Anya informed me that their 4th grade school performance was to be a 50’s/60’s theme.  She actually gave me a good month head’s up to let me know about it.  I think she is finally getting clued in that I […]


Part of the fun of making costumes, whether for cosplay or Halloween, is that I like to try new things to make them more authentic.  In making the Connor costume for Kai, there are LOTS of new things to try. […]

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If you follow my blog, you know that I made Anya an Elsa costume in April for a Wizard World comic convention.  She was a hit at the convention, with much pictures taken of her with little girls and other cosplayers. […]


This year we made the disastrous judgment call to go to the Renaissance Festival on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.  It was the only day that it looked like it would not rain, and we also got there a […]

Kai’s choice for Wizard World was to be a Wizard from Clash of Clans: Whoohoo!  Fairly easy costume! I already had some blue fabric for the pants, so I made him a pair of navy pants from an Ottobre pattern.  I […]

Like so many sewing mama’s I am making an Elsa costume.  We went to Wizard Con (a comic con), so the kids needed a costume…of course! Anya wanted to go as Elsa.  Big shocker right there. 😉  When looking at […]

A few weeks ago an ad popped up in my Facebook feed for tickets to Wizard Con at the convention center.  We didn’t have plans this weekend, and thought the kids would have a blast at it.  We had never […]

Last year when we were at the Renaissance Festival, Anya loved watching the ladies dressed up as gypsies.  She loved their outfits, and those cool hip scarves with all the coins. I decided not to make one of those cool […]

This year I decided to give myself a much needed break from costume production.  The kids perused the Chasing Fireflies costume catalog and selected some overpriced flimsy costumes that we dutifully purchased.  I have saved money from years of making […]

On Saturday we went to the Renaissance Faire.  We met some friends there with their two kids and had a rather nice time.  The kids got to ride an elephant and go on a few more rides.   I love our […]

Brian and I went as a pirate and a vampiress to our adults only Halloween party on Saturday.  My costume was just pieces from costumes I had in the past, and the only thing I had made was the black […]

All done!  Can’t you just see me doing a jig??  Kailan loves his costume and doesn’t want to take if off once it is on…so it took me awhile to get pictures. His pirate pants are made out of a […]

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