August 12th, 2007


KT is here

And we're doin' stuff. We're mostly working on little detaily things that our costumes badly need, but we don't want to do. Also, we're eating steak, custard, and being asshats.
Well, I'm asshat :O

There isn't anything new in this photo, but it's fun and comfortable to wear XD Good thing, too, since the hat & wig will probably kill me! :O
Arshtat determined

More new photos!

khet_tcheba left for home today. We got a lot done, though! I was able to use her box of awesome to serge the sleeve seams and the one waistline seam I forgot in the skirt, and we worked on all sorts of stuff. I think she's completely finished the necklace for her Granado Espada costume. :D I didn't get photos, but I know she did. She also pretty much MADE my necklace XD I made a bead & the center peice the way I wanted, and she made molds out of plaster of paris and cast them all out of freindly plastic while I was asleep :O
In the morning, I painted, drilled& assembled everything together. It looks pretty badass. I also finished the bottom sunburst on my crown, glued all that together, and finished the crown itself. There are probably a few places I can touch up, but I'll have to find them later. Also, I'm not entirely sure the whole thing is going to sit the way I want it to. I'm terrified of putting too many pins into my wig, because I don't want to mess up the braid styling. So..I'll have to put on a random wig here at the house and figure things out. Chances are, though, it's going to happen last-minute at the con :( It's the kind of thing I know will make me unhappy about the costume if the hat doesn't stay in place. I really need to figure it out. If I can't move my head in this costume, my neck is going to get sore very quickly and it's going to ruin an otherwise comfortable costume.

I also decided to give up on hook& eye closures on my waist cincher when I saw KT pull out a huge strip of eyelet tape. If I'd known I was going to end up closing it like that, I would have made the whole thing about 1-2 inches smaller T..T So now it fits well, but could fit better.. but I don't have to hand-sew a bajillion hook& eyes, and I'll have a little more leeway with my trim, when I get it done.

Most of yesterday was spent making all my belts, too. I got all the belts cut out for my costume, covered in brown suede, treated with some gold spray paint, woven together, etcetc. As far as those go, I really need to finish the front panel of that yellow flappy thing, so I can finish gluing everything down, make the back, and attach all the straps. :O
I can actually see an end to my to-do list now, though XD

Pictures here again