Ahh, it’s that time of the year again. Come this Labour Day weekend, both your esteemed editors will be attending Dragon*Con, a convention that can only be described as a non-stop, completely ridiculous geek party. Meanwhile, we’ll be going on hiatus for the week — but be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we’ll be updating during the convention!
We’ll be cosplaying the following, so if you see us, please feel free to say hello!
Morning: Lin is wearing Wasp to the George Pérez Avengers vs JLA photoshoot — but find Bria wearing her new Star Wars costume!
Afternoon: Bria in Miss America for the Earth’s Mightiest Heroines photoshoot; Lin in Quasar for the Marvel Cosmic photoshoot
Evening: taking it easy, with Bria back in Star Wars
Morning: every day is Jaeger Con in our hearts
Afternoon: taking it to the streets with the Marvel Knights photoshoot
Evening: kicking back in SHIELD gear, as you do
Morning: Bria will be on the Women and Minorities in Star Wars panel at 11am
Afternoon: headed to the giant Marvel Universe photoshoot!
Evening: our very favourite and best SHIELD party take no prisoners
Also, please note that while we will be attending a number of photoshoots, they by no means dictate all of our free time — they are included to show where our cosplay schedule is anchored. We will definitely be doing convention panels and other activities, including some very serious partying with our amazing SCF buddies!
Sometimes, when you’re doing pictures for Jaeger Con on a rainy day, you have to make the decision about whether or not your crazy hairstyle or a bagel is more important. (Spoiler Alert: The hairstyle won.) And then sometimes, a week later, you’re double fisting Starbucks and have a bagel for breakfast and really what choice do you have but to toss on your genderswapped Tendo Choi and take some bonus pictures?
Tendo Choi slides into the apocalypse fifteen minutes late with double Starbucks in hand and a bagel in her mouth.
Miss out on the Jaeger Con festivities? That’s okay. We’ve got you covered.
What’s a girl to do when she adores the hell out of Psylocke’s new costume but she’s terrible at sewing spandex? Redesign it as a dress obviously.
Look, this is basically my love letter to Uncanny X-Force. And also a giant fistbump to Sam Humphries and Kris Anka for writing a kickass book and designing a kickass costume respectively. (My bad for misleading you about why I wanted to know what the leg shapes looked like, Anka, my bad.) I adore the hell out of Betsy’s new costume and I adore the hell out of this crazy book. It was either this or keyboard smashing incoherently. I swear I’ll get around to make the actual costume one day. Promise!
Just pretend that there’s a bottle of expensive French champagne in these photos as I toast the book and my darling Betsy.
There were some slight changes made when translating the dress from my original sketch to real life (due in part to a difficult pattern and an epic battle with a zipper where the zipper won) but I am mostly happy with how it turned out although I’ll probably do a second pass at it/fix some small issues when I’m not angry at the zipper.
Psylocke Dress: Designed and Sewn by Yours Truly
Black Heels: Ralph Lauren
Butterfly Earrings: Local boutique
Bracelet: Nine West
Wait, did you just say that you’re not reading Uncanny X-Force? Get thee to Comixology or a comic book store right now!
Superhero chic is always fabulous but today’s post isn’t so much superhero as it is supervillain. These two matching looks from Versace’s Fall Ready-To-Wear 2013 collection positively scream Hellfire Club even if they are missing the corsets and thigh-high boots. Perhaps Sebastian Shaw had a little chat with the Italian fashion house about some fashionable upgrades for the White Queen and Black Queen.