Tiny Angry Crafts
Today I have something a little bit different for you: a little feature on fellow blogger Carla of Tiny Angry Crafts. Carla has been extremely supportive of Lovebirds Vintage in the last few months so it's my pleasure to share her lovely blog with you.
Oh, and I suppose I can let you all know about the blog name. My younger sister is the reason for Tiny Angry Crafter. I'm shorter than she is (she's 5ft8in, I'm 5ft2in); so I'm Tiny to her.I squint when I don't have my glasses on which makes me look Angry. And I'm always crafting something.
She put them all together one day when we were hanging out, and it stuck.
I was aware of cosplay a year before I went to my first San Diego Comic-Con, in the fall of 2003. I saw Japanese cosplayers, and discovered an American convention called Anime Expo, and wanted to go there. I would shyly observe cosplayers each SDCC I attended, and asked some a few questions. I finally made my first cosplay from scratch in 2007 and haven't looked back since.
Is screen accuracy of your costumes important or do you enjoy capturing the essence of a character?
I try to be as screen accurate in a lot of my costumes, as reasonably possible. With my Peggy Carter cosplay, I made my own bullet bra, and wore period accurate underthings, but that's pretty much normal clothes for me now. For some of my male costumes, I bind my chest and alter my face to look more masculine.
But, a lot of the time, I just try to capture the essence of a character, especially when the costume is 'street-clothes.' When I was She-Hulk for SDCC 2014, I know I'm not a 7ft tall buff lawyer, but I channeled her confidence and it really showed through and people finally caught on 'Oh hey, it's Jennifer Walters, watch out, awesome lawyer coming through.'
How did you learn to sew? What is your favourite thing you've made?
My favorite me-made thing changes with every new thing I make! If I had to choose, my blouse for last years Sew for Victory sew-a-long. It's super comfy, and I wear it a lot.
As for costumes, Lt. Uhura from TOS Star Trek.