New passion realized: SFX makeup

There comes a time where, as an artist, you grow bored, hit a creative rock, or plainly just really start to hate your work you are producing. It SUCKS. I've hit this wall several times as an artist. When I feel at all unmotivated with my sewing projects, I put that project on hold (unless... Continue Reading →

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Central Champion of Crown Championships of Cosplay

Y'ALL, I WON! I couldn't believe it! I won the Central regional championship at C2e2 two weekends ago. The whole experience was just insane. I was not expecting any of this, but boy does it feel great. Over 6 months of work and tears I poured into Anastasia and to be given this honor was... Continue Reading →

Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov. 6 months of fluff and rhinestones.

Hey everyone! SHE'S DONE! OMG SOUND THE AIRHORNS AND WIPE MY TEARS. Even though she didn't take 9 months like Queen Amidala, this whole build felt like it took forever. It's interesting when it's not just the outside gown that you are making, it's all the undergarments, jewelry, and wig. I really dove head first... Continue Reading →

How to Make Wonder Woman’s blue gown and CANADA WAS AMAZING!

Hello-Ween y'all! 🎃 Hope everyone is doing well! It's time for a Jedimanda Life/Costume/Art/Travel update blog. Hold on to your butts. Let's talk first about my trip to Canada and Edmonton Expo in Alberta specifically. I LOVE CANADIANS! You all are the best. So nice, just so damn nice. Shoutout to Derek and Matt who drove... Continue Reading →

Finishing & Winning

The full build of Wonder Woman is now complete and photographed BEAUTIFULLY by my bestie, Alexandra Lee Studios. Take a look at the art! She did such a great job with the edits. We shot these at Cave Hill in Kentucky. Nothing like beautiful greek columns to pair with. I wore my Wonder Woman to... Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman is KILLING ME…but not really, OH I’m heading to Canada!

I HAD NO IDEA THAT FOAMSMITHING ARMOR WAS THIS HARD. Honestly, I breezed through the sword, crown, and shield. They were laborious but not difficult, in my opinion. So going into the bodice creation, I had high hopes. Thought I could just wrap my mannequin and take the patterns from that. FIRST MISTAKE. I should... Continue Reading →

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