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Unread 02-03-2013, 10:08 PM   #57406
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Productive at last.

Last year, I did a closet cosplay that was....well....crappy is putting it mildly. I finally got to the point where I sewed a new bustle...well...it's more of a side skirt? But it serves as a bustle. So I'm content.

I improved... drastically.

Now to get decent photos, if possible.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 02:07 AM   #57407
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Debating on if I should purchase another wig (that I may need) right now or later to ensure that it comes on time. But at the same time, trying NOT to spend money (since I've already spent quite a bit).
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Unread 02-04-2013, 04:20 AM   #57408
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Well, I put new buttons on the opposite side of the jacket, and put in new button holes where the old buttons were. I am now a part of the I HATE BUTTON HOLES! tribe. Boy did I ever throws a tantrum when things got sour, I cut too far in on the first button hole, mismeasured, and spilled a drop of white cloth paint on the black jacket. I now have a headache from repeated IRL headdesks. On an actual desk.

Not only do I NOT have a work station, I keep carting my project back and forth between home and a friends (because food and friendship), so I'm very 'sew on the go.'

The jacket has new buttons, new holes, and now comes the part where I put in all the white stitches front and back. *crosses herself.* God, give me patience for this one.

Did I mention everything I do is by hand? Did I also mention I hate button holes?
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Unread 02-04-2013, 07:33 AM   #57409
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I really hate being so anal-retentive sometimes. >_< It would take no time at all, but I just decided to remake Saturn's collar with a facing so it snaps on the inside of the neckline for a better fit and more authentic sailor collar look once my fresh batch of purple sateen comes in. At least this will come in handy when it comes time to make Super Saturn's collar.

I'm so happy with how the new hiproll on the skirt turned out though, and thank god no new skirt is required for Super Saturn. I admit I'm a bit excited to make new leotards, too, serging lycra is almost therapeutically relaxing to me and the only awful bit is putting in the leg elastic. I look forward to Saturn's new and improved petals, the pattern for the petals themselves is perfect so all that requires is a flexible but durable and strong stuffing. Maybe I'll experiment with some craft foam. I also look forward to the sheer comfort of Super Saturn's shoulder sleeves, my sewing mentor just happened to have an amazing super-fine polyfill stuffing I used for the hiproll that not only doesn't clump, but is so very heavenly cushy.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 08:54 AM   #57410
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I decided to do a little cosplay shopping this weekend. I bought 5 yds of muslin to make a mock-up kimono with. I want to make sure I know how much fabric I'm going to need to make a yukata or other kimono for me. I think I'm going to get some more muslin sometime soon so I can work on some hakama too. Better to practice on something else before getting the real fabric!
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Unread 02-04-2013, 09:19 AM   #57411
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Having a hard time choosing the next character I want to cosplay. I tend to challenge myself in everything I do, and this is just another one of those times. Lelouche as Zero, Kirito, Ino Yamanaka or Asuna. Tough decisions for me.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #57412
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All the stuff I ordered on ebay should be here later this week or the next (paypal sends it all to my house and my mom ships it to me at school once everything arrives)
So I've got my Zelda wig, my Sakura wig, my Sakura headband base, and my pattern for sakura's shirt coming
Gotta buy interfacing and a zipper and then I'm so poor it's not even a joke!

But I'm so excited to finally get started on my costume that I can hardly stand it!! Must wait till after midterms though ;_;
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Unread 02-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #57413
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Not only did I finish my Spirit!Zelda cosplay Friday, I then proceeded to win first place in the cosplay contest at Carolina Game Summit with her!

The best part is now I only have one cosplay to make between now and Animazement in May~

Although, now I'm worried I'll have to compete in the journeyman division at the AZ Craftsmanship Contest. O_o
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Unread 02-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #57414
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I want to go home so I can work on the alterations... I've been away from the sewing machine for a week and a half now.

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Unread 02-04-2013, 01:16 PM   #57415
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My poor bank account! But now at least I know how much is left in my budget for my wig, the shoes and the two props I have to make for Kaname and Stocking.

Joanns send me some coupons so I can start on these props!

Now besides that problem, I need to find time to work on them. Damn you college assignments!
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Unread 02-04-2013, 01:31 PM   #57416
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Unread 02-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #57417
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I've come to discover that Pepakura is one of the coolest things ever. I've always known it makes it easier to bring complicated designs to life, but now that I'm finally getting to work with it myself, I've come to appreciate it even more. It's really neat seeing a paper puzzle come together into the near-perfect shapes of pieces of armor that I would have otherwise had a heck of a time trying to pattern and shape myself. Sure, it requires a LOT of patience, and knowing how much further I have to go before this costume is anywhere near complete makes me want to bury myself under a pile of pillows...but dangit, this stuff is pretty cool.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 01:46 PM   #57418
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Bought 5 yards of fabric for one long scarf @_@. At least I was actually able to find the right color at a local store for cheaper than online. Phew. Going to start working on it asap!
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Unread 02-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #57419
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so, my friend finally finished her cosplay kokonoe. we have a hazama, kokonoe, litchi in our blazblue group and i'm the relius, but i can't help wanting to improve/focus on my rock lee cosplay more.

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Unread 02-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #57420
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I have a horrible urge to quit cosplaying. I just can't stick to a damn costume and it stresses me out.
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