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Happy Gwensday: Third Update on Spider-Gwen costume

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If you haven't read the first two updates, you can find them here and here.

This is the final post of the Spider-Gwen costume since it's complete! (We do have the mask to do next, but I'll do a bonus post before Comic-Con in July.) This is what I'll be wearing to WonderCon 2015.

We left off last week with all the black part of the costume being sewn onto the white. This week, we'll show you the progression of sewing and lining the colored portions on the arms and hood.

We used different references to decide on what kind of shapes we wanted. There are plenty of variations so you will have to decide on works for you. We also kept in mind how we wanted it to look not only on the front, but the back. 
Here's what we decided to do from the back angle. 
 The front. You can see the chalk lines that we used before using the blue puffy paint. 
 Chalked up version of the hood.
The hood is complete! 
 And here's the finished product with the wig I found from Amazon.
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Happy Gwensday: Second Update on Spider-Gwen costume

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We've completed the second week of work on the Spider-Gwen costume. Things are really coming together and it's hard to contain the excitement when we complete each step. And if you have already, be sure to check out the first post.

The biggest accomplishment was completing the black parts on the costume. The front is pretty straight forward so lining it up with fabric tape and pins before sewing. The back, on the other hand, was trying to figure out what type of design we want. Sadly, the comic artists aren't always consistent, which is expected.

The biggest thing when sewing is making sure you use the right kind of fabric tape. We picked up some at Walgreen's and it turned out it actually supposed to be used instead of sewing. It might be expensive, but good sewing tape is worth it! We found it at our local sewing store, but most sewing places should have it one hand.


I forgot about two things in my last post, which are my gloves and wig. My mother is known to collect…

Happy Gwensday: First Update on Spider-Gwen costume

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The second issue of Spider-Gwen is out today! It's fitting that my first post falls on an actual Gwensday. Since the first appearance of Spider-Gwen, I've wanted her costume.
It also doesn't help when my husband handmade one of these:


Joey's goal is to make a new Spider-Man costume for himself. Last year was Peter Parker, but this year is Miles Morales for himself and Spider-Gwen for me. I was a little nervous about this since, you know, spandex is involved. Joey insisted that we could look into other options. 

Materials
Skechers GoWalk shoes (comfortable shoes is a must for me!)One white hoodieTwo pairs of black yoga pants (one for extra fabric, one size up for women)One yard of purple-ish cotton spandex (found locally)One bottle of puffy paint (matched to shoes)
We started with the blank canvas of the white hoodie and the black yoga pants. Yoga pants don't need any changes. And the nice thing about the yoga pants I found? There is a little pocket in the waistline …

Writer Recharge 2015: Wrap Up

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It's hard to believe that February is behind us. I'm sad to see it go, especially since that means the end of Writer Recharge. A big thank you to Sara Biren,Katy UppermanElodie NowodazkijAlison Miller, and Liz Parker for putting this together!This has been great challenge for me to help find some balance in the goals that I set out for myself. I know now what I would like to do, what I need to do, and what to expect for myself. I'm proud of the progress that I have made over the past month and will continue on with furthering my goals.

Intro Post | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 |

My #WriterRecharge Wrap-Up WRITE/REVISEComplete revision of Follow the MoonWork on finding the "voice" for Prairie DustWrite a critique letter for next revision projectI didn't end up doing this. The closest I did was putting the draft on my Nook. I realized working on three projects at once was too much for me. Lesson learned!Complete revision on short storyI sent this to my critique …