As with the sphinx costume, I had to make another one I could wear comfortably at work all day. I had a hard time deciding, since I didn’t have a lot of time to work on it, but still wanted to do something unique.
For this Halloween, I had a bit of a challenge to come up with a costume that was fairly elaborate, but still comfortable enough to wear all day long at work. I had to be able to drive in it, to sit in a chair, and to free my hands to be able to type. This was what I came up with. (Mind, I couldn’t wear the wings while driving, and had to don them once I got there!)
In 2004, Robbie came over to visit around Halloween time. We’d talked about making him an iksar costume – a lizardman like the character he was playing in Everquest at the time. The trick was, we would only have a few days once he got here to complete the costume!
Okay, so it’s not the most original name for a raven! I made this lovely bird back in 2000, and I’m quite pleased with this costume on several counts.
2000 was the only year I went to Anime Expo, which is kind of a shame, because it was quite fun. A couple of my friends were enamored of Fushigi Yuugi, and had decided to cosplay as characters from it, so I joined in.
Around the same time as I started working on the Eclipse costume, this creature popped into my mind. At the time, I had never heard the phrase “quadsuit”, so I wasn’t sure if what I had in mind could even be done!
Eclipse, created in 1999, was the first of my costumes to actually get a name. I’d been pretty fascinated with the werewolf costumes of Verdun Manor at the time, so I decided to try my hand at a horror-style mask.
So why was my 1997 costume a wolf and this one, made a year later, a werewolf? I’m not actually sure, but that’s always how I’ve thought of them. This one was designed to wear clothing though, so perhaps that has something to do with it.
In 1997, I finally got confident enough to try out a fully furred costume!
In 1996, I made what I would consider to be my first reasonably successful costume.