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Time for a Star Lord cosplay update!

Photo #1: On the left are the patterns for the thigh pieces (top three), upper arm piece (fourth), and boots. On the right is the foam for the sides and shoulders.

Photo #2: A little peek into how I get the most out of my Worbla. I lay out the foam on the sheet and jigsaw it around until I use the maximum possible area. Each foam pieces needs two pieces of Worbla for the sandwich.

Photo #3: All the foam for the whole costume. Most of it stacked several pieces deep. There are, for example, four layers to the boot stack, since there’s two halves to each of two boots.

Photos #4 & 5: Fitting the boot foam. These are the two sides of less-well-fitting boot.

Photo #6: All the foam, along with the Worbla for the front, base of the back, and bracers.

Photo #7 & 8: Forming and checking the fit of the bracer bits that go underneath. These will sort of peek out from under the largest bracer pieces.

Photo #9: All the bracer pieces, sealed in Worbla and shaped. The top pieces go over top of the middle pieces, and the bottom piece goes on the back of the hand.

I’d love to show the bracers all together as a unit, but because of how everything attached, I won’t actually have that to show until everything is primed, painted, and affixed to the bodysuit. Basically, until the costume is done!

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (Comics), All New X-Men (Comics)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kitty Pryde/Peter Quill
Characters: Kitty Pryde, Peter Quill
Additional Tags: Fluff

Peter takes Kitty on a date. Somehow, weirdness finds them anyway. Tiny, cute weirdness.

I wrote this last night for a friend having a bad day.

mysteries of cosplay

I patterned the boots for my Star Lord armor cosplay on my right leg. In theory, this should have been a mistake, since my left leg is larger. But read on.

I cut out all of the foam for both boots. Having learned from past boot-related mistakes, I then sat down to tape all the foam into place to make sure it actually fit. I did this on my right leg first, since that’s the one I patterned it on. Nothing fit. I was not particularly surprised, I have learned that patterns do not always translate correctly to foam, although I am getting better at that. Anyway, I did a bunch of snipping and adjusting and had to add a piece in the back, but I worked it out, even if the boot was no longer 100% symmetrical (inside foot piece is taller than outside foot piece).

Then I spent a few minutes dreading doing the fitting for the left boot. I had made the pattern on my smaller leg, and it hadn’t fit correctly at all. The left could only be worse, right?


The left leg fit perfectly. I had to trim slightly in four places, but it went on smoothly in no time at all. It remains symmetrical. 

I don’t even know, folks. 

Anyway, all the foam for all the armor parts has been cut and fitted. Time to start cutting worbla.




Okay, so somebody I talk to on Facebook was claiming cosplayers largely don’t buy comics. I’m pretty suspicious so I thought it was worth polling about. Thoughts?

Sounds like some weird variation of the fake geek girl bs to me.

I mean, I’m sure there are plenty of cosplayers that don’t buy comics. The ones that cosplay video game characters, for example, may or may not read comics.  But if you’re cosplaying a comic book character, I assume you buy comics at the same rate that a non-cosplaying comic book superfan does.

I have some of my comics bookmarked for cosplay references. The three non-essential things that I spend the most money on annually are conventions, comics, and cosplay. That person you talk to on facebook can go fuck themselves.

*stands to be counted* I cosplay because I read comics! Those are the characters I love enough to make costumes of. And I once met up with an entire cosplay group that were all comics fans and did a comics cosplay together. And when I go to Emerald City Comic Con, I see more crossover between comics readers and cosplayers than otherwise.


A late gift for infiniteeight8's birthday…

Title: Slow Learner (4509 words) by msraven
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson
Additional Tags: Fluff, Alternate Universe, Getting Together, Misunderstandings, 5+1 Things

Five Times Phil makes a wrong assumption about Clint and one time he knows he’s right.

A fluffy, non-SHIELD AU written as a birthday gift.

Insta rec!  Not just because it’s a gift, but because it’s super sweet. Lovely, lovely fluff.


Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Tags: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, BAMF Phil Coulson, Made For Each Other, Gift Fic, Insecure Clint, Mutual Pining, little bit of sexist language, not from the good guys
Word Count: 6,338

Summary: Being unmated at 38 is rare enough, but Clint has never even had a heat. There’s no explanation Medical can offer him. His body’s in perfect working order, and he has an active imagination, and a healthy sex drive.

There’s just no one he’s compatible enough with to trigger a heat.

Nobody wants him.


For infiniteeight8, for her birthday, and because she’s awesome. I figured that, since her A/B/O fic was the first I ever read, the first A/B/O fic I ever wrote should be for her. *g* Hope you like it, Fin! Sorry it’s a little late — it kept growing on me!

Insta rec!  Okay, so many I’m biased, but this was awesome. And very hot. adjkfajdskfjd. Yes. Everyone, go read!


Thanks for the birthday wishes from everyone yesterday! I was kind of startled at how many there were. :D I tend to forget until the last minute that folks might be interested to know that it’s happening.

You’re all fabulous, and I hope you continue to enjoy follwing me, even if my blog has sort of turned into an unpredictable mish mash of crafting, cosplay, Jeremy Renner, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus the occasional random thing. LOL.

Birthday day :)

Hi all!  For the folks that didn’t know, it’s my birthday today!  My birthdays have been pretty low-key for a while. I did plans for my 30th, but mostly I have dinners with family and with friends and that’s about it.

Today I had lunch with the fam and then went and saw Jersey Boys, since I more or less grew up with Frankie Valli’s music, thanks to my parents. It was pretty good, though I would have liked to see more of the music.

Got a pretty big eGift Card for comixology and will be catching up on roughly three titles. \o/  I’m super excited to be able to do that; having unread back issuses was driving me nuts, but I came into a couple of my titles late enough that even just sticking to the current volume, I was $50+ worth of comics behind.

Tomorrow I’m hitting my favorite restaurant with a couple of friends. :)

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, minor Maria Hill, Original Characters

SHIELD Research and Development has created a fantastic pair of next generations handcuffs. Well, a prototype, anyway.

Phil and Clint really should know better than to let these things be tested on them.

Happy Birthday, Kees!