My creativity took new shapes in 2018. Most of the time you can catch me with a pencil or paintbrush in hand. But a couple times a month you’ll find me making cool things with a tool I’ve traditionally shied away from—my voice. I am part of d20 Dames, an all-women (and predominately women-of-color) Dungeons & … More d20 Dames, a D&D podcast
When someone asks if you could transform Chris Perkins into a Gold Dragon, you say “Yes!” Embracing the Asian (mainly Chinese) inspiration for the Gold Dragons’ appearance and behavior, I drew on my personal Chinese heritage and designed a costume reminiscent of traditional Han Dynasty-era robes (the hanfu). The long full sleeves are shaped to resemble … More Gold Dragon for PAX West 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
I am excited to announce that I will be part of a weekly Dungeons & Dragons live stream beginning on Monday, November 28. We will be playing Storm King’s Thunder and you can watch us online at twitch.tv/dvylootz beginning at 7pm PST. Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants … More “Mayhem & Misfits” a Monday D&D stream
On September 16 at 8pm PST I will be participating in the 24-hour Dungeons & Dragons marathon stream. Extra Life is a huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s! Last year, the D&D Team was able to raise over $100,000 through our live-stream Twitch event. My … More I am playing Dungeons & Dragons for Extra Life!
Today we are time-traveling back to the summer of 2012 and my first professional costume project. … More “I am Dungeon Master” Costume Flashback
For the last three years Greg has organized a Dungeons & Dragons marathon as part of Extra-Life to raise money for The Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals. It has been fun hanging out with friends to play and watch D&D while we all slowly get sleep deprived. This year, I promised to wear a costume … More Nemara – my Extra-Life D&D Character
The one question I was asked again and again during our short engagement was, “Will you be making your wedding dress?” I did, but I couldn’t stop there.
I have been meaning to write this post for, well, a year. … More A Handmade Wedding – Anniversary Post
I am always ready to blog about a gift as soon as I have completed it, but then I run the risk of ruining the surprise for the recipients. So consider this my wrap-up of some of the gifts, or gift-like projects, I made at the end of 2013. I am very proud of all … More 2013 Handmade Gift Wrap-up