I've been looking around at random costumes, etc.
I've always thought that if I ever did a Fushigi Yugi costume, I'd do Miaka's school outfit.. but now I'm tossing around the idea of making Nuriko's court clothes. I think that wig would be fun to do, and the outfit is really cool. I've never really seen a costumer with one that I thought was 100% unbeleivably, absolutely perfect, so I'm thinking about making it myself.
Though.. I must admit.. I'm 1/2 tempted to make it for my younger brother and force him to wear it just for my amusement. ( I mean, really. He looks wonderful in my Kurei costume... and wouldn't it be great to see a guy go all-out in cosplay drag in a FABULOUS drag costume?)
If I ever decide to do FY cosplay, then... I will probably do Nuriko's court clothes.
But.. I don't think I'll be doing that anytime soon. I still have Ushi and A-kon to worry about. Thanks to Zoi... I will have a nice lavendar body paint.. so I may decide to finish Nehelenia after all.. but it's getting kind of late to start up work on that one again. If I get bored this week, I may decide to pick it up and see what all needs to be done. The more I look at it, though, the more I think I'm going to have to buy 2 more yards of velvet, and work some magic in the back to make the skirt look fuller. We'll see what happens. I still need to try Hancock's and see if I can get some taffeta for the sleeves... and then see to modifying the dress. If I can get the alterations out of the way, I'll be at 75% with that costume. The cape won't take long at all.... Because it's kind of like a 1/2 cape.. and I can stick some wire in the front to make it hang off my shoulders correctly. Then.. it'll come down to the big decision as to whether or not to go through with all that insane beading for the back. I'd really like to.. but if I do.. it'll turn into a "big" project... and I still need to make a wig. I haven't found satisfactory curly black extensions yet, though.. and I need to start thinking about Yu~ki hair to have it ready for A-kon. Oh boy.