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Product Review: Flexbond

By now you’ve probably heard the announcement that CosplaySupplies.com is now carrying Flexbond, a popular theatrical glue that up until now was difficult to come by in small quantities. After the jump, I’ll be testing and reviewing this product so you can see how it works on foam and Worbla! I’m no stranger to hijacking…

Bias Tape: A Guide For Beginners

Does your costume have contrast trim around the edges? Never fear — bias tape isn’t as scary as it looks! This is a very beginner-friendly guide to double-fold bias tape application. This is double-fold bias tape. If you unfold it, you will see three fold lines. (This is the kind I recommend for trimming the edges…

Flash Gordon

Alena grew up in the 1980s. Alena likes the band Queen. Alena enjoys cheesy sci-fi adventure movies. So when Indy PopCon announced that they were bringing actor Sam Jones to town and sponsoring a special screening of the 1980 classic Flash Gordon (the one with the soundtrack by Queen) at The Historic Artcraft Theatre, Alena declared that oh,…

The Scarlet Pimpernel

So… Alena is a rabid Scarlet Pimpernel fangirl. By rabid, I mean she has read all 17 of the Scarlet Pimpernel books written by Baroness Orczy (and amassed quite a respectable collection of early editions of Orczy’s works), watched every extant film and television version, seen the Broadway musical so many times she’s lost count, has a laminated membership card…

Terra Cotta Warrior

Our first terra cotta infantryman was commissioned by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for the National Geographic Treasures of the Earth exhibit, a permanent wing which includes replicas and interactive displays of the terra cotta warriors from Xi’an, China. Alena wore the costume for the members’ preview and the Grand Opening of the exhibit.  The suit is made of silicone rubber and…

Sailor Moon

Alena as Sailor Pluto, Kunzite, and Prince Saphir. Laura as Tuxedo Kamen. Mark as Endymion and Rubeus. Awards Sailor Pluto: Best Master Craftsmanship, Midoricon 2014. Saphir/Rubeus: Best Master Craftsmanship, Midoricon 2015.   Sailor Pluto Prince Saphir & Rubeus   Sailor Moon Villains Group Yaexrae as Queen Beryl, Laura as Tuxedo Kamen, Mark as Endymion, Alena as Kunzite,…