Dec. 31st, 2017

Cosplay 2017 round-up post no. 3 - Shades of a Fool

If I had to pick one favourite fictional character, it would always be Robin Hobb’s Fool. As Assassin’s Fate came out this year, wrapping up a 16-book fantasy epic of unsurpassed scope, originality and skill (not to mention an intentensely emotional journey), I decided it was the perfect time to pick some of his personas to cosplay, eventually settling on 6.

As with Malta, this involves spoilers if you haven’t read the books.

I have never been wise. )

And that’s pretty much it. I was going on very personal visuals, so obviously this will not coincide with everyone's ideas, and there’s only so far I can go in terms of gender fluidity. But it was an amazing challenge and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Cosplay 2017 round-up post no. 2 - Malta Vestrit

As an homage to my favourite fantasy epic of all time, Robin Hobb’s five Realms of the Elderlings series, and in honour of Assassin’s Fate coming out, I wanted to cosplay some of the Fool’s many personas this year. Eventually I settled on 6 eras/incarnations from the books. Before I ever got started on those, though, I decided I also wanted to do Malta Vestrit, which quickly became one of my favourite cosplay achievements, so here’s the picspam on that first (if anyone would insist that she deserved a post of her own, it would be her, lol).

Some spoilers ahead if you’ve not read the books, obviously.

Crests, colours, complete lack of subtlety )

That’s it for Malta. Fools coming up next!
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Cosplay 2017 round-up post no. 1 - Disney/Pixar ladies (some undead)

My participation in [info]omarandjohnny's "Every Saturday Is Halloween" tradition exploded a bit this year, as I wanted to do way more characters than October has Saturdays! So it all bled over into November/December a bit. I also had no time to document apart from Twitter posts, so I wanted to do a couple of round-ups here to have them all in one place.

Here there be picspam )

That’s it for the Disney characters! There’ll be another round-up post shortly for my Fool/Amber series.

Nov. 2nd, 2016

Halloween/Cosplay Wrap-Up Post

Just a quick one because I wanted all my costumes from this month in one post, especially the Clone Club. I promise it's the last!

How many of us ARE there?? )

Oct. 30th, 2016

Every Saturday Is Halloween 2016: Entry No. 8

Whoa, that rather exploded this year! I had SO much fun with the Clone Club, and to end it on a high note, here's my second-favourite clone, Cosima Niehaus! The lovely [info]alshaworld indulged me once again and played Delphine with me:



Enchanté, motherfuckers. )

Every Saturday Is Halloween 2016: Entry No. 7

It's finally time for my favourite adorably homicidal crazy-haired Clone Club member: Helena.


"You remember me, don't you?"
-"Yes, Pupok. It's been a long time."

Hello sestras. )

Oct. 23rd, 2016

Every Saturday Is Halloween 2016: Entry No. 6

Due to technial difficulties (read: delayed wig delivery), the Clone Club is taking a break this week. Instead, a quick tribute to This year's Fandom Love: Welcome to Night Vale!


"Wednesday has been cancelled due to a scheduling error."

Do Not Enter The Dog Park )

Oct. 17th, 2016

Every Saturday Is Halloween 2016: Bonus Entry (No. 5)

Aaaaaaannnnnd because I was momentarily bored of clones (sorry, Clone Club! I do love you!), now for something completely different...

One of my favourite crazy space chicks of all time, River Song!


"Hello, sweetie."

Spoilers! )

Every Saturday Is Halloween 2016: Entry No. 4

(I'm losing count already, lol.)

This week, running as trustee for a school board committee near you...

Alison Hendrix!



Holy fishsticks! )

Oct. 9th, 2016

Every Saturday Is Halloween 2016: Bonus Entry (No. 3)

Because I have too many clones and not enough Saturdays, I spent a couple hours in the insanely overcontoured skin of...

...Krystal Goderitch!

She and Sarah are probably on opposite ends of the extremity scale in terms of how personally familiar I am with their respective looks, so here, for contrast:



"OK, are you, like, blind? 'Cuz this girl looks nothing like me."

Like, first of all, my tits are way bigger. )

Oct. 8th, 2016

Every Saturday Is Halloween 2016: Entry No. 2

Onwards with the Clone Club! I was feeling lazy today and decided to do Sarah Manning because out of the whole bunch, she's probably closest to my own look, so I figured that was easy - slap on some smoky eye and a bit of grunge and there you go.

Well, no. This took WAY longer than Rachel for some reason, lol. And it still doesn't look like much of an actual costume, so I'm looking forward to having the rest of the clones for context.

Still, it was fun, and I really loved the outfit(s)!



Come on, get your shit together, you silly tit. )

Oct. 1st, 2016

Every Saturday Is Halloween 2016: Entry No. 1

Okay, so I'm sure I could do an update on why I've been so AWOL all year, but it would be boring and depressing, so I'll save that for some other time.

Instead: OH LOOK IT'S OCTOBER LOL HOW DID THAT HAPPEN OMG. My fabulous mate [info]omarandjohnny and (at least) moi are continuing last year's funfest of Every Saturday Is Halloween, so there'll be cosplay from me every weekend in October (probably a couple extras too, because I have too many ideas to fit into five Saturdays).

This year, I am doing a selection from Orphan Black's Clone Club, which has already led to some interesting situations, such as:
"Oh hello random person, I would like to purchase this lab coat you are selling, because, like, crazy science. How much is shipping?"
"Not sure, I'll look it up. Also hey, this may need a good wash bc I can't seem to get the smell of formaldehyde and cadavers out of it, ahahahahah med student ahahahahah."
o_O "OKAY THAT IS A LITTLE TOO MUCH AUTHENTICITY I WILL LOOK ELSEWHERE THX."

Anyway. I'm starting off with Rachel Duncan, plus/minus an eye.



Controlling evolution is the ultimate power )

When I first started considering Rachel, I was only thinking hair and "oh yay, I can do gross stuff with the eye." The hair worked out ok although any more than 10 mins of having my real hair squished under that wig gave me a headache. Luckily I had a single whacky contact lens leftover from last year to use for the artificial eye, BUT it turns out I don't own a single outfit that Rachel might conceivably wear (pencil skirts, wot), so I raided Alsha's closet for some usable stuff (not that the outfit even shows up in most pics, lol). Sadly, the half litre or so of fake blood I had leftover from last year has decided it would be fun to turn mostly orange and corn-syrupy. What's up with that?? I think I used up more on one blood-dribbling hand than I did on an entirely bloodsoaked Carrie last year. But it's all worth it because this was really fun - I rarely feel like I can pull off blonde, but I felt right at home in this. (That should probably worry me, but eh.)

BRING ON NEXT WEEK I HAVE SO MANY CLONES.

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