It seems rather apt that I'm writing my New Years post two weeks into the new year...but there you are, a resolution for prompter posting in 2014!
2013 was a big year for adventures, and I'm already looking forward to more to come. I was able to complete all the planned tartan in fashion
posts (although there are more in the works), and improve my photography with a new camera and a lot of patient friends/models. This review will cover all of it, with favorite pictures and projects from 2013.
|The full force of Blingvengers is unleashed, and I become the GlitterHulk. What makes me rage? Culturally accepted misogyny. And hunger. Also I make this face a lot.|
|We enter the Arisia masquerade as the Birds of Prey, and I sew with spandex for the first time to make my Helena Bertinelli/Huntress costume.|
|I acquire my first DSLR, and start learning how to really take pictures. I'm in love, and my favorite spot to practice is our local comic book shop.|
|My social circle learns they have all been voluntold as models.|
|I draft a new Regency ballgown pattern, and sew a test dress for the Pride and Prejudice ball. It basically works but has a lot of problems I need to adjust, but I have yet to make a new version.|
|I complete a new chemical-dye-inspired pink plaid 1860s ballgown for Returning Heroes.|
|More photography experimentation with a series of "transformation" photos from modern to period.|
|I focus on detail shots,|
|I complete a new long-sleeved sheer striped Regency dress and brown silk bonnet,|
|and wear them to fly kites!|
|I play with dramatic 1920s portraiture at our Great Gatsby performance|
|More photography practice...|
|Several of us (including me) make our dresses out of reproduction 1850s printed cottons. Also, my dress closes in front, so it doesn't matter that I never made it to closures--I can sew myself in this time. Goal for 2014: CLOSURES.|
|Back-to-back performances! The next day we head to the Crane Estate for their Jazz Age Lawn Party, and I make a seersucker '20s dress to wear for it. |
|Playing with angles and scenery.|
|Photo editing to make 1920s glamour shots after the Prohibition Ball.|
whew-July was hopping!
|...and wear it to Boston Comic Con, where I took this picture. It's in my top 5 for the year.|
Break time after a crazy summer! I start what becomes a super-hectic travel schedule for work: since September, I've been to 5 states in 4 months. 3 of those states were in September.
|The greatest picture of all time occurs.|
|I get to Hulk out again at New York Comic Con, ROAR!|
|I'm also getting better at directing stranger when I want to try a cool portrait angle.|
|I also make a fur wrap--and I needed it!|
|And I outfit the whole family for Fezziwig's Ball!|
Not pictured: several other events and a whole host of unfinished projects. 2013 was certainly brimming with fabulous clothes, wonderful friends, and memorable adventures. Here's to an equally fabulous (and even better) 2014!