I don't have any formal shoots set up with anyone at the moment, but my fellow costumers are busy sewing and crafting, so I'm excited to work with them some more.
March - Bay Area Ren festival - always beautiful colors, clothing and a wonderful array of people + live chess! Honing my action photography with the battle chess matches.
July - Metrocon - cosplay photography
August - you can bet your sweet bippy Beatrice will be coming along with me to Seattle, when I travel out west with my mom. She's a Twilight fan (Team Edward) and so I'll drive her along the Olympic Peninsula. Man, I love that part of the country.
September - my professional zookeeping organization - American Association of Zookeepers meets in Orlando this year, so Beatrice will get a little interview and filming experience.
October - My Durin's Day Party (10/23) and the reveal of my Thorin Costume (though if I finish it early I probably won't be able to contain my excitement. For great photoshoots, there's a park near me that just screams Middle Earth. It's actually rather disturbing, it's voice is like the keening of wolf pups. And don't get me started about the dog park...
p.s. yes, I know I left an open parentheses, sometimes life isn't all neat and squishy, sometimes it's neverending and full of warm, sticky blood...
This category really was the reason for my prioritizing, as I came back from Jo-Ann Fabric Store again with more fabric and thinking of new projects, I needed to recenter and focus. So, here we go.
1. Loki Evening Gown - I have to have this done by April 14. I've a certain date with my costuming pals Cap and Thor. (I have all I need, just have to put it together.)
2. Thorin (younger one we see in the intro to the first Hobbit movie.) I just love the blues and the cut of his clothes there. Also, no mail shirt. There's going to be a ton of layers already and I live in Florida. I've ordered a ring and the belt. I have the fabrics and am working on figuring out how to apply the designs to the fabrics. Anyone know how to emboss? (Still need fur for the outercoat, design metal boot covers, Bracers, recreate the crown?, learn how to apply a beard, order a wig and silver hair beads. Also need his Dwarven Sword "Deathless", but am not super happy with the Noble Collection's version. I keep hoping United Cutlery will put one out, but there's slim chance at this point.)
3. Hobbit (Bilbo style)- I have a purple corduroy that just calls to be a hobbit jacket. I've a nice contrasting fabric (yellow or green) for the waistcoat, a soft white linen for the shirt, twill for the pants and we are good to go. I just have to, you know, make it.
4. I commissioned art from Brian Kesinger and he drew me this AWESOME Victorian Zookeeper having tea with a rhino. I WILL MAKE THAT DRESS AND GET A PICTURE WITH A RHINO. That is all. I have the patterns, but no fabric for it yet. I will use the blue wig I got from ARDA. Also need hat, goggles, old keys, square leather pouches, fingerless gloves, and an old pitchfork.
5. I have all the fabric to make a bright fucia (hot pink) Victorian walking dress. Yes, I want it PINK. I want it loud. It will be glorious.
6. Blue octopus fabric corset. This one's pretty simple. I have the fabric, will make a simple skirt and jacket to go with it.
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That's my current list. I'm sure it will grow. More wondrous movies, TV shows and art are flowing forth and our fair land of Geekdom grows by the hour; it's a lot like Fantasia.
Also, 2015, SCOTLAND.