THE GATHERING STORM: A MARAUDERS FANFILM HAS PASSED IT’S GOAL! WE ARE OFFICIALLY A GO!
I am seriously so excited for this!
The Race Is On!
We’re officially down to the wire on the Kickstarter for The Gathering Storm: A Marauders Fan Film. Tons of successful KS Campaigns make upwards of 50% during their final week, and we can do it, we just have to keep the pressure on!
I know a lot of people like to wait for the last minute to contribute to these things, but it is the last minute! Only 3 days left! And they are SOOOO CLOSE! Just a little more and this film will be real!
Once again, Elemental is awesome!
Con-G happened a few weeks back, and despite being busy selling her beautiful hats and jewelry, Elemental was wonderful enough to take some time to take a few pics of my new costumes.
I had been posting progress pics of Freelancer Arc for a while, and I am quite happy with how it turned out. Even got a workmanship award for it, so that was awesome! And I love how the photos turned out!
And then there’s Bridget.
So I finished Arc with about a week to spare, and so I figured I’d dig through my older cosplays of ones that I wanted to redo. Most would take much longer than a week, and then i recalled a time many years ago when I did a really crappy Bridget costume. And, with my future plans involving the possibility of a Sailor Uranus costume, I figured a good way to see if I could pull that off would be to see if I could manage Bridget. And for something done in under a week, I am okay with the results. Even had a bunch of people fooled for a bit.
Also, I don’t know how to use a yo-yo.
Anyways, thanks again Amanda! You are the best ever!
With the very exciting announcement that both Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris (of Oprhan Black) will be coming to Toronto Comic Con very soon, I was thinking about putting together a quick Felix cosplay. But, which one to do? I am open to any suggestions with the exception of his short robe and his boring suburbs disguise. Any other ideas though?
I had a great time at, what was sadly, the final Con-G. I have quite a few things to talk about, including several panels that I got to sit in on in addition to the ones I had planned earlier. Saw many friends, briefly got to say hi to the guests, and had an impromptu entry in the masquerade. And, surprisingly enough, got a workmanship award for my Freelancer Arc costume.
The very cool part, according to friends of mine who worked the masquerade, is that Honorable Mention was advocated by special costuming guest Adam Smith. It really is a great honor that he thought my costume work was worthy of note.
Other than that, my costumes went over very well, and I even had a chance to get some shots taken with the always lovely Elemental. I’ll post those, along with a further, more complete write up of the con later on. For now though, I just want to thank all the wonderful people who put Con-G together and ran it for the past 6 years. It was one of my favorite cons, and I am sad to see it end, but I am happy to attend these past few years, to meet many of the staff and make so many friends.
So, Thank you Con-G! You will be missed!
This weekend, I will be going to Guelph for the 6th, and sadly final, Con-G. it is a great con, and I am sad to see it go, but at least it will be going out with a blast! Aside from wandering about and seeing all the very awesome people there, and meeting the incredible guests they got for this year (Dante Basco!), I am also going to be participating in a few panels.
On Friday at 6 pm, I will be one of the panelists for “Okay Now I Want to Cosplay”. An introductory panel on getting started in cosplaying going over all the basic info on patterns and fabrics, also tips, tricks, and how to avoid some common pitfalls and getting past them.
On Sunday at 11 am, I’ll be part of the panel for “Costuming on the Cheap”. Fairly self-explanatory, I think. A simple talk about how to put together amazing costumes without going broke doing so.
So if you’re at all interested in getting into cosplaying, come by the panels! Questions are always welcome and I and the other panelists will do our best to help you out anyway we can. And don’t feel limited by the schedule to ask me any questions you may have. I’ll be around all weekend and love it when people come up to me to say hi or ask questions, or anything!
As for my costumes, I’ll be bringing 3 this year, with two new ones being debuted. First is the return of my Riddler costume, which I haven’t worn in many years, so that should be fun. Secondly is one of the new ones, Freelancer Arc from Final Fantasy 3(DS). This is the one that I have been posting progress pics of for the past few weeks. Thirdly, is one that I have wanted to redo for some time, but embarrassment and self-deprecation kept me from doing it for a long time. But I am feeling a lot better now, so, to reveal the semi-secret cosplay I had been working on, the third costume will be Bridget from Guilty Gear XX.
So yeah. This should be an interesting year for me, and a great way to say goodbye to Con-G. Hope to see you there!
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The staff is pvc pipe mostly. I used various curved pvc couplers and heated it up a bit with my heat gun to bend it to just the right shape. I also installed a battery pack and switch in the base of the handle at this point.
Next, I wrapped the entire thing very loosely in several layers of masking tape. As I went along, I would occasionally scrunch up the tape with my hand and I would go over some areas a lot more than others to create a wooded and knotted look. After all the tape (2 rolls) was done, I painted it with a brown textured spray paint. The textured part is very important, as it helps give it a much more wooden look.
The frost effect was achieved by getting a small sponge and lightly dabbing it with white paint and then patting it all over the length of the staff. Once that initial paint was done, I used a silver sharpie paint pen and drew in some ice-veins along where I had painted, and a few other spots as well.
Once all that was done, I hooked up the battery pack to a cord of blue EL wire that I then wrapped around the length of the staff several times. The button to turn it on is hidden in the base of the staff, and is pretty much invisible unless you know where to look for it.