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

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.

Informal Greeting

Loving love, all the time.

Hello there, new readers!  My name is Jessi.  Or Jessily-One, or Llama, or Nessa, or Bloo, or… It goes on a little bit.  In our lovely family I am the shortest and fourth youngest, even though I feel quite old.

My hobbies include cosplay, music hunting, smiling, laughing, finding puns, and falling.  A lot.  Llamas and giraffes make me happy, I couldn’t be happier in the cold winter weather, and my bed looks like a bird’s nest made with blankets and pillows.  Simple pleasures of life, that’s all I want.