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Charity Art Auctions: Warrior Wonder Woman and Steampunk Lara Croft Bundles 

Hello everyone! I’ve just listed two original art bundles on eBay to support a pair of great causes. 

The first is an original Steampunk Lara Croft art bundle on to benefit the Mercy Corps and their work aiding Typhoon Haiyan survivors. The second bundle features original Warrior Wonder Woman art to benefit the American Red Cross and those displaced by the recent tornados across the Midwest.

Both packages feature a polished color illustration and concept sketch from the immensely talented Tess Fowler, as well as a signed cosplay photo of myself in the ensemble she inspired. 

Check out the links for more details on the auctions, and let me know if you’ve got any questions about the art! 

I’d super appreciate any reblogs you can spare - I’d like to get the word out there and nab a sizable donation for each piece! 

Two new Gabrielle Belmont photos to celebrate finishing my construction notes

This costume is the most ambitious and demanding design I’ve ever tackled, challenging me to combine many of the skills I’ve learned over the past eight years – leather working, armor fabrication, molding and casting, and more. As such, you’re in for a long read should you be interested in the entirety of how it came together. If you’re looking for insight on a specific part of this build, however, I’ve made subheads to help you skip around to whatever piques your interest!

Image #1 by Darrell of BGZ Studios. Image #2 by Benny Lee Photography

WIP: Gabrielle Belmont/Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

My plane leaves for Dragon*Con in six hours, and I’ve just finished my Lords of Shadow costume. Not for a lack of trying to finish early - I started this beast several months ago. 

This has been the most intense, complicated, frustrating, and ultimately rewarding costume I’ve ever worked on. I’ve learned a slew of new skills and can’t wait to wear it out and about this weekend.

Huge thank you to Catherine of God Save the Queen Fashions for drafting the pattern for the jacket - made my first large sewing project so much less daunting! Also, thanks to Tom Ignatius for letting me take over his basement, use his industrial sewing machine, and ensuring I didn’t ruin all everything when working with expensive leather. Lastly, huge shout out to Keith Carter for the mold making lessons! I want to cast everything now!

And yes, almost all of the armor is Worbla. I used an entire extra large roll on this project!

And…sleep time. 

SDCC Showcase: Atomic Wonder Woman

Ready, set, ATOMIC! I instantly fell in love with Atomic Wonder Woman’s design when this statue was revealed. Although a few people didn’t recognize who I was without help from the belt buckle, this costume was received really well at SDCC. And it was super comfortable! 

I’ll do a comprehensive blog with construction notes at a later date, but the majority of the armor is made from Worbla and EVA foam. The concrete is expandable insulation foam coated with textured spray paint. You can check out some of my progress photos here!

Overall I’m really happy with how this costume turned out. I’m going to make a few small adjustments before I wear it again, like taking in the top so it fits better.

Thank you to the awesome photographers below for helping me capture Atomic Wonder Woman!

  1. Photo by Adam Patrick Murray
  2. Photo by Andrew Ho
  3. Photo by LJinto
  4. Photo by Andrew Ho
  5. Photo by Andrew Ho
  6. Photo by LJinto
  7. Photo by Adam Patrick Murray
  8. Photo by Bitspitter
  9. - 10. Photo by Andrew Ho
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CosBlog Roundup!

I fell a bit behind and forgot to share out the past few CosBlog features! Check out these awesome costumes and more on Game Informer’s CosBlog hub

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