Fortune teller costume, great Halloween inspiration

Some people are an endless source of inspiration and my sister, Bettcanard Design is definitely on the top of my when it comes to creativity. A few weeks back she created this amazing Fortune Teller look, complete with a third eye and a jar of extra eyes. She even won first place in the style contest at Banzaicon with this incredible look. 

And since Halloween is soon upon us, I thought this might serve as a excellent source of inspiration for you guys when planning your costumes this year. Head over to her webpage, for more incredible sfx makeup. And yes, shes does take commissions and she sells makeup prosthetic. 
This lovely photo is taken by Rojano Photo

Halloween inspiration - Vampire

I love Halloween so much, there is something about the aesthetic of, you can either be cute and go for fall colors, more Gothic or all out gore. This year I'm all about bats and vampires. And I want to share with you some of my inspiration. 

Bats, bats and more bats
I love bats, I even had one as a pet for a brief period as a kid. And a while ago I found this skirt on pinterest, but it has been sold out on etsy for ages. 

But what I did find was this lamp lace on ebay which I intend to add to the hem of a skirt. I will keep you informed on how this works out. 

Red velvet
Which vampire look should I go for, you have sexy, Gothic sexy, Classic, Twilight ... the list goes on. And I completely fell in love with the simple style of Christine McConnell

I also find tons of inspiration in her baking book, Deceptive deserts

Retro vibes
But my current outfit style is very 1950s inspired including the victory rolls, so that will be my angle for this vampire in addition to the red velvet dress. 


Cospaly on a Bugdet December - Star Wars

Ok, I have been very slow with finishing up this one. The theme for December was Star wars and I really wanted to make Padme's Battle Arena outfit from Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Budget is still 100 NOK and No way I could make any other of Padme's outfits of that budget. 

The hair
I cut up an old brown wig and twinned the hair around foam rollers and glued this to an elastic band. At the moment I can use my real hair for the rest of the hairstyle.

The arm band
These were made from leftover worbla, some silver paint and a elastic band slued on. 

The belt and The pouches
Luckily I had a commission that left me with some left over brown faux leather. It has a suede quality rather than a smooth surface, but when your budget is tight you can't be too picky. Belt is a strip of brown suede over a thicker piece of fabric with Velcro on the end. 

Same brown fabric sewn together to pouches and a gun holster. These were just hot glued to the belt. (Don't know why I di…

Behind the sceens of the Wizard Photoshoot

In between making new costumes (and not finishing any of them) I had a photoshoot with my Wizard cosplay together with the insanely talented

As always when travelling and you only wear half your cosplay you feel fantastic. :p And you get a lot of even weirder looks

Even a cosplay Diva must carry her own stuff... That was a looong walk

Setting up equipment, testing light balance and testing poses. These test shoots are actually some of the funnies parts of a shoot.  

As the cosplay diva I am I need to fox my makeup

And to chill with some food (When going to a location for a shoot we often stay for many hours, food and warm clothes are important)
The results
And then the photographers find the perfect light settings, fire up the smoke machines and work their magic. 

More Easter Eggs from 2018

I made several more Easter Eggs, these were gifts.

Baby Krogan

Chibi Big Daddy