will not start a commission if there is only a month before the occasion/convention. Please allow me more than one month to assure your custom piece is the highest quality.

~ Please take a moment to read this very well-written note by a fellow costumer that I admire, God Save The Queen Fashions: http://www.facebook.com/
note.php?note_id=212841712086359

I look forward to working with you! :)

spacecadetjess:

omg-dj-judy:

Ultimate Wasp by Sara Moni

Jesus fuck… I quit. 

Wow. PERFECT.

(Source: demonsee)

2013! It was a whirlwind. I traveled places I dreamed of visiting, and some I had never dreamed I’d see; didn’t get as many costumes completed as I would have liked, but came up with unexpected ones; and best of all made some great memories with friends new and old.

This collage contains all the characters I did last year; some costumes new, some old, but all these pictures were taken in 2013.

Every costume made and modeled by me, BelleChere

Catwoman cowl made by ReevzFX

Rogue inspired custom corset by Castle Corsetry.

Thank you to the photographers who took these! ModelMosa, The Watters Mark, Eurobeat Kasumi, DTJAAAM, Patrick Sun, Pat Loika, Amanda Walton, and FirstPerson Shooter!