A mold for a supergirl crest.
GeekerySculptureWork in Progress

WIP Weekend: Supergirl

I’m working on a Supergirl costume right now. I’ve never worked with spandex in a serious way before, so I’m learning a lot. I also plan to make the “S” crest on the chest out of cast silicone. I made what I thought would be the mold for it last weekend, …

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replica of the belt worn by Rey in Force awakens
GeekeryWork in Progress

WIP Weekend: Star Wars Build Beginnings

I have a couple of star wars costumes that I’m working on parts of. A friend needs a Rey costume and I’m making the belt. I’m also making my first lightsaber. The belt I’m making from scratch. It’s 6oz vegetable tanned leather. This is one of the easier pieces to …

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Biology

Aphantasia – What do you see in your brain?

What do you experience when you imagine things? Let’s do an experiment… Picture a red circle. Is it a picture? For most people, the answer is yes. However, not for everyone. An extreme case is Aphantasia, a term coined relatively recently in the journal Cortex.  It refers to brain blindness. It …

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SculptureWork in Progress

WIP Weekends – Horse Armor

I am working on something with the strangest deadline I’ve ever been given: it needs to be finished before jousting season starts. Before the fields dry and the mud becomes manageable, I need to finish making a face-guard (or chanfron) for a horse. It’s my first equine client, so there’s a …

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Lumecluster armour
CraftingSculpture

Is the Future of Cosplay 3D Printed?

Felicia day, radiant empress of a dork empire, recently posted a video about some rather spectacular armour designed by Melissa Ng at Lumecluster. Check out her blog. It details the incredible work that went into it as well as the entire process. I’m starting to see this more and more, and I …

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pauldron done
CraftingGeekeryVideo

Armouring for Cosplay 10 – Connecting to Clothing

This week we finish making our pauldron and attach it to some clothing.

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Photo by Brent Wettlaufer
CraftingGeekery

How to Make a Princess from Scratch

About this time last year, I started making a Princess Zelda costume. Last week, I wrote a bit about the mistakes I made along the way. This week, I’ll tell you about the successes. My goal was to replicate Princess Zelda from Twilight princess as closely as possible. Part of …

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pauldron
CraftingGeekeryVideo

Armouring for Cosplay 9 – Strap it Up

This week we’re connecting the metal bits together using a flexible leather hinge system. As always, the first video is abbreviated and the second is full length.

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