I saved the best for Saturday, in my opinion. Here is Gandalf-Timmy, in all his glory!
Friday was all about Timmy Potter. I didn’t get a chance to make him a wand, or glasses, but that was okay, because everyone who met him thought his costume was brilliant.
So Fan Expo was this past weekend (Aug. 31-Sept 3), and while the schedule was a little lean for my interests, it was still a blast. It was a rather easy-going year, which was a nice change of pace from previous years. It gave me more opportunity to focus on taking photos, at any rate, as I didn’t spend nearly as much time in line-ups as I did last year. I’m hoping to write up a full con-report on my personal blog at some point before I forget details, so if you want the nitty gritty, you’ll find it there.
Otherwise, we’ll begin with Timmy’s exploits here, and continue in a mini-series of posts, one for each day of the convention. Basically there will be a post of in-the-field shots for each costume, followed by the behind-the-scenes post to go with it a day or two later.
If you don’t care about commentary, and just want to see the photos, the full album is here.
The second of the 2013 Fan Expo costumes was that of Malcolm Reynolds, from Firefly.
I love the way the duster coat turned out, along with the outfit in general. My only lament is that I couldn’t, and still can’t, find a gun for him. If anyone asks, we always say that Saffron stole it. Again.
I meant to post this on Star Wars Day, since it was a Thursday, and coincided with TBT, but alas, the day got away from me, and then the week was gone, and now here we are, two weeks after the fact. Sadface.
The third and final costume for Fan Expo 2013 was the Rebel Pilot. I’m incredibly proud of this costume, as it is the most complex out of all the costumed I’ve made so far, in terms of, well, everything.
The third costume I made for Timmy – and the first of the 2013 Fan Expo Set – was the Luke Skywalker outfit from Return of the Jedi. It was my “get back into sewing” piece, since it’d been a couple of months since the Italy outfits, and it was also the easiest.
I might re-do this one with the patterns I used for his SF outfits, just on the principle that it’s actually quite sloppy looking up-close, despite it doing the job.
In fact, I think I might re-do a lot of his older costumes just to update the look a bit, since a few of them require some major repair work anyway. I just need to find a decent pattern for a coat that doesn’t sew up all wonky under the arms. I’ll experiment a bit once the holidays are over, and it’s time to start thinking Fan Expo 2017.
Without further ado, here is Timmy Skywalker:
I’m going to intersperse the San Francisco sets with some of Timmy’s older costumes. Check back soon (or sign up for email notifications of new posts!) for the next one, which will be the gangster outfit.
For now, however, let’s revisit ancient Rome once more, with the second of Timmy’s Italy costumes.
His armour is made out of leather from Tandy Leather, with a cloth undershirt. This was my first (and so far only) time working with leather. It was interesting, to say the least.
The piece on the top of his helmet is actually a toothbrush head that’s been painted to match the red feathery thing that you always see on the top of Roman helmets. The helmet itself is just a thin sheet of copper, which was picked up at my local hobby shop.