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Spring Break!!

John's super-cool-awesome friends came made the 12 hour road trip from
Lincoln Nebraska to Austin Texas with him for Spring Break!

From left to right: Judy, Diana, and Katherine.

THEN we all drove another four hours south to
the beach in Port Aransas!

At some restaurant in Port A.

The girls getting eaten by a shark.

We buried people in the sand. John was buried the deepest.
He's actually sitting in a hole, not laying down.

Skim boarding. We weren't very good at it. We looked up some tuts on youtube
at the hotel, but there was so much seaweed even a pro would have had trouble.


More costume stuff to come...as soon as I can figure out how to convert the RAW photos my friend gave me into something I can use on my computer... I'll give another hint about the costume I made--it fits right in with my beach theme!

Working on a new costume....

Guess what it is!!!

Costume Emergency Repair Kit

John and I both like to be prepared, like Scar and the Boy Scouts. And I have to say that the Costume Emergency Repair Kit has saved me and my friends from some truly terrible catastrophes.Like giant rips in the crotch of home-made pants. Like buttons popping off in the middle of the Renaissance Fair. Like getting to the hotel and realizing that key pieces were smooshed/ripped when you shoved them haphazardly into your suitcase. Like bra straps that won't stay covered up. (That last one was was actually at a wedding, and the subject of my repair kit's ministrations was the maid of honor.) You get the idea.

Repair Kit=Extremely Handy.

The key, however, is to keep it with you while you're at the event. If you have a pocket, put it in your pocket. If you have a purse, that's a good place too. If you have a husband, girlfriend, or accomplice, you can ask them to hold it for you. But if you're in a ripped costume ten minutes before the cosplay show and it's in your h…

Zuko and Azula Costumes

Back in November, John and I went to Nebraskon in Omaha! I know...this is like the latest post about a con ever, but at least it got here, right? -_-

It was cool being dressed as brother and sister and actually, ya know, being brother and sister. I mean, we could have done Katara and Sokka, except that they are totally lame and can't shoot fire or lightning out of their fists.


There were a few awkward moments, however, when we happened upon some Azuko shippers. (Ew.)
"Oh-Em-Gee! Are you a couple?"
"No, he's my brother."
"Yeah, but in real life are you a couple?"
"Um no. In real life, he's my brother."
"Oh." (Awkward, disappointed silence.)

Looking surly.
Looking smug and EVIL.
With our handsome uncle.
These pics are by our dear friend Katherine! We also have professional photos on the main site by Shattered Images Photography, taken at Ikkicon, and two related tutorials:
1. Zuko's Scar Make-Up Tutorial and
2. Azula's …

Raving about Azula

So one of my favorite things about my Azula costume (Besides being able to make faces as if I am criminally insane power hungry maniac) is that I fully lined the velvet outer-dress and can wear it by itself for things like Convention Dances!!! Also note the glow-sticks around my neck, for added awesomeness:


I look way thinner without the hundred under-garmets.


Princess seamed Dress
Detail of the belt and Sculpey Fire Nation Emblem

The back, which has a zipper:

I wore biker shorts underneath because otherwise people would see my undies.

Bonus Making-Of Pictures

Mock-up pattern pieces
(based on an old dress I once tried to make and never finished)


Trying on the mock-up so I could figure out
how high the slits should go and the angle of the skirt.


THE END!!