featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (perfect)
1. Thai Spider-Man Saves Autistic Boy. Firefighter uses superhero costume to talk a scared boy off a ledge. Alleges that he keeps Spider-Man costume in his locker at work "to liven up school fire drills". We here at Featherynscale Industries are suspicious, but impressed. You go, cosplay guy!

2. "Sometimes the best news is that a story makes no news." Seventh-grade math teacher invites whole class to his commitment ceremony, nobody thinks it's that big a deal. Bonus points: 1. When asked "were you surprised to learn your teacher was gay?", seventh graders responded: “He’s not gay,” said Japhet Guzman, 12. “No,” agreed a lanky 13-year-old who walked with a bit of a tough-guy swagger, “he’s not gay. He’s bisexual. Why don’t you ask him?” 2. Bisexual math teacher is tremendously cute. Of course, he's a bisexual math teacher, so I may have some bias in that assessment.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
1. Thai Spider-Man Saves Autistic Boy. Firefighter uses superhero costume to talk a scared boy off a ledge. Alleges that he keeps Spider-Man costume in his locker at work "to liven up school fire drills". We here at Featherynscale Industries are suspicious, but impressed. You go, cosplay guy!

2. "Sometimes the best news is that a story makes no news." Seventh-grade math teacher invites whole class to his commitment ceremony, nobody thinks it's that big a deal. Bonus points: 1. When asked "were you surprised to learn your teacher was gay?", seventh graders responded: “He’s not gay,” said Japhet Guzman, 12. “No,” agreed a lanky 13-year-old who walked with a bit of a tough-guy swagger, “he’s not gay. He’s bisexual. Why don’t you ask him?” 2. Bisexual math teacher is tremendously cute. Of course, he's a bisexual math teacher, so I may have some bias in that assessment.
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What I've been doing lately (now that I finally bothered to upload pics from the last few months):

What you missed if you didn't come to RHPS.

I have Coffee, therefore I am invincible!

Portrait of the artist as a young, kind of scary-looking canvasser.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
What I've been doing lately (now that I finally bothered to upload pics from the last few months):

What you missed if you didn't come to RHPS.

I have Coffee, therefore I am invincible!

Portrait of the artist as a young, kind of scary-looking canvasser.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (I'm lookin good!)
After a year and a half without a leather jacket, I picked up a very nice one at the motorcycle shop on North Oak. It's properly heavy, and even has a zip-in liner. Unrestrained glee! [livejournal.com profile] triadruid tells me that it will not stop bullets, but perhaps musket balls. Good enough, I say.

Also, while apparently there was only one strapless black corset to be had in all of Kansas City after Halloween, I was able to pick up a dark red one with black mesh overlay and sequins from Priscilla's Cirilla's with my Stripper Card. I gotta tell you, if I'm ever feeling overly petite again, all I'll have to do to repair my self-image to its normal perception of monstrous ogreness is go lingerie shopping. On the other hand, I did discover that I can wear a large from Shirley of Hollywood, apparently the only lingerie company in the United States that caters to women with breasts. So there you are. I can now order lingerie from the internets. I will be unstoppable. Or something. :)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
After a year and a half without a leather jacket, I picked up a very nice one at the motorcycle shop on North Oak. It's properly heavy, and even has a zip-in liner. Unrestrained glee! [livejournal.com profile] triadruid tells me that it will not stop bullets, but perhaps musket balls. Good enough, I say.

Also, while apparently there was only one strapless black corset to be had in all of Kansas City after Halloween, I was able to pick up a dark red one with black mesh overlay and sequins from Priscilla's Cirilla's with my Stripper Card. I gotta tell you, if I'm ever feeling overly petite again, all I'll have to do to repair my self-image to its normal perception of monstrous ogreness is go lingerie shopping. On the other hand, I did discover that I can wear a large from Shirley of Hollywood, apparently the only lingerie company in the United States that caters to women with breasts. So there you are. I can now order lingerie from the internets. I will be unstoppable. Or something. :)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
For such a crap week last week, the weekend went pretty damned well. Friday we visited our Liberal Neighbors™, who were hosting a party for the Obama campaign. We stayed just long enough to note a campaign principle (Organize!, which I think is a fine principle) and nick a yard sign. Apparently, somebody came round and fucked up the only other Obama sign in the neighborhood (on the lawn of said Liberal Neighbors™), but nobody's messed with ours yet. We also went to Blue Koi for dumplings with [livejournal.com profile] zylch, [livejournal.com profile] crookedface, and [livejournal.com profile] curlysquirrel. We stayed there a bit longer, because, you know, they have extremely tasty dumplings.

Saturday night we hosted a Convention of Time Travelers, to which virtually everyone came in costume, and a lot of good friends sat around in my living room discussing competing theories of the nature of time and getting sodding drunk. This sort of party is definitely one of my sorts of parties. [livejournal.com profile] triadruid emerged from the costume closet dressed in an old military uniform (Marines) and introduced himself as Lt. Reynolds, attached to the USS Eldridge. He earns points for saying so, practically everyone else loses points for not getting the joke. Several of the time-travelers were researchers, and spent some portion of the evening studying each other. By the time we'd been at it for a couple of hours, we took a vote and decided that the space-time continuum was already fucked, and we might as well have another beer.

[livejournal.com profile] rampantfox brought a game called 'Time's Up!', in which you pair off into teams and try to get your partner to guess a historical or fictional character, at first with as many words as you like, then with one word, and then by means of charade. This is, in practice, a lot funnier than it sounds. I learned that some of my friends don't know the difference between Rasputin and Rumplestiltskin, that you can evoke the memory of Woodrow Wilson by yelling "Erection Man!", and that when [livejournal.com profile] triadruid describes John Dillinger, the first thing he'll say is "He was the gangster with the big cock", which is enough to make me think of John Dillinger, but apparently not anybody else. Discussion of the possible locations of Rasputin's and Dillinger's penises ensued.

Somehow, everyone got home all right, except for co-celebrant [livejournal.com profile] kaymyth, who crashed on the couch and went home in the morning. Also, after I went to bed, other people cleaned up! It barely looked like there was a party there at all. This is nothing short of miraculous. We were richer by a few left-behind items, but I think most of them have been returned, and we just have [livejournal.com profile] adammaker's goggles and [livejournal.com profile] kaymyth's fog machine.

Con prep continues; it looks like neither [livejournal.com profile] triadruid nor I will be forced to go to Con and wander around naked for lack of costume. I'm putting the finishing touches on Agatha Heterodyne and Her BFG, and he's got a few Green Arrow issues to work out, but other than that, we're good. Which is good, because we're leaving in two days.
Still to do: )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
For such a crap week last week, the weekend went pretty damned well. Friday we visited our Liberal Neighbors™, who were hosting a party for the Obama campaign. We stayed just long enough to note a campaign principle (Organize!, which I think is a fine principle) and nick a yard sign. Apparently, somebody came round and fucked up the only other Obama sign in the neighborhood (on the lawn of said Liberal Neighbors™), but nobody's messed with ours yet. We also went to Blue Koi for dumplings with [livejournal.com profile] zylch, [livejournal.com profile] crookedface, and [livejournal.com profile] curlysquirrel. We stayed there a bit longer, because, you know, they have extremely tasty dumplings.

Saturday night we hosted a Convention of Time Travelers, to which virtually everyone came in costume, and a lot of good friends sat around in my living room discussing competing theories of the nature of time and getting sodding drunk. This sort of party is definitely one of my sorts of parties. [livejournal.com profile] triadruid emerged from the costume closet dressed in an old military uniform (Marines) and introduced himself as Lt. Reynolds, attached to the USS Eldridge. He earns points for saying so, practically everyone else loses points for not getting the joke. Several of the time-travelers were researchers, and spent some portion of the evening studying each other. By the time we'd been at it for a couple of hours, we took a vote and decided that the space-time continuum was already fucked, and we might as well have another beer.

[livejournal.com profile] rampantfox brought a game called 'Time's Up!', in which you pair off into teams and try to get your partner to guess a historical or fictional character, at first with as many words as you like, then with one word, and then by means of charade. This is, in practice, a lot funnier than it sounds. I learned that some of my friends don't know the difference between Rasputin and Rumplestiltskin, that you can evoke the memory of Woodrow Wilson by yelling "Erection Man!", and that when [livejournal.com profile] triadruid describes John Dillinger, the first thing he'll say is "He was the gangster with the big cock", which is enough to make me think of John Dillinger, but apparently not anybody else. Discussion of the possible locations of Rasputin's and Dillinger's penises ensued.

Somehow, everyone got home all right, except for co-celebrant [livejournal.com profile] kaymyth, who crashed on the couch and went home in the morning. Also, after I went to bed, other people cleaned up! It barely looked like there was a party there at all. This is nothing short of miraculous. We were richer by a few left-behind items, but I think most of them have been returned, and we just have [livejournal.com profile] adammaker's goggles and [livejournal.com profile] kaymyth's fog machine.

Con prep continues; it looks like neither [livejournal.com profile] triadruid nor I will be forced to go to Con and wander around naked for lack of costume. I'm putting the finishing touches on Agatha Heterodyne and Her BFG, and he's got a few Green Arrow issues to work out, but other than that, we're good. Which is good, because we're leaving in two days.
Still to do: )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
There happens to be a faux-Victorian girl on it.



Ta-daa! My wig needs a bit of a trim, but otherwise, this is the most fabulous I have ever looked, ever. [livejournal.com profile] arkhamrefugee is a clearly a genius. More of his work is here.

Also, if you would like to arrange with the gentleman to photograph you, looking at least as good as I do here, you should contact him via his website.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
There happens to be a faux-Victorian girl on it.



Ta-daa! My wig needs a bit of a trim, but otherwise, this is the most fabulous I have ever looked, ever. [livejournal.com profile] arkhamrefugee is a clearly a genius. More of his work is here.

Also, if you would like to arrange with the gentleman to photograph you, looking at least as good as I do here, you should contact him via his website.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Pictures are up!

Enjoy the Stupid Pumpkin Project, and various costumed shenanigans. Hope you're having a good one.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Pictures are up!

Enjoy the Stupid Pumpkin Project, and various costumed shenanigans. Hope you're having a good one.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Harley Quinn)
If you haven't seen me since Saturday, you have missed the Joker-green hair I'm sporting for the Halloween season. It was a must-do for the 'Joker as Victorian lady' outfit I'm doing for tonight. Incidentally, the "Do a Batman villain of a different gender, in a historical period" thing caught on at the house -- [livejournal.com profile] triadruid is doing Venetian courtier Harley Quinn, [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants is doing La Penguine, who happens to be the 18th century French street girl version of the Penguin, and [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42, coming late to the game and without benefit of an extensive costume closet, is gonna do Captain Stingaree, also as a pirate, but hey! Pirates are historical! If these costumes work out well, I imagine we'll do them again for Dragon*Con... we've certainly generated some concepts for the other folks who are likely to go to Con with us...

Anyway, that's not what the post is about. The post is about the green hair. I've been wearing it since Saturday, and it's Very Impressive at the office. So yesterday, as I'm leaving the office, The Boss says, "I expect to see you in costume tomorrow", in a way that suggests "It will need to be a costume that justifies this green hair". The Joker costume is no good for work, in that it involves corsetry -- y'all have seen the pictures. Not work safe. So I roll in this morning in my finest punk rock attire - green hair, tall boots, spiked collar, studded bands, nosering, wrecked t-shirt, and black BDUs. The co-workers say things like, "You just have this stuff lying around, don't you?". Hell, yes I do.

Extra bonus amusement: last year, at the office, I dressed up like The Boss. This year, she came in dressed as me. I've known this woman for six years or so, and I think this is the first time I have ever seen her in pants.

So, internet, what are you wearing?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
If you haven't seen me since Saturday, you have missed the Joker-green hair I'm sporting for the Halloween season. It was a must-do for the 'Joker as Victorian lady' outfit I'm doing for tonight. Incidentally, the "Do a Batman villain of a different gender, in a historical period" thing caught on at the house -- [livejournal.com profile] triadruid is doing Venetian courtier Harley Quinn, [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants is doing La Penguine, who happens to be the 18th century French street girl version of the Penguin, and [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42, coming late to the game and without benefit of an extensive costume closet, is gonna do Captain Stingaree, also as a pirate, but hey! Pirates are historical! If these costumes work out well, I imagine we'll do them again for Dragon*Con... we've certainly generated some concepts for the other folks who are likely to go to Con with us...

Anyway, that's not what the post is about. The post is about the green hair. I've been wearing it since Saturday, and it's Very Impressive at the office. So yesterday, as I'm leaving the office, The Boss says, "I expect to see you in costume tomorrow", in a way that suggests "It will need to be a costume that justifies this green hair". The Joker costume is no good for work, in that it involves corsetry -- y'all have seen the pictures. Not work safe. So I roll in this morning in my finest punk rock attire - green hair, tall boots, spiked collar, studded bands, nosering, wrecked t-shirt, and black BDUs. The co-workers say things like, "You just have this stuff lying around, don't you?". Hell, yes I do.

Extra bonus amusement: last year, at the office, I dressed up like The Boss. This year, she came in dressed as me. I've known this woman for six years or so, and I think this is the first time I have ever seen her in pants.

So, internet, what are you wearing?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (moondragon)
Last night, [livejournal.com profile] triadruid, [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42 and I went to dinner and then stopped by Target on the way home to pick up much-needed liquids (those being red wine, windshield de-icer fluid, and Dran-o). While we were there, a side trip led me to discover that Target is carrying ruffly Victorian blouses now. I purchased one immediately. My Victorian Sex-Change Joker costume is complete (bwa ha ha). Well, almost. I still have to pick up some green hair dye. This will be a problem at the office, but for a week, they can bloody well deal.

I'm sort of unclear about what makes me think that "Victorian Sex-Change Joker" is even a valid costume concept. It just popped into my brain the other day and I glommed on to it. Hopefully green hair + Joker facepaint will be sufficient to identify the character without my having to explain it very often. It's not like it ever occurred in the comics, you know. (I think. I will admit to not having read very many Batman comics of the side-story variety... apparently there was a Viking Batman?)

Also, gaming tonight, hooray! [livejournal.com profile] triadruid and I need to stop by the store and pick up "bad guys" -- house rules require all enemies to be represented on the map by candy. You kill it, you can eat it.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Last night, [livejournal.com profile] triadruid, [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42 and I went to dinner and then stopped by Target on the way home to pick up much-needed liquids (those being red wine, windshield de-icer fluid, and Dran-o). While we were there, a side trip led me to discover that Target is carrying ruffly Victorian blouses now. I purchased one immediately. My Victorian Sex-Change Joker costume is complete (bwa ha ha). Well, almost. I still have to pick up some green hair dye. This will be a problem at the office, but for a week, they can bloody well deal.

I'm sort of unclear about what makes me think that "Victorian Sex-Change Joker" is even a valid costume concept. It just popped into my brain the other day and I glommed on to it. Hopefully green hair + Joker facepaint will be sufficient to identify the character without my having to explain it very often. It's not like it ever occurred in the comics, you know. (I think. I will admit to not having read very many Batman comics of the side-story variety... apparently there was a Viking Batman?)

Also, gaming tonight, hooray! [livejournal.com profile] triadruid and I need to stop by the store and pick up "bad guys" -- house rules require all enemies to be represented on the map by candy. You kill it, you can eat it.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)

Sailor Boys



Had to dig this up, so I thought I'd post it again. That's [livejournal.com profile] triadruid as Calico Jack and [livejournal.com profile] iron_clad as Shipwreck, Halloween 2004, I think. I'm filled with unholy glee. :D
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Sailor Boys



Had to dig this up, so I thought I'd post it again. That's [livejournal.com profile] triadruid as Calico Jack and [livejournal.com profile] iron_clad as Shipwreck, Halloween 2004, I think. I'm filled with unholy glee. :D

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