Fat Suit: I have the basic body suit put together for Pen Pen and the fat suit is working pretty well so far. I'm glad I got it.
Workout: I'm usually doing dog walks and bike rides right now when the weather is nice. Seattle weather has returned here, so I may have to do elliptical indoors to keep up. The good news is that I am now half way to my weight goal for Sakura-con. I am happy that you are determined as well.
Fall shoot: Right now, the bike trails are completely covered in fall leaves. I think it's usually sometime in November when all the leaves are completely gone, but I'm not sure. I would think you should be okay at the end of October still. Fall does happen pretty fast, though.
Terra: I could even do a shot with Akiba as Gestahl. While he doesn't look like Gestahl, it would still be hilarious as the "dog" lover photo. If I find a photo of Old Snake, I'll post it.
Fiberglass: The head ended up looking better than I expected and only needed small adjustments at the end. I wasn't sure how it was going to work out while I was sewing the pieces all together because I never did use the technique before. With Raku, I will be needing to make a bigger head - which I still haven't figured out how I will do quite yet. The fabric might be easier to put together since the curves won't be as tight - except in the nose.
Something Dissidia Related: That very well could be the case for Bruce. As for that photo of Kekfa and Joker, it was coincidence how they both met at the same place. That Kefka was part of a bigger FF6 group that had Locke, Opera Celes, Setzer, and Relm. I like that photo that you showed me. It would be funny to see Kefka and Joker flicking each other off.
Cosplay Updates: It seems everything looks a bit smoother too on the new bracers. As for wonderflex armor, Spencer is almost finished doing most of the armor and helmet for Shadow. It's looking pretty nice and hopefully I will have some photos of it pretty soon. I think I showed you some progress already.
As for Pen Pen, now I just need to do the backpack thing and sign in the front. If I have time, I'll do my large beer can prop before the con. We'll see, though. I'm glad you were able to find legos, though.
Sabin: Terra has always been up toward the top in terms of favorite anime / game characters. I agree about Zidane and Garnet. When you describe their innocence, I always think of the scene when they are on the small boat toward the middle of the game. That's too bad the wigs were out of stock. Hopefully they don't take too long to ship. Like Link, it seems like Edgar is the prop master. Besides the chainsaw, I think the bioblaster was my favorite one to use.
Upcoming Projects: I still do have quite a ways on the wonderflexed Cecil. It will be full speed ahead on that after Aki-con. That will probably be my main project for Sakura-con at this point. As for Raku, I can probably do that one between Sakura-con and Fanime. We could also try to do some 12k shots at the Tea Garden in SF before Fanime if time permits. Gestahl and Zora Link will both be pretty big projects. Setzer will definitely be pretty heavy in the sewing. He was one of the major characters in the 2nd half of the game, so I'm all for showing him some appreciation. I would just need to be able to sneak a Casino shot of him at some time. As for applique, do you usually machine sew or hand sew that? I was going to ask that.
Pen Pen (Evangelion) - 10%
Duke Pantarei (Tales of Vesperia) - 95% - wig needs restyling.
Cecil Harvey (FF Dissidia) - 10%
Emperor Gestahl (Final Fantasy VI)
Rakushun Rat form (Twelve Kingdoms)
Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles)
Link Zora Armor (LoZ: Twilight Princess)
Desired, but not confirmed:
Dart Dragoon Form (LoD)
Dark Helmet (Spaceballs)
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