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May. 25th, 2011



Auckland Timetravelers' day

Just getting in early as I had a meeting today with the organiser.

And yes this is not just an event to wear your steampunk/historic costume/cosplay but there will be activities for making stuff!

I'll be doing two demos: fitting a Vicctorian bodice and drafting a skirt. Each one hour and they will be in the programme when it comes out.

They are centred around historical methods (c1880ish) but will be very adaptable for punking and adapting. And it means you will be able to have a unique base that no one will be able to play Guess the pattern with ;) A few links to my own website

I'll also have a display of my historic costumes as a timeline which I hope will give Ideas.

There will also be a parade of costumes for the attendees to watch or participate on. You will need to register at the gate. You can also register to enter to be judged (I'm one of the team of three).

There will also be kids activities, but I don't know how much ore I can say, so I will update as soon as there is a full programme.

So start using what this community has shared and get involved.

I shall try to be dressed to my persona Miss Verity Pride with bloomers and baldric. And maybe later a very pretty silk gown...

Mar. 15th, 2010



Armageddon Expo


Just a heads up if anyone was thinking of entering the cosplay comp for Wellington and Christchurch (three and two weekends away respectively) :) The website has been a bit off and on so this link takes you to the forums where I pasted the text of all the rules and the registration forms.

Any questions ask here or the email mentioned over and over again in the rules ;)

Have been sorting prizes and with the new awards there is a better chance for public recognition of skills in making and performance :)

Sep. 13th, 2009



Hello I'm Francieska, fairly new to Christchurch and right into costumes and fashion. I look forward to talking with some of you and maybe participating in events and exhibitions.

Kind regards.

Mar. 24th, 2009

catwoman face


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Christchurch cosplay registrations close tomorrow! Email them to me at armageddon.cosplay@gmail.com if you haven't already and you wish to enter.

There will be no new forms available at the event but there will be the opportunity to hand them in on Saturday. I will be doing a talk at 2pm so if you haven't handed them in at the information booth then that is an ideal time to do so.

Mar. 13th, 2009



Armageddon Cosplay Contest

Cosplay forms down on the site.. no idea why. Hopefully they will be fixed soon. Meanwhile here they are in case you need them

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Mar. 1st, 2009

Me 2012


costume help

Hey all,

Im planning to make a costume for Armageddon in chch, its a tossup between two characters, depending on which outfit is easist to make.

But I decided I will make both and stuff trying to make it to deadline, this is a longer project I think.

One is RA from Stargate the movie...what persee am I wanting to make? His skirt and cape;
here and here or like this one in his bedroom scene
Someone has done this before

But I want to add his sundisk to the costume. and behind it another and another shot
Im going to be using this hairdo

The Second costume is an Alien one, a Taelon from the Earth:final conflict universe

Taelon Jumpsuits are rumored to have seven layers, but ive never been able to find any detailed examples of how they are done.

A muscle-bodysuit underneith for 'male atributes, like muscles, broader shoulders, muscle chest, I have a next to no bust so no trouble about binding my bust. A 'corset' chest peice to straighten posture. and several shimmery fabrics.

All the Taelons were played by women so I shouldnt have too much trouble with the look, its just finding people who can look at this and already see a pattern to cut fabric from.

I have drawn up where the 'lines' on the jumpsuit are, the lines that lay over the suit.

Also, does anyone know who I can go to to get a latex moulded bald head and ears from?
I might need a little help with the makeup too.

I have the 'moon boots' that fabric can go over, I just need to fix the zips.

I think the easiest part, will be the white contacts lol

One day I dream to make a Lotus chair replica

Is there anyone in christchurch that would be willing to team up with me for either project? Who knows how to make patterns and tell me 'sew it like this' and perhaps know where cheaper fabrics are, I dont nessisarily need realy expensive fabrics.

Im at a loss at how to approach both these costumes and would love ANY input/suggestions/help.

Feb. 23rd, 2009

Purple People Eater


Corset exhibition: 8th - 20th March, Cloisters Gallery, The Christchurch Arts Centre

My latest adventure in corsetry begins next month, with an exhibition of steampunk corsets, costumes, accessories and sculpture. Please do drop by if you're in town - I'd love to see you.

Details here.

Nov. 3rd, 2008



Auckland Medieval Picnic

Hello all,

As a follow up to the Medieval demos at Auckland Armageddon we are having a friendly meet the locals event this weekend. It's a potluck picnic and very laid back where people can ask questions about what the group does while sitting back and relaxing in a pretty setting.

The group that was at Armageddon was the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) which has about 30, 000 members across the world and has been going for more than forty years. It's a group that is pretty much what you make of it. How much history you want to learn is up to you and there are many social activities as well as educational that we generate.

So the details for the picnic are:

When: Sunday 9th November, from 1pm on.

Where: Wintergarden in the Auckland Domain. There is plenty of parking available all over the domain and it's a pleasant time of the year to be out and about.

Who: The local group of the SCA in Auckland, "Ildhafn".
http://www.sca.org.nz (there are groups all over the country and for any Aussies who have stumbled across this page yes there are groups near you as well: http://www.sca.org.au- and any SCAdians reading, get yourselves to the next Armageddon! It's great fun!)

What: Picnic and catch up after Armageddon.

What to bring: yourselves and any questions you may wish to ask. Some of our group will be in costume some will be in regular gear. Members will also be bringing food with a pre-1600 theme. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink and costumes if you desire but this is an informal event so there is no pressure to do so.

There will be SCA members attending with interests in many areas of the Medieval and Renaissance arts: dancing, fighting, costuming, hand arts, wood and metal crafts, social history and preparing good food.

Oct. 8th, 2008



Armageddon Cosplay

Two weeks until email registration for the Cosplay Contest closes. There is a last chance to hand in your forms at the desk on the Saturday but it makes it easier if I have time to read your forms a few times before the event!

Please go here to get all the information you need. If you need any clarifications please email sooner rather than later! Please note the early start time for the judging! This is new and meant to allow everyone a chance to relax before the presentation.

Good luck to all who enter, we had a record turnout for Wellington this year!

Jan. 25th, 2008

Forge Corset for RubyRuin


Dress Diary of a 'Short Sleepy Hollow'

Time for a random project that has been on the back burner.......sometime ago I sketched and produced a pattern for my own version of the black and white 'Sleepy Hollow' gown. I recently found the fabric pattern pieces cut out and ready to go, reminding me I should get on to the actual sewing and as previously mentioned begin my dress diaries.
SO LETS PLAY..........
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