6
Sep 2016

Steampunk Project – Louise Belcher (Bob’s Burgers)

   Posted by Atra Materia in Fandom, Steampunk

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Created for and debuted at the 2016 Big River Steampunk Festival. Venture onward for event details, fabric & construction, and a few more pictures!

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31
Oct 2015

Fandom Project – Princess Luna In Her Own Right

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Quick update of the Princess Luna costume for Halloween 2015 – all the major details are the same as in the original post; the only differences are that I’ve added the blue wig, so that my hair’s now (more-or-less) the proper colour, and my posterboard wings have been swapped for feathers from the Halloween department. Oh, and there’s no pegasus to pull my chariot this time around. (Damned if we didn’t lose Joey a year or two ago, too… -sigh-)

The photos were taken in the driveway beside my house – it goes so sharply downhill, into the ravine, that it can’t really be used AS a driveway. We can pretend it’s the Everfree Forest, grown wild and forbidding.

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8
Sep 2015

Steampunk Project – Time & Space Hunter

   Posted by Atra Materia in Neo-Victorian, Steampunk

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Created for and debuted at the 2015 Big River Steampunk Festival. Venture onward for event details, fabric & construction, and whatever else I can think of!

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21
Jun 2015

Fun Project – The Raptor Whisperer

   Posted by Atra Materia in Fandom, Just For Fun

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Entry for the Southern Legacy Stables summer 2015 costume contest. Venture onward for event details, fabric & construction, and all about the horsie!

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8
Dec 2014

Fantasy Project – The Northern Lights

   Posted by Atra Materia in Fantasy

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Entry for the Southern Legacy Stables winter 2014 costume contest. Venture onward for even details, fabric & construction, and all about the horsie!

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31
Oct 2014

Fun Project – King of Barn Beasts

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Entry for the Dixie Stables Halloween 2014 costume contest. Venture onward for event details, fabric & construction, and all about the horsie!

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16
Dec 2013

Fandom Project – Shieldmaiden of Rohan

   Posted by Atra Materia in Fandom, Fantasy, Historic

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Entry for the Dixie Stables winter 2013 costume contest. Venture onward for costume details, all about the horsie, and a sad story I wish I didn’t have to tell.

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6
Sep 2013

For Even More Fun: Pony Party With Jens

   Posted by Atra Materia in Just For Fun

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This isn’t in any way a proper costuming post, but it’s too good not to share!

A few years ago, I quit showing at anything other than my barn’s home shows, or our fun shows – while I do enjoy showing on occasion, away shows are just too expensive and too stressful. I want to support my barn and riding friends as much as possible, though, so I still come out when I can to help with show prep, which is usually the day before.

This year, the “day before” happened to coincide with my birthday! And what better way to celebrate it than a summer afternoon under the trees, surrounded by horses, cupcakes, and the scent of freshly-cleaned leather? And what better excuse to buy that oh-so-adorable ruffled pink cupcake apron I’ve had my eye on, for that matter? ^.~

(Jens did not get cupcakes, though unlike dogs and cats, horses can eat chocolate. It can be bad for them on other levels – for example, if they have disorders that are similar to diabetes in humans – but it’s not toxic. These were just intended for the human party guests instead!)

My mother baked the cupcakes, and I decorated them:

I also painted my nails to match, though please excuse my complete failure to clean them up around the edges, ugh:

Best day ever?

Best day ever.

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23
Jun 2013

Fandom Project – Princess Luna & Pegasus Guard

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Entry for the Dixie Stables summer 2013 costume contest. Venture onward for event details, fabric & construction, and all about the horsie!

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24
Jun 2012

Fandom Project – Team Rocket, Riding Off Again!

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Prepare for Dixie Stables summer 2012 costume contest trouble! And venture onward on the double for event details, fabric & construction, and all about the horsie!

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