Friday, November 23, 2012

Captain America USO Dancing Girl

Costume: Captain America's USO Dancing Girl
From: Captain America: The First Avenger
Debut: 2011
Awards: Part of a skit that won "Best Patriotic" at Dragon*Con 2012 Masquerade

"Who's strong and brave, here to save the American way?" In the first Captain America movie, Cap gets sent on a USO promotional tour, complete with a chorus of dancing girls in red, white, and blue spangled outfits. I fell in love with these dresses the second I saw them, and when some of my friends suggested we get a costume group together, I leapt on board. I debuted this dress at Dragon*Con 2011 and it's quickly become one of my absolute favorite costumes!

For those interested in making the costume, we have a Facebook group. Through the superheroic efforts of Kathy, we have standardized information about fabrics and patterns to make the outfit, so that we all look identical when we meet up at conventions. The effect is *really* awesome when we get a lot of girls together, as we have for the parades and photoshoots at Dragon*Con. I've called cadence for our entry in the parade since 2011 and it is *so* much fun! At  Dragon*Con 2012, a group of us performed a "Star-Spangled Man" skit at the Masquerade and won Best Patriotic.

Dragon*Con 2011
(thanks to David Skirmont and Matt&Kristy for the pictures!)




WonderCon 2012
(Thanks to Pat Loika and photofg for the pics!)

Cap and the USO girls!


Dragon*Con 2012
(Thanks to Bob Kay, patcave, Mungbutter, and David Skirmont for the pics!)







Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tiny Princess Captain America

It's Tiny Princess Captain America time! I made this costume for my three-year-old niece this summer, originally for her to wear at Origins. She's since worn it for San Diego Comic-Con, the Fourth of July, and Halloween. Read on to find out how to make it!

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