January 5th, 2003


Sunday Cosplay Update!

I completely got rid of my Lowe's shopping list today! Yay!
I bough tblack electrical tape.. but I also found a 5-pak of colored electrical tape. Very useful! I really didn't have anything I needed it for, but I bought it anyway. I also got some foam roller refills for the foam roller I plan on using with my liquid latex. I ruined the first one in experimentation, and I expect the others will also be ruined when it comes to the real thing. Unfortunately, though, I won't be able to test that tonight. I still have a lot of work to do, and I know now that the costume will not be finished tonight. Maybe next weekend.

In any case.. here is what I SHOULD have completed tonight:

Shoe modiefications: I found a way to make some very convincing sandal thong straps out of craft foam. I'm still gluing it all together.. then I need to decide how it'll get attached. PRobably hot glue and stitching on the inside on the sides.. May have to poke a hole in the top of the shoe for the top if I can't superglue& hot glue it down effectively. In any case.. the straps will be made tonight. I MAY have them attached.. but I'm not positive

ropes: I've bent the smaller tubes into shapes that should work as shoulder straps. I also started working on lashing all the parts together. This harness is 6 seperate peices! I also made "tassles" for the ends that are pretty good looking! I surprised even myself XP Oddly enough.. that duct tape I bought earlier came in handy today! There was one roll of white duct tape, which is absolutely PERFECT for lashing all the aluminum peices together. With it, I can tape the fabric down to the aluminum rods, and lash the rods together sturdily.. and when I put the final bits of fabric on there, I know for certain that even if the tape DOES show with movement, most people won't notice it, b/c the tape is white ^..^ Yay! I hope to have the ropes done tonight if I can find a suitable material for the last two bits of the harness.

I also need to find the black vinyl. There SHOULD be enough left to finish my gloves.. I just have to find it. There are precious few places in the house with "mystery grab bags" of fabric left, so it shoudln't take too long to find.

I feel productive!

Addendum: Incidentally.. if Goat ends up coming over tonight, I more than likely WILL end up taking some photos, even if the costume isn't finished ^..^ The knuckle dusters will have to wait. Unless Goat feels like helping with that in the dark. Who knows? I have to wake up EARLY for work tomorrow, so I dread staying up TOO late... but if Goat has nothing better to do, I may just stay up all night and finish the costume. Then I'll only have to worry about repairs for Ushi. :)

More additions: HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA I WON! I just won an auction for 2 more purple suede lambskins!! Do you know what this means? I will most DEFINITELY have enough high-quality garment-grade suede to finish my millenia costume without having to improvise with somthing unpleasant!
(Now the Lily dress.. THAT will have to be color-matched with fabric, as there is no way I can get enough suede in large peices to make that dress.. but I'm not worried about that in the SLIGHTEST)
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Goat came over, and suddenly the list of things I was going to do got very small!!

I'm just about finished with the ropes, though.
I am REALLY REALLY REALLY glad I decided to put them all together HERE, though, and not at the convention. They would have been SOOO much easier to transport in peices.. but I really needed the time to wear them and mess with them to work out the kinks. So.. they're all put together.. and if I may say so, they look damn good XD
ASk Goat!
Goat, say somthing!

Anyway... I still need to put a few final stitches in the shoulder straps, but my dorsal array is now very impressive!

Anothing BIG highlight of the night: I got to talk to Mr. Monster! It was so much fun. ^..^ I missed him. Goat seemed to notice that I seem to get more perverted around Mr. Monster, though.. lol. No, really.. I'm always that perverted! Mr. Monster just seems to bring out that side of me XD (Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing, though.. heh) In any case... it was VERY VERY nice to talk with him again. And best yet, he told me he'd wear the Otaru costume!!! Now I need to buy the hair extention I need to temporarily attach to his brown wig.. and I need to work on getting the shoes done. Lots more stuff on my list, oh my!
I hope I can get everything finished in time...

In any case.. I helped Goat massively improve upon his Heisenburgh lab coat. (It was very... eclectic.. before. Now it's nearly snazzy.)

I didn't really work on anything else. I mean, I finished the straps for my shoes.. but I haven't figured out how to attach them yet.

We're working on fiberglass tomorrow, too.

Busy day. I need sleep, b/c I'm working at 6 am tomorrow!
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