07 10 / 2014
Anonymous said: I am also working on a cowl! It's a maleficent one. Whew! It's a process. I didn't get monster clay though. I got some cheap oil based clay from michaels. I haven't finished bulking it up yet but I'm having trouble getting it super smooth. I think I may have figured out a way to work with it though. Did you have any trouble with that? I have all the things to cast it though and I'm Hoping to get it done by Halloween. Cheers! (likeloislaine)
oh dear!!! Please make sure your clay doesn’t have sulfur in it. The mold making materials I have always used have always specifically called out using clays that do not contain that because it will not cure properly.
Good luck! It takes a lot of patience to sculpt things and to get it smooth. If you do want to get the clay I use, it’s Chavant NSP soft, and if you search for it on Amazon, you can find it.
07 10 / 2014
ele300064lyfe said: Yo Bethany, after what happened last year at NYCC w/ the whole 'Man Banter' incident, what do u think of the new harassment policy the con put up? If u want to see the new policy, check it out at the official con website. Have a great time at the con!
OH this is a good one!
I’m actually very pleased with the effort they’ve now taken with the visibility of their harassment policy on their website.
As was discussed with me last year with the head of NYCC himself, they have made changes to their “Zero Tolerance” policy. It now actually holds EVERYONE accountable, as opposed to just the attendees (as it was last year). This is a direct quote from a personal email discussion I had with Lance Fensterman after last year’s incident.
“We have a very clear “hands off” policy with the media. All staff is instructed to hand any media related issues to myself or our PR team. And that is exactly what was done. The information was given to our PR team that started researching to try and determine who these people were. However, that “hands off” rule was designed to handle inquiries, complaints, requests for special access, etc. It was not intended for situations such as this as we’ve never had a situation like this arise, nor did we envision one.
We’ve altered that policy to make it clear to our security staff that issues of harassment, no matter who is involved can be dealt with immediately.”
Now the only question is… how visible will this policy be at the convention? Will the staff actually take the appropriate actions they are instructed to do? We will just have to see.
It sucks that there are people out there that make the demand for these kinds of policies so prominent in our culture. But the more that people speak out, and the more people discuss these things, the safer our conventions get.
07 10 / 2014
I just got an Anon message containing an email address so I don’t want to post my reply to that publicly.
However, It was asking about availability for prop commission of my Batgirl Cowl.
Just to avoid further inquiries, (And although i’m extremely flattered that people enjoy my work) I do not do commissions of any kind, including casting props. On top of having a full time job, a time consuming hobby, and full event calendar, it’s just something that takes too much time that I can’t properly invest in.
I am, however, happy to point people in the direction on how to make their own props. (Check out my youtube videos, https://www.youtube.com/user/sheik19/videos and when in doubt, GOOGLE!)
15 9 / 2014
Anonymous said: can you do a DIY killer frost costume on you tube
I’m finished with Killer Frost. It took a long time to do and had many different steps to complete it that would be way to difficult to fit into one video. If you’re curious about a specific aspect of the costume then feel free to ask. But never forget that google is your friend and should be your first destination for any costume building adventures. Chances are your specific questions have been answered by someone else already on the interwebs.
15 9 / 2014
mellieissa said: Did you make your Batgirl cowl or did you purchase it somewhere? I've been really wanting to cosplay the new Cameron/Babs design as well! :)
I don’t have a batgirl cowl. The picture of me in one is a photoshop job I did because I wanted to see what it looked like haha! But Reevz FX (google him) does sell batgirl cowls, and I am making one for NYCC for myself. The photoshop version is using the Reevz cowl. It’s made of rubber, so I’m sure you could cut it to expose the ears to be more Cameron/babs accurate ^__^