Kaylee – Firefly

Kaylee Name: Kaylee Series: Firefly Debuted: Katsucon 2006 Status: Active Notes Kaylee Frye is a cheerful and outgoing mechanic onboard the ship Serenity. It's hard to keep her down, and she always looks for the best possible outcome. On my good days, I can be just as overwhelmingly cheerful, and I'm certainly geeky enough to relate to that side of her. The coveralls came out great, and buying a used pair really gave them that authentic look. I'm annoyed that I was never able to get the right fabric for the jacket. Sure, I found something shiny and blue, but it's not brocade or silk, like the one in the show. The easiest part of this costume was modifying the coveralls and adding the patches. The hardest part of this costume was making the parasol. There's no easy way to draw a spiral, let alone paint one with three stripes. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Frost – Mortal Kombat

Frost Name: Frost Series: Mortal Kombat Debuted: Otakon 2004 Status: Active Notes Poor Frost has been a work in progress for over three years now. I'm never quite satisfied with her construction, but at least it means that everytime I wear her there's some improvement. Her mask is made of Crayola Model Magic. To get the "invisible" attachement, the band that goes around the back of the head is actually a clear bra strap. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand"]

Miles Edgeworth – Phoenix Wright Series

Edgeworth Name: Miles Edgeworth Series: Phoenix Wright Debuted: Anime Mid-Atlantic 2007 Status: Retired Notes Edgeworth started life as a off-white size 14 suit. I am a size 2. There was a lot of tailoring involved (not to mention a heck of a lot of dye). The hardest part of the costume is the cravat. There's no way to create those three layers of ruffles naturally, so you have to rely on some form of stiffener. The Objection! parasol is one of my own hand-painted creations. It was a PAIN to make because of the strange font that had to be replicated by hand. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – Anbu

Rock Lee (ANBU) Name: Rock Lee (ANBU) Series: Naruto (original) Debuted: AnimeUSA 2006 Status: Retired Notes The hardest part of this costume was not the mask, but the vest. My sewing machine started to die in the middle, so some of the seams are atrocious. The mask is made of paper clay and is quite light. Unfortunately, the elastic gives me a headache (I have a wussy head) so I can't wear it for long. The red squirrel that goes with it is by far my favorite part. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – 3rd Movie Version

3rd Movie Lee Name: Rock Lee Series: Naruto Debuted:Otakon 2006 Status: Retired Notes I debuted this the same day that the 3rd Naruto movie came out in Japan. No one knew who I was, and that includes my fellow Narutards. This costume was created by ripping apart my Rock Lee costume and inserting the stripes. I did have to make a new pair of legwarmers, because for some reason Lee's have no stripes in the movie. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]