Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Captain Marvel tutorial posted

I know some sites still use this link as my url but I don't update here anymore and rarely check to see if there are comments awaiting moderation.

For the fun of it, I also designed my friend Sabrina an original space princess dress just because she'll appreciate it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

2012 NJ Superhero Weekend for domestic violence

SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 FLEMINGTON – The 2012 NJ SUPERHERO WEEKEND AND WONDER WOMAN DAY to benefit SAFE in Hunterdon will be hosted by Comic Fusion on October 6-7 in the historic business district of Flemington, NJ. Comic Fusion will auction superhero sketches to raise money and awareness for this domestic violence charity.
Since 2007,  Comic Fusion has raised close to $40,000 for SAFE in Hunterdon. This has been made possible by tremendous volunteers and companies such as Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey/Random House, Universal Studios, Diamond Select & Diamond Toys, Tonner Dolls, and many talented comic book creators.
This year Comic Fusion welcomes to the store guest artists Jamal Igle (MOLLY DANGER, SUPERGIRL, KISS), Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson (THE LIVING CORPSE), Jim Calafiore (BATGIRL, TITANS), Dave Ryan (WAR OF THE INDEPENDENTS), Charles Wilson III (STUFF OF LEGEN), Chris Flick (CAPES & BABES), Tom Schloendorn (TALES FROM THE STARLAND BALLROOM), Erica Hesse (THE KEY, GIRLS DRAWING GIRLS), Joe Martino (THE MIGHTY TITAN) and Bill Ellis (ALL NEW ISSUES).
Weather permitting, John Brown will bring his custom Gotham Supercars to SUPERHERO WEEKEND for photo opportunities. Comic Fusion will also host the STAR WARS costuming group, the 501st Legion along with Wonder Woman and many other costumed superheroes who will gladly pose for pictures.
The art sketches are auctioned with bids taken via email and in person atComic Fusion. There are also raffles and door prizes. Other local businesses will be showing their support with special discounts and donations collected during October 6-7 including Cocco’s Cafe and Sage boutique. Barkley’s Pet Boutique is hosting dog costume contests on Saturday, October 6th.
“SuperHero Weekend is a celebration of the characters we grew up with and to remember the lessons comics teach us so that we can make our communities better and safer,” explained Stacy Korn, co-owner of Comic Fusion. “We’re excited this year to welcome other businesses in the community to this wonderful event!  Each year the event evolves. This year is bigger than ever, with tons of events to participate in! This year our message of hope shines even brighter!”
“The fantasy of being a superhero provides children with the opportunity to more easily express their everyday fears,” said Elizabeth Amber Love, event planner. “People of all ages need to be reminded that being a victim was not their fault. Domestic abuse tends to be met with shameful feelings and people don’t seek help the way one would if they had a medical disease. This fundraiser gets people talking about advocacy and awareness through the great support system of the comic book industry.”
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the comic industry brings awareness about issues of domestic abuse through annual fundraisers like NJ SUPERHERO WEEKEND AND WONDER WOMAN DAY. Domestic Violence Awareness Month grew from the original 1981 Day of Unity conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Comic Fusion is an independently owned retail shop of comics, gaming and collectibles located in the heart of the historic business district of Flemington, New Jersey. They have organized an annual event to raise money and awareness for SAFE in Hunterdon since 2007.
SAFE in Hunterdon is a valuable community resource that provides transitional housing, 24-hour counseling, crisis intervention, legal advocacy and a children’s art therapy program for those affected by domestic abuse.
CONTACTS: Comic Fusion 42 Main Street Flemington, NJ 08822 (908) 788-0599 
Elizabeth-Amber Love, Events Coordinator for NJ Superhero Weekend can be reached at amberlovescomics@gmail.com
Stacy Korn from Comic Fusion can be reached atstacy@comicfusion.com and (908) 788-0599.
The auction items will have a diverse array of comic themed sketches including our figurehead Wonder Woman but many others such as The Avengers, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Batwoman, and Poison Ivy. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NJ cosplay activities

This weekend there were two events: a fundraiser at St. Barnabas Hospice which brought in over $5,000 for the hospital; then the Flemington car show.

The car shows are the 2nd & 4th Saturday nights of June, July & Aug. People are welcome to dress up in family friendly costumes and walk around Main Street to get photos taken.

Coming up on Friday night June 29th is a Meadowlands Zombie Walk at 10pm.

July 25th is Batman night at the Somerset Patriots ball game. Aug 11th is their Spider-Man night.

Oct 6-7th is SUPERHERO WEEKEND hosted by Comic Fusion in Flemington, NJ to raise money for SAFE in Hunterdon domestic violence organization.

Need a costume? Check out my etsy store. I have different sales each week. This week is Jesse Quick!

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Costumes at Etsy: X-MEN & JSA

This weekend two brand new costumes have been added to my Etsy shop.

They've only been worn to model for pictures for the listings. Full details about sizes and measurements are in the listings. No I am not taking custom commissions unless I already have a pattern in the size you need.

LIBERTY BELLE "Libby" version

JESSE QUICK was added a week ago but she's so obscure I'm afraid people aren't aware to even search for cosplay of her. Jesse is the daughter of Liberty Belle and she in fact has recently become the new Liberty Belle.

KITTY PRYDE or any "First Class" Style X-Men Character, modeled here by Ashley (@smash_is_nerdy).

Monday, May 28, 2012

Don't forget there are costumes on Etsy

I keep making new costumes and I'm selling off some of the ones from my own collection. Plus there are different hero themed tote bags and carved decorator pumpkins available:


Tuesday, May 08, 2012

2012 Cosplay Roll Call for Comic Fusion

I began the brainstorming last week about all of Comic Fusion's plans that would be enhanced by costumed guests. Please take a few moments to read through the calendar of events and let me know if you can help.


Friday, May 04, 2012

Ms. Marvel 2012


I just posted the step-by-step of my process for creating a commissioned Ms. Marvel costume.

It gave me some trouble once in a while but I'm really happy with how it came out.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Rogue redux - revisiting different versions of cosplay

I've been going through some old pictures lately and it reminded me of my first days costuming where I didn't make my own costume. My first superhero costume was something I commissioned from someone else and there were things about it that I didn't like, most notably the colors. The yellow was a pale pastel yellow and the green wasn't emerald but more like teal. What pissed me off most was that I had this ordered for a specific event and gave the seamstress the "must have by" date. I didn't arrive at my house until after I had to leave for my event. I am not ashamed that I did not pay for all of the shipping since she couldn't get it to me on time. And when I did get it, it needed alterations.

That bad experience is what lead me to bite the bullet and learn to sew spandex. I'm not great but I do all right and people enjoy the suits I've made.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Listed more stuff on etsy

It's been a difficult decision but I'm slowly letting go of my costume wardrobe. I have several listed etsy now.