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NoFlutter Sailor Venus Pose by HollyGloha
NoFlutter Sailor Venus Pose
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Chelphie Cosplay ( www.facebook.com/ChelphieCospl…; )
Design by NoFlutter:  :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 ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/o…; ) 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 ( jpridemore.storenvy.com/produc… ).  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!  ♥  
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Weiss Schnee Library by HollyGloha
Weiss Schnee Library
Weiss Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Project Kai Studios ( www.facebook.com/projectkaistu… )

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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Psylocke and Dark Woods by HollyGloha
Psylocke and Dark Woods
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Jeramy Photography LLC (www.facebook.com/JeramyPhotogr…  )

Much to the chagrin of my mother...I read comics over girly magazines, and honestly, the Marvel universe was my favorite (although I did dabble in the other companies comics)  When I read X-Men, all my friends loved Rogue *it must be a Southern thing*, but Psylocke was my favorite!  Jim Lee drew her so amazingly!  She was beautiful, a wonderful martial artist and had a bit of an identity crisis.  It all resonated with me.  I wanted to cosplayer her for a long time, and I'm excited to show my original interpretation!

Psylocke Costume Construction: The dress is made from a gorgeous blue silk I found at Texstyles (if you're ever in Austin, go there...their fabric selection is stunning!).  I used McCalls pattern #4369 (  img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/5222…; ) and modified the armholes a bit to make it closer to Jim Lee's artwork.  I bought some silver metallic heat transfer vinyl off of Amazon.com and spent a LOT of time cutting out large filigree designs.  (I drafted them on paper, used double stick tape to place them on the vinyl and cut, cut, cut...my hand was so sore at the end!)  I also modified the slits on the side to go up to the waistline area to be a bit more flirty (Psylocke was very comfortable being desirable, after all)  The belt is made from a bright red brocade, made long enough to be tied on my waistline and still pay tribute to her look.  The gloves, armbands and leg bands were made out of a spandex I found that was serendipitously the exact same color as the silk!  I took a few leg bands and stitched them together to reflect the criss-cross design found in the comic artwork.  The shoes were bought online, and were a shade too dark.  I spray painted them and the color was a lot better~much closer to my silk dress!  I ironed on the silver filigree designs on the dress, the gloves and the top leg bands.  The wig I wanted wasn't working, so I used my Blair the Cat wig, put in a curly clip in ponytail and decorated it with flowers, jewels and butterflies.  

Final Thoughts: There were some difficulties with this costume, and some things I need to fix.  Iron on silver vinyl on silk seems to work, but on the spandex....not so much.  I was going to have filigree on the arm bands, but they popped off.  :/  The skirt of the dress tends to bunch up on the waist area...I'll sew some fabric weights in the hem to keep it from creeping up and getting Too Saucy.  ;)  I'm going to attempt to style a more subdued wig...I think the Blair wig is a bit too vibrant, but it works for now.  (And I need to get over my fears of wig styling anyway)  I love original interpretations so much!  As a cosplayer I love bringing characters to life, as well as being able to inject some of my creativity to the table.  I do plan on making Psylocke's canon costume as done by Jim Lee, though!
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NoFlutter Sailor Venus Challenge by HollyGloha
NoFlutter Sailor Venus Challenge
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Julio Charlemagne Photography ( www.facebook.com/juliocharlema…  )
Design by NoFlutter:  noflutter.deviantart.com/

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 ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/o…; ) 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 ( jpridemore.storenvy.com/produc… ).  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!  ♥  
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NoFlutter Sailor Venus Transfrom by HollyGloha
NoFlutter Sailor Venus Transfrom
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Julio Charlemagne Photography ( www.facebook.com/juliocharlema…  )
Design by NoFlutter:  noflutter.deviantart.com/

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 ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/o…; ) 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 ( jpridemore.storenvy.com/produc… ).  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!  ♥  


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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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:icondraginkyle44:
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
AWESOME WEISS COSPLAY
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HollyGloha Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
You're a sweetie, thank you!  
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DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
I love RWBY and Weiss is a good character. I have a story about her geting character devolpment 
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HollyGloha Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
I'm so glad they fleshed her out in the second season~explained why she keeps an emotional wall up most of the time. I really want to see season 3!
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nycsimp08 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Oo Youre sexy

Pretty + Curvy. My type.
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AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   Artist
Happy b day!
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kisshulove9 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Happy Birthday! :iconbirthdaycakeplz:
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kevin4 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday! :)Hug 
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savasrule Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy BdayHave your cake and eat it too 
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gmanbob Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Happy birthday, Holly!
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