just plain sara: September 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nancy Upton's "Extra Wiggle Room" on the American Apparel plus-size contest

Quick update from Nancy Upton who had entered a modeling contest with American Apparel, WON based on votes, then told they would not award her the prize for winning.

The American Apparel company was launching XL sizes and were looking for a plus sized model. Nancy was upset about the contest description's wording. Words like "bootylicious" and "needing extra wiggle room" offended her. She entered the contest with over the top pictures of herself covered in food while she was in full beautiful makeup and wardrobe at lovely sets. The responses were overwhelming when she had won. But then AA rescinded or rather denied her The Next Big Thing.

After a huge backlash, AA reached out to Nancy and she was invited to the company.
She has graciously offered to fly Shannon and me out to LA to visit American Apparel and get a look at what it’s really like being inside the company.
I agreed, as long as I could write about what I saw. She said that would be fine.
You can follow the updates about what happens next at American Apparel when Nancy arrives on her blog which now calls EXTRA WIGGLE ROOM.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

messing around with a new Wonder Woman design

Since WordPress constantly pisses me off with its slow performance in the admin panel and its repeated "500 Internal Server Error" bull, I'm slapping up a few of images of my new bodice here. I'm not going to take the time for a full blown set of instructions on this one right now.

I said I'd never make this version, commonly known as the Jim Lee WW or WW600 or New U WW unless someone else contributed to the cost. Well I was bored one day and in the end, it only cost me $6 in a zipper and bias tape because everything else you see in the bodice was leftover from other projects.

UPDATED: http://www.amberunmasked.com/costume-dcnu-52-wonder-woman-variation/

Monday, September 19, 2011

Harley Quinn & Rumor costume for sale

I have reluctantly posted my HARLEY QUINN costume on etsy. Please read through all of the details about the suit's design, what is included or not included, and it's condition.

I've also relisted my Neon Harley suit that was made as a test for this outfit.

I've just added my UMBRELLA ACADEMY RUMOR costume as well.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sign up for the Superhero Charity Weekend at Comic Fusion Oct 29-30

(908) 788-0599
ComicFusion.com - shop's main site
Art auction gallery - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150348187395087.397387.745845086
General informaion - http://www.amberunmasked.com/the-all-new-women-of-wonder-day-for-domestic-violence-awareness-oct-30/

Superhero Weekend is a 2-day celebration at Comic Fusion in Flemington, NJ. Oct 29-30, 2011. Activities include the comic art auction, raffles, exclusive purchases, photo opportunities with costumed heroes, and a chance to meet some of our artists.

Sign up to be on our Costumed Character List! We do have some specific guidelines. We ask for the characters to be friendly for all ages - non-violent, non-scary. No horror movie characters, no zombies, no machetes, etc.

The 501st will be there at least one day that we're aware of. They're always a huge hit!

There is a lot behind the stores accessible from Main Street and also Bloomfield Ave. There's usually plenty of street parking. Most spaces are technically 2 or 3 hour spots but they are rarely chalked.