Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I notice you usually do superheroes with an occasional supervillain. Being a fan of supervillains, I was just curious to see if you had any diabolical costumes in the works?

Good question! The answer is "sort of." I'm in the design stages of Star Sapphire (silver age) and she's been a Green Lantern villain but now they work together.

Ask me anything

You'd stop wearing skirts as a giant? That's too bad, you could have been a popular Giganta or Elasti-Girl.

Sounds too scary.

Ask me anything

Do you have a favorite online fabric site?

I really like Denver Fabrics and Spandex House for fabrics though I hate Spandex House's website (it's almost 2010 and they don't have a secure shopping cart yet!) The quality has always been better than Jo-Anns but I like Jo-Anns for notions and calicos.

Ask me anything

have you recovered from Christmas yet?

Yes, I have recovered. It was a sad xmas for me which was exhausting in a different way than it is for other people. I also baked A LOT and that's over now so my kitchen isn't a disaster.

Ask me anything

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I know you usually do Comic Book Costumes (which of course rock), though you have done some from other genres as well. What non-Comics costumes would you really like to do, and are there any genres you would tend to avoid?

Someone already asked this! I'll answer the part about what I would avoid - anime/manga because I know nothing about it and have no real connection to it.

Ask me anything

what's the best time you've ever had a comic convention?

Baltimore! I got to meet a lot of wonderful guys from Dynamite Entertainment and party the night away. 2007, I think. @DynamicForces

Ask me anything

Out of the many fun, geeky twitter/bloggers on the web - who do you have a crush on and would like to meet or get to know better?

That's easy: @feliciaday (Felicia Day) and @wilw (Wil Wheaton) but I'm sure there are plenty more. On Youtube, it's "hellointernet" aka Marvel Sucker Benjamin.

Ask me anything

Have you heard of the photographer Scott Church? Would you consider being photographed in costume by him?

Never heard of him but if he's legit, sure I would. I require a safe location like a studio not some creepy basement with a bedsheet for a backdrop.

Ask me anything

You pose for CosplayDeviants?

Right now I'm a "potential Deviant". My first shoot is scheduled for later in January so hopefully if all goes well, it will be well received and they'll want to keep me.

Ask me anything

What would you do if you were a giant?

Stop wearing skirts?

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Do you accept suggestions? a Catwoman costume, the Cooke version with short hair, maybe? that'd be a commitment!

I love Darwyn's work but the version of Catwoman that I really wanted to do was Hush. I wear a lot of wigs now but when I go to donate my hair again perhaps that would be a bonus for doing it.

Ask me anything

Have you ever wanted to do any roleplaying in your costumes?

As I've said, I'm a pretty terrible actress so I don't think I could even pull off RP very well but I sure would give it a try. When I celebrate Wonder Woman Day, I'm pretty much in character when the kids are around.

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What is the one costume you haven't designed yet that you've been dying to do?

I'd love to create Terry Dodson's version of Circe from Wonder Woman. I think it's a gorgeous design and she even has awesome pink hair!

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What non-superhero types of costumes have you/would you enjoy designing or wearing at a con?

Actually I'll be debuting as a sexy cowgirl this year for the booth at the @comicgeekspeak SuperShow. I may possibly get the chance to dress as Athena Voltaire too. I also love Steampunk and would love add it to my wardrobe.

Ask me anything

Will you pose in your Firestar costume for me?

Depends. If I meet you at a con and I'm wearing it, then I'll happy stop and pose for a few shots. My blog has my calendar of tentative dates where I'll be. I'm working only with photographers approved through CosplayDeviants and personal references at the moment. If you're an illustrator and need to use my pics as reference, that's always fine - check my galleries on facebook and flickr.

Ask me anything

I'm bravely participating in the formspring Q&A

You can ask me questions anonymously but please realize that anonymity does not give you the right to be an ass. Please be respectful. I'm an open book so chances are I will be very honest in my responses.

Right off the bat here are some basics:
Status - separated/dating
Age - old in numbers, 37
Measurements - 38.5 - 36 - 39
Orientation - bi

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Kwanzhanayulemas!

So I've been tinkering with redesigning the ol' blog here at Hero Fashions. It's so much fun coding xml when you don't know xml --- /sarcasm>. Supposedly the new blogger post editor allows for better functionality when posting pictures too. I'll give that whirl here just to see if they're full of crap.

Here's a picture of me last year playing with Cthulu Santa at Comic Fusion where I used to work, because he's just way more fun that the other Santa. Comic Fusion is in Flemington, NJ which has lots of shopping opportunities. There are the outlets over at Liberty Village but I encourage you to hit Main Street. Of course, your first stop should be the comic shop. Then get yer grub on at Shaker Cafe. If you're feeling a bit more "pretty" and you're plenty hungry, have lunch or afternoon tea at Teaberry's.

That picture of me with ol' St. Nick is from 2007 in Clinton, NJ. The Main Street in Clinton is charming and full of great little independent shops. Unlike New Hope, they haven't let Starbucks in yet. The shops suffered a devastating flood this year and some of the owners are still recovering from that. If you can't do your last minute Christmas Eve shopping there, at least considering stopping by to spend your Christmas money after the holidays. Don't miss the Clinton 5 & 10 which is also where I used to work.

This year, I'm in Pittsburgh carefully treading on the icy sidewalks and roads. I'm doing the necessary cleaning and cooking for the family visiting tomorrow. Caico and I will be heading to the 'burbs to visit my awesome brother Bill and his fun wife Celeste with their insane wiener dogs. The folks are driving in from Jersey today.

Comics, Cleaning & Cooking on Christmas Eve.

Happy Holidays!
From Amber Love & Caico

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2009 MVP at the Superhero Costuming Forum

Hero Fashions Fans! Pay attention! First of all, if you don't know, the Superhero Costuming Forum is where I go to get advice from people far more creative and talented than myself. It's run by an extraordinary group of volunteers who have built a community of close friends all because of superhero costuming. We even venture beyond the tights now and again for the likes of G.I. Joe or Indiana Jones, etc.

Last year I breathlessly accepted the MVP which I did not expect to ever receive; and this year, I had personal issues that required my time so I missed out on the boards a lot. However, I popped in just in time to see that "StanLeeWannabe" aka Alfie Norris was awarded the 2009 MVP! I decided that he needed a bit of spotlight over here at the ol' blog so I asked him a few questions.

To swipe some of our fearless leader's hardwork (Allan), here are some quotes about Alfie from his peers at the Superhero Costuming Forum:

  • He's very active on this and many other forums and is always quick to offer his two cents, solicited or not.
  • He was a fun guy to hang with at DC and has energy that I wish I could fucking bottle (minus the Ritalin prescription)!
  • it's a pleasure to chat with him either on the boards or on msn, I'm looking forward to hanging at Dcon 2010.
  • He knows things.....
  • He has been a major part of getting the site moving. He has made posts that have been informative. Has given advice to those seeking it. And knocked out a ton of costumes.

As last year's MVP, I know it's a big honor, so, Alfie, how does it make you feel to be recognized by your costuming friends as an outstanding community member?

Humbled, since there are so many others deserving recognition. Gratified, that the work and detail and perspective that I put into projects is enjoyed by others that love this stuff too.

What were your greatest 2009 costuming accomplishments?
The costume I'm most proud of this year was certainly Eradictor. A lot of work and planning went into that one. Almost everything was something I had to "put my hands on" so to speak. From the cowl to the cape to all the luminescent runes and the light up eyes. The Flash boots with rippled soles and a custom airbrush paint job weren't easy either.

But from what I gather, it was my penchant for trolling the forums late night and jotting down advice that people were appreciative of the most. Taking the time to listen, which has been one of my goals - to be a better listener - resulted in a few "ah ha!" moments. Like, "whoa, I know the answer to that! I'll see if this post helps." I've learned so much from people who know a TON more than I do about this stuff that it just seems right to pop in and spread the wealth.

What was an important lesson learned in how to do or not to do something?
I learned not to spraypaint Dr. Fate helmets in a closed garage when your wife's car is a totally different color. Ha ha. Had to get her a brand new coat on the car thanks to a few pesky particles.

But more importantly, I learned you can't be afraid to just jump in, try stuff and make mistakes. Heck if I hadn't just recklessly bought materials and tried stuff, I might still be on the couch thinking "I dont know...i dont really know how to do that..." I allowed myself time to play.

What's on the books for your 2010 To Do list?
What's NOT on the To Do list? I keep having wild ideas and wanting to go nuts on them all.

1. Wolverine - with extending and contracting claws under latex skin. I want people to ask, "is that for real?"
2. Dr. Strangefate - I'm dying to see an Amalgam group at a con. It's absolutely my favorite comic concept bar none. Ron Marz, José Luis Garcia-Lopez and Kevin Nowlan did an amazing job on that series.
3. The Human Torch - im kicking around a few versions of this. One involves resin and Christmas lights?
4. Archangel - poseable mirror chrome wings included!
5. Movie & Classic Iron Man suits ...
6. Nova - helmets and armor in the works as we speak

*pant* *pant*

The Hulk is not on this list simply because...well I dont know if I'll be able to do it justice this year. Allen did such a great job with Sasquatch, that's going to be a hard act to follow.

What conventions and events will you be attending in 2010?

Most likely it'll just be Dragon*Con, but since the wife wants to mainline Twilight info we're about 80% for San Diego Comic Con as well. Though I've been on the boards for a long time now, this year's D*C was my first con! It was a complete blast and I couldn't have been happier to make connections with such great people.

I'm looking forward to D*C 2010 especially because I made a certain nuptial prediction that I'm really hoping comes true. I know things. Ha ha.

People always want to know, can they contact you for commissions? If so, how?
Absolutely. Email me at I'll try my hand at anything if I've got the time. Sewing isn't my strongest, but anything else I'm game for.

Where can fans find more information about you or follow your activities?
I'm on crack book...err Facebook at:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Look what I won!

Through the power of some random number selecting program, one my comments was chosen as the winner of one of the Guns of Shadow Valley comment contest! Creator Dave Wachter is making sketches for the winners, any character of their choice. I went with Circe because she was missing from my collection of bad ass girls in comics. Thanks, Dave!

And if I haven't mentioned it, I'm loving the Guns series. My followers know that I'm a big fan of Zorro and the Lone Ranger & Tonto which don't come out nearly as often as I'd like. Guns comes out with a new page every Tue & Thurs.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art Class

I can't believe it's been so many weeks since I've blogged! That's mainly because I have not done anything too productive other than reviewing comics. My sewing room is still just a heaping landfill of boxes that have not been unpacked. Every weekend I tell myself that's when I'm going to unpack and I procrastinate. Well, now I really must get my butt in gear as I really that comic con season is right around the corner and there are other particularly nifty events to dress up for such as Dr. Sketchy's.

I had heard of Dr. Sketchy's quite a long time ago following one of my personal favorite costumers, Ruby Rocket. Then friends of mine from the League of Heroes and Superhero Costuming Forum started getting in on the act too. I never thought I'd get the chance to experience it because I had no idea just how many locations there are for the Anti-Art events.

Even if you're not an artist, grab a pad and some markers and find the closest event. I spent half my night doodling and the rest just watching the fun. I witnessed a sexy hobo make a balloon monkey masturbating on a motorcycle! How many times can you say you've seen that in your life? It was Dave Wachter's gruesome rendition of the monkey that won him the prize which was becoming the monkey's proud owner. It's quite frightening how happy he was to win that vile piece of balloon sculpture. (To see the monkey, visit my Facebook unless you were one of the few that I shocked on twitter last night.)

And of course, even my spare batteries were dead so I didn't get any video but I did get a few pictures. I also had fun catching up with ToonBrian whom I first met at the Steel City Con just a few weeks ago. The DJ was wild and managed to pick the most (in-) appropriate music for the theme which was "Hobo-Erotic."

The local ToonSeum provided the cereal cels artwork on the walls. Nostalgic trademarks like Tony the Tiger and other adorable innocent creatures looked on as we regaled the vulgarity.

Another special part of my night was getting to see Jim & Mel who own the incredible Gypsy Cafe which hosted last night's festivities. The food was amazing as always and they picked great drink specials. Unfortunately, I was driving so I didn't get any of the half price Magic Hat which is among my all time favorite beers. But one of the sponsors of the night was Boyd & Blair vodka company so I did partake in one shot early on because, hey - it's vodka and I'm still half Polish! And Mel graciously accepted a gift from the German side of my family which was a ceramic peacock made by my aunt for my grandmother. As the matriach now, my mum insisted that the peacock belong to Mel. If mum lived out here I have feeling we'd be at the Gypsy even more often.

Personally exciting for me is that after meeting Joe, aka Dr. Sketchy, some of my costumes may be featured in a 2010 superhero themed event! *fingers crossed*

Have I mentioned how much I hate the way blogger posts pictures?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I can't believe I got something in my mailbox besides bills. Better yet, it was a package from Joe Sinnott with memos from him and Stan Lee with photos that he had Stan sign for me of Joe & I at Superhero Weekend!

If you don't know what Stan is referring to, Joe signed me while I was dressed as Sue Storm, a character they co-created back in the ol' days. See my video on an earlier post.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Comic Shop Tour - Pittsburgh

I ventured out on an exploration yesterday in an attempt to get acclimated to my new city of Pittsburgh. On Wednesday I had already paid a visit to the comic shop closest to my new place, Time Tunnel comics, and it was a nice shop overall but not warm & fuzzy with friendliness until I got to the counter to actually pay for something. So this weekend, the tour was expanded to another four shops in the downtown area. There was a virus-like plague amongst these comic shops where I wasn't even greeted with a "Hello, can I help you find something?" except for one shop. That shop was the Phantom of the Attic in Oakland. All the shops were clean and seemed to be organized but you have learn the different methods of organizing in each shop. Figuring out where the one-week old comics were was not necessarily intuitive. I like a purely alphabetical filing system but it seems most of these like to divide by DC, Marvel, then "other" and then by title. PotA had the best shelving system utilizing custom cabinetry for their comics and all the supplies instead of just white cardboard boxes. The displays were creative kiosks which are updated regularly with themes for sales or based on a subject that's hot. The entire staff was friendly and outgoing to boot which made the biggest difference. I don't mind white boxes and little mess if you're going to help me find something; ignoring new shoppers looking to spend their cash is no way to win them over. In my past few years in retail, I'd like to think I treated everyone with courtesy even though there was one snooty old broad who copped an attitude; one in three years isn't so bad.

Here's a bit of confusion: there are 2 shops with that name Phantom of the Attic because they used to be under the same ownership. When the shops split up, neither was forced to change names so there's another in a sad mall where more than half the shops are vacant.

An interesting bit of trivia - all but one shop had female employees and they were cute though only PotA had one outgoing and friendly. So I do not want to hear that there are no cute girls in comic shops. Where do you people shop? Plenty of girls out there who are into comics, work in comic/gaming shops, and are really cute. Get out of your damn house and go to a shop.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Superhero Saturday Highlights

Joe Sinnott signing my suit!

Superhero Weekend in full swing

The auction is going strong but we still have plenty of artwork that doesn't even have opening bids yet! You only have until midnight tonight for email bidding (email your max bid to otherwise you'll have to call the shop tomorrow before 5pm!

Friday, October 23, 2009

More Big Apple coverage

At the NY Daily News, you can get a glimpse of me tying up the X-Men's Iceman as DC stormed the stage when the Marvels were trying to steal the show. I'm at the 1:31 mark.

Above: (1) me with Franchesco! (2) me with Riddle as Wasp.
Below: (1) DC group shot (2) me tying up Dirk Strangely.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another comic event on 10/24 in NJ

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc.
is presenting its first annual OPEN HOUSE on
October 24, from 1 - 4 PM.

* Featuring guided tours of the newly renovated school facility for potential students and their families.

* Joe, Adam, and Andy will all be on hand to say 'Hello'.

* There will be refreshments, giveaways, and a raffle for prizes .

* In addition to the Open House, there will be an Art Show featuring the work of instructors and alumni. There will be a wide variety of comics, prints, and original art available for show and for purchase.

The Joe Kubert School: "Taught by professionals for aspiring professionals."

To RSVP, please call: 973-361-1327 or e-mail:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Big Apple Con

I'm happy to announce that Jill the Nerdy Bird and I will be attending the Big Apple Comic Con this Saturday as women of the DCU!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Wonder Woman Day donations due!

Hi, Folks!

Thank you to everyone who has been showing their support for the 2009 Wonder Woman Day celebration through your artwork donations and financial support! October 24-25 is fast approaching. If you are donating a piece to us, please mail it in now so that Stacy has time to update the websites. We'd like to begin the online bidding process asap. Also if you can, please email us a .jpg of the image as well which saves us a lot of time in updating the sites - stacy @ **Your subject does not have to be Wonder Woman in fact, we'd love to have others. We encourage other wholesome images of superheroes but we kindly request that no weapons, overtly sexual or violent scenes be depicted.**

For details join us on Facebook:

Don't forget that we will have some astounding artists in house too! Ken & Buzz from The Living Corpse along with the legendary Joe Sinnott (Jack Kirby's inker & comic icon in his own right) along with other great talent.

All proceeds from the NJ auction go directly to SAFE in Hunterdon.

Thank you again & I hope to see you in person! If you can't make it, please remember to email your max bids so you don't miss out on any of the fantastic art.


Saturday, September 05, 2009

Comic Impact's Girl of the Month

Wow! I'm Comic Impact's Cosplay Girl of the Month!! Thanks, Simon & staff!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Wonder Woman Day planning

It's official! Legendary comic artist Joe Sinnott will be at our Wonder Woman Day fundraiser at Comic Fusion in Flemington, NJ.

See the donated sketches, like the Peter Steigerwald one above, that we've already received. Bidding will start a couple of weeks before Wonder Woman Day but last minute live bidding is done in the store (via phone or email is fine too).

All NJ proceeds go directly to SAFE in Hunterdon, our local domestic violence organization.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Big Barda completed pics

I was so excited to find my inbox flooded with gorgeous pictures of Ms. Emm Kay in the new Big Barda costume. She was responsible for the motherbox, the boomtube thingie (sorry my lingo is rusty) and the entire helmet. The rest was made or modded by me.

You can find all the information on the entire outfit by searching at The Superhero Costuming Forum and the League of Heroes websites.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Big Barda (DC Comics) of the New Gods

THE BIG BARDA COSTUME FOR M.K. IS FINISHED!!! Time to go read some comics! Here are some Work In Progress pictures.

Here's a quick look at what the major elements were made from (I threw in some of the expenses just because they were in my hand scribbled notes):

Cape - modified a Butterick pattern #4377, added some length, made more narrow; cutting & construction about 5 hours, shortening after making it too long 1 hr; pleated & finishing 2 hrs; made from red crepe and red stretch lining (Denver Fabrics online)

- gold belt pleather from the ribbon section of Joann's Fabrics ($12); Wonderflex pieces heat molded ($20), craft foam sheets ($5), bra closure for adjustability ($2), velcro used in other things also ($15); spray painted gold caribiner clip

Body suit
cutting & construction - 3 hours (just the blue shirt & pants); another 2 hrs for zipper, hems, elastic.; modified Kwik Sew pattern #3029 for the pants and the torso - had to add long sleeves which are pointed and have an elastic loop to go around the middle fingers.

- custom briefs made from metallic foil spandex

- purchased by M.K. off ebay; I modified by cutting off a few inches of the gold, adding black spandex and snapping on gold spray painted buttons.

Strap accessories
- the shirt straps around the biceps are grosgrain ribbon covered in plasti-dip; the legs are just the plain ribbon w/o the plasti-dip; gold spray painted buttons snapped on.

- purchased by M.K.; sprayed the top 3" with black plasti-dip for about 3-4 coats; snapped on the gold sprayed buttons.

- completely done by M.K.

Chest armor
- made by Richie's Armor, the creator of the female stormtrooper ($45); dremeled, painted and accessorized by me; added straps.

I'm not doing the head gear. M.K. is handling that part of the project and posting progress at the SCF boards.

Officially the project began April 14, 2009 when I was contacted by M.K. and we immediately began conducting our research on fabrics and designs. That's exactly a 4 month period of working on this. It was by far the most challenging project I've done with many failed experiments along the way. I even tried making the chest armor myself originally and spent quite a bit on materials for it but it was just easier & cheaper to go to an expert.

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Fantastic Four pictures on flickr

This is one of the first costumes I ever made back in 2006 (if I remember correctly). Originally this suit was just for practice and I was going to sell it; I was never going to wear it but a dear friend of mine convinced me that Sue Storm is one of the best female characters in comics. I just couldn't let go of the suit after that.

Sue Storm Richards aka The Invisible Woman from the Fantastic Four (Marvel)
Costume created 2006
Photos from Aug 2009 by Riad Twal
from one of the Flemington Car Shows in front of Comic Fusion.

Jill's Rage Lantern costume

Jill the Nerdy Bird made a great entry on her blog about every piece of her Rage Lantern costume that she debuted at San Diego's Comic Con International.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Download Last Night's Episode

The Loud Idiots show from last featuring myself and Jimmy Palmiotti is now up and ready for downloading:

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

New Wonder Woman Pictures

I had the pleasure of working with Rick Tracy, In just a couple hours we wandered up and down Main Street in Flemington, NJ and captured some really great shots of me as Wonder Woman.

The easiest place to see them is probably Flickr, but I uploaded to Facebook and Myspace as well.

Some shots are at The Great Lodge Cafe, one my favorite places to hang out.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Guest Appearances

Thursday, August 6th at 10 pm EST, I'll be a guest on the Loud Idiots program. Tune in through There's a number to call in if you have any questions you want to ask. We'll be covering typical geek culture things such as comics, conventions and costuming.

Somewhat related, my YouTube channel is being further syndicated on some fantastico geek websites so you'll be able to see episodes at:
Naturally, my written Marvel coverage will continue at GEN Online and miscellaneous reviews & interviews at Dynamic Forces.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mockingbird pics

I made this Mockingbird leotard for Jen months ago and wanted to wait for final pictures before showing it off.

I was so happy to see that Jen got the chance to wear her Mockingbird costume to San Diego Comic Con International. With the Dex Starr rage kitty that Jill brought + Jen's Mockingbird, I guess I really was there in spirit!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gotham Style Mens Fashion

Please Digg my interview at GEN Online with designer David Pea. I have been trying to get this for years and David finally felt the time was right as he announced the new Gotham style streetwear fashion line for men.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Another successful car show - what's next?

We had another successful turn out for the Flemington Car Show last night. There are still a couple left. So what should I wear on August 8th?

- Rogue
- Sue Storm
- generic X-men
- trashy black PVC catsuit with no hero theme at all
- Alice in Wonderland (Disney/punk style)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Success at SD Comic Con International

I've been somewhat depressed and jealous that I'm not at San Diego Comic Con with everyone, but I'm definitely there in spirit. I'm loving the hell out of Twitter & Facebook right now where people are live blogging their exploits.

I'm also quite proud to have at least had something go to SDCC in my place. I made the suit for The Nerdy Bird's rage kitty, Dex Starr. Apparently NB & Dex got such a great reception that she's been interviewed, talked to one of our favorite writers Geoff Johns (the one responsible for the red lantern corps) and he even tweeted about her & Dex!

If you're not familiar with The Nerdy Bird's work (where the hell have you been?), she's my counterpart at GEN, covering DC where I cover Marvel. The two of us together are a force to be reckoned with. Fangirls from Jersey - look out!

Photo from @acomicbookgirl

Friday, July 24, 2009

Car Show Appearance - July 25th

I'll be making a Power Girl appearance Saturday night at the Flemington Car Show - find me at Comic Fusion, 5pm!

42 Main Street, Flemington, NJ

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Comic Book Drive for the Troops

I'm appearing at the Little Falls, NJ Street Fair on Main Street as Wonder Woman at the New Moon Comics booth. 12-3. Come see me & bring your camera!

Plus, bring any comics you'd like to donate to the soldiers overseas. NMC is shelling out all the money for shipping to send our troops some entertainment. What better way to spend the 4th?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rage Kitty Dexx Starr!

This is by far the most fun I've had completing a commission. It wasn't easy but the result is just so funny that I can't help laughing about it.


Took left over spandex and began draping it over kitty and marking it for cut lines.

Cleaned up the design of the pattern pieces a bit. Laid out on red PVC and black 4-way stretch spandex.

Began the assembly with constant testing of the fitting.

Compared it to the original artwork. The only thing left off are the waist hash marks. The rest seems pretty good.

Last step was create the embroidered patch of the Red Lantern Corps and use some vinyl glue to affix it to the back (per customer's request since it's easier to see than Dexx's belly).

And we have the 99% finished Dexx Starr! He needs to be colored blue which might possibly be done with blue hairspray.