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21 March 2008 @ 02:10 am
Selling costumes  
I think I honestly need to get rid of some of the older ones to make room for the new stuff. Arshtat takes up a ton of room, and I don't really have any room to hang up new costumes. I think it might be a good policy to only really hang on to my 5 current/favorite costumes. If that's the case, I need to pick those, and see what I have left that I can repair to sell.

I know for a fact the following costumes can go, and only need minor repairs via hand-stitching

Rabi~en~Rose
Sarasa
Chacha.. though I may try to sell it as a Darkstalkers costume.. zomgz
hide (This costume has only been worn like 3 times. It's a super awesome costume. But yeah..don't really need it)
Noble- OMG obscurity! I'm thinking it might just be easier to rip the seams and use the fur for somthing else
Babbit mascot costume.. dude lawl.. This costume was QUALITY. Maybe I can get 20 bucks for it
Eboshi- So.. I wonder if there's any snowballs chance in hell that I'd be able to sell the jacket that I made for that costume. I mean, the red and grey peices are vintage garments, and I'm not going to get rid of them.. and I unstyled the wig, etc. But who would be looking for just the blue coat? O..o
WINGSLOL- I would totally sell that first black pair that I made, and either of the grey haibane sets I have left. Except I think I left a set with Sarah. I'm pretty sure I won't see it again, but it's out of my house so it's hard to care about. I have two more pre-constructed haibane bases sitting around, too.. but I think I'll just toss them. It seems like a waste, but there doesn't really seem to be much of a point of mass producing grey wings in JUST the right shade for a somewhat obscure anime. And since they're grey, they won't sell to the kids that want white or black wings.. and they aren't cutesy enough to sell as generic conwhore wings.

I look at some of that other stuff and it's like...
I don't know that I'd ever wear Gogo again just because it's a pain to haul around. But I don't know if it's in saleable condition since I've sweated in it so much and I'm not sure how washable it is XD. That, and I'm certain whomever I sold it to would just enter it in a contest and make me sad. I mean.. If I sold say.. Any of the other costumes above.. and someone actually won a contest with them.. I'd just laugh. More power to them XD
But a costume like Gogo where I dumped a ton of work into it.. it would just make me sad I think.
And a bunch of those others.. I've managed to recycle most or all of the parts.. or they have parts I could still use in the future. I guess I'm thankful for that at least XD I mean, I did spend a ton on my Silky costume when I was learning how to fiberglass, etc.. and I managed to recycle ALL of the fabric from that costume into at LEAST 3-4 other projects.

I feel a little bad about wanting to get rid of the Rabi and Sarasa costumes. Mostly because my mother-in-law did all of the sewing for the rabi costume, and helped a LOT with the Sarasa costume. I suppose there's another reason, too, though.. and that's that the costumes are two of my first actual convention costumes. But am I ever going to wear those again??
Nooooooooooooooooooooo

I wonder if I should start with a generic post on the cosplay communities? I've never sold one of my old costumes before O..o

I'm totally going through my other closets and making a huge donation to Goodwill soon, too. TOO MUCH STUFF
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HIDE your facekyonomiko on March 21st, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
I don't have our paypal info, so we'll figure something out. I haven't really wanted to bring it up since you've been going through so much personal/real life stuff lately. It just seemed like an extra thing for you to worry about so I wrote them off :X If you have any extra remnants of some fancy fabrics, we might be able to trade. I'm looking for leftover scraps about a yard long of stuff like Chinese brocade, velvets, pvc, party colored fur, etc. So if you have any leftovers from any of your projects, maybe we can trade? XD I'm not too worried about it or I would have brought it up moar :P