Monday, July 9, 2012

The Deal with Donations

So now that I've run one fundraiser, I figured I'd shoot off a post about donations.

The button you see to your right is always there and I accept donations at any time, though I will post fundraisers for specific cosplays as well.

I want to make this worth your while besides just getting to see a new cosplay, so I've created donation rewards:

Donate ANYTHING and you will get a download of the full size, high quality wallpaper "Shades of Angi" showcasing my many sides:

Eventually I'll have multiple wallpapers so you're not receiving the same thing over and over again
Donate $5 or more and you'll get a random 4x6 from one of the photosets that make up the wallpaper (The Diva, The Punk, The Nerd) - specify address when you send donation

Donate $10 or more and you'll get an 8x10 of the finished costume (or costume of your choice) OR an 8x10 from one of the "Shades of Angi" photosets - specify address AND photo preference

Thank you everyone for your support.  You make all the stress and madness worthwhile.


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Friday, July 6, 2012

A Super Special Announcement!

I'm going to Comic-Con!

I know that's not so big a deal being that I'm a comic book cosplayer, but here's the thing: this will be my first year EVER at Comic-Con.  After years and years of yearning, I finally get to go!

I will be at the convention Friday-Sunday.  If you want to make sure you see me, send me a comment/email/Tweet and we'll set something up.

Costume Schedule:
Fri: New 52 Catwoman
Sat: Merida
Sun: Black Canary

Maybe I'll see ya there! ;)

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Black Widow/Natasha Romanova Photos!

Hi everybody!  I got together with photographer extraordinaire Alex Rothauser a few weeks ago to shoot for my donation rewards and we decided to throw in a little extra - new Black Widow photos!  I'm totally in love with all of them.  Just sayin.


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Monday, July 2, 2012

Up-Close and Personal with Faith Connors

So being that I was the one to announce the Random Encounters birthday party (ref) - it seemed only fitting I go in a video game related cosplay.  As I didn't have much time to prepare, I picked a simple design that I could put together quickly.  Faith Connors from Mirror's Edge seemed like a logical choice since I could get away without having to purchase a wig and could find or alter most of her costume pieces.

I started with a black tank top I found at a local thrift store to which I added two stripes of white bias tape on either side:

The pants were white windbreaker material workout pants I found at the same thrift store.

I also found the shoes there.  They aren't exact to Faith's, but I'll be altering them in the near future using leather paint (I'll include a tutorial).

The elbow guard was two rectangles of black stretch material sewn together.

The glove was made using a downloadable pattern from a website I've since lost the link to >< and I just cut the fingers off:

I took some pieces of thin black elastic and bound the ankles of the pants tightly, pulling the tufts of fabric out and that brought the whole thing together.

Finally, I moved on to the makeup:

and Faith's iconic tattoo... which failed miserably... no matter how many ways I tried... I was sad...

BUT I'll keep trying and when I find a method of transferring the image that works, you'll get a wicked tutorial out of it!  Promise.

You can see my costume in action from the party in the following videos:

RE birthday party karaoke
The Best We Can Be live
RE birthday party presents
RE birthday party vlog 1
RE birthday party vlog 2
Angi vlog update

After the party, I kidnapped my friend (and ride) Shawn to take a few photos at my place.  I must warn you - they're pretty awesome - aside from my totally lame game tie-in ;)  (props if you catch on)

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