Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Comic Con 08.... more!

Some new (last?) pics from me and flickr.

Me and Geoff with some random steam punk awesome.

This Jayne hat (from Firefly) may have been the most common bit of geek apparel at the con. This one was interesting because it was a knit/crochet hybrid.

A much more involved Firefly homage... Kaylee's fancy dress.

Baltar with J. Michael Straczynski (creator of B5). Geoff always manages to feel foolish in front of this man... perhaps it is the costumes?

An enthusiastic Phoenix Wright. Phoenix Wright is a wacky lawyer game on the Nintendo DS.

Dr. Strange, the Sorceror Supreme. I've always kind of wanted to dress Geoff up in this costume... to laugh at him. I mean, I'm not laughing at this guy, this guy is rad, I just think Geoff as Dr. Strange would be off-the-hook hilarious for some reason.

From Flickr:

I like my evil red eyes in this one. Like in the random box set art! You can also see my (scrapbook paper) bracelet really well, and enjoy how badass Geoff's jacket is. I had to adapt the pattern from a women's coat pattern (Butterick) and it turned out pretty well.

This is my favorite pose of Geoff's. He looks very studious, like he truly is a brilliant scientist plagued by guilt at having accidentally killed billions of people. And I am truly... tired. Good enough.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Craft Mafia Tonight

This picture has nothing to do with anything.

Los Angeles Craft Mafia meeting tonight!

Los Angeles Craft Mafia
Tuesday July 29th at 7pm-10pm
Saints and Sinners Lounge
10899 Venice Blvd
W. Los Angeles, Ca 90034

I'm bringing friendship bracelet stuff, so if you have an urge to relive summer camp, check it. Or not! Maybe next time :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Flickr Costume Search, part 1

One of the rituals post-cosplay is looking for pictures of me on Flickr and hoping they are not too awful.

Here's a happy one.

I had a lot of trouble finding the right expression/pose. Here's one of me doing a Paris Hilton.

And, the more standard "sullen stare."

Aye... more later!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Comic Con 08, part 1

Ok, so that happened! Ha. Comic Con is over. I spend so much time preparing for this thing and it is over so quickly. We never get to go to as many panels as we intend, but somehow it is still fun. We did not get into the Dollhouse panel, for example, but this was a boone, because while still outside waiting in line for the Battlestar Galactica panel, we saw Ron Moore, and he was nice enough to pose with us.

Oh, hey, look! Our costumes! I ended up scrapping the foam jewelry and making new "jewelry" out of mirrored scrap book paper. Much better in photography (shiny!).

Some more awesome costumes:

Alien. Dude had a working mouth... thingy.

Unfortunately this picture is out of focus, but this is Princess Peach and Captain Falcon, Smash Bros edition. Note the frying pan.

Flycatcher, from Fables. I love how this guy really looks like him. Someday I should maybe dress up as a character I actually look like, instead of really tall supermodels.

More later, just wanted to let everyone know I survived this cosplay!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Friends 4 Eva!

There was an article in the L.A. Times last Sunday, in the Image section, about how "Camp" was a current trend in summer style, a blend of safari and summer camp nostalgia. There was a bit about friendship bracelets, how glorified, designer friendship bracelets are being sold in trendy shops for too much money.

The article was kind enough to remind readers how to make the simple bracelets. If you don't remember, look here. I had a bunch of embroidery floss on hand, so I made one. They are charming, aren't they?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Last Weekend

Almost done with the Baltar and Six costumes, just need to avoid distraction and finish up (see above). Distraction does not include The Dark Knight, which we will not miss this weekend. We leave for Comic Con on Friday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

and me without a costume

(photo above by Flickr user djwu)

I went to Anime Expo this last weekend (or whenever it was now)(wait, where am I?). My friend Derek works for anime DVD distributor Media Blasters ("More than just Hentai!"), and he got us exhibitor passes, gratis. These passes had super powers; we were allowed to walk the wrong way in one way lanes.

My husband assured me that this was a professional convention, more trade show than Comic Con. Um, no!! Anime fans are the craziest cosplayers. They will cosplay for anything! See above.

Their was a much higher ratio of cosplayers/civilians than at Comic Con, and I felt a bit undressed. So many people in costume, and me just in my khakis. What anime character would I cosplay as? I have no idea. But Geoff did get me this Naruto sleeping cap, cuteness.

Ah, that's better.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kawaii Cupcakes

Martha Stewart hosted a Cutest Cupcake Contest recently. The above is my favorite (it was a finalist but did not win). I like it because it is ingenious, but looks like anyone could make it, and does not contain fondant (guess what I don't like). I'm guessing the "dirt" is crumbled chocolate cookie, and the plant is your standard sprig of mint. Brilliant!

Have been crafting diligently myself, but nothing to post right now. Comic-Con approaches!