Saturday, April 9, 2016

Foxxikitten Cos-Creation

It is always interesting to meet Cosplayers because we all come from such diverse backgrounds. Kit Compton is a prime example. Talented costumer and creator, she is also a rather tenacious Lawyer. She devotes a good deal of her time to dressing in costume, with other generous cosplayers, as apart of a regular free event at New World Comics, Superhero School.

  I first met Kit at a Steampunk event nearly 5 years ago. I recall the first time I met her. She was dressed as Steampunk Leia. It was an event where many in our vast circle of geek friends met. I have seen her costumes evolved over the years. She's very dedicated to creating her costumes. Sewing spandex, restyling wigs, dealing with contacts, and experimenting with body paint.

The struggles do not stop there. Any cosplayer can attest that once in costume, other issues pop up.

The foremost? No pockets.

Now, that isn't exactly always the case but the majority of the time it is. You know, we cosplayers like to eat and buy stuff too. It's always a hassle to find a convenient place to stash the cash, business cards, or even our I.D.'s - for those of us [21+] who need to make a quick trip to the bar for a stiff drink. Cosplay is a struggle, y'all.

Kit's solution?

Geek worthy small handbags & cross-body bags. Each one unique and crafted to accent your cosplay.

Her company Foxxikitten Cos-Creations offers a variety of licensed print bags and even billfolds. She sells locally in a new geek-tastic store called My Chic Geek located in Oklahoma City. The only other way to get your hands on her fantastic products? Facebook via her page shop.

Not a cosplayer? This isn't some exclusive line where you are required to don tights and a cape. Her bags and billfolds are great for any geek and nerd.

You can also follow her Cosplay page - Foxxikitten Cosplay for further updates about new products or just to see her amazing costumes.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Tracy Batty of Fantasy Couture

Tracy Batty is the talented designer behind Fantasy Couture. She is a costume, formal wear, and cosplay designer whose inspiration is derived from the realms of fantasy and tomes of historical fashion. She also has a Gothic apparel line for those whose hearts are as black as a Raven's feather. She specializes in Masquerade ball gowns and Fantasy Bridal/Formal Wear.

Recently, Tracy has embarked on creating a new line. Affordable Costume wear that you can mix and match to create your own look for a variety of occasions.
She recently unveiled two new designs. The most recent that is now available in her Etsy store - Ouroboros Captains Mantel with a High Collar. The other design, not yet available in her store, is a stunning slim fit jacket that is fabulous for Dandies & Ladies alike. It is a design that I would love to add to my Steampunk costumes.

She is currently having a Summer Liquidation sale on many of her amazing pieces - corsets, skirts, and more.
I can attest to the quality of her designs and work. I have two of her fabulous skirts hanging in my closet. They are two lovely additions to my Steampunk Wardrobe.

Be sure to follow her on Facebook: Tracy Michelle Fantasy Costume Designer 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Retro Sparkles - The Fashion Blog

  Recently, I decided to launch an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to allow me to launch my dream - Retro Sparkles. The reasons are long and full of sighs. If you are curious enough you can check out the on-going campaign to get the full details. During some setup and reading articles about the best way to launch fundraising campaigns the thought occurred to me that a fashion blog would be a great addition to my website.

 So, here you and I are. The beginning of that blog. From time to time there will be guest bloggers and possibly a few videos. While there are numerous fashion & beauty sites out there to give you the low down on the how's and what's - I hope that RS will be a standout from the mundane. There will be DIY's, there will be informative posts, and there will be a few "How To's". There will also be perspectives from various fashion/make-up savvy writers.

  Come with me on this journey. Check out the main website to see what we are all about.


Bekah June
Owner, Retro Sparkles