Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from anigswes!

The kitteh would wish you happy holidays, but she's otherwise occupied. 


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dyeing Fabric

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! 
I dyed 100% cotton white sweatshirt fleece. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Flash vs. Zoom

Here's a first anigswes costume battle!

Two costumes, two characters, two primary colors- which one do you like better??

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Super Sox at Allentown Comic Con

Where is the time going?? Turkey day come and went and Xmas will be here and gone just as fast! What does that mean? It means it's time for you to order your very own Super Sox !
Last week I showcased at the Allentown Comic Con, and had a blast. 

 Peter "Chewbacca" Mayhew got in on the fun with his brand-new Chewsocca Super Sox!

Mr. Mayhew also found a new use for Super Sox- as Monster Sox Puppet. He has also hired me to knit him some actual wearing socks.
Some of my blog readers may recognize part of my Booster Gold costume on my dummy there, I brought it and set it up because it lights up and is fun. 
I met a lot of fun people, and the Super Sox were well received!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Miranda from Halo

The family that trick-or-treats matching awesome!!!

I can't take credit for the incredible amount of awesomeness that is going on, just the Miranda jacket.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween with Green Lantern Vest

Custom GL vest in time for Halloween!
Oh yea, stylin' at universal studios!

I made a bunch of custom items for Halloween this year, so hopefully I will have some fun photos in the coming weeks.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Alpha Flight at New York Comic Con

Holy Comic Con hangover Batman- I mean Holy Comic Con hangover, eh?
Celebrating everything Canadian and character obscura, I present Alpha Flight!
For those of you who do not know, we have Vindicator, Puck, Aurora and Northstar. 
Pic  from Kotaku

Our next Xmas card photo.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Super Sox Shop

Introducing.......Super Sox Shop!
Check it out- a new webstore full of fun things!

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.

 ?????? You can never have enough question marks????

 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.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Green Lantern Meets Blue Lantern

Oh, what a bad blogger I've been!
Tsk tsk to me. 

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!

Onto this week's entry:
Green Lantern Blue Lantern combo:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Custom Drum Major Outfit

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.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What Should I Wear for NYCC??

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:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Custom Orange Lantern

I've done some Orange Lantern-inspired designs in the past, but this one is very fun, because it includes the awesome Kyle Rayner-esque sleeve details.
And you may be asking who is the awesome guy who conceived such an great design, and it modeling it so nicely?
None other than the man behind Comicbooked!
Seriously, check it out.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Banshee Jacket

Perhaps a bit overdue- my first X-men jacket!

 Introducing the Banshee jacket with wings!

Or without wings!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Captain America Shield Bag

In honor of the new Captain America movie : ) I made this bag inspired by his iconic shield. 

Is a whole Cpt. A inspired outfit or costume to follow?? Maybe....

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Batgirl Stephanie Brown Hoodie

Just a quickie this week. 
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!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tron Hoodie

The quest for the perfect Tron inspired garment 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.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Green Lantern Movie Jacket

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.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Lady Booster Gold with Glowing Star

As promised, "the how" of the Booster Gold costume worn to Wizard World Philly.

Watch the glowing star......

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lady Booster Gold at Wizard World Philly

Philadelphia is OK with me. I had a lot of fun in my costume this past Saturday. It had been awhile since I'd made a costume for myself.  Big news for me, I placed in the Costume Contest! 
Winner's Circle!
Check out the local CBS coverage, I'm the 13th pic.
Actually, I was supposed to be there.

See some pics of my favorite costumes from the con after the break.
I will do another post this week about making this costume, with good footage of the blinking star.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wizard World Philly

I'll be wandering around Wizard World Philly this Saturday in a lady Booster Gold costume!

Also, happy Green Lantern Movie opening day!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Assassin's Creed

High drama- white hoodie with red lining.
I love this design- look for it on a body next week at Wizard World Philly!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Red Lantern Guy Gardner

"Red Guy" has been getting a lot of chatter lately, so here it is!
Updated: Halloween 2011. Lantern party! Next year gents I'm makin all the outfits!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Well, this week's post is a couple of mini-posts. I am busy gearing up for projects for the Green Lantern premiere, as well as for Wizard World Philly. Stay tuned! 
Galactus Sox
Health Pack

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Going the criminal route this week!

And the criminally adorable!
This character was a challenge to turn into a hoodie, but I quite liked what I came up with.

A certain Mr. C had the idea to use the owl face as the center chest symbol, as well as the yellow eyes which I love because it is so striking.
Check out photos of the hood and production after the break.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


In honor of Smallville's last episode, I'm putting up this Impulse vest this week!
I'm seein' red!
 The back.....