Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blue Suede Shoes

My friend, Mrs Miller, this should be you when you are 60 ! Pink Cadilac and singing those old songs while you dance around the kitchen cooking! Love it!!!!

I had one of those ho hum days at work that wasn't horrible, but it wasn't very good either. I am tired and forced myself to go runnning under threat of no computer it I didn't, but I still couldn't get my self to do P90x. Not filling to sad though, it was a good hard run and now I am tuckered out. When I get tired and don't want to work out I think of how happy I feel when I am done and all sweaty. As Elle Woods would say ~ Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don't shoot their husbands. They just don't!~ I am sure that makes my Tiger happy too ;) I do need to get new running shoes, mine talk to me. I like the first ones...

but will probably end up with the second for durability and practicality sake hehe ^^ Oh why do I have to be practical haha

I have also decided I am going to mix up my P90x with a few other workouts. My goal is to do Yoga at least once every 2 weeks, Rock Wall once a month, and I am going to get another fun dance or zumba dvd to mix in with the P90x. I want to keep it fun and change things up. I have to get a little more ripped for Wonder Woman and Valkyrie so more weight training also! (but not too ripped... I never liked huge muscles)

Off to play some Lord of teh Rings Online - Love It!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christmas Presents

Very excited that Paul and I just finished the Doctor Octopus and Electro costumes that my nephews requested for Christmas presents.
*** We do Christmas late at my house, since I live so very far away and don't get vacation from November until end of January.***

They came out very cute.

The other costumes asked for were Joker and Riddler. We ordered a Joker (easier and just as good as I could make) but I am still waiting on the green blazer for the Riddler. I have cut out 45 question marks to be ironed on and Paul made a great question mark cane.

I am having so much fun with these!

I have been told I should do this as a side gig and sell them, the only thing is, I don't know if I can sell costumes that I don't create all myself. Many parts are ordered an pieced together. For instance, the Electro suit is actually a green ranger costume, I just attached all the details and made the mask. But I do enjoy doing this for fun ^^

Maybe if I work on my sewing and get a better machine I can make more myself. It is just too easy to order already made components and saves me a lot of work.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wonder Woman

So for Wonder Woman, I am thinking somwhere along these lines...

I have not decided whether I am going with the briefs or skirt but I am leaning towards the armor look in third picture. Xena meets Wonder Woman kinda thing. Of course that is probably the hardest because it would be almost entirely custom made.

I am also debating between a Valkyrie costume, modeled off the Marvel Universe or an Artemis costume of my own designs. A mix between Amazon Warrior and Maiden Goddess. Who knows. Knowing me I will take a completely differnet route all together and go as Moonstone or Ms Marvel or.... I don't know haha. Paul is going creating Ares from Marvel and I am trying to come up with a costume to premier beside him. There is Venus from Marvel, but her costume, uhm, leaves little to the imagination. I might be able to alter it, however.

I have so many costumes I need to make and then more that I want to make haha! I am working on a Zatanna to pair with Paul's Shazam. I still wan tto make Black Cat and update my Black Widow. I feel like the list is never ending. I am going to have prioritize and get cracking. First thing first is to finish up my nephews costumes for their Christmas presents. (We have Christmas at the end of January due to travel and work) The have asked for Doc Octopus and Electro from Spiderman, and Riddler and Joker from Batman. So cute. I am hoping hwne we get back to Texas someday we can all dress up together and go to the Austin Con. We will have to see, but on to costume making. I will look back this post for inspiration and motivation. Phoenix Con in May and SDCC in July!!!!

So thanks for everyone's support and help! I might be calling on some of you again!

Wish me Luck!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2011

Had a great time this weekend at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con in Mesa, AZ! Was also very glad that Case came and enjoyed the experience of the Crazy Con Circuit and its attendees.

I will be honest, I was a little surprised at the size. I was expecting San Diego, but I did think it would be a little bigger. But though it was small on space, it had a great list of guests and artists.

We had a long and great talk with JJ Kirby, and are now the proud owners of some amazing art from Livio Ramondelli and Oliver Nome.

Aren't these just beautiful! The Phoenix is my favorite, the inking is amazing!

But, as always the best part were the fans. Though I did get called Phoenix on occassion (not really an insult) and many fans asked who I was, there was a great many who said,
"Wow! Hope! Great Costume!"
Very exciting!
And one artist told me I was the first Hope he had seen and another the best Hope he had all the Cons he had attended, which makes me very proud. It really is the fans that make cosplay fun.
This was a taken at a little booth. Flattery got the Photographer everywhere! because after being complimented who is going to turn down purchasing a 4x7 for $7. Not I.

But all this Coning now has me thinking, what next.
We have the Phoenix Comic Con in May and then San Diego in July. I also need to make a costume for the Arizona Justice League. I have some plans... we will have to see, and I will have to budget my time and money. If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to give me ideas.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blog Design

Note to self... Need to make a cooler blog page, but I am totally not into the whole html thing, did it back in the day and I am just not very good at it haha.
So, if anyone wants to help, please do ^^

We will see if I can keep this going...

So I am horrbile at these. I mean I have about 10 diaries/journals with only 5-20 entries in them. This is actually my second blog. The first was about 8 years ago, which I couldn't seem to pull back up after 6 years of inactivity that has about 25 posts on it haha

I plan on using this for just me and putting down whats on my mind and posting my costumes and fun stuff (or at least fun for me). But I figured if someone wants to read it, well then... awesome!