Viking Costume Pleather Canteen Bags

More costume accessories to showcase! My ultra-functional canteen bags! Ever been to an event and not drink enough water? That’s every event, right? I try to drink a lot of water every day, but it’s really hard when you’re busy having fun walking around at a convention or fair. So for this past weekend’s Vermont Read more about Viking Costume Pleather Canteen Bags[…]

Closer Look at the Fleece Viking hat

Here’s a closer look at the simple Viking-inspired hat that I made as part of Jake’s winter Viking kit, worn at last weekend’s Vermont Winter Renaissance Fair. The shape is super simple, and historically based but also still popular today. I used a Luxe fleece instead of wool because of cost and availability. The bottom Read more about Closer Look at the Fleece Viking hat[…]

So I’m Really Into Vikings Right Now. 

No, I haven’t even seen the History Channel series. I prefer to get all of my information from books, lecture series, and historical reenactment. I cannot get enough information on Viking clothing, lifestyle, social structure, combat strategy, trade habits and armament. It’s all I’ve been sewing lately in preparation for the Vermont Winter Renaissance Fair! Read more about So I’m Really Into Vikings Right Now. […]

Men’s Viking Kaftan Is Finished! 

Finished at least until I decide to do some huge hand embroidered design on the back. This Viking age coat is made from “Luxe” fleece from Joann’s an embellished with a woven trim, polyester bands on the sleeves, and lots of hand-stitched embroidery. I patterned the coat myself and it is WAY too big for Read more about Men’s Viking Kaftan Is Finished! […]

Quick Underskirts Phone Pouch

Every costumer has wrestled with the issue of where to put their cell phone while in costume. Some costumes can’t have pockets, and often times carrying a purse clashes with your look. But in order to move through society we need to have some money and an ID on us, pretty much at all times. Read more about Quick Underskirts Phone Pouch[…]

Post-Granite State Comicon

This past weekend Kelley and I attended Granite State Comicon as vending artists in their Artist’s Alley and Dealer’s room. I had a wonderful time and met some really cool people! With Halloween coming up, many of you asked if I had a store online or made custom masks. Yes, and yes! I sell my Read more about Post-Granite State Comicon[…]

Granite State Comic Con

This weekend (Saturday and Sunday), Kelley and I will be exhibiting and selling our wares at Granite State Comicon! You can find us in the Artist’s Alley, booth number 907. I’ve included a map below with our table circled.  Granite Con will be held at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm Street, Manchester on Read more about Granite State Comic Con[…]

Preparing for King Richards Faire

Renaissance Fair Season is upon us! I love spending a day out in the woods with the  fairies and jesters, celebrating the late summertime magic. The first Fair on my list is King Richard’s in Carver Mass, and to make sure I make the most of my Fair day, I am adding a few new Read more about Preparing for King Richards Faire[…]

Spring Leather

Remember all of those fairs I have been vending at? Well, I have accumulated a bit of new work that I haven’t had a chance to photograph and share with everyone due to the chaos of fair preparation. I still have lots on my plate, but now that two back-to-back events are done with, I Read more about Spring Leather[…]

Manga Doodles for Halloween

If you were unaware, I teach a manga class for children every Wednesday night in Medford, MA. Last week we were creating some characters for Halloween, and while the kids were concentrating on their task, I whipped up these little doodles. They seem to like it when I draw with them, and are always interested Read more about Manga Doodles for Halloween[…]

A Successful Open House.

I want to say thank you to everyone who came out to the open house this past weekend at the Western Avenue Studios. I had a great weekend and made a lot of new contacts. I practically ran out of business cards and promo bookmarks, and I am very grateful for the interest in my Read more about A Successful Open House.[…]

HUGE Update in the Crafts Gallery.

I just added a boat-load of new pictures to the crafts gallery at  In preparation for the fourth quarter (the holiday season, crafting season, and an artist’s most profitable time of the year), I have completed a big round of crafting, making fall accessories from vegetable tanned leather. There are some really cute Halloween items Read more about HUGE Update in the Crafts Gallery.[…]

Leather Crafts

The craft gallery at has been updated with ten new leather pieces. All medium to large jewelry and accessories, each item was made from vegetable tanned leather: hand-cut, carved, and painted by me. You can find all of my leather items currently for sale in my Etsy shop, but my best work will always Read more about Leather Crafts[…]

Featured Etsy Item: Fall Maple Leaf Necklace

I like how this necklace came out so much that I am going to write a feature on it. You can view the listing for this one-of-a-kind item here. This is the first of what I am sure will be many maple leaf leather pendants. I cut this leaf from a pattern that I drafted myself, Read more about Featured Etsy Item: Fall Maple Leaf Necklace[…]

Costume Design & Wig Commissions Accepted

I am now accepting commissions on wig styling, costume design, & costume construction, and I have added a special new page to my website with details and rates. I have been cosplaying for nine years, and always make my own costumes, wigs, and props. Now that I am out of school, I have time to Read more about Costume Design & Wig Commissions Accepted[…]


Part of my senior thesis project was to do a series of three. I chose to do a series of three portraits, of three women, in three different modes of costume, interacting with three different classifications of animals. The first portrait is of a woman in a tradition costume. A garment invented in the distant Read more about Portraiture[…]

Costume Consultant for Connetic Dance!

Hey! You know what’s cool and exciting? I am helping to design the costumes for CONNetic Dance’s upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! CONNetic Dance is a ballet company based in Hartford, CT and their show this June is a steampunk rendition of the Shakespearean classic. The set designer for the show located my Read more about Costume Consultant for Connetic Dance![…]

Alter-ego: The Snake Charmer

Here is the first assignment from my oil painting class. Our task was to define an alter-ego for ourselves, and to paint our likeness on this fantasy identity. I decided that my alter-ego would be an exotic snake charmer, hiding from the dessert sun in her lavish arabian, or maybe Egyptian palace. My alter-ego would Read more about Alter-ego: The Snake Charmer[…]

Sheik Costume Debut

Anime Boston is over and I have finally been able to update the costume page for Sheik (Super Smash Brothers: Brawl) with new pictures and information. You can take a look at: Look foreword to my upcoming review of Anime Boston 2010.