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Unread 02-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #57571
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I'm waiting for the paint to dry on one of my cosplays and today I ordered most of the things I need for another of my cosplays. So right now, it's just a bunch of waiting.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #57572
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Good news and bad news.

Good news: Kimono came into today! The synthetic is actually really, really nice! It mimics silk's look and feel really well! Which I was honestly surprised by seeing as I bought it for $12.

Bad news: It's thinner than I initially thought, and has proven that my monitor cannot be trusted with colors. It's red, yes, but it's a very unsaturated red, the kinda red that looks like its been in the sun a really long time and has faded the color so its light, but not quite pink. Its light enough so that if I wear a juban, it will probably look pink. >.>

I can fix it in two ways, line it with red, because its thin enough that the red lining will remedy the lack of saturation, or I can use it as a guideline to make my own at a proper size and with a more appropriate red. I'm leaning more towards the latter, because looking at it, I really can use this in combination with my Len cosplay if I can keep it intact.

I don't particularly mind either way, even though it means that Kenshin won't be done for a while longer yet due to my current restriction on spending and my not be able to work on anything for the next two and half weeks.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 07:04 PM   #57573
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At the last part of making Tepig's vest, I find out that the buttonhole foot is missing. Well, they're cheap so I can easily buy a replacement. Now I just need to make the usamimi that I'm using for ears and I'm done.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #57574
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Good news and bad news.

Good news: Kimono came into today! The synthetic is actually really, really nice! It mimics silk's look and feel really well! Which I was honestly surprised by seeing as I bought it for $12.

Bad news: It's thinner than I initially thought, and has proven that my monitor cannot be trusted with colors. It's red, yes, but it's a very unsaturated red, the kinda red that looks like its been in the sun a really long time and has faded the color so its light, but not quite pink. Its light enough so that if I wear a juban, it will probably look pink. >.>

I can fix it in two ways, line it with red, because its thin enough that the red lining will remedy the lack of saturation, or I can use it as a guideline to make my own at a proper size and with a more appropriate red. I'm leaning more towards the latter, because looking at it, I really can use this in combination with my Len cosplay if I can keep it intact.

I don't particularly mind either way, even though it means that Kenshin won't be done for a while longer yet due to my current restriction on spending and my not be able to work on anything for the next two and half weeks.
Maybe it was a summer weigh synthetic? I dunno.
But Kenshin's kimono is pink-ish in the anime so it's not all off...
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Unread 02-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #57575
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The blizzard finally cleared up enough for my mom to send me my wigs and patterns! yesss~
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Unread 02-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #57576
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Maybe it was a summer weigh synthetic? I dunno.
But Kenshin's kimono is pink-ish in the anime so it's not all off...
The thinness I can live with, especially since I'll be wearing a juban. It actually works out better because I live in a place where it is perpetually summer, and if there's one thing I can claim to hate it's heat. It's the lightness of the red that bothers me. I don't want it to look pink with a juban. D: My mother insists I try dying it and refuses to acknowledge that synthetics don't like to take dye. Before I do anything with it, however, she's insisting I take it to my great aunt for judgement. Maybe it can be a more saturated red yet, if I can find a good poly dye.

Either way, if it doesn't work out, I'll just use it until I get a more saturated red (and hopefully I'll have a less color confused montior too!). Heck, I can even go under the excuse that I'm doing a mix of all the Kenshins - manga, anime and live action movie since the first kimono Live Kenshin wears is a super faded red-orangey thing.

EDIT: Actually, given the fact that it hasn't wrinkled, I'm pretty positive it's poly, which means it's dyable... Yeah, I can work with this. I'll edit it accordingly, use the scrap fabric I have from the hem to test how much dye I'll need and then test how the color looks over the juban. ... I'll just need to do this within two weeks after my theater work is done.

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Unread 02-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #57577
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I have the sudden urge to re-watch Vampire Knight all over again! x3 Why I have not cosplayed Yuki yet is beyond me O.O Now I kinda wanna have my niece cosplay as Yuki when she was a child xD
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Unread 02-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #57578
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I need to meet more local cosplayers. I need a group, man. Having a cosplay partner just isn't doing it for me.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 10:56 PM   #57579
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Really bummed about having to miss a studio photo shoot.....but oh well.
Just means more time on working on other things for next time I guess.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 11:16 PM   #57580
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A little worried about how the weather is going to be this Saturday when I go to Anime Milwaukee...please don't snow!!!! Also running around outside in shorts and sandals when it's freezing outside once again XD
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Unread 02-11-2013, 11:16 PM   #57581
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Unread 02-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #57582
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I can't wait to order the shirt I need for Alpha Jade... just need to find an inexpensive one online (or maybe in a sports store, if I'm lucky) Also, I need to get that fabric for her 3AM Dress. I'm planning to make a super long train! (If I can figure out how to, of course)
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Unread 02-12-2013, 12:35 AM   #57583
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So much sanding. 0_o

But Richter's Sol (the axe/sickle thingy) is looking really, really good.

On one side. *headdesk*

Fortunately I have until Fanime...
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Unread 02-12-2013, 02:02 AM   #57584
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Cut my Seymour fabric! I had cut it bigger because I didn't know if it would shrink from having to dye it. Which is did, so I'm so glad I thought to cut it big.

So Wednesday, I'll can start sewing it and this weekend I'm going to go borrow my friends air brush to paint on the design!~
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Unread 02-12-2013, 04:24 AM   #57585
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Hoping no one else cancels their shoot for Katsucon and that the weather is nice (at least nice for lighting)
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