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.
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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 will be my last soft body doll for a little while. I will be starting back up on my full polymer clay sculpts.
Alice has been sold! You can follow my art page for more doll updates as well as my costumes.
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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Here are a few jewelry pieces that I have created for some recent local events. Some of them have been sold already but I still have a few pieces available in my Etsy shop. I will most likely be taking a month off from my doll making to focus on my costumes (which need to be completed for June) so this month will also be dedicated to jewelry pieces.
While waiting on the hands of my newest doll to dry, I am working on a few jewelry pieces for a local steampunk event that I will be selling at. I still have a lot more to do with them but wanted to share what I have completed so far.
I love making costumes as much as I love making dolls. Dressing up in costume has always been one of my favorite things to do and for some reason I have always been drawn to headpieces….very elaborate headpieces. I have only worked on a few headpieces so far and am still experimenting with methods and styles. My headpieces are by no means huge and elaborate ( like the ones I often drool over) but I hope in time they become much more involved.
Along with my dolls I hope to very soon start selling headpieces in my shop. Not only headpieces, but I would also like to focus on wings, chokers, arm pieces and many other types of costume pieces. Here are a few headpieces I have made:
(I did not make the white horn….that was made by the talented Firefly Path)