I could never have imagined @heruniverse looking as drop dead gorgeous in the #totoro #inspired gown as she did at the #sdccgeekcouture #fashionshow! She’s like my newest bestest #Barbie doll, I can’t wait to make more gowns for her! Love you Ashley! #ghibli #design #fashion #fangirl #fashiondesign #comiccon #costumedesign #sdcc2014 #sdcc #geekcouture #flauntyourworld #heruniverse #couture #hautecouture #commission 

Headpiece by @heymisscici!! She makes amazing headpieces!!!!!

I could never have imagined @heruniverse looking as drop dead gorgeous in the #totoro #inspired gown as she did at the #sdccgeekcouture #fashionshow! She’s like my newest bestest #Barbie doll, I can’t wait to make more gowns for her! Love you Ashley! #ghibli #design #fashion #fangirl #fashiondesign #comiccon #costumedesign #sdcc2014 #sdcc #geekcouture #flauntyourworld #heruniverse #couture #hautecouture #commission

Headpiece by @heymisscici!! She makes amazing headpieces!!!!!

My #SDCC #haul. There’s a #rocketraccoon hoodie from #marvel, plenty of #comics (lots of marvel. I’m a lover), some #buffy #season8 trades, and some #starwars ones. Gold #bender from #futurama. Little #ghibli plushies. And more from today (though really just more marvel comics. Got the #civilwar frontline hardcover for $20!) #geekgirl #geek #nerd #fangirl #superhero #superheroes #sdcc2014 #ithinkispenttoomuch

My #SDCC #haul. There’s a #rocketraccoon hoodie from #marvel, plenty of #comics (lots of marvel. I’m a lover), some #buffy #season8 trades, and some #starwars ones. Gold #bender from #futurama. Little #ghibli plushies. And more from today (though really just more marvel comics. Got the #civilwar frontline hardcover for $20!) #geekgirl #geek #nerd #fangirl #superhero #superheroes #sdcc2014 #ithinkispenttoomuch

Some of the detail work of this dress. The ears at the bodice top were held in place with small boning channels, and they are a fossshape base with the silver sequin fabric hand stitched around and to it; they were also hand stitched to the bodice to keep them from going anywhere! The knee accents were a canvas base and were handstitched to the white pencil skirt before the lace and tulle were added (also hand stitched!). The bodice was machine sewn (thank goodness), but at every seam sequins had to be removed in order to sew cleanly (and there were a lot of seams on the bodice in order to shape the top, including the gathering at the bust where sequins were removed between gathers!). Not sure how many noticed it, but the black lace under the tulle was my nod to the soot sprites, and added a hint of texture when she moved (this being a #runway show, there was guaranteed movement) #sewingtips #sewing #design #totoro #designtips #fashion #fashionshow #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #costumedesign #costumedesigner #sequins #seamstress #tulle @heruniverse #heruniverse #hottopic #nerdist #fangirl #lace #bling #sdcc #sdcc2014 #sdccgeekcouture #geekcouture #geekfashion #ghibli #ghibliday #miyazaki 

Headpiece by the amazing @heymisscici

Some of the detail work of this dress. The ears at the bodice top were held in place with small boning channels, and they are a fossshape base with the silver sequin fabric hand stitched around and to it; they were also hand stitched to the bodice to keep them from going anywhere! The knee accents were a canvas base and were handstitched to the white pencil skirt before the lace and tulle were added (also hand stitched!). The bodice was machine sewn (thank goodness), but at every seam sequins had to be removed in order to sew cleanly (and there were a lot of seams on the bodice in order to shape the top, including the gathering at the bust where sequins were removed between gathers!). Not sure how many noticed it, but the black lace under the tulle was my nod to the soot sprites, and added a hint of texture when she moved (this being a #runway show, there was guaranteed movement) #sewingtips #sewing #design #totoro #designtips #fashion #fashionshow #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #costumedesign #costumedesigner #sequins #seamstress #tulle @heruniverse #heruniverse #hottopic #nerdist #fangirl #lace #bling #sdcc #sdcc2014 #sdccgeekcouture #geekcouture #geekfashion #ghibli #ghibliday #miyazaki

Headpiece by the amazing @heymisscici

I bought a ton of #civilwar #marvel #comics today, but to complete my collection i still need, like, 10 more! And this is only a sliver of the comics I grabbed! Totally used comic con for it’s original founding purpose: buying comics. #sdcc #sdcc2014 #geek #geekgirl #fangirl #nerd #nerdist #captainamerica #ironman #avengers #xmen #wolverine #frontline #fantastic4 #spiderman #tonystark #steverogers #blackwidow #thunderbolt

I bought a ton of #civilwar #marvel #comics today, but to complete my collection i still need, like, 10 more! And this is only a sliver of the comics I grabbed! Totally used comic con for it’s original founding purpose: buying comics. #sdcc #sdcc2014 #geek #geekgirl #fangirl #nerd #nerdist #captainamerica #ironman #avengers #xmen #wolverine #frontline #fantastic4 #spiderman #tonystark #steverogers #blackwidow #thunderbolt

Progression on the @heruniverse #totoro dress for the #sdccgeekcouture #fashionshow. Lots of hand #sewing, mock ups, and test pinning before finalizing a seam or stitch. I was completely inspired by @zacposen and the amazing runway pieces he creates. The entire bottom section of arches and tulle were hand stitched (40 yards of tulle isn’t machine friendly!) and every seam of sequins had to be hand stitched back on! Thank goodness I’m pretty quick with a needle, though I’m no #aryastark. Hair piece by @heymisscici, which is utterly gorgeous! #sewing #design #costume #couture #costumedesign #comiccon #sdcc #heruniverse #sequins #seamstress #commission #fangirl #fashion #ghibli #studioghibli #miyazaki #nerd #nerdist #hottopic

Progression on the @heruniverse #totoro dress for the #sdccgeekcouture #fashionshow. Lots of hand #sewing, mock ups, and test pinning before finalizing a seam or stitch. I was completely inspired by @zacposen and the amazing runway pieces he creates. The entire bottom section of arches and tulle were hand stitched (40 yards of tulle isn’t machine friendly!) and every seam of sequins had to be hand stitched back on! Thank goodness I’m pretty quick with a needle, though I’m no #aryastark. Hair piece by @heymisscici, which is utterly gorgeous! #sewing #design #costume #couture #costumedesign #comiccon #sdcc #heruniverse #sequins #seamstress #commission #fangirl #fashion #ghibli #studioghibli #miyazaki #nerd #nerdist #hottopic

From sketch to reality, the #totoro gown for @heruniverse turned out so perfect! Even got @heymisscici to make the amazing headpiece complete with Swarovski crystals! I loved making this gown and will release some progress shots soon! #sewing #design #costume #costumedesign #sdccgeekcouture #sdcc #heruniverse #studioghibli #ghibli #ghibliday #miyazaki #fashion #fashionshow #fashiondesign #style #geekfashion #comiccon #hottopic #hautecouture #couture #mermaidgown #sequins #tulle

From sketch to reality, the #totoro gown for @heruniverse turned out so perfect! Even got @heymisscici to make the amazing headpiece complete with Swarovski crystals! I loved making this gown and will release some progress shots soon! #sewing #design #costume #costumedesign #sdccgeekcouture #sdcc #heruniverse #studioghibli #ghibli #ghibliday #miyazaki #fashion #fashionshow #fashiondesign #style #geekfashion #comiccon #hottopic #hautecouture #couture #mermaidgown #sequins #tulle