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DDoP 2017 Ep07: Thread Snippings 018: A Day of Costume Progress

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.

DDoP 2017 Ep03: Thread Snippings 017: Amy’s To-Do List

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.)

DDoP 2017 Ep02: Thread Snippings 016: Return of the Encounter with the Sith

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.

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DDoP 2016 Ep04: Thread Snippings 002: Robe Version 2

This is another Dog Days of Podcasting catch-up episode; this one is for Sunday, August 7.

In this episode, I share the strategy I used to make my Jedi robe. I know the prevailing Jedi wisdom is “Do or do not, there is no try,” but I went into this project with an attitude of “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Does that make me a poor Jedi?* Maybe, but I do believe it has made me a better cosplayer. This is among the most ambitious cosplay projects I’ve ever taken on, so I knew I wasn’t going to succeed completely the first time I tried to make it. Therefore, I strategically planned to make a Version 1 and a Version 2 so that I could make a ton of mistakes on Version 1, then fix them all in Version 2.

Show Notes:

  • Theme song for Thread Snippings: “Puzzle Pieces,” by Lee Rosevere, from the album Music for Podcasts 2. This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license and is available via freemusicarchive.org.
  • * I feel the need to add a disclaimer here to say that I am being somewhat facetious. I don’t really, seriously self-identify as a Jedi for purposes of my everyday life; I just like pretending to be one at conventions and special events. 🙂