Movie sets, costumes, and life in California

 

Some pictures from Wondercon 2014!

The kitty has been upgraded from a partial to a full body costume! This was my first attempt at digitigrade shapes with leg padding, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. 

Kitty costume made by me, the head was built up on a Keeatah resin base.

The Belcher’s were adorable, Tina and Beefsquach! I think I would make an excellent additional character in Mario Cart, too!

Handmade Honey Bee Plush!

Made out of faux fur and minky, contains no armature, just firmly stuffed with polyfil, so she can stand on her own.

Her wings have top stitched details, and her eyes are appliqued gold netting. She even has a little stinger! Made from a custom pattern.

Honey bees are amazing, fantastic little creatures! I can’t wait to have my own hive here on my 1/2 acre. 

I recently got to participate in a fundraiser/educational event with Doge coins! We were raising money for two dog rescues here in LA, along with telling folks all about cryptocurrency and spacedogs!

Luckily, we happened to have a Shiba Inu-ish costume to volunteer for the event, and I got to go around and collect digital donations during the party. 
The tally at the end of the night was somewhere around 600k dogecoin, all going to some very worthy puppies. :)


A great writeup of the event can be found here:
http://spelunk.in/2014/04/06/shibes-help-real-shibes-at-dogeparty-west-event-wrapup/

Costume made by me!

I recently got to participate in a fundraiser/educational event with Doge coins! We were raising money for two dog rescues here in LA, along with telling folks all about cryptocurrency and spacedogs!

Luckily, we happened to have a Shiba Inu-ish costume to volunteer for the event, and I got to go around and collect digital donations during the party.
The tally at the end of the night was somewhere around 600k dogecoin, all going to some very worthy puppies. :)


A great writeup of the event can be found here:
http://spelunk.in/2014/04/06/shibes-help-real-shibes-at-dogeparty-west-event-wrapup/

Costume made by me!

For those following at home, we decided to keep Skinny Cat. :) He also has a name now, in homage to one of our favorite movies. 

Everyone, meet Korban Dallas!

For those following at home, we decided to keep Skinny Cat. :) He also has a name now, in homage to one of our favorite movies.

Everyone, meet Korban Dallas!

Skinny Cat says thanks for all the kibble!

Skinny Cat says thanks for all the kibble!

Skinny Cat update!

She, is actually, a HE. And he’s feline leukemia/feline aids negative!

The vet estimated him to be less than 9 months old, and ‘such a friendly fellow’. :)

We’ve also gotten him chipped… So whether we adopt him to another family or keep him ourselves, he’ll never be abandoned again.

Skinny Cat update!

She, is actually, a HE. And he’s feline leukemia/feline aids negative!

The vet estimated him to be less than 9 months old, and ‘such a friendly fellow’. :)

We’ve also gotten him chipped… So whether we adopt him to another family or keep him ourselves, he’ll never be abandoned again.

We were pulling out of the shop and spotted this skinny little cat running in the bushes. Of course being the bleeding hearts that my husband and I are, we stopped. She came up to the car when I stepped out, rubbing herself all over my hand and legs.

We work in an industrial area with a lot of garbage sorting facilities that has a few feral cat colonies… but she is far too friendly to be anything but someone’s abandoned housecat.

Which is super sad.

She is very friendly and trusting, and skinny as a rail. I can feel her ribs and her pelvis so distinctly. She’s also squinting one eye, and likely has fleas, not to mention any combination of parasites from eating the trash that’s across the street. Yet she was purring when I held her, and buried herself into me when we drove the five minutes home, as if she knew we were ok to trust and weren’t taking her somewhere to be hurt.

We brought her home and she is currently quarantined in our master bathroom. One heartily devoured meal later and she is fast asleep. Poor little thing. She ate like she hasn’t seen food in weeks.

We already have two cats that belong to our roommates, and if this little girl is infected with FLV/Feline Aids, we won’t be able to integrate her with our home. :(
All she deserves is love.

We will be contacting the Burbank animal shelter to see if she’s been chipped or if someone’s reported her missing tomorrow… But I’m pretty sure she was ditched, probably because she’s unspayed and came into heat, and someone didn’t want to deal with it.

I hate people sometimes. But I know there are lots of people like me who would’ve done the same thing and would be sitting with a skinny, tired little love fluff in their bathroom too.

Rat plush doll I made for my botanical loving cousin-in-law last Christmas.

WIP pic for size, before I sewed it closed. I try to make them almost life sized, if you had a like a really hefty full grown ratty who went to the gym a lot.

Crochet wool scarf, leather & felt satchel and some fake flowers.
The rat is made from minky out of my custom pattern, with armature in the legs and tail and safety plastic eyes.