During Wondercon 2013, I wore one of my dream costumes. Ever since I saw Cassandra Cain’s Batgirl designs, I fell hardcore in love with the idea of cosplaying the character. About a year ago, I met Lauren of Castle Corsetry at a SUPER*MARKET event in Meltdown Comics and I was excited to see her work in person. I asked her if she would be interested if I commissioned Batgirl from her and she agreed! She made this amazing suit with the cape, the utility belt and even the gloves to match. For the cowl and guantlets, fellow cosplayer and friend, Anne Marie, recommended SoloRoboto Industries.
Check out the photos below!
Believe it or not, we’re already gearing up for convention season. Wondercon is less than a couple of weeks away but we are already planning (fretting over?) San Diego Comic-con in July. No worries — we’ve got a kick ass hotel room locked down for this year and our press passes are secured so the Defective ladies will be representing yet again at the biggest west coast nerdfest of the year. I decided to go through some photos and scrounge up some memories to share with the readers today from the many cons I’ve managed to attend in the past years. Read more below for some of these random memories.
When the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy were released, my friends and I religiously went to the midnight screening at the Irvine Spectrum. Now that The Hobbit trilogy has come upon us, we are continuing this grand tradition as we travel to Middle Earth for the next three years again!
Check out our photos from the line party below.
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?
The Zoolander Walk Off party launched the first night of JapanLA’s anniversary celebration, hosted by Bubble Punch at Space15Twenty in Los Angeles. The runway stage was set outdoors with a live DJ and a crowd of really, really ridiculously good looking people!
Many were dressed as characters from the movie itself and we could have built an army of Mugatus and Katinkas that night. Hand models were also present and of course, Derelicte models sporting outfits made of trash bags, newspaper and recycled goods.
Attendees participated in a passionate walk off challenge on the stage, out-staging and out-performing each other in a ridiculously awesome display of wild posing, movie scene reenactments, and dancing. David Bowie watched carefully from the sidelines to make sure none of the models are going to break the rules. Although, models do as they’re told anyways, right?
The top two winners of the Walk-Off went home with Hello Kitty razors (adorable!) and these guys are no slashies, people– they’re the pure breeds. The rest of the night ended with dancing to 80s and 90s music and shopping. Chubby Bunny, Sugar Pill Cosmetics, Jessica Louise and Audrey Kitching all had a pop-up booth to sell their wares. Plus, True Mee (aka YumeNinja/NinjaSovereign) showcased a collection of her paintings!
If anyone was wondering, I did end up participating in the Walk Off and promptly ended up at LA Weekly’s slideshow. I guess I couldn’t hide my secret night life of wearing trash bags and safety cones on my head from my co-workers for long anyways, ha! I had a lot of fun making that outfit, which I had feared would fall apart the minute I wore it out the door. Who knew that trash bags, hot pink duct tape and staples were made of tougher stuff?
Check out our own slideshow of all our photos from the night!