Archive for the ‘costuming’ Category

Photos from DragonCon 2013

September 9, 2013

These are mostly costume/cosplay pictures, but there are some celebrity pictures in here as well.


Klingon Gauntlet Redesign and Other Tweaks

August 25, 2013

After wearing my Klingon uniform for just a short time the deficiencies of my gauntlet design and construction became intolerable. In short, they did not look anywhere near good enough for how fragile they were. They’d slide down my arm and I’d pull off a part when pulling them back up. The use of foiled paper for the calligraphic characters just looked bad in the end.

This picture of Kurn shows clearly that I had made some very incorrect deductions


Boston Comic Con 2012 – Some Pictures

April 22, 2012

While nowhere near the scale of Dragon*con, Boston Comic Con was still a good sized event and it got pretty crowded at times. The featured guests were Paul Coker, Jr., Al Jaffee and Al Feldstein from Mad Magazine. But the real highlight is the guest artists Рdozens of them occupying more than half the exhibition hall signing prints and originals and doing onsite commission pieces. Of course there were plenty of costumes too!

Klingon Costume Notes

September 9, 2011

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The following are some of my notes from making my Klingon battle dress costume for Dragon*con. This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive guide to making a near-identical costume for yourself, but rather to augment the information that others have posted.

I think it is important to let anyone who is considering making a costume like this know that it is extremely hot to wear. If you have trouble with heat or dehydration, consider an alternative costume.

Q’IDar has the most expansive advice I was able to find. Her tutorials include an excellent overview of materials and fabrics, as well as definitions of the basic parts of the uniform which I found very helpful. Though I deviated from her plan in many respects, I still found her pages a valuable resource.
Madwulf also has some good tips. Though again, I did not specifically follow his plan.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine  (DS9) seasons four through seven have the most Klingon-centric episodes of any of the Next Generation series (TNG).
This picture of Gowron was a constant reference.
Monster Makers for foam latex, and mold making supplies.
911 Buy Costumes / J&N Joke Shop Had the best price on the boots, and they’re local to me, so no shipping charge!
Hol’ampaS is a great online Klingon dictionary. Click the “pIqaD” tab to get a Klingon script generator.
Michaels Arts & Crafts
Joann Fabric & Crafts