Redoing Gaz

Since my last post, I’ve had some time to think about Gaz. I was going to retire her and just move on, until I thought about some great original interpretations of characters that I’ve seen. It’s really helped me highlight what went wrong with Gaz. The important thing about any costume is that the character’s…

Another Lesson Learned

Another DragonCon down. Another amazing time. Another shift in my personal attitude toward costuming. Trying to get into costume and looking good left me frustrated often this year. Sharing a room with five other people, two of which had costumes of their own, after attending conventions without any other costumers in the room was interesting.…

Gaz changes

Being at Marcon gave me time to mull over costumes in my head and Gaz kept floating up to the top of my thoughts. I think I’ve finally nailed the outfit down. Well, maybe not nailed, but figured out the basic parts that will be there in one way or another. Looking over my posts,…

Monkey Wrench

Well, my plans for Ohayocon have been partially derailed. It turns out that the amazing shirt I ordered to finish off Gaz was out of stock when I ordered it. I’ll get it next month. Why you would let someone order something that wasn’t in stock baffles me. I have really been looking forward to…

Competition Contemplation

I’ve been seriously thinking of entering a couple of competitions this year. I guess I’m to that point where I’m confident and comfortable with my costumes that I actually want to put them on stage for all to see. This year Ohayocon has their Found Item category for the Masquerade. They only allow Found Item…

I’ve been thinking

On the long drive home from Florida on Sunday, I had some time to think. Random thoughts were flying through my head and I found myself thinking of my Gaz costume. It always felt like something was missing. Then it hit me, I was coming at it from the wrong angle. She’s still going to…

Upcoming and Updates – September

I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to regularly post an update on what I’m working on and a quick overview of what’s coming up. I’ll start with what’s coming up since that’s quicker. First there’s Halloween. Right now my plan is Columbia in her pjs for class the Thursday before and Gaz for…