Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reminders and Steampunk stuff

My occasional reminder that the content of this blog is at AmberUnmasked.com and some pages are NSFW.

Recent posts are all about my coverage of the 2015 Steampunk World's Fair. Lots of podcasts to post from that and written recaps of lectures. If you've never been to a convention, this is worth considering. There's a lot of convenience by having hotel-based cons. And basically this is an awesome time filled with constant music, freakshow performances, aerialists, and non-stop panels.




Friday, October 24, 2014

Reminder: Everything is happening at AmberUnmasked.com now


If you're still checking this site for archives, that's wonderful! My old process photos might be there but back when I started out on blogger the images were hosted off-site so a lot of the photos and links are broken. If you're looking for a specific costume tutorial, it's best to check AmberUnmasked.com.

Yesterday was the first time in THREE years that I carved a new pumpkin. I can't believe it's been that long. I've had a terrible time at dealing with life and hobbies that I love to do like carving pumpkins and making costumes and even cooking are things I have to force myself to do. And I haven't returned to cooking yet for other reasons.

So in 2014, there's been progress for me that seems tiny and impressive compared to the years when I could make four or five costumes and then carve three pumpkins. Those days might never return.

In the world of writing, things picked up a bit this year. It takes forever to get even a few comic book pages illustrated when you don't have the funds or a full-time artist. However, I do have a small story in the RISE: COMICS AGAINST BULLYING kickstarter with my friend Carolyn Belefski. We're not running the actual campaign though so if you have any feedback about the reward tiers or questions about the project, you should direct them to Zan at Northwest Press, the publisher of the anthology. It's a pretty amazing project. One of the creators of the TV show Arrow, Marc Guggenheim is one of the contributors. If we get funded, I get to say I was in a book with him and that's incredible.

Vodka O'Clock is being produced whenever I can manage the interviews or convention coverage. That's available on AmberUnmasked.com, iTunes or Stitcher.

And don't forget, follow me on Twitter @elizabethamber.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Costume: Adam Hughes "Women of DC" Wonder Woman


Overall this entire ensemble only took about a week to work on if I were to total all the time and sum it up but I was collecting pieces for it for years. The gown and accessories I had to create were about four days. It’s based on the famous poster by Adam Hughes titled WOMEN OF DC and features all the popular ladies in white formalwear except dear Selina Kyle who was added after the fact so he put her in all black (according to some old interview I read). I’ve never been statuesque so beingWonder Woman was something I always did out of my love for her image and what she represents. She can be compassionate but by far the fiercest warrior of the Justice League (maybe next to Shiera/Hawkgirl would be a interesting tie).



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