My 15-year-old daughter has been into conventions for several years now. MegaCon, MetroCon, Anime Fest Orlando, Orlando Anime Day, you name it. If you've followed by blog for very long, you probably already know this. Here are just a few photos over the years...
Adventure Time. Jamie is Fionna in the center.
Not sure which flick this is from. Cool picture though.
DeadMau5. She's in the center.
Hetalia. Jamie's on the right as female South Italy.
(She's selling this Len Kagamine costume. Interested?)
GlaDOS (potaDOS specifically) from Portal 2.
Miku Hatsune. (she's selling this one, minus the wig if you're interested)
This weekend is MegaCon and we've been working on her current costume for about six months now. If you've seen the Avengers, you may remember this guy...
Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Thor's evil brother. Talk about a tough one. Sometimes you can buy costumes already made, but not this one. Had to make this one from scratch. Ugh.
This is what the house has looked like the past several months. Stuff everywhere, then we clean it all up so I can hold a class or a crop...
...then it all comes out again.
Faux leather and gold trim, flaps for Loki's jacket. Funny part is, I am NOT a seamstress.
Had to buy this dress form just so I could get the job done properly. Here's part of the jacket without the flaps attached yet.
But I'm not doing ALL the work. Jamie is crafting the faux armor pieces. These tiles are craft foam painted and adhered to a sheet of felt. This will attach to Loki's pants.
One of the shoulder pieces. Also craft foam, paint, Mod Podge and glue.
Armor for Loki's sleeves.
We're almost there. This week we'll add the finishing touches and I'll be sure to post a photo of her in it.
Are your kids into Comic Con, Mega Con, Metro Con or anything else? I would love to hear about it. Meanwhile, I'll be back to my crafty creations this week. Stay tuned and thanks for your patience.