Leliana, Spymaster of the Inquisition (Dragon Age Cosplay Gallery)

I started work on this Leliana costume in the summer of 2014, shortly before Dragon Age Inquisition was released. At the time she was the most complex costume that I tackled. Through this costume and the Dragon Age fan community I have met a number of wonderful people. After two years of great convention experiences, I … More Leliana, Spymaster of the Inquisition (Dragon Age Cosplay Gallery)

Top 5 Goals for 2017

Thank you bodacious readers for continuing with me on this journey. We have finished another year. I don’t know about you, but half of my brain pictures the year as a big rectangle and tonight at midnight we take the long journey from the lower right corner to the upper left. The other half of my … More Top 5 Goals for 2017

Top 5 Hits of 2016

My love of creating is back. 2016 marked an intentional shift in how I approached my sewing and knitting queue, namely prioritizing everyday apparel over my costumes. I felt exuberance, joy, and peace of mind with fabric and thread in hand. I finished four knitted projects this year and I sewed eight garments. Here are my Top … More Top 5 Hits of 2016

Top 5 Misses of 2016

Last year I cited the lack of “misses” as a sign that I did not craft enough. This year I have opportunities to keep learning and improving my craft. The following projects have tested my patience, made me feel like I wasted materials and time, and pushed me to confront my conflation of mistake with … More Top 5 Misses of 2016

Top 5 of 2016!

If you follow Crafting a Rainbow, you know that the #SewingTop5 is back! When I look back on 2016, I hope it will be known as one of my building years, personally and professionally.  All of my #SewingTop5 posts will land this week, ramping up to the start of 2017!  First of all, I want … More Top 5 of 2016!

I’m the Avatar, deal with it: Korra Cosplay Gallery (Book 4)

Looking back on 2015 (now two years ago!), Korra was a big part of my year . Characters like Buffy and Jean Gray were superpowered leaders that inspired me when I was younger. I didn’t look like them and I did not activiely dwell on that thought. But when Korra came into my life, I realized … More I’m the Avatar, deal with it: Korra Cosplay Gallery (Book 4)