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
She was wearing an electric orange T-shirt that read DO NOT TAUNT THE OCTOPUS, jeans, and a lab coat, and was pointing a hunting rifle at the middle of my chest. – From Deadline by Mira Grant This is our introduction to Dr. Shannon Abbey. I immediately saw her in my mind and knew I need to… Read More Dr. Shannon Abbey
I got home earlier from Marcon 52. I’m tired. I’m ready for a nap. I am so happy! It was so much fun seeing friends, going to panels, geeking out, and wearing costumes! I deviated slightly from my original plans. I realized I don’t have appropriate black pants that fit for “Barcelona” Ten. So I… Read More Marcon 52 Success!
I just realized I never posted about Marcon last year. So to make up for it, here are my plans for this year! Friday: Tenth Doctor (Barcelona). I’m moderating the Doctor Who panel that day, so of course I have to be the Doctor. I feel like it’s “Barcelona”s turn to come out and play, again.… Read More Marcon 52 plans!!
Marcon 50 was amazing. And some of the best moments of the weekend were due to my costume choices. On Friday I was Dr. Abbey. I had a Literary Costuming panel followed by the Alternative Zombies panel. Dr. Abbey was the obvious choice. When I walked in to the room before the Literary Costuming panel,… Read More Marcon 50: The Costumes
Usually I wait until the convention to set my plans in stone, but Marcon 50 is an exception. I signed up to be on a few panels and two of them were going to have coordinating costumes if I got to be on them. Well, I am! And thankfully they’re on different days, right now,… Read More Set in stone!
Dr. Shannon Abbey is a character in Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series. More specifically she is in Deadline and Blackout. Her first appearance has vividly remained in my mind: She was wearing an electric orange T-shirt that read DO NOT TAUNT THE OCTOPUS, jeans, and a lab coat, and was pointing a hunting rifle at the… Read More Let the Taunting begin!
Dr. Shannon Abbey is done! I have two t-shirts so I can wear her for two days. After 5 hours of stencil making, she’s done! Detailed post tomorrow.
Let the chaos begin! I have my app installed, my packing list ready, and three out of five costumes to complete. Here’s the plan: Friday Morning: First Doctor bathing suit for Bathing Beauties photoshoot Friday Afternoon: Harry Dresden for Legendary Sleuths photoshoot Friday Evening: SG-13 Woodland Uniform for the Intergalactic Military Ball Saturday Morning: Post-regeneration… Read More 17 days to go…
There are 60 days left before Dragon*Con. Which means I have 55 days to get three costumes done and ready to go. That is part of why I am taking Tuesday off. My goal is to get my room clean and organized. That way I will have the space to use the sewing machine again.… Read More Running out of time