Look at this stuff my dad made! It’s been a while now- he made these for Otakon this summer. He’s made cosplay swords before, but the shield and scabbard are his first try at craft foam! Not bad, considering I taught him from the other side of the country via email.
Anonymous said: Who made the bow you are using?
My bow was made by Zoltan Toth. You can purchase bows and other archery equipment from Zoltan and other talented bowyers at classic-bow.com. The service and quality is top-notch! I highly recommend them.
I got the job at the haunted house! I’m pretty sure I’m in the circus themed one (how appropriate). I’ll start off doing makeup and then I’ll get in costume myself and act. How fun!
The second trick I learned yesterday at my flying trapeze class! This was my third and final catch of the night. I think this one is called a whip? I’m not 100% sure, but I think that was it. (Again with the pinwheeling arms! Next time, next time…)
Yesterday I went to my second flying trapeze class! There were only 4 people in the class (myself, two friends, and another student), so we all got to go up a lot of times! And although you usually only get to catch once per class, we all got to go for three catches! Here’s my first catch- a “heels off.” (I really gotta work on my pinwheeling arms when I drop to the net… Ha, next time!)
Aaargh I was sent a video of myself on the flying trapeze BUT it was sent via a private message on Facebook and I have no idea how to download or save it?!? I think it might not even be possible? Does anyone know?
Thursday night I moved up from 30 yards to 40! My groupings weren’t amazing BUT I did manage to hit a few great bullseyes- I’m especially proud of that last one! I also managed to break another arrow (oops!) but other than that I was shooting quite well. Last week I switched from a glove to a finger tab, and I think it was a good move. Now that I’ve gotten used to it, I feel like I’m shooting more consistently then I used to.
(Also pictured: my BEAUTIFUL arm guard by Brenda Lyons, and the cute canvas quiver I made for myself! Birds everywhere! I’m planning on making a few modifications to my quiver pattern and then maybe selling it as a digital download. Would anyone be interested in that?)
I still can’t decide if I would rather name my bow Amira or Athena…
Arras, this scared me. JFC, I though something happened to you. ;A;
Oh no, oops! Ha ha, nope, it’s just a FAKE head wound. Sorry!
Edit: I added the words “special effects makeup” to the picture so hopefully no one else will get an accidental nasty surprise
**EDIT: This is SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP I am not actually injured!**
I went to an audition for a haunted house today! I say “audition” but I was there for the makeup and costume artist job- I was also planning to audition for the acting parts, but she just wrote down that I was also willing to act and didn’t actually ask me to do that, ha ha. I only learned about the job/audition, like, two days ago, so I didn’t have time to prepare a portfolio (I don’t really have photos of any of my costume makeup, unfortunately), so I decided to just go in costume instead. I managed to really freak out the parking attendant! I call this “Murder at the water park” (since the haunted house is at the local water/theme park), hence the bathing suit. This photo was taken after almost 3 hours of wear, so some things (notably, the eyes and lips) had faded a bit, but overall it held up pretty well.
Anyway- first I did a wet hair effect (it’s hard to see in this photo but my hair looked wet- but it was actually completely dry!). There’s a gray base (it’s very hard to see in this lighting, sorry) that fades down my neck and shoulders, then the dark eyes and exaggerated cheekbones. I was pretty proud of the lips- they looked bloody on the inside edge and bloodless on the outside edge. Then I did a really tiny little latex prosthetic to get the cut on my forehead, and I added the blood on the corner of my lip sort of on a whim after I finished the head wound.