In Memoriam of Harold Ramis

Yesterday I received some of the saddest news: Harold Ramis passed away. It took a while for it to sink in.  As a long time fan of his work, I came to the realization of what a huge loss this was to the world.  All over Facebook and Twitter people are posting that they willContinue reading “In Memoriam of Harold Ramis”

The Moore Tornado Benefit – Helping Children Heal

Thursday from 2pm to 8pm JediOKC, the Oklahoma City based collectors/costuming club got together at Journey Church in Norman Oklahoma to throw a benefit with many other organizations to provide a family night for the workers and all the children effected by the Moore Oklahoma tornado that ripped through Moore back in May. Ryan McKinleyContinue reading “The Moore Tornado Benefit – Helping Children Heal”

A Galaxy Not Too Far Away

“G” is for Galaxy, and in a galaxy not too far away I had the opportunity to entertain the crowd who came out to watch the Oklahoma City Barons play hockey.  (I know the “G” here is a stretch, but go with me.  It was a blast). I am a member of a local StarContinue reading “A Galaxy Not Too Far Away”

Avengers Assemble: Our Evening at the Avengers Premiere

As most of you know who follow this blog, I built a ’40’s era Captain America costume and a Bucky Barnes costume for my son Conner.  We descended on the Avengers premiere Friday night at the Moore, Oklahoma Warren Theater to find a line of people circling the building for the 7:00pm 3d IMAX show.Continue reading “Avengers Assemble: Our Evening at the Avengers Premiere”

Captain America Makes His First Appearance…at Walmart

Today was a great day.  I premiered my hand made Captain America and Bucky costumes at the H.U.G.s Project fundraiser at the Belle Isle Walmart in Edmond, Oklahoma.  We received many compliments, my goggles continually fogged up, I heard some great stories and hopefully helped our American servicemen and women receive much needed care packages.Continue reading “Captain America Makes His First Appearance…at Walmart”

How to Make a 1940’s Style Captain America Shield: Part 2

The next step in creating a great looking 1940’s Cappy shield is the strap and the handle.  First, I cut a strip of thin brown leather that had already been dyed. I used an awl to poke holes in the leather, then I sewed the end of the strap to the handle and then woundContinue reading “How to Make a 1940’s Style Captain America Shield: Part 2”

How to Make a 1940’s Style Captain America Shield: Part 1

Some of you may know that I am busy working on a 1940’s style Captain America costume for the Avengers movie premiere on May 4th.   We will be appearing at the Warren IMax Theater.  I will be accompanied by Bucky Barnes (my son), Thor, Tony Stark, Black Widow, Wasp, and Loki.  I used toContinue reading “How to Make a 1940’s Style Captain America Shield: Part 1”