One week until Xmas! Are you ready? I thought this week I'd give a peek into some background work I occasionally do- dyeing fabric. One of my biggest obstacles while sewing always seems to be getting the proper fabrics, or the proper color fabric that I am looking for. I especially have trouble with greens and yellows, don't ask me why. But now I've got the know-how, space and equipment to dye my own super yellow!
Before and after if you couldn't take the suspense!
The site just went live so be the first to check it out- then tell everyone you know.
I'll be at New York Comic Con this Saturday dressed as Aurora letting people know about it.
So find me posing with the others in my Alpha Flight crew and get a pic and some promotional stuff!
These are fun, fancy Xmas Sox I made in the spirit of comic books, cartoons and everything else that is awesome!
The photos in this post is just a small taste of the whole collection that is on the site.
More items to be added.
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Oh yea, these furry guys are called Monster Sox! They come in 8 different colorsI learned a thing or two working with this faux fur, but I love it so much. Now my cat has other hairballs to compete with.
We all know that superheroes have awesome costumes, but does their footwear get a lot of attention? Well it generally does from cosplayers, but here is my homage to greatness in superhero footwear.
Don't worry, lots of fun stuff in store in the next few weeks. I am hard at work on orders for Halloween and New York Comic Con (Alpha Flight)- AND there will be a awesome new webstore opening- so stay tuned!
This week's post is a few days late, because I wanted the wearer to receive it before I posted it! That and holidays always throw off my schedule- so happy back to school for all you school-bound jokers- I will remain here in my studio (where I think should have a name) sewing up a storm!
I was contacted by a woman who lives where I used to (briefly) reside, in Virginia. Her daughter is a drum major entering her senior year of high school, and this was what they requested. The band is doing a bunch of Danny Elfman scores from Tim Burton movies, so I think this ensemble is very fitting.
Sorry, nothing new this week. I am in the middle of about 8 projects, but you'll have to wait until next week. Perhaps now you can help me- I need some input! I usually keep a tight lid over my personal costumes, but I'm trying something different this time. Costumes for NYCC- may have 2-4 people in a group. Ideas we're kicking around:
Every once in a blue moon I get to make something for myself to keep. I've had so much fun working on this Batgirl costume, I thought it would make a great hoodie. It was also a fun way to experiment with the glow in the dark fabric.
It's simple, purple ribbed side panels and glow in the dark symbol and bat ears.
Those it's been largely too hot to wear it!
To all those who will be attending SDCC next week have a blast and I wanna see pictures!
The quest for the perfect Tron inspired garment continues......as you probably know, I've been doing some work with EL wire which is great, but has it's limitations. EL wire isn't very durable, and can render a garment unwashable if permanently affixed.
The answer: blue glow in the dark fabric!
Glows amazingly bright when "charged" in full sunlight, and is totally washable. I haven't used these fabrics for long, so I'll update how they hold up over time.
I was asked to design this jacket inspired by Hal's costume from the Green Lantern movie.
This idea seemed totally daunting to me at first, mostly because the costume doesn't really exist! Oh CGI movies! How is an actor supposed to play a superhero without the costume??
Ryan Reynolds has nothing on you!
With some thought I came up with this jacket that I (and the wearer- who looks awesome!) enjoyed. As you can see there is a lot of detailed stitching on the jacket, which is stitched with glow in the dark thread for maximum awesomeness.