Thursday, September 22, 2016

Return to Moulin Rouge

Debra Haden sparkled last night as a dancer from the Moulin Rouge. She had just finished this costume and was kind enough to share it with us. Thanks Debra!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Back in Black

The inimitable Stacy Walker killed it Wednesday as Black Widow, (with her great arsenal of weapons) bringing our favorite action heroine to life. Stacy says she just threw the costume together, but it sure works! Thanks Stacy!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Klimt and Showgirls

A few weeks back Daniella Traub starred as a great Klimt poster girl, very art nouveau. This past Wednesday Taryn Piana brought her Vegas showgirl best to our little stage. Viva Las Vegas!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Southern Gothic

We had artist/musician Mather Louth (Heathen Apostles, check out her band on youtube, very cool) posing a few weeks back with a great multi-layered costume that was hard to capture even at an hour per drawing! Thanks Mather, great job.

Friday, July 15, 2016

War and Peace

A couple from the last few weeks, Laura Napoli starred as our peaceful Renaissance gal, and last Wednesday was Catherine Weiss as a dangerous wilding warrior. Thanks ladies!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Anime Swordplay

We had a great new model last night, Kat Thavornkant. She makes her own amazing cosplay costumes complete with all the bells and whistles. And swords. And cat ears. ( I can't remember what the character name is for this costume, but it looked great!) Thanks Kat!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


The lovely Aryiel Hartman was our lounge/jazz singer last week, lots of black on black with sparkles and feather boa. It was Aryiel's first time here, hope to have her back soon, thanks Aryiel!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Black Canary Strikes Back

The name Black Canary doesn't sound particularly dangerous,but this bird is kicking ass and taking names! (Why do action heroes take names anyway?..) Rachel Bailit was here Wednesday night and did a heroic job. Thanks Rachel! ( I don't know why the seated pose looks so much like Scarlett Johansson, but I'll take it!)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Annie Oakley Rides Again

Marissa Gomez was back with her awesome Annie Oakley character last week. Bullseye! She also brought a CD of her new album, Marissa Gomez and the Ghosts of Echo Park, a collection of great jazz tunes you should definitely check out. Thanks Marissa!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dangerous and Demure

Some sketches from the last few weeks. On the demure side, the lovely Debra Haden doing a Bob McGinnis paperback cover. At the dangerous end, 3 sketches of Daniella Traub as Mrs. Peel complete with pistol, and the mysterious Larva as a film Noir assassin. Thanks for the fine posing!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Aliens, Sinbad and the Queen of Evil

We've had some great variety in models and themes in the last few weeks. Keith Klanderrud did a great Sinbad the sailor, Xine Zanillo was super as a colonial marine from Aliens, and Taryn Piana was evil incarnate, or something to that effect. Great costume so theme didn't matter! Thanks to all our great models.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Moulin Rouge 2

The wonderful Sara Streeter returns as a can-can dancer, bringing old Paris to life. At least as I imagine it, haven't been there. I was fairly happy with all the sketches last night (for a change) and only had to do some minor photoshop changes (oops, is that leg a little long?..) Thanks Sara, magnifique!