Vitamin Gay

GLBT Related Politics, Music & Art Reviews

Featured on Fandom Base, L.D. Original Adventure Time Scarf March 27, 2013

I’m a big big fan of the show adventure time and especially the back story of Marceline the vampire queen & the Ice King, who is the former anthropologist Simon Petrikov, they’re very good characters and in honor of the latest episode chronicling their back story together, I made a special quilted, fleece sewn appliqué on double layered felt backing scarf w/both of them on it…and guess what…

WE GOT FEATURED ON MEME BASE’S FANDOM BASE FRONT PAGE!

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I’m so proud! Its quite the feather in my cap, especially considering that this is about the third or fourth time I’ve tried to get featured on there or on must have cute and the firs success.  The scarves are available for purchase in my etsy, along w/lots of new costume listings, tutus, pride treats, candies, and fabulous new paintings by my shop partner Diva Lesé, who is a very talented watercolor artist.

Be sure to stop by meme base and/or my shop & show this tranny artist some love ;).

sorry i haven’t been on in quite some time, life has been crazy hectic.

 

now for unoffensive, but shameless, self promotion June 23, 2012

as you my readers know, I have an etsy store front! :O I’m a tailor/costumer and all around artist and I sell my various wares there in my shop.  What you may not know is that I also sell vintage stuff there…like typewriters, vintage vinyl, antique hats and so forth.  Be sure to check back often for the regular stock updates, I add items at least twice a week :).

I also have a nice and expanding variety of drag queen accessories, garter belts, thong underwear (and soon bras), corsets (photos coming soon), shoes and more.

Help support a starving trans artist pay the bills and start his savings pile for that elusive top surgery (I’ll start running a tally once I’ve got something in there…currently I’ve got $1, help me add to it 😀 & wish me luck!)

Much love! and enjoy the last of Pride Month 2012 (someone have a scotch old fashioned for me please? i no can has booze 😦 )

 

Tell your friends, beautiful wedding garb, GLBT friendly designer May 12, 2012

***NOW AVAILABLE TO TAKE ON NEW WEDDING GOWN COMMISSIONS!
TAILOR/DRESS MAKER & MORE FOR HIRE!!***

One of a kind bespoke clothier specializing in custom fit clothing for the GLB & Trans community, costuming & props for drag artists & other performers, wedding & formal wear (men & women’s), plus size women’s wear and clothing for the petite gentlemen (but I’ll work with any size), also offering a wide variety of accessories and much, MUCH MORE! Currently running a special on custom order wedding gowns, have a look right here- http://www.etsy.com/listing/99450434/southern-belle-bustleswag-wedding-gown

I am trained in- sewing, pattern & fashion design (I make ALL my own patterns), crafting & accessory making, costume replication & cosplay gear (making reproductions of costumes from movies, anime and other such sources), corsets & undergarments, etc.

I specialize in working w/the GLBT community, but I work with anyone.
I charge $10hr for my services, design consultations are free (I even include a free, custom fit dress form which I also make myself, see photo links below). If you have a costume you want replicated I WILL need photo references (as many as possible). On average wedding gown packages start at around $900 (this price quote includes supply costs)

Remember, to get that custom fit to achieve the perfect look you crave, be unique, wear an original.

To see my portfolio visit here- http://ldcustomcouture.carbonmade.com/projects/4312788#1

To see my online store front visit here- http://www.etsy.com/shop/LDORIGINALS

*rate quotes include supply costs in the total, minimum down payment is necessary to start any new project (down payment varies depending on size of project & the amount of supplies needed).

Email me prior to ordering to make sure I have a window open for your wedding. I will require a minimum of 8 weeks, up to a max of 12 weeks. Any faster will incur a rush fee.

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Custom hair accent clip w/mock veil

View of the gown from behind

The blushing bride

double w/dress

Duct tape body double

(all photos from the wedding, courtesy of T&R Boyd Photography of Portland- http://www.trboyd.com/photography/index.html)

 

Then & Now- 2008 vs. 2012

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comparing how i looked in 2008 when i got married and how i look compared to my blood relatives in particular…oh yeah, STILL be best lookin one of the bunch (and the smartest)…
the brains, the beauty…i got the full package
EAT IT HONEY!!!! *SNAP*
just wanted to share a photo comparison i put together, the main photo is a group shot from my wedding day, the two on the right hand side are two photos of me from this week, the one of me in my yellow hoody from only a few minutes ago.  I wanted to compare & contrast the images, not just to see how my face has changed & aged over all since then, but to compare how much facial hair my brothers had vs. how much MORE I have. EAT IT!
*NOTE- in 2008 I had been on hormones for just over a year
(to those who don’t know, i’m not on terms w/my family at ALL, this was the LAST time i saw them and w/any luck, it’ll stay that way :D…hard as it may be for some to understand, sometimes you’re just better off and as an adult you have the right to say NO to the abuse…so i said NO! NO MORE!)
 

And now a word from our sponsors… May 8, 2012

excuse my shameless self advertising but, lookin for work & I figure posting this anywhere I know I get traffic is a good idea, CHEERS! (next article to post to VG- the incredibly gay cast of Frasier, an in deepth look at gay actors on the show…hint, it wasn’t just David Hyde Pierce and I’ll bet you’ll be surprised by at least one of them 😉 )

***NOW AVAILABLE TO TAKE ON NEW COMMISSIONS!
TAILOR/DRESS MAKER & MORE FOR HIRE!!***

One of a kind bespoke clothier specializing in custom fit clothing for the GLB & Trans community, costuming & props for drag artists & other performers, wedding & formal wear (men & women’s), plus size women’s wear and clothing for the petite gentlemen (but I’ll work with any size), also offering a wide variety of accessories and much, MUCH MORE!

I am trained in- sewing, pattern & fashion design (I make ALL my own patterns), crafting & accessory making, costume replication & cosplay gear (making reproductions of costumes from movies, anime and other such sources), corsets & undergarments, etc.

I specialize in working w/the GLBT community, but I work with anyone.
I charge $10hr for my services, design consultations are free (I even include a free, custom fit dress form which I also make myself, see photos). If you have a costume you want replicated I WILL need photo references (as many as possible).

Remember, to get that custom fit to achieve the perfect look you crave, be unique, wear an original.

To see my portfolio visit here- http://ldcustomcouture.carbonmade.com/projects/4312788#1

To see my online store front visit here- http://www.etsy.com/shop/LDORIGINALS

*rate quotes include supply costs in the total, minimum down payment is necessary to start any new project (down payment varies depending on size of project & the amount of supplies needed).

**Pictured below are photos from the wedding I tailored this spring for a good friend, the total package cost $1040(including fabric, supplies & all…$860 for the tailoring fees) and included the following- free consultation & design session, free body double (hand tailored, duct tape dress form I designed, ensures a perfect, customized fit), wedding gown w/accessories (crinoline, garter & hair accessory), grooms best and flower girl dress. Schedule your consultation TODAY!

(all photos from the wedding, courtesy of T&R Boyd Photography of Portland- http://www.trboyd.com/photography/index.html)

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Wedding Garb1 by ~LDOriginals on deviantART

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Wedding Garb4 by ~LDOriginals on deviantART

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Wedding Garb6 by ~LDOriginals on deviantART

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body double by ~LDOriginals on deviantART

 

Who DIDN’T See This One Coming? August 17, 2011

OK…so we all know that New York state passed a same sex marriage resolution that took effect a few weeks ago, and who’d a thunk it, but there’s a clerk at the registrars who refuses to sign gay marriage licenses because its against her religion. (read all about it HERE)

If I was this persons boss I would give them a warning, letting them know that YES you ARE entitled to YOUR religious beliefs, however when you took this job you AGREED to sign marriage licenses, that is your JOB.  If you continue to fail to do your job, you will be let go…and if they continue to do so FIRE THEM.  I’m sorry but its the same thing as it is with a pharmacist who happens to be christian refusing to fill birth control prescriptions, um YOUR JOB is that of a pharmacist, YOU fill the prescription and keep your damned religious beliefs to yourself! Religions is NOT in your job description and in no case do you have the right to force your beliefs on someone else especially not in such a manner.

Sorry this entry is so brief and that I haven’t been writing as much but I feel redundant if I write too often about politics etc.  because really I have the same thing to say about most of the political shit happening these days as its all (or seems to be) religiously related…churches whining about endoctrinating their childrens, projection much? etc and so forth and oh lordy lord TEH GAYS CAN MARRY!! TIS THE END TIMES FO SHO!! just gets old…been trying to focus on the positive in my life and life in general…to keep up with me when i’m not updating this written blog, follow my Vlogs LETS ALL BE NEUROTIC and WELCOME TO MY CELL (hotlinked), and thank you as always for reading :), your viewership is appreciated! much love and GAY PRIDE!

Pretty flowers in front of one of the houses I pass daily on my way to the market in the AM.

 

A little slideshow treat August 1, 2011

Did this up this morning special for you guys, hope you enjoy it…its a slide show of a BUNCH of my macro nature photography set to music by the band Earth Trybe, its a rainbow of natural color & I hope you get as much enjoyment out of it as I do.

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