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I Am Ready for The Solstice

It has barely started to look like Spring around here but my mind is already prepared for summer. While skimming through some of my photos I came across last year’s Solstice Parade photos and I was transported to my happy place amongst naked cyclists, zombies pulling floats through the streets, hammocks strung in the trees along the parade route full of Fremonters drinking IPAs, and as of late honk bands dancing through the street. I am ready for the Solstice. I am ready sun. In reality I would just even settle for some sun. Really, anytime now. Please? In the spirit of the Solstice here is some inspiration to encourage the sun to peek out from its burrow and join us. Advertisements

In Over My Head And I’m Ignoring It

A goal without a plan is just a dream. That my friend is the weak of heart. I say leave the plans to mice and men and jump into it blindfolded, feet first. Unless it is the zombie apocalypse. ALWAYS have a plan for the zombie apocalypse. In about three weeks from now I planned on having a Samus cosplay for my daughter done as well as Historically Accurate Maleficent for myself to wear at Geek Girl Con. I started planning in January. I knocked out the Samus body suit then, well, summer break. As Squirt was heading out the door for her first day of I realized it was crunch time. Maleficent is chugging along considering I have no clue what I am doing. The main part of the outfit is a houppelande which was popular in the late Middle Ages. Here is the thing: the only clue we have to their construction is from paintings that have survived over the centuries because none of the dresses survived. So how the hell does it all work? Well, …

Poison Ivy Shirt Tutorial 

Where did this Batman obsession start? One day my husband decides to read a Batman comic the next day we are trying to figure out Robin timelines, he is trying to convince me that I must read about the Court of Owls, and Batman stickers are covering his laptop. Then the shirts show up. The Husband gets one. Then Squirt, who needs to be exactly like her daddy, has to have one. Well, if she has one Bubba needs one because Squirt is his idol. That leaves me the odd woman out. It was decided that I needed a shirt, but it isn;t so much Batman that draws me into Gotham. It is the support characters who populate the city that interest me. Besides it is the Poision Ivy’s, Harley Quinn’s, and Jason Todd’s that add the spice to Batman’s life. It was an image that I came across that pushed me to make my own shirt and because I can’t do the simple thing and print the logo on transfer paper and iron it …

Flash Fiction: The Hoard

One moment my chopper was  navigating its way to the township when it all went wrong. There was an explosion, we were hit. We thought we were the only humans left until we were shot down, but there was no time to process this. Base camp was already transmitting info over the radio as we went into a tail spin. We were going down and there was a hoard nearby. The parachute extended. As I slowly floated to the ground I could the tower.Two, maybe three miles in the distance. If there was any chance of surviving that is where I would have to go. But the hoard was between me and it. Luckily the noise of the crash was drawing most of them away, but there were still stragglers. Hitting the ground I threw off my parachute. I saw the pilot land nearby but there was no time to search. He would know where to rendezvous. That’s when I heard the bone chilling scream. My heart stopped. Survival mode took over. I ran. Every …

The One Shoed Raven of Emerald City Comic Con

There comes a point when the ideal of sailing into a deadline with comfortable room to spare collides with the reality of situation. Last night I realized Emerald City Comic Con was 10 days away. Cue panic attack. Quick rundown on where I stand: Starfire: Done. Raven: Almost there. Beast Boy: Fuhgeddaboudit. Yes, it may seem I am in good standing. Raven’s dress and cape are done. Wig arrived in the mail. Red bindi is sitting on my dresser. Got a fancy body suit contraption to keep everything in place. Tried out my Raven makeup and ended up running to pick up my daughter at school with it on. A second grader told me he “liked my face.” Seal of approval if I have ever heard one. Right now all I need is to finish one of the gloves, finish the boots, and say a prayer over the belt in hopes it doesn’t fall apart. That doesn’t seem like much until I add in that my glove that needs finishing is missing which means if it …

Flash Fiction: Nothingness

Zipping through the street she ran trying to catch her bus. She reached the stop just as the bus pulled away. Running behind it waving frantically praying the driver would see her everything around her seemed to slow down.  She looked at her hands that were slowly disintegrating. Time stopped as she moved through the void. Color shattered pulling apart the material world around her until the particles it was made of fell away.  Inhaling the bitter sweet smells smells that danced around her. Exhaling nothingness.  Sound crashed down around her. Her arm tingled as pleasure and pain shot though her body until it all stopped.  She was nothing yet she was everything. Free from time and space. Standing on the edge of the abyss no longer part of the perceived world. Complete oneness.  Around her colors started to swarm. Her body anchored her back to the ground. The smell of exhaust and people yelling brought her back.  As her bus drove away she stood looking at the world around her. The eon of nothingness …

New Year Cosplay

Resolutions suck. After spending some time writing down some for 2016 my list looked more like a todo list. My sewing list takes up two pages. Let’s just say I’ve got more projects that I want to complete that I’m good for the next several life times. Cosplay is the big thing I’m looking forward to this year. I’ve got a few costumes on my list to knock out. 1. Raven and Starfire. I’m raising a big Teen Titans fan. (A girl after my own heart). Squirt is looking forward to Comic Con in April and we decided on going as a duo. If I have time Buba might get a Breast Boy costume and the husband might get tricked into a Cyborg outfit. That is going to require some trickery on my part… 2. Harajuku Alice. Last year for the Solstice Parade I managed to cobble together a last minute Steampunk Mad Hatter outfit. Keeping with the theme I decided to do a play on Alice. Right now I’m not sure entirely how it …