Decorative & Functional

Thanks to The Clown Prince of Charlotte, here’s the footage from this past Sunday’s “Secrets of Cosplay” panel at #CharlotteComicon! (aka - watch Spider make funny faces and act like she knows what the hell she’s doing)  but seriously, it was a great discussion, with some great info.

We discuss:

Jumping In - Getting Started: DJ Spider
Construction Cheats: Amberle Linnea
Finding/Making Stuff: Todd B. Lacey
Bringing the Character to Life: The Clown Prince of Charlotte
Cosplay Politics 2014: Eve Madison

#TipTuesday Office Supplies While I shop at fabric stores and hardware stores when getting ready to start a project, I think I spend a good chunk of time with office supplies as well, one of the unsung heroes of my work space: * Rulers of various sizes (including an L-shaped metal beast, not pictured) * Scissors for cutting paper and patterns (keep your fabric scissors for just fabric!) * Scotch tape and masking tape * Hole punch (for filing my notes and print-outs in folders) * Pencils, pens and markers * Pencil sharpener * Paper clips * Standing document holder (so great for keeping pattern instructions or measurements handly and visible) * Post-Its (I stick ‘em on everything!) * Various circle and shape-makers. What do you keep in your “office”?

#TipTuesday Office Supplies

While I shop at fabric stores and hardware stores when getting ready to start a project, I think I spend a good chunk of time with office supplies as well, one of the unsung heroes of my work space:

* Rulers of various sizes (including an L-shaped metal beast, not pictured)
* Scissors for cutting paper and patterns (keep your fabric scissors for just fabric!)
* Scotch tape and masking tape
* Hole punch (for filing my notes and print-outs in folders)
* Pencils, pens and markers
* Pencil sharpener
* Paper clips
* Standing document holder (so great for keeping pattern instructions or measurements handly and visible)
* Post-Its (I stick ‘em on everything!)
* Various circle and shape-makers.

What do you keep in your “office”?

Halo debuted at #CharlotteComicon today!

Another cosplay that’s been in the Bucket List for a while, and I was so happy to finish her!  After wearing her for a few hours, I can tell there are a few things I still need to tweak before HeroesCon in June, but I’m pretty satisfied with the result (even if it’s a tad obscure)

For something that was a pile of leftover fabric on Friday morning, my Alice costume came together pretty well by Saturday night :)

Halo will be making her debut at Charlotte Comicon today! Cosplay panel at 12:30!

Halo will be making her debut at Charlotte Comicon today! Cosplay panel at 12:30!

Ready to DJ as Alice in BoobieLand for Big Mamma’s House at the Visulite #CLT

Ready to DJ as Alice in BoobieLand for Big Mamma’s House at the Visulite #CLT

Ready to DJ as Alice in BoobieLand for Big Mamma’s House at the Visulite #CLT

Ready to DJ as Alice in BoobieLand for Big Mamma’s House at the Visulite #CLT

Statler and Waldorf as Golden Age Flash and Green Lantern by Nick Perks
via http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/04/11/the-line-it-is-drawn-185-muppet-mash-ups/

Statler and Waldorf as Golden Age Flash and Green Lantern by Nick Perks

via http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/04/11/the-line-it-is-drawn-185-muppet-mash-ups/

Tentacles make everything taste better! Proud to have some of jenrichardsart art in our house!

Psst — get yours here!  http://society6.com/jenrichards

Tentacles make everything taste better! Proud to have some of jenrichardsart art in our house!

Psst — get yours here!  http://society6.com/jenrichards