The Lazy Girl’s S-Wave – An Effortless, Tool-Free Way To Get Vintage Curls

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A Mishap At Rob-Con Last weekend, I was lucky enough to be a guest at Rob-Con! It was a great time with the rest of my loves in Cosplay Kasterborous, spent happily next to our time travelling spaceship, selling awesome gear and taking turns setting lures on the Pokestop that was literally in our booth.  Among other things, Rob-con featured my very first Ponyta (!!!),  plans for a group Bob’s Burgers cosplay, and the very first time, in four years of working conventions, that I’ve ever seen a hotel breakfast bar with Little Debbies in it.  Saturday went off without a hitch, but when we got back from dinner Saturday night, I...

Cosplay Gallery – Peggy Carter

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Check out these pictures of me as Agent Peggy Carter of the Strategic Scientific Reserve from Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter. I’ve only been wearing this cosplay for about a year, whereas I’ve been River for four years, so all I’ve got so far are Instagram pictures – but I’ve got plans to get professional Peggy pictures done sometime after Dragon*Con!...

Everyday Red Lipstick Tutorial

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Red lipstick was probably my first foray into vintage fashion.  After I first watched Captain America: The First Avenger and saw it on Peggy Carter, I couldn’t get enough! It’s become such a part of my everyday routine that customers at work notice when I don’t wear my red lipstick, and have started calling my good days “red lipstick days”, ha! Well, by request from a few people, here’s my regular lipstick routine – click to watch!...

What is a pin up girl?

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  Cute, isn’t she? If you’re into vintage style – or even just doing some exploratory googling on the subject – you won’t be able to turn a proverbial corner without hitting an online dress shop that sells a “pin up dress” or “pin up girl fashion”  that, if you’re like me, you drool over while lamenting the fact that food is a thing you have to buy. But while the clothes all have a similar style, it’s hard to know what defines a pin up just from looking at the clothes. What’s the difference between plain old 40s and 50s style and pin up style? It can all be...

CONCEPT

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1. I work at home, which means I can sleep as much as I need to and not go to work every day like some sort of sleep-deprived zombie. Bonus points if work includes sewing a lot and going to conventions sometimes. 2. I have a house. It is cute, and also contains a cute boy, and some cute babies 3. I have grown-up things like a regular workout plan and spend time cooking adorable grain-free food. Biscuits are okay on Saturdays. 4. The only person I make coffee for has entered into a consensual agreement to rub my shoulders and give me hugs in payment (i.e. marriage) As it...

15 Things On My Cosplay Wishlist

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Less than 100 days til Dragon*Con, ahhhhh! The last couple of days have been cosplay days – all systems are go! This year is primarily Peggy Carter costumes.  I’ve been pattern shopping, cutting, and sewing nonstop, working out the pattern for my current project – the purple dress from the Agent Carter episode Valediction (which I’ll be sharing as soon as I’m done making the bloody thing, because the internet is apparently devoid of instructions on how to make this dress)  –  and nailing down how to add a few details to the classic blue suit cosplay. It’s got me thinking a lot about details. There’s nothing quite like a...

b.a.i.t Violet Mary Janes in Berry!

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It’s slowly dawning on me that Dragon*Con is in three months. Three months.  That’s…no time, kiddos. With everything I have to do, make, and pay for, that’s practically tomorrow. For ages I’ve planned on my ~big~ costume for Dragon being Peggy Carter’s red, white, and blue outfit from the pilot episode of Agent Carter, and I’ve got the fabric for the suit, but as of yet I hadn’t set out to buy Peggy’s iconic hat or the lovely shoes that go with the outfit. Then, last week, the particular style of shoe Peggy wears in the show vanished from the b.a.i.t website, and I panicked a little. I did not want to have to...