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16 January 2006 @ 11:23 pm
Ushi prep: Part II  
R-kun's Ichigo costume is coming along nicely.
He really doesn't have the money for the right sandals, so we went to wal-mart and found some bamboo-top black thong sandals that will work. They were 2 dollars a pair, and I think they are probably a little more accurate (if possible) than my platform ones, so I bought a pair as well. For 2 bucks, you really can't go wrong. I might by the right kind of waraji or whatever they are called some day.. but most places want around 40 bucks for them, and they look like a pain to tie :X I didn't spend that much on the costume in general.. and I guess I'm just getting lazy, but I don't know if I'll ever turn around and pick them up.

Anyway.. fiberglass project is pretty much done. I finished his hollow mask last night. I want to make raised teeth, but right now, they are just scored into the mask& painted. The paint on the red parts is photographing a little unevenly, so I might go back over that again if I can remember. Other than that, though, and a small warp in the corner, I'm really happy with how it turned out. Especially the cracks that I cut into it.

Bear suits... um, yeah..
I've had a sneezing fit all weekend, and I've felt miserable. I can't tell if it's from the fake fur, or the cold front. R-kun's bear suit is almost done. I need to attach ears, tail, and sew the hood onto the outfit. Then, I need to figure out the whole zipper thing. I opted for seperate gloves and boot covers, since it would be easier, but I don't know if I'll get around to making them. I haven't started on mine yet...

And I forgot to buy fabric for the fansview project.

All this, and can you beleive I don't have a ride to Ushi at all this year? The con is like.. the weekend after next. I have a room. I just have to figure out how to get to it, and the one person I trust that's driving down from Dallas won't answer his phone(s)
I'm going to try my best to pack light for this one. Two suitcases& iron cosplay. I may just bring a small hand-held cooler, and eat out a lot this year. I don't know. Carrying everything is a pain, and I feel very alone this con :/ I'd feel better if I could get in touch with N-kun. And I'm worried about drama this year, too. I don't think I've done anything to piss anyone off, but a lot of people I know are in liminal states right now& that could cause problems. I guess I'm having a bad feeling about this Ushi? I don't know. I'm starting to really get tired of cons in general. Same guests every time, every con is the same. There arn't any guests I've been super excited about in a while, either. Well, I guess.. that animefest a while back was awesome because they had MAX.. heh

Anyway.. i'm working hard at procrastinating.
Oh yeah.. and I uploaded a few photos.
3 in the in-progress section. (Hollow mask& two photos of R-kun in his incomplete Ichigo outfit)
1 in non-costume photos. It's for Bevo:X
Check here
Nerdy Temptressbevo on January 17th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
Have i told you lately that i love you????

Hopefully now that i kicked the bum to the curb I can come and see you sometime soon..woo hoo!
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 17th, 2006 09:08 am (UTC)
did you enjoy the crotch?? :D
Nerdy Temptressbevo on January 17th, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)
Absolutely!!! tee heee!!!! mrowr!!
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 17th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah~! I forgot to tell you
I have an awesome chrismas present for you.. so let's try to meet up sometime before.. uh.. July or Next Christmas so I can give it to you :P
t3h m3rz0rzmerchan on January 17th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
Even if that was for Bevo, it was awesome for me too. Laughed so hard. And I like the Hollow Mask you've made so far.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 17th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
She REALLY wanted to see my fantastic codpeice.. and I kept forgetting to upload photos.. lol
Glad you got a kick out of it too, though :)
puppyfuupuppyfuu on January 17th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
*sniff* and I thought we DON'T have a guest list "just like every other con". (granted, you're probably not interested in most of the people ON it, but I like to at least think that it's different)

I'd also like to again extoll the virtues of Amtrak, if you hop a ride on the train we can go grab you at the train-station. (it's like, 10 blocks over from the con hotel) C'mon, it'll be fun, you can witness the TRAINWRECK that will be the awful AWFUL karaoke I'm forcing many of the senior staff to sing.
cosmicmonster on January 17th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
The trainwreck will come when hundreds of fans drive out there to discover registration has been closed for a month. But the karaoke trainwreck will definitely be funnier. :D
puppyfuu: Da Puppypuppyfuu on January 17th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
Hey, we posted that on EVERY SINGLE THING WE PUT OUT. Really people SHOULD be aware of that. (now I freely grant "should be" and "are" are two TOTALLY different things, but I'm just saying, didja see FW answered your question?)
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 17th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but I have a lot of crap in non-conventional containers that I need to schlep around. Like YOUR Iron cosplay bag :P And I have no idea where the local train station is, but I think it's like 45+ min away. Besides. I thought you were the one who wanted to ride a train, not me :P
puppyfuupuppyfuu on January 17th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
I did want to ride the train, and I did. Seriously, it was kinda fun. The seats were spacious and it had a lounge car and a dining car and stuff, and it honestly was quite possibly cheaper than driving myself with gas prices being what they are. Altho if the train station is THAT far away, it probably would be simpler to just drive. (I don't know if there was a carry-on limit, but I had a ton of space when I went)

Along the same lines as you comment below, I'll need to get your phone number again, I lost my phone some time back and have a new one.
elvenseeker on January 17th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, that mask is looking really cool. >.<

Yay, you can do it! *cheers you on* Want to see bear suits. :-D
Celineceline on January 17th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
If for some reason you still can't get a hold of him, call me and I could come pick you up. I have class on Friday though, so keep that in mind. :P
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 17th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
That's cool. I'll keep on pestering him. He has work on Friday, too, though, so there's a good chance I won't be getting in to austin until late Friday anyway, if I go with him. I don't want to make you come all the way up to Waco just to pick me up, though :p But if you were coming from dallas, it would be different, since it wouldn't be 3 hours out of your way :O
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Celineceline on January 17th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
oh, she could always stay with me on Thursday, I'm like 5 minutes away from the convention. :P
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 17th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) I'll give you a call at least a few days in advance if I need to take you up on your offer :)
Can you do me a huge favor and email me your cel phone number, please?? :(
I used to have it in my old phone, but the old phone's buttons don't work anymore, so I can't access my phone book and get my numbers back >..