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Feature Friday: Monster Hunter Akantor armor

Feature Friday is on a Saturday again… Sigh.  I’m such a bad blogger.  I figured it was time for more awesome, drool worthy, jealous-making armor, so here is okageo!  Go check out that page.  It is AMAZING.  


Works in Progress: Stocking’s stockings

I’m sloooowly working on a Stocking cosplay from PSwG.  I decided to knit her stockings.  In the show, her calves are like thicker than her thighs, so I thought it would be appropriate.  Plus it gives me an excuse to work some knitting into a cosplay.  I’ve got one leg done so far, and I’ll post more pictures when they’re both done!

Feature Friday: Scanty and Kneesocks

This week’s feature is from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.  Demon sisters Scanty and Kneesocks are brought to you by MrProton and Kamiko-Zero, with photos by Haji-san.  All of their pages are worth a look.  PSwG is another show that I’m planning on cosplaying from, and we’re supposed to have a pretty large group, which will be fun.  I should have progress shots for you all for that next week.  This is an insanely sexy cosplay, which I would not be brave enough to wear!  They both pull it off fantastically.  It must be difficult to make makeup show up on top of red paint, but they did, and how sexy are those lips?


This is a project I did for my recycled art class.  It is a dimensional collage using old books. 

Feature Friday: Daenerys and Khal Drogo

So, yeah, doing my feature on a Saturday again.  And also, I missed my Wednesday post, but I’ve been pretty sick this week.  I need to get better, because Anime Kaigi is creeping up on me!  This week’s feature comes from x3OxyMoron and her boyfriend (how awesome are cosplay couples?) who did a phenomenal Daenerys and Khal Drogo cosplay.  They put a lot of work into their cosplay, and it definitely shows.  They look so great together!

And just for fun:

Feature Friday: FMA group

This week’s feature is the work of three wonderful deviants:  Ed by SkywingKnights,  Al by CrossRage, and Winry by Lostdreamz82.  Their photographer can be found here.  This group is just adorable.  They all did fantastic on their costumes, and they all nailed the personalities of their characters.  Plus, there’s another awesome suit of armor to get me all excited.  Everyone involved has a fantastic gallery that is worth checking out!

Tutorial: High-Waisted Skirt

I got a request for a tutorial for the high-waisted skirt I posted a couple weeks ago…  So here is my awesomely drawn tutorial.

You will need:

fabric for the skirt.  I got my ombre effect fabric because (shh) the fabric was being used as curtains.  The part that the sun faded is the ombre.



a 7″ zipper

Your fabric will need to be three times your waist measurement, width-wise.  Make it whatever length you want.  Sew the sides together to make a tube, leaving 7″ open for your zipper.  I used the selvedge as the sides, so I didn’t have to finish the seam.  Finish the bottom hem by folding it over twice, iron it, and sew it.  Cut your waistband to your waist measurement plus 2″, and 3″ tall.  Cut your interfacing to your waistband width, and 1.5″ tall.  Iron your interfacing to the bottom half of your waistband, on the wrong side.  Fold the waistband down over the interfacing, wrong sides together, and fold up .5″ on either side to make a hem, ironing both folds.  Sew the ends of the waistband together.  Using either a hand stitch or a very long machine stitch, run the raw edge of the skirt and pull the threads, gathering the skirt to your waist measurement.  Pin one side of the waistband to the skirt, right sides together, and sew.  Remove your gathering thread.  Flip the waistband to the inside and whip-stitch the other side down to the wrong side of the skirt, being careful to hide your stitches in the seam allowance.  You should have a slight overlap on the waistband when you try it on.  Sew your zipper into your opening on the skirt, right sides together.  Sew your hook and eye to your waistband where it meets.  And you’re done!  If you need clarification, let me know, and if you make it, send me a picture!

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