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Unread 01-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #48316
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SeeU purse is finally done. Oh good lord, the death count of needles and pins for this cosplay... -has a funeral for their countless numbers- Which is strange to me, considering how light the fabric is. But something about that skirt fabric is a needle killer...

Now, to finish up some small details. Then I get to dream about some more awesome cosplays. :3
Well at least no more pins and needles will die at the hands of SeeU now.

I really have to stop planning on how I'm going to be making my cosplays for next year. I really need to figure out how to make Gakuko's hair piece but here I am trying to figure out how to make Garbage Doll from Clannad and what kind of fabric I should use for the Girl from the Illusion World's dress.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 03:14 PM   #48317
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I wish I looked better as a blonde, there are so many cosplays I'd love to do with really light blonde hair but I know it'd probably look horrible with my olive toned skin.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #48318
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I wish I looked better as a blonde, there are so many cosplays I'd love to do with really light blonde hair but I know it'd probably look horrible with my olive toned skin.
I know how that feels. D: I'd love to cosplay as Mami from Madoka Magica, but I highly doubt I could pull it off. OTL


Yay! I got in touch with the photographer I met at AX and asked if she still wanted to do a shoot or two at Fanime, and she does! Super excited now. c':
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Unread 01-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #48319
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Things I have missed: having craft projects to work on during breaks at work.

Things I have not missed: working with silk chiffon. Beautiful fabric, but a bitch to make behave. At least it's just a rolled hem for a scarf ...
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Unread 01-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #48320
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Berserk Fury's head is currently gluing together. Did some initial cutting before gluing the pieces together to try to cut down on the amount of work later when it's harder to reach and carve certain spots. It should be ready to start shaping completely Sunday morning. I want to put LED's in it's eyes, but I'd have to run 10 feet of wire back to where I operate it to have the switch and batteries readily accessible. I have maybe 3 more things to buy after all. Also made the Fury's toes, so the legs are up next for a bit of work.

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What needs doing? Here's my laundry list of things. Lucky for me, it's all the artistic work where all the risky engineering work is said and done and tested.

Head + neck
-Detail carving neck
-Seal neck
-Paint neck
-Armor neck
-Detail carving the head
-Rigging the head to levers for operation
-Seal the head
-Paint the head
-Install eye lenses (leaving room for future addition of LED's in the eyes)
-Add teeth

Legs
-Detail carve the toes
-Attach the toes to the feet
-Finalize rough cut of the legs
-Add washers to reduce foam squeak
-Add fake Hydraulics and other small details
-Seal foam
-Paint black
-light coat of dark gray for highlights
-Build leg armor
-Tighten joints slightly
-Cement PVC joints.

Arms
-Carve details
-Add third finger
-Add zoid cap to elbow
-Seal foam
-Paint black
-Light coat of dark gray
-Build armor
-Tighten shoulder joint slightly

Torso
-Seal off from of chest with cloth panel (Postponed until interior is finalized for ease of access)
-trim excess cloth around neck intersection
-Build Armor (most simple to build from the looks of it)

Tail
-Sanding down roughness
-Carve out details
-Sand tail joint interlocking sections
-Add washers to tail joints for smoother sway
-Seal
-paint black
-Add delicate details after painting
-Build armor
-Assemble 4 tail sections

Fury pack
-Cement PVC rig
-Paint PVC rig black
-Liquid nails fury pack
-Smooth and detail Fury Pack
-Seal
-Paint
-Cut out boosters
-----(Boosters painted and sealed seperate because of white vs black)
-Detail boosters
-Seal boosters
-paint boosters
-----(Fury claws painted with boosters but dusted with a light silver coat)
-Sand down Fury claws
-Make claws sit uniformly with coat hanger wire
-Detail carving claws
-Seal claws
-Paint

Cockpit
-Add cup holder
-Add levers for head and jaw rig
-possibly add small computer fan to keep self cooler
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Unread 01-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #48321
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Weeee, I'm actually going to save a fair bit of money at Con-G this year. I budgeted $350 for it ($125 for my train, staying with my boyfriend at his house so no hotel, $25 for the badge, $50 to spend on food/debit, $100 spending cash and $50 for emergency/spare money).... train fare's on sale and I saved $20, the way we planned eating out I'll probably have 20 or so left, and then if nothing comes up where I need to fork out an extra $50? Well, there's almost $100 leftover to put back in for next year. I certainly wasn't expecting to have that much left over.
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There's a vibe here that says "We're in this together!Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way."<3
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Unread 01-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #48322
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And of course, now that I'm replaying Eternal Sonata I actually like the one girl who dies halfway through the game and you can go and bring back to life later in this dungeon. Why does that always happen to me? It's the same with Hope from XIII. Didn't like him, now that I've beaten the game and read Tumblr comments on the character, he's one of my favs. This just adds to my list of characters I want to cosplay now. -w-U I think next year I'm going to cosplay all females since I always do a majority of males every time I go to Anime Expo. It'll be interesting.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 04:52 PM   #48323
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My wigs shipped~ My wigs shipped~

...but they were just shipped. I really want them to appear now.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #48324
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><; I have everything to paint my bus stop sign prop for Shinjiro but I can't paint it...it's far to windy right now T_T
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Unread 01-20-2012, 06:48 PM   #48325
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I went to Joann Fabrics today, finally!
;_; and blew an entire gift card.
I really need to stop after this; after I get the flowers and such, I need to STOP spending.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 07:15 PM   #48326
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I went to Joann Fabrics today, finally!
;_; and blew an entire gift card.
I really need to stop after this; after I get the flowers and such, I need to STOP spending.
I know the feeling. I really need to stop using my credit card so I can actually pay it off. But now I need a little more make-up and tape for my crossplay. I just have to hope it won't be too much.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #48327
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><; I have everything to paint my bus stop sign prop for Shinjiro but I can't paint it...it's far to windy right now T_T
Dude...story of my life XD
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Unread 01-20-2012, 08:13 PM   #48328
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I know the feeling. I really need to stop using my credit card so I can actually pay it off. But now I need a little more make-up and tape for my crossplay. I just have to hope it won't be too much.
I thought it'd pay for most of the fabric for my Nadeshiko cosplay, or maybe Sakura's dream dress...:/
Will not sew ANYTHING other than planned stuff until after Otakon or Anime Expo.

So I'd love to work on my faerie right now but I'm so tired from getting two hours of sleep last night so I think I'll shower and play OoT in bed. But maybe I'll.....cut my wig...and my hair...and figure out what I"m doing with my wings. As in what I'm doing with wire, since I generally dislike having wire going all the way around.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #48329
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What are the odds I would be able to find blue roses at Joann's?

I'd like a lot of them...maybe I'll buy 'em in bulk online...
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Unread 01-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #48330
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I think for my next gijinka I want to do Espeon. I have a purple wig I haven't used at all for a cosplay so this would be a good chance to use it, plus Espeon is my favorite eeveelution. The only problem I'm having is that the design I'm thinking for it is in the same "style" as my Sawsbuck gijinka. Why must Espeon be so simple. >_>. I can at least alter the straps so it looks a bit different.
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