Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Post-Con costume showing off

Not a whole lot to this post, just showing off the finished products.




With George Perez!

Miss Scarlett:
DragonCon is Clue

And I didn't manage to get a picture of my Ramona Flowers costume, but here's a picture of a set of random Ramonas, because Ramona was this year's Jack Sparrow/Storm Trooper/Jayne/Captain Hammer, so I think you get the gist:
DragonCon 2010 Friday: Ramona, Ramona, Ramona! (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)

Hooray! Now to start planning for next year!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Well that's just Super.

When I started doing con costuming, there was one thing I knew for sure: There was no way in hell I would ever end up doing a Supergirl costume.

At first glance, Supergirl was everything I disliked about Superman. Truth, justice, and the American Way, Mom, apple pie, and boy scouts, and any other opinions bedamned. Then she morphed into a teenage trollop with the unfortunate habit of fighting the Good Guys whenever they suggested she take a little responsibility along with those massive powers, or, alternatively, randomly turning evil with a little provocation.

But in the end, just as All-Star Superman had done for Supes, Wednesday Comics showed me that there could potentially be more to poor, maligned Kara Zor-El than short skirts and a bad party girl attitude. And that something more, specifically? Weapons grade quantities of cute. It certainly wasn't hurt by being written by the current Powergirl team, but as a take on the character I had never seen before, it really changed my mind about her.

This is all a long story to explain why this happened tonight:

This is closer to the DC Animated Universe version, but considering my limited funds this year, it was the easiest way to do it.

Naturally, a Super Pet will be making an appearance:

So that concludes our lesson in "never say never", because there's always some unbearable cute out there to trip you up!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's been a minute since I updated, so I guess it's a good thing that I'm working on a new pattern.

It's a hanging fruit basket for the kitchen, and it's almost done. It's a pretty simple pattern, just short rows and yarn overs in kitchen cotton, but I think it looks pretty fabu.

I'm in the process of getting it attached to the hoops at the moment, and then I've got to get the actual chain to hang it from the ceiling with, but it was altogether a super quick project.

I'll post some better pictures once it's finished, which I promise will not be 3 months this time.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Conundrum...

At some point, when you're trying to sell your crafty things, you come to a point where you're torn between selling something as you'd originally intended, or keeping it when it turns out much better than you'd thought. Like so:

I'd seen these pieces hanging next to each other in an endcap and thought how nifty they'd look in a necklace. The original intent was just to put it on Etsy, but now I kinda want to keep it all for my greedy little self. It's a lot more striking than I'd thought it would be, and I personally don't have a lot of impact jewelry.

Ultimately, tho, I'd probably never wear it, so as much as it pains me, it'll probably go up for sale. Hopefully, someone will have a better home for it.