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BonKyuBOMBGIRL Studios is a costume shop specializing in cosplay & all things bunny suits! Check out my personal cosplay gallery to see some of the special costumes I have sewn throughout the years.

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Get to know us! A behind the scenes look at what goes on at BKBGstudios. :)

 

Gaby Teller (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) Progress Photos

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If I had the budget, I would make all of her outfits from this movie.

Both the coat & the dress took several mock-ups before I was ready to cut into the actual fabric. I had to sort of battle with the fact that her body shape is quite different from mine. Since it looked like I was wearing a potato sack when I first made up her dress, I took it in in the waist & shoulders.

My patterning skills are messy but they get the job done.

My patterning skills are messy but they get the job done.

Mock-up #2 showed much more promise after the revisions! I wish I could put on a loose flowing dress & call it a day. But I think part of being a good seamstress/tailor is knowing what compliments your body shape.

The lapped zipper was easier than I thought but still a little tricky since the fabric had stretch to it. I had to go back & clean up a few areas.

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Queen Gaby's dress was a dream to make & I'm pretty proud of the finished product. Putting in the lining was somehow harder than making the dress itself, but its done & I'm happy its over with. I hope to get a lot of good use out of this piece, since its so wearable!

Someone please take me to the steps in Rome!

Someone please take me to the steps in Rome!

Welt pockets & bound buttonholes! Worth learning if you have the time. They're honestly not so bad. The most tedious part in my opinion is making the buttonhole openings in the facing. Making sure they all lined up was a little nerve wracking @.@

That awesome moment when all the stripes match up. :) Sometimes detail is worth the extra time.

Little Chopshop Girl~

Little Chopshop Girl~

Behind the scenes of our photo shoot at the studio! Brit is keeping my 1960's beehive hairdo in check. :)

"Hey, that's me!"

"Hey, that's me!"

For the complete photo set & sewing details, check out the Gaby Teller page in my Cosplay Gallery!

xx BKBG

How I Rhinestone My Props!

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It's no secret that I love anything encrusted in rhinestones. I made a video showing you guys how I like to rhinestone my cosplay props! I used these techniques for multiple projects, including my Katniss Everdeen Wedding Dress cage!


Items used:
E600 Glue
Tweezers
Rhinestones

I like to buy my rhinestones from QRhinestones on Etsy. They have great prices for beautiful quality stones. The ones I used in this video were size ss20 in Dark Siam. For Katniss, I also used size ss20 in AB Crystal Aurore.

The first technique is great for when you have two free hands (meaning you don't have to hold your prop in one of your hands). With the tube in hand, I squeeze out a bit of glue at a time. Grab a rhinestone with your tweezer & lightly dab it in the glue. A little bit goes a long way! I like to have my rhinestones spread out & facing upwards so I can quickly grab & glue :)

The second technique is a little more wasteful in terms of glue, but it's honestly a time saver compared to having to put down the E600 after every rhinestone. Since the glue dries relatively fast, don't dispense too much on your paper towel. The faster you get a rhinestoning, the less glue you'll end up wasting along the way. Hang in there!

Check out my video tutorial & let me know your thoughts. :) If you end up bedazzling something of your own, I'd love to see your creations. Best of luck & take care!

xx BKBG