Aww, thanks so much! Runaways is a pretty fab comic. We’ll have more pictures from the shoot when our awesome photographer gets back from her trip to Japan!
Posting some older pictures — New York Comic Con 2011. The tiny Cap was so polite and definitely one of the most adorable cosplayers of all time!
Photos courtesy of byronicmooch.
I’m so lucky that this gorgeous lady is one of my best friends because she is fabulous and amazingly multitalented and you should all go follow her right now okay
Fair warning, my brother is an electrical engineer so about half of this goes over my head! But here’s his explanation:
The metal base is made out of a single piece of aluminum; the inside pocket (including the two large holes that go straight through near the center) and the rough contours of the outer edge were done on a milling machine, a process which took around 4 hours, since I’m still a novice at milling. A drill press put the other two holes in the corners. The outer edges were then finished using a sanding belt. Sandpaper and polish was used to buff the surface up to look a bit more even.
The screen through which the light shines is made of a milk carton. I bought a half-gallon plastic milk jug and drained it (into my belly, not the sink), and then took scissors to the thing. I traced the frame onto the three large flat sections I ended up with, and cut along the traced line, so that I ended up with three pieces of plastic that all fit perfectly, more or less, over the base. I glued all three bits together using Elmer’s all purpose glue.
The light comes from blue LEDs…I think I used six, but I don’t recall exactly. I redid this bit a couple times to make the light more even. Basically, though, all of the LEDs were wired in parallel. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it means that you have two parallel wires (nodes), and all of the LEDs bridge the two wires, as opposed to all of them being daisy-chained along (also known as being wired in series). This means that the voltage across each LED is the same, ensuring they each give off the same amount of light. One of the two nodes I placed at the center of the frame, and all the LEDs stuck outwards from there, like spokes. The second nodes was a wire that followed the perimeter of the frame, and attached to each LED as it passed. One of the nodes also had a wire that attached to one side of a switch. The battery holder that I scavenged from a kit of fiber-optic glo-wire was placed in one of the two holes and glued down, and the switch was placed in the other. A wire connected the one of the battery holder leads to the switch, and the other lead went to the other node on the LEDs.
All wire attachments were soldered together, then covered with electrical tape to protect and prevent shorting. A little bit of a can of frosted-glass spray was used on each LED to disperse the light better. After testing to make sure it worked, the plastic cover was glued onto the frame (though in retrospect, two-part epoxy would have been a better choice), and sanded to match the exact contours.
Six of us ran away from home after we found out that are parents are part of this sick secret society called The Pride…and I mean bad sick, not cool sick.
First shots from our Runaways photoshoot taken by the fabulous Cassi! This shoot was seriously so much fun, traipsing around New York with a bunch of my favorite people. <3
I finished Undertow! :D I’m really really happy with how this turned out. Just as a note, I based this on the concept illustration instead of the game render—there were some details I liked better, particularly the logo on the bottle. I stuck some LEDs in the bottle in the second pic for fun. :)
AW YEAH READY TO PAINT TOMORROW.
omg tentacle jar i want one
but wait, more important question: who is that badass Bruce Banner?????? le gasp
Part of my Avengers Dresses series (see the others here)
Of the original Avengers dresses I designed last year, the Iron Man one was my least favorite. But I have now settled on a design I don’t hate! I missed the IM3 premier by a few days, but close enough.
Lovely! I wasn’t able to finish mine for the premier so I can use this skirt design when I do. I love the short-sleeved alternative bodice as well!