CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

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The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.
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CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

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The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Continue reading

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line. Continue reading

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

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The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 34,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.
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CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 34,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line. Continue reading

CHS Pics | Night Out 2016 takes over Capitol Hill streets

Outside City Market they were grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. Neighbors dragged patio furniture into the street at 21st and Roy to enjoy a potluck dinner. In the Capitol Hill Tool Library alley they were making ice cream with an old school ice cream maker — a device you can check-out and use yourself.

Block parties around Capitol Hill brought neighbors together Tuesday night as part of Seattle’s annual Night Out — a celebration of safe streets and neighborhoods supported by the Seattle Police Department.

CHS was there to capture some of the lawn game and BBQ action. Send us photos from your shindig so we can showoff your block.

If you were busy with election night parties, you don’t have to wait for next August or SPD to close a street or celebrate on a sidewalk. The city supports block parties by making it easy — and free — to shut down your (non-arterial) street. Continue reading

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

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The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 32,000 photographs -— most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line –- our roster is full for general assignments but pitch us on an idea.
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CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

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The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 31,000 photographs -— most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line –- our roster is full for general assignments but pitch us on an idea.

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CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

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The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 31,000 photographs -— most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line –- our roster is full for general assignments but pitch us on an idea.

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CHS Pics | Emerald City Comicon 2016 with Martian Girl

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(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

Christy Lee Elliott is a bartender and social media manager at Linda’s and works as a prop fabricator, painter, and mold fabricator at Ghost Ride Productions in Bellevue. For six years she has combined the two lines of work by organizing Linda’s Prom.

Elliot is also a big fan of the movie Mars Attacks!Tim Burton’s 1996 classic comedic sci-fi. So when it came time to choose a cosplay costume for Emerald City Comicon 2016, held this past weekend at the convention center at the base of Capitol Hill, the film’s iconic Martian Girl character was an obvious pick.

Over 20 hours went into painting spirals on the Martian dress, which was sewn together with the help of Elliot’s mom, “very talented seamstress” in her own right. That 20 hours did not include making the Martian gun, the wig construction, the handbag, or eyeball ring.

The costume was a hit. Elliot was stopped dozens of times by ECCC attendees in the three hours CHS spent with her at the Washington State Convention Center. We asked Elliot a few questions about her experience. Continue reading