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Regrann from @ninaniacosplay - Samus Aran (Justin Bailey) cosplay by me 🌙💫💥
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Hi, I’m Arianna and in my spare time I make costumes.

In the last two years I made costumes from TLOS series by Chris Colfer, because he made me remember I wasn’t too old for fairy tales.
He deserves all the praise and celebration for his amazing writing talent, ‘cause people from all ages and countries got lost in his magic world.

This is my way of showing him how grateful I am, he deserves all the awards. I sincerely hope he’ll keep writing books for a long time!

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TODAY WAS FUCKING LIT FAM. I had a BLAST and met my lovely Vax (Cole is wonderful) as well as VOX MACHINA! They loved our cosplays, and Laura looked like she was gonna cry when she saw my cosplay. She’s like, the nicest person on THIS WHOLE PLANET. Sam called me adorable, and Travis gave me a big hug. Liam was soooo fucking cool and told me to show off my cosplay to the panel and I near up and cried. Today was AWESOME.

bb-graeson  asked:

Hi, do you know where you can find good customizable leotards for cosplay purposes? I'm planning to use one of my own gymnastics leos for a Justin Bailey Samus cosplay, but I'm looking for a resource with leotards that can easily be altered, re-stitched, or re-painted. (what's the best method for recoloring a gymnastics leotard? I'm thinking not paint or fabric dye, but I don't know what would work instead.)

Hello there!

I unfortunately don’t have a good resource on customizable leotards in terms of leotards that can be custom-printed, done in custom colors, or otherwise. If anyone has any resources, feel free to comment.

As for leotards that can be easily altered, pretty much any leotard that you don’t mind changing significantly or permanently can be altered or re-sewn, though if you are trying to change the cut or the fit of the leotard, be sure that the fabric that is there allows for the type of alteration you are trying to do. For example, changing the legline to be higher would probably work, or making a lower neckline, though it may not contour as closely to the body if you try to make it into, for example, a boatneck, since that’s not how the fabric was originally cut. 

I’m not sure what kind of recoloring you are trying to do here – are you trying to change the color of the entire leotard? If so, dye would be your best bet. Fabric paint would be too stiff, too sticky, too shiny, and not what you are looking for. Aside from fabric dye, which penetrates into the fibers to change the color and shouldn’t change the texture, you don’t have many more options. If you are trying to create a specific pattern (such as adding her Chozo mark to this design), paint would work well, or you can commission a patch that you sew on for a small area, or you can applique or colorblock for larger designs. If painting on a design, be sure to stretch the leotard as much as it’ll be stretched when wearing, whether on your body (with a bit of plastic wrap underneath to prevent the paint from getting on your skin) or on a form. For changing the entire color, dye is about the only option.

Since most leotards are going to be some type of nylon/spandex blend, you have to be careful in dyeing. Dyes like Rit will work on nylon (and actually work quite well on things like dance tights), though the high heat needed to get it to set on nylon may be an issue with the spandex, since spandex fibers can be damaged in high heat. Acid dyes are great for bright colors on nylon (far more vivid than Rit or the likes), and aren’t very hard to use (you can heat set them in the microwave in a ziplock bag), but again require heat, so be sure to use the lowest heat required to set the dye. You can also use a disperse dye meant for synthetics (like iDye Poly or Rit Dyemore), but you may run into the heat issue again, since these typically require even higher heat. 

If the leotard is mostly plant-based fibers like cotton blended with spandex, you can use your standard dyes, or you can use fiber-reactive dyes, which do not require heat, but do require a lot of extra steps and chemicals aside from the dye itself. 

Honestly I’d just throw a white leotard into a bath of Rit or Rit Dyemore if I were trying to do this (well, I have done this, but I made my leotard from scratch) and couldn’t find an appropriately pink leotard somewhere. 

Also keep in mind that any sort of dyeing or alterations are going to be permanent, so don’t use a leotard that you may want to use again in its original form.

If you have any more specific questions about what you are trying to accomplish with this cosplay, such as the exact alternations you have in mine, feel free to send another ask. :] I hope this helps!

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Steampunk Worlds Fair 2014: Saturday, Part II

Saturday evening I changed into my vampy attire and made my first stop at Abigail Larson’s table. I had told her I was doing a fancy vamp outfit and would love to get a photo with her. She loved it, which made me squee inside. ^_^

I also had to get a photo with my very good friend, the Steampunk Doctor Who, and my two pieces that were in the art show. I didn’t know beforehand that it was the fair’s first ever art show. I was like, “What? No way!! That’s so awesome!”

I’m really happy to have been a part of it. It was a last minute thing that the owner of Steam at Harpers Ferry, another good friend of mine, had noticed a few days before the fair and asked if I wanted to take part. Couldn’t resist. 

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Hi everyone!!! I’m looking for photos of my costumes taken this last Fanime weekend.  I was cosplaying Gamzee Makara  (Day 2/early Day 3) and Rufioh Nitram(Day 1)  both from Homestuck. My girlfriend was Tavros with me so I would appreciate any photos you have of her as well. I got quite a few photos taken and would love it if you sent any you may have to me! I was also in the three Homestuck panels, if you have any pictures or videos of that.
Hope everyone had a great time!