When I heard that the wonderful Kelly Sue DeConnick was going to be at Third Eye Comics along with Emma Rios for Halloweekend to help promote the launch of Pretty Deadly, I was beyond psyched. I also knew that I had put together an outfit for the occasion even though I didn’t have much time to work on it. I decided to keep with the Captain Marvel theme and to pull together a Spider-Woman dress.
Unlike the Psylocke dress I made this summer, this was an alteration/do-it-yourself. The shapes were patterned, turned into appliques, embroidered around the edges, and then hand sewed them to the dress: all in just a few short hours. The headband was a quick project from the other day to try and tie it all together. (It was supposed to have had a spider on it but I couldn’t find one.)
I can’t thank Kelly Sue enough for a) coming out to Third Eye and b) for being so incredibly nice. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to chat with her for what felt like a decent chunk of time. Honestly, I’m mostly just grasping for words right now. The entire experience was just fantastic.
PS: You should all go pick up Pretty Deadly #1 because it was Pretty Awesome.
Thank you to my friend Denis for letting himself be pressed into service as my photographer for the occasion!
Spider-Woman Dress: Express / DIY
Headband: Custom made
Tights: Nine West
Short Boots: Kenneth Cole
My original design sketch: