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Here is our new CMV on one of our favorite books : The Raven Cycle. We spend a lot of time on this, and it was really fun. Thanks again to all of our friends who contributed on this project! We hope you’ll enjoy this!
“Through the open car door, Adam and Gansey exchanged
the briefest of looks. Adam’s knitted eyebrows asked, Did you find
anything? and Gansey’s widened eyes replied, You tell me. […] Ronan slammed the car door — he slammed everything —
before heading to the trunk. He said, “My dick brother wants us
to meet him at Nino’s tonight. With Ashley.” – The Raven Boys
Cosplay and Costuming has had an amazing year at Marvel. We’ve compiled a gallery of fifty of our favorites from conventions, events and submissions to include Groots, Spider-Gwens, Ms. Marvels, Star Lords and more!
While there’s a chance I might make something before the end of the month, I’m going to call it. 2015 was straight up a terrible year for me, it’s been a gigantic struggle and my health has been terrible. Cosplay, however, was on point. In order of appearance at cons:
Ronan the Accuser: done in record time for the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, wherein I proceeded not to place and mostly just fainted a lot wearing a mostly rubber suit. Took it out again and swept First Place and Best In Show in masters category elsewhere.
Lady Loki (again): I wanted to wear Lady Loki, made a new dress in like two hours out of trash. Loki is trash, and so am I.
Scarlet Witch (Age of Ultron concept art Avenger uniform): Made out of two 5$ upholstery leather remnants from Hancock Fabrics, took two days. Wore for a photoshoot and never again.
Olwê of Alqualondë: King of the sea elves for a shoot at Katsucon, had been in process for a while but I panic-finished it to shoot and ended up loving it; I’ll probably do more with it in the future with a better wig.
Black Widow (CA:TWS suit): I’ve wanted to be Black Widow for years, I’m not sure why it took me this long. Of all the costumes on the list it’s probably the one I’ve now worn the most, since I use it for a superhero charity group, but I have no pictures :(
Winter Soldier: That’s not me but I’m including it here instead of my commissions list because it’s my husband and I have converted him to the dark side of both cosplay and Bucky/Natasha shippers. Yes, good, let the fandom flow through you~ (also the costume sucked to make, tyvm)
Maedhros (part 2: Silmaril Boogaloo): Revamped and replaced everything except the armor, to wear Maedhros for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay where I took first place in my division! (and was called Tauriel, a lot). Definitely a huge passion project, going on about 600 hours of work over the last couple of years now and I think I can finally declare it done. It’s been cleaned and is sealed in storage and though I love it, I don’t want to see it for a while.
Not shown/done on commission; Thranduil(x2), Loki, Margaery Tyrell(x2), and a few dozen prop orders before I dropped off the face of the earth on indefinite medical leave in July.
This year I spent the majority of conventions lying on the ground and leaving early, which does tend to suck the fun out a bit. I kind of hit the end of the line, as far as health and chronic illness goes, which is putting a damper on things. This coming year, my only halfway solid con plans are KatsuCon (because it’s a gift), and NYCC (because I already have passes). Fingers crossed I recover, can get back to teaching, and be able to hit the con circuit hard by the time summer comes around.
Ronan is finished! Here’s a preview from the shoot I did today.
There’s some tweaks yet to be done before I wear it to a convention or compete with it, but I’m really, really happy with it. The hammer DOES actually light up with a purple gem and LEDs inside, it’s not just photoshop!
Know that you have been Accused of crimes against the Kree empire!
He slapped one hand on Adam’s cheek, bracing, and with the other jerked the knot down on his tie. Adam smiled thinly. “What’s the plan here again?” Adam asked. Ronan laughed; it was a jackal snarl. “Don’t,” he warned, turning toward the door, “embarrass me.” – The Raven Cycle, Aborted Plotlines