Step. Breath. Step. Breath. Pause…. Step. I had come to hike the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu. As an archaeologist, I was fulfilling a dream I had since first learning about the ancient city in middle school. Instead of living out a dream, I confronted my reality. The air is thin. (And so is … More Musical Inspiration: To climb a mountain pass
We interrupt the intense sewing and costume design work with a brief foray into impulse purchases and mass market merchandising – MULAN MAKEUP! … More Dare to Dream – Disney Makeup at Walgreens
When will my reflection show who I am inside? “Reflection” was the first Disney song that hit an emotion note and made me cry. It spoke to an inner struggle that a 15-year old girl knew too well. I won’t claim that at 15 I was actually able to articulate my specific identity issues, but I … More Costume Notes: Mulan
Seattle’s convention season kicked off this past weekend with Emerald City Comicon.
It. Was. Awesome. … More Emerald City Comicon 2015 – Cosplay Teaser!
It is finally happening! I am making my long-awaited Mulan costume. … More I’ll make Mulan out of you!
I saw this on NPR.org yesterday and I can’t stop watching this multilingual version of “Let it Go.” … More Let it Go (a musical interlude)
It is a rare film that moves me so deeply that I leave the theater resolved to change my fate.
[Warning: plot spoilers if you have not seen Brave.] … More Merida’s Bravery