He he the things I wear to work 😀
I love this shirt! I purchased it about 4 years ago, however I put on a bit of weight and it became a little tight in the chest area, I was super bummed. But then, I saw a buzz feed article on how to update old clothing. You can check out the DIY’s here —> 31 T-Shirt DIY’s
So after going through the list, I loved the idea of adding lace to the sides.
Here is a side shot showing off the added lace 😀
How do you update some of your favorite old tops?
Because anything could happen during a convention. Having an emergency kit is key! Trust me, I was so thankful for my styling kit last year when my zipper broke on my sakura gown 😀
So today, I wanted to share an awesome site and if you are on the East Coast this place is a wonderland for day to day needs, styling needs, and cosplay needs!
So the one place myself and my fellow fashion stylists use a lot is Manhattan Wardrobe Supply. This site has almost everything anyone could ask for, granted you can get a lot of these things at craft stores, but when shopping in bulk, and not wanting to run around to a ton of stores, it is definitely worth it.
Here are some of the essentials I keep on hand for freelance and for my convention days:
Something I always have! Double Sided Body Tape, you never know when a problem could arise.
Double sided Extra Hold Tape, perfect for heavy duty jobs.
For those pesky deodorant stains.
Great Strap for low back outfits.
Need some cleavage?
For when you can’t wear a bra. These are awesome little things to have.
Awesome seamless thong for those tight costumes.
Another awesome staple. For when you can’t have any lines.
The men’s version. Another awesome staple. For when you can’t have any lines .
Great for Flats!
To Make Heels more comfortable, Tape your 3rd and fourth toes together.
This is great for making shoes more comfortable!
This padding is a must in my kit, its great for shoes and guards against blisters.
Great for fixing zippers.
Zipper Kit for those breaking days.
These are great for walking on grass and on wet pavement.
I haven’t used these yet, but I have heard amazing things about it.
For those delicate fabrics and appliques
Helps repair snags in Knits and wovens.
Great life saver for when you have a stuck zipper.
Great for cons!
While, Clear nail polish works just as well, I love having this in my kit.
I use this for steaming clothing. When there is a bad wrinkle and its needs a little more.
No matter what, I always have these on hand.
Jewelry Cleaner kit.
For Utter emergencies in costuming.
For Fraying Fabrics
This is pretty handy with pulls in sweaters. But razors can work as well.
I actually use this, instead of water when ironing, removes wrinkles with ease.
I love these Seam Rippers. They make life very easy, they slice right through threads with ease and quickness.
I carry these everywhere! They are small, but great for snipping threads and small tags.
Awesome for Zipper problems, jewelry problems, and for props.
I keep these on hand, just in case of any alterations needed.
Purse Sized Emergency Kit
Awesome for propping in photographs, make objects look like they are floating.
Mole Skin, great for padding.
Amazing for propping and making fabric stiff and bendable.
Gorilla Tape and Gorilla Glue are definite staples in my kit.
Great for glass props and jewelry.
Always a Staple
Awesome for props.
Check out this awesome one stop shop —> Manhattan Wardrobe Supplies
They now carry Worbla, Wonderflex, and Fosshape —> Cosplay Supplies
They also have a great selection of beauty supplies —> Pro Beauty Supplies
What kind of products do you keep in your convention kit?
Disclaimer: These products were purchased by me and the opinions expressed here are mine and mine only.
So back in reality I am a Fashion Photo Stylist. I am the lead stylist for the e-commerce platform for a major retailer. It is busy, but always fun. Anyway, every quarter we complete a portfolio piece to keep the creative juices flowing. Last year, my photographer Pat and I decided to get out of the studio for a day and with that in mind we came up with a Lolita inspired photo shoot.
I hope you enjoy 😀