AutobotDen - April 15, 2012 02:42 AM (GMT)
Name's Den. I live in the midwest US, in a small-ish town. I've been to twelve conventions since my first in 2005, and have been to BotCon once, in 2011. I've been cosplaying since 2005, though it's only been within the last three years that I've turned my attention towards Transformers and mecha costumes. Right now, my main builds are Deckerd from Brave Police J-Decker, and Midnight Express from Robots in Disguise, though I do have plans to work on an Animated Megatron at some point in the near future.
I've been a Transformers fan since around 1989, and look forward to sharing my work, and learning from others. ^_^
MiraiBaby - April 15, 2012 02:50 AM (GMT)
Welcome, Den! Glad you were able to get this all sorted out. Welcome to TransCostumers! :D
Please feel free to create work logs and share with us your previous costuming endeavors. It's always fun to learn from others. :P
I'll be looking forward to seeing your future Animated Megatron! :)
sakglskdlfbmsldf i hate these smileys. Dx
Firebird67 - April 15, 2012 03:00 AM (GMT)
*jumps up and down*
Glad you made it.
AutobotDen - April 15, 2012 03:33 AM (GMT)
Yus! I need to get pictures of some of my older costumes though.... And I need to post progress pics for the ones I do have pics for....
Firebird67 - April 15, 2012 03:38 AM (GMT)
For posting pics here, you'll need to upload to a site like photobucket, and use the [ img ] tag to display them here.
AutobotDen - April 15, 2012 03:41 AM (GMT)
I figured.... Just gotta round 'em all up and get 'em uploaded....
MiraiBaby - April 15, 2012 03:55 AM (GMT)
"Human Steampunk Vector Prime - 85%"
..... I have a feeling artoni is gonna reeeeeeeally love you.
Firebird67 - April 15, 2012 03:55 AM (GMT)
AutobotDen - April 15, 2012 04:27 AM (GMT)
All I really have to do for that one to be at 100% completion is finish the jacket, make the cape, finish the bowtie, and make the fez. Firebird got to see a bit of a preview at BotCon last year.... When I had a quickly finished-in-the-hotel-room mini top hat, because, yet again, I had run out of time and was doing stuff at the last possible minute...
MiraiBaby - April 15, 2012 04:38 AM (GMT)
That is awesome. :D I wish I could have hung around the Cosplayers more last year, but personal issues kept me at bay most of the time. :c
AutobotDen - April 15, 2012 04:42 AM (GMT)
I spent most of BotCon running around in a homemade corset as well... so odds are, we prolly crossed paths, without even realizing it....
(long since dismantled, since it got autographed and was starting to look a bit worn-down in places... But it was my first one, and it survived the con and the trip back, so I'm not complaining.)
MiraiBaby - April 15, 2012 04:43 AM (GMT)
I .... vaguely remember seeing that thing. :D Awesome!
AutobotDen - April 15, 2012 04:46 AM (GMT)
Next TF-themed corset I'm making, I'm going to be adding a bit of "land" to the top....
Trying to decide whether to go with a Jazz-themed corset, a Prowl-themed one, a Bluestreak-themed one, or possibly even a Shockwave-themed one.... If I do Prowl or Bluestreak, I'll also need to add doorwings to the back.... but I've got an idea on how I'll attach the "land"....
Once you make and wear a corset yourself, it's hard to stop planning out new ideas... >.>;;
MiraiBaby - April 15, 2012 04:58 AM (GMT)
I feel that same way with giant robot costumes. |D I've already got my next three in-mind.
AutobotDen - April 15, 2012 05:06 AM (GMT)
Costumes and costume accessories are like potato chips. Can't have just one. lol
MiraiBaby - April 15, 2012 05:11 AM (GMT)
God yes. xD My silly ideas are silly .... But man I wanna make one of them so very badly. I won't, though, for several years still, I think. I'm not that experienced yet. >____>
AutobotDen - April 15, 2012 06:04 AM (GMT)
I've had some of the costumes on my "Dream Cosplays" list there since about 2008.... And it's only been in the last year that I realized that they could be more than just dreams.... Just go for it.... Cardboard and paper are good for practice runs.
MiraiBaby - April 15, 2012 06:05 AM (GMT)
One of our members makes her costumes with shoe boxes, a Pepakura program, and tempura paint.
AutobotDen - April 15, 2012 06:51 AM (GMT)
Well, truth be told, Deckerd and Midnight Express are both cardboard pieces covered with the appropriate fabric colors and designs.... My hot glue gun gets a workout whenever I work on those two....
MiraiBaby - April 15, 2012 06:53 AM (GMT)
Haha, ditto with my two glue guns and Breakdown and Lockdown. I have blown through so many bags of sticks like you wouldn't believe. xD