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Sailors Uranus and Neptune Collage by AmmieChan
Sailors Uranus and Neptune Collage
I made both costumes here. :iconrankin24: asked if I would be interested in being the Sailor Uranus to her Neptune at Youmacon 2014. Sailor Uranus is the only sailor scout I have not cosplayed yet, so this was a perfect chance for me to be this character to finally complete all my Sailor scout costumes.
I used a dark navy blue dull satin for my skirt, collar and back bow (same fabric for the Neptune bows as well.)
I actually found some other navy blue dull satin that isn't quite as dark as this one so I do plan on remaking this one.
The boots were custom painted to match the skirt. I also added pleather straps to the boots in the same fashion her boots have them.
The wig is an Arda wig (Blue Steele) in dark ash blonde. I cut and styled the bangs and added the curl in the front fringe with a straightening iron.
Sailor Uranus :iconammiechan:
Sailor Neptune :iconrankin24:
Photos by Jason Laboy (who did an amazing job might I add. I highly recommend working with him!)
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I promised I would write up another journal for the end of my con season so here it is.
I attended far more cons this year than last year. I am still not certain which conventions I will be travelling to next year until the new year arrives. 
I have been mainly working on commissions for others and unfinished costumes of my own. I have quite a backlog of costumes that still need to be photographed so making more new costumes doesn't make sense because they won't get photographed until at least a year or more from now.

Conventions
The conventions I have attended for 2014 and the costumes I wore:
Anime North (Friday & Saturday)(The Bride from Kill Bill & Harley Quinn Arkham Knight)
London Comiccon (Saturday Only)(Felicity Shagwell)
ConBravo (Saturday Only)(Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw)
EMC (Saturday Only)(Vanessa Kensington & Felicity Shagwell)
Fanexpo (Sunday Only)(Sailor Jupiter)
Jemcon (Saturday & Sunday)(Jem-Classic, Like a Dream, Glitter N Gold, Broadway Magic, Rock N' Curl. Raya Alonso)
Youmacon (Saturday & Sunday)(Sailor Uranus & The Bride from Kill Bill)

Costumes for Sale
The list of costumes for sale is still up. If you have any questions about costumes, sizing and availability please leave me a note and I will get back to you. I am currently booked for commissions up until May 2015. 

Photos
I will be working on getting more costumes photographed throughout the winter. I will be doing in house shots with a backdrop so I can still progress with photos during the winter. This is a great opportunity for me to get all my Sailor scout ones photographed. I do have all 10 scouts completed with wigs styled. I will also be doing other random costumes and getting my sister to photograph them. My sister is a professional makeup artist so when she provides my photos she has also done the makeup artistry for it as well.

Tutorial
I promised I would have a sailor fuku tutorial posted..and it still hasn't happened yet. I did photo document the process of making a swappable fuku and I have it written out I need to convert it to a PDF file that has a decent layout that makes it easy for everyone to understand and follow. Jay is working on converting the file for me so I am hoping to have that up before the end of the year.

My next journal probably won't happen until the new year when I have a more solid convention and costume plan for next years con season. So until then, I hope everyone has a happy, healthy and safe holiday season and new year!
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Watching: The Walking Dead & Gotham
  • Playing: Evil Within, Alien Isolation
Jem Like A Dream Collage by AmmieChan
Jem Like A Dream Collage
Yet another Jem costume. This one is referred to as the "like a dream" outfit. I really like this outfit for the comfort values. This outfit is very Madonna like with the lace gauntlets and over dress. This was one of the easier costumes to make of Jem.
The wig is the same Epic Cosplay wig Nyx in Pink Vanilla Fusion. I added some extra wefts for volume.
The makeup was done by my sister.
Costume made/worn by :iconammiechan: 
Makeup and Photos by: My Sis (Sarah S.)
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Jem Broadway Magic Collage by AmmieChan
Jem Broadway Magic Collage
Another addition to my Jem costume collection. This dress according to the dress code label for the cartoon is called Broadway Magic. I made the dress from a hot pink taffeta. It has a foundation lining underneath in china silk and I manually hand pleated the front and back of the dress like the cartoon version. The top has an interfaced and boning structure for stability.  I added an invisible zipper up the side seam. My original zipper ran off it's track so I had to use a light pink zipper to complete the dress. 
The white ruffle is also hand pleated and sewn into the seams up the sides. This is probably one of the more complex Jem dresses I have made, this and Glitter N' Gold. 
This dress requires lots of maintenance with the pleats; they need to be pressed out each time before wearing.
The wig is still my Epic Cosplay wig in pink vanilla fusion. I cut the layers into it and added additional wefts for volume.
I wore this costume to Jemcon 2014.
My sister did the makeup for this one as well. I really like the contrast of the light pink makeup to the shade of pink in this dress.
Costume made/worn by :iconammiechan:
Makeup and photos done by my sister (Sarah)
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Sailor Mars Collage by AmmieChan
Sailor Mars Collage
This is my basic Sailor Mars fuku that is swappable so the skirt, collar and bows are all removable and the bodysuits switch out for various versions (Super, crystal etc.)
I used a peau de soie satin for the red and purple portions and a high quality spandex for the bodysuit (it is also lined.)
The wig is a Zephyr wig in purple/black that I styled.
The only thing I would like to remake on this is the front bow. I was hoping to find a darker purple but this was the darkest I could find currently.
I am working on getting all my Sailor scout costumes photographed and uploaded. The next scouts I plan on getting photos of is Jupiter and Venus.
Costume made/worn by:iconammiechan:
Photos by IcePhoenix 
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I usually neglect my journal, but I promised myself I wouldn't...so here we go, I'm writing a new entry within a two month time frame!

Costume Sale:
I still have various costumes for sale from the list I had posted on the Nominoichi forum. Some have sold, but I still have quite a few remaining, as well, I may have more to add to that list. 
Now that I have tested out my swappable fuku's for Sailor Moon costuming, it means I can start slowly selling off some of my original Sailor scout fuku's. As I slowly get the new scout costumes underway I will be posting more of my original fuku's for sale. This will be mainly basic fuku's (Sailors Mars, Venus, Mercury etc.) 
The only eternal's I have for sale are eternal Jupiter (size XSmall) and eternal Neptune (size medium.)
If you are interested in buying a costume from me please send me a note on here, comment below or if you are not a registered member you can email my cosplay account at: Ammiecosplay@hotmail.com

Tutorials:
I am also going to be writing up and providing photos for a massive Sailor Moon fuku tutorial. I figure it's about time as I am asked about my Sailor Moon costumes constantly. I do sell the pattern I use to make my own Sailor Moon costumes and this tutorial will be the instructions on how to put it together.

Convention Plans:
In news of conventions and plans for this summer, I was hoping to go to ConBravo for at least a day, but this heavily depends on my friends and if they are able to go. I have never been to ConBravo and this is its fifth year running. I have a few friends on staff for that con, and I have really wanted to check it out since the beginning, but still have not T_T.
The next con I will be attending is at the beginning of August (1-3) in Kitchener called Emiko's Mini Convention. I am actually their cosplay guest of honor and I will be assisting in judging the masquerade as well as have my own table where I will be selling some of my older costumes, figures and prints of my costumes. If you can make it out to Emiko's Mini Con in Kitchener please drop by and say hi!
Lastly, the final con of the summer is going to be Fanexpo...yes, I will be going back to that con after a 2 year absence. Jay has mentioned he wants to meet Adam West so we will be going for 1 day only. Fanexpo has become far too expensive for costumers to attend due to the ticket cost, hotel and parking. The weekend alone would cost me nearly a thousand dollars to go and I can't justify that for a convention that is over crowded. I'm still not sure of what day we will be going, but it's most likely going to be the Saturday.

I am hoping to attend another con in late September called Jemcon. It's the first time Jemcon will be in Canada and I am a huge Jem and the Holograms fan! I am hoping to go for at least a day with my best friend, Dee, who is also a Jem fanatic. I have a huge selection of Jem costumes to choose from such as Jem (Classic, Like a Dream, Star Bright, Broadway Magic, and Glitter N' Gold) or Carmen "Raya" Alonzo and Sheila "Jetta" Burns. 

Costumes:
I have been slowly working on getting a lot of my costumes photographed over the summer so please check back often. I have quite a few costumes that still need to be photographed and I am working to get most of them done this year.

My next journal probably won't be until the autumn or late summer with my plans for later this year. 
I also plan on opening up a Storenvy shop to list the costumes I am selling as well as some figures and plushies. The shop name is Ammie's Shop. 
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Jem and The Holograms
  • Reading: Sailor V Manga
  • Watching: From Dusk Till Dawn the Series
  • Playing: TellTale Walking Dead Season 2

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Ammie
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Hey! My name is Amber but my online handle is Ammie/AmmieChan/AmmieCosplay. I have been cosplaying since 2006; I began sewing in 2002. I am a masters level cosplayer and occasionally judge Masquerades for conventions. I design and create costumes for theater productions in my hometown. Before discovering my passion to sew I would draw and paint movie posters, portraits and cartoons. I like to include my artistic talent into my sewing projects. I take commissions every now and again just to get the sewing bug out of my system XD I enjoy meeting new people and cosplaying with fellow cosplayers XD
I love to lend a helping hand to fellow cosplayers whether they are novice or masters and answer every construction inquiry I receive.
I love gaming and enjoy horror survival style games.

Please do NOT take any photos of mine and post on other sites or blogs!!! Ask permission first please!!

Need to contact me and don't have an account? Email me at: Ammiecosplay@Hotmail.com
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:icondead82:
dead82 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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epic human!!!
how are you!
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AmmieChan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Still alive! lol I was really sick over most of the winter though :(
I'm finally recovering though! I'm hoping to get more photos done soon! 
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dead82 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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and i wait for the day i will make you epic works
and bug you on a chat
that is also a goal
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TerryBirkin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
you are a fantastic cosplayer :) :heart:
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AmmieChan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D I appreciate the comment!
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TerryBirkin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
you're very welcome! :D :)
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Morikyou Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Well it needs to be said you are an amazing cosplayer, you did Jill's battlesuit and a koei design fabulously and that deserves a certificate of some kind because they look so difficult :D
I was wondering if you do tutorials of any kind, I'd love to see the work that goes into your costumes :3
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AmmieChan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I appreciate the feedback and the watch! I actually haven't posted any tutorials yet. I do have a Sailor Moon fuku tutorial in the works though, full with photo documentation so every step is shown and a detailed description so everyone who reads it can understand how to construct one. Sailor Moon costumes are the most requested when it comes to commissions and advice, and they are deceptively difficult for such a simple costume!
As for the Jill Valentine costume or the Dynasty Warriors ones, I didn't photo document any of that...but I do have most of the fabrics for Diao Chan's DW8 costume gathered. I can always photograph and document in progress shots of that when I get around to constructing it.
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Morikyou Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
I've seen some people I know making the sailor scouts and agree for something that looks simple the work it requires is astounding so I'm going to look forward to your tutorial on that. I'm a big dork and love watching the making process of things, it's so interesting to see X3
I'd love if you documented your Diao Chan I've always wondered how people manage to make koei designs because of the amount of detail they have and how difficult they look, I've mostly just chalked it up to wizardry.
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Rejiclad Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello, I really love your cosplay, especially Jill and Ada, you are really skillfull at sewing. I wish I could create all my costumes, but I can only sew a little. I am able to make some modification with clothes but not to create a thing from a piece of fabric. I really like your work and I just became a fan of yours :heart: :hug:

Btw..do you have facebook (twitter,..) page to share? :) 
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