(us in our various cosplay  + bonus shot of the Arcane Green Lantern we made for our client on our client for PAX East this year; photocredit: IC photobooth, Harry Teasley, Ed Hull, Scott Chipman)
So PAX East 2014 is over! It was pretty fun- though arguably our most exhausting PAX ever. It was super awesome that we got exhibitor badges from turbine and got to help promote the game (plus being able to hang out on the cushy floor & eat inside the booth were added bonuses)- on the flip side, it meant we didn’t move around as much so we saw less people/stuff (as we have in past years). It was also really neat to watch the pro matches of the game- they were more enthralling then I expected them to be. Going to the IC launch party was actually a lot of fun too (got to hang out with some of the other cosplayers that came to the meetup and actually chat, which is pretty much my favorite part of cons after interacting with small children).

Wearing my Atomic Wonder Woman again was the best ever, so hopefully I’ll get to wear her again at another con (might have to bring her back to DCon…). GasCat came out pretty well too and had a good reception (I have to get a different  wig since it kind of came apart towards the end of con).

We met some awesome other cosplayers at the meetup too (the truly excellent Slumber Party Harley that came said my AWW had inspired her which was pretty much the most flattering thing anyone’s said to me, so that was awesome.). Also one woman asked me if I modeled which was also really flattering (and something I’ve certainly never heard before, so there’s that).

I’ll be doing a build write-up for how I made all of Gaslight Catwoman soonish (I’ll probably post a shortened version here and the full version on our website ) as well as our combined write ups for  Arcane Green Lantern (our client only wore him for the meetup and a few hours around it, since it was really warm/heavy costume) and Nightmare Superman.

But yeah, post pax I’m pretty sore (I have weird cosplay related bruises/scratches everywhere) but it was fun. Hope everyone else had an excellent time as well!

If anyone managed to catch a pic of us, it would be awesome to see them! You can share them here, or on our facebook page or via email :)

and now it is time for brunch! wooo brunch!

Finished Arcane Green Lantern (on the client and everything)! This was our first full head-to-toe* costume commission and it was kind of an epic amount of work (so we probably won’t be doing another full costume commission for awhile).
*we made or modded everything but his pants. Things created for this costume: Custom coat & tabard/skirt (custom fit/design, hand painted, partially hand sewn/machine sewn), Armor :chest/back, standard, vambraces/elbows, pauldrons, helmet, Weapons: Mace & Lantern (both light up with LEDS), Misc: Standard, Cape, Scarf, Brooch, various ornamental bits/belts.modded: modded a pair of leather gloves with knuckle armor, modded leather boots to have ornamentation on the front & toe.
Be sure to look for Arcane Green Lantern at the IC booth at Pax East this weekend!
(you can also see our page for ALL of the WIPS)

Finished Arcane Green Lantern (on the client and everything)! This was our first full head-to-toe* costume commission and it was kind of an epic amount of work (so we probably won’t be doing another full costume commission for awhile).

*we made or modded everything but his pants.

Things created for this costume: Custom coat & tabard/skirt (custom fit/design, hand painted, partially hand sewn/machine sewn), Armor :chest/back, standard, vambraces/elbows, pauldrons, helmet, Weapons: Mace & Lantern (both light up with LEDS), Misc: Standard, Cape, Scarf, Brooch, various ornamental bits/belts.

modded: modded a pair of leather gloves with knuckle armor, modded leather boots to have ornamentation on the front & toe.

Be sure to look for Arcane Green Lantern at the IC booth at Pax East this weekend!

(you can also see our page for ALL of the WIPS)

Nightmare Superman WIP. Suit is now completely airbrushed (first time using an airbrush! go me!) and just needs to be set (and the top needs to be cut out for his hair). I’m not 100% happy with it, but many of the flaws will be covered by armor/cape and with less than 3 days left before the convention, it’ll do.

(Josh’s nails became inadvertently fabulous when the airbrush paint seeped through the suit onto his skin. we had to take a picture ofc)

more AGL WIPS. The standard is all painted and ready to be attached to the base, the back plate is drying (needs varnish) and the front plate just needs a final buff/weather pass before it can be varnished.

then it’s just armor fixings and it’s all DONE. no more painting/mixing a thousand different shades of green.(i will then be painting nightmare superman’s armor which is all black, silver and red. woo!)

woo more wips! ahhh pax is sooo soon. We’re NEARLY done with Arcane Green Lantern (mostly just painting/sealing, armor attachments at this point) and then it will go off to its new owner (and by go off, Josh will bring them to him and show him how everything works, and then hopefully we can get some nice pictures of it from Pax East). And I will never work with this much green paint EVER AGAIN.

Gaslight Catwoman is also like 85% done. As you can see the hand claws are all done and reassembled and they look completely bad ass (so that’s awesome). Just have to finish the skirt/crinoline (which i might just nix and make a bustle/bum pad for instead for convenience), seal the boots and do the straps/collar for the corset get up. I also might sew in wig clips but that’s sort of minor.

and then the rest of the week, will be Nightmare Superman (josh is working on building the armor for that today).