View Full Version : So much work, So little time

06-21-2003, 12:15 PM
As this year's Otakon draws closer and closer... is anyone else out there like me starting to panic and worry that their costumes may or may not be done in time?

I had to redo one of mine basically from scratch other than the sword and hat... and My Gungrave costume is simply LOADED with so much detail Im not sure if I can finish!

>_< I work all the time and to top it all off when I come home I am tired and I jsut want to be a lazy bum...waaaaa!

Any thoughts?

06-21-2003, 12:28 PM
My Progress List:
Chaos: 0%, K' and Tsume: 40%, FFXVB Squall: 50%, FFVIII Squall: 80%, Kaede and Shingo Yabuki: 95%

06-21-2003, 12:32 PM
K'!! SWEET!!

*sigh* I dont think I'll have time to finish my coffin.. I may just strap a giant DigitalCactus logo to my back inplace of the coffin...

At least I'll be recognizeable.. eh?

06-21-2003, 12:43 PM
costumes that NEED to be done by then..that i have yet to start on:

Priestess miaka
Priestess yui
princess uranus
school uniform michiru

.....i think my sewing machine is gonan kill me one day..

06-21-2003, 12:52 PM
oh please... your sewing machine is awesome. You wanna use MINE?????

06-21-2003, 01:04 PM
Ughhh... I haven't even begun to THINK about starting Culgan yet... -______- *sigh*

06-21-2003, 01:58 PM
lol, yeah, panic mode is definetly sinking in:

All costumes: 0% done....need money....my first paycheck from my job comes next week, wheeee!

06-21-2003, 02:01 PM
YAY!! Evryones stalling!! hehe ^_^ i have purchased most of my materials for my costumes but i havent started any.. well except the ones that im wearing for other things that im bringing along! XD Must get to sewing!!!! Thank goodness Im almost done with my EGL!! YAY!! And nnow im thinking of making wings for my full moon costume ^^;;; which will mak eit much harder for myself lol.. oh well.....

Kain Highwind
06-21-2003, 10:10 PM
Just picked up the foam for my armor today, plastic arrived in the mail a few days ago... Probably spend most of tommorrow on it.

Since this is my first costume, I'm not sure whether or not I should be panicking just yet. Well, we'll see after tommorrow. :p

Radical Urd
06-22-2003, 12:07 AM
Seras 85%-need Anti-freak cannon atleast started
Shermie 15% I styled the wig ^_^;;;
Nariya 45% the skirt, sleeves and bra are practically done. I need the bodysuit done, the wig, the shoes, the makeup blah blah blah
Puppy girl/Miwako- i don't know what i'm going to do..... 0%

06-22-2003, 12:21 AM
Ah me too! I've got Lina all cut out, naga vinyl suit is done, body suits for sailor scouts done, everything else I haven't even started. I'm not worried though. i usually go on sewing binges all the time. Good luck to everyone!

06-22-2003, 01:57 AM
heh kain did you buy it from US Plastics?

Man I am so glad I'm not the only one procrastinating... I just got home its like almost 3 am and I WAS going to work on my costume but I was out with a friend from work... XD

there's always tomorrow

Kain Highwind
06-22-2003, 12:03 PM
Yeah, US Plastics all the way. I placed the order on a Wednesday, it came on a Friday. Cheap too. I got two 3x6 sheets for like $18. Not sure if that's gonna be enough, but with the fast delivery I'm not too worried about getting more in a pinch.

06-22-2003, 12:27 PM
Ne...Lessee procrastination is one of my worst faults...i have three costumes I am gonna do ( I had to drop one cos of money and time ACK)........

Chu Chu (Xeno)- 75%
Ayame Souma - 5% (I have the materials >.<)
Tohru Honda- 0% (I dun have ANYTHING...I am getting the wig in about a week.......and the best part ...I dun have to style it at all just add ribbons lol..I love the easy stuff)

So yeah....i am trying not to think of how close otakon is coming.....but I can FEEL it and so i am starting to get a bit jumpy ^^;;;

06-22-2003, 12:45 PM
hmm yes i figure since Im basically screwed to generic school and catgirls at AX I should finish one for otakon. Damn busy life.

06-22-2003, 01:53 PM
zell swimsuit 50% vash the stampede 40% i am still looking for my boots for vash

06-22-2003, 03:47 PM
ack, i'm definetly worried about not finishing on time >__<

Calintz still isn't done, so i'm some what behind schedule...
and I havent even started Joan, so i doubt i'll have Dejiko done for Otakon... @_@

06-22-2003, 04:34 PM
I have yet to start 2 of my 3 costumes. Just one of the wigs will probably take me weeks to construct *sigh*

06-22-2003, 05:06 PM
Tengaar: 90% done. Just need to buy the boots and do a few last minute additions.

Super Secret: 95% done. Just need to add a few buttons and get wristcuffs from a friend.

Emeralda: 100%. I wore it last year.

I haven't even started on the two costumes I'm making for my friends, though, and the sewing machine isn't behaving very well*eyes swirl*


06-22-2003, 07:29 PM
Lesseee.....I got Kyou Souma done...yaaay!

06-22-2003, 10:08 PM
Ack, I don't even want to THINK about how little time I have!
I had started two (cut them out basically), but they're on hold, cause I need wigs for them, and don't have that kind of money right now.
So I need to figure out what I AM doing, buy the material, and start @_@

06-23-2003, 06:20 PM
Well, I haven't procrastinated too badly this year...but I'm not on top of things either!


1.) Full Moon from Full Moon wo Sagashite - 60% completed

2.) Red & White Chess Queens from Miyuki-chan in Wonderland - 80% complete (red queen) - 40% complete (white queen)
I am going as the red queen, but am helping a friend with the white queen....O_o

3.) Suzuka from Angelic Layer - 70% complete

4.) Shirahime from Angelic Layer - 60% complete

Suzuka and Shirahime will probably not be completed until after I finish Full Moon and the Red Queen. I think that I'm a little insane for trying to do two 'angels' from Angelic Layer in one year, but we'll see...
My friends already think I'm an AL nut because I did Misaki last year. I'm actually not even that big a fan of AL, but I do like all of CLAMPS art....so here I go again!

06-23-2003, 09:01 PM
well...i got the fabric for the dress...and the pattern for the dress and shall...just need fabric for the shall...got the wig today...

scrapped my Haibane Renmei outfit ;_;

gonna be Silver Princess from Yume no Crayon Oukoku again, though :D

i have good reason for lagging though...i'm still in summer classes that end tuesday of next week, hehe

after that...no excuse -_-;

06-24-2003, 01:22 AM
My problem is I get discouraged EASILY I hope I get over this slump soon I really need to start crackin...

06-24-2003, 09:12 AM
*Freaking out! Freaking Out!!* I'm still missing 2 key parts to my armor, finding time to make them will be hell. *kicks DC* Get moving!

06-24-2003, 09:32 AM
I'm not worried because I'm doing all not-complicated, not fitted costumes - who would have thought losing weight would make sewing a costumes MORE complicated? So I have the prop done on one, and a thrift shop trip is in order for today or tomorrow with my brother - he needs stuff to be a Nintendo fanboy (Link) at BAAF.

06-24-2003, 10:22 AM
i m almost finsh with every thing, i just have to work on ever eles coustime ^_^.

06-24-2003, 12:09 PM
OH, i'm where I'm surposed to be^.^ Kagome -95% Need to get a wig and fix the white trim. Akane- 75% I'm re-trying my pants -.- I hate pants. Malon- 90% finishing skirt details, need wig and boots. Siren 10%- I have the shoes, stockings and started the top.

06-24-2003, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Maryssa
oh please... your sewing machine is awesome. You wanna use MINE?????

no..LOL ^__^

...oh im not coplaining about how good it is..it will just kill me cause im making so many costumes *__* ::falls over:: :p

06-25-2003, 08:45 AM
I think I should be in the clear for Otakon this year. So far I have:

Kurumi v1.0 (incase 2.0 isn't finished) 95% waiting for wig
Maria Wong 95% waiting for wig
Fujiko 100%
PopStar Rikku 33% shirt almost done, no gloves, extentions, or boots yet

Though I just keep thinking to myself, I need to get on the stick and get things done! So much to do, such little time!
Secret Costume 10% have all materials and accessories, and it is cut out

06-25-2003, 03:32 PM
ugh, I'm now behind, I have to scrap siren for this year cause i don't have the money for the wig, instead I'm doing Lenne (along with 1,000 other people) but it'll be cute when i do kareoke!

06-25-2003, 03:36 PM
I have about 90% of both costumes done...

Byakko: Waiting for wig and then someone to cut it for me
Yoji: Just need to get a hair cut

I'm just really scared about the hair for both since I am a girl who gets annoyed if I have to spen the 5 minutes to blowdry it and now I'm forced to cut and style a wig and my own hair. And these are things that can't be done until right before the Con itself.

I'm still buying little things though to top off the costumes or help friends find me... which is adding up to a lot of money

06-25-2003, 03:42 PM
boo hoo *sob* I was working on my sailor scout costumes yesterday when I happened to toss them aside onto a white piece of cloth, I looked and relised the fabric I bought is an ultra light cream color, not white! what should I do? when looking at them by themselves they look white, but when put next to white it's obvious they're not. You think I should just finish them and hope no one notices? -_-;