January 21st, 2004


o..O I made a costume this weekend!

Well, a good freind came over and visited... and I made her a Nadia of Blue Water costume for Ushicon. I'm rather pleased with how the hair barettes turned out... though one is a little wider than the other. I carved them out of styrofoam, and they look pretty good.

I still need to finish ChaCha

annnddd... I need to repair Millenia& repair the eyepatch for Dominique.. and figure things out for my thief. Not too keen on hanging my fat belly out that costume, but it should be ok.

Just got a lot to do.

Moment of truth

I have roughly two weeks to decide on my A-kon costumes. In all events and likelyhoods, most of these will get scrapped, and I will be lucky to do two new costumes. Let's assume.. in a perfect world... that money is no object, and I get to do two from the list. I don't have a paid account anymore, so I'm going to take a GHETTO poll :P Please reply with a vote. You can choose two.

Shiva (Game, FFTA)

Queen Nehelenia (Sailor Moon Villain- I have most materials already)

Sizer (Anime, Violinist of Hamelin)

Yu~ki (Malice Mizer, Le Ciel image)

Yukari (Baiser, Terre album image)

Bebedora (Game, Arc the Lad:Twilight of the Spirits)

Now for the bias.

Shiva - I am currently biased against Shiva because of funds. I could probably swing it, money-wise, though, if I started peicing it together right after Ushi, similar how I budgeted Millenia. So, it's possible. It's a LOT of work, too.. and since I am feeling very lazy, I don't know if I can do it. I mean.. I know I can make the costume.. and I think I could probably do a very good job if I really wanted to go for it.. but... it's hard feeling motivated now adays...

Nehelenia - Despite having most of the materials for this, I have not finished it yet. Tracking down the right wig has been a little more difficult than I'd anticipated, as well as tracking down the right shade of lavendar creme makeup for my face. I'd also consider getting yellow contact lenses, which could be used for Yu~ki (not cat's eyes, just yellow. Nehelenia's eyes are really powder BLUE cat's eyes, which would be an expensive custom job)... and I'd have to get some elf ear-tips, probably.. bleh.. anyway.. lots of beadwork and metalwork and wigwork and sewing left undone on this one.. but hey.. it's been started.

Sizer- Sizer is one I've been on-again off-again about, too. I really want to do this one sometime, but the fiberglass involved scares me. It would be my biggest fiberglass project to-date. Bigger than Shiva, even. The upside is...the fiberglass pretty much IS the entire costume.

Yu~ki-Ah.. my poor underappreciated bassist. I've been planning on doing this costume for ages now. I don't think I could pull it off very well.

Yukari- Another J-rock symphony in white. This one would be simple and fun, since at the time Yukari's hair color was pretty much the same as mine. I think I could streak in some red temp. color and it would look pretty good. Only problem it.. I can't find enough reference photos to make this one...

Bebedora I don't have any reference photos to show you.. but it's a cool costume. Basically, she looks like a little girl in a large poofy coral dress (long skirt) with a really odd pattern on the front of a gaping open mouth with a tounge sticking out. She has a tall hat with two eyes (one on top the other) on it that covers her face, and she carries around a large, scary-looking stuffed bunny by the ears. She hits people with it. She also has a backpack that looks like a huge coin purse. She's the ultimate weapon created to destroy humanity! :D Akuma is playing this game right now, and keeps talking about how cool he thinks the costume is, and how he thinks I ought to do it. I'm somewhat biased towards this one, because Akuma suggested it. I'm very happy when he shows this sort of interest in what I'm doing.
Edit: Look at the "red girl" photo here

Anyway.. I'm certain I've bored you all to tears. TTFN

Edit x2: Remember to ask Mako about her Koboshi costume.
I was thinking about doing Misha's school outfit. I picked up the manga, and Misha is a complete moron. I think I can relate XD Anyway.. I was seriously thinking about making it, but if I did, I'd want to be able to wear it with the other girls, and I know that if I bought fabric to do it here, it would probably turn out too red.. so if I want to match, I need to ask Mako about fabric and/or bribe her into making it for me :X But I didn't say that last part. Nopenopenope.
  • Current Mood
    bouncy bouncy