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Jane Austen, A to Z: Costume

There’s a ball this weekend. I have nothing appropriate to wear. Jeans and a sweatshirt won’t make the cut. They might not let me attend the ball in my regular clothes. Whatever shall I do?

Well, there are a few options for those of you interested in finding a costume for a Jane Austen ball.

  1. DIY: You could find a dress pattern and make it yourself. There are links on Pinterest and YouTube. I added a link about a Regency hairstyle.
  2. Etsy: This option could save you from having a panic attack. Since I cannot sew, I would go with this option.
  3. Thrift Stores: You might be able to find accessories or jewelry that would work with your costume. Unfortunately, the chances of finding an empire dress might be fairly slim.


American Duchess: Regency

My Friend Jane: How to Dress Like a Jane Austen Character

How to Make A Regency Costume from a Thrift Store

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter

Comic Con Activities: For Those Interested in Cosplay, Speed Dating and Kate Beckinsdale



If I were single, I would take advantage of all of the Cosplay workshops so that I could prepare for the Sci-fi speed dating session and photo ops. Kate Beckinsdale would be my #1 choice for photo ops this year. John Barrowman is a close second.

First, I would attend the workshop with cosplayer Britt Bliss called “How to Draft and Underbust Corset.” It’s for anyone interested in learning how to make their own corset. Anything that will help make you look good in your photo op with Kate Beckinsdale is worth your time.

Then  it’s time  to decide between going to the “Working with Worbla” Coplay workshop with Mogchelle for making your own armor. I’m not even sure what worbla is so maybe I’ll check out the speed dating session. (FYI:  After googling, I discovered that worbla is not a sci-fi character.)

There are speed dating sessions for the LGBTPQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Pansexual and Queer/Questioning) community. I don’t fit into that category but I might stick around to make some new friends. Another speeding dating session will be held later in the day.

What do you do if you love cosplay but you’re broke? Attend the Cosplay on a budget workshop with Knightmage. He has some amazing costumes. His Spawn costume is beyond gorgeous. It’s ridiculous how much it blows my mind. Check out some of his pictures here:



If you’re a geek girl, like me, then you might enjoy the Geek Girl Brunch. There are probably refreshments and maybe you can make some friends that like the same geeky stuff that you do. Besides, you will need to build your strength for the  . . . . Q & A session with Kate Beckinsdale.


This could be you! By the way, check out that corset. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/47217496077414363/



Wizard World: Columbus

Destino’s Comic Book/Cosplay Portfolio

Yesterday, I realized that I don’t have a specific portfolio. So I’m making a separate page.

Maybe three separate pages.

Three Fangirls and One Guy Made it to Indiana Comic Con

We made it to the Indiana Comic Con – finally. All of the cosplayers were very cool about taking pictures with us. Mostly cosplayers are pretty cool with the picture taking. It’s how they roll.

There were so many that I didn’t get to take a picture of but I would’ve been there all day. Little Sister #2 only lasts a few hours at big events. She get overwhelmed but she does like the costumes, especially Poison Ivy. I think I saw about four Poison Ivy’s. This Poison Ivy that we are pictured with had the best outfit. She was super sweet.

Next year, both she and Little Sister #1 want to dress up. They asked several times if this was possible. It is totally possible.

I had my picture taken with Jason Momoa. It was awesome. He was awesome and very tall.

The line was not so awesome. In fact, it was a little chaotic. The volunteer started a second line so no one knew where they were going. The powers that be just seemed to lose control of the situation. The lines for photo ops are something they should think about in advance.

Indiana Comic Con did have a nice area for kids. I don’t think Ohio Comic Con had one last year. Little Sister #2 spent a lot of time in the hall at Ohio Comic Con. She just needs to run free. She did enjoy the kid’s area at this event quite a bit.

I met Thom Zahler, who I had an interview with not too long ago. He was also very kind to my children and I. I bought a print for Little Sister #2, even though she was running free in the hall.

Since I was trying to keep track of the kids, I didn’t meet as many comic book artists as normal. I did get a few business cards. I’ve been looking up many of them online after the fact.

I was sad to leave but we’ll be to more conventions. Don’t tell Lucas. He needs time to recover from this one. I have a feeling I will be going solo to the next one. Our GPS was a filthy liar and took us into a parking garage.

P.S. I think I would love to be a cosplay photographer. I could totally do it. If only I knew some cosplayers. I didn’t think of this idea until we were driving home. It could be all kinds of awesome.

If we were having coffee: Comic Con Editon


This weekend, the coffee talk will be road trippin’. When was the last time anyone had the chance to go anywhere?

We spent all day at the Indiana Comic Con. This is what I can tell you:

  • The line for everything was long. If you want to look in the mirror, forget it. Elves are always in the way.
  • Sith Lords move soo slow.
  • Comic con attendees take things seriously. We need things at the convention to be organized so there is no question as to how things work. Also, don’t line jump and crawl under the gates. If so, make sure you don’t knock the gate over. You will look like a jerk. You’ll be lucky if someone doesn’t take you out with their lightsaber. I’m only half joking. I really thought people were going to get into some sort of altercation – geeks or not.
  • I didn’t do as much as I wanted. The kids went too. So I didn’t stalk comic book artists like I had planned.
  • It might be bedtime for mommy sooner than later. I remember why I was not a fan of co-sleeping. I woke up several times with Little Sister’s toys on me or under my pillow – not to mention only sleeping on a 1/4 of the bed. Coffee will be a must for tomorrow.