EDIT: He just txted me back. He didn't go out to look :(
I gave it some thought when I was at the store, too.. I figured if I used 1 inch buttons instead of 3/4 inch, I could get away with using fewer.. but there still weren't enough of the larger ones. So, I sprung for accuracy! Why does she have to have so many, though?!? I counted roughly 18, but there could have very well been 20 or 22! They aren't even closing anything! Natalia, your buttons make no sense!
In other news...
I bought a plane ticket to Atlanta today. I'm going to go to Dragon*Con! I was not planning on going this year at all. I was thinking maybe next year. I figured if I was interested in cons again, I would start slow and go up to AFest for a day! However.. due to a chain reaction of events this morning, that became increasingly unlikely :P First of all, my brother bailed. We made plans to just go up for the day, but that's not going to happen anymore. So, I figured I'd ask K_T! She's... out of town for work :P Those were my top choices! I don't know anyone else coming up from Austin I can bum a ride with, so I gave up on that.
Second... AFest is in the Sheraton downtown this year! Blech! I hate that hotel SO SO MUCH. It's the A-kon hotel. I hated it when it was the Adam's Mark, and I hate it as the Sheraton. I hate trying to park downtown. I hate how hot it is during the summer, and I hate having to do things outside like crossing the street, outdoor photoshoots, carrying luggage.. did I mention parking? Everything at that location is miserable! So yeah.. another big turn off!
Well.. wait.. that's only two reasons. I guess that's it XD It was enough for me to consider just sitting on these materials until next year, or caving in to Tania's demands and going to D*C. The plane ticket wasn't as expensive as I thought it was going to be, though. Things fell into place pretty quickly after that.
So yeah! Now I have a con list for the first time in years! And really, let's not try to mince around the subject. I AM going to a con, and I AM thinking all about cosplay again just because I lost some weight. I let my weight keep me from doing something I loved because I did not like my body. Maybe that's cowardly. I know it's certainly not noble. I'm not afraid to address it, though. I still don't have what most people would consider an ideal body, but I am about down to where I was in like 2003-ish! And you know what? I had a lot more confidance back then! I totally think some of that was due to stubborn ignorance and naiviete, though. But that's ok, too. I'm going to keep working hard. Maybe by D*C, I'll be down another 6 lbs. That would put me over the 40lbs lost marker! We will see!
I'm going to continue to work hard at this fitness thing. I'm not going to make a ton of expensive and complicated costumes right now, though. If I continue to succeed, I'll just grow out of them. I CAN, however, take a few costumes in and make a few simple things. Natalia will adjust for at least another 25 lbs pretty nicely. I think I may also make a silly Adventure Time costume, because I haven't done a group with the girls in forever. We are still a group, right? :D I should man up and make something to contribute to it once every few years or so.
So OMG.. first con list in FOREVER!
*trim length on obi
*attach super mega industrial hook-and-eyes
*move closure button on inner shirt over
*maybe try moving one of the inside ties over. (not needed)
*Try to take in the tunic by a few inches (feelin' kinda lazy)
That was an amazingly short list to make something con ready! zomgz!
EVERYTHING LOL! WE SHALL COME BACK TO THIS LATER
*Go to dollar store and buy an awesome kid's bow& arrow with suction cup arrows. I will sport the comedy weapon!
*Hit up hardware store and see how feasible it would be to build a quiver out of PVC pipe
Purple Princess (Aaaaaadventure time!)
*order x2 purple striped tights, because I'm too lazy to paint accurate ones!
*buy fabric for hat, leaves, and dress. This dress has no shape to it! It gets a petticoat! It should be easy!! It shall include a lot of felt!!!!