Costumes

Dec. 13th, 2007 01:17 am
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Behind this cut are several sketches where I was considering various costume ideas for myself. Includes some early design sketches for the koosh costume.

Costumes )

Additional Self Portraits )

And finally, a couple of drawings of things you never wanted to think about. They're both NSFW so they're links, not cuts. Click at your own peril.

I was watching a program about some ancient city and the narrator said that two giant stone sphinxes guarded the gate. Prickvixen said, "Sphincters?" and I went along with it. Later this was dubbed, "The Mark Merlino Manor".

And last... A few months ago, Shatterstripes said she was in a drawing funk and was stuck doing Doodles. I considered this and felt that 'Doing Doodles' was bound to result in some sort of funk. I drew this to cheer her up or annoy her but then thought better of actually showing it to her immediately. ^_^
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Friday afternoon, I did a couple of panels and met Matt Harrington (published author and apparently a furry as well. o_O) He seemed okay. Decent to talk to and interesting in terms of having good advice for writing.


Friday night at silicon was a whole lot of nothing happening really. There were a couple of interesting costumes but not really a lot going on. I met a pretty cool woman named Ophelia and I joined her and her friends for Rocky Horror. The highlight of my evening prior to that was finding some of the Lucid absinthe (the stuff legal in the US) and giving it a try. Very nice taste. Very smooth. Anyhow... Rocky got off to a late start. Stacey took me home around 3AM, I think.

Something between the lack of sleep, not taking moda, and the absinthe apparently triggered a massive sleep-cycle. Bloody fucking waste of time sleep. I returned to the convention around 5PM the following day. :(

I'd come out of costume but saw enough costumes in the hall that I decided to try out wearing the purple prickle in public. After another hour and a half of dressing and doing make-up, I was ... an instant success. Wave upon wave of people kept running up to pet my costume and ask for photos. The most common cry was, "Oh no... You didn't! .... You DID! You made an outfit out of koosh balls!" ... I may forever be stuck with the nickname of 'Koosh' now. >_<

So um anyhow... The thing that made this even better was that there was apparently a 'Women of Faith' convention going on at the same time. Ooooh did I get some sour looks for Jesus. :) It was glorious. I was the most hated of sinners. Every time I walked past their group, they'd just glare with hate. This helped me to be quite social, chatting with people, hugging, posing for photos, things I might have been shy to do normally. Thanks Jesus freaks! Your contempt made me a much nicer person. :)

Well. So... After a while, I ended up on the party floor and had a drink or two, when I was approached by a strange little man in a fez.

Not long after that, I found myself standing on an auction block, my purple outfit accented with glowsticks and Klingons calling out bids for me. I was apparently quite a hit (and so drunk I was having quite a merry time of it), fetching drinks for my new Klingon overlord and enticing other Klingons to declare him the greatest of all warriors with my ticklish little villi. Oh dear. Heh. At one point, I'd also foolishly clipped my badge to my skirt and it'd caused a little tear and slowly it began to rip down the side (much to the thrill of all present) So... Towards the end of the night, I slipped my coat out of my bag, put it on, then hiked up the edge, gave a tug, and ripped the rubber sheath the rest of the way and gave it to my Klingon lord as a trophy.

I'm officially invited to all Klingon parties for at least the next decade. *^_^*

Um so anyhow... The costume design needs some work. Version 2 should be a little less fragile and less revealing but overall it was a total success.

Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do for the OddBall. My goal right now is to keep making lots of cheap costumes and wear something different at each event. :) It's strange to have my alter ego of PartyGirl back in my psyche. She was trouble but I kinda missed her.

Also, I really need to learn how to pose without giggling and blushing. I'd do well with a few more severe looks.
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Purple Prickle
Originally uploaded by DigitalVG
Okay! Keep or chuck? I spent about an hour making this thing out of some 'googly balls' I got from Wallgreens for $6 for the big one (the miniskirt) and $1.50 each for the 2 for the bra and the cuff. The front straps on the bra are fluorescent purple zipties and the rest is spare bra straps. This set is fluorescent purple. I have materials to make similar costumes in fluorescent green and yellow.

The collar (which flashes with multicolored LEDs) I scored at the flea market last weekend for a dollar. :)

It's like tight-fitting rubber fetish covered in soft rubber spikes which are interesting to stroke. The skirt is semi see-through and I'd probably wear panties with it.

I'll probably put it with calf-high white vinyl boots or my pretty black vinyl boots for now.


Opinions?

Missed

Oct. 1st, 2007 11:35 am
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It seems like I missed just about everyone at Folsom yesterday.
[livejournal.com profile] qdot, [livejournal.com profile] m_tiger, [livejournal.com profile] foxgrrl, Sister Gina Tonic, Will, Sleazy Dave, and probably a bunch of other people.

Did at least see [livejournal.com profile] smashwolf though and he seemed to be having a good time. :) I also saw some camels that I thought might have been at Symbiosis. They waved me over and offered me a sip off their hump. Woo. Scoring free booze off of clubbers. That made the afternoon much more... wobbly. :)

Heh. The other person we 'met' came as part of a lesson. The lesson being, "If you look really fabulous at something like this. Don't find a relatively quiet spot and stop moving and rest posed unless you want to have strange guys come over and put the moves on you and cop a feel." O_O The strange thing is that it wasn't really upsetting just kind of... not interesting. Why can't I ever get groped by exotic creatures who have some style? *sigh*

Ohwell.

Folsom

Oct. 1st, 2007 01:42 am
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Not entirely worksafe pics behind cut )

[livejournal.com profile] prickvixen and I did throw-together costumes. Hers from stuff she had laying around and mine ran < $10 yet somehow we were the belles of the ball. We couldn't get more than about five feet without being asked for a photo. A major improvement over the last time I went to Folsom. I wasn't shiny then. I had long brown hair and my 'throw together' costume was to wear my motorcycle leathers. Oooh.. Gee. That's HOT... NOT.

Anyhow... Much thanks to Ashy for inspiring my costume. She said she was going to do something medical themed and due to the short planning period and work and stuff, I hadn't come up with anything good. Trips to the thrift stores had also proved unfruitful in inspiring me, so I decided to play off her doctor look and be a patient. (This seemed way better than my fallback idea which was a black vinyl mini-dress and platform boots)

I'm really glad I went ahead and followed that. Everyone wears black. It's so uninspired. Especially an off-the-rack dress and boots. Sure, that look is sexy but being patient was exotic. Far far better.

Now I just need to figure out a costume for Silicon next weekend and maybe decompression if I go.

Then I have to figure out a costume for the OddBall. Oy.

The downside of the Folsom street fair experience was that in my haste to be clever and pack only a minimalist purse, I forgot to pack my credit card so we had no money or food. On the positive side, I didn't spend any money that way. The other negative was definitely the traffic. Ugh. There was some bloody football game. We drove up in costume of course, so we got oogled by the sports fans. They acted like they'd never seen a woman wrapped in ace bandages before. Hmph!

Will have to hunt around on flickr in a few days and see if any photos of us spring up.

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