2018 April/May/June Update:
As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.
As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.
There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:
- The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
- How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided
After PortCon Update:
PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19
If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.
Red Wedding Dresses
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I just got a request, asking if, seeing how I was putting my old Squidoo Lens pages up here on EelKat.com, if I could put my "Blue Wedding Dresses" page back up.
You know, I had completly forgotten about the wedding dress series, so, no, I was not planning to put it back up online, but since there has been a request for it, I will.
The Wedding Dress series and the Fetish shoe series went together. There was also a series of Japanese street fashion and a CosPlay costume series as well. I have put a few of them back up, but they are incredibly time consuming to build and maintain, which is why so few have gone up as of yet.
I had originally made these, because at the time I was designing new wardrobes for several characters in my novels. At the time I was working on the stage play rendition of my short story "The Pearl Necklace" and thus you see a lot of dance wear included in this series, because the play was intended to be a ballet/modern dance mix.
Because of the heavily Persian influence of the way many characters of both The Twighlight Manor series and the Quaraun series dress, you also see a high rate of Persian, Indian, and Pakistani wedding dresses here as well.
The original series had not been published at first, but remained private, as it was being used as a database of ideas for doing costume designs for my characters. However, in 2007, I had mentioned it in a forum post, in answer to a young writer, asking how to go about designing clothes for their characters to wear in their novels, and most people were telling them clothes don't matter and don't need to be described in novels.
Well, I disagree with that, and cloths in fact can plan a huge role in a character's life. For example, my main character, Quaraun, is constantly bullied and judged harshly by other characters because of the way he dresses. He likes pink and he likes dresses, and so he wears pink dresses. His pink dresses take centre stage of most every story he's in. Thus it becomes important to the story to describe in detail his dresses. Thus it becomes important for the author (me) to have reference images of dresses so I can describe them properly. Thus the creation of this series.
The end result of that particular conversation was the person asking if I could share my data base of dress images, thus the Wedding dress and Fetish Shoe pages went live to the public. They remained online form 2007 til Squidoo went out of business in 2013.
By the time Squidoo went offline, I no longer needed the photo reference points, because I had by that point written so many descriptions of my characters' clothes that I now had a clear image of what they wore in my head. Thus, I did not rebuild the pages when I moved my Squidoo pages here to SBI.
Each one is a series of affiliate links to places where you can buy said items. This requires I spend several hours of several days, often, for several weeks to track down the items, request the affiliate codes and get permission to post said images on my site. It can take as long a a month to build a single page, whereas most of the pages on my site can be built in an hour or less. After building it, I then have to constantly be checking the affiliate codes to make sure the items are still available for sale, so while my other pages are put them up quick then forget about them, the affiliate pages are weeks of work and then lots of ongoing maintenance.... so that it why so few of them have returned.
But anyways, yes, the pages that are requested, are the ones that go up soonest, while pages that have not been requested get set aside for later, and as the Blue Wedding Dress page has been requested, that one is now returning. The series on wedding gowns featured a page for each colour:
- Red Wedding Dresses,
- Orange Wedding Dresses,
- Yellow Wedding Dresses,
- Green Wedding Dresses,
- Blue Wedding Dresses,
- Purple Wedding Dresses,
- Pink Wedding Dresses,
- Brown Wedding Dresses,
- Grey Wedding Dresses,
- Silver Wedding Dresses,
- Gold Wedding Dresses, and
- Black Wedding Dresses.
So the Blue Wedding Dresses was part of a set.
Because the original page had not text or intro (like what you are reading now) and was straight up nothing but affiliate links, I therefore do not have the original page. Those affiliate links were from 2007, and many of the companies were through the PepperJam network, which went out of business in 2014, after Squidoo went out of business in 2013 so, I have to completely rebuild this page all over again from scratch, thus, the dresses will not be the same ones, though I will try to find ones as close as possible to the ones I had originally featured on the original page.
In addition to traditional wedding dress styles, the original page also featured casual dresses for use in casual weddings, and costumes for use in CosPlay and themed weddings, as well as ethnic dresses for various non-Christian weddings. I will include those types of dresses on this new page as well.
I am uncertain how long it will take me to track down all of the links and permissions to post them all here, but I'm putting this page live now, and will continue to add to it over time. Expect it to expand on a near daily basis for the next few weeks while I track down more dresses to feature here.
In any case, hopefully, the dress you were looking for or one like it will show up here again, and good luck with your wedding!
CosPlayer's Supply Index
I am an OtherKin Life Actor, which means I'm a CosPlayer who dresses in full CosPlay 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. I own no "normal street wear". I started doing this February 4, 1987 and have now been doing it for more then 30 years. The bulk of that time I CosPlay a transvestite Elf wizard. My mother was a professional seamstress who specialized in pageant dresses for little girls and very elaborate Halloween costumes. She taught me to sew when I was 8. I made my first ball gown at age 12. At age 16 I graduated college with a degree in Fashion Design, Dressmaking, and Theatrical Costumes. I've gone on to make some of the most insanely detailed, over the top CosPlays ever seen at many conventions.
Because of this I am frequently asked by others looking to get into CosPlaying, LARPing, SAC, OtherKin, and costume making for advice on how to make and where to buy supplies. This resulted in a series of Squidoo pages on the topic of CosPlaying and included Squidoo's #1 most visited and highest paid Squidoo Lens of all time: "The Lord Sesshomaru CosPlay" If you remember me from Squidoo, chances are high you knew me as "The Bride of Sesshomaru" rather then "EelKat" (Bride of Sesshomaru is the other online username you see me using across the internet - and was the username I had on FanFiction.net, when I wrote my long running short story series "The Bride of Sesshomaru", featuring a pink clad Lord Sesshomaru gone mad, which has since been renamed "The Adventure of Quaraun the Insane").
Squidoo went out of business in 2013, leaving most users with their hard work lost forever. Fortunately, I had backups of everything, and so all of my Squidoo pages are slowly returning to the internet here on EelKat.com. Eventually they will all be back.
Anyways, fans of the Squidoo CosPlay series, have been emailing me and asking if I'd put it back online the Gallery pages I had built for shoes, hats, lolita, goth, cyberpunk, clubbing, and costumes, which had featured links to suppliers of a lot of very hard to find, fetish items. These pages were very specifically, links to the actual products I had used to make my own CosPlays. Over time my CosPlay Squidoo series became the go-to spot for many con goings seeking to find suppliers for making their CosPlays and they were deeply saddened by the lack of this resource. Seeing the return of my other popular Squidoo pages Amphibious Aliens, Autism & Me, and The World's Most Haunted Car, my Squidoo followers have been asking is I can bring the CosPlay series back next.
Yes I can.
And here it is...
Star Wars Costumes
Wonder Woman Costumes
Disney Princess Costumes
Elegant Gothic Lolita
Amai Lolita or Amarori (Sweet Lolita)
Pastel Goth Lolita
Guro Lolita (grotesque)
Himerori /Princess Lolita
Kurashikaru Rorita (Classical Lolita)
Shirorori (White) Lolita (Shiro Lolita)
Kurorori (Black) Lolita (Kuro Lolita)
Pinkurori (Pink) Lolita
Mizuirorori (Light Blue) Lolita
Itarori (Painful Lolita)
Housewife Lolita (Also Obarori): Mother and child lolita
Mori Kei (Forest Nymph) Lolita
Fairy Kei Lolita
Cult party kei Lolita
Oshare kei Lolita
Belly Dance Skirts: Red
Belly Dance Skirts: Orange
Belly Dance Skirts: Yellow
Belly Dance Skirts: Green
Belly Dance Skirts: Blue
Belly Dance Skirts: Purple
Belly Dance Skirts: Pink
Belly Dance Skirts: Black
Belly Dance Tops: Red
Belly Dance Tops: Orange
Belly Dance Tops: Yellow
Belly Dance Tops: Green
Belly Dance Tops: Blue
Belly Dance Tops: Purple
Belly Dance Tops: Pink
Belly Dance Tops: Black
Belly Dance Scarfs: Red
Belly Dance Scarfs: Orange
Belly Dance Scarfs: Yellow
Belly Dance Scarfs: Green
Belly Dance Scarfs: Blue
Belly Dance Scarfs: Purple
Belly Dance Scarfs: Pink
Belly Dance Scarfs: Black
Costume Supplies: Wigs
Wigs (A General Mix)
Wigs - Red
Wigs - Orange
Wigs - Yellow
Wigs - Green
Wigs - Blue
Wigs - Purple
Wigs - Pink
Wigs - White
Wigs - Grey
Wigs - Black
Wigs - Brown
BDSM Fetish Wear & Stuff
BDSM Fetish Wear For Women
BDSM Fetish Wear For Men
BDSM & Biker Masks
French Maid Costumes
Whips, Chains, Restrains, Etc
Flamboyant Nipples: Nipple Rings & Pasties
Flamboyant Penises: Penis Rings & Scrotum Pendants
CBT Supplies: Penis Sleeves, Cock Cages, Ball Chains, etc.
Dildos. Lots and Lots of Dildos
All Things Penis: Penis Pops, Penis Shaped Cake Pans, Penis Shaped Balloons... Yeah, they exist and here they are.
There were over 200 pages in this series back on Squidoo (listed above). It'll take me a bit of time to get all of them back up, as I have to go through each list and check every single link, to make sure the supplier is still active, the items are still available, and remove dead links, etc. It takes 2 or 3 days to go through each list, so it could be a while before all of the pages are back online for you, but I'll try to get up as many as I can, as quickly as possible for you guys. The pages listed on the list above will be turned into links as each page goes live.
(Sadly, as some of you may already be aware, my favorite supplier of Goth fashions has gone out of business, and as such, the Drac-In-A-Box series of Squidoo Pages will not be returning.)
And... Yes, The Lord Sesshomaru CosPlay Squidoo Lens will be returning to the internet. When it does, the link to it will be here.
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