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