This board just got better...
This board just got better...
I'm working on a bunch of stuff right now, and I might start a build thread for one of these when I have more time for hobbies. I make embroidery, leatherwork, sculpture, and of course.... princess dresses - because of the whole boobs thing.
Everyone will be seeing more of me later this month, thanks for starting this thread! I'm glad there are chicks here, it kind of seemed like there wasn't for a while.
Edit: I'm working on Kirin Armor from Monster Hunter, Ocarina of Time Zelda, Twilight Princess Zelda, and Fem Shep, in that order below X)
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I have boobs. Size usually depends on what bra/costume I'm wearing and whether I've gained weight over the year.
I costume and prop build with my hubby (Skruffy here on the boards). I do all the sewing; he does most of the props, molds, and woodwork; but we often work together on projects, and occasionally I get to step out of my comfort zone and work with armor and leather.
I usually just lurk, often doing research on costumes we're working on or plan to work on. I have seen many of you other ladies' works, and there are some extremely talented people here!
Wow, so man awesome ladies on here! I knew about a few of you from the boards or from Dragoncon, but so many more I didn't know about.
Y'know, it might be a good idea if I actually had a link to something that actually shows my costuming work. I'm a real newbie (and with no sewing skills whatsoever), but I try to do the best with what I can.
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Freya Willa - What costume is that in your photos? It looks really neat! (PS - You are BEAUTIFUL!)
Cool thread! My name is Kristina Leigh and I've been costuming/cosplaying since I was a kid, which inspired me to get a degree in theatrical costume design. Even though designing and building costumes for productions is my career, I never get tired of the rush of building fan costumes and attending cons...especially Dragon*Con!
I build costumes with all sorts of different techniques like traditional sewing, tailoring, corsetry, etc. Haven't done much in the way of hard goods yet (except corsets) but I'm sure I'll get to that soon. I have also worked professionally as a costume crafts artisan, so I've done some work with jewelry making and special effects.
I've recently started working in the licensed prop replica industry alongside my bf Gino on the Sideshow Collectibles 1:1 Vader Statue. Glad to see all the girls here speak up...We need more of that!
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Professional Portfolio: kristinaleigh.com
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*checks* Yup, I have boobs, too.
I haven't posted here before, although I've been a member for some time. Too many forums, so I mostly follow the rpf on fb, and keep up with the Rebel Legion forum.
So, I go by Lora here and in many other places, and I mostly make soft parts. I've done some leather work and plan to expand my leather work as I gather more tools and skills.
I mostly focus on Star Wars costuming, but I have done a movie version Ravenclaw student and a quick costume party Goa'uld. I also want to do costumes from other fandoms and have a dream of doing Richard the Warlock from LFG. :P Next up is Ewok Village Leia and another jedi. Possibly also a costume for the Hobbit premiere.
I have three SW costumes for myself (jedi, handmaiden, Leia), have helped others with theirs, and made one for my sister this spring.
May try to become active here now.
This is a great idea! Only the other day I was called a chap on here lol. Im Carly and im much better with a dremmel than a sewing needle
Nice thread Abby. I always thought of cosplay/costuming/roleplay as a sort of a grown up game of dress-up. And at the risk of sounding chulvanistic, I wonder if that is some of the appeal for female costumers. Whether or not this is true, one thing that is evident by seeing the work of the women within this thread is the insane amount of creativity and imagination displayed by the Posters.
Hi all. I know (and love) a few of you and wouldn't mind meeting more people. I've actually been a member of the RPF since last year but I was only active on the SuckerPunch thread. I'm terrible with forums but I love costuming so I'll try to post more. I suppose I mostly sew and I've made corsets and I've worked with leather and after this D*C, I'm diving into armor-making and all that cause there are some dream costumes I want to make.
You had me at "boobs"
anyway, I don't have boobs (now that I lost 30 lbs) but mrs.slave1pilot does.
She is brand new to costuming herself, (she's been helping me for years) and recently did her first costume .
Hello! Dont have much boobage over here but I love costuming, i'm a newbie at props but every costume is a new experience and with everything I learn something new n.n
You can see some of my comissioned work here: sandyboutique.deviantart.com
I hope i can archieve the level of some of the gals here who are awesome costumers, keep up the great work girls!
Why yes, I do have teh boobs as well.
I'm Nadine...some of you know that, some of you don't :P. Now I'm going to be a ***** and post my FB...WHEW! LIKE IT O_O *pelvic thrust*:
No but seriously, that's where all my costumes are that I make for me and muh man.
I'm still a noob working on my first costume. >.<
This thread makes me HAPPY!!! I'm so glad everyone is weighing in and getting to meet new people and get to be better friends with the old!!
I'm thinking that we need a ladies Dragon*Con Meet up- I might start an thread in the events section if there are those that are interested!!!
EDIT: Nevermind- we have the RPF meetup and we don't need to divy up the awesome.
There is SO much talent here and across so many different mediums. Recently Art had posted a status on Facebook about how he'd like to get more women on the RPF, and many members/former members stated that they felt like they got no recognition for their work because of being ladies.
I don't think this is the case. While I have nowhere near the skills as Fangs, Tiney or EveningA, I'm LOVING that I'm learning so many techniques in regards to sewing (I LOVE sewing leather- workingon my satele...zomg) but also learning sculpting, casting/mold making, learning more about making wigs....I LOVE this hobby!!!
MORE GIRLS! I NEED MORE WOMEN! Damn I wish we had tagging here!
What is one technique that is your nemesis?
Me- sculpting. Dear god I get so frustrated with making symmetrical shapes.
Do man boobs count?
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Girl, do I hear you on the sculpting front. It's something I keep practicing at. I have a few sculpted items this year, but nothing that got me head-deep into it.
I want to get better at fine tailoring. Especially on skin-tight body suits.
Wait....manboobs don't apply? Curses!!! Oh well...if ms darkstar organizes a ladies gathering at dragon con...please look for the tubby long haired geek fanboy in a homemade theRPF T-shirt roaming the Hyatt and Marriott for photo ops! I'm usually armed with 150 proof hunch punch and pie. (All you regulars dragon conners know about pie)
Hi fellow ladies, I'm May! I've been costuming for about 7 years and whilst my skills lie in the sewing department I've been branching out this year into other mediums to push myself and learn new skills. At the moment I'm in the middle of making a Mk6 Iron Man and Thor.
Drawing and sketching are not my thing...I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler! Sculpting is also not my thing. I can never get anything to be symmetrical, and that always bugs me. I'll keep starting over and attempting to perfect it until I want to quit and throw the clay across the room! Though strangely I don't care if something my husband sculpts isn't symmetrical. I blame it on my anal-retentiveness and OCD.
I'm April but go by Moonwildflower whenever it has to do with art or costuming. I started out on the 405th, but switched over when the site was overhauled. I hate sewing and prefer hard props and armor. My first big build was Halo 3 armor in the coloring of Tex from Red vs. Blue. I then began to work more with latex monsters/aliens and eventually forced myself to learn how to sculpt and cast latex masks after the Silence appeared on Dr. Who.
I'm now working on Lynx, from Chrono Cross. This involves my first silicone appliance, as well as flocking and fur punching. Been challenging and fun so far!
Abby - I LOVE and wholeheartedly support the idea of having a ladies meetup at Dragoncon. I've followed alot of you guys on Facebook or here on the RPF, but it would be amazing to meet you all in person.
DoubleD - Why thank you! That's very kind of you to say.
Celtic Ruins - Pssh, I liked your Facebook before you ever posted it in this thread. Ain't I a hipster? (PS - Can't wait to see your Evil Queen self at D*Con!)
Chloe - Everyone's got to start somewhere, good luck!
I would love to get better at making costumes period (however that may be - sewing, alterations, prop making, sculpting, etc). But man, after 4 years of taking classes and many failed costumes, I'm beginning to think it's impossible! So what's my nemesis in costuming? EVERYTHING!
I make everything, by everything I mean here is a lump of clay, here a sheet of plastic, here is a roll of cloth and spool of thread, here is a jar of beads... and all the tools used to transform them into either works of art or works that try to capture the essenece of a character or world.
So to that end I have totally emersed myself in historic construction- my 16thC gear is made very differently to 19th which is differet to my modern Uniforms which is different again to modern dresses etc etc. And learnt how to mold and cast in a variety of materials (latex, cold foam, epoxy resin, urethane resin). Modern and hstoric corsetry... Leatherwork with tooling and dyeing... I even know what to look for in metal armour even though my Arthritis means I'll never be hands on.
Being female has never been an issue in making anything, aside from attitudes from those selling me product (which is one of the reasons I do a lot of research before shopping) or towards how I look in my work.
It's one of the reasons I have moved away from many forums and on to blogging/sharing sites like deviantArt.
It's not about fans or attention or gender, just about connection.
MDB! I was wondering when you'd pop in here. I'm still convinced I probably walked right by you when I was in New Zealand.
Ladies (and those without boobs who are no doubt reading this thread), this woman right here is a top-class costumer. I mean, wow....my jaw still drops at her pictures.
i was mislead by the title :/
anyways, all the ladies outing themselves here, expect a lot of pms of people xD
personally i dont think gender is important in costuming, i enjoy both male and female costumes.
but still most of the girls in here do better work than me, so i dont have any rights to post here
keep up the good work