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NoFlutter Sailor Venus Transfrom by HollyGloha
NoFlutter Sailor Venus Transfrom
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Julio Charlemagne Photography (…  )
Design by NoFlutter:

I won't lie, I'm loving the resurgance of Sailor Moon!  In addition to the new anime, a lot of talented artists are creating some stunning designs of our favorite magical girls!  When I saw NoFlutter's designs trickle in on Facebook I was absolutely floored!  They were all so intricate, with elements that give them their own personality, but also close enough in design so that you know they're all a team!  Sailors Venus, Saturn and Neptune are my favorite scouts in the anime/manga, and NoFlutter's designs of those three are my favorites!  

NoFlutter Sailor Venus Costume: The tiara is a Charming Charlies necklace and an Etsy filigree necklace disassembled and reassembled.  I also added clasps to various parts to it so it latches onto the wig.  (and more importantly comes off so I can wash the wig). For the jacket, I used Simplicity pattern 0516 (…; ) which was modified to get the look I want.  The sleeves were stuffed with batting and the spindle shaped creamsickle silk has glitter trim around it to give it a bit more pop.  For the stand up collar, I used orange matte satin, stitched on more glitter white trim and sandwiched it with heavyweight interfacing.   The corset was made from layers of white bridal satin and creamsickle color silks.  I used Rufflebutt's Bunnysuit Pattern to make the corset (… ).  I handstitched on the gold buttons and made gold chains for the corset and jacket that have clasps for easy removal (and allows for the removal of the chains to wash the garments)  The skirt has three layers:  The most underskirt is white bridal satin, hemmed, with horsehair braid to give it some flounce.  The middle skirt is orange matte satin with creamsickle silk trim.  I pleated, ironed, and topstitched every pleat there.  The Top skirt is the creamsickle silk, made from four pieces~one for the backside, two for the drape on the sides and the last piece for the bustle (which is stuffed with tulle).  The white skirt snaps to the middle/underskirt (they're stitched together), which snaps to the corset.  All the bows are made from blue matte satin, have heavyweight interfacing and snap on/off the garments.  (I also used extra Charming Charlie's jewels from the cannibalized necklace for the tiara).  I handstitched two different types of lace on the stockings and found adorable shoes online that fit the look of the character

I love this costume so much!  And the fact that so many people are welcoming to this gorgeous design add to the fun!  I adore wearing gowns and elegant costumes and this fits the bill.  NoFlutter has so many stunning designs, my To Cosplay List grew like crazy!  ♥  

Dr Mrs The Monarch Pin UP by HollyGloha
Dr Mrs The Monarch Pin UP
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Jeramy Photography LLC (…  )

Here it is....THE costume. This is where everyone seemed to sit up and take notice of me as a costumer. Go figure. ;) Earlier pics, my boots and crown were badly made, but after some perseverance and tips from more experienced cosplayers, I got it right. One day I may redo this one in latex, but for now, the vinyl works. ;)

Dr Mrs The Monarch Costume: Wow....okay, starting from the top down...I remade the crown (the first one was a tragic monstrosity made from wonderflex, hot glue and had to be destroyed). The new one was made after I emailed caliph o'clowns and asked her for tips. Not only did she give me great tips, she even emailed me a basic pattern! caliph o'clowns, you officially rock. :) The wig is a mid-back level wig style named "Perfect" that I had to trim and trim to get Just Right. The collar was free drafted and done from 2 way stretch vinyl. The gloves were done from a Vogue pattern that I had to alter to accommodate my arms (the pattern was for twig thin arms!) The bodysuit was made from 4 way stretch vinyl using the Green Pepper Ice Skater's pattern. I had to modify the pattern a bit to make it one piece, instead of a top and bottom piece. I free drafted the butterfly pattern, "wings" and yellow trim and topstitched them all on. The boots were a Pain! I used the online tutorial (…) but still had difficulties, since this was my first time attempting to do this. I had to remake them about three times to get them right, but I'm sure there's Room For Improvement. They slip right over my Charlotte Russe heels *wear gel inserts, they save your feet!*
Kasumi Ninja Recline by HollyGloha
Kasumi Ninja Recline
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Vodka Photos ( )

I fell in love with martial arts at a much younger year, but ended up doing dance/ballet. I FINALLY got into it, and got my black belt! Wasn’t long until I was cosplaying martial arts video game characters. I love Kasumi because she’s the “good girl” but with a little fanservice, just because. ;)

Kasumi Costume: From the top down....The wig isn't 100% accurate for her haircolor, but I wanted something that looked natural for me. With my warm undertones, an orange based red would look ugly, ugly, ugly, hence the blue based red I have. The costume is made from white bridal satin, doubled up so as not to be see-through. I used Simplicity pattern 3775 for the chest and stomach area. I free drafted the front and back panels. The cherry blossoms and back sigil were hand painted on. (I have to give a very special thank you to AuraRinoa and instantkarmie for their tips, and *hugs* to AuraRinoa for sending me a copy of the sigil to make a stencil!) The arm guards and shin guards were free drafted, and made with non-stretch vinyl.
Gold Hearts by HollyGloha
Gold Hearts
Just need to put this here for a few days..  :3
Catwoman Tribute to Batman by HollyGloha
Catwoman Tribute to Batman
Catwoman Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Megaship Cosplay Photography (…; )
Touch Up/Edits by: Jeramy Photography LLC (…; )

I remember when the Ame Comi line of DC figures came out I adored them all! I especially loved the first version of Catwoman they had, but wasn't able to cosplay it. However, when the second version came out, I fell in love! I collected back issues of Catwoman when Jim Balent was the artist and appreciated that the Ame Comi artist used the original color purple in the figure.

Catwoman Costume: Top down....The wig is a pixie cut one from a previous cosplay. I created the blue clip in weft myself to resemble the figurine. The cap was drafted from a tutorial I found on the Red Headed Seamstresses website (…). The bodysuit was made with Stretch and Sew pattern f845 from metallic styled stretch fabric I ordered online. I free drafted the belts and stitched them on. The zipper had the cloth sides trimmed off and was stitched on-it's non functional. The neck has snaps on the back that allow me in/out of the costume. The gloves were from Vogue Pattern 7949-adjust accordingly, it's for people with small twig arms! The boots were made from Sarcasm-hime's tutorial at: (…) I glued on a silver strip on the boot to resemble the zipper....that was just a tad too complex for me to do!

I love how close to the figure I got! Although I had limited time, it came together quickly and rekindled my love for cosplay! If Ame Comi continues to make these beautiful figurines, I may have to do more of their cosplays!


Holly Gloha
United States
I like to say I'm too multi-faceted to be confined by any one definition. ;) I take great delight in being me. Trite, but true.

I do a lot of costuming, but am still in the "Learning" category. As I make each new costume I learn new tricks, discover new frustrations and enjoy new victories. I love the costuming community (well, except for the snarky people, but they're everywhere...take the bad with the good, I guess). I'm by no stretch of the imagination a Professional of Cosplay, just someone having fun. If you for some reason come to me with a question, I'll try my best to help out, but remember, I'm still Amateur. For now. ;)

I'm also a martial artist *didn't see THAT one coming, didja?* I actually find it cathartic, and it helped fill a void left when I was no longer able to continue with ballet. I plan on continuing to learn until I'm either Old and Busted, or Strapped Down With a Family. Whichever one comes first.

I hope you enjoy my page! I look forward to meeting fellow costumers, photographers or people who just like the pictures I post! :)

Current Residence: Houston, Tx
I can't believe how long it's been since I've done a journal update!  I decided I needed much more stress in my life, so I started taking a full time semester along with my full time job!  :)  If all plays out right, I'll have my Medical Coding certification by the end of this semester!  *fingers crossed*  My costuming is taking a hit, time wise.  I just can't crank them out like I used to, and I really want to!  :(  I'll still sew, it relaxes me, and I should have some new fabulous pictures of my Belly Dancer start to come in!  Xoxo for your love and patience!  Wish a nerd girl a successful semester! 

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MikazukiMAN Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have just started a group and would love to make a cosplay trading card for you if you would like one ^_^
HollyGloha Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
I won't lie, this really excites me! I'd be honored!  :D  
MikazukiMAN Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wahoo <(") I will send you a note with more info :)
MikazukiMAN Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Note sent :)
Zaigwast Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
EqDBot Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  New member
Greetings to you, fair hollygloha. You were featured 1 time in this Equestria Daily Post… Thank you for providing quality material for all of us to enjoy :) (This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
epicCOOKIninja Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch > u <
Darksidworld Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Hello sweaty how's everything going?
gentleEvan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Your cos play is amazing and I must say that Reiji Mitsurugi (Bow) [V2] You look very beautiful and your eyes are so must hear that a lot.
eagc7 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hey :), just wanted to say i hope you have a merry christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate:)
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