Ice Climbers – Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ice Climbers Name: Nana and Popo Series: Ice Climbers, Super Smash Bros. Brawl Debuted: Katsucon 2009 Status: Retired Notes I thought we were going to sweat to death. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

The 24 Hour Dr. Horrible Costume

First off, don't be an idiot like me and decide to make the costume at the last possible second. While I ordered the boots, gloves and goggles a few weeks before, I didn't actually decide to make the costume for the convention I was going until the day before. So... [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"] (more…)

Medic – Team Fortress 2

Medic Name: Medic Series: Team Fortress 2 Debuted: Otakon 2008 Status: Retired Notes The coat is just the muslin for the final coat which will be made out of a heavier wool. I just figured that I didn't want to die of heat exhaustion in the Baltimore heat. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

How to Wear Spandex

or "How not to look like an overstuffed sausage in your costume" Here is a tutorial on how to properly wear a stretchy costume. This will go in a sort of chronological order from the first things you should do to what to do while wearing the costume. 1. Have a realistic body image and be comfortable with your body. While I'm the last person on earth to tell someone that they can't wear something, take a good look at yourself and make sure that YOU think you should be wearing spandex. If you are uncomfortable with your body, it will show in your posture and you will look worse. Be positive and your confidence will make everything look better. 2. Get thee to a nunnery gym Skinny guys and girls, this especially applies to you, because thin does not imply fit. The emphasis here is not on losing weight, but on toning muscles to keep your lines smooth. Whether you have 4 months before you plan to wear your costume or 1 week, a little goes a long way, and who doesn't want to be healthy. 3. Don't buy or make a too small costume This is where most...Read More

Yomiko Readman

Yomiko Name: Yomiko Readman Series: Read or Die Debuted: Tekkoshocon 2007 Status: Active Notes Originally, I was just going to make a costume for myself, but at the last minute, I went ahead and made a matching vest so that Kali could go as Wendy. While she's a minor character in the OVA, she has a much bigger role in the TV series. I made the coat and vest for this one from scratch, but I bought the skirt, shirt, tie, glasses, and other accessories from stores. The shoes I found in the back of my closet, and the book I got from my own collection. (I'll admit right now that I own well over 800 books. Stop looking at me like that.) Yomiko is near and dear to my heart because I too am addicted to reading and books. However, I have yet to exhibit any paper using abilities, and I have to work around a much smaller budget. Such is life. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]