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Unread 01-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #56791
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Yush! My eldest sister said she might be able to buy me the cosplay wig I want.

Also...I'm really hoping that my mom will like my first con...and even if she doesn't (but at the same time can't see anything wrong with it) she'll continue letting me cosplay. A couple of days ago when I was telling her about the wig I wanted she said that she would buy a wig from Party City. And when I told reminded her what was wrong with store-bought wigs, she said that (exact quote)"it's only going to be this one time." That got me a little afraid. I don't want to leave this community so soon after I've arrived, especially since I know I have so much potential in. I'm just became a teenager and I'm trying to write a book (I love to write and many say I'm good at it) and I'm hoping that when/if I manage to get it published, it will get good reception and sell good and the money I earn from it can fuel my cosplaying career.

Sorry, enough about that, I had to get that off of my chest.
My mom said the same thing to me, that it was only going to be once. I ended up with a party store wig and the assumption that I wouldn't be cosplaying again. And then there was a second costume and party store wig... And a third...

Now that I have a job and my own money I can order my wigs online and buy everything else I need, but until then, it was dealing with whatever mom thought was enough. You're lucky that you have an older sister willing to buy the wig for you. Make sure you bake her brownies or something, because she rocks.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #56792
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So here I was thinking, "Aw neat, I might be able to get started on Tomoe sooner than I'd hoped." And then my professor said, "This is what you need to get for this artsy fartsy class. It's all cheap, don't worry about it." Despite the fact that for $55, all I got was relatively cheap, it still makes me want to cry because I find I don't like spending money on anything not related to cosplay.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #56793
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My mom said the same thing to me, that it was only going to be once. I ended up with a party store wig and the assumption that I wouldn't be cosplaying again. And then there was a second costume and party store wig... And a third...

Now that I have a job and my own money I can order my wigs online and buy everything else I need, but until then, it was dealing with whatever mom thought was enough. You're lucky that you have an older sister willing to buy the wig for you. Make sure you bake her brownies or something, because she rocks.
Good to see I'm not the only one x3
Hopefully I start making my own money one day, too. I just have to write and not get discouraged.

And I WILL. brownies ftw.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #56794
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I don't know why I am so adamant about using a lacefront wig for this cosplay. The thought of styling one nerves me to no end, and the ones I've seen are a boat load more expensive than my alternative.

As great as I think using a lacefront would be I am probably going to opt out and take the cheaper route in the end. At least I am in no hurry to get this done...
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:59 PM   #56795
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Fabric!~ And Dino pants because wallmart. I'm all for saving money but if it just a dollar difference between new and used then I'll spend the extra dollar and get it new. It was only 7$ for the cargo pants anywho...
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Unread 01-16-2013, 08:13 PM   #56796
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Wanting to check out Sakura Con, might attend Fanime instead.
You should come to Sakura-Con because it's awesome! : D

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Unread 01-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #56797
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I'm tempted to go to both!
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Unread 01-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #56798
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That sounds like an even better option if you can swing it. : D
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Unread 01-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #56799
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Trying to juggle my classes and practicum hours with cosplaying is ultra stressing me out
But the two wigs I ordered shipped and I'm so excited to get them. Although it'll be about a month before my Zelda wig arrives at home and my mom will have to mail it to me at school.

Waiting for shipments blows, also being excited to do more than one cosplay at once. Esp when one is a million times easier than the other @n@;
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Unread 01-16-2013, 10:14 PM   #56800
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Convention is coming in something like two months and I still don't know what I want to really do or what I gotta make for my own costumes or upgrades I gotta make. Why is that you might ask? Partly because EVERYONE ELSE IS LAYING THEIR CRAP ON ME. Seriously holy crap I'm bogged down with these requests. Make me this helmet in one week, or hey dude I got this idea make this and this and we'll go from there. Hey hows my helmet coming along? I want the horns to look just like that in that one picture... I get it! Geez and this is a tough semester for me and I'm busy getting all this stuff laid onto me two months before the con! But on the the flip side it's not so bad I guess...those guys get to live out my dreams of doing really cool costumes that I actually like since they have the resources to actually finish it while I'm just a dirt poor college student that has a few marginal skills in making stuff. Oh well I'm just a bit stressed and quite surprised I have no real firm plans yet for costumes yet and ugh. Just under the freaking gun the pressure is getting to me.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #56801
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I think I wanna do a traveler from Journey. The atmosphere of that game is safgskdfasdkljfa and I just love the way the travelers move. *u*
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Unread 01-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #56802
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(; w ; )*sighs* i want to go fabric shopping, but i have to wait until either this Friday or the beginning of February to gather all my remaining fabric for the princess. I'm thinking of at least seeing how much i have left over from my check Friday to decide whether or not i can.

i also need fabric for sheryl's top, but i'll definitely need to wait till the beginning of February for that.

@Emmisu, o lordy! i can relate to that one! school is looking super busy so far and i'm already stressing out about balancing my homework and finding time when i finish and start on my cosplay.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 10:57 PM   #56803
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I have so much work I have to do. I have to make Alice's apron, and finish her skirt. I need to make Merlin's boots and belt, and finish off his jacket and pants, by adding a collar and a waistband. And I still need to get fabric to make Rosette's Holy Woman dress.

And I don't even know if I'll even be able to go to Katsucon at this point. So Half of me is saying "Just wait, save your money for now. Find out if you can even find a ride to get there first." and the other half is "Buy all the stuff now, that way you have it. And if you end up going to Katsu you'll have the stuff already there ready for you to cram this stuff out, and if not, well at least you can spend more time on it before your next con."
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Unread 01-17-2013, 02:06 AM   #56804
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So here I was thinking, "Aw neat, I might be able to get started on Tomoe sooner than I'd hoped." And then my professor said, "This is what you need to get for this artsy fartsy class. It's all cheap, don't worry about it." Despite the fact that for $55, all I got was relatively cheap, it still makes me want to cry because I find I don't like spending money on anything not related to cosplay.
Heh, I know the feeling. xD
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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:17 AM   #56805
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I think I'm going to bow out of the Masquerade at OhayoCon this weekend. I was going to be in the Found Item category anyway and it's going to take up the whole day. I think I'm going to wait to do a Masquerade when I have a costume that I've made and am super proud of. I'm proud of my Wolfwood, but I want to enjoy the con and go to the panels!

Speaking of Wolfwood, I have completely misplaced the paper I bought to use for the finishing touches for the Confessional. The Mod-Podge was with it too. So, at lunch today I'm going to run up to Jo-Ann's and get some more. At leas I'll know I'll have enough paper this way. I may pick up another foam board so I can do the roof pieces in one piece each instead of gluing scraps together.
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