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Year in Reviews continue! I will finish them before 2014, I swears! This time: Costume Edition!

Here's what I said I'd make in 2012:

1. Rebel Pilots for Rogue & me Only Rogue's got made this year.
2. At least one and hopefully more historical dresses & underpinnings! I have fabric for 18c, Regency, and mid-1800s. Nope. Every year I say I will...
3. Superhero/princess mashup (maybe?) Group didn't happen.
4. Whatever we do for SDCC Masquerade Yep! Project Runway: All Star Wars!
5. Ravenclaw robe Nope.
6. Amber's USO Girl Amber has elected to defer this costume for the time being.
7. Possibly Pink Power Ranger for a D*C group? Group didn't happen.

So then, what *did* I make? Well...

1. "Indy Anna" Jones

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My brother has always been the junior Jones in our family (except for when our dad is Indy and Sean is Shia LeBoeuf)-- but this year he couldn't come to Comic-Con. So I filled in! This costume was a snap, because Dad and Sean both own multiple copies of all the Indy accessories, so they just lent me the smallest hat, belt, bag, etc. I had originally planned on making some Katharine Hepburn-esque pants, but ultimately decided on a skirt. So I made a half-circle skirt out of some tan wool, and bought a shirt and boots. I didn't get to do my hair in a fun 30s style because I had to change into this one in the parking garage after wearing Maleficent that morning. :P At Dragon*Con we finally got our whole Indy group together for the very first time, huzzah!

2 & 3. Asami and Bolin (Legend of Korra)


Our fabulous friend Cat had already made a Korra costume and asked if we'd be her Asami and Bolin. (I agreed before I even knew what Asami's costume would look like! Luckily the answer was "awesome.") We only got to wear these for a little while on Friday at SDCC but we had lots of fun, and we had a great shoot with Dave Lucchesi! Rogue, BTW, did most of the work on Bolin, under my supervision.

4 & 5. Darth Heidi and Grand Moff Tim Gunn

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This year's Masquerade entry was Project Runway: All Star Wars. Rogue and I immediately called Tim and Heidi. :D GM Tim Gunn is a straightforward Imperial officer, so that Rogue can join the 501st once I make the correct pants, but Heidi was rather a design challenge. How to interpret Vader's costume through Heidi Klum's patented "tight, short, and shiny" lens? (And it is tight. And short. And shiny. And also itchy; it needs a lining.) (And reusing my Posh Space shoes FTW!)

6. Rogue's rebel pilot


My work on this was limited to the flak vest and the flightsuit collar. Everything else was Rogue (and a bought chestbox and commpad, with leg flares by my dad). Yay Rogue!

7. General Dodonna

DragonCon 2012 - Rebel pilot Mickey, Princess Leia

Rogue and Sean as rebel pilots, me as Leia-- who better for my dad to be than yet another dude with an awesome beard, General Dodonna! This was supposed to be a short, simple project, but the jacket and shirt had other ideas. :P But it looks pretty awesome now!

8. Genderbent Hawkeye, aka Clara Barton


Betsy wanted to make a Lady Loki, so Janine decided to make a Lady Thor, and then a flurry of text messages happened and when the dust cleared, we were the Genderbent Avengers and I was Hawkeye. (Rogue was Black Widower. Heeee.) These were worn for one extremely excellent night at Dragon*Con. Plus shawarma Dairy Queen!


9. Tiny Princess Captain America


I've gone on about this at length elsewhere, but dude, I am so proud of this thing. (Sooo close to 20,000 notes on tumblr!) I saw it hanging in Wee C's closet the other day and had a moment of, "Damn, that is adorable! Oh wait, I made that!" SKILLS. I AM LEARNING THEM.

10. Party Rock Asami

comikaze 2012 asami comparison

A friend of Cat's had done some fanart of "party rock"-style Legend of Korra characters. Cat really wanted to do a group at Comikaze in LA in September, and we were totally game! I still can't quite believe I wore turquoise animal-print leggings in public. (LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS. This costume goes against everything I believe in!) But it was SO. MUCH. FUN.

11. A scarecrow costume for a dog


Debby's friend Amy commissioned me to make a scarecrow costume for her dog for Halloween. That was a first for me! I think it turned out pretty cute.

12. Yip-Yips, from Sesame Street

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We made these for our Halloween skit at work. Unbeknownst to us, another department *also* did the Yip-Yips! Kind of embarassing, but also pretty funny. We made these in about an hour, the day before Halloweeen, and they were made with panne velvet and hot glue and it made my soul cry. But my coworkers had lots of fun.

13, 14, 15. Tangled running costumes

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For the Disney Princess half, Rogue, Janine, and I ran as Flynn/Eugene, Gothel, and Rapunzel from Tangled. Super fun times!

16. Gabi's Doctor Who skirt


I made Gabi a skirt from the scraps left over from Janine's skirt and Ron's shirt!

17. A dress for Cordelia


Squeaking in just under the wire, on New Year's Eve! I went shopping with Debby and Cordelia in December, and on the clearance rack, we found this adorable skirt that was a ladies' size extra-small. All I had to do was add some ribbon ties at the shoulders, and it became the cutest little sundress!

And now, planned costumes for 2013:

1. Rebel Pilot for me!
2. Sekrit SDCC Masquerade costumes (there will be many costumes, mostly alike, let's put it that way)
3. Scarlett's "shantytown" dress for a GWTW group at D*C. Yes, the trim is insane. Yes, I'm going to start early. Really.
4. Mayyyyybe Rapunzel? I keep almost doing it.
5. Whatever else comes up!

Date: 2013-02-04 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tavariel.livejournal.com
I can't believe you made so many costumes this year! You are amazing!

Shantytoooooown. I have the black and white striped fabric for my Carriage dress; I need to post some pictures of it.

Date: 2013-02-15 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thanks! I always think eh, I didn't make very much this year, but when I go back and total it all, I did a fair amount!

I am sooooooooooo excited for this GWTW group. You don't even know.

Date: 2013-02-04 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaz0n-princess.livejournal.com
I'm just looking at all those going "WOW, YOU ARE AMAZING!"

The dog costume was just adorable. Actually, most of these costumes are adorable/awesome!

Date: 2013-02-15 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
:D Thank you bb!

Date: 2013-02-04 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dm-lunsford.livejournal.com
I love all your female versions of costuming for different male characters. So fun. And that Indy-Anna Jones - the skirt plus boots is fab! (boot love, of course *g*)

Good luck with the Scarlett dress. I MUST see this one in person. Just sayin'. ;)
Edited Date: 2013-02-04 02:37 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-02-15 08:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thanks! I too love those boots-- Steve Maddens are the best! These are a bit tight in the ankle area, need to see about getting them stretched...

We should be pretty easy to find in these costumes at D*C! No matter how many or few girls we have, we will take up a lot of space. *g*

Date: 2013-02-04 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laughingmagpie.livejournal.com
Wow! That's an impressive list for the year - in numbers, yes, but also quality and awesomeness!

Date: 2013-02-15 08:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you very much!

Date: 2013-02-04 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lita64.livejournal.com
I love all of your costumes! I think my favorite has to be Indy Anna Jones, though. It's so adorable! :D

Date: 2013-02-15 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you! I love how Indy Anna turned out! (When my brother and I were at D*C and both dressed as the same character, I joked that we were the Jones twins, Indy and Anna. *g*)

Date: 2013-02-04 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eleonoraproject.livejournal.com
OOH. So jealous of your GWTW costume group. Can't wait to see the results.

Your work is so fun. I love seeing what you come up with!

Date: 2013-02-15 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I'm so excited for the GWTW group!

Date: 2013-02-04 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedihealer.livejournal.com
Not shabby at all girl! :-)

Date: 2013-02-15 08:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Nope, not too bad, I have to say. :)

Date: 2013-02-05 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luminousbeing78.livejournal.com
Impressive........most impressive!!
I really loved the SDCC skit, and the Best in Show is very much deserved!
You guys do the best Indy group...I hope Brian and I can go as Indy and Marion this year:)
GWTW.....holy cow. Seriously. I can't wait to see it! BTW, there used to be a restaraunt in Atlanta called "Pittypat's Porch", filled with memorabelia from the premier. Brian and I went there one weekend not long after we were married. All the dishes are Southern and delicious. I don't know if it's still there, but worth checking out...especially if you go in costume!!

Date: 2013-02-15 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you! OMG we HAVE to meet up at D*C with all our Indy costumes to make a SUPERGROUP. Your Marion already looks amazing!

Ooh, that restaurant sounds super fun! I wonder if any of the girls in the group know about it...

Date: 2013-02-05 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anariazar-rel.livejournal.com
So many awesome costumes! Can't wait to see what you make this year :)

Date: 2013-02-15 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you so much Kristy!

Date: 2013-02-05 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mandymitchell.livejournal.com
Wow! That's a lot of costumes for one year. Job well done!

Date: 2013-02-15 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you Angela!


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