I came across a crochet pattern for an octopus hat and really, really wanted to make it. Then I remembered something that tipped it into I needed to make it: Dr. Abbey. Dr. Abbey has octopuses at her lab! One in particular, Barney, likes to get out of his tank and explore. So I decided… Read More Barney the octopus
When I created my very first Dungeons & Dragons character for a 3.5 edition campaign, I based her off of Pirogoeth from MegaTokyo. Very quickly she became her own character. She started out with a couple levels of Fighter before moving on to Wizard – she needed skills for fights that didn’t rely on magic.… Read More Pirogoeth (Wizard)
More than three years after having the idea… More than three years after starting to construct it… More than two years after failing and having to reconsider a big part of it… The Star Trek Fangirl is done! Here’s the rundown. I’ll go through chronologically in-universe. For Enterprise, I decided to make a pouch to… Read More “Star Trek” Fangirl
While I have started working on the Robe of the Archmagi for Pirogoeth, I realized that I’m not going to have it in a place where I’m going to enjoy wearing it around DragonCon in time. When I was falling asleep a few nights ago, it came to me: make a cloak. Before she got… Read More Pirogoeth’s Cloak
I was updating my spreadsheet regarding the progress I’ve been making on the Fangirls, when I decided to take another look at a costume I’ve had planned, and have most of what I need for, but just haven’t started yet. I realized how much I do have, and got to work. Pirogoeth is my first… Read More Adding to the pile
Yesterday I was inspired and got a lot of little things done. I went to Jo-Ann’s and picked up some materials to get the Star Trek Fangirl’s bustle done and some E6000. When I got home, I moved one empty box to the trash and now have access to the patio. That really put a… Read More Construction work!
Since I started the 50th Anniversary Outfit back in 2013, I have allowed myself to buy Sonic Screwdrivers for the outfit. At that point, I only had my Nine/Ten Sonic because I am a Ten cosplayer. I managed to get three more Sonics before DragonCon: Three, Four, and Eleven. At the time, Eleven was the… Read More So many Sonics!
I have been knitting up a storm! For my Doctor Who fangirls, each one has fingerless gloves and scarves inspired by different Doctors. Last night I finally finished the last of them! Now I can show them off! First up, the 20th Century Fangirl: I decided to make a skinny scarf inspired by the Second Doctor’s… Read More Witty Little Knitter
This Christmas has been quite good for my Doctor Who fangirls. We went up to my father-in-law’s this past weekend and included in my presents was an Amazon gift card and cash. I used both on the DW fangirls. I decided to finally order the sonic screwdrivers I still needed. Five’s and Twelve’s arrived today, Thirteen’s… Read More Closing in on completion!
I teach an Introduction to Popular Culture class. There are certain topics we have to cover, but mostly when and how is up to us. This week is my Fandom week. I encourage my students to come dressed to support something they are a fan of. Since I’m always wearing one t-shirt or another when… Read More Teaching in costume day one: Harry Dresden