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31 August 2005 @ 10:53 pm
Procrastinating and sewing at the same time  
From the list of doom on my 8/23 post, almost all of it is now knocked out. I feel compelled to talk about what I've gotten done, but here's what I have left: (copied/pasted)

Norn
~Make cape
~Figure out what the deal is with the ears& wig, and attach those two together in a favorable manner
~Permenantly attach staff head to staff

EGL outfit
~Install zipper
~Make sleeves
~Put ribbon tie on headband

Klein (to be finished at a later date)
~Applique on shirt sleeves
~Gay chap-let belt-thing (Attached to pants, no longer belt. Needs a few strappy things, but mostly done)
~Finish staff (While a pain, it needs the back design, and a few more embellishments, but it's mostly done)

Shiina repairs
~Straps & elastic on bootcovers
~Re-do sleeves
(Happy to say that there are closures on the obi, and the bow is almost completely sewn together and attached)


The two biggest things I need to do right now areto make Norn's cape, and draft sleeves for the EGL outfit. The cape is a massive garment, and pretty important to the costume, so I'm going to work on that tonight. I also need to make probably another 6 yards of trim for the cape, which kinda sucks... but it looks really good on the pink outfit, so I know it has to be done, instead of using plain brown trim. Still debating lining it in the pink. I don't like the way it looks in the reference photos.
I'm still trying to decide if I want poofy gathered sleeves on the EGA top, or more fitted black sleeves with flowly skull-net bottoms. The first one is the easiest, but I would want to put more of that white lace on the bottom for continuity, and there just isn't enough. The second one I think would look pretty nice, and tie the sleeves into the skirt with the netting. It's going to be hard to size the sleeves so they fit, though.
So it's a debate.

I've been trying to keep myself busy so I have less of other things to think about. Plus, since my brother is coming into town for the con tomorrow, I want to try and get everything finished that I can do by early tomorrow afternoon. I think he may be bringing me some of his costume to finish. I don't know.

I sent N-kun with three peices of Gogo and the Iron Cosplay bag, with theme ingredients. That should cut down some of the bulk in the car.. but there's still going to be a lot since the costumes I'm bringing are HUUUUUGE. Gotta get cash for parking, too... I'm not feeling a lot of panic yet.. but there's still a lot left to do before this con :(
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
 
 
 
Celineceline on September 1st, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
The car should be fine. It's just you and Ray. :P I'm going to drive myself to Dallas on Friday since I decided that attending class was more important to me than being at Animefest. Also, I have like all the costume pieces for him so unless he stops by here to take them for you to finish, I'll try to finish it myself. Of course, I already spent all my sewing energy for the con, so everything else is just gonna be safety pins and duct tape from here on out. Oh well. At least you'll get your artbook back. xD
HIDE your facekyonomiko on September 1st, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
lol
Yeah, Ray called last night and again this morning to let me know what was going on. It's cool. I reconfimed my reservation the other night, and when they found out I had 4 people, they bumped my room rate up :( They warned me that might happen when I initially made my reservation, though XP
Ray said he would try to stop by today and pick up his costume, so if we had any time to work on it tonight, we could get more done.
I'm still no where done with my stuff, though.. so I hope there are things he can do to finish it himself.. lol. I've been working on things as soon as I woke up today, and I can only pray I get them done :(
Easiest thing for you to do when you get at the con, I think, will be to call Ray's cel and track us down.