If any of you were wondering why the hell I am being anal about a ram on a hoodie, I am being anal and taking the team logo from the art book for my hoodie.
So my clicker was supposed to be just a simple throw away that I could chase Jenn around in…..
Sure! I wouldn’t mind having another cousin :)
Why isn’t there a Wonder Woman movie yet?
For a while it seemed like it might even happen (Joss Whedon was signed on and everything!), but the project foundered, as did 2011’s extremely short-lived Wonder Woman TV series. Fortunately, independent production company Rainfall Films has stepped forward to fill the Diana-shaped hole in our lives.
Starring Rileah Vanderbilt, this fan-made short film has professional production values. It’s basically a trailer for a movie that doesn’t exist in real life. I watched it, and now all I want is more Wonder Woman. [READ MORE]
Well now that I have a small army’s worth of pistols, Edward Kenway is a for sure for 2014.
That could work! It’s actually kind of in-line with the comics, too; I think Superman used to keep his Clark Kent clothes in a super-compressed pouch on the underside of his cape’s neckline.
Also, Supergirl (or characters with exposed/accessible waistlines) can have hidden pouches under their skirts; these flat travel bags can be worn low on the hips, and they can fit a few small items.
(Sometimes when I don’t have a bag, I just shove some money in a ziplock and my phone in the back of my tights, against my underwear. Not practical for all-day wear, but not bad if you’re just running off on your own at a convention for a little bit. Shhhh.)
Be upfront and honest with them, but also recognize that you are the one coming in late; they have no obligation to make large changes (especially at cost of already purchased fabrics.)
I would probably ask them if they have their hearts set on what they’ve already chosen, and offer them some alternatives –– i.e., “I know you guys like this shiny polyester vinyl, but I think this faux leatherette looks more like what a real military official would wear, and I’ve found some at [location] for a good price” or “If we buy in bulk, we can get [fabric] at a discounted price and split the cost.” Make sure you’re negotiating with them, not making demands. Emphasize that you want the group to look fantastic and that finding a compromise is really important to you.
They might also just genuinely need guidance! Obviously, you shouldn’t presume that they’re ignorant, either, but ask WHY they’re set on that fabric. After all, they might just be inexperienced; I have vivid memories of being 14 and planning my first costuming group, the five of us making promises that we weren’t going to cut any corners or cheap out, and then 4/5 of us marching to the cutting table with bolts of broadcloth.
But also keep in mind that they might not be cosplaying for the same reason you are; they might just be doing this for fun with friends, not to look like they burst off the screen/through the page. If you’re feeling competitive but they’re not interested in competition, just politely walk; let them know that you’re changing your costume plans because your priorities and schedule don’t match up with theirs and you don’t want to be underfoot. Wish them all the best, still help them out if you want to, but it’s important to stand by your principles.
Wishing you all the best!