POLL AT THE BOTTOM. Help me choose for next year! 🙂
Beijing Floral Stripe 1873 Victorian Polonaise
Teal Zone Front late 18th Century (1780s) Gown
Yang Geifei inspired Hanfu
Blue and White Saree Regency
Rapunzel from Tangled
Flynn from Tangled
Bought/Modded or Closet Cosplay Costumes:
Mal and Inara Serra from Firefly
Yuuko from XXXHoLic
Chieko from Jellyfish Princess
Pandorica Opens/Big Bang Doctor Who River Song
Day of the Moon Doctor Who River Song
Mitch’s MidVictorian Outfit
I did a fair amount of stuff I’m pretty happy with this year! I’d wanted a regency, specifically one out of saree fabric for a while. Went to my first Regency event. Cosplayed in an amazing location (Hanfu cosplay at the Summer Palace in China!) which was a dream come true for me! Made my first historical handsewn dress and attended the amazing GBACG Petit Trianon Evening. Finally wore the oiran-esque hair extensions I got in Tokyo a few years ago for another Yuuko cosplay, with full sakura action! Yay! Annie took awesome Doctor Who photos of me in an abandoned oil refinery! And Mitch and I had way too much fun wearing Rapunzel and Flynn any chance we could get. I think Rapunzel is my favorite costume I made this year, which is funny because I was very hesitant to make it because I don’t think I look that much like Rapunzel and I’m really too tall for the character! But I had so much fun making it and I really enjoyed twirling around in a pink dress in a wig with flowers all over it.
I really enjoy buying things for gifts (and for myself) off etsy or from artists. If you want to get things for your loved ones for the holidays, nows the time to do it!
You can also try searching a particular catagory, like “necklaces”, etc… and then adding your preferred subject matter like “Star Wars” or “Owls” :).
NOTE: Check each shops shipping/policies if you want something by Christmas. A lot of items on etsy are made to order and might not get there in time (but many will!) I have not necessarily bought from all the sellers listed here, so I can’t personally endorse any of them. Have fun!
SNEAL felted bowls, bags and pins
Lupin adorable felted pins
Ron Guyatt’s Minimalist Movie Posters
The Wheatfield Country/Sweet Quote posters
Michelle Verbeek Custom Leather Jewelry
Art by Brittney Lee
Modern Stylographer Minimalist Movie Posters (X-men, Doctor Who, etc.)
Chubby Bunny Bows, Collars and Accessories
Fay Productions Stained Glass Prints (X-Men, Batman, Sailor Moon, My Little Pony)
Fable and Fury Silhouette Jewelry
Zambi Candy cute unicorn and pegasus jewelry, etc.
Alis ruffled/embellished shirts
Knitting Dreams Toys
Scrumptious Delight plush toys and pillows
Soap Lane (Doctor Who, Video Games, Star Wars Soaps)
Felt Me Up Felted Birds
Adventures in Clay
Kate Beaton Hark a Vagrant – hilarious comics and clothing
Kokosh Knitting (scarves, hats and gloves, etc)
Catherinette Steampunk Jewelry