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16 March 2004 @ 05:35 pm
Boots came in today. This means I can now finish things like pants for Yu~ki. Bought more suiting today, so I can start on that. I also bought some nice trim for the loli costume. If I get a lot of sewing done, I should be able to finish the skirt for that today.

The boots are so nice! The plats are pretty tall, but they are very comfy to walk in, and I think they are going to be very comfortable for continued con-wear. Unfortunately, I have the same problem I have with all boots- My calves are too big for them to zip all the way up. However.. they're really close... and stretchier than some others I've tried on, so I think that by A-kon they should fit just fine. I can get them up to the very top, but not through the band. I might be able to if I had someone hold the ends shut.. XD But I'm going to try to avoid that. They don't have as much calf room as the PVC ones that I used for Millenia, so I'm a little depressed that I had to cut those up for that costume XD Oh well. Calf room in boots has ALWAYS been an issue for me. Even when I was in highschool, I had problems with boots that wern't made of stretchy synthetic materials because regular/synthetic leather boots don't stretch. Gotts get the plastic stretchy stuff :/
Oh well. At the rate I'm going, should be fine next month.

I also bought more white suiting for general costume use. I used up that bit of a bolt I bought a few weeks ago, so I needed more. I also bought some really REALLY nice trim for the Loki-goth-thingie.. so maybe if I get the skirt done tonight, I can dye it tonight and get it ready for trim tomorrow. Have to wait and see. I forgot to buy elastic for a waist band, and interfacing for the scalloped edges, and a pattern for a fitted coat (for Yu~ki) and all sorts of other stuff I was supposed to remember... but anyway...if I make the scallops on the underskirt shallow enough, I shouldn't need the interfacing.. and more than likely, I can dig up some elastic around here... SOMEWHERE XP
Anyway.. now that I have these boots, I can make Yu~ki pants, measure the length of the overskirt, etc.. and truly get the sewing part of that costume started. I also should have nearly everything I need to complete the loli-goth-thingie and Yukari. If I get all of these finished by the end of this month to the middle of next month, I should have enough time for either Baiken or Bebedora. More than likely.. I'll procrastinate, and things will go to heck. But you never know.. heh.

Oh yeah. That reminds me. I still need to buy/make pants for the Iron Cosplay costume, alter that dress a little, and buy a big hideous blue flower for the front.

Things are actually going pretty well with the costume stuff.. despite the fact that I should be getting more done with the time I have. I hope to get a lot done tonight and tomorrow, though, and we'll see where that leaves me by the end of the week. Going to Houston for Angel's housewarming party.
I'll have to get directions to her place and my dad's place.. but I hope to spend Friday with my Dad, Sat at the party, and then leave Sunday. I know this divides my time up a lot, but at least this way we'll get to spend a little bit of time with everyone.

Ah well. Off to work on costumes!
Current Mood: busybusy
CEO, Air Perv: Cosplay Manazoi_no_miko on March 16th, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm... *envies costume-ness* Somehow I don't think I'll be touching my machine this week... XP
HIDE your facekyonomiko on March 16th, 2004 10:15 pm (UTC)
farthingale overload! :O
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on March 17th, 2004 04:22 am (UTC)
*LOL* I wish!
Nahh, I've become a slave to overtime profitability. XP
tetsuya_otaku on March 17th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
*sigh* You are so talented, and you look awesome in your costumes. I always worry that I'm going to look like some porker sausage in a costume. I've always wanted to be daring and do something like Meifon Li from Angel Links, but I know everyone would make fun of me. :(

Too bad there aren't many "fluffy" girls in anime. *lol* ^_^U
HIDE your facekyonomiko on March 19th, 2004 12:04 am (UTC)
The trick is deciding for yourself what your best feature is and flaunting it. If you can draw attention to what you feel is your best feature, it can help draw attention away from areas you are not so proud of.
I am not ashamed to admit that when I make costumes, I choose things that emphasize bust and clevage over legs. For most costumes, I also use makeup that draws attention to my eyes. If I keep people looking up, they will be paying MORE attention to the top than the bottom. Millenia was a very daring costume for me.. because, well..it really only covered the middle XD I don't like costumes that show off a whole lot of leg, but in anime, usually there's both leg and bust, so it gets tricky. I haven't always made wise costume decisions, but I try to do my best. Don't think that I'm worshipped as a cosplay goddess or anything, though XD I get made fun of a LOT for my weight.
Looking at your icon, I do think Belldandy would suit you well. It accentuates the bust, draws up close underneath the bust, and parts naturally to give a lot of room in the hips. IIRC, there are multiple layers to the skirt, and it's split in the middle, so it gives you an opportunity to show a little leg if you feel like it.
Few drawbacks to belldandy- you need a really good strapless underbust bra, and to make it look really nice, you'd have to pump some money into it.

I don't really have any other suggestions because outside those three, I don't really know what you like XD
If you really like Meifon from Angel Links, and you arn't opposed to exploring different outfits, I'm sure she's gotta wear SOMTHING else later in the series that you might feel more comfortable wearing.

Even after you find somthing you like, though, you have to have fun. If you don't look like you are having fun, your pictures will always stink. Even if your character smiles, it's important to at least grin, have a few poses ready, and flaunt your stuff. If you don't look comfortable in your costume or happy with it, people can tell.