Archive | June, 2012

More Esperanza pictures

25 Jun

Since I’m an actor as well as a maker-of-costumes, I constantly troll the interwebs looking for pictures of myself in action (ideally in which I look both hilarious and blindingly sexy, or at least not completely dreadful). What follows are some of my favorites from the 2012 season, mostly at Scarborough. Enjoy!

PS I saved most of these without bothering to note to whom they belong, so if you notice your picture here, feel free to let me know and I’ll fix it up with a link.

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Sewing is hard

23 Jun

I know I bitch about sewing a lot, but I really feel I have good reason to. I don’t know about the rest of you, Gentle Readers, but sewing is one of the hardest things I do.

Savage Chickens speaks to my pain in ways few other artists can match

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That dress that makes your breasts/legs/ass look great

20 Jun

Every time I work a faire, I discover some new Awesome Thing That I Can’t Live Without. My teensy apartment is full of wooden straws, leather pouches, and striped knee socks. It’s a problem.

The 2012 Scarborough Ren Fest saw me discovering My Favorite Dress. Their shop was right next to the pub sing, and I fell in love with one of the short dresses (in vivid purple and blue) so hard that I bought it without trying it on, which I hardly ever do, because I’ve got an enormous rib cage, broad shoulders, and long arms and legs. So I went home and put it on and have basically not taken it off since then, except eventually I wanted some variety, so I bought another. Same dress, different color (darker purple and black).

I have basically lived in these dresses since then. They’re gorgeous, comfy, unusual, and they make me look fantastic. They go everywhere. I can dress them up with leggings and a shrug and a hat, or wear them over jeans to be casual without being schlubby. They have a lot of flounce, and the cut is stupid flattering. And and and, miracle of miracles, they’re long enough for me to wear without anything under them! I have a 36″ inseam; finding dresses that are long enough to be decent has been a challenge since I was a tiny tot. But they’re still cute short dresses! WTF THAT NEVER HAPPENS.

So, I love these dresses. We’ve established that. I highly recommend them. And while wearing them (and, let’s face it, admiring myself in the mirror) I remembered how much I like kicky little dresses that can go with anything. I am, at this very second, wearing a dress that is actually a bathing suit coverup from Target, which I bought last year and typically pair with jeans and just look so damned cute in. I also have a couple of sarongs that I like to wear. I come to you, Gentle Readers, because I need more.

So recommend me your favorite dresses. They should be adorable, and purple, and forgiving in the approximate region of the midriff.

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