Me and my doll at Mechacon in New Orleans. Both costume and doll made by me.
I created Snow White for the Fairy Tale challenge for Art Doll Quarterly magazine and excited to share that she has been accepted and will be shown in the February 2016 edition. Be sure to pick up a copy at your local bookstore and show support to this wonderful magazine!!
She has been sold so will not be listed in my shop. Feel free to check out my art page for many news dolls that I will be creating. I love sharing in progress pics so you are able to see them as they come to life.
I have been busy working on dolls and making a new costume so I am a little behind on sharing my other A-kon costumes so here they are. As I probably have mentioned a million times, Sakizo is one of my favorite artists and I have cosplayed 6 of her designs so far. I keep telling myself it is time to step away and do something different but I keep finding new artworks that are just so inspiring. I have quite an obsession with corsets, ruffles, and all the intricate details. They are just so much fun to create so I do predict a few more in my future cosplays.
As with all my cosplays, I tend to not be accurate but rather do my own interpretation of the design. I am not one to follow rules and often have my own vision of each character. Plus I like to work with fabrics and pieces that I already have on hand to keep cost down.
Taking a quick break from my dolls to work on my costumes for A-kon which is just around the corner (beginning of June) Luckily I started early this year so I have a good bit done on both of them. I am hoping I can finish them ahead of time so I can begin my costume for Mechacon which follows right after in July. Sure, I could wear a an old costume but for me the fun part of cons is showcasing a new costume plus I enjoy making them so much and there are so many I have on my list that I want to make….
I think this may be my 5th Sakizou costume (and I still have plans for 2 more designs that I really love…then I think I will call quits on the sakizou cosplays…maybe). I can’t help it…I really love her artworks although honestly I am getting a bit tired of making ruffles…
So this is what I have done so far…obviously I am changing things up a bit and doing my own interpretation. I still have a lot more details to go…
Pay no attention to the yellow shoelaces lacing her top..it is only temporary…as is the black piece in the front holding up the garter belt…and the bows on the leg pieces will have some black jewel/pendants (like the arm piece)….and they will be attached to a pair of stockings..
This was my costume that I made for Texas Renaissance Festival Masquerade Ball. It was the first masquerade ball that I had ever attended so I wanted my mask to be perfect. After much searching and not finding much that appealed to me, I came across the most beautiful gothic, laced mask by Vincent Cantillon. My jaw dropped when I saw his work and I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. I am so pleased with my purchase from him. The mask was so well made, and worth every dollar I spent on it. And as a bonus, it even came with a matching choker.
The rest of the costume (corset and skirt) was made by me. I also made a jacket which I looked so forward to wearing. It was December and I assumed it would be freezing cold….But living in the south, the weather is so unpredictable and it ended up being hot during the day ….so I only got to wear it a few hours that night at the ball.
Feel free to stop by my art page and check out my updates on costumes and dolls. You can also visit my cosplay page. I am now in the process of working on a white lace dress to go with a white mask by Vincent Cantillon. I am so excited about doing a photoshoot with it!!
I am working on some new chokers to sell at an upcoming steampunk festival in November. Until then I will be listing them in my Etsy shop. They are all OOAK, handmade chokers with double interfacing for extra strength. They have grommets in the back so they can corset to fit a variety of neck sizes.
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Once again, it’s been a while since I updated anything on my blog. For a while I was busy working on a commission costume for a customer and then my work got pushed behind because we moved. So unfortunately I do not have any new dolls or sculpts however I do have some other new things to share. My sister recently asked me to be a vendor at one of their belly dance performances ( a benefit for one of dancers) so I thought it a good opportunity to step aside from my dolls and do something else I love: SEWING. I decided to make some under bust vests, arm cuffs and chokers. I figured it was something not only tribal bellydancers could wear but also just for everyday wear. The under bust vests can be worn with a bra, worn over a simple little dress or even just a tank top and jeans. The cuffs can be worn as a pair or as a single, and can dress up a simple outfit. They corset up so they can fit a variety of arm sizes. Unfortunately their wasn’t a big show up for the event so I have plenty left over. They are now for sale in my Etsy shop if interested. I plan to make more so to follow my new creations please visit my Facebook art page.
Here are a few of the tops I made as well as some images of the belly dancers wearing them.
My arm cuffs:
And some chokers and bellydance belt: