This year, I decided I needed to step up my ‘traveling with costumes’ game in addition to my cosplay game. This afternoon, I bought a pair of garment bags which I will try out, compare, and contrast while traveling to Dragon Con.
The good news today is that, thanks to the generosity of a friend, I get to take ALL the long dresses (and my Jedi cloak, of course) to this year’s Dragon Con! I talk briefly about which costumes I’ll be bringing, and how excited I am about Dragon Con.
At the end of a quiet day, I talk about the costume progress I made today and reply to one of my fellow DDoP podcasters’ shows. Once again, no in-depth editing or music because it’s a work night and I need to get to bed.
This is my Dog Days of Podcasting episode for Sunday, August 13, 2017. It was the last night of GISHWHES tonight, and I helped one of my local participants complete two of the items on this year’s list! In this episode, I share my story from tonight.
This is my Dog Days of Podcasting episode for Monday, August 7. In this episode, I share the latest updates on my costuming efforts, including the unexpected revival of a cosplay project that was shelved almost four years ago. It was a very productive day today, so I had quite a bit to talk about in this episode.
The theme song for The Thread Safe Podcast is “Puzzle Pieces,” by Lee Rosevere, from the album Music for Podcasts 2, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license and is available via freemusicarchive.org.
This is my Dog Days of Podcasting episode for Thursday, August 3, 2017. In this episode, I share the contents of my sewing to-do list for this Sunday, and my motivations for creating the most accurate set of Jedi robes I possibly can.
No theme music today, because my portable hard drive wouldn’t cooperate while I was recording and editing. (Connecting the USB cable while my old laptop was turned off, then booting it up, did the trick.)
This is my Dog Days of Podcasting episode for Wednesday, August 2, 2017. This episode is a follow-up to my final Thread Snippings episode from last year’s DDoP challenge (which I recorded and uploaded via my SoundCloud account). In that episode, “An Encounter with the Sith,” I talked about marching alongside a fellow Star Wars costumer during our local Fourth of July parade. I saw that guy again at this year’s parade, and in the true Star Wars spirit, I reached out and befriended the man behind the mask.
I walked back to my hotel room to rest, eat a snack, and relax for a bit before the Parsec Awards. Since the awards presentation was a formal occasion, I also wanted to put my robe on for it. When … Continue reading →
On Sunday, I slept in a little later than I had on Saturday, and took the time to do my hair and put on makeup. I dressed in the same costume as I had the previous afternoon (better, longer tabards, … Continue reading →
This is my Dog Days of Podcasting episode for Tuesday, August 23. (My goal is to get Movie Chat with the Movie Night Crew out on a regular biweekly release schedule, so this should have been my DDoP episode for Monday the 22nd, but I didn’t look back at my previous blog posts and realize I’d released my first Movie Chat episode on a Monday until after I’d already uploaded my podcast file for the day on Monday evening. Oops. Live and learn.)
The main content of this episode was recorded on Sunday, February 28, 2016. This is the episode of Movie Chat that I mentioned, and promised to get out this month, in a previous episode of Thread Snippings. In preparation for that night, I wrote a mini-essay on our featured movie of the evening (The Seven Samurai), its relationship with Star Wars, and my progress on my Jedi costume up to that point. I read that episode on-pod in this episode.
- I mentioned on-pod that I would be sure to include a picture of myself in the show notes, so here it is. This picture was taken the night we made this recording (Feb. 28).
- Here is a (very informal) list of the reference materials I used to write my essay:
- Theme song for Movie Chat with the Movie Night Crew: “Look Busy,” by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.
- Transition sound effect: “lightsaber3” by gyzhor, found at freesound.org.