Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tammy's such a doll!


I'm super busy this week, finishing off my costume for Oz Comic Con, so I thought I'd do a quick post on my Tammy dolls, as I've just recently shown off my Barbies. I think I have one more Tammy since the group shot above. The bottom photo shows all my Tammy family when the photo was taken. (I have a few others, now, including her brother, Ted.) I'm particularly fond of the blue dress on the right end of the last photo - it's a clone dress but it looks so pretty on Tammy!

Next week, I'm sure I'll have some posts of my costumes from the weekend to put up but, for now, hopefully you enjoy a little peek at my Tammy dolls. You can see more at my Flickr set here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hot patootie, bless my soul!

When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy, you knew he was a no-good kid!
On Friday the 13th (the February one) the Capri Theatre held a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. They hold these quite often, but this one was extra special as Nell Campbell (aka Columbia) was a guest! I pretty much squealed when I found out and found a friend to go along with me. Of course, I had to do a costume for the event and it didn't take long for me to pick one because I knew it had to be Eddie! He was Columbia's beau, after all. But I put my own spin on the costume because I knew screen accurate would do my head in. (Anal Retentive Rocky Horror is a great source for screen accurate, though).

I referenced Eddie's saxophone playing with my earring (only just visible), and his greaser hair with my high pony and front roll. I opted for a see-through t-shirt with a leopard print bra underneath (finishing off the leopard theme in the lapels and fish-nets) and changed the green glitter writing to pink. I just used regular glitter paint (not fabric) and regular acrylic to paint on the back of the jacket. It's kind of decimated now, unfortunately, but it lasted the night, which is all that matters. I forgot to take full length photos with the scar on (I have a selfie below), which is annoying!

But I am SO happy with this costume. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is my all-time favourite movie and being able to pay homage to it while meeting basically one of my childhood idols was amazing. (Just as amazing as that time I met Patricia Quinn). Plus singing along, yelling out lines, dodging rice, toast and wayward loo rolls, and seeing everyone else's costumes was so much fun. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dolls, dolls, dolls



One of the reasons I stopped blogging so regularly was because, aside from Instagram photos taken with my phone, the only photos I really enjoy taking these days is of my dolls. (And even then, I go through slumps where I can't photograph them, either). I suppose I felt that it may get boring with lots of doll posts but, honestly, I'm getting too old to do things (or not do them) based on whether or not they may please other people. So, without further waffling, here's some photos I took a while back of my vintage Barbie & friends collection(s). The top and second images show all of my vintage era Barbies (just Barbie, not her friends/family) in vintage (and one repro) outfits. The third image is all of my mod era Barbies, the fourth of my Skipper & friends collection and the last of Francie and her friends. I love laying all my dolls out like this on plain, colourful backgrounds. You can see more of my doll photos on Flickr!