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Unread 01-11-2012, 04:37 PM   #48001
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Err, maybe it's different in your country but that one time I had to sign for a package (it was brought to my door by delivery people) I did it myself.. but maybe it works differently in the US or something, I don't know.
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That's so weird. I've signed for packages many times before. 0_o.
I think its just in the state of Hawaii....
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Unread 01-11-2012, 04:45 PM   #48002
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Shiny fabric can be acceptable when the costume in question is obviously supposed to be shiny because that's just being accurate but it's known for being used incorrectly and just looking pretty horrendous, especially under flash or lighting. It also tends to be associated with being cheap.
With it being associated as "cheap" chances are the fabric is.
I've mentioned it before, but there is a huge difference between "good shine" and "bad shine" but people need to realise that. I can sort of sympathize, as the fabric is widely available, in my fabric shop, the first thing I am hit with is that stuff, and all the better stuff is upstairs or in a corner. You have to literally dig around and find the good stuff, but usually people want to be quick with fabric shopping and just take anything they think "will do".

It's different for me and many others though who are aware of many different types of fabrics, and I'm always working out what fabric I want before I go fabric shopping. If I'm not sure, I'll spend however long it takes to find the right fabric - ask the staff, feel the fabrics and compare. It's time consuming, but at least you won't be wasting your money as you know you've made a right decision.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 04:45 PM   #48003
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I think its just in the state of Hawaii....
That could be it.

Finally got off my lazy butt and made my Rin tail. . I like how it came out which surprised even me. XD Unfortunately it's very floppy at the moment since I don't have enough wire to put inside of it yet.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #48004
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Aaahhh I'm so stressed! I need to finish my cosplay sword, iron my cosplays and pack everything tomorrow because I will be leaving for the con on Friday early morning... I hope I can finish everything on time and not forget anything important at home!

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It's funny, I've never really felt "last minute con stress" before... I used to finish my costumes at least a week before, haha. The life of a cosplayer... <3
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Unread 01-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #48005
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I think I'll get this Sakura cosplay when my friends do their Taobao order... It's just so pretty and for such an amazing price, and I've been really considering a new cosplay for a number of reasons. ;u;
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Unread 01-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #48006
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These pleats....They look so nice, but then I put the half-finished skirt against my waist and they look POOFY.

Crap. I wish I could have afforded that wool... T_T

Or am I just driving myself crazy with false worry? -prays-
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Unread 01-11-2012, 06:16 PM   #48007
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I've been putting cosplay on hold because midterms are coming up, and my grades are more important than my cosplays. xD But I DID order my wig for one of my Secret cosplays off of EpicCosplay while there was still something of a sale. I'm so excited for it, and I totally want to go back to Goodwill sometime (either on my own or with a friend) and browse around for a good shirt.

Until then, though, I should really get to studying.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 06:55 PM   #48008
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Finished Pearce's Armband...It's made out of blue Duct tape and looks like crap! ^_^ But I said from the beginning that this was a first attempt and part of the final project, so I'm ok with it. At least I know what I'm doing now!
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Unread 01-11-2012, 07:20 PM   #48009
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Shiny fabric can be acceptable when the costume in question is obviously supposed to be shiny because that's just being accurate but it's known for being used incorrectly and just looking pretty horrendous, especially under flash or lighting. It also tends to be associated with being cheap.
^That. It's hated because it just looks plain terrible. The only cosplay I can think of even using it for is maybe a sailor scout?? That's what I see them made with, anyway
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Unread 01-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #48010
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Been up way over bedtime today to practice how to do makeup... FINALLY cracked the code on how to get that polished velvet skin, finally getting the hang of contouring, finally figured out how to do my make-up for my Zelman Clock cosplay, and I look myself in the mirror and think... I can actually do this. I think I might actually make a good Zelman for Desucon in June, and I'm so happy... I am SO DARN HAPPY!!! Now I just want to get working on the sewing, but my darn money isn't on my account yet so I can't buy the fabric either... But as soon as I get the money I can start. This even motivates me tons to start training again! So happy! Wanna work on cosplays NOW!!
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Unread 01-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #48011
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Went to Home-depot today looking for PVC pipe, and saw that they were having a sale on a few things that I needed for a character I wanted to do a while ago. But due to the off sale price~ dropped the character. Oh~ Should I try to do the character again ;A; That would mean dropping a few character already on my list for the year...What to do TT^TT
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Unread 01-11-2012, 08:37 PM   #48012
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Sewing wire into fabric to try and give it shape for the first time! This may or may not end up as a disaster...
Never know til you try! 8D
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Unread 01-11-2012, 08:41 PM   #48013
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^ Good luck there.
I'm about to sand down something for painting for the first time XD
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Unread 01-11-2012, 09:16 PM   #48014
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Re-Made Peacre's Armband...Now it looks awesome for something made out of duct tape! ^_^
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Unread 01-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #48015
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^ Good luck there.
I'm about to sand down something for painting for the first time XD
Go go go!
Sanding is kinda fun, despite being tedious, IMO.

And an update: It turned out...better than I feared, though it didn't look how I expected it to.
Also my fingers really hurt from trying to pull that wire through while I turned this hood inside out. Oh well, no pain no gain!

Edit: Aaaaaand it's done!
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http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3134074/
I really like that I can bend it into some really cool shapes, including the nice corkscrew that matches how t looks in a lot of fanart.
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