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!
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.
3. 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:
Make a pair and let us know how they turn out!
We thought this graphic summary was pretty spot-on. Only 46 days until Dragon Con! Be sure to check our Facebook page for all our progress photos, and we’ll have a very special update coming soon about SDCC at Home!
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!
As we’re getting our thoughts together on MomoCon 2014, enjoy this fantastic music video from our friends over at Beat Down Boogie.
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.”
Over the weekend, Jen and her sister made fascinators. It was so easy and fun, we had to share. Check out our instructions!
Atlanta continues to be one of the epicenters of Cosplay in America with MomoCon leading the way year round. On Sunday December 8th hundreds of people in costume will come out to Centennial Olympic Park to ice skate and get their picture taken by MomoCon photographers.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) December 02, 2013
MomoCon is happy to announce the return of Cosplayers on Ice, a free photo shoot event for all ages held at Centennial Park Ice Rink in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday December 8, 2013 starting at 3PM and going to 6PM. Cosplay, or Costume Play, is a growing activity in which fans of animation, comics, or anime dress up as characters using wonderful costumes, many of them made by the fans.
Fans are encouraged to bring their best holiday outfits and cosplay and join the fun at Cosplayers on Ice. Attendance at Cosplayers on Ice has been in the hundreds and for 2013, it is expected to grow. If you are looking for an interest event to enjoy, join hundreds of other costumers and professional photographers for a fun day of ice skating, play in the park, and more, culminating in a large group photo under the huge Christmas tree in Centennial Park.
In 2013, Atlanta was named the nerdiest city in the country by a real estate blog, and our costuming culture is considered one of the main reasons. Indeed, Atlanta has become the focal point of costuming in America due to success of Atlanta’s pop culture conventions, such as MomoCon.
MomoCon is the home-grown Atlanta event that began on the Georgia Tech campus as a two-day event in 2005. It is known internationally as one of the fast growing family-friendly conventions in the world. Jessica Merriman, Internal Chairman and founder of MomoCon, explains that the event grew from a small gathering to “an anime, cartoon and gaming convention, with great celebrity and industry guests, events for everyone in the family, performances, live music, demonstrations, screenings and movies, elaborate costumes, and great festival fun”
MomoCon is held on Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-25, 2013), but the convention hosts events throughout the year, as part of MomoCon on Tour. In addition to Cosplayers on Ice, there are arranged photoshoots, semi-formal dances, art contests, gaming events, and festivals. According to Jessica Merriman, “These events allow the fans of cartoons and gaming a chance to meetup regularly, show off great costumes, and be a part of a community, at little to no cost.”
What is the appeal of cosplaying characters from animation? “Animation offers possibilities which are hard to realize with traditional film, and when someone cosplays they are taking part of that impossible world with them to the real one to share with everyone what they loved most,” said External Chair Chris Stuckey. “Holding events like Cosplayers on Ice allows families to participate with their children in something fantastic. It’s become an institution in Atlanta for some families, who come year after year.”
Cosplayers on Ice is one of the most popular MomoCon on Tour events, and this year the MomoCon team will be out in full force with door prizes and give aways that include free MomoCon 2014 memberships.
Due to the ice skating nature of the event, the MomoCon has asked that all costumers leave large props at home, as this is a very public event. Even if you don’t cosplay, we encourage everyone to come out to enjoy the festivities.
Who: Open to all
What: Ice Skating & Photoshoot/Costuming
When: Sunday, Dec. 8. 3pm – 6pm
Where: Centennial Olympic Park Ice Rink
- Photoshoot – free
- The park charges a rink fee and a small skate rental fee if you wish to skate