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Open for a limited time: Charitable Cosplay Shop
Another bit of exciting news!  I’m frequently asked if I sell prints of my cosplay work. I don’t. From a personal perspective I’d rather keep my hobby just that, and not feel bogged down by blurring the lines and running a business.  However, I think I’ve found a happy medium! After coordinating with the many talented photographers I’ve worked with over the years, I’ve opened a limited shop with prints to benefit charity - specifically The Trevor Project. Please read the FAQ for more info on how the donation will be made, but note that all proceeds will make there way to the selected charity. I will not be making a profit from this store.  The shop must close on March 10 - I need enough time to fulfill orders before I leave for Dublin in April. All prints 8x10 and buy 4, get 1 free. Please indicate in the buyer’s notes if you’d like them signed or personalized - I don’t want to scribble all over the art unless it’s what you’re looking for!  I’d much appreciate help spreading the word so we can make a big donation! As always, thanks for the support!

Open for a limited time: Charitable Cosplay Shop

Another bit of exciting news!

I’m frequently asked if I sell prints of my cosplay work. I don’t. From a personal perspective I’d rather keep my hobby just that, and not feel bogged down by blurring the lines and running a business.

However, I think I’ve found a happy medium! After coordinating with the many talented photographers I’ve worked with over the years, I’ve opened a limited shop with prints to benefit charity - specifically The Trevor Project. Please read the FAQ for more info on how the donation will be made, but note that all proceeds will make there way to the selected charity. I will not be making a profit from this store.

The shop must close on March 10 - I need enough time to fulfill orders before I leave for Dublin in April. All prints 8x10 and buy 4, get 1 free. Please indicate in the buyer’s notes if you’d like them signed or personalized - I don’t want to scribble all over the art unless it’s what you’re looking for!

I’d much appreciate help spreading the word so we can make a big donation! As always, thanks for the support!

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! 

Themyscira: Returning Home 

After dreaming about bringing Warrior Wonder Woman to life for years, this shoot at the Palace of Fine Arts feels like the zenith of the project. The setting was perfect, the weather beautiful, and the photographer - Andrew Ho - incredibly talented. I actually felt like an Amazon at home on Themyscira. 

You can read my costume construction notes for Warrior Wonder Woman here

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Warrior Wonder Woman concept collaboration with Tess Fowler. First pass at character design. Warrior Wonder Woman concept collaboration with Tess Fowler. First pass at character design with color blocking. Final Warrior Wonder Woman art by Tess Fowler, based off the finished costume. Cutting and dying the leather for Warrior Wonder Woman's skirt. Wonderflex armor fabrication. First coat of paint on armor and props - prior to distressing. Photo by Joits Photography Photo by LJinto Photo by SGH PhotoArt Photo by LJinto

Warrior Wonder Woman - From Concept to Completion

I’ve finally polished off my costume construction notes for Warrior Wonder Woman! Above is a taste of some of the process involved, including my collaboration with the talented Tess Fowler on the character concept. 

Click photos for captions, or read all of my notes here! :D

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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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SDCC Showcase: Warrior Wonder Woman!

Had an absolute blast wearing Warrior Wonder Woman at SDCC. Surprisingly, I made it all day hauling around the incredibly heavy shield, proving that the dedicated lifting these past few months has yielded some results!

For anyone who hasn’t seen this costume before, it’s an original collaboration between artist Tess Fowler and I. I’ve always adored Diana’s Amazon roots, and wanted to pay tribute to that aspect of her legacy. Tess helped me flesh out the design, and then I went to work on the costume!

More photos coming soon - Ljinto and I worked some magic together! :D

  1. Photo by Estrada Photography
  2. Photo by Estrada Photography
  3. Photo by White Darryl Photography
  4. Photo by Shutterfoo 
  5. Photo by Shutterfoo 
  6. Phone shapshot!
  7. Photo by Eurobeat Kasumi
  8. Photo by League of Hot Geeks 
  9. Photo by Chris Fink
  10. Photo by Chris Fink
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