Cosplay: Concept & Construction Part 2

  The Struggle to become Lord Elrond By Durrilion It took a lot of time to gather all the components of what would eventually be my version of Lord Elrond.  I needed the pattern, fabric, thread, paint, and lots of patience! With my awesome pattern in hand I went to work on the first layer.  My fabric choice for this one was a medium weight upholstery cotton brocade in a…

Cosplay Spotlight – Phoenix Comicon 2016 – What to wear? What to wear?

Cosplayers at Phoenix Comicon 2016 by Durrrilion They take a step, they stop for a pic.  They take another and stop again.  From the first day to the last of any convention, cosplayers of varying skill levels do The Step and Pose Shuffle. Despite my busy schedule I managed a few shots and a couple of interviews. Starting off is ‘Cersei’ from Game of Thrones.  Casey Renee Cosplay from Chicago…

Cosplay Spotlight – The Women of Middle Earth

  Ladies of the Rings by Durrilion I love an unusual or unexpected twist to just about anything.  When my editor told me about a chance to speak with a team of female cosplayers doing the entire Fellowship of the Ring, I jumped at the chance.  Sadly due to technical issues, we missed our scheduled interview time.  Fortunately, I ran into three of the Ladies by chance at Sean Astin’s…

Walk the Dead – The Adventures of Zombie Dog

  Zombie Dog by Durrilion While roaming the halls of Phoenix Comicon 2016, I came across a peculiar poster.  Closer examination told me I HAD to know more.  Zombie Dog, published by The Plush Cartel, is a child friendly comic book about JJ, a former bomb sniffing dog and his vegan zombie family.  According to their promo card, “the zombie apocalypse has ended.  The humans and zombies have formed a…

Phoenix Comicon Author Spotlight: Tonya Adolfson

Tonya Adolfson: Author Spotlight by Durrilion One of the biggest draws for a convention are the guests.  Actors, artists, writers, and cosplayers bring their fan base where ever they go.  I had the great fortune to not only attend several panels conducted by the incredibly talented Tonya, (also known as Tanglwyst de Holloway) but also to speak with her about her book series ‘Souls of the Saintlands’. She describes it…