Tuesday, 28 September 2010

New projects . . .

Well the sumer has been an gone and I made 7 costumes in total, much to my husbands displeasure, or should I say his wallet? They all went well and I got some great feedback from the public at the events, I even won an award : D

So the sunshine is waning and I need distraction, I have 3 more in the pipeline to keep me going, including two I have wanted to do for a very long time. The first is easy and realitivly cheap - Poison Ivy. I have decided on a comic book version but with some tweaks inspired by Uma Therman as she does such a good "Ivy"! I will buy the parts and adapt them with a TON of silk leaves, easy and cheap. I've bought a few bits and pieces and have budgeted £50 including boots and corset, which is no mean feat let me tell you ;)

The other one is for a masquerade ball at new years eve, which is Belle's evening gown from Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It is simply beautiful! I need to buy fabric and have had quote for gown to adapt which will cost at least £80 so fingers crossed I can do this in time for NYE as funds are drastically low.

Another costume I have been looking at and have taken steps toward is my favourite charcter from my favourite Scifi show, Kaylee from Firefly :) Now this costume will also cost £50 but the main part needed to be imported had a 50% shipping charge . . . so I have ordered two and plan to sell the 2nd completed costume to raise enough money to pay for both! Or least cover most of it, that should keep hubbys wallet happy :)

Monday, 6 September 2010

Broken links

OK after posting a link to this blog onto FB I have just found that some of the photos and links from my new image hosting site are broken. Please bear with me and I'll upload them again via blogger asap.

From my previous post you can see I'll be very busy for the next few days so don't hold your breath, but I hope you will come back again soon and take a look :) I always like to hear feedback from friends and other cosplayers!

Alcon 2010??

Oh my frickin' gosh! *screams* ahem >_> so yeah I have just registered to a rubbish convention . . . at the last minute . . . its in 4 days time . . . argghh!

I was looking forward to going to Amecon this year but my husband was away and none of my friends wanted to go, instead they want to return to the rubbish con we attended last year. In a huff I refused to register but I haven't been to any conventions so far and feeling left out I took a little look at the website. After seeing they had spaces left I thought I'd give Anime League a second chance, although having tickets left just proves my point (!) at the very least my costumes will get an airing.

The "argh" was for the work I have ahead of me; I haven't finished 3 costumes - Priss, Saint Tail and Ponyos Mother - have lain untouched for a the last few months (I was sulking) but I'm not very good at sulking (I'm sure I was supposed to pout?) and nobody actually noticed. *sigh* So now I have to finish 3 costumes in 4 days, which means accepting first attempt stitching, accessory compromises, late nights and second rate results : (

I have 3 finished costumes - Motoko, generic maid and Sailor Mars - but I've certainly learnt my lesson: don't sulk over cosplay, you only hurt yourself.