My mom who knits a lot pointed me in the direction of this blog by the yarn harlot. Her posts are fun and informative. This specific posts is about her week long marathon making the doctor who scarf. She is an insanely fast knitter. She has YouTube videos and books and twitter! I have even asked her for her opinion on needles to get a couple weeks ago. Gave me breast advise. Buy as I need them.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Well its been almost a year since I've posted. No time like the present they say.
Haven't been to a convention since cvi. I'll have to post about that soon.
I don't have my stormtrooper armor anymore. It did go to a good home and will be taken care of. Trust me I'm not done costuming. I still have like 9 costumes left to wear and more will be made.
Lately I've been into knitting. Yes I said it knitting. Its fun and relaxing til I have to rip it out and start from scratch. Or knot my yarn. I've made several things including a hat, scarf and arm warmer set for myself. A scarf for a dog. Yes I said it. Scarves for my cousin's girls. A hat and several burp clothes for my cousin's new baby. A mini blanket for a friend's cat. A coaster set for a friend. Next I'll be making a sweater out of my knit book knits for nerds.
I'll try to keep up with blogging more. There is a pattern I made for a hat that I will post up as well.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Ever wanted to see a pug dressed as a Wampa? Well now you can. Check out Chubbs. A very adorable pug that is dressed like a Wampa. Chubbs has multiple costumes and she is adorable in all. It's enough to make anyone go aaaaaawwwwwweeeeeee.
Also check out her mom's site. Who creates Chubb's costumes plus is a costumer herself.
I couldn't just have one post on a wish list. I had to have more costumes I wanted to make/have. I'm going to need a house at some point with a big garage to work on this stuff.
The above image is Kyrisa a nightsister from Dathomir. The nightsister/Sith witches were brought in recently on The Clone Wars. I discovered Kyrisa when I was randomly researching nightsisters awhile ago. She has exceptional skills in controlling beasts. She ends up on Hoth and we all know what is on Hoth. Wampas. And she can control them. I'm the Wampa Handler. Kyrisa controls Wampas and I handle for Rusty the Wampa. Pretty much a given on my part.
Next up is from another movie. Alice from Resident Evil. I always see Jill Valentine being made but rarely see an Alice. The one I'm thinking is from Resident Evil Extinction. I do enjoy the parallels to Alice in Wonderland. I figure this would be a nice one to have for comic conventions.
Next up is from one of my favorite video game franchises. Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. Specifically from the newer game that came out in 2011. He has always been one of my favorite characters. This one has been on my mind for awhile to make.
Another one well two that happens to be from 80's cartoons. Jem and She-Ra. Yep I said it Jem and She-Ra. Why not. They were my favs then. Gotta love the 80's anyways.
And one last one until I decide to make a few more. Eric Draven. Yeah off the top of people's heads they may not know that name. But they may know the movie that character is from. The Crow. One of my absolute favorite movies. I know its called a gothic action flix but I think its a chic flix. I'll explain. Guy comes back from the dead to avenger his fiance's death. Chic flix. Well in my head it is. I just think it would be a different costume for me to do.
So here concludes my second wish lists. I'm sure an another week or 2 I will come up with more.
Monday, April 23, 2012
First off, is CT-21-0408. But the name that is most known is Echo. He is a clone in Star Wars The Clone Wars. He is my favorite clone in the series from the first moment I saw him in the episode "Rookies." He will always be my favorite. Sadly he met his end in the show. But I will make this costume next.
Next costume, Jaina Solo the daughter of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo. Yeah in case you didn't know it Han and Leia not only got married but had kids 3 in fact. Jaina is a twin to her brother Jaycen who later became a Sith. Jaina is called the Sword of the Jedi. Ever since I started reading the Expanded Universe books Jaina became one of my favorites. She even went to go train with Boba Fett. Yes a Solo trained with Fett.
Next up from a horror movie, Silent Hill. This character well enemy is in the video games as well as the movie. But I will be going with the ones from the movie. I think it would be a fun costume to have on hand for horror conventions.
Next one is an anime character from Naruto. This is my favorite character of the series. It's Gaara. His story gets heartbreaking at times. He has been through so much and is the Kazekage of the Sand Village and that is the costume I chose to make.
Next one is from another horror movie. Saw. More specifically Jigsaw. I had this one at one point in time. But it was just a cheap one I bought. I want to make one. Basically the robe and the weapons under the sleeves. Saw is my favorite horror movie franchise. I even have a jigsaw piece tattoo.
Next up and this will be a big undertaking. We are talking about stilts (no I'm not making my own wampa) and multiple lightsabers. I'm talking about General Grievous. The cyborg general of the Clone Wars. Like I said this will be a big undertaking once I get going with it. Maybe by CVII?