A productive Sunday

Finally a productive day! 

It’s not even that I got too much done but what I worked on was a very slow and tedious process! 

I cut the fabric, and unfortunately I don’t have enough of it to make a lining for it!:/ I personally think it will be fine without it and maybe even better bring all flowy with just one layer, but I wanted to try to see how it looked like. I always like to buy a lot more fabric than I need, but this particular one they didn’t have anymore of what I bought. :( 

Sure I could run to Joanns again and see if they have more but I hate having to drive for 45 minutes just to get some more fabric to make a test! You know what I mean?!? 

So mostly what I did was cut the fabric, transfer all the pleats markings, and the slowest part of it all: transfer the Z design to the fabric. 

I wanted to paint everything BEFORE I sewed the pleats in place. Much easier.

The fabric pen I got and used on the headband didn’t work on this fabric. 

I am so glad I did a test before hand.

The pen is silver and very pretty, but as you use it it leaves this sort of wet lines around the silver. It dried out and des appeared on the headband fabric but not on the skirt fabric :( 

Looked sooooo awful.

So I’ll have to do the outlines on the designs all by hand with a small brush. 

I don’t have the most steady hand to do that so I know it won’t be perfect. But it will be much better than having those weird wet looking lines around the whole thing. 

Of the 4 designs on 4 skirt panels u was able to finish 2 yesterday. Then I had to dye my hair. Lol 

I’ll try to do some work this week because I’m definitely not doing anything this coming weekend. It will be a busy one! 

Got the CTG Family Pic Nic Saturday and Sunday may go to Boston check out walker stalker!!!!! 

Missed my deadline

So Conencticon was today and I didn’t even go. Yep I missed my deadline :( 

This week wasn’t very productive. 

I got stuck draping the skirt and spent more time cursing Christian Siriano (from Project Runway and the guy who designed Zarina’s outfit. Damn you Siriano! Couldn’t it be just a straight forward skirt?!?!?! ) than actually getting somewhere with it. 

After a massive waste of muslin trying to replicate the skirt and gave up and decided to make it just ‘close enough’.

Doesn’t make me happy at all, I’ll tell you that! :( 

But I have my fingers crossed that it will look different once in the correct fabric. (A lot thinner and more flowy than the muslim)

So this week i draped the skirt (as I mentioned many many times) then as soon as I was kind of ok with it I transferred it all to paper. 

Then I watched the pirate fairy movie again and decided there’s something missing. I’m going to make the basic part of the skirt then I’ll manipulate some extra fabric on it to see if I can get that right.

Also the wig arrived this week but only today I felt like cutting  it. The wig is sooo nice. And lots of hair. Nice and full…. And longer than I needed it. I felt so bad cutting it! 

But most of my vacation week was spent being lazy and playing Lego The Force Awakens! I totally blame this game. I know I shouldn’t have bought it this week, but what can I say???? I just love Lego Games!! Lol 



Fabric Journal

I decided to make a Fabric Journal. 

I should have done this ooooh so long ago, now it feels a lot of the fabric I’ve used in all my projects are gone and I can document it on the journal. 

Oh wait. Maybe you are asking “what the he I is a fabric journal? A join all wrapped in fabric????” 


Well! That is exactly what you will find if you google “fabric journal” lol 

BUT that’s definitely not what I mean! 

My fabric journal is a something to document and save a little sample of every fabric I used in my costumes and non costume sewing projects. 

I won’t add details like what w a fly the fabric is (some of them, I confess, I don’t even remember the name haha) nor the amount used or bought because I don’t remember. 

All I want to add is what costume/project it was for, samples of the fabric used and maybe even a little picture of the finished project.

I think it will be interesting. It will be fun to make it, I’m sure! And most of all it will be a good record to keep! Memories you know?!? All the bits and pieces that came together to make one costume. 
I am excited!!!! 

Now let’s see how long it is going to last and if I will have time and energy to keep it up. Lol 

I see hope so! :) 

Just 1 week to go

And Connecticon is next week. 

I am still so far behind I’m not sure I can make it.😦 fingers crossed. 

Which reminds me! Completely off topic! When I was a  kid growing up in Brazil, I used to hear people saying “cross your fingers” all the time.for luck I guess?!? Especially when you wanted something really badly. So when I did, just to make sure, I would cross  everything I could: my fingers then my arms, my legs, my toes… And even my tongue. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

That’s pretty much how I am right now!!!!! Lol crossing everything just I. Case! 

I finally finished the corset and made the head band. 

I watched the movie again and figuring out some of the colors is so annoying. In many scenes the details in her headband seem to be done in a lighter color. In many others it seems dark. O.o 

Same goes with her eyes, did you notice? It looks green, hazel, light brown… 

I’ve seen most people costuming as Zarina just being with their natural eye color. I even saw a blue eyes one. But because I am silly and forgot about the eye color, and don’t have anymore time to go to the eye doctor to get a new one, I’m gonna use whatever I have. Which is probably grey (looks green on me) 

I am also beyond upset about my wings. I used gel Tac to glue the plastic because just ironing the sandwich of plastic and frame didn’t work. Looked awful. So I decided to glue it. Looks great but… The glue oxidized the wire and it has dark spots everywhere on it. 😒😒😒😒 and right now I don’t have time to make another one! 😒😒😒😒 
But I will! 

Going so slow

ALL my costumes have been going so slow this year😦 it’s always one thing or another, and when nothing is happening I’m hit with a excutiating case of laziness. 

It seems I can’t get anything done. 

After getting sick at the end of last year, then getting lazy, then my dog getting sick… And me not doing anything besides stay next to him cuddling when I was home… I completely stopped work on my shadows trooper! 

Then when I was inspired I decided to work on Zarina for Connecticon. 

I did have plenty of time to finish it…. But got busy with working extra hours, events almost every weekend… And just working on it in between. 

Then a full weekend of sewing was ahead of me 2 weeks ago and I got sick again and barely got out of bed. 


Life does get in the way… One way or another and it sucks! 


But this past weekend I did work a lot on it. 

Here are some progress pictures. 

I’m using the same pattern I’ve seen people using for Princess Ana’s top. It’s a nice pattern and I like it because it seems to be long enough to not be popping out from under the belt. Some corset patterns are sort of short, no idea why. But this one is great!!! 

I love this fabric too! I got it at Joann’s and honestly I only got it because I had 2 really good coupons, cause this one was way over my budget! 

The fabric was super nice but that meant I had to make my own bias tape! It was sort of a pain cause to actually make it you have to use an iron, and I can’t iron it straight on the fabric! I used a piece of tissue paper and went very slowly to not melt it. 

But looook!!!!!!! It looks soooooooo nice doesn’t it?!? 

Sure, of course, because I rather do everything the slow way, I hand sewed the back of the bias tape just to make sure it was perfect and nice looking! Lining and channels for the boning. I’m using plastic ones on this. I know it’s not the most indicated, but I’m using the steel ones I have left on the new Wonder Woman corset I made. I definitely wear Wonder Woman way more than ANYTHING else I have so it needs a really good upgrade. And honestly I didn’t want to spend money on more steel boning! 

Unfortunately I had to spend more money on the plastic ones lol I thought I had enough but ran out of it. It was already Sunday afternoon… Weekend almost over. 

So I just put the eyelets on the back and was done for the weekend. 

I have a week off coming up so I am hoping I can finish everything. Otherwise Zarina will not show up at Connecticon :( 

My favorite moments on Game of Thrones S6E9

Ok! I don’t do this. EVER! 

Mostly this blog is to document my costume progress, mostly for myself than anything else. It is called A CHICK IN COSTUMES, right??? Lol 

But come on!!!! 

Game of Thrones episode 9, Battle of the Bastards was soooooo freaking amazing I have to document my favorite bits! I don’t think I have screamed so much during a tv show!!!! My throat hurt so much after cause I was already sick, and with all the screaming!!!!! 

If you are reading this be aware of spoilers. If you haven’t watched it yet so NOT read! 

You have been warned!!!! 

10 – 

I do recognize that to a lot of people this must be a silly moment but it was one of my favorites. 

On season 5 when Drogon comes to the fighting pit to protect and rescue Daenerys he seemed mad at her. I don’t know! That was the feeling I had. Remember how he literally yelled at her face???? Someone once told me that in the book (I haven’t read it) he actually burned her. I’m glad they didn’t do that in the show, keeping her the UNBURNT! But this season, this episode he seemed so gentle with her! Look how he landed next to her! Such a huge beast but able to do it so gently next to his momma! And how he placed his wing next to her to let her climb up! I wonder if this behavior now is because she isn’t just his mother, now she is also his rider! She wasn’t before!

Anyways! I absolutely loved this moment! 


I didn’t find a picture yet for my moment number 9! It was when Tyrion was trying to explain the situation of Meeren to Daenerys. It was so funny! 

Peter Dinklage is definitely one of my favorite actors. He is amazing! Tyrion has been one of my favorite characters since season 1! I love his wits and how he always has something interesting to say! And I also love those little light moments in the show that are funny! So there! Moment 9, thanks to Mr Dinklage amazing acting skills, and Tyrion! Cause he is awesome! 


Seriously! Only Grey Worm could make slashing the ghost of 2 men something so sexy! Lol
Did you see that move???? Perfect! Like a dance! Then he adjusts his vest!!! Lol how awesome!?!

I also really liked that they finished off the 2 guys who turned into the 3rd. and I’ll confess! That guy in the left of the picture, sorry I don’t know his name, but he called Dany a “begger queen”. I hate him! It was time for him to go! 



That was awesome! Yara Greyjoy and Daenerys Targeryen!!!!!!! What a great exchange! 

I do hate tho, that people in general turn everything into something sexual and then ship everyone! (Come on can we all move on from this ridiculous shipping shit? It’s stupid!) it just feels to me to take the real value of this! 

It was sexual! It was powerful! Sure they were flirting! But not because they were sexually attracted to each other. It was the powerful female leader that each one of them saw in each other that made them actually like and respect one another from the get go. 

Yara was SMART! Her come backs to Dany’s questions were perfect and Dany saw that! She is strong, she is a leader and she is also a warrior! She wants to rule in a world where men don’t give women a shit and Dany admires that. 

Can’t people admire each other without being always sexually attracted?!? Geez! 




She is amazing!!!!! She didn’t even talk here but that face!!!!! 

I’m calling her The little bear lady!!!! 

Love her to pieces! 

She already rocked the world when Jon and Sansa went to talk to her! 

And I was absolutely surprised that she went to the battle field. I know the lords that joined jon’s fight would, but it never crossed my mind SHE would. 

It just shows her strength and integrity and maturity. She is a girl. And she is 10 years old. But that doesn’t care either for her or all her 62 men. It’s her people and it’s her duty so she was there. 

And the face! That was exactly when Ramsay was saying he would forgive those lords of treason if Jon declared him lord of winterfell. 

It’s almost like, yeah Jon, Sansa and Ser Davos told her about this asshole but now she can see with her own eyes! And there’s the face! Lol 


This wasn’t like… My favorite moment, but I had to add because it got me screaming like a crazy person. 

This for me is good television. Cause let’s face it: there was no hopes for poor Rickon. I was even surprised that he was still alive. Even before Sansa herself recognized they wouldn’t be able to save him I already knew it. 

I’m sure the producers of the show also knew fans who read or didn’t read the books knew rickon was on his last moments. So what could they do to still put the audience at the edge of their seats, even though we know what’s coming?? Cutting the scene to dark and saying see ya next year like another show did???????? 

Nah! GoT got smart people working on the show and not stupid people with a bad material that need manipulate the audience to keep their ratings! Nah!!!!lol

That scene was insane. Even knowing that Eickon was going to die, that Ramsay was missing on purpose I was freaking! ZIG ZAG RICKON ZIG ZAG DAMN IT!!!! 

And Jon on the other side! Falling into Ramsay’s trap like Sansa told him not to! I didn’t know if I screamed GO FASTER, or ITS A TRAP!!!!!!!! 

How Ramsay brought Jon into his (and his men) line of fire!bhoe he manipulated the whole game so Rickon basically died at Jon’s feet.😦 It was a trap and Snow fell for it :( 

This moment is here not because I liked seeing Ramsay playing with rickon and Jon, or because I liked that poor (not so)little rickon died so brutally. 

It’s here because it was great television! 


Ser Davos and Tormund. How awesome was their conversation. 2 great men so different but very similar at the same time. 

And this is one of the reasons I love this show! Even small conversations are so great and so deep and so amazing! 

I just loved the conversation and almost peed my pants laughing when Tormund said “happy shitting” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


This isn’t exactly the scene I loved, it was when they dropped the boltons banner and then came the Starks! But I couldn’t find that exact moment online! 


I got goose bumps! I cried. It’s been soooo sooo darn long! 

Finally since season one Starks are finally back in winterfell. It was sort of the same feeling I had when Sansa and Jon saw each other. 

If you go back to the very beginning and think wow! It’s been soooooo long!!!! Sure every thing changed! Most of their family members are all but dead… But they are back HOME! And seeing the Starks banner on the walls?!? It was sooo amazing! 

Now honestly I cannot wait until next week’s episode when they finally change the boltons sigil to the Starks in the opening credits. ❀️


I am not a violent person! 
I can’t kill a fly to be honest! I get sick when I see anyone getting hurt, that being from a fight or an accident and I’m not exaggerating. 

But here!!!!! I couldn’t stop screaming to Jon to hit him more MORE MORE MORE! I didn’t want him to kill him. I wanted him to save it for Sansa, but I wanted Jon to beat him! For rickon, for the red wedding, even for the Starks that died (or he thinks are dead) not by the boltons hand! I wanted Jon to beat Ramsay for what he did to Sansa! And even beat him up for all the things he did that Jon doesn’t know but I do: his stepmother and the baby, even Theon… MORE MORE MORE. 

I scared myself. Because even though I knew Jon stopped because otherwise he would have killed him I still wanted more. 

I don’t think I have hated a fictitional character so much as I hated Ramsay. 

He was great for tv, don’t get me wrong. But it was time to go! 


Talk about a show not being afraid to give to the fans what they want!?!? 

Most satisfactory moment in television EVER! 

I kind of forgot for a while what it meant to be a fan of a show and not be pissed all the time with the stupid decisions characters make, stupid empty writing! 

There’s nothing of that on game of thrones and it feels so good! Lol 

There was no better way for this character to go! 

Nope! This WAS PERFECT! 

The whole scene was peefect. The conversation was perfect! 

Ramsay’s face when it finally hit him that he was going to be eaten by his hounds….. Was freaking perfect!!!!!!!! 

It was violent and awful in that sense but I was like aaahhhhhh there! 

I mean! Ramsay was a great villain! And great villains deserve great awful deaths! 

So there you have it Ramsay Bolton! And even more satisfactory to know HOUSE BOLTON and their awful sigil died with him. 

Goodbye Ramsay. 


A failure :(

Last night I sat down to finish up the wings! I thought I had read enough tutorials online, I had gathered all the materials and was more than ready! 

Yeah! Sure! 

First, when I went to buy the film (again!! cause I had already bought the wrong one) I was staring at them at the store and had to open a little bit of the package in one to take a peek of the color of it. 

Of all tutorials I’ve read people forgot to mention the color. 

Yeah! Because in my ignorance I thought that iridescent meant this nice effect on a clear film. 


Iridescent film has MANY colors. 

This one is called OPAL! 

So I got the opal film and went back home all happy and ready. I set everything down. I cut a larger piece of film for the wing section because when I tried ironing a small section of film it seemed to shrink a bit. So to be safe, I cut a larger one. 

Make a sandwich: film on the bottom, wing base in the middle and film on top! 

What tutorials don’t mention either is that you should turn off the steam in your iron.

My iron is a bit of a pain. It doesn’t have a button to turn off the steam. I have to take the water off! (Quite a pain in the a$$ when I’m working with fabrics that I need to alternate steam and no steam.) 

So my first attempt, with steam on, the 2 sheets of film didn’t quite adhere to each other! 

I dumped the water and tried again! 

You know how it goes! Don’t iron straight onto the film. It will melt all over your iron! 😱

Use a piece of fabric. 

Tutorials I read also failed to mention that it will take some time. But you have to be careful. Because if you leave it for too long it will melt. 

It’s a lot of guessing game! 

Also, I thought that using 2 sheets of the film intesified the color a lot! 

In this last picture I wasn’t sure if it was the lighting in my apartment or what! But it looked way too pink for my taste! 

I kind of wondered if I should use one opal and one clear. It would probably help minimize this pink! 

But I stuck with what I had learned from the tutorials. 

Some tutorials I read people used the iron again on the edges. Some used a heat gun. 

I tried the iron and it didn’t work very well. It was taking too long. 

So I tried the heat gun. My faster but still not quite. 

Also I learned the hard way, that you have to keep the heat gun moving constantly. If it stays on the same spot on the film for too long it kind of changes the color of it, and takes the shine away.  

I didn’t photographed the end results. Because it looked awful! 😭 

I think the frame for the wings came out beautifully. Much better than I ever imagined I’d be able to do for my first time working with wires and soldering. 

So it was so frustrating to see it looking so awful with the films on 😭😭 

I’m B didn’t even want to look at it. 

So I put it away and went to sleep! 

This morning when I woke up I just tore the film off of it! It looked even worse in the morning light! 😟 

I’m going to try something different now. 

I also think I’m going to paint the frame silver. Like a shinier silver, to make stand a bit more through the film. 

I’m also going to try the opal and the clear films together. Hopefully it will look lighter and more delicate!!! 

I have a little less than 2 months now. It shouldn’t be a problem but I’ve been so lazy with costumes lately that I KNOW if I’m not careful I won’t finish it in time. 

And I still have t figured out how I’m gonna make the sword! 😳