21 February 2011

"Come with me to the renaissance faire..."

From the song 'Renaissance Faire' by Blackmore's night ^^

I set up my booth today at the fairgrounds and I wanted to let everyone who saw me there last year know that I'm in a new location. Right when you walk in the entrance, go left and I'm right past the kettle corn booth.

That's right. I got a spot on the perimeter. (that's good for traffic flow for those who aren't in the know about festival protocol)

I will also have my Leliana armour on display to see what the interest might be in making Lady Armour, since there's not too many artisans who do that. Everyone makes armour for men, and I think "why should they get to have all the fun?"

Anyway, I'm going to be super busy stocking up this week, but I want to post some pictures of some of the new things I have this year so hopefully I'll get some time to do that.

Oh, and for more info on the festival here's the website:


12 February 2011

This is only a test...

Were this an actual cosplay, it might be more epic; with backgrounds, poses, etc. For now this is just a test shot of what I have completed of my Leliana armour.

I recently finished the pauldron, but there's still tons to do including the boots, belt/pouches, bow and arrows. Slowly, but surely, it's getting there. When I get some time I'll start on all that, but for now I think I'm taking a break from this costume to work on "work" stuff. We'll see how long that lasts...

05 February 2011

Post Apocalyptic Party Dress

I just finished this order today for a lady who's going to a party in Las Vegas for her school where everyone is required to dress in white. She said she didn't want to go buy some boring white outfit off the wrack and wanted the dress to look "like I got dragged down the street by a truck."

How could I say no?

The dress is made from deerskin and rabbit fur. I tried to use as many of the raw edges as I possibly could to give it that torn up wasteland look. I draped and glued the leather right on to the dressform then riveted it together. I lost count of the rivets but it took 3 hours just to put them all on there...

I'm so in love with this dress and I was sad to see it go, but the customer was ecstatic about it and that makes me feel great :)