Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I have had so much fun with customizing my
Ben Linus LOST Mego. There is such a
wealth of costume changes for him on and off island.
I knew I wanted to include "The Purge"
when customizing him.
The jumpsuit was made by Mego Museum
seamtress Theressa. I added the pocket
personalization with an iron-on transfer.
The gas mask was purchased on eBay. It was
described as a "child-sized" for a 1:6 scale figure.
It was the closest thing I could find to fit 1:9 scale
so I trimmed it down and shortened the straps to
fit Ben properly. The bag was another eBay purchase,
a binocular bag for a 1:6 figure, but was the perfect
size for a LOST Mego.
I found the gas cannister by following one of the links
It was also intended for a 1:6 scale figure, but was
correct size for the death gas Ben used on his father.
Polar Bear was the 15th print released in
The LOST Underground Art Project, Series 1.
I am so grateful to my friend, Karen Wikander,
for obtaining it for me. I was seriously injured
the weekend it was released and she stepped
in as an amazing "poster buddy".
I framed it some time ago, but only just realized
I had not posted it before now.
My print is #241/300
Just for Fun...
I placed my Mego-scaled polar bear in the high grass
(aka a clump of leaves from some spring bulbs)
in a similar pose to the print.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I was inspired by Dharma Rainbow's benefit to raise money
for the National Wildlife Federation.
The complete story here:
Six days, six clues, and the result was original
LOST art that was awarded to the person who
solved the riddle. A second LOST Stamp Collection
was auctioned on eBay.
I did not solve the puzzle, nor win the auction.
But I was so intrigued with the idea that
I assembled the collection on my own.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
The Kindle edition of
LOST Humanity: The Mythology and Themes of LOST
was released March 11. The cost is only $3.99.
I have enjoyed Pearson Moore's LOST recaps for some
time, so I was very excited to purchase and read his book.
For now, the Kindle edition is the only format available.
But I am hoping a print version will be released soon.
I would like to add the book to my LOST library.
The print version is now available!
The print version is now available!
I recently purchased a set of
Dhama Initiative Floor Plans & Orientation Package
for Station 3 "The Swan"
from Paradigm Studios.
There are 8 sheets in the package,
each measuring 17" x 11".
The package is jam-packed with information.
The cover page is embossed with a raised seal near the bottom.
Page 2 - Orientation Information
Page 3 - Upper Level Plan View
Page 4 - Lower Level Plan View
Page 5 - Station Arrangements
Page 6 - Island Map and Location
Page 7 - Dharma Iconography
Page 8 - Dharma Food Labels
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The Hurley figure from Bif Bang Pow! is constructed
in such a way that I had to make compromises in
dressing him in his Dharma jumpsuit.
Hurley's girth is derived form a small pillow sewn
into the blue Tshirt he came dressed in.
A similar, but smaller pillow is sewn into
the plaid pajama pants to pad his hiney.
I couldn't figure out a way to make a jumpsuit for
Hurley, incorporating his existing wardrobe for
proper padding (that didn't make him look pregnant),
so I went the easy route and ordered
a Mego "fat body" sized jumpsuit from
Theressa, the Mego Museum seamstress.
I purchased a "fat body" from
and popped Hurley's head on it.
.....but this presented an additional issue.
The skin tone for LOST Megos is much lighter
than the original and reproduction Megos.
I wasn't as concerned about the hands, but
the discrepancy was very apparent at the neckline.
So Hurley has a dickey.
I added the pocket personalization and
Dharma chef logo to the jumpsuit with
iron-on transfers. I added brown shoes,
also from CTVT
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Once again, Twitter proved to be a valuable resource
for finding unique and awesome items to add to my
collection. I initially followed this link:
and saw an amazing collection of custom
LOST Vinylmations by Cesar Diaz.
There was an interview posted with Cesar Diaz that
indicated the LOST Vinylmations were for sale.
I contacted him immediately and placed an order for
Charlie. He was delivered yesterday.
The island is cleverly depicted on the Vinylmation ears.
Cesar paid great attention to detail,
even including "Fate" painted on Charlie's
Charlie stands about 3" tall. He is signed,
dated and numbered on the bottom.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
As soon as I saw the Dharma jumpsuits my friend Scott
had made for his Megos, (see lostmego.blogspot.com)
I knew I would be ordering some as well.
Truthfully, I attempted to make them on my own,
but I am not accustomed to working on such a small scale
and my sewing machine did not cooperate either.
Theressa, a seamstress at Mego Museum did a wonderful
job. I added the personalization on the pocket and the
Dharma logo patch.
Kate gets right to work on the Dharma Date car.
After a busy morning, Kate breaks for a delicious lunch
prepared by Dharma Chef Hurley.
The Dharma placemats are miniature versions of some
I made for myself: Geek Chic Dharma Dining
and finally, Kate thanks Hurley for a delicious meal.