Saturday, January 30, 2010
I'm trying to talk Jim into making an appearance at the CGS Supershow. We'll see if that works out... Meanwhile, listen to the CGS interview with Jim.
The Toonseum is focused on bringing the spotlight to local independent creators.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
fetishes/kinks? as an naked model you probsably will end up doing some sort of niche.
I've gotten a lot of requests for it but the only thing you'll remotely see is Wonder Woman and her lasso, either just draped on me or tying up a bad guy.
Amber, you're such a beautiful girl! Why CosDev and not something like Shutter Girls or your own site? That site doesn't seem as respectable as your are. :(
CosDev focuses on costuming which is what I want to do. I've thought of launching my own site for many years and I've been tinkering with all the code but I can't wrap my brain around the differences when some templates use xml, some js, etc. I don't have that kind of programming background and I can't afford to hire someone. I thought about SuicideGirls too but CosplayDeviants like I said, seems to have the same focus that I do.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I think I've shocked a considerable number of my friends by veering down the path of deviant modeling. In my opinion, what I'm embarking on isn't even porn so I wanted to address it openly:
I grew up with plenty of respect for nude modeling. My father had Playboys and I think it's merely a modern/digital representation of the same fine art done by the masters in oils and pastels. If people could simply wrap their brains around the concept that photography and digital arts are simply an evolution then the naked body should not be shocking to anyone.
My personal reason for wanting to do it at this point in my life is because I feel as if I lost a considerable amount of my vibrant youth when I could have been modeling to years in a bad marriage (the first one not the second one) and then wasted years being so obese. I'm not fit for professional modeling but since I feel good doing it, I'm going to. The fact that I have fans and friends who enjoy my product is pure joy to me too.
As far as portraying existing comic book characters that readers feel are too dignified to be naked, I understand and respect the concern. I also have the same concerns. When possible, I will ask a creator if it's ok for me to portray their character in a respectful fashion. Hopefully they'll say yes but if not, there are plenty of others to choose from. Particularly with Wonder Woman - she is a goddess, strong and commanding but her creator clearly had fetish in mind when he developed her style, powers and weaknesses. Since William Marston's son Pete has become a friend of mine and given me his blessing to pursue an erotic look at Wonder Woman, then I feel I'm justified in doing so. I draw the line with all the bondage requests - it's not my thing but you can expect to see me tie up a villain or two with my magic lasso.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
If you were given a huge budget to make a comic book movie where you could play one of the characters you costume, who would that character be and who would you cast as some of the other heroes/villains?
First of all, I should be cast as Carol Ferris, not that scrawny Blake Lively, but moving on... Bearing that there are so many wonderful characters to choose from, it's hard to pick. For right this minute I can think of Wonder Woman(even her mother Hippolyta); but I'd also like to play Delirium or Death from Sandman with Adrian Brody perhaps as Dream. btw, I love playing the "casting game!" I swear I am Delirium so there wouldn't be much acting involved.
Can we pay to see you naked? Nothing hotter than half naked heroines
You will be able to very soon! I'm hoping to make an announcement regarding my first @cosplaydeviants shoot any day now. I encourage you to sign up. There's a variety of female and male models not those cookie-cutter models from fashion shows.
Do you have a problem with anyone manipulating your photos?
I enjoy receiving fan art that people have made from my photos. They take my images and put more appropriate backgrounds on them or make mock ups of comic book covers. I would not want anyone altering my figure like putting my head on some other body. This is me, take it or leave it.
Piggy-backing on the last question, which character would you most want to model?
I love Terry Dodson's version of Circe from Wonder Woman. Her costume design is pretty spectacular and you can't go wrong with luscious long pink hair!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Which would be better, you are the model for a major comic book character or you have a doll/PVC figure modeled after you?
Holy cow that's a tough question. It's to say because I'm such a huge fan of Barbie but my comics addiction is pretty wild now. I guess I'd have to say modeling for a comic.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I got to know you after finding you as Rogue. Rogue is my altime favorite character.How many Characters have you dressed up as? And what are they. I know you as Rogue, Powergirl and love the new WW. What other character have you been?
It all started with my original Amber the Superhero Stylist. Marvel's Black Cat, Rogue, Sue Storm, Firestar, a couple versions of X-man generic team mates, and DC's Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Power Girl, Supergirl; Dark Horse's Rumor from Umbrella Academy (but that one fell apart is "retired"); working on a Guns of Shadow Valley cowgirl and Athena Voltaire.
How would you describe your approach to make-up (real world outside the studio)? Are you a minimalist or do you layer it on? Whose "look" do you try to mimic?
Great question! I tend to be medium with the amount but on days when I'm fighting my hives it's a different story. I try to mimic Avril Lavigne but I've noticed my eye shadows and liners getting into the small natural wrinkles under my eyes which makes them look sleepy. I'm experimenting now with putting eyeliners on my waterline instead of around my lashes all the time; dark liner and red or pink lipstick are my kind of my standard.
Obviously your super power is being gorgeous but do you mind the constant admiring looks and attention from the male population?
It's not really that constant. I think I have just managed to associate myself with a certain quality of people who appreciate what I do. So, no I don't mind at all. If someone was bothered by people staring when they're dressed as a superhero then they shouldn't be dressed that way.
When did you start obsessively reading comic books, and which book really hooked you in?
I only started in 2006 with Marvel's Civil War & Amazing Spider-Man and Dark Horse's Buffy the Vampire Slayer; it snowballed from there. I'd say Spidey was the one to get me hooked but I dropped him after One More Day.
What is your absolute favourite movie, band, holiday destination?
Favorite movie is Jaws. Band? Don't really have one but I'm digging Kirby Krackle these days. Holiday Destination? Don't have one of those either but I'd like one.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Whats your workout routine like to keep that amazing girlish figure you have?
Well... it was a mix of elliptical and pilates 5 days/wk but since moving and not having a gym membership, it's a big fat nothing. But thanks for noticing!
Costuming female versions of male comic book characters is starting to become popular on the Con circuit. Have you contemplated doing one, and if so, who?
I haven't seriously thought of it but I like some of them such as Indiana Jones and Ash Williams; however, there really are plenty of female characters to choose from. To be an adventurer you could be Athena Voltaire for example. I know I'd much rather be Batgirl or Batwoman than Batman with boobs (even though the nipples would finally make sense then).
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 09, 2010
- Episode 764: http://www.comicgeekspeak.com/episodes/comic_geek_speak-984.php (Willow, BN, Cap)
- Episode 742: http://www.comicgeekspeak.com/episodes/comic_geek_speak-959.php (Dr. Horrible)
- Episode 751: http://www.comicgeekspeak.com/episodes/comic_geek_speak-968.php (Nemi)
- Episode 754: http://www.comicgeekspeak.com/episodes/comic_geek_speak-970.php (BN: Wonder Woman)
And PLEASE don't forget to order your tickets for the Supershow! I'll be working at the Guns of Shadow Booth among making my rounds with some costume changes. This year should be oodles of fun. We'll be celebrating at 3rd & Spruce at night too.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
How do you Dress day to day - out and about on avg?
Depends. When I worked at fun shops like Comic Fusion and the 5&10, I wore fun things like jeans and nerd t-shirts. Now I have to do the whole business casual thing and it got old after a week. I want my jeans back. For weekends I like to be more on the punky goth side.
Monday, January 04, 2010
In the last year you made a huge splash in costuming, inspiring people like myself to dress up. Was or is their any cosplayers who inspired you?
Loads of costumers inspire me! That's why I joined up at the League of Heroes and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Ana Aesthetic, @Miracole, @R1ddle, Brian Parsley, Allen Hansard, @thatDJSpider, Belle Chere & her hubby Jerry and of course Ruby Rocket.
What costume wouldn't you wear?
Out in public, that would be many of the skimpy ones like Red Sonja, Slave Leia, Lady Death; being revealing in a photoshoot has a very different sense of confidence especially knowing there's always photoshop! In general, I wouldn't want to wear a costume of a character that I don't know anything about. If I'm ever hired for something, I would do my research.
Where in the world would you like to travel too?
At the moment, some place above 40 degrees! In general, I'd love to see as much as possible starting with the States I haven't seen (esp Hawaii) and Ireland & Scotland and more of Canada.
Who's the best, Love?
Best what? Hmmm. So cryptic. How do I respond? Costumer - there are lots but I love Belle Chere's work but it's hard to pick a "best"; best friend - Dynamic Brian @brianjames81 who still replies to my depressing texts; best girlfriend - Meghan.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Is the Baltimore convention a good one? I am have never been there but am thinking of going.
Baltimore is a great con bec it's not so big as to overwhelm but it's got everything. Goldilocks would approve. Plus the town is so nice that you can make a vaca out of it.