• 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 for the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and even has postcards and programs from the original 1905 stage play hanging on her walls. So when the Takarazuka Revue (a famous all-female theatre troupe in Japan) tackled Frank Wildhorn's hit Broadway musical The Scarlet Pimpernel, there was no question that this costume set was happening. And -- since this was one of Alena's great passions in life -- it

  • 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 rubber-coated fabric, and was hand-painted with tinted silicone and aged with powder pigments. Since we already had the molds, we decided to test out some other casting and coloring techniques, so we made another warrior for our own use. That one was worn at Gen Con (modeled by Ken of Godly Team Cosplay) along with our Saiunkoku Monogatari set. Awards First Place in Professional Division,

  • 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, Alana B. as Zoisite, PansyChubb as Jadeite, Pally Kashra as Nephrite.

  • The Doctor & Companions Mark as The Eleventh Doctor, Alena as River Song, Laura as Rose Tyler. Torchwood Alena as Captain Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones, Mark as Captain John Hart Jack & Ianto Alena as Captain Jack Harkness, with Bonk as Ianto Jones. "Candyfloss" Photo Comic Laura and Alena were making an appearance at a library summer reading program kickoff event. After lamenting that being surrounded by small children didn't really allow for Jack to be appropriately in character, they started taking silly selfies with some cotton candy (which Jack naturally had to flirt with, since he couldn't interact with the crowd in his usual manner). Later, looking over the photos, Alena began to envision a script to tie the pictures together... whence this little comic. Alena as Captain

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