velvetrevulva:

Because, as usual, it’s impossible for me to be serious or graceful during the entirety of a photo shoot. ;)

More amazing Chibi Moon photos from paulhillier! (We had way too much fun on the playground, let me tell you.)
Cosplayer is me, velvetrevulva.
Costume made for me by oliviasatelier

More photos at: http://facebook.com/RedRibbonCosplay

her cuteness

Dangerous Ladies on Orfus Rd today to find matching boots for costume sets… $8 each pair! Planning ahead for costumes not due until May.

Dangerous Ladies on Orfus Rd today to find matching boots for costume sets… $8 each pair! Planning ahead for costumes not due until May.

A message from Anonymous


Is it one of you girls which is on a t-shirt for zombie Supergirl on Zazzle?

Nooot that I am aware of, but I would really like to see this t-shirt. If you could link us, it would be much appreciated.

EDIT: Not going to include a link so this dumb ass doesn’t get page views, but this person is about to get an email about using people’s faces on things they sell. It is a shirt with a photograph of me taken (and edited by) Chris Favero at SDCC 2010. He gets the page views instead.

Many thanks to the lovely takemetothemyscira for letting me know.

anne-sushi:

you could totally wear it like that! i think it looks cute on you!

I could, but it was made for a frame 10” smaller than mine and while it’s fine for pictures, it’s pretty glaringly ill-fitted in real life. :) I’d just rather make a replica for myself that fits my hard-to-shop-for proportions instead, especially since I could add pockets that way. Thank you, though! I certainly feel cute in it, if a little overstuffed lol.

A message from ladytalon1


Hi ladies! I was wondering if you could recommend a fabric that would be good for making a loincloth. I'm putting together DCU Merlyn for a local con and am searching for a decent fabric that won't flap around wildly & get twisted when I walk... I'm leaning towards using ponte, but what do you think?

ladytalon1:

dangerous-ladies:

As a general rule, stretch fabrics work like water — they just wanna follow gravity, and the stretch in it means the fabric actually drags downward. Depending on what you’re doing the rest of the bodysuit out of, you could do something stretch. Alternately, stiffer/heavier fabrics don’t “flap” — something like a fashion-weight vinyl would work well. Ponte would be fine, too, I think, but that’s only if it matches the general tone of the costume… I don’t know that I think “ponte de roma” when I look at supervillain/superhero costumes.

…I know it’s late but thank you, I feel like such a dick for not having said that earlier

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Haha, no problem! :) By all means, let us know if you wanna bounce any other ideas off of us.

A message from Anonymous


This is the 2-part zentai costume anon again, sorry to bother with another ask! But the main idea is to get rid of the fabric that covers my middle to actually get a top that soms my abdomen and separate leggings. My main concern was just that the edges where i would've cut it wouldn't want to stick to my skin like the zentai normally would and break the illusion of a tight fitting costume?

Ah ha! Then in that case, sure, it would work. You’d just have to be careful to cut it higher than you want the leggings to finish (seeing as you’ll want a fairly thick elastic waistband) and recognize that it may not work out; if the zentai is very tight to you from shoulder to groin in the first place, then cutting it in any spot is going to make the top fly up higher than you’d normally anticipate. You may also need to put darts in the front of the top if you’re on the busty side to make it more flattering. You may need to take in the sides of the shirt so it hugs you a little better. 

I would still just make them in two separate pieces in the first place, though.

- Jenn

A message from Anonymous


Hi ladies! For a superhero costume i would like to use a zentai suit and cut it up into two parts (the top and the leggings) but is this a good idea? I'm afraid that the edges are going to move upwards and not stick to my skin anymore or something among those lines. Do you have any tips to help out or is starting from scratch recommended?

They will indeed ride apart, plus you will lose inches, as you will have to hem the top and put an elastic in the waistband of the bottoms  –– you will probably end up with a crop top and low-rise leggings that way!

If you’re concerned about being able to get undressed to use the bathroom or something and need it in two parts, my suggestion would be to make it from scratch. I would make a two piece as leggings and a leotard rather than leggings and a top –– the leotard will prevent it from riding up, and you can still undo the crotch snaps to take it off. (Whether you wear the leggings over the leotard or the leotard over the leggings is up to you.)

- Jenn

This is my grandmother’s coat from the 40s. Obviously I will never wear it casually because it was made for my grandmother’s 32/23 bust/waist rather than my 40/28, but it’s so gorgeous and the proportions of the cut are so flawless that remaking this for my own body is basically my Dream Coat.

DREAM COAT!!!

- Jenn

A message from Anonymous


My sister and I are thinking about making sailor senshi costumes but I'm incredibly unsure on what kind of fabric to use and some of the other planning basics. Also, what's a good material for the tiaras?

Our list of fabric choices:

Bodysuits: 4-way matte miliskin (aka nylon spandex)

Skirts/colours: peau de soie satin

Boots: matte stretch vinyl

Tiaras: brass

Gems: cast resin

A message from ladytalon1


Hi ladies! I was wondering if you could recommend a fabric that would be good for making a loincloth. I'm putting together DCU Merlyn for a local con and am searching for a decent fabric that won't flap around wildly & get twisted when I walk... I'm leaning towards using ponte, but what do you think?

As a general rule, stretch fabrics work like water — they just wanna follow gravity, and the stretch in it means the fabric actually drags downward. Depending on what you’re doing the rest of the bodysuit out of, you could do something stretch. Alternately, stiffer/heavier fabrics don’t “flap” — something like a fashion-weight vinyl would work well. Ponte would be fine, too, I think, but that’s only if it matches the general tone of the costume… I don’t know that I think “ponte de roma” when I look at supervillain/superhero costumes.