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We made it to Bleeding Cool!

If you’ve been following our costume-making progress over the past year, you’ll know that we made a total of seven new costumes specifically to be worn at DragonCon.  Much to our surprise and delight, five of our new costumes made it to Bleeding Cool yesterday!  Check out all the other great costumes here, and check out ours below!

Deadshot and Scandal Savage, courtesy of BleedingCool.com
Deadshot and Scandal Savage, courtesy of BleedingCool.com
Historically Accurate Disney, courtesy of BleedingCool.com
Historically Accurate Disney, courtesy of BleedingCool.com
Taskmaster, courtesy of BleedingCool.com
Taskmaster, courtesy of BleedingCool.com
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DragonCon 2014 – The aftermath!

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We have (mostly) recovered from DragonCon!  Most of our pictures have already been uploaded, but there are some more lurking on various cameras that we will work on getting up over the next few days, as well as putting on our site.  Until then, you can find our photos on Facebook or Flickr.  Feel free to share and tag yourselves! And if you see wild pictures of us floating around on the Internet, let us know!

We will also be working on write-ups from the weekend, so stay tuned!

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Dragon Con 2014 Costume Lineup!

With Dragon Con only three days away, we thought we’d share our intended costume lineup with you!  For a handy reference, it’s also the current header of our Facebook page!

 

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Friday morning – Historically Accurate Beauty and the Beast
Friday afternoon – Deadshot and Scandal Savage

Saturday morning – Historically Accurate Beauty and the Beast
Saturday afternoon – Captain Cold and Golden Glider

Sunday – Taskmaster and Classic Moonstone

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Playing catch up!

With all the excitement and the costume-making, we’ve got a bit of backlog of great stuff that we haven’t had a chance to share with y’all.  So we’re trying to catch up!  We couldn’t attend HeroesCon this year, but a friend of ours took some great photos.  You can find them here, or on our Facebook page!

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SDCC at Home – Thursday

Can’t go to San Diego Comic Con this year?  Seeing all your friends and favorite celebrities post on social media about it?  We’ve teamed up with our friend across the pond, Kerry’s Nerdy Habitat, to do SDCC at Home.  You can find her essential guide here.  And for the duration of SDCC, we’re offering a sale in our Etsy store – use the code “SDCCatHome” and get 15% off!

Each day of SDCC, we’re going to do something different.  Today, we’re bringing you our interpretation of geek girl fashion.  There’s been an explosion recently of geek-themed women’s clothes, but sometimes it’s too much to wear to the office.  We’ve put together some outfits that are work-appropriate, and protect your secret identity.  You can also view our entire collection on Polyvore.

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Superhero Gloves

Jen has been struggling with making gloves for the past few years.  Every pattern she tries ends in frustration, broken needles and last-minute trips to the fabric store for dye.  This year, since we started early with all our costumes, we decided to try making gloves once again.  Jen found this tutorial online, and was able to make some modifications to it to find a final form.

You can download the pattern (glove page 1 and glove page 2)Jen created (her first one!) in PDF – note you should download both pages.  You will need to trim the margins between the pages and tape the pattern together. We recommend using a spandex or spandex-like material, and each glove will need an 17″x17″ square of fabric.  Here are the directions:

1. Fold fabric and place fold line along the fabric fold.

2. Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out.  For the lines between the fingers, cut to the edge of the line.

2014-07-15 16.06.433. Using a straight stitch, stitch as close to the edge as you are comfortable.  Jen recommends using the edge of the presser foot as your reference point.  When stitching at the bottom of the cuts for between the fingers, Jen recommends stitching straight under the cut (pictured right).  Take your time!  Going around the curves of the fingertips can be tricky!

4. Turn gloves right-side out and wear!

You can finish the top edges by folding under the top and using a zig-zag stitch.

Because this uses stretchy material, this pattern should fit a variety of hand sizes.  We’ll be using this on all our costumes this year!

Here’s the finished glove:

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Make a pair and let us know how they turn out!

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Temporarily Suspending Custom Orders on July 1

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It’s getting close to that time – DragonCon!  66 days, or a little over 9 weeks.  It’s time for us to kick the costume-making into high gear, so we will be temporarily suspending custom orders on our Etsy store starting July 1st.  Custom orders will resume after DragonCon, so don’t worry!  We just need more than 24 hours in our day to do our day jobs, work on costumes and props, AND do custom orders for the Etsy store.

Thank you all for understanding, and stay tuned for lots of progress photos!

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AthCon 2014!

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In less than two weeks, we will be panelists for the first time at AthCon!  We’re very excited about this, and want to encourage everyone to come!

“AthCon returns to Athens! The same company that brought you “May the 4th Be With You: A Star Wars Themed Fundraiser” in 2013 is back with out of this world fun. Programming includes Anime, Comics, Star Wars and Kids Tracks. There will also be a Pathfinder Gaming Room, a Monstrosity Championship Wrestling Event, a Cosplay Contest, and a Masked Costume Ball with a cash-bar. The 501st Legion will make a stellar appearance and present a Star Wars discussion panel. In addition to photo ops with costumed characters, a life size Tardis from the hit series Doctor Who will be available for AthCon revelers. Kids can also enjoy face painting as they stroll through our galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars themed activities include a mini staged reading of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tea Time in the Cantina with music and trivia, a children’s light saber creation station, and an X-Wing Fighter game demo. Star Wars  themed merchandise will be for sale, along with AthCon masks and t-shirts. The 2nd Annual AthCon will be held at the Holiday Inn Express 513 W. Broad Street Athens, GA 30601 on Saturday May 3rd from 10:00 AM-12:00 Midnight. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children. There is a 25% discount if you come in costume. Tickets will be sold at the door or click here.”