Sorry I never finished part II of the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con experience! Looking back through my first post, I pretty much summed it up but didn't mention all the awesome people I met and still communicate with through Facebook.
I have some awesome news! Marvel Entertainment is featuring cosplays throughout the month as part of their 3rd annual Costoberfest event and Domino and Cable 3 made it to day 8! You can check it out here.
This is quite a busy month for me! On Sunday, my girlfriends and I are getting together for our annual Ladies' Pumpkin Carving Night! I'm not sure what I'll do this year, but it will be geeky. Last year was my first attempt at carving and I did a pretty decent Sailor Moon silhouette, but I definitely overestimated my abilities. This year I bought some better tools.
I have another photo shoot coming up with in two weeks and I've decided to redo some parts of my Lady Sif costume for it. The corset was my first attempt at clothing and I'm not happy with the top of it. Also, the marine vinyl bled through a bit because I didn't bother lining it. I'm a sewing noob!! I bought a corset and will use it as a pattern to make the new Sif corset. Hopefully that turns out well. I also want to redo the armor and bootcovers. Lots to do in two weeks' time! Hmm..why does that sound familiar? -___-
Halloween is quickly approaching and my friends and I usually enter a local contest as a group. Last year we all went as Marvel characters. I was Black Widow. We had a ton of fun and we won! This year we still don't know what we're doing, so it may not even be a group thing. I have most of the materials I need to make a Black Cat costume, so I'm going to start on that this weekend.
I've decided to make a New 52 Katana costume for C2E2 next year. My girlfriends will be other members of Birds of Prey. It seems like a fairly simple costume, but upon closer inspection, I realized what will be needed to make the armor. I know nothing of casting, so I think I'll use a base body suit and add different fabric on top of it for the armor with a little padding so it looks something like motocross gear. I have time to play around.
I'm also hoping to pull off something a little more ambitious next year which involves lights, sound, and possibly moving parts, but I'm not going to announce it unti I know I can pull it off for sure. I'd like to make a simple costume as well to build my base. So basically, I want to do ALL THE THINGS!
Be on the lookout for possible pumpkin pics as well as pics from the CosIT Photography photo shoot later this month!