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Unread 01-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #56521
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*head desk* Uh, thought I had a good idea going for Toothless's wings but, once again I'm completely unsure and am considering another wing idea/design......I'M NEVER GONNA GET THIS DONE IF I KEEP CHANGING MY MIND ON THOSE DARN WINGS!! D:
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #56522
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Great....I think I lost one of my Sailor Mercury gloves...I hope I have enough fabric to make another. -__-

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I was staring at my new short red wig thinking about what else I can use it for when I thought of an idea! How about Bowser from Super Mario! I can totally have my niece and nephew cosplay as the Mario brothers! My niece's very first crossplay? xD
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:15 PM   #56523
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I think I'm gonna go check the mail and see if my wig and/or body paint came in today. *crosses fingers*
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Unread 01-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #56524
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So. Since I'm pushing Toshiya back another year, I'm planning on picking up GMG Erza as my major project for the year. Which means that my lineup for Sakura-Con looks, more or less in order of most important to least important, like this:

Homura
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Homura (School Uniform)
Starry Sky


I kiiiind of want to try and push for Student Council President Erza as well, since I had to bail on it last year, but I also know that I should stop biting off more than I can chew. .-.

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Unread 01-02-2013, 10:36 PM   #56525
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Starting on making up the patterns for Connor's bead work, and...arguably, the most time consuming one isn't even supposed to be beads. Upon closer inspection, it's woven but there is no possible way I'll be able to actually weave that pattern nicely. Hopefully doing it as bead work will suffice.
And started drafting up how exactly I'm going to make the arsenal of props I'll be needing for A-Kon. So far I have to make Russia's faucet pipe, Connor's bow, quiver&arrows and his tomahawk.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 11:53 PM   #56526
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Checked the mail, wig and body paint still not here, bought stuff for backup body paint and am prepared to dye my hair and extensions black if need be.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 11:59 PM   #56527
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Did more work on my Seymour wig, so far... it looks like how I wanted it? It's not quite sticking out the way it should but that can be fixed when my hands are up to it. (I got an oil burn from cooking dinner two days ago, so still kinda hurts.)

My progress went backwards for one cosplay though... My mom stole my Dino pants. *sweatdrop*
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Unread 01-03-2013, 03:35 AM   #56528
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My progress went backwards for one cosplay though... My mom stole my Dino pants. *sweatdrop*

Hahaha, this gave me a good laugh. xD

Time to work on my mask, the weather has been dreadful this past week so I'm going to try and do some light sanding inside. I don't want to.... but I'm running out of free time. >_<
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Unread 01-03-2013, 05:46 AM   #56529
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Yeah, it's awesome~ And I was so surprised!

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Just don't buy the cheapo $200-or-less things from Walmart and the like. Shell out for a better model than they usually carry (for a first machine I suggest a vintage one, actually- they're usually very sturdy, easy to learn on and can be found cheap). Certainly avoid cheap Singers like the plague. Brother machines aren't bad, but they're really only good for learning on or light sewing.
I know. My mum says Pfaff is what she and her mum both had, so we might be checking out a few of those. (And I've been sewing on mum's for some years and I like it and am used to it.) Or maybe a Bernette. The plan is to buy a good basic machine that will last me a lifetime, hopefully.

@esclarmonde Yeah, I'm quite excited to get it! Yours sounds very nice. ^_^
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Unread 01-03-2013, 10:35 AM   #56530
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I know. My mum says Pfaff is what she and her mum both had, so we might be checking out a few of those. (And I've been sewing on mum's for some years and I like it and am used to it.) Or maybe a Bernette. The plan is to buy a good basic machine that will last me a lifetime, hopefully.
I have a Pfaff! It's a Pfaff Ambition 1.0 that I bought last spring. Let me tell you, this machine is beautiful.

The sales lady I bought it from actually makes cosplay costumes for her daughter who goes to some of the same cons I do, and so she showed me all the relevant tricks that machine can do. She started off with test sewing through 6 or 8 layers of heavyweight denim and the machine didn't even bat an eye.

It's got a computerized panel where you input what stitch you want, how long you want the stitch, how wide the stitch should be, etc, and if you switch to a new stitch and tab over twice on the interface, there's a screen that tells you what that stitch is called, what it does, what it's most commonly used for, and/or what kind of fabric it's best used on!

The machine also has a speed control slidey-button, which means I can set the max speed to be super slow when I'm sewing super tiny and precise details. Or with slippery, fraying fabric. It also has a build in walking foot, which meant nothing to me until I used it.

It also weighs 18 pounds, which means it's not getting pushed around the table by me manhandling a whole costume under the needle. It also means I don't take it out of the sewing room because heavy. .-.


/excited ramble
Somehow I always sound like I'm selling products. I'm just really in love with my sewing machine, okay? .-.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #56531
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Well, that does sound like an awesome sewing machine. (lol especially the sewing through a lot of layers of fabric, because that definitely happens with cosplay.) Also wow, it tells you what the stitch is good for!
Hehe, don't worry, that was an useful ramble. ^_^
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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #56532
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At least it was helpful. xD;

My machine is so much more knowledgeable and sophisticated than I am... It's really great for learning on (even for someone who's been making costumes for nearly 10 years), mostly because of all the information it gives you.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 12:15 PM   #56533
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I've got a Singer Merrit from 1987, here. It's not what I'd call fancy (everything's manually controlled and it doesn't have the quilting or embroidery extras), but it's tough as hell, and does all the basic stitches (straight, zigzags, blind hem, etc.and a friend of my Mom's showed me a trick to make thread bars). And it weighs at least fifteen pounds. It's not sliding around on the table, unlike every newer machine I've used. And I'll be in fashion school next year, so I get to experience industrials and sergers...
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Unread 01-03-2013, 12:17 PM   #56534
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I am finally done sewing the bias tape around my bodice. That was, quite honestly one of the most painful experiences I have ever had in sewing. I now have an even greater appreciation for my preferred RenFest garb seamstress, who finishes everything with custom bias tape.

Because the six layers of fabric were too thick for my sewing machine, and the boning in the bodice made it impossible to fit around and through the machine, I had to hand stitch it. If there is some super secret corset maker's trick that I missed, I'm going to feel really stupid.

Now that its all held together, I'm finally putting the grommets into the back of the bodice, which means I can finally try this thing on. Yes, that's right, I have embroidered, assembled, and hand stitched this whole thing together without really getting to try it on properly, because the grommets weren't supposed to go in until the nearly last step. I've held it up to me, pinned it to my dress form, all that, but I've never seen it fully laced up.

Wish me luck... I should have the grommets in the rest of the way tomorrow night. If it doesn't fit... I'm going to have to try really hard not to set the whole thing on fire.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #56535
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The fabric that I need for a cosplay I've been planing is 50% off!!! It's a sign to start now!!! *drives to fabric store*
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