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Costume/Cosplay book now available for pre-order!

Posted by Cher Lambeth on November 28, 2016 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Just in time for Cyber Monday, I'm excited to say that my latest book--Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers--is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com! You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Character-Costume-Costumers-Cosplayers/dp/1138816116. It's been a long time in the making, and I'm excited to see it finally come to life!

Costume Book scheduled for release in December!

Posted by Cher Lambeth on September 19, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)
It's been two years in the making, but my third book, Creating the Character Costume, is in the home stretch and finally scheduled for release this coming December! I owe a huge thanks to all the people who helped me in the production of this book--my students at UNC-Charlotte; Jennifer, Kent, and Dawn DeVoll for assisting with photos (and food); Richard, Bella, and Cynthia (Hardesty) Siebigteroth for additional help with photos and food; all my featured costumers and cosplayers who gladly offered their time and talents to complete their individual interviews; and of course my patient and long-suffering editors at Routledge. I couldn't have done it without them all, and I believe this will be a project we'll all be proud to be part of! In addition to finishing the cosplay book, I am also in the final stages of completing my coffee-table zombie book, 'Twas Halloween Evening, with a projected release date of late October. This tongue-in-cheek illustrated poem is written in the style of "Twas the Night Before Christmas, and originally started as a drabble about the zombie apocalypse that my writer's group assigned as one of our writing projects (a drabble is a short work of fiction--around one hundred words--testing the author's ability to express ideas in a confined space). My drabble grew of its own accord until it evolved into a full-length poem, and I had several comments that I should illustrate it and create a book similar to the large, illustrated copies of "Twas the Night Before Christmas. I've been gathering and rendering artwork for it, and have been looking into various publishing options; as it's a very short book, with minimal proofing/editing needed, I've been given to understand it won't take long to produce, and am hoping to have it ready in good time for Halloween!

Costume book is well under way!

Posted by Cher Lambeth on July 27, 2015 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Although I've been working on several smaller writing projects over the past few months (mainly mission reports for 501st events), certainly my largest project is currently the costume/cosplay book.  I recently completed and turned into my editor the book's second installment--approximately 50% of the total book--complete with photographs, and am excited to see all the different components starting to come together!  It's been very interesting to read the stories submitted by my featured costume interviewees (such as Orvis Evans, who worked on the amazing lion puppet featured in the SuperBowl XLIX Halftime Show), and I'm glad for the opportunity to pursue this project.  Although my current edtior at Routledge, Meagan White, is leaving to work with another publishing firm, my book is still on schedule for publication in 2016.  Meagan has been amazing to work with both on this and my previous puppet book; I'll miss working with her, but I definitely congratulate her and wish her the best of luck with her new job!

My latest article in Cox&FX Magazine

Posted by Cher Lambeth on December 9, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Earlier this year, a new web magazine focusing on the genre of costuming, both professionally and just for fun, was launched on-line, and had over 65,000 downloads of its first issue.  Called Cos&FX Magazine, this publication was put out by the creative folks who also manage other genre periodicals such as Pyrate's Way, and features interviews with costume/prop builders, photos of costumes from events all over the country, and great resources for those looking to build their own creations.  Issue #2  was just released the first week of December; not only am I a featured costumer, but I also have an article published in this issue discussing Ghostbusters costuming in honor of the film's 30th anniversary.  You can download the magazine here (http/www.cosfxmag.com/PDF/COSFX002.pdf) and read my article on page 34!  In addition, I'll be joining the Cox&FX team as a contributing editor starting after Issue #4.  I'm looking forward to being on board!

The first advance copy of The Well-Dressed Puppet is out!

Posted by Cher Lambeth on July 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I just received the first advance copy of The Well Dressed Puppet this past weekend!  The actual release date is set for September 23, but it's available for pre-order on Amazon here, and I was glad to see that it's also going to be available on Kindle. It's exciting to see a project I've worked on for so long finally come to life!


In other writing news, I've been in discussion with the publisher/editor of Cos & FX Magazine, Steve Kimball, about the possiblity of working as a contributing writer for this on-line publication. It's fairly new (having just started earlier this year), and I'm excited about the chance of getting in at the start, as it looks like it may do very well.  Steve is also the creator/publisher of Pyrate's Way Magazine, which has attracted millions of readers since it first began; hopefully Cos & FX will do equally well!

Additional Book Updates!

Posted by Cher Lambeth on June 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Well-Dressed Puppet has gone up for pre-order on Amazon, with a new (earlier) projected publication date in late September!  You can place an order here.  The publication date on the order page has been incorrectly listed as July 16, but my editor assures me that the September publication is correct.  It's still out earlier than expected, which is great news--the editing/final publishing process apparently went very smoothly.

In other book news, my newest proposed project, Creating the Character Costume, was enthusiastically passed by theFocal Press review board, and I have a signed contract and even a writing schedule!  The projected publication date for this one is early 2016, but I'm hoping (with luck) that the process will go equally smoothly with this book, and I can have it out earlier. There will be a great deal of work involved, as I now have to begin the interview process with my featured costumers as well as write my own profile segment, but it's a topic I know and love, and I'm looking forward to beginning work on it.

Lastly, I will be a featured writing guest in a few weeks at ConGregate, a new media convention being held in Winston-Salem July 11-13.  I plan to speak about both my ghost and puppet/costuming books, as well as do a reading from my in-progress zombie book 'Twas Halloween Evening. Click on the link for more details!

Book updates!

Posted by Cher Lambeth on April 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I just received the cover page rough for the puppet book--it's looking good!  At the moment, the publication date still stands at mid-October of this year, but that may change depending on how the final editing process goes.  So far, things seem to be moving along right on schedule.

In other book news, my revised proposal for my new costuming book (currently titled Creating the Character Costume:  Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers) goes up for final review with the Focal Press publishing board on April 24th. With luck, I'll receive the contract shortly after that, and can begin to interview featured costumers and start writing/editing.  Updates to follow after the meeting!

New Examiner article up for St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Cher Lambeth on March 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend (Saturday March 15), the Carolina Ghostbusters and Ecto 1 participated in the Eighteenth Annual Charlotte St. Patrick's Day Parade, and the 14th Annual Bar Crawl!  One festival regular among Uptown Charlotte bars is Ri-Ra Irish Pub, a St. Patrick's Day favorite for authentic Irish food, atmosphere, and ghosts.  Read about them here, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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