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Happy Fri – Halloween!

Happy Fri – Halloween!

Happy Friday/Halloween! What a fun day. I was hoping I could dress up for work, but being in a corporate environment they kind-of don’t allow that. I did try to have a bit of fun though, and I’m channeling Elizabeth today :)

happy halloween!
happy halloween!

Tonight I’m going out and wearing my spooky Alice Madness costume, from the video game. I love this concept art, doesn’t Cheshire look spooky?

Then, as if Halloween weekend wasn’t enough, I’m off to Rhode Island Comic Con! I’ll be going first as Asami Sato from Legend of Korra, then Sailor V from Sailor Moon. I’m so excited!

I’m dying to know – what are your plans for Halloween? What are your costumes?

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October 31, 20141 comment

Cosplay Showcase 5 | Merida

Cosplay Showcase 5 | Merida

Who doesn’t love Brave? When it first came out, I was so excited to see it. Merida seemed like such a kick-butt princess and obviously her hair was flawless. Brave is still one of my favorite movies, so I thought it fitting to share some of my favorite Merida cosplays.

Cosplay Showcase | Merida
Cosplay Showcase | Merida

Callesto | Great Queen Lina | Shua Cosplay | Zoisite-Virupaksha
Paula, Crystal Shoe | Shua cosplay

Are you a fan of the movie Brave? I’m planning on making this cosplay this winter, and hope to share my steps along the process :)

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October 27, 20144 comments
Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

happy friday!
happy friday!

The dark, intricate details of this Hommage a Morris poster by Boglárka Nádi are mesmerizing to look at. I wish I could do lettering like that!

I love the costumey, whimsical Honor Pre-Fall 2012 collection. I would like to get back into my fashion illustration project, and I’m thinking this may be a good place to start.

I need to stop myself from going on pinterest so much. Because I always find such pretty recipes that make my stomach rumble. baked apple donuts, anyone?

This weekend I plan to re-do my Alice Madness costume – it’s kind of perfect to wear for halloween ;) What are you dressing up as this year?

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October 24, 20148 comments

Cosplay | Spellthief Lux

Cosplay | Spellthief Lux

Happy Monday! I’m excited to be sharing another one of my costumes with you. This time it’s Spellthief Lux from League of Legends!

Kyla Cosplay | Spellthief Lux
Photo: Felix Wong Photography

Kyla Cosplay | Spellthief Lux
Photo: skowalz.com

Kyla Cosplay | Spellthief Lux
Photo: Shelley Cosplay & Photography

COSTUME DETAILS:
Hood: The hood pattern was drafted by me and is made out of suede. I did have a simplicity cloak pattern, but got so frustrated with it that I scrapped it and made my own! I used about 4 yards of muslin making mock-ups. I edged it in purple satin and used puff paint for the design.

Staff: I loosely followed Courtney’s Lux staff tutorial. Great resource if you’re looking to build the staff. However, I only used worbla for the ends and twisted them more than the tutorial, and the effect personally was more like the splash art.

Belts: All belts were made from upholstery leather I got at Jo-Anns, and I bought the buckles on etsy.

Potion bottles: I used these sand art bottles, and filled them with gel beads.

The shirt was bought at target, and I poked holes in plain corduroy pants and laced them up the sides with leather cords.

Kyla Cosplay | Spellthief Lux
Photo: skowalz.com

Kyla Cosplay | Spellthief Lux
Photo: Shelley Cosplay & Photography

I wore her to Granite State Comic Con, and hope to re-wear at a future convention as it’s a pretty comfortable costume and easy to wear. This particular character is my favorite to play in the game, and this skin is my favorite to use while playing her. If you play League, have you played her before?

Be sure to follow along on my Facebook page for more of my cosplay progress shots.

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October 20, 201413 comments
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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Happy friday! I’ve been a bit quiet lately because I’m trying to finish up my Sailor V costume in time for RI Comic Con later this month, so I’ve been working hard at night to finish everything up (plus 2 other costumes…) Anyway, here are some friday links!

Happy Friday!
Happy Friday!

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail? This zinfandel grape rosemary gin crush sounds delicious!

Raspberry chocolate jewels also sound delicious, no? These fun sweets would make perfect gifts…it’s never to early to start holiday shopping…

I love this Heartseeker Akali concept skin illustration by dutomaster. If this were an actual skin in League of Legends, I would definitely purchase it.

 

I’ve also just realized, this post is giving off a pretty heavy “Valentine’s day” vibe. Oh well!

What are your plans this weekend?

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October 17, 20143 comments