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Kate, who is becoming Vala or Aeryn (depending on the day)

I'm a costumer, seamstress and new Mom that enjoys the challenges of recreating costume seen on screen, as well as wearable garments. There's lots I could tell you about myself, but we'll save that for another day. ;-) (aka: HothGirl)
Kate, who is becoming Vala or Aeryn (depending on the day) has written 44 posts for Becoming Vala

Vala’s Desert Hair

Continuing with the desert theme this week, I present a blog on Vala’s hair when she was in her desert camo.  Laugh if you will but you’ll get to see picture of me with ridiculous curlers in my hair if you stay tuned.  😉 Observations:  Vala’s hair in this outfit is thick and full, has … Continue reading

Desert Continuum BDU Pants

You would not believe how many entries I’ve typed up and failed to post. I’m just not on the computer as much when I get home at night. So I shall try to do better, as I have a ton of posts to make! Desert BDU pants: As I’ve mentioned before, my dear hubby purchased … Continue reading

January changes…and changes to costume to-do list!

Lots of good crazy happening in my life lately! As I mentioned before, I did find someone to work with to help me create Vala’s leather outfit but it will have to be postponed until 2014 (I’m hoping for Summer). Along with the postponement of that costume, a few others will be postponed and I’ve … Continue reading

Out with the old…

…so 2012 has seen a lot of things.  I completed a few new costumes (which probably still could use some tweaking) and have done research for several more. Although I haven’t been posting anything the last two months, rest assured that my mind is still going and I have been doing costume research.  Hopefully after … Continue reading

Happy Halloween 2012!

This year was a pretty low-key Halloween, but good all the same.  After spending Saturday working on the house, we headed out to our friends the Cole’s for a Halloween party.  Sarah always has a great spread and the company is always enjoyable. As much as I’d have loved to wear something more elaborate my … Continue reading

No Delusions of Grandeur Here!

After a pretty successful trip last Friday, I picked up most everything I needed to finish Vala’s ‘Origin’ dress.  I’ve finished the bodice mock-up but am now seconded guessing parts of it as I tinker with it and figure out the best way to put it together. Since we will be closing on our house … Continue reading

‘Origin’ Dress Sleeve – Part 2

This should be a short post, but I wanted to throw up a picture of the actual sleeve and the fabric I had.  You can see what I mean about the serious differences.  The piece I have does have great texture, but it’s just not right to use for this project.  Alas, I shall keep … Continue reading

‘Origin’ Dress: Sleeve Discovery

A couple of posts ago I said I had an old chemise that I thought I may tear apart to use for the ‘Origin’ dress…well, that’s not going to happen now.  I watched a few clips of the episode and got a really good look at the sleeves, and now I can’t bring myself to use the fabric I … Continue reading

Beginning the ‘Origin’ Dress

So if you’ll recall, I had a bit of a rant last night about finding a great piece of fabric but the seller didn’t have enough.  I decided this morning that I would message the seller just on the off chance there was another yard or two hidden somewhere.  It never hurts to ask and … Continue reading

Denied & Still Waiting

You know what one of the biggest bummer’s about costuming is?  Finding a great fabric that’s perfect for a costume and then not being able to get enough of it to complete said costume.  So frustrating to spend so much time looking and then bam….denied!  I may also add that another huge bummer is when … Continue reading