LIONEL IS A GOD AMONG MEN
Guardians of the Galaxy at Dragon Con 2013
Moondragon - Me (don’t worry, it’s only a bald cap!)
Quasar - Lin
Photography - ALL HAIL LIONEL
Lin talked me into being her interplanetary warrior girlfriend shortly after I read some of the 2008 Guardians comics. I was like, “Sure, why not, this’ll be fun!” (mostly in reference to figuring out the bald-ness).
I’m really happy with how it turned out, even if it’s a tad bit unfinished, and even if I spent the first week of graduate school having nightly panic attacks trying to finish the costume and do all of my school stuff at the same time.
But yeah, it turned out great, I now know how to apply bald caps, we got SUPER AMAZING photos, we were part of a huge Guardians of the Galaxy cosplay group, and everyone loved us! We got so much more attention than I ever expected. Turns out there are more Quasar and Moondragon fans out there than I thought :D
(the Pieta photo is my favorite!)
Hello my lovely Tumblr Family! I’ve reached 1000 followers by my birthday! As such, I’ll be doing another giveaway!
What you’ll win:
~The Thermoplastic Combo in Large from CosplaySupplies.com
1 sheet of Wonderflex 43” x 27” and
1 sheet of Worbla 29” x 39”
~If you’re following me, I’ll buy you a 4.4oz bottle of Friendly Plastic to go with it, too.
Please read all of the rules before entering.
***There will be only 1 winner!***
- You must REBLOG this post. LIKES don’t count!
- You don’t need to be following me (but you’ll win more stuff if you are!)
- No Giveaway blogs allowed…because that’s just tacky ;) Side/cosplay-only blogs are okay.
- Reblog as much as you want, but let’s keep from spamming our friends, hm?
- Ask box MUST be open, and you have to be willing to give your address. I’m not a creeper, I promise ;)
- Contest ends on May 22nd. I’ll announce the winner on May 22nd at 6:30pm EST.
- If your ask box isn’t open, I’ll pick another winner. Winner will be chosen with a random number generator.
One stipulation: this post has to reach 1000 notes! Happy blogging, and good luck!!!
New Facebook page!!
Hi guys, I am working on transferring all the stuff I had on a separate FB account onto a page instead, to make it easier for me to keep it updated.
Please go and “like” it!!
Cosplay: the Musical
featuring such hits as:
- It Fucking Bunched?!
- NEEDLE STOP UNTHREADING
- I Could Have Sworn I Left my Scissors Here…
- WHERE THE FUCK IS MY NEEDLE?
- I’m Out of Hairspray?
- The Wig Was Supposed to be Here 2 Days Ago (And the Con is Tomorrow)
- I HAD 4 WIG CAPS WHERE DID THEY ALL GO
FEATURING THE HIT SINGLE
- It’s a 3-Day Convention and I’m Taking Seven Cosplays
- This Should Have Taken 15 Minutes
- Screw It, I’ll Resort to Safety Pins and Hot Glue ( If I Have To )
- I Haven’t Slept in 5 Days
With a showstopping ending performance of
- My Reference Folder is So Big ( It Would Take Me 4 Lifetimes to Make All the Costumes I Have Planned )
Valaquenta || Of The Valar || Varda Elentári
With Manwë dwells Varda, Lady of the Stars, who knows all the regions of Eä. Too great is her beauty to be declared in the words of Men or of Elves; for the light of Ilúvatar lives still in her face. In light is her power and her joy. Out of the deeps of Eä she came to the aid of Manwë; for Melkor she knew from before the making of the Music and rejected him, and he hated her, and feared her more than all others whom Eru made. Manwë and Varda are seldom parted, and they remain in Valinor. Their halls are above the everlasting snow, upon Oiolossë, the uttermost tower of Taniquetil, tallest of all the mountains upon Earth. When Manwë there ascends his throne and looks forth, if Varda is beside him, he sees further than all other eyes, through mist, and through darkness, and over the leagues of the sea. And if Manwë is with her, Varda hears more clearly than all other ears the sound of voices that cry from east to west, from the hills and the valleys, and from the dark places that Melkor has made upon Earth. Of all the Great Ones who dwell in this world the Elves hold Varda most in reverence and love. Elbereth they name her, and they call upon her name out of the shadows of Middle-earth, and uplift it in song at the rising of the stars.
Saw that gorgeous Sauron cosplay going around on tumblr today and was totally inspired to do my own Valar costume. I’ve been reading the Silmarillion and I adoooooooore it. Ever since I can remember I’ve been obsessed with mythology, and so this is literally right up my alley.
Ever since I started reading, I’ve thought, “These characters would make for some amazingly beautiful cosplay” but doubted that it’d be popular enough to truly be appreciated. But some friends on twitter were interested, and the Valar!Sauron cosplayer certainly got lots of notes…and most of you know I’ve been organizing a Greek Mythology costuming group for the last 4 years at Dragon*Con, and so getting together a Tolkien mythology group would be a really fun mirror of that :D
ANYWAY, Varda was always my first choice, though I was a bit interested in Yavanna and Nessa as well…but I keep coming back to Varda, so she’s the one for me (I have an awful habit of choosing the Queens of the pantheons, I was/am Hera in the Greek group as well xP).
I’m super excited to design the costume. It’ll be as much fun as putting together my Hera costume was. I love having the freedom of design that comes with doing characters from novels who haven’t had much official images created of them. I’ve been going through hordes of fanart and I have a ton of ideas in mind, getting inspiration from the gorgeous art I’ve found, but I also have unique ideas of my own.
I don’t have any concrete plans yet, except for the fact that I am going with black hair (instead of the silver/white that this photoset and other fanworks have given her), so I can wear some cool silver star-like hair pieces and a silver crown. The dress will probably be a black or very dark navy blue base, with accents of white and silver.
REALLY EXCITED. This will be for Dragon*Con 2013, this year. A friend is wanting to do Nienna, but other than her and Varda, the rest of the Valar are available if anyone’s interested! No just ladies, either, there are plenty of opportunities for the guys :) Who wants to be my Manwë???
wow I just got pricked
the iron is really hot
patterns are a pain
yay fabric shopping
where did all my money go
I thought this was fun
sewing takes so long
wow the con is tomorrow
4am good luck
4AM GOOD LUCK
‘Space Pirate Captain Harlock’ by Reverie Drawingly
Soooooo who wants to cosplay the Harlock universe with meeeeee??? I’m aiming to do Emeraldas (on the left) for ColossalCon.
Someone be Maetel <3 <3 <3!!!!
With today’s new Captain Harlock trailer, I suddenly had a RIDICULOUS urge and inspiration to do a costume from the Leiji Matsumoto universe, so I’m going to try my best to get Emeraldas done for ColossalCon :D I am so flipping excited! I’ve been wanting to do some old-school anime cosplay for SO LONG now. I always loved the Galaxy Train 666/Captain Harlock universe <3
Anyone else up for a group???!?
Upcoming cosplay and conventions
Hello new followers! Thank you for following :D
So the first con of the year is now over, and while everyone else preps for Katsucon, my next con isn’t until June: ColossalCon, in Sandusky, Ohio! Colossal is really neat because it’s held at an indoor (and outdoor) waterpark and safari adventure resort. We have a super awesome suite for an excellent price and some fun costumes planned and it’s just going to be a fun time!
First real photo of my Captain Marvel that I wore at Ohayocon 2013! Not many photos yet. We’re going to be doing a big awesome photoshoot at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum/the National Museum of the US Air Force when it gets a bit warmer, since it is located less than 2 hours away! YOU GUYS CAN PROBABLY IMAGINE MY EXCITEMENT AND ANTICIPATION FOR THAT SHOOT.
Should also have pics of a Captain Marvel + Black Widow shoot by Lionel up in the next week or so~
Model/cosplayer (and hair/makeup) - Me (main blog)
Photo by Swoz