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"]

White Mage – Final Fantasy

White Mage Name: White Mage Series: Final Fantasy Debuted: Setsucon 2007 Status: Retired Notes Okay, this isn't actually MY costume. My mother made this for and wore to Setsucon 2007. That shiney ribbon in the first picture is a second place ribbon. Because my mom is awesome. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Scout – Team Fortress 2

Scout Name: Scout Series: Team Fortress 2 Debuted: Katsucon 2008 Status: Retired Notes This is ghetto cosplay at it's finest, but a hell of a lot of fun to wear. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – Lolita

Rock Lolita Name: Rock Lolita Series: Naruto (original) Debuted: Tekkoshocon 2007 Status: Retired Notes Since Rock Lee can't do Jutsu, I tied to think of what he would do if he wanted to pretend to do the Sexy-no-Jutsu. This was made in a spur of the moment decision. I literally sewed it together in the car on the way to the convention. My favorite part of this costume is watching people's eyes twitching once they figure out what I'm supposed to be. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – Naruto

Rock Lee Name: Rock Lee Series: Naruto Debuted: Anime Next 2005 Status: Retired Notes I love this costume. It's by far the most comfortable to wear and almost everyone likes it. The Gai-sensei with me is my husband, Gerry. He was a good sport and made his costume by himself. I only got him to wear it once, because he hated all the attention we were getting. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Princess Sailormoon

Princess Sailor Moon Name: Princess Sailor Moon Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Debuted: Anime Mid-Atlantic 2006 Status: Retired Notes This costume was a beast to make. First off, making a Sailor Moon wig is a hell of a lot of work. If you ever wondered why commissioners charge $200 a pop, that's why. Secondly, there's a ridiculous amount of pearls that had to be hand-sewn on. Finally, I had to search through 4 state's worth of JoAnn's to get enough of the trim I needed. Despite all that work, this was one of my favorite costumes to wear. It was very elegant and didn't make me sweat to death like the rest of my pleather ensembles. I'd like to do another sailor senshi once I get finished with my commissions. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Nephrite – PGSM

Nephrite Name: Nephrite Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Debuted: Katsucon 2006 Status: Retired Notes This costume died. Twice. I came home from Katsucon only to discover that the tissue thin pleather I had been using tore right down the seam on my butt. Luckily the jacket covered it. It was completely remade for Anime North 2006. This time, the heat and sun actually warped the pleather so much that the costume no longer closes correctly. I give up. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Kunzite – PGSM

Kunzite Name: Kunzite Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Debuted: Anime North 2006 Status: Retired Notes This costume is HOT to wear, since it's pleather and it has that heavy cape. Diastelo pretty much fainted in the middle of the dealer's room at AN. This costume was made in conjunction with the remake of Nephrite... all in one week! The hardest part was all the detail on the sleeves, which you can't see unless I've got my arms up. As stated above, the costume was originally made for Diastelo to wear, but it has been kidnapped for me since Nephrite has been retired. I am currently fixing the shoulder armor (which kind of sucked.) [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"]