Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Would you like space fries with that?

As I mentioned in my last post, I went to Supanova over the weekend and that I'd be blogging about my costumes as soon as it was all over. So here is a look at my costume for Saturday (I only ended up wearing one and not the other as I didn't feel well on the Sunday).

Roswell is one of my all-time favourite TV shows so I decided to do Liz’s Crashdown Cafe uniform - it's actually been on my 'costume ideas' list for quite a while now. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who not only recognised my costume but were pretty excited to see it, too! One lady said she hadn’t seen a Roswell reference in years and thanked me. It was pretty neat to be able to connect to people over a favourite TV show, especially one that doesn't get as much love as others that aired at around the same time. My mother and I put quite a bit of work into this costume and I’m really happy with how it turned out (though I'll be looking for a taller bopper headband for next time I wear this).

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For anyone who hasn't seen Roswell I've included a shot of Shiri Appleby as Liz Parker in her Crashdown Cafe uniform below (though it doesn't show the apron, unfortunately).


And here are a small number of photos I actually managed to take whilst at Supanova.

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This signed photo of Dean Cain made me feel nostalgic for watching Lois and Clark with my mum when it was on TV. I haven't watched it in years - I wonder how it holds up?

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I don't know this girl but she was dressed as Gaz from Invader Zim! My friends and I used to be somewhat obsessed with this show as teenagers and Gaz was always a favourite character of mine.

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Obligatory Dalek shot...

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My friend Abi as Princess Aurora.

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My friend Shea as Buffy the cheerleader (from the episode Witch).

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And James Marsters!!! His panel was incredibly entertaining - it was the only panel I went to on Saturday but I'm glad I chose this one.

I think I went a bit overboard with the editing on some of these photos - oops! I didn't realise until after I'd uploaded them all but hopefully they still look OK...I'll try to get the second post done soon. My outfit was more vintage inspired (& therefore more relevant to why I started this blog) than this one.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

20 comments:

  1. Awesome costume! You look great :)
    Looks like a fun time ;)

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  2. Eeeeeeepppp!!! Too cool for words! I adore this costume and have to echo the women who comment about having not thought/seen anything to do with show Roswell in years. I'd say the same applies here, and am suddenly remembering just how much I used to enjoy that show.

    Again, amazing costume, Andi - one might say it's out of this world fantastic! :)

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. wish i could've gone! it sounded more exciting than i thought it would be.

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  4. I saw a pic of your costume on instagram or facebook earlier and fell in love with it. You and your mum did a great job creating it! And you look adorable in it, too.

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

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  5. What fun! I've never seen Roswell but looks like your costume was spot on. Your apron is so neat. Looking forward to seeing more!

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  6. Andi your costume is ab fab. You and your Mum did a great job :o)

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  7. Wow! Your outfit is amazing Andi! So true to the one in the show!

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  8. It turned out sooo awesome! You really nailed it, down to every detail. Plus it's super cute!

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  9. You look fabulous and I might just have to watch some Roswell now!! ;) (Invader Zim!!!;))

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  10. Wow James Marsters !! I've dreamed so much met him one day ! I'm a huge Buffy Fan since so long ! I really love you're cosplay too... Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I think this is my favourite costume ever! I love Roswell so much and end up marathoning it once a year. It's so sweet and cheesy and delightfully fun and adorable and your costume is absolutely perfect!

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  12. Omg I used to love Roswell this costume is amazing. And James oh my I am so jealous, I have loved him since I was like 14 xxx

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  13. This is so incredible!!!!!! HAHA. I love it!
    +Victoria+

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  14. OMG! This is stellar! Fabulous job!!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  15. Crazy, I saw James Marsters at Calgary comic-com earlier this year! As well as Adam West, Patrick Stewart, and Stan Lee! It was so much fun!

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  16. I love your Liz outfit!!! It's one of my all time favorite shows !!! and you got to see James Marsters that's beyond awesome! I found you along the way and will be totally blog stalking now!

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  17. I <3 the show, and I wanted to wear her uniform, but I couldn't find it anywhere. How did you make it?

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  18. Hi! We (being mum mainly with a lot of my ideas) adapted this pattern:https://www.etsy.com/transaction/92953565
    We used the collar from another dress pattern I have already. A lot of it was guess work, really. I freehanded the pattern for the apron. Sorry that's not very helpful!

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  19. Can you please tell me how you made your apron? Are the eyes pockets? I have been wanting to make this costume for years and now I am finally doing it.

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    1. Hi, I basically just free-handed the pattern for the apron (it's actually too long) on some interfacing and cut out a front and back. The eyes were cut out and hemmed and the pockets are joined on the back of the front piece. I didn't sew it myself so it's hard to explain but I think I cut out the same shape as the front (but with bigger eyeholes) from interfacing to which I attached the black fabric of the pocket and the sewed it between the front and back. I hope that helps a little but I'm really not a very good seamstress so explaining it is a bit hard.

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