New Phoenix photo by @adampatrickmurray! #marvel #avengersalliance #cosplay #sdcc Costume made by #yayahan - you can see the seamwork on the bodysuit here!
Best surprise moment at #SDCC was seeing a full sized dragon on the street! Promo for How to train your dragon 2. The suit is 120 lbs, and the guy inside controls the eyes, mouth, wings, head and dragon sounds. It was flipping incredible. But he can only wear it 15 min at a time.
Didn’t post Sue spam on #instagram yet hahaha! I was happy with how it fit and how easy it was to move in it! But OMG if you do anything strenuous, you just pour buckets of sweat in it. Definitely a fall/winter convention costume…. #marvel #fantastic4 #sdcc
Found Ecto1 and a couple of Ghost Busters! Now changing into Scarlet Witch to head to booth 4539! #sdcc
This is where I’m hanging out all weekend at #SDCC! The amazing pin up artist Nicole Brune’s booth 4539! She has so much new art out, and a lot of exclusive print runs! Look for my giant Baroness face to find the booth hahaha! We’re by the WB pavilion! See you there tomorrow!
Made last min tweaks to #Phoenix (#Marvel #AvengersAlliance #Phoenix5Team) bodysuit (why are all my sleeves too baggy?!) and decided to throw on the armor for a pic. I made the armor out of Worbla, and added the bird-themed designs because I wanted more texture! I’m not wearing the gloves, sash or boots. Shoulder pieces are attached via elastic bands so I still have full range of motion, and the pieces fit on without any elaborate systems. For good measure I added two small pieces of velcro but everything fits just by sliding it on. This will be the only time I magically made armor easy to attach… just you wait…
Oh, you can see the side designs on the bodysuit! The leatherette is slightly different for contrast and I drew out the lines based on a pattern I made, then top-stitched them onto a separate piece with moleskin backing, then sewed the pieces onto the bodysuit.
Bodysuits really are very easy to make, as spandex is amazingly forgiving. I always recommend for people to make a bodysuit from scratch instead of buying a suit then altering it. It often takes longer and is more of a pain in the ass to alter a suit than to make one based on your measurements. KwikSew makes great bodysuit patterns! When you need custom/design seams on a bodysuit, make one then draw on it, cut it up with seam allowance, then use the pieces as a pattern. Super easy! Make sure to use a zig zag stitch for stretch!
I’ll see you guys on Saturday in this new costume at #SDCC!!
My #SDCC cosplay schedule! 2 new costumes, cosplaying everyday + Preview Night at @PinUpNicole’s booth 4539!! It’s gonna be bananas!!
I’m working on comic book costumes for #SDCC, so I keep feeling like posting comic costume photos! Scarlet Witch - #Avengers, made for Megacon 2010! I based this outfit off of the collectible figure released by Sideshow Collectibles, complete with droopy cape haha!
Photos by LJinto & Brian Boling!
I’ll post progress for my SDCC costumes soon!!