Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Little Cosplay Update

I got the wig!!!!!  I finally got my Vorfeed wig and I totally adore it.  ^_^  It’s the perfect color and length.  I totally love it.  ^_^ I got this type wig.  It is totally awesome!

As for the fabric and other materials for Vorfeed, so far I am gathering the rest of what I need.  I already have enough fabric for the main dress and the cape.  I love capes!  I’m using a Casa Collection Satin from Joanns Fabrics and Crafts.  It looks just right and is rather easy to work with in my opinion.  I have the ribbon as well.  Because I am rather petite, I am using a 1 5/16” pink ribbon for the pink ties and decorations.  So far all the colors match perfectly.  I’m amazed at how perfect the color combination is.  It is truly a miracle.

I decided to use feathers for the cape additions since Vorfeed is an angel.  I have yet to get the feathers and am still trying to find a good place to buy them from.  Suggestions are greatly welcome and appreciated.  I also have to get the materials to make the jewels as well.  It’s my first time doing any sort of resin casting and dying so I am both excited and nervous.  I hope I do well.

From now on I will try to keep cosplay and costume updates character specific.  In the past I’ve lumped large amounts of updates into one post for space and time reasons.  Instead I now will keep posts clearly defined and well organized so you can have an easier time finding specific cosplay or costume updates as well as have an easier reading time.  I wish for my blog to be both informative and easy to read.  I also hope to make it fun and enjoyable.  I will try to include more reference photos as well as progress and end result photos.  Though I do not wish to clutter my blog as well.  So expect more updates and more photos.  I just got batteries for my camera too. 

That said, if you have any suggestions for how I can improve my blog please let me know.  Do keep the suggestions to a PG rating as there is a wide range of readers on my blog and I do not wish to my blog to contain any sort of objectionable content. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Voyage of the Dawn Treader Premiere, It’s Today

Well today is the Voyage of the Dawn Treader premiere.  The costumes are nearly done.  My dress for Susan is done except for a hew that I’ll add later.  I decided not to embroider the collar because I did not have time, and I really like the way the dress looks without the embroidered collar.  I’m really happy with the way it turned out.  It looks like Susan’s dress just with my own added twist.  I’m really proud of it.  The only thing I want to change is the collar.  I want to hand sew it on this time. 

Lucy’s outfit is nearly done…ish.  So far I have the pants done.  I’m working on the shirt right now and should have it done in time.  The jerkin is in no way done.  I’m just going to let it go for now and finish it in time for 4-H exhibitions.  I still don’t have the belt or the boots done either.  Oy!  I wish I had more time! 

School is nearly out so I’ll have more time to sew then.  I just wish it gave me more time to work on the premiere costumes.  Well, at least I’ll have most of it done by then.  I’ll just have to make the rest later.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cosplays for Next Year

I've decided on a lot of the cosplays I'm going to make for the next con year.  So far my list is Vorfeed from Lost Universe, Sophia Forrester from Last Exile, Raven in her white outfit from Teen Titans, Susan Pevensie from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,  Maria Ross from Fullmetal Alchemist, and an undecided princess dress. 

I recently have found another character that I adore.  It is Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed.  She is an awesome character and I love her role in the series.  Her dresses are adorable too.   I’m only to the 39th episode of Gundam Seed (I haven’t seen Gundam Seed Destiny yet).  So I have not seen many of her dresses but I love the ones I have.  So far my favorite is her main dress for the first part of the series.

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I also really like her dress that she wears when she’s at her home in the plants.  It’s very pretty, very cute, and very girly. 

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I also really like Cagalli and Mirallia as well.  I like Cagalli’s first fighting outfit the best so far.  I really like some of her other outfits too.  But I don’t think I can pull them off well so I won’t consider them.  Here’s her first fighting outfit. 

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I like Mirallia’s Heliopolis and flightsuit too. 

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I have a lot of other prospective cosplays on my list but I won’t mention them now.  There are a few other cosplays that I could also make this next year because I have the materials for them already.  But since  I don’t know if it’ll actually happen I won’t mention them either. 

Christmas break is in two weeks.  I cannot wait to start working on some of these cosplays.  I want to finish Vorfeed and Raven during the break.  I might work on Sophia and Maia as well.  Also, I plan on getting some more fabric after Christmas so I can start on a couple more cosplays in January.  I want to get three to four cosplays at least halfway done by the end of the break.  That way I’ll have more time for sewing and 4-H projects during the other school breaks and over the summer.  I might add a few more cosplays to my list if I get these done and finish correcting a few of my others.  Other than that, I’m pretty set as far as cosplays go.  As always, it’s really fun to have a lot of cosplays ready to go, but I can only make as many as I can afford. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Less than a Week

It’s less than a week to the US Voyage of the Dawn Treader premiere, and I still have a lot to do.  I have all the fabric for the main parts of both Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit and Susan’s Narnia dress.  I just have to finish all the sewing right now and get the fabric for Lucy’s boots and Susan’s belt. 

So far Susan’s dress is nearly finished.  I completely modified one of the fantasy Simplicity patterns (i don’t know the exact number right now) to make this dress.  It has turned out wonderful so far!!!  The pleats are perfect and I even added my out personal twist with the pleats to Susan’s original design.  It looks so pretty!  The fabric I chose is perfect too.  I have no idea what type of fabric it is because I got it from the clearance section and didn’t think to check the tag for reference.  That’s what you get for having a thirteen minute time limit in the fabric store.  Anyway, the fabric works perfectly.  It has a one way stretch that totally came in handy when I had to fit the dress to me better. 

To finish Susan’s dress I just have to make the collar and embroider it.  I’m using a pattern for the collar so I just have to wing it and see what happens.  I hope it turns out right.  I only have enough to make one collar.  Stupid fund limitations.

As for embroidery, there is no possible way I can get the collar and the other two thirds of the jerkin done in time.  I would have to be The Flash in order for that to happen.  So I’m setting for the next best thing, no embroidery on the collar.  ;_;  I might add the embroidery later, but I kinda doubt it.  The jerkin, on the other hand, is another matter.  I have between one third to one half of the jerkin done.  I did not expect the embroidery to take so long neither did I expect to lose nearly all of my embroidery supplies nor get swamped with a ton of homework before Thanksgiving break.  It’s supposed to be a break right.  So due to my lack of diligence and planning skills, I have to cut a few corners if I want the jerkin to be fairly done in time.  I have a feeling I’ll be sewing every spare and waking minute of this next week in and out of class.  Prepare for a very weak, “yay”.  I’m not looking forward to this.  But I’ll endure anyway. 

The other parts of Lucy’s costume are going well.  I have the pants and the cape done so far.  I still need to make the shirt, which I now have fabric for, and make those darn boots once I find the right fabric.  I really hope the fabric fairy leaves me some material under my pillow this week for good behavior. 

In other news, I have most of my costumes for next year planned out (see next post).  I’m also, finally, making a dress for my mom.  Ok, so it’s more like a full-fledged renaissance outfit, but it’s still a dress.  So far most of the fabric is purchased.  We just have to get the chemise fabric and the coordinating fabric for the opposite side of the bodice.  I almost have the skirt done.  I just have to finish the back closure and the hem.  I want to get all the pieces done by Christmas time so I can surprise mom with them being her presents. 

Other than the above, my sewing has been pretty dull.  School for this year is winding to a close so I hope I can get a lot of sewing done over the break.  I’m hoping to get at least three to four costumes done as well as finish my sister’s Lucy costume and my mom’s renaissance outfit.  It should be blast, a very busy almost stressful blast but a blast nonetheless.  I’m also hoping to get some photo shoots soon too.  I’ve gotten one of Belle’s green dress so far, but I hope to get others like Yuna and some of the other costumes I’m working/will be working on.  But you’ll have to wait till the next post to see what the new costumes are.  ^_^ 

Thank you for reading and be sure to tune in next time to discover what else is happening in my crazy world of costuming and fabric stacks.  You’re a great audience! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Discovery and Old Progress

While thinking up how to make my Voyage of the Dawn Treader costume, I stumbled across an awesome idea.  I’m always having to buy multiples of the same patterns because I modify just about any pattern I get to achieve a desired costume.  This method of pattern modification is rather expensive and I can’t afford to keep going that route any more.  So I came up with my own idea to the solve the problem.  After I read a really helpful tutorial on how to conserve pattern pieces, an idea struck me.  Cut out the pattern pieces to the desired size, follow the tutorial to back them, and use chalk to trace out the pieces onto the desired fabric.  This way I can make any modification I want to a pattern piece without wasting a pattern!  It’s so cool and brilliant!  Right now I’m trying out my idea with my newest project, Susan’s Narnia from Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  That brings me to my next subject.

I just started Susan’s dress today, tonight actually.  I’m using the above method to make the pieces I need for the dress.  So far it’s working wonderfully!  Right now I have the first two pieces cut out and am working on the third.  It takes me much longer to cut out the pieces because I have to lay out the original pattern piece and pin it down, trace the outline and markings to the fabric with chalk (I’m using paper chalk and it’s working just fine.  It comes off with water too), unpin the pattern piece and place it to the side, then I finally cut the piece out of the fabric by cutting along the chalk lines.  It’s so much fun!  It’s like a giant connect the dots and cut out the paper doll project!  I love it! 

I should be done cutting out the pieces sometime tonight.  I hope to pleat the front panel and sew the first part of dress by tonight/early tomorrow morning too.  Well, I better get back to work if I’m to get all that done!  Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Updated Cosplay List for 2011

I've been working on my cosplay list for next year.  So far I'm most likely going to one or two cons.  I'm hoping to go to more, but I'll see what God has in store for me.  I'm hoping to make at least five new cosplays.  Vorfeed from Lost Universe is at the top of my list followed by Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender.  I want to make both Toph's Earth Nation outfit that she wears in season two and her nobility dress from when Aang and the others first meet her.  I'm also hoping to make Sailor Saturn's sailor scout outfit, though I'll modify the length to make it a bit longer.  I'm not entirely sure what the fifth outfit will end up being, but I know that Sophia Forrester from Last Exile is defiantly on the list. 

My list changes constantly, so I don't entirely know what I'll end up making and what I won't.  I know for sure that I'll be finishing Toph's Fire Nation disguise and since I have most of the materials make at least one of her other outfits.  I already ordered my wig for Vorfeed, so I'll definitely get her done soon, either this year or next.  Also, I found a lot of pieces to my Saturn cosplay, so it's second on the list.  Either way, I'll get the cosplays done, even if it takes me a year.  I cannot wait for Christmas break and Christmas.  I'll have a whole month to sew my heart out and make my cosplays.  Plus Christmas means Christmas money which means I'll finally be able to get more supplies for my cosplay.  It also means I'll be working my butt off trying to catch up on lapsed 4-H projects.  Ah, the joys of cosplaying with a busy schedule.  @_@

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Susan’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader Dress

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader premiere is only a few days away, less than a month to be exact.  I recently purchased my materials for my Susan dress.  It cost me only $25 to get all the supplies I needed for the dress, minus the thread and embroidery floss that I already had.  For the main dress, I got this lovely dark gray fabric that hangs and flows beautifully, and should hold the pleats well.  As for the collar, I got this fuzzy knitted fabric that looks really nice with the main fabric.  I just wish it was a tad bit darker in color though. 

I’ve decided to embroider the designs on the collar instead of etch them in.  I couldn’t afford the right kind of velvet to use for etching, and I only have a limited amount of time so ordering online is out of the question.  I really worried that I won’t have enough time to embroider both the collar for my dress and finish the embroidery for my sister’s jerkin.  I really hope I do cause Lucy just won’t be Lucy without her jerkin. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Only 36 Days Left

I just realized there are 36 days till the premiere of Voyage of the Dawn Treader!!!!!!!  *faints*  I still have so much to do before the costumes are finished.  I think I predict lots of late night sewing during Thanksgiving and the week of the premiere.  Oy!  Why does time always run short for me? 

The Lucy costume is coming well.  I still have to finish the embroidery for the jerkin.  I think the breeches embroidery is going to have to wait till after the premiere.  Embroidery takes forever.  I’ll have to work overtime to get it done.  Time to start embroidering in class again.  Don’t worry the profs already approved.  ^_^

I still have to get the fabric for my Susan costume.  I found the perfect pattern(s) to use for the dress!!!  It’s either Simplicity 9891 or 4940.  Both would work wonderfully because the pattern has a front panel that could be easily added to.  I’m so excited to make this costume!!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Voyage of the Dawn Treader Update

Even though my sewing machine broke, I’ve been able to work on my Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit.  It’s coming a long well, especially since it’s been hand sewn.  Most of the pieces are either in progress or close to completion.  I even have some pictures!

So far I’ve been able to complete the base for the breeches.  They look wonderful!!!  I made then out of velvet and a handmade pattern.  It’s one of the first times I’ve used a handmade pattern so I’m really happy with how they turned out. 

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I still have to add embroidery on the side of the legs and a back closure.  I kinda hurried to get these done so they could be worn for a costume party the weekend.  Because of that I still have a bit to do for the premiere in December.  It shouldn’t take me too long.  I only hope I’m able to apple the designs correctly and get it done in time.  The last thing I want is half embroidered pants for the premiere. 

 

Because it’s such a huge embroidery project, I’ve been working on the jerkin as well.  I almost have the entire front and left side embroidered.  I just have to add the wide band around the bottom both are gone.  The back is going to take a while because of all the embroidery it has, but the right side should be a breeze. 

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The jerkin looks a lot better on my sister than on the dress form.  I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out in the end.  I can’t wait!  I’m just hoping it’ll look right.  It’s my first time majorly modifying a pattern so I’m really nervous.  I’ll probably have to modify it a bit more to make the sleeves just right.  Other than that I’m happy with the way it’s turning out. 

My final piece for this post is a cloak I made to go with the outfit.  It has nothing to do with the new Narnia movie.  Instead, it is an original design for my sister.  I was originally going to use the fabric for Lucy’s red dress in Prince Caspian, but I decided to modify the design and make it an interchangeable cloak that can go with many time periods and outfits.  Here it is!

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Thank you again for reading.  Keep in touch to see what happens as I find a new machine and scramble to complete my Halloween commissions in time.  See ya soon!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Costume List Update

Lately I’ve been watching a few new anime and of course my cosplay to do list grew, a lot.  Hehe.  What can I say, I like to sew!  ~^_^~  I’ve been watching Inuyasha, Sailor Moon, and the new Gundam Seed.  There are lots of awesome outfits and dresses packed into those animes.  So expect to see additions to my already long list of cosplays for the remainder of this year and the rest of next year. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

So hard to choose

Such a dilemma.  I have no idea what I should wear for Halloween.  I know it sounds like a girly thing to worry about, but it’s a big deal!  Truly, it is, to a girl that is.  I have number of costumes to choose from but I still don’t know which one to choose. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sewing Machine Trouble

What a hassle these machines can be.  It’s barely a week till Halloween and my darn machine blows a fuse and stops working.  Darn thing!  Now I have three costumes for make pieces for and no machine.  *growl and pout*  Nevertheless, I’ll get them done.  I’ve already finished hand sewing my sister’s Lucy pants, and she might wear another shirt for the time being.  I’m still trying to figure out how to make the rest in time.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fitted Breeches

Who ever knew fitted breeches could be so hard to make?!  The pattern is simple enough but the fitting is hard, especially when I have a limited amount of fabric to work with.  I think I have enough.  The breeches might not be as puffy as I’d liked, but that’s ok.  So long as they look right and I can get the embroidery on them easy enough, I’m happy.  I know my sister will be too.  ^_^  I just hope they look close enough.  oh, sorry about that.  ~^_^~  I’m talking about the blue breeches for Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit.  I should have said that sooner. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Decisions and Updates

I have indeed decided to go as Susan to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader premiere.  My sister will be Lucy and I will be Susan.  It’s our last time to do so, and I’m not about ready to break the tradition.  So that decided, I will have to gather new fabric for my Susan costume.  It shouldn’t be too hard, I’m just worried about the possible price.  The fabric for Susan’s dress is a heavy gray fuzzy type fabric with a velvet trim, from what I can tell so far.  Both velvet and wool are very expensive, very very expensive.  I’m hoping to find either an outrageously good deal or some sort of unknown substitute.  I know I’ll get it.  It’s just a matter of when.  So I’ll keep my eyes open and let you know what happens.

My sister’s costume is coming along splendidly!  I found some new pictures of Lucy’s outfit and they are ever so helpful.  I now know what the leg embroidery looks like as well as some of the minor details to the jerkin and shirt.  There might even be beading on the jerkin, though I’m still unsure.  Here are the pictures.  Each helps with a different aspect of the costume. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Possible Change of Dawn Treader Premiere Costume

As the premiere nears and more friends join the group my excitement grows stronger.  Now there might be at least two others who might go to the premiere in costume as well!!  This is really good news!  The only sad part is that I might have to change my costume plans.  I’m hoping to be able to get enough people who want to dress in costume for the premiere that we get the entire main crew!  It would be awesome! 

So far there are four girls, my sister and I included who want to or are going in costume.  The only thing is, is that there are only, roughly, four girls in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and two of them were added by the producers.  That means that each of us will, most likely, have to be each a different character.  All this to say that I might not end up being Rumandu’s Daughter for the premiere.  The entire costume hangs on whether or not I can get the wig I mentioned in my first Dawn Treader post.  So far it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to get the wig and one of the girls would make a great Rumandu’s Daughter.  She even has blond curly hair!  It doesn’t bother me at all if she ends up being Rumandu’s Daughter.  I only wish I would have known before I went out and bought the fabric for the pattern.  It’ll take me a while before I get enough money to get the fabric for another costume but it’ll work out.  That’s why I have back up costumes. 

Since I might not end up being Rumandu’s Daughter for the premiere I have come up with a back up costume idea.  Ever since the release of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, I’ve gone as Lucy’s older sister, Susan.  Well Susan makes a small cameo in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader so I might end up being her.  It’s become sort of a tradition for my sister and I to go as Susan and Lucy.  I’m not about ready to break it now, even if Susan wasn’t in the book.  Luckily Susan does wear a Narnia outfit in a scene where all the Pevensie siblings are present.  It is this costume that I’m using as a back up. 

It is a beautiful gray, floor-length dress with front pleats and I believe a belt.  The pictures are still fuzzy and the first trailer is the only reference I have to by so the actual design of the costume is unsure.  I don’t even known if there will be any promotional pictures released of this dress because it has so little screen time, as far as I can tell.  Either way, I love this dress and don’t mind having to put some of my own interpretations into the design. 

Here are a few pictures of the dress so far.

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These are the only pictures of the dress so far.  From what I can tell, it looks as if the collar is made out of velvet with a leaf design etched into it.  It also appears that there are ten to twelve pleats on the front of the dress that run the entire length.  I don’t know what types of pleats they are for certain, though I do believe that they are either knife or box pleats.  Another idea is that they are pin tucks, though I don’t know how or why pin tucks would run the entire length of the dress.  The dress is indeed floor-length and has elbow length sleeves.  There also appears to be a light brown to tan belt worn around the waist.  The hair style appears to be the same as Susan’s hairstyle in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when she was in Aslan’s camp.  Other than that, there are no other definable features about this dress.  I’m still unsure as to how the dress was constructed and why there appears to be no shoulder seams in the first picture. 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dawn Treader Costumes Update

It’s been a few days since I updated last and I have some progress to report so I thought I’d let you know what’s been going on.  I started working on Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit first because it has so much embroidery on the jerkin.  I’ve gotten pretty far in the last week.  So far I’ve sewn the jerking together.  I haven’t attached the lining yet cause I’m waiting till I done with the embroidery first.  I don’t want the unfinished embroidery sides showing when I’m done.  In addition to sewing the jerkin pieces together and fitting it to my friend, I’ve almost finished the embroidery on the front lapels of the jerkin!!!  I just have to embroider two more flowerish designs and embroider two large bottom designs.  But before I embroider the bottom designs, I have to embroider the vines around the top, sides and bottom of the entire jerkin.  Boy, this is going to take me a while.  I just know I’ll get it done in time though, especially since I’m machine embroidering the vines. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Since I am a huge Narnia fan and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader is premiering in December, I’m making costumes for some of my friends I to wear to the premiere.  So far there are only two costumes to make, Rumandu’s Daughter and Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit.  I don’t know if I’ll end up making any more, but I’ll let you know if I do. 

I’m making myself Rumandu’s Daughter’s dress.  So far the pictures that available of her are when she’s transforming into a star.  So she’s all whited out.  I have no idea what her dress’s colors are or even what color her hair is.  I can only guess.  I can make out some of her dress’s construction though.  So I’m combining my own concept of Rumandu’s Daughter’s dress with a very basic idea of the movie version.  I’m not trying to get it screen accurate, I’m just adding my own take to her basic movie concept.

So far I have all the materials for the dress.  It’s going to be gorgeous.  I found this white sparkly fabric for 50% off and a really nice light blue georgette for the same discount.  They were exactly what I envisioned for her dress.  I’m using the white for a formfitting strapless undress and the georgette for a loose parted over dress/ covering.  It’s going to be gorgeous.  I’m also going to make a bracelet though I don’t have the materials for it yet. 

I’ve always imagined Rumandu’s Daughter to be a shining rich blonde.  This mainly comes from the fact that she is heavenly being and most heavenly beings are depicted with blonde hair.  I also think it’s fitting because she’s a star and stars glow a bright white.  I found the perfect wig to use as well.  It’s even at a discounted price!!!  

 

As for Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit, I’m making that for my sister.  The pictures for this costume are spectacular!  I nearly know how the entire outfit was constructed as well as what the special designs are.  The Wardrobe Door has plenty of pictures of this costume as well as an in-depth description as to how the costume is made.  Since the description is based on the images present, it is subject to adaption but nonetheless extremely helpful.  The Wardrobe Door is a wonderfully helpful website that has talks about all of the known costumes from the new movie series.  It also features lots of pictures to each costume in question as well as construction details to each.

Back to my project.  I have a quarter to half of the fabric I need to make Lucy’s costume.  I’m using costume suede for the jacket/jerkin.  It’s closest to the color of the jacket/jerkin in the movie and the color looks great.  The fabric was also on sale for 30% off.  I never by fabric that I can’t get a discount for.  I’m going to hand embroider the gold designs on.  The self embroidery works for both a 4-H project and I can get the designs as close as possible to the original design.  I am trying to make this costume screen accurate or at least as screen accurate as I can for what’s available to me. 

I also have the fabric for the breeches as well.  I got a velvet that was the perfect color.  It too was on sale for 50% off.  There are embroidered designs on the breeches as well but I’m going to wait to embroider those on since the design is still too fuzzy to decipher.  I still have to get the fabric for the shirt, boots (yes, I’m making the boots too), jacket/jerkin lining and maybe the add on sleeves to the jerkin.  I’m not sure if I’m going to line the breeches or not yet. 

Here are few of the pictures I’m using as reference for Lucy’s Dawn Treader outfit.

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All these pictures give me a pretty good idea as to how the costume is constructed, what fabrics are used, and what most of the bells-and-whistles are.  I still have no idea what do for either of her belt or any of her props.  Clothing is easy.  Props are not. 

I’m hoping to get some more people to wear costumes to the premiere.  It would be so cool to have an entire group assembled.  I’ll keep you posted on updates and any changes or additions to plans.  I have to start on Lucy’s jacket/jerkin soon if I’m going to get it done in time.  I’m going to make the Lucy costume first since it requires the most work.  Rumandu’s Daughter is relatively easy to make so I’m not worried about it as much.  The only thing I’m worried about is the time limit.  I only have until December.  Not to mention I have a commission, at least one cosplay, and lots of school work.  I know I’ll get it done even if I have to postpone the cosplay and focus just on the commission and premiere costumes.  As always, thank you for reading and supporting this blog and my costuming endeavors.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Load of Potential Cosplays

As the school year starts and the con year comes to a close, I’m trying to figure out potential cosplays for the last con of the season, for me, in November and the cons for next season.  So far, three cosplays survived con season one, though some need adjustment. 

My Toph cosplay need to have the belt redone and the over-the-shoulder-thing added to.  Other than that it’s good.  I still need to make the rest of the hibiscus and add more detail to the obi and maybe skirt for my Amano Yuna.  As for Sheeta, I still have to make the headband and hair ties as well as style the wig for the final time. 

As for new cosplays… I’m planning on making Sophia’s Uniform for the con in November.  I will also be wearing my Sheeta again because a) I love it and b) I don’t have time to make a third cosplay.  I will most likely be wearing my Sophia for two days straight unless I decide to wear my Toph or Yuna, though the latter is highly unlikely. 

So far I have a small list of cosplays I’d like to make for the next con year.  I say like to cause I don’t how many I’ll actually get to make because of constrained time and my almost extreme attention to detail.  I need to calm down on the detail obsession a bit. 

Anyway, I’d like to make Toph’s Earth Nation outfit

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as well as her nobility dress.

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I’m also hoping to make Kagamine Rin’s Synchronicity dress.  It’s so pretty.  I love how full the skirt is.  I was considering making this cosplay for the upcoming con in November but I don’t think I’ll have the time or funds.

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The third cosplay is an easy possibly closet cosplay, Mimi in the epilogue from Digimon season 2.  Her dress is so cute!  I love how it’s country with a city flair.

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Fourth on my list is Trance Gemini from Andromeda.  She’s the purple girl.  I want to make her purple leotard from season 1.  Sadly, I don’t have any pictures yet, but I hope to find some soon.  When I do I’ll post them. 

Finally, my last project is Vorfeed from Lost Universe.  Just to clarify Vorfeed is not Canal and Canal is not Vorfeed.  Vorfeed is the ships original AI that Alicia used.  I really like Vorfeed’s outfit only it’ll need some modification before I’ll wear it.  The neckline is waaaaay to low and needs to be brought up.  Also there is a huge side slit that won’t exist when I’m done. 

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The first picture is from the manga though I’m using the one on the right, from the anime, as my reference.  The skirt will be more like the one on the left, except without the lace, for my version though the rest of the outfit, except for the neckline will be like the image on the right.  I’ve been working on putting this cosplay together the most and have already located a potential wig as well as the dress and cape fabric and the ribbon.  I have no idea whatsoever as to how I’m going to make either the jewels or the poofy feathery-fur that hangs from her cape and shoulders. 

This is my list for now.  It is subject to change or addition.  I’m trying to keep this list manageable while having enough cosplays to last for the next con year.  If all goes well, I might even go to four cons next year.  But who knows what’s really going to happen.  I’m just trying to keep the list manageable while having a nice variety of challenging cosplays. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

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Wig Styling

Who knew wigs could be so easy and challenging at the same time.  So far I’ve styled one wig two different ways.  The first time I made Sheeta from Castle in the Sky only I didn’t get the bangs done because of lack of time and funds.  I still had a blast wearing the wig though and a few people noticed my character. 

Back on track, it took me three tries to make this hairstyle.  The first time I had the style perfect but the wefts showed in back waaaaay too much.  The second time it was absolutely perfect only I made the braids too tight and couldn’t get the wig on my head.  @_@  I found that out the night before the first day of the con and the cosplay was due the next morning.  The third time was done, literally, at three in the morning the night before the con while the wig was on my head because I didn’t have a wig head, my unofficial wig head was asleep, and I wanted the wig to fit.  That was fun.  Not really.  I learned a lot about what not to do when wearing a wig.  Example; trying to see the back of your head via two reflecting mirrors while one of them is in one hand and the other hand is trying to singlehandedly, literally, braid a 40” wig is not a good idea.  Neither is pulling so hard on the wig that it falls off your head in the middle of braiding because your arms are too tired to hold themselves up.  Never style a wig either late at night or just before the con unless it is an absolute emergency as you will humiliated with out that wig.  Real hair works too sometimes.

The second styling of the same wig was an attempt to pull off a Civil War era hairstyle two hours before the fashion show where I was modeling my Civil War ball gown.  Again bad idea.  Not as bad as styling a wig late at night but close.  Give yourself at least, at least three to four hours to complete a Civil War hairstyle if you are styling it yourself.  Again I had to style it by myself while trying to, somehow, see the back of my head.  I didn’t have as many, if any, disasters as I did with the Sheeta restyling, but I ran in to problems later on.  Half way through the fashion show, the long worked on hairstyle started falling out.  By the time the second fashion review was over, the hair style was practically shot and the wig had to be hastily restyled every few minutes.  I now have to work all the knots and rats out of my wig once again. 

On a lighter note, my third wig to style/ restyle is my Toph wig.  On the third day of the con a very nice experienced cosplayer/wigstylist styled my Toph wig.  The only thing is, is I didn’t put the wig on straight before she styled the wig so the bun came out lopsided.  So I have to restyle it to A) have more volume and B) not be lopsided.  I’m really looking forward to this one since the same wigstylist sold me her spare wig head so now I can use a wig head to style my wigs. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Update

Wow!  Sorry for the late update.  Things have been really hectic around here.  Fair started today.  I’ve spent the last week and a half running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to prepare.  I entered my Civil War ball gown and two formal dresses that I made this year.  All got blue ribbons!!!!!!  *^_^*  I’m really happy that all of my hard work paid off.  It pays to do things well even if it takes longer and the task looks  daunting. 

Amano Yuna Update

My Amano Yuna is nearly done.  I got to wear it to my first con the beginning of this month.  It was so much fun.  People asked for my picture and I entered it in the masquerade.  I got in the top ten!!!  I was really surprised considering it was my first cosplay and I left out some of the detailing since it was an Amano version.  I can't wait to finish it.  I have to finish, and slightly, redo the hibiscus and tassels.  I want to add more beading to the sleeve ties and incorporate more details into the obi.  I didn't have any major problems with the obi bows.  Because of the way I made them, I didn't have to worry about crushing them and they stayed up well.  I am very pleased with how this cosplay is turning out.  I will continue to work on it until either I find another cosplay to devote much attention to or I feel satisfied with the cosplay. 

 

Here are the reference pictures I’m using.

 

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Con Day 3

Today was amazingly fun and awesome!!!!  I still worked at the help desk though I had the most free time today than any other day because of my two previous days of hard work and ‘cause of my cosplay.  I almost couldn’t stand still the entire day because of it all. 

So I woke up today with a bug in my ear and the realization that I didn’t have my cosplay for today done. So I sauntered to my sewing room half asleep to see what I had left to do.  It was then I realized that I had sewn one piece of my cosplay backwards and the wig wasn’t styled.  I was devastated.  I though only had to style the wig not fix my cosplay as well. 

So I gathered my sewing stuff and got into my Sheeta cosplay.  I decided to wear that one because both Sheeta and my cosplay for today had wigs and Sheeta didn’t require much makeup.  I was ready long before my ride showed up and was able to get a head start on fixing my cosplay. 

Once at the con, I helped set up and took my station at the help desk.  I went to a few things but spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon making and fixing my cosplay.  At late morning to early afternoon, I decided to style the wig and wear what I could of the nearly complete cosplay.  I tried styling the wig via my idea (see post) but the wig was too long and I didn’t have enough time for that idea to work.  So I went to the artist alley and asked a cosplayer that I’d met before if she would help me quickly style the wig.  She agreed and the wig was styled in a few minutes.   Once that the wig was done, I gathered the completed pieces of the cosplay and changed into my new cosplay.  I wore it around a bit but quickly returned to my station to finish the cosplay.  After a few more hours and a really quick attempt at cutting out the last piece, my cosplay was done.  I wasn’t satisfied with the last two pieces but I was happy to be able to wear what I had. 

After that, I was all over the place having a lot of fun on the last day of the con.  I got to get a photo shoot of my cosplay as well as have a fun cross over shoot with Indiana Jones.  It was a blast!!!  The photographer was awesome and almost died from a fandom heart attack.  Of course, I traversed the con in character.  That was the most fun.  My favorite memory of the day was when a guy asked me for a high-five cause he thought my cosplay was awesome.  Instead of a high-five, I gave him a punch in the arm that almost knocked him off his feet cause he wasn’t expecting it.  He laughed really hard and I continued down the hall smiling to myself.

Later, my friend and I went to Burger King to get some food.  It was really fun to see people’s reaction to my cosplay.  Some nearly jumped up and down with excitement while other stared wondering who I was and what I was doing. 

The con finished off pretty uneventfully.  I got lots of picture requests and got to see lots of happy faces.  I love to see people light up with joy because they see their favorite character cosplayed.  I got to play a bit of an RPG which both a new and fun experience.  At the end of the day, I went home totally exhausted and in a blissful state. 

Ok, I kept it a secret long enough.  My cosplay for the day was Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender.  I made her Fire Nation disguise.  She was so much fun to cosplay!!!!  She’s by far my favorite character to cosplay so far.  I can’t wait to fix up her outfit and wear it next year.  I want to get it as accurate as possible and enter it in the costume contest/masquerade. 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Con Day 2

Today went great!!!!  I got to bring my sewing machine and materials for my Sunday cosplay with me.  Again I helped man the Help Desk.  It was fun, even more so because I got to sew when people weren’t asking questions.  On top of that I got to have more free time today because I was at the Help Desk with one, maybe two other people, nearly the entire day Friday.  It wasn’t as hectic as yesterday but, nonetheless, problems did arise, not any major ones though, though my responsibilities did increase a bit.  Yesterday a police officer nearly arrested one of the con goers for having a airsoft rifle.  The con goer wasn't doing anything wrong, he/she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time to coin a phrase.  So we ahd to make sure that the con goers checked in their realistic looking props before going outside to ensure that mishap didn’t happen again.  Other than that the day was pretty uneventful. 

Since I had more free time, I was able to go to more events and do some more fun things like photo shoots.  My events started off with Cosplay Creation Beyond the Sewing Machine.  Wig styling, makeup, prop making, and crossplay were discussed.  I was, and still am, amazed at how much I knew about makeup and wig styling.  Even though I’m new to cosplay, I’ve researched enough about it to know as much or more about makeup and wig styling then the hosts.  I was really pleased with myself.  I didn’t learn much from this panel that I didn’t already know, with the exception of crosslay which I’m not interested in.  I did learn how to proportionalize props and what materials to use, and not use, when prop making.  That was really interesting.  I left that panel happy to learn about props and realizing that I know quite a bit about cosplaying.

Next I went back to the booth for a bit then headed off to the costume contest rehearsal.  I know it’s my first con.  I’m wearing my first cosplay.  What was I thinking.  It’s a costume contest so naturally I’m thinking, “Ooooo!  Fun!  There shouldn’t be many entering in my division.”  I was wrong not on the first or second thoughts just on the third.  There were 30 contestants in my division alone!!!!!  I was so nervous!  I couldn’t keep still while standing in line for preliminary judging. 

As we lined up for the second time the judges went up and down the line choosing the top ten cosplayers for further judging.  A couple of the judges were eyeing my cosplay as well as many others.  I could not believe my ears when one of the judges told me to go to the back room for further evaluation.  It was like a dream come true.  I was one of the chosen few!  Once I got to the back room along with the other top ten contenders, we were asked about our cosplays, the characters we were portraying, and how we made our costumes.  I was so nervous that by the time it was my turn I totally spaced describing how I made my cosplay.  I felt like such a dunce.  How could I forget to tell how much hard work I put into my cosplay.  I didn’t even mention that I did an Amano version of my cosplay.  Hence why I changed some of the details.  Nevertheless, I did my best for what I remembered to say.

After the secondary judging, we went back to our places in line.  There we waited till it was our turn to walk across the stage, present our character to the judges and audience, and pose for a picture.  I was calm by the time it was my turn.  I walked to the center stage, bowed to everyone, and told them it was a pleasure to meet them. 

Once everyone went across the stage, the judges the ten top contenders to the stage.  There each judge commended as well as described the efforts the honorable mention of their choice.  Then the judges called out the third, second, and first winners individually and described why each deserved their place.  The first place winners were amazing!!!!!   I almost fell over when I heard what all the work that went in to those cosplays.  The cosplays were Sailor Uranus and Neptune from Sailor Moon.  Every piece of the cosplay was hand made, even down to the crowns, jewels, and shoes.  I was so amazed, as was everyone else!  They so deserved first place.  Second place was a perfectly replicated Master Chief from Halo (I forget which number).  He even had working LED lights in the helmet.  As for third place, it was a female steampunk airship captain.  Her entire cosplay was scrounged, a.k.a. made out of altered premade objects.  Every winner totally earned their placing and more. 

Once that was over, I found my good friend and wandered around the convention some.  We went outside and got some pictures of my cosplay as well as talked to other cosplayers.  Before going back to the Help Desk, We stopped in at the con photographer to get some pictures of my cosplay.  I love photo shoots. 

After that we stayed at the Help Desk until it was time for my final Workshop.  I went to a Pepakura Armor Workshop.  It was lead by the second place costume contest winner who told the attendees how to make armor out of cardstock and sealant.  It was a really cool workshop though I kept falling asleep out of sheer exhaustion. 

The rest of the con was spent either at the Help Desk or at Con Ops where I refilled my coffee cup many times.  Both my friend and I were utterly exhausted so we tried to keep each other awake by talking.  That was fun and rather comical at times.

Since I’ve been hinting at it the whole time I’ll say who I cosplayed.  -_^  I was an Amano version of Yuna from FFX.  I chose to do an Amano version because 1) it was my first cosplay, 2) I could choose how I wanted the cosplay better, and 3) because I wanted to create a cosplay based on how I thought a concept artist pictured Yuna’s outfit.  It was altogether fun.  I got a number of photograph requests, around 8-10 total.  I had a great time cosplaying Yuna and pretending to send Aeons.  I received a number of complements as well. 

Day three is rapidly approaching and I still don’t have my last cosplay done.  After the convention, I stayed up till three AM working on my cosplay.  Now it is time for sleep.  My eyes are crossing of their own accord and I can’t think of anything else to say.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Con Day 1

My first day of the con went well.  I volunteered to with the help desk all weekend.  So far it’s been fun.  Lots of people asked questions about basic con things like schedules, event rooms, tape or cosplay fixers, and the like.  It was pretty uneventful yet lots of fun.  I got to go to a number of panels and events as well which was a blast!!!!! 

The first panel I went to was Cosplay Basics.  That was fun.  I learned about fabrics to use, con boxes, sewing adhesives, casting, what not to use hot glue for, basic prop construction and painting, and lots of other things.  Since there were four to five attendees, I got to ask most if not all of my basic cosplay questions.  I also got to meet some awesome cosplayers and learn some of their cosplaying tricks.

The second panel I went to was Costume Fitting and Movement.  I learned a lot from that panel.  It was lead by two professional costumers.  One had been sewing for over 20 years!!!  In this panel I learned the basics of fitting, different ways to lace garments, how to check for correct ease, the basics of yardage per body type, what to pay attention to when making and wearing costumes/ cosplays, and other tips and tricks.  I even learned how to dance a couple period dances.  It was so much fun!

Lastly, I went to the Sewing for Cosplayers panel.  That was ok, though I don’t remember much of that panel.  It was late; I was tired, and I knew most of the subject matter already. 

After that I went back to the booth and finished my shift.  I left the con early so I could prepare for the next day and work on my cosplay for Sunday.  I also stopped by Wal-mart to pickup the more of my fabric for Sundays cosplay.  In addition, I got some makeup for tomorrows cosplay.  Sadly, I didn’t get to sleep until around 3am because prep took so long. 

The day went great.  I even got to spend it with my best friend!!  I also got to see some old friends and make new acquaintances. 

The entire day I cosplayed Sheeta from Laputa: Castle in the Sky.  I finished this cosplay a couple nights before the convention which was really nice considering I have a lot to do for my Sunday cosplay.

Tomorrow looks promising.  I need to go and get back to my con day 2 prep.  Stay tuned for con updates and photos!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Con Prep

I now understand why most cosplayers don’t sleep the night before the convention starts.  I stayed up nearly all night last night running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to prepare my costumes and materials.  It must have been entertaining to watch. 

I ended up not getting to sleep until 4 or 5 am.  Then, to my horror, I woke 30 minutes before I was supposed to be at the con for staffing.  Stupid alarm wasn’t reset.  I almost died.  Luckily my first cosplay wasn’t complicated so it didn’t take me long to get ready.  I even got to the con almost on time.  I did call to let my boss know I was going to be a little late and why. 

Now I’m sitting at the Help Desk awaiting people’s questions.  The job is fun and I get to have a staff discount which is nice, especially for a broke college student.  Back to work!!!  Stay tuned for more con updates!!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sheeta Wig Report

It’s here!!!!!!  Finally, after three weeks, my is here.  The company was having a hard time with back orders from Japan, .  It looks gorgeous!!!  I can’t believe how long it is too!!  IMG_2470 I can’t wait to start styling the wig!!! I have to braid the wig then cut and style the bangs.  I’ve never cut bangs before so I’m really nervous.  But I’m excited and know it’ll turn out well. 

Toph Progress Report 2

I started working on Toph’s Fire Nation outfit today.  So far I have all of the pieces cut out for the top of the under red thing.  Illustration: The pattern that I’m using calls for pockets, but for authenticity purposes I’ve decided to leave them out.  

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Troubles and Annoyances (Sheeta Progress Report 2)

Well my Sheeta costume is nearly done.  The pants are complete and just as awesome as I’d hoped.  The shirt is another story.  I thought I had the shirt nearly perfect, but I was wrong.  Turns out the shirt ended up being too short waisted.  On top of that, the pants don’t go up high enough to compensate for the shirt and I’m out of the shirt fabric.  ;_;  Not to mention that I’m pretty much out of money because I have to pay for the convention pass as well as have a bit of spending money for the convention. 

To help with my problem, I made the belt a bit bigger than need be.  I’m also considering adding hooks and eyes to the bottom of the top and the top of the bottoms.  Hopefully that should keep the shirt where it needs to be without pulling on the pants too much, though I fear the latter to be the actual case.  My other option is to attach the belt to the top somehow without making the attachment permanent.  I was thinking of using either hooks and eyes or snaps to this idea. 

Other than that, my project is going well.  So far, except for the mishaps, it’s turned out better than anticipated.  I was a little worried about using the patterns I chose, especially since I had to modify them moderately.  They turned out so much better than my fears allotted.  I just have to remember that collars adjust the length of a garment by at least two inches.  Life lessons, those are well learned and adapted. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Toph Progress Report 1

Finally I got all the fabric and materials for Toph’s Fire Nation disguise.  Well, all the materials except for the wig.  Darn thing needs to get here sooner. 

So far I have yet to start working on the project.  I’ve decided to use cotton fabric for the outfit as cotton hangs better and is easier to wear in the heat of summer.  Also it’s something that I think goes in accordance with the series. 

As for the pattern, I’ve decided to use pattern number M6083.  View A-C are so perfect for Toph’s costume.  I am using a modified version of view B.  It fit’s best.  I only have to shorten the leg length and maybe take in some of the ease.  Other than that it’s perfect!

I decided how I’m going to style the wig.  I found a video on Youtube that details how to make a nearly perfect Toph hairstyle out of one wig.  So instead of the usual two, I only bought one black wig.  With it I’m going to create a modified version of this hairstyle. 

Toph Wig Idea

I just have to flatten the back a bit and I’m done.

Other than that there’s not much else to say.  I’m super excited to start this project.  I can’t wait to get it finished.  Then I can wear it to the convention and other such events. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sheeta Progress Report 1

They’re done!!!!!!!  My pink poofy pants are done!!!!  It took me five hours but after careful evaluation and reconsideration of the pattern I planned to use I arrived at my final product.    spantsfront spantsback spantsside

Now that Sheeta’s pants are done, I can move on to her poofy yellow top and bright orange belt.  I found a pattern to use as a base for her shirt.  I’m going to guesstimate on her belt, and I still have not idea how to make the silver clasp. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Costume Changes

As the convention approaches faster than I anticipated, I realized that I will be lucky to make, let alone complete, three costumes.  Since that is the case, I changed my costume line up slightly.  Instead of making Fio Piccolo’s pilot jumpsuit, I decided, after a long and difficult process and search, to make Toph Fire Nation disguise from Avatar: The Last Airbender.  The costume is less detailed sewing technique wise and follows a very basic design. 

For those of you who don’t know, this is Toph Bei Fong in her Fire Nation disguise.

Her full costume.

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Costume without over bands/wrap.

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Side shot.

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A couple back shots.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Medieval Shoes, Camp, and Costumes

The convention is fast approaching and I still don’t have any of my costumes done.  I’ve been busy lately preparing for 4-H demonstrations, fair, and camp.  I was able to help my sister with her camp costume last week.  It was very fun.  She is a fast learner and did a wonderful job.  I was also able to make a pair of Medieval shoes this week as well. 

I started them last Friday, a day before camp started, and didn’t finish them until Wednesday,during the middle of camp.  They were so much fun to make as well as annoying.  I am so thankful for store bought shoes now.  They look soo pretty.  I’ll have to take a picture sometime soon.  Sorry about the other late pictures.  I’ll try to get some pictures up here soon as time permits. 

I have a bit more time now that camp season is over.  I’m planning to get working on my costumes soon.  I only have a week or two until the convention.  So I’m gonna need all the time I can get. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sheeta Wig

WOOT!!!!  I bought my wig!!!!!  It's a Super Long Straight - Red Tea Mix from Cosplayshopping.com.  Here's a link.  So far it looks perfect.  This is my first time ever getting a wig.  *dances with joy*  I can't wait!!!!!  I hope it gets here soon.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Well What Do Ya Know

I finally got my prom dress done.  Since the dress was originally too big for me, I needed to make a few adjustments to the bodice and skirt.  I put darts around the top of the bodice and attached a belt to the waistband.  The combination of both modifications really trimmed down the dress.  It actually looks nice on me now instead of making me look bloated. 

I have to take pictures of the dress and accessory today.  I might post some pictures of the dress on my blog if I get enough time.  Camp prep is taking most of my time.  If fact I should be packing instead of blogging, but I wanted to post this brief update and a few other posts that need posting.  As I said, I’ll be gone all thins week so I won’t be able to blog.  ;_;  I miss my blog already.  Nevertheless when I get back expect a few more updates than normal as I will begin working on my convention costumes.  (See next post.)  Well talk to you in a week! 

New Costume Line Up

Since August is coming up, I’m getting ready for the local convention that is occurring.  This convention is more of what I like to call a geek convention.  It’s where people of various geeky interests (such as cosplay, role playing games, video game players, anime fans, manga readers, and the like) get together for a three day extravaganza celebrating a whole hoard of geeky pursuits.  If you are like me and don’t mind being called a geek because that is what you are then you should understand my usage of the term geek and geeky.  It is not meant in a derogatory way but merely to express that conventions like the above mentioned are out of the ordinary and for out of the ordinary people, mainly fans of out of the ordinary things like Star Wars or Fullmetal Alchemist.  I apologize if my use of the term geek offends you. 

Anyway, as I was saying, I am preparing for this said convention.  Since I love to sew and am a professed geek, I am making a few costumes for the convention.  There I said it.  I’M MAKING COSTUMES TO WEAR TO A GEEK CONVENTION.  Even though I’m slightly embarrassed to say so, that is what I am doing.  I’m so very excited!!!!!!!  This will be my first time wearing any of my cosplays out in public, hence the slight embarrassment. 

I will be making three to possibly four cosplays for this event.  My list is as follows:

Sophia Forrester’s vice captain uniform from Last Exile.

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Sheeta’s pirate uniform from Laputa:Castle in the Sky.

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Fio from Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso

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And an undecided possible fourth. 

I will be updating on these costumes as progress is made.  If I go, I might be making a Star Wars costume for Star Wars in Concert in a couple weeks.  It is still uncertain as to whether or not I’m going.  It’s a bit expensive but totally worth it.  Since I have camp this Monday through Friday, I won’t have much time to work on a costume for the event.  If I do go I would like to be in costume.  I’m still not sure what costume I would possibly make either.  Ah, decisions, decisions.  What ever will I do with you.  Decisions, you can make things very difficult some times. 

 

Mood: Contemplative  =_=