Hello my lovers of costuming and cosplay! Its really late in coming as we are closer to Convergence 2017 than 2016 at this point, but finally I am making a post. Before last convergence, as I was trying to get my podcast started, a lot of things happened. I interviewed people, I was getting all setup up then… My mom was found to have cancer. Well, I set aside a lot of things, and went to help with that. My fiance’s Father died. I got sick. Then we moved. Most recently some of my family members died in a horrible fire. So it’s been a rocky couple of years. During all this, I haven’t put a lot of time into the thing I truly love, creating costumes.
The only real costumes I made for Convergence were Cinderella, worn by the lovely Heather Logan, and my Fairy Godmother. The Fairy godmother was my old prom dress, and a skirt I had purchased at a sale from a theater, and an old costume wig I owned that I had never used.
The Cinderella though… that took some time. Heather has always wanted to do Disney, and I’m sure there will be many more Cinderellas to come. She found a base blue dress that fit her, and we altered it. Changed the back to a corset, added on the sleeves, puffy sides, added in tons of layering into the skirt. I had to do a LOT of hand stitching on this because I was adding onto an already made dress. In the end, I did the white side puffs as a separate removable piece in case she wants to reuse the dress or side puffs for alternate costuming or change their shapes.
We also did a found costume theme of the Muppets, using Items we already mostly owned. I was Rawlf, Heather was Miss Piggy, and my lovely friend Motavia was Animal.