Tuesday, July 21, 2015

alter ego: Lady Loki

After lurking about the alternative curves FB page, I am finally joining in the blog hop! (May and June's themes were right up my alley, but as you may have noticed from my lack of updates here during those months, I just didn't have time). July is alter ego, and it seemed to me that Lady Loki would be a perfect fit! Those who know me know I have a deep love for Loki. Both Marvel canon and Norse mythology.
I've had the great pleasure of getting to portray Lady Loki in burlesques show across Southern California. And before anyone gets persnickety with "waaaah- don't gender-bend in cosplay... blah blah blah. You aren't a real nerd. blah blah blah", I'd like to let you know Lady Loki is comic book canon. So there. I recently got to do a photo shoot with the lovely Sharon Kelly (who is a dear friend, and my Thor). There were quite a few amazing shots that came out of this shoot, but my all time favorite this one. I was lucky enough to be the 97th Peepshow Menagerie pinup for their Marvel's of Burlesque show (one of my favorites!). Producer Chris Beyond used some of his graphic designer magic to make the faux comic cover pin up. I just love it! 

I made the costume myself, including the slightly wonky horns. I hope to be upgrading them shortly. But I must say, they aren't so bad for being made out of a .99cent store pool floaty! 

I also recently got the chance to model for Titmouse in Hollywood. Look at this amazing drawing by Joey McInnis. I was just blown away by his work. Check out more of it here

Photo by Jason Kamimura at last year's Marvels of Burlesque show. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

red, white, blue, & Sherlocked

Sometimes you just have to put on a nice outfit and take yourself out to the movies! I loved the outfit so much that I wore it to work the next day. Which wasn't nearly as fun as watching a Sherlock double feature, but what are you gonna do.

This entire outfit is either handmade or hand me downs. I bought the blue floral fabric nearly 10 years ago when I had just moved to Seattle to go to school. It use to be a table cloth and only cost me $2. Despite many a purge, it has stayed in my fabric drawer until I found the perfect project. I used a simple pleated skirt pattern, but altered it to be tea length.

I haven't been to the New Bev much since "the troubles", but I just couldn't not go to a Sherlock Holmes double feature! It had been years since I saw Mr Rathbone's Hounds of Baskerville, and I had never seen The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Christopher Lee as Mycroft gave me life!

Sweater: Forever 21- hand me down from Greta
Skirt: handmade by moi

Shoes: melissa- hand me down from Iza
Sunglasses: Dita knockoff's- hand me down from Iza
Sherlock pin- Christmas gift from Greta

outfit photos by Lex