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On Vacation…

I’m taking a much needed vacation, so I won’t be posting for a while. But I’ll be back in no time!

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Costumes and Props Auctioned for Charity

I want to pass along info about some costumes being auctioned off for charity. I was happy to hear from Catherine L. Jones, the highly regarded costume designer who owns God Save the Queen Fashions. Once in a while, Catherine will send me a scoop, and I always enjoy hearing from her.

Take a look at this N7 inspired jacket from Mass Effect. Catherine made this work of beauty, and is donating it to The Desert Bus for an auction on November 18, 2012. If you haven’t heard of the Desert Bus, you should really check them out. They’re a group of comedians and gamers who raise money for charity by playing the worst video game ever made: Desert Bus.

It’s widely regarded to be the worst video game ever made, and we play it for as long as you keep donating. In order to keep things interesting for our viewers we have live and silent auctions, special guests and a lot of silliness.

What a fun way to raise money. All proceeds go to Child’s Play, a charity for children in hospitals. If you’d like to contribute, why not bid on a cool costume?

Catherine’s jacket looks remarkable:

– Made of two tone black and red leather. It is a smooth black on the outside, and a red suede texture on the inside.
– White pearlized lambskin leather details
– Handcut spine details on the back
– Black oxidized metal front zipper
– Matte black snap closure collar
– Sewn with red 138 weight polyester thread
– Embroidered N7 logo on the front
– Will be made customized to auction winner’s measurements

Very impressive!

Also, Sir Harrison over at Volpin Props is donating a gorgeous Skyrim Steel Axe replica. Wow, what a generous donation! More information on this exquisite weapon is available on his Facebook Page.

Big thanks to Catherine for the email. Good luck with the auction!

Learn more at The Desert Bus.

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Cosplay Web Series Premieres on Nerdist Channel

A cosplay web series? Count me in!

Nerdist has just announced a new show called “Just Cos” which premieres this Sunday on their YouTube channel. Sounds great, I will definitely check this out.

Cosplayers, make sure to take a deep breath this Sunday – you’re going to need the excess oxygen because you’ll be screaming with excitement when Just Cos premieres on the Nerdist Channel on YouTube. This one-stop shop for all things cosplay, co-produced with Broadway Video, is just what the doctor ordered to turn your Sunday from lazy to crazy (awesome).

[Nerdist Channel &]

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On Vacation!

I’m taking a few days off for a short vacation. No posts for a couple of days, but I’ll be back next week for more costume fun. Have a great weekend!

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On Vacation

I’m on vacation, but I’ll be back on Monday. Have a great weekend!

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Feeling Sick

I’ve been sick the last couple days, not having any costume fun at all. Sorry about that… I should be back on my feet by Monday.

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You Can Help Re-Create Star Wars!

This is seriously the coolest idea I’ve ever heard! The folks over at Star Wars Uncut are organizing a huge fan film project in order to recreate the entire original Star Wars movie!

From their home page:

You and 472 other people have the chance to recreate Star Wars: A New Hope. Below is the entire movie split up into 15 second clips. Click on one of the scenes to claim it, film it, and upload it. You can have up to three scenes! When we’re all done, we’ll stitch it all together and watch the magic happen.

Currently this project is 49% complete. This is so amazing. Completed scenes are available for viewing on their Activities page. I love it, this is great stuff.

Here are a few of the rules:

• You may only upload videos you have created yourself. Be creative! Please, no sexually explicit videos.

• Music is not allowed.

• Please try to avoid using the original Star Wars audio. Part of the fun is making the audio yourself, too!

• After accepting your scene, you only have 30 days to complete it.

• When recording your video, please do it in a 4:3 format (not widescreen). Not everyone has HD cameras!

• Each scene is 15 seconds, so let’s try to keep it exact. Going over or under a few seconds is fine.

• Make sure the beginning and end of your scene matches up closely to the original. This will help make the final piece come out smoothly.

• Have fun!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Star Wars costume and claim your scene to be a part of Fandom history.

[via Star Wars Uncut]

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Ready for Dragon*Con?

Dragon*Con is only a week away! Check out this cool TV commerical, does it make you drool with costume desire?

Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US. Dragon*Con 2009 will be held Labor Day weekend (September 4 – September 7, 2009) in Atlanta, GA.

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