I have for sure, 100%, decided that I am doing Poison Ivy for Rose City Comic Con in September! I have started pinning some costumes for inspiration here. This is the Pinterest board where I leave little tidbits I find that I might want to follow up on. Feel free to check it out; I've been pinning way, so there's lots of cute stuff on there! I also want these boots for my outfit. They are amazing, and I think they would speak to the whole dryad look I am aiming for. I want to do a bit more naturalist of a Poison Ivy with a few of my own twists.
This week I went to the thrift store and purchased a slightly-too-large bathing suit. I am going to sew all of my leaves to it. Yes, I know that the Con isn't until September, but I'm cutting out and sewing hundreds of felt leaves, so I figured getting a jump-start couldn't hurt! I got the suit a bit too large so that it wouldn't stretch and distort too much when I put it on, and so that it would be more comfortable to wear for a whole weekend. Comfort is important! Also, I want to eat nachos, so I can't be too constricted. Just sayin', a girl's gotta get her nacho on.
I will forgo the painted on vines for my arms and legs and just go for some wire stemmed ivy from the floral department. I like the authenticity of having it three-dimensional. I think I'll also have to figure out some interesting eye makeup. In all, very excited for this costume. I will post pictures later this week when I have some of the leaves ready to go!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
I know it's been a week since the con and I'm a terrible blogger for not posting sooner. That's not to say that a certain miss Kate couldn't have posted for us, but you know! ;-)
The reason for my delay is that the last day of Comic Con I flew out from Portland (I love several hours south of there in Oregon) to beautiful Las Vegas. I have friend who just had a brilliant baby boy and I needed to meet him! Now I'm done in Vegas and am meandering down to Arizona to see my grandparents. So you can see it's been a busy week! I still haven't been home since before the convention.
Now I'm relaxing in a hotel, all packed to leave in the morning for Arizona (where it's supposed to be snowing!!) and I simply cannot sleep. Because of this I figured now would be as good a time as any to start recording the goings-on of last weekend.
First off, let me just say: HO-LY CUH-RAP! It was amazing. I was so stressed going into it. I didn't know if we would be the only ones dressed up, or if everyone else would be professional cosplayers and we would be the only ones in home made gear, or if people would be nice. Turns out there was nothing to worry about! Everyone was so nice. There was a whole mix of levels, from the grandly professional to the "printed T-shirt and accessories," and no one seemed to mind. On the day when I wore Wonder Woman and Kate wore Penguin a lot of people even asked for photos with us! Talk about flattering!
I got to have my nerd moments. Nicholas Brendan was ten feet from me. Yeah, that happened. I am a huge Buffy fan and kind of lost my cool a tiny bit. Maybe more than a tiny bit. Then I turned around and Ivy Doomkitty, one of my favorite cosplayers, was right there. I almost just turned around and walked away but instead I very calmly (read: with hands shaking and probably squeaking like a chipmunk) went over and said hi. The inner fangirl had an amazing day. I even got a picture with Ivy. Yup. Epic.
Costumes came out great. The only problem was not being able to get my hair as curled as I wanted it. Add to that the fact that I have about 34 cubic yards of unruly, heavy, red mop on top of my head, and by the end of the day it was definitely not doing the large Wonder Woman look. But that's OK. I think I'm going to invest in a wig for future costuming, and maybe just maybe cut all my hair off and burn it ceremoniously to rid it of its demon posesor. Still unsure on the second part.
Here are some photos from the weekend. I will add more to this listing when I darn well feel like it. Or maybe I won't. Either way, I'm off to lay in bed and draw up sketches for new costumes. Maybe if everyone promises to not make fun of the fact that I can't draw to save my life I'll even post some later! Good night!
Edit: 2/15/14 Came back through to caption some pictures :-)
Here I am as Lady Thor
Lady Loki (Kate), Lady Thor (Me), Raven (Maecy) and of course Princess Sophia!
Princess Sophia Digivolve into Storm!
Wonder Woman (Me) and Black Canary (Maecy)
Kate as FemPenguin in what is arguably the cutest corset ever
The tiniest Wonder Girl, ready for action.
Jean-Luc likes to party it up when he goes to Cons