Last month saw the first Denver Comic Con with a healthy starting attendance of nearly 20,000. There was a strong presence of the Doctor Who community in cosplay, attendees maxing out panel rooms and queueing to see a full-size Tardis. It is encouraging to see Colorado get their crack at getting some Who love in their own backyard. Thank you, Heather Maloney, for covering this and bringing it to the attention of the Doctor Who community on Twitter. You can read her full article here in the examiner.com. If you aren’t connected to her on Twitter at @DrWhoHeather, you just aren’t getting enough Who coverage in your life.
This parasol is the first in a new line of made-to-order, customizable parasols. Want it plain? Here it is, available for immediate shipping. Want more color? More decoration? This is the base we work from to create you dream parasol. It can be yours, exactly the way you want it!
Color: off white. Available colors: white and off white. Edge lace on the white one is slightly different. We are happy to scan you samples to choose from before your purchase!
Detail – top center
Another 3/4 shot.
This beautiful parasol is available as of tonight in our Etsy shop. The link to the Etsy listing is here. As is, with no customization, the cost is $70.00. Please contact us for quotes on your dream design!
Here’s an amazing demonstration of the framework for wings for a cosplay character. The instructions are at: http://www.instructables.com/id/Articulated-Wing-Framework/
Preview of tonight’s newest Etsy store item. I can only post a few images of this beautiful new parasol on the Etsy store, so the rest are going here, along with the shots there as well. Coming soon: a lesser-priced version without all but two of the ribbons.
There’s nothing that messes up the look of a great cosplay anime costume faster than a ratty-looking wig! Head on over to Mico’s Costume Blog for great tips and pictures on how to restore yours.
If your mother-in-law is like mine, she HATES having her picture taken. We often have to take sneaky pictures in order to get her on film. Sometimes we luck out and can get her to do something.
Take your mom-in-law or mom out somewhere special today…it doesn’t have to cost anything. It can be like we did – to a favorite outdoor mall with a koi and turtle pond. I needed some photos shot of my new parasol and some reshoots on some current ones. She helped carry the parasols, suggested places to shoot (by a statue, in front of a rose garden, sitting on a vine-covered column) and watched stuff as we found a wayward turtle crossing the lawn and relocated it back into its pond. They like to feel useful, it was a fun and beautiful day out and we have some great pictures and memories most of all.
Wow, found these today when I was out searching my new hangout Stylehive. Aren’t they awesome? They need some sprucing up with ribbons and flowers. Gonna try it when I get a chance!
There is a nice variety of new products being introduced this week. We start with our new, hand-decorated carriage parasols. They are slightly smaller to make them easier to carry in crowds, and they run slightly less in price for those on more of a budget. Remember, we can design them to fit your wedding or cosplay costume. Choose your colors, flowers, ribbons and decorations to match any costume or wedding or reception scheme.
Next are some additions to our earring and necklace lines and the second in our series of Multiple Pierced Earring Sets. The Seaweed design was our most popular of the many we carried for years and now is back by popular demand.
|Gothic Lolita Black & Purple Parasol – flounced ribs – $55.00 – 26 1/2″ carriage parasol. Designed for close quarters and crowds. Parasols are perfect for weddings, cosplay, anime costumes, gothic, lolita, sweet lolita and steampunk attire, conventions and vintage recreation outfits.|
|Gothic Lolita Black & Purple Parasol – $50.00 – 26 1/2″ carriage parasol. Designed for close quarters and crowds. Parasols are perfect for weddings, cosplay, anime costumes, gothic, lolita, sweet lolita and steampunk attire, conventions and vintage recreation outfits.|
|Amber Striped Triangles – $12.95 – Triangle-shaped, faux amber striped czech glass beads with gold hooks. 2″ long.|
|Red Dangles Necklace – $26.95 – Red glass, 14k gold and czech glass dangle beads. 24″||Turquoise Striped Triangle Earrings – $12.95 – Triangle-shaped, turquoise-colored striped czech glass earring beads with silver hooks. 2″ long.|
|Seaweed Multiple Piercing Earring Set – $28.95 – 4-piece earring set with blue fresh water pearl, copper, glass beads and wire-wrapped seaweed with niobium hooks and gold posts. Longest piece is 3″ long.See you next week!|