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Unread 02-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #57691
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Dyed my clip-in bangs and made my usamimi (aka Tepig's ears.) Once I get my new buttonhole foot, I'll be able to finish this thing.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 09:16 PM   #57692
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I've officially exited the love stage with all this resin casting. The silicone is tearing at the drop of a hat, and I try to lubricate the inside of the mold and it adversly reacts with the resin. Like, the resin partially seperated so it didn't properly cure, and sucked the dye out of the mold. WTF.

*goes off for the second mold repair of the day*
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Unread 02-16-2013, 09:57 PM   #57693
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"We're doing Legend of Zelda at Portcon?"
Wh... What? Why is that news? Thank god Link's in the know, or I'd have offed myself right there.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 11:34 PM   #57694
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Just got back from Katsucon!! It was so much fun! Met a lot of amazing people and some awesome costumes both days!

Well.....time for post-con depression....
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Unread 02-17-2013, 01:02 AM   #57695
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Realized February is one of those magical months that pays me three times (instead of two) in the month because of how the paydays fall on the calender. How convenient, since I was wondering where I was going to pull $1,000.00 out of thin air. How magical...cosplay funds acquired...
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Unread 02-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #57696
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Nice Decus!

Need to see if there's a pattern sale at Joann's this weekend. Maybe I can get a head start on Boo...
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Unread 02-17-2013, 02:06 AM   #57697
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Got back from Anime Milwaukee a little while ago, and it was honestly the most fun and biggest con I have been to in a while! I was surprised at how many people were there since it was my first time going, as well as my first out of state con. It was soooooo worth the long drive!

Bad part is I think my car might be breaking down...time for a new one!
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Unread 02-17-2013, 03:51 AM   #57698
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522 individual white stitches on the entire Yasogami high boys uniform! *falls over.* Completed tonight. @_@

Someone please hand me a fresh pair of eyes, and some fingers that aren't covered in pin pricks.

All I have to do now is hand embroider the emblem on the left side, and paint the colored stripes on the side of the glasses. *Takes a deep breath* Almost there.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 04:37 AM   #57699
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Finally made significant progress on my friend's Sayaka cosplay. Finally. I box pleated her skirt fabric with a 3 inch pleat on top and a 2 inch pleat on the bottom, but haven't sewn or trimmed it yet. Sewed the main seams on the vinyl chest armor without it puckering or bubbling or pulling away where it's not supposed to. Just need to finish the back edges and put in grommets. My friend finished the base of the white under shirt and made ruffles for 2 or 3 hours; the ruffles still need to be sewed around the edges, and the trim and buttons still need to be added.

So we have boots, socks, gloves, arm sleeves, and cape left to do.


Also, minor con next weekend, so that's going to cut down on sewing time by another day. And then Emerald City Comicon is the weekend after, so she'll be down another day after that as well.


There is no such thing as "plenty of time" in cosplay.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #57700
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I am honestly so happy my tax return is getting to me sooner than I expected. I wasn't thinking I'd see it until mid march but it could be in my account as early as Friday, or as late as next Wednesday.

In other words, time to go stock up on embroidery supplies, corset supplies including the islets, boning, bras for forming the shape, and of course more varaform and wonderflex. And I also still need Verans arm fabric, which I need to order swatches of.

This is actually kind of funny since this paycheck I'm getting on Saturday is supposed to be really small due to the fact I missed 3 days of work due to having to go to the hospital. For once the cosplay gods are smiling upon me and blessing me with funds and inspiration.

Now to get off my lazy arse and get back into working out. (Not so much lazy more so in pain but still about 30% lazy.)

I'll probably start fixing Verans head piece today as the curve didn't do exactly what I wanted it to do, the actual head part is fine but I need to get that curve properly. It looks more like a scythe than the curve shown in the picture BUT I have always been bad at math.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #57701
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Today I tried out contact lenses for my Hijikata cosplay the second time, this time with the wig, kimono and eyeliner. Here's a link to photos: linky link I'm happy my eyes got used to the lenses after some time, to the point I didn't feel them as much.. so I think I'm ready now for the con next weekend, awesome!
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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #57702
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Still too cold outside to spray paint. >_< Ugh. Why...

Well in better news, I found out I can use my Rin wig for Lucina(FE:Awakening). My 2014 cosplay list is just growing and growing...
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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #57703
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Today I tried out contact lenses for my Hijikata cosplay the second time, this time with the wig, kimono and eyeliner. Here's a link to photos: linky link I'm happy my eyes got used to the lenses after some time, to the point I didn't feel them as much.. so I think I'm ready now for the con next weekend, awesome!
Yeah I noticed that. I wear contacts all the time, so I thought I would be okay with putting them in instantly, but with colored contacts I had to get used to them. I think it's just because they are thicker and have the color in them as well but I did get used to wearing mine after I took about an hour to get used to them. During that time my eyesight was blurry around certain edges. But those contacts look great with that cosplay!

Now I just need to find a spot where I can get red prescriptions :/ every website I find is sold out.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #57704
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Yesterday was the first time that I've had someone like my costume so much that they wanted a picture with me. Not just OF me, WITH me.

I feel so awesome right now.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #57705
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Bought my first kimono! I'm really looking forward to debuting kimono versions of xxxHolic at Fanime. :3
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