Sunday, November 30, 2014

I am Iron Man

 "Iron Man. That's kind of catchy. It's got a nice ring to it. I mean it's not technically accurate. The suit's a gold titanium alloy, but it's kind of provocative, the imagery anyway." -Tony Stark

My final #Nerdvember outfit is the genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist, Tony Stark, specifically in his Iron Man suit! This dress with the goldenrod tights are about the perfect color combination (though I could, just as easily, been a Gryffindor.) I have lamented on more than one occasion that I don't own an arc reactor brooch, so I may have to remedy that some day but this vintage gold Trifari one played that role job for today.

 Blouse- (thrifted) Bannana republic
Dress- BB Dakota
Cardi- (thrifted) The Limited
Tights- Target
Shoes- No label (Buffalo Exchange)

"You know, it's moments like these when I realize how much of a superhero I am."-Tony Stark

Well November's over. It looks like I need another reason to dress up! What should I do next?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Tongue Keeps Getting Caught in the Mouth Slit. It's Maddening.

 "Let me show you what a Batman-filled, Brocked-trained Venture can do"-Hank Venture
John and I went out to patrol the Venture Compound. All was quiet on the home front, but you've got to stay vigilant.

 I am vengeance.
 I am the night.
 I am the Bat.
 The night is mine.

 Go Team Venture!
 Hank Venture:
Neck Kerchif- Old tshirt
Cardigan- JCrew Kids
Sweater- Target
Skirt- Vintage Merona
Tights- Vera Wang
Shoes- Kids Target

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Snow very wrong

Since I'm already cheating, I may as well share all the old costume photos. 2 for the price of one. This one was for Mom. And remember, these are waay old, so this is proof i was #DisneyBounding before all of you kids. 

 Everything about this is SO wrong. I need a redo.

 This was before I owned crinolines and underskirts. So young, so dumb.

Vampires never age right?

I never did upload these, and I ran out of time today for a shoot. So 2 year old photos is what I'm presenting today.  Sorry. It's all I've got.

Check my instagram for more up to date photos!
Happy Haunting,

Monday, October 27, 2014

Voorhees A Jolly Good Fellow

 We headed out to play in the woods today. only one of us came back. What's a little murder between friends?
Mostly this was to get some fabulists photos of my Jason Voorhees inspired outfit. I saved my Mr. Voorhees brooch for just such an occasion. I figure when I get a real website going, these can be used as publicity shots for my new handmade novelty brooches. I love my little Jason and his stupid eats!
Anyway, John was kind enough to patiently snap while I danced in between the trees covered in fake blood. Pitter, patter, splatter. It's the small ones you have to watch out for.

Sunglasses: Ebay
Jacket: Hot Topic (9000000 years ago)
Blouse: American Eagle (9000000 Years ago)
Skirt: Forever 21 (via Buffalo Exchange)
Tights: Target
Boots: Vincet Camuto (gift)
Everyting else pretty much: Thrifted
Necklace: Me
Earrings and Brooch: 100% handcrafted by me. My sculpt, my mold, my casting, my painting. Sealed in Epoxy. My new line. Cute Not Kawaii officially availible SOON!

"I'm a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else." -Wednesday Addams

Stay Spooky,

Sunday, August 24, 2014


gravity falls dipper pines summerween mable pines gif

So Summerween Mabel is 100% purchased. I (hopefully) have all the supplies needed to make this ridiculous outfit happen. Now I just have an immense amount of work to do, and not a lot of time in which to do it. WHY DO I ALWAYS WAIT SO LONG??!!!

Bitching aside. I actually think this is going to go well.

Dye all my items
Sew the "Jar"
Build the frame from PVC
Sew the hat
Carve and paint the foam into the jar lid
Glue a strawberry to the front
Sew a strawberry on my sweater
Paper Mâché and paint the Jack O Mellon
Finish Noodle (Gorillaz)

All by Tuesday. 
Wish me luck. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Holy Crap, She's Back! (Also Dragon Con Prep)

Hello world. Trying to get back on the blogging track. I figured what better to do so with than reporting on my current projects! 
Dragon Con is swiftly approaching. Like, really swiftly. I leave next Thursday night. Do I have all my costumes done yet? Hell no, I do not. This year I will be keeping it simple, quick, light, and most importantly, affordable. I'm completely obsessed with the Disney show Gravity Falls. 

It's a occult filled supernatural cartoon with unexpectedly well written scripts and equally unexpected comic timing. And then there's the main characters, Dipper and Mabel. 12 year old mystery solving twins. Dipper is actually a well rounded, interesting character and I like him quite a bit. I would probably watch the show if he was an only child.  But then, there is Mabel. 

You guys, Mabel is my Patronus. I simultaneously grew up as her and want to grow up to be her. 

I'm trying really hard to make that dream a reality. Or, at least I want to cosplay her at every opportunity. Two years ago at my first Dragon Con, I donned a sweater in August in Atlanta.  My super awesome sister happens to also love the show, and quite likes Mabel's brother, Dipper. We are pictured above being completely adorable together. So cute.
So it's time again for the Wonder Twin powers to activate! Form of jar or Peanut Butter! Shape of Jar or Jelly! No really. This is happening. 
I have all of my materials together and I've come in at under $20 for the supplies. So yeah, I am hitting Dragon Con, one of the most prominent costume conventions in the country dressed as a 12 year old, dressed as a jar of jelly.  I'm hella excited.  
Stsy tuned for more exciting costuming news.
Luv, Vanessa*