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MomoCon 2015 Sewing with Spandex Panel

June 4, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out to my panel! Here are my current spandex related tutorials which should help provide supplemental material for the panel. Spandex Review – Goes over the different characteristics and experiences with a variety of spandexes. Spandex Appliques – Step by step process of appliqueing spiders for my Spider-Woman suit. […]

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Tutorial: Spandex Neck Binding

June 4, 2015

Here’s a hopefully easy tutorial for binding a stretchy neckline with matching fabric! I think this gives necklines a nice clean look similar to manufactured shirts. Start with cutting out your strip of spandex, or other stretchy knit (I’m using a poly/cotton blend knit here). Make sure you are cutting it so that it stretches […]

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Tutorial: Spandex Head Pieces

May 29, 2015

Here’s a rough guide to sewing spandex head pieces. You can use this for face covering cowls too, I just happened to be working on my Fionna hat when I documented this process. Start with something shaped and sized like your head, it doesn’t have to be exact. I pad out a wig head with […]

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Mini Stretchy Piping Tutorial

May 29, 2015

Here’s a quick rundown of how I made stretchy piping for Magneto. 1. Get your materials: spandex, elastic cord, ruler, fabric scissors, marking tool.       2. Measure out how wide to cut strips of elastic and mark. My elastic was 1/4 in. wide and my seam allowances were 1/2 in. so my elastic […]

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New Year New Updates

January 28, 2015

Whew. I finally took some time to add new content. You can now find: pictures from the 2014 Buddy Walk under Volunteer Work, pictures of Sabine and Magneto under Commissions, and new costume listings. I’ve added entries for Human Luna (Sailor Moon), Princess Luna (My Little Pony), and Bombshell Mera. I also added multiple new […]

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Tutorial: Tinkerbell Wig Bun

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Sorry for the lack of posts recently! I’ve dug up some old pictures to add a new tutorial. Here’s one way I make buns for wig styling. This is the technique I also used for Luna. Tie together a generous clump of loose hair that matches the wig with a cut rubberband. The […]

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June 2014: Superhero Day and HeroesCon

June 27, 2014

June has been a very busy month! On Father’s Day I joined some of my friends from Heroes Alliance for Superhero Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This year I attended as Supergirl and had a lot of fun! I’m really glad Fernbank invited us back for the event. Thanks to Terminus Media and […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2014

May 6, 2014

I had a great time at Free Comic Book Day this year at Teahouse Comics!┬áThe comics I’ve read so far have been good too. I really enjoyed the Rocket Raccoon story! I dressed up as Donna Troy for FCBD. I figured I could go a little more obscure with my cosplay choice since comic shop […]

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Spandex Review

February 21, 2014

I have found working with spandex to be a continuous learning process. It is good to learn about the properties of different types of spandex so you can plan for what you want to get out of your garments. One of the main differences between different types of spandex is the weight. The given weight […]

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Heroes Alliance Holiday Events

February 20, 2014

Over the winter Allen and I attended a few different events with our Heroes Alliance friends. We walked in the Children’s Christmas Parade as Supergirl and Dr. Strange. Significantly more people than we thought we’d find were excited to see Dr. Strange, which was exciting for us! We also learned the value of Dr. Strange […]

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