Marcon 50: The Props

After the “Choosing Fabrics” panel, I had “Props, Props, and More Props”. This time it was guys of Fyberdyne Laboratories who were the panelists. These guys are amazing. They each have their strength and they work together to make amazing costumes and props. They brought a bunch of the props they’ve made with them and…

Marcon 50: The Fabric

Like I mentioned before, I learned a lot at Marcon this year. My first panel on Friday was “Choosing Fabrics”. I figured between my costuming and working at Jo-Ann’s, I should go. I am so glad I did. I knew two of the three panelists, one through Prydon Academy and the other lives here in…

Costuming Yarns

Thank goodness I’m a hooker who also uses needles. I’ve been wanting to use that joke somewhere for a while now. My mom taught me how to crochet way back when I was in the third grade. More recently I taught myself how to knit. This past month I have been putting both sets of…

Tumble, tumble, tumble

I have been struggling with myself for a while. I love this; the one place where I can talk about all aspects of costuming. But I also like the idea of having dedicated blogs for each costume. A place where I can focus just on one. Yesterday I was working on teasing apart the posts…

October Updates

Christmas Invasion Doctor I am still knitting away. The extra yarn arrived for the scarf and I switched back to that. I just switched over to my fourth skein overall, the second skein of red. It means I’m halfway done! But I’m starting to wonder if I’m going with the right pattern. I watched the…

The Abiding has begun

And already I’ve run into a happy accident. Recently I started working on the scarf for my Christmas Invasion Tenth Doctor. Since I’m figuring out the pattern as I go, I found out that I need two skeins of each color. I only have one. So I ordered more. But I was really in a…

In luck

I am in luck. This weekend Jo-Ann’s not only has yarn on sale, but Burda patterns as well. I’ll be able to get that suit pattern for the blue suit for $2.49 as well as possibly get the yarn for The Dude on the Grid’s sweater. Yay!! :: insert Kermit arm-flail here ::