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/
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!
You know how you get ideas in the shower? Or when driving? Places that you can’t write them down in? Well, all the time I was at Anime Expo this past week, I was on the lookout for what cosplayers and non-cosplayers were wearing in the way of their costumes and accessories and ideas kept coming to me all throughout the convention. I think mundanes (non-fans) would be shocked and afraid knowing there were TENS OF THOUSANDS of fans and easily 85% of them were in costume. There is an incredibly rich culture that is all theirs and is uniquely diverse, and nothing equals its like in the world.
That makes the choices for serving the needs of the community quite large, even accounting for the fact that I am looking only in areas of my strengths, which are in sewing and beadwork. It is an exciting time and if you are in the Cosplay community I hope you will grant me your feedback so I can better bring you exciting items you will be eager to add to your collections.
Our brand new gallery is up. It features our hand-beaded bottle necklaces, parasols and custom work. I will be adding in our jewelry and new projects a little each week until it is caught up. Please feel free to check back weekly for updates. We would love to hear your comments and suggestions on what you would like to see us create next.