September 14th, 2005


My dress form is starting to scare me...

I'm running out of time for this silly costume :(
Tomorrow, I need to put the neckband on the black kimono, make the jacket, make the cowl, and make the hat. If I get that done, I'm pretty much calling the costume finished. I made the silly purple thing and most of the black kimono today.

Unfortunately, because of how picky I am, I didn't find the white fabric I wanted last time I was at Jo ann's and now I have to go back tomorrow to meet this deadline. So, this means when I'm out tomorrow, I have to buy 4 1/2 yds white somthing or other(since I dont' really have time to line it, and I still haven't figured out what color his lining is yet. God knows Idon't need MORE layers of fabric... anyway..) I also need to buy a sheet or two of white craft foam to finish my nose and teeth. And figure out how to make the gold things that look like plastic cups, but are in fact much smaller. I'm also half tempted to go to Wal Mart and buy a plastic bowl for my hat. I love cosplay.
Going to pick up my contacts tomorrow, too. I may take some photos if I get my cowl and hat finished, because it will be great.
I'm thinking about hitting up the dollar store, or a halloween isle, for a fake katana for this costume. I really think it's going to be a whole lot of fun to have it tied in a weird way right in front of my crotch. (see anime)
No gold painted plastic babies, though.

I'm so tired :(


I got my contacts in today. I'm very excited about them. I also bought some white nailpolish for the costume, and the white fabric for my overcoat. I settled on somthing from the bargain bin. Got 7 yards for about 22 bucks. No, I don't need that much. I really only need like 4 1/4 yds. BUT!
This fabric is so weird. I'll find another use for it.

I can't really describe it. I could have chosen some other plain bottomweight, but this spoke volumes of freaky when I touched it, which makes it, IMO appropriate for this costume. It's a poly-lycra blend.. but.. it's... weird...
I've had poly-lycra blend suitings that felt like polyester, but had a little stretch to them, and those are great. In fact, the black kimono I'm making is actually a weird little wool-lycra blend, and is possibly one of the most beautiful& most behaved fabrics I've ever worked with.
But this stuff... has a rubbery, almost slick& sticky texture to it, a very slight shine, suiting graining, and it stretches. It's fucking freaky. It's not bathing suit material at all. That stuff has a lot of stretch. This has a slight stretch to it, but if not for the really odd texture, looks like just a regular suiting. I want to try spilling somthing on it. I think there's a 50% chance stuff will wipe right off. But that's the weird thing. it's not non-porous at all. It VERY weird. I hope I can iron a transfer to it.
Considering 12th captain has his own little torture lab, I think this will do quite well..)

I also bought a craft foam pirate hat to mutilate into my freaky hat. Going to work on trying to finish the costume tonight. Might have some in progress photos when Akuma wakes up, I dunno.