Con Thursday: Youmacon

…was hella fun! Except for Sunday, where I lost my retainer. And I was terribly upset. And I puked on the train home.

But except for that little episode, it was a pretty fun weekend. Even though my SeeU cosplay was missing some things… But I saw a lot of awesome cosplayers and got my GLaDOS wig! We took a little photoshoot too -3-

 

This is the best picture of my cosplay. Sadly, it's from the back...

Wiggity Wig Wednesday

LAME PUNNY TITLE IS LAME. ❤

I got my wig for Levy McGarden from Fairy Tail about a week and a half ago, and it’s time I talk about it.  I’ve got good stuffs to say.

Aww, look at my sleepy eyes.  I was so excited about this wig I took the picture 10 minutes after rolling out of bed.

The wig is the Ferrari style from Arda Wigs, in the color Royal.  I’m in love with the fibers and how easy it is to comb even with the curls.  It’s thick, so I can do a lot with it.

My only two complaints are the size and color.  The wig is a bit on the large size and I’ve recently found that my head is kind of smaller than the average size.   Now, the wig clips do a good job at holding it in place on my head but I can still feel some of the looseness.

As for the color, well I didn’t realize that it was a mixed color.  In the photo it looks straight up blue but in person it’s got little bits of periwinkle and purple.  Thankfully it’s not hugely noticeable and will still work with Levy, but it was still a little blargh.  Arda Wigs is a fantastic place to get wigs, but if you need a specific color without any other colors mixed in, I would  definitely ask them what they look like.

Other than that, I have no beef with this wig and am in love with it~

My next post prooobably won’t be until after Sugoicon, and I will do a bit of con review/spotlighting/talking about Artist Alley.

Dead blog is dead.

Wow… no one’s posted for like a month. BUT LEN’S HERE TO KEEP IT ALIVE!

Onto cosplay junk. Today, I plan to finish my SeeU cosplay (my cosplay plans for this year drastically changed) and maybe try to renovate this wig…:

Such a terrible disaster... *derp*

Into a John Egbert wig from Homestuck. Can I do it? I’m not sure…

anyway, all this cosplay progress is happening because Youmacon is in like 12 days. Guess who’s stressed because none of his cosplays are done/is extremely lacking money! Len is! =_=

Pictures of this wig-beast being calmed will be posted soon. Maybe.

Flippy-Flopping Days

So today I totally mixed up Tutorial Tuesday with Con Thursday, oops.  Have a tutorial~!  I can bore you with reminiscing next Thursday.

It is a well-known fact with my friends that I have something I call the cosplay bible.

I don’t think this blog can handle it yet, but maybe one day.

What is my cosplay bible?  Well, it’s a site devoted to  cosplay tutorials and sewing basics ranging everywhere from wigs, shoes, props, full costumes, even down to posing and photography.

In this particular Tutorial Thursday, I’ve decided to show you a very helpful tutorial that I actually plan on using in the future, and at the end I’ll show some pictures of characters it could possibly be useful for~

http://ladythesta.deviantart.com/art/Cheaters-Guide-to-Pigtails-119602397

This is the Cheater’s Guide to Pigtails, created by ladythesta on Deviant Art.

I consider this tutorial to be fantastic because it’s a money-saving way to get accurate pigtails for certain characters.  Ponytail clips seem to be quite popular nowadays, even I have one, but there are some characters where it’s not quite accurate to have such voluminous pigtails.  I’m not saying you couldn’t/shouldn’t use them, but for the nitpicky person I can be, I’d sometimes just prefer this.

Now, I promised examples so here are characters who have thin ponytails where using clip-ons may not cut it or provide the same effect.

Princess Yue from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Maka from Soul Eater

Triela from Gunslinger Girl

Progress Monday…Ashuree Style.

Well I really have nothing that I’ve been working on. The only thing I really have to report on is that I’m going through with a new steampunk outfit and Belle’s ballgown. Both are going to be uber expensive but I’m determinded!

I got some awesome tips fro drafting my own skirts and making custom corsets. The lady at the Ren Faire told me that when she used to make corsets for herself she would put on an old beater and have a friend duct tape around her until they got the shape they wanted. Then they’d cut it up the back and use that as a pattern. She also told me that when using steel boning always dip the ends in wax so that you don’t rip your fabric.

When doing a huge princess skirt to put over a hoop skirt make sure that no matter what when you lay the skirt out flat it is a full circle. It will look way better that way.

So as of right now I’m pricing things out and looking for possible fabrics. I also need to fix my machine and let my grandma know that the next few months of our lives are going to be stressfully awesome.

Piddly Progress Monday!

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I have a problem.  I start tons of mini-projects for cosplay and then allow my attention span to fizzle out.  But hey, each time I get a little better at not procrastinating.

Made obvious by the title, this is my progress for just a few of my future cosplays! C: (Be warned: Thar be lots’a pictures)

Focus on my neck, not my derpy :I face.

This here is the start to my collar/necklace/thing for Anemone from Eureka Seven and Fish Girl from Star Driver.  An awesome sauce cosplayer told me that these could easily be made with vinyl tubing from the hardware store and just a bit of spray paint.

Said vinyl tubing after it has been painted. Looks a lot better on me, teehee.

Next up I’ve got super minimal progress for Levy McGarden from Fairy Tail.  I’ve discovered recently that, hey, I have the tights and boots that can be modified.  That’s practically 20% of the cosplay!

Boots and tights, yay! : D

 As you can see, I’ve already done a tiny bit of painting on this boot, more as a test.  I’m not all that pleased so far, it looks like it’s going to take a lot of paint.  Ick.

Bring it on, The Pebble!

 This awkward lump of wig is me getting my feet wet as I experiment how I will create Toph’s wig.  Now if only I could make everything else I need for her.

And that’s all for now!  So, like I said, it’s piddly progress. x] School has eaten up my time and hopes of spending a lot of concentration on something awesome.

We have a schedule now

Now we won’t suddenly die for two weeks! Victory!

Here’s how it goes….

Progress Monday, Tutorial Tuesday, Wig Wednesday, Con Thursday, Favorite Friday. Weekends will be no post unless if someone like… Wants to talk about their dog or something. (Which is totally fine, I love dogs.)

We’ll try for one post almost every day. Seems simple enough.

 

And also… Sorry to make this blog get into a sad atmosphere and whatnot, but this is kinda needed….

 

Today is the tenth anniversary of 9/11. I’d like to dedicate this post in loving memory to the 3,000 innocent people who lost their lives ten years ago on that horrible day. There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t think of you, or that day.

Rest in peace. ❤

 

 

 

 

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