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Kate’s Costumes

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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

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

Updates: Boots, New address

Just because we’re moving and my sewing area is packed up doesn’t mean I’m still not costuming – so to speak.  😉 Since Vala appeared in Season 9 as a regular, I’ve been trying to track down her boots.  I’m going to do a longer post on this later (with pictures) but I have three pairs … Continue reading

Random picture comparison

This will be a short, not so substantial post, but as I was flipping through Season 10 pictures a couple of days ago I came across a nifty photo from the episode ‘Insiders’ I thought I would put up next to mine from the convention a couple of weeks ago.  Yes I was costuming as … Continue reading

Fan Expo Canada 2012, Part 2

…and as I continue my post on Fan Expo, a little more about our trip.  Once we finally got through the ticket line (there has to be a better system for that, doesn’t there guys?) we hustled in to see if we could still get a photo op with Amanda.  There was a really super … Continue reading