Hey, #NYCC attendees! Keep an eye out for this colorful creation of mine wandering about tomorrow. I had been looking forward to making this 6th Doctor outfit since receiving the commission request at the start of the year. This outfit wins the award for the first costume to ever make me feel motion sick while making it, haha!

Here’s what the customer had to say: “The costume is way beyond anything I expected. I was tired and ready for bed and opened the box like a kid at Christmas! You’re absolutely amazing. […] I want to talk more business, I’d like to get a secondary vest for the costume to have variety! It’s perfect. You’re perfect. Don’t ever change! ZOMG, I want to sleep in the outfit! lol Big gigantic Gallifreyan hugs!” This made me so happy!

Keep an eye out for when I re-open commissions in a couple weeks!

I will NOT be at NYCC

I posted this last night on Facebook, so I figured I’d share it here, too.

I will NOT be attending NYCC. I hate to make this call - especially since I was lucky enough to snag a pass, and I haven’t been in a couple years - but it’s necessary. It’s just not a great time for me right now, financially and emotionally.

Even if it was a plentiful time monetarily, the convention has had a dark cloud hovering over it for a few months now since I was threatened. A man who didn’t like me saying that I cosplay for myself, not for other people, threatened extreme physical violence against me if I went to NYCC. He even went so far as to brag about his SO being in the NYPD, so he’d ‘get away with it’. My local authorities shrugged and told me there was nothing they could do (even though I tracked down the man’s name and home address). The NYPD gave me a run-around on the phone that resulted in nothing but wasted time. ReedPop refused to answer any concerned emails I sent them. So, while I don’t want to back down and let a bully win, I’m not exactly wanting to be knocked out and raped (his threats) either.

So! I hope everyone who goes has a great time! Be good to each other!

A couple hours later, I wrote this in response to the comments I was receiving:

~ I’ve received an email from a ReedPop representative, expressing concern for the harassment I received and asking where I sent the emails to. Given that I sent the emails through their automated email form on their website, asking that the messages be forwarded to someone who might assist me, it might have been overlooked or not received. So I could have tried harder to reach a real person.

~ RE: FBI. Friends of mine (cosplayers who have had similar threats/stalker issues) who have tried to involve the FBI regarding online threats/harassment have had extremely little luck in being taken seriously. For one friend it took over a year to get a simple restraining order. I dealt with a lot of anxiety when this was happening, and I didn’t have the time or energy to be put through another fruitless run-around. Needless to say, I’m extremely jaded regarding the justice system.

~ That said, ‘justice’ dealt by the people (ex: ‘outing’ the man by releasing name and address) is something I’ve been dissuaded from. When I approached the authorities regarding this, they told me not to rally people against this person, or I could be charged with organized harassment. Sadly, that’s how the system seems to work, and if (gods forbid) something did happen to me, I’d want nothing a court or jury could use in his favor.

~ Those who are encouraging me to attend anyway… This is a ‘better safe than sorry’ situation. We live in a world where ‘she was asking for it’ is still used as an excuse to sexual assault when a woman is wearing tight/revealing clothing. You know that if something happened to me, while wearing one of my costumes, that’s exactly what people would say. The blame would be placed on me, for what I was wearing, rather than on the assailant. We saw it just a couple months ago, when a young woman was assaulted at SDCC. It’s wrong, it’s something society desperately needs to fix, but it’s an unfortunate truth…and it would destroy me.

Again, if you’re going, enjoy yourself, watch out for yourself and your friends, and be excellent to one another!

Anonymous said: Hello, I love your work. Will you be at NYC comic con? just a fan IXP

Thank you! I am going to try my very best to be at NYCC. I have managed to snag a 4 day pass, but funds are a wee bit tight right now.

russelldauterman:

Preview part two, now in color!  Drawing by me and color by Matt Wilson, with cover colors by Frank Martin Jr.

If she be worthy… Thor #1 out October 1st!

*screaming* :D

(via everygirlneedsasuperheroine)

fictionalized said: Yeah, I always think SDCC sounds awesome, but then I look at pictures of lines and crowds and just remember, no, no, I’m good here.

It is genuinely awful. People are not exaggerating about lines and crowds. Most cons I go to I can accept the crowd, even trick myself into being okay with it (DragonCon), but not SDCC. The atmosphere just feels…suffocating and thick. The three years I went I always came home with an awful case of con-crud, though that admittedly might be due to having a lowered immune system due to poor con-diet.

However, if you don’t mind people, I will always recommend trying to get there at least once. The energy is pretty worth it.

batmanfights said: I feel like NYCC is as big a show as I ever want to go to. SDCC seems more something to be endured than enjoyed.

I used to say that NYCC was *trying* to be SDCC, and while they don’t have all the outdoor stuff (It’s NYC in October - it’s probably gonna rain, whatreyagonnado), they’re sure getting there. Not sure if that’s good or not, because, you’re right, SDCC is endurance and exhaustion and work. I like the feeling of NYCC better than SDCC…but I’ve also got a lot of pride for the east coast and can’t stand the LA mentality. Sure do wish the Javit’s Center was bigger, though. I’m looking forward to being at NYCC this year - it’s been too long!

americancomicon:

Power.
Dragon*Con. Atlanta. 2009. Marriott Marquis: Imperial Ballroom Lobby.
KaraPlay Performed by Cosplay Genius *Belle Chere*!

'Cosplay Genius'
You said it, not me!
I’m looking forward to Kara-ing it up again this Sunday at NYCC. This time, Ame-Comi style! Alongside Rufflebutt Cosplay, to boot!

americancomicon:

Power.

Dragon*Con. Atlanta. 2009. Marriott Marquis: Imperial Ballroom Lobby.

KaraPlay Performed by Cosplay Genius *Belle Chere*!

'Cosplay Genius'

You said it, not me!

I’m looking forward to Kara-ing it up again this Sunday at NYCC. This time, Ame-Comi style! Alongside Rufflebutt Cosplay, to boot!

I have fun. :)

This one’s for you, NYC.
Captain Marvel costume made by me, debuted at NYCC 2012. The photo is by the ever amazing Anna Fischer. I didn’t get to see her at DragonCon (it was so crazy this year!) so it was nice to escape the craziness of NYCC to take the walk with her down to the Intrepid. We chatted and she even got me a squished penny. She rocks. <3
Also, if you haven’t picked up CAPTAIN MARVEL yet, why not?! It’s a great series. I’m grateful to have a strong female lead in her own solo series.

This one’s for you, NYC.

Captain Marvel costume made by me, debuted at NYCC 2012. The photo is by the ever amazing Anna Fischer. I didn’t get to see her at DragonCon (it was so crazy this year!) so it was nice to escape the craziness of NYCC to take the walk with her down to the Intrepid. We chatted and she even got me a squished penny. She rocks. <3

Also, if you haven’t picked up CAPTAIN MARVEL yet, why not?! It’s a great series. I’m grateful to have a strong female lead in her own solo series.

NYCC was a pretty strange convention. I felt like I was here, there, and everywhere, yet I think I was only in the dealer hall for a total of 2 hours all weekend! I had a blast, though.

Here’s me as Ghost and Captain Marvel. I lost count at 20 people calling me Emma Frost while I was Ghost, and I had fun teasing people by refusing pictures unless they could guess the character. I usually schooled ‘em and let ‘em have a pic anyway, haha! I also had fun when people called ‘Ms. Marvel!’ - I’d turn and correct them with: “It’s /Captain/, now!”

It was fantastic getting to see all my friends! That’s always the best part of a con for me. But another highlight was when I was dressed as Ghost, Sean Astin looked to me, and said with a grin, “Wow, what kind of Jedi are /you/?”

More Captain Marvel pics should be coming soon! The fantastic photog Anna Fischer and I had some fun over at the Intrepid, and I’m looking forward to the results.
cloggo:

COSPLAY
I don’t think I can cope with  TWO Power Girls, both extremely well equipped. I shall have to have a lie down.
From Bellechere HERE

*snorts* The caption. Reblogging because two Power Girls ARE better than one. This is me (left) and ArizonaPG (really sweet lady!) at NYCC. Photo by Robbins Studios.
Also, I&#8217;m no longer paying for a pro Flickr account, so the majority of my pics can no longer be seen there. Not sure where I&#8217;ll be posting pics now.

cloggo:

COSPLAY

I don’t think I can cope with  TWO Power Girls, both extremely well equipped. I shall have to have a lie down.

From Bellechere HERE

*snorts* The caption. Reblogging because two Power Girls ARE better than one. This is me (left) and ArizonaPG (really sweet lady!) at NYCC. Photo by Robbins Studios.

Also, I’m no longer paying for a pro Flickr account, so the majority of my pics can no longer be seen there. Not sure where I’ll be posting pics now.

(via thesuperherocostumingforum)

Myself and my friend Heather &#8216;Cat&#8217; Harris as Power Girl and Marvel Girl. I was so excited to see Heather at NYCC! Given that we live on opposite coasts, we don&#8217;t always get to run into one another. We wound up chatting for a couple of hours, it was great.
We each made our own costumes. Heather told me the (temporary) tattoo on her back took hours to apply by a Hollywood-level airbrush artist.

Myself and my friend Heather ‘Cat’ Harris as Power Girl and Marvel Girl. I was so excited to see Heather at NYCC! Given that we live on opposite coasts, we don’t always get to run into one another. We wound up chatting for a couple of hours, it was great.

We each made our own costumes. Heather told me the (temporary) tattoo on her back took hours to apply by a Hollywood-level airbrush artist.