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Devil Homura Timestop by HollyGloha
Devil Homura Timestop
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer:  Cosplay Composites by Kris Kehe (  www.facebook.com/cosplaycompos… )

Any Madoka fans here?  Gracious, didn't that show make you re-think wanting to be magical girl? o_O I absolutely loved the series, all the characters and the storyline so much!  I even read the manga put out that discussed other magical girls and their tragic stories (and I heavily recommend them all.  One storyline intersects with one of Homura's past timeline failures)

Costume Construction:  The socks were the PERFECT match for Homura and as soon as I saw Chantilly ( chantilly.storenvy.com/ ) selling them, I bought them immediately! The skirt was drafted using The Green Pepper's Ice Skating Pattern ( butterick.mccall.com/filebin/i…; ) which was modified heavily to accommodate fabric that doesn't stretch, as well as that asymmetrical hemline. For the exposed part, I used a black matte satin with a glitter finish.  The underskirt area was printed from Spoonflower using one of their Space designs on Silky Faille fabric ( www.spoonflower.com/fabric/262… ).  I took apart two gorgeous black feather boas and hand stitched on every single feather.  The back of the skirt has a peek a boo opening to show off the black glitter fabric.  The applique lace on the back of the skirt was bought off of Etsy and is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.  And also hand stitched on. 

The corset was used with Simplicity's Pattern # 1728 ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/7… ) and fit so gorgeously that it's going to be my Go To pattern for corsets from now on. The inside of the corset is lined with strong black cotton fabric and is boned with steel wire boning.  The outside fabric was done in black bridal satin. 
I had to modify the bustline to get a sweetheart look, and to simulate the cutouts on the side and front of the dress, I layered beige fabrics on each other and heat sealed the ends with my solder tool.  I handstitched the beige cut outs on and stitched on more gorgeous black applique that I bought off of Etsy. 

For the necklace I had a bottom layer of sheer ribbon and a top layer of satin ribbon.  Between the layers I put in more rooster feathers and stitched them all together, heat sealing the ends with my solder tool.  I had bought a necklace from Claires and painted it black, disassembled it and stitched it on top of the ribbon necklace.  For extra oomph, I bought some filigreed clock hands from Hobby Lobby ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/2… ) decorated one of the hands with black rhinestone and added it to the necklace, as it would fit the theme of the character.  The headband was bought from Claires and I hot glued on red fabric and made a quick bow with the red satin and heavy interfacing fabric.  The gloves were bought from Claires as well.  ;)

The wings were made referencing Jia Jem's Online Wing Tutorial ( jiajem.com/tutorials/wings/ ).  9 gauge steel wire was shaped for the harness and the wing shape.  I bought two 5' black garden hoses from Walmart, cut off the brass ends and fed them through the wire.  The fluffy white part of the wings are thick pieces of craft foam sandwiching in black turkey feathers (both bought from Hobby Lobby) with white tinseled feather boas (bought from JoAnn Fabrics) hot glued on top. The design of the wings allow for me to shape them into either an extended position or a pre/mid flight look.  I prefer the upward extended look for it's dramatic visuals and less propensity to hit people in the head when I walk by. ♥

Overall:  I absolutely love how dark and dramatic this looks!  I haven't done villainous design in awhile and kind of miss it: I'm such a real life Princess Good Girl it feels good to be in the Dark Side from time to time ;)  I realize that I still have a LOT to learn about designing and making wings and look forward to more challenges to do so! 




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Weiss Schnee, Ice Queen by HollyGloha
Weiss Schnee, Ice Queen
Weiss Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Cosplay Composites by Kris Kehe ( www.facebook.com/cosplaycompos… )

I stumbled across RWBY on Crunchyroll after I saw so many people on my Facebook commenting on the series.  I loved it!  Each character has a fantastic design and weapons that I just DREAM about owning one day!  <3  Weiss's design stood out the most to me, with the contrasting of cool colors and the bright red lining of her jacket.  To me, she developed the most in the series: she's strong, confident-but her first year of Beacon really knocked her around.  She held onto her strength, and even displayed a caring side-if it was a bit backhanded.   

Weiss Costume: From the bottom down:
 The boots were purchased online, and I had to pop off the top band around the knee and hand curl and stitch the V shape into the boot.  Once that was done, I spray painted the boots with two different cans of Rustoleum Painter's Pro for Vinyl cans to get the gradient look.  I had the toe covered in painters tape, and after the paint had dried, I peeled that off, hot glued on the silver rope trim and hot glued white vinyl in the diamond areas.  


The skirt was made with high quality white bridal satin using the Green Pepper Ice Skaters Pattern (butterick.mccall.com/filebin/i… ). I sketched out the scallop design, then used a solder tool on the edges-it cauterized the edges so I didn't have to do a hem on them.  Following a FABULOUS tip I saw on God Save the Queen Fashions Facebook, I proceeded to gradient dye the fabric.  In a spray bottle, mix a light colored fabric paint with water (you'll have to experiment to get the right viscosity).  Spray that onto WET fabric-the paint will spread beautifully giving a wonderful Dip Dye Look.  Let that hang dry for 3 days, then repeat the process with a darker fabric dye.  Best. Tip. EVER!!!  Once it was done, I stitched on the white chiffon layer and proceeded to hand paint on the lace design using fabric puff paint.  (I drew out the design of the lace to scale-to paint it on, I had the paper on the bottom, wax paper on top, then pinned the chiffon on top of the wax paper and traced the design with the paint.)  Once it was properly dried, I used to solder tool to cauterize the ends.  I finished the hems with a folded hem (I was going for Craftsmanship on this one).  I hand stitched on a silver trim layer between the fabric and chiffon to give just bit of pop.  

The corset is actually a bunnysuit pattern I bought off of Nerdbroidery on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/Nerdbroidery ), but the patterns are usually Limited Edition, so when she sells them, BUY THEM!  Using high quality white bridal satin, I followed the instructions to the letter and got a gorgeous, form fitting steel boned corset that i adore!  I did add on the belt, and top stitched it on half of the corset, the other half hangs free so I can use the zipper in the back.  I attach the belt in the front with some snaps, so I can dress myself without my belt looking derpy.  The black part is three layers of chiffon-the largest layer is scalloped with dots, the second medium layer is scalloped,and the third, front layer is just one semi-circle.  All three were cut out with the solder tool.

The jacket is a heavily modified Simplicity pattern #3775 ( lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8DO… ) Figure F.  I made a mockup out of muslin to draft where the scalloping would go, design the bell sleeves and scalloping, and draft how much fabric I would need for the white edging on the sleeves.  So. Much. Drafting!  The snowflake design was modified a bit, then cut out with the solder tool, (as was the sleeve cutouts) then the back pattern and sleeves were spray dyed in the same fashion as the skirt.  I used two layers of white fabric for the outside, and one layer of red satin for the inside lining.  The collar was free drafted, pleated and had heavy interfacing inside to give it some rigidity.  The inside hem of the sleeves were exposed, so I did an enclosed hem with bias tape.  Again, I handstitched on silver trim for detailing.  

The wig was bought online, and was one of the few that came with the little bun.  I bought a tiara from Sam Moon Trading company and modified it a bit to fit around the detatchable ponytail clip

I went for pure Craftsmanship on this one, so all my seams were pressed and finished, and I'm so glad the judges noticed that!  This was about 3+ months of labor, since I was being so detail oriented.  The solder tool I used was bought at Hobby Lobby (shop.hobbylobby.com/assets/1/1… ) and was an amazing purchase!  You can cut out beautiful designs on synthetic fabric with this-giving your cosplay THAT more detail!  Fair warning....it stinks so badly when you use it on fabric.  D:
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Weiss Schnee On Target by HollyGloha
Weiss Schnee On Target
Weiss Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Wolfs Ink Photography ( www.facebook.com/wolfsinkphoto… )

I stumbled across RWBY on Crunchyroll after I saw so many people on my Facebook commenting on the series.  I loved it!  Each character has a fantastic design and weapons that I just DREAM about owning one day!  <3  Weiss's design stood out the most to me, with the contrasting of cool colors and the bright red lining of her jacket.  To me, she developed the most in the series: she's strong, confident-but her first year of Beacon really knocked her around.  She held onto her strength, and even displayed a caring side-if it was a bit backhanded.   

Weiss Costume: From the bottom down:
 The boots were purchased online, and I had to pop off the top band around the knee and hand curl and stitch the V shape into the boot.  Once that was done, I spray painted the boots with two different cans of Rustoleum Painter's Pro for Vinyl cans to get the gradient look.  I had the toe covered in painters tape, and after the paint had dried, I peeled that off, hot glued on the silver rope trim and hot glued white vinyl in the diamond areas.  


The skirt was made with high quality white bridal satin using the Green Pepper Ice Skaters Pattern (butterick.mccall.com/filebin/i… ). I sketched out the scallop design, then used a solder tool on the edges-it cauterized the edges so I didn't have to do a hem on them.  Following a FABULOUS tip I saw on God Save the Queen Fashions Facebook, I proceeded to gradient dye the fabric.  In a spray bottle, mix a light colored fabric paint with water (you'll have to experiment to get the right viscosity).  Spray that onto WET fabric-the paint will spread beautifully giving a wonderful Dip Dye Look.  Let that hang dry for 3 days, then repeat the process with a darker fabric dye.  Best. Tip. EVER!!!  Once it was done, I stitched on the white chiffon layer and proceeded to hand paint on the lace design using fabric puff paint.  (I drew out the design of the lace to scale-to paint it on, I had the paper on the bottom, wax paper on top, then pinned the chiffon on top of the wax paper and traced the design with the paint.)  Once it was properly dried, I used to solder tool to cauterize the ends.  I finished the hems with a folded hem (I was going for Craftsmanship on this one).  I hand stitched on a silver trim layer between the fabric and chiffon to give just bit of pop.  

The corset is actually a bunnysuit pattern I bought off of Nerdbroidery on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/Nerdbroidery ), but the patterns are usually Limited Edition, so when she sells them, BUY THEM!  Using high quality white bridal satin, I followed the instructions to the letter and got a gorgeous, form fitting steel boned corset that i adore!  I did add on the belt, and top stitched it on half of the corset, the other half hangs free so I can use the zipper in the back.  I attach the belt in the front with some snaps, so I can dress myself without my belt looking derpy.  The black part is three layers of chiffon-the largest layer is scalloped with dots, the second medium layer is scalloped,and the third, front layer is just one semi-circle.  All three were cut out with the solder tool.

The jacket is a heavily modified Simplicity pattern #3775 ( lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8DO… ) Figure F.  I made a mockup out of muslin to draft where the scalloping would go, design the bell sleeves and scalloping, and draft how much fabric I would need for the white edging on the sleeves.  So. Much. Drafting!  The snowflake design was modified a bit, then cut out with the solder tool, (as was the sleeve cutouts) then the back pattern and sleeves were spray dyed in the same fashion as the skirt.  I used two layers of white fabric for the outside, and one layer of red satin for the inside lining.  The collar was free drafted, pleated and had heavy interfacing inside to give it some rigidity.  The inside hem of the sleeves were exposed, so I did an enclosed hem with bias tape.  Again, I handstitched on silver trim for detailing.  

The wig was bought online, and was one of the few that came with the little bun.  I bought a tiara from Sam Moon Trading company and modified it a bit to fit around the detatchable ponytail clip

I went for pure Craftsmanship on this one, so all my seams were pressed and finished, and I'm so glad the judges noticed that!  This was about 3+ months of labor, since I was being so detail oriented.  The solder tool I used was bought at Hobby Lobby (shop.hobbylobby.com/assets/1/1… ) and was an amazing purchase!  You can cut out beautiful designs on synthetic fabric with this-giving your cosplay THAT more detail!  Fair warning....it stinks so badly when you use it on fabric.  D:
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Devil Homura Debut by HollyGloha
Devil Homura Debut
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer:  Lexstgo Photography (  www.lexstgophotography.com/ )

Any Madoka fans here?  Gracious, didn't that show make you re-think wanting to be magical girl? o_O I absolutely loved the series, all the characters and the storyline so much!  I even read the manga put out that discussed other magical girls and their tragic stories (and I heavily recommend them all.  One storyline intersects with one of Homura's past timeline failures)

Costume Construction:  The socks were the PERFECT match for Homura and as soon as I saw Chantilly ( chantilly.storenvy.com/ ) selling them, I bought them immediately! The skirt was drafted using The Green Pepper's Ice Skating Pattern ( butterick.mccall.com/filebin/i…; ) which was modified heavily to accommodate fabric that doesn't stretch, as well as that asymmetrical hemline. For the exposed part, I used a black matte satin with a glitter finish.  The underskirt area was printed from Spoonflower using one of their Space designs on Silky Faille fabric ( www.spoonflower.com/fabric/262… ).  I took apart two gorgeous black feather boas and hand stitched on every single feather.  The back of the skirt has a peek a boo opening to show off the black glitter fabric.  The applique lace on the back of the skirt was bought off of Etsy and is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.  And also hand stitched on. 

The corset was used with Simplicity's Pattern # 1728 ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/7… ) and fit so gorgeously that it's going to be my Go To pattern for corsets from now on. The inside of the corset is lined with strong black cotton fabric and is boned with steel wire boning.  The outside fabric was done in black bridal satin. 
I had to modify the bustline to get a sweetheart look, and to simulate the cutouts on the side and front of the dress, I layered beige fabrics on each other and heat sealed the ends with my solder tool.  I handstitched the beige cut outs on and stitched on more gorgeous black applique that I bought off of Etsy. 

For the necklace I had a bottom layer of sheer ribbon and a top layer of satin ribbon.  Between the layers I put in more rooster feathers and stitched them all together, heat sealing the ends with my solder tool.  I had bought a necklace from Claires and painted it black, disassembled it and stitched it on top of the ribbon necklace.  For extra oomph, I bought some filigreed clock hands from Hobby Lobby ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/2… ) decorated one of the hands with black rhinestone and added it to the necklace, as it would fit the theme of the character.  The headband was bought from Claires and I hot glued on red fabric and made a quick bow with the red satin and heavy interfacing fabric.  The gloves were bought from Claires as well.  ;)

The wings were made referencing Jia Jem's Online Wing Tutorial ( jiajem.com/tutorials/wings/ ).  9 gauge steel wire was shaped for the harness and the wing shape.  I bought two 5' black garden hoses from Walmart, cut off the brass ends and fed them through the wire.  The fluffy white part of the wings are thick pieces of craft foam sandwiching in black turkey feathers (both bought from Hobby Lobby) with white tinseled feather boas (bought from JoAnn Fabrics) hot glued on top. The design of the wings allow for me to shape them into either an extended position or a pre/mid flight look.  I prefer the upward extended look for it's dramatic visuals and less propensity to hit people in the head when I walk by. ♥

Overall:  I absolutely love how dark and dramatic this looks!  I haven't done villainous design in awhile and kind of miss it: I'm such a real life Princess Good Girl it feels good to be in the Dark Side from time to time ;)  I realize that I still have a LOT to learn about designing and making wings and look forward to more challenges to do so! 




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Chiffon and Seaside by HollyGloha
Chiffon and Seaside
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Sandra Showalter of The Lil Pics ( thelilpics.com/#/page/home/ )

This photoshoot was pure and absolute fun!  I was invited down to the Texas ocean side for a photoshoot with some of my  most favorite photographers, and wanted to make the most of it!  I grabbed some unused chiffon from my fabric bin, threw on a nude colored leotard and the rest is all Sandra's talents! ♥  I almost swooned seeing her composite work and hope to jump in front of her camera many more times!
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HollyGloha
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
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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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:icongirlsdominateme1993:
girlsdominateme1993 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Your are my mistress holly♥
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Paintandgraphite Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work! Elaborate and elegant cosplay! =)
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HollyGloha Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
You're truly a sweetheart!  ♥ ♥ ♥ for brightening up my day!
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Holly Gloha, dear animaton/anime artist, model 'n cosplayer gal! :hug:
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck, beautiful, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
I've a foot fetish myself, and I know you have beautiful 'n sexy feet during some of your cosplays! Heart
I loved all your Sailor Soldiers cosplays; those are really awesome like the others! Heart
Also wishing you keep up the good work on all awesome animation/anime art, modelings 'n cosplays; I love 'em! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got you three extra drawing copies, so...
SURPRISE;
Believe it or not, three birthday muro drawing copies I made, of birthday feet, chibi Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:
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conquest79 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
have a joyful bday
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g1nobleteam Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Happy birthday to one phenomenal cosplayer.
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Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy BDay Holly G.!
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Celem Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :)  :party:
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b3hindhaz3l3yes Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Happy birthday! :cake:
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