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Subject:Konan of the Akatsuki from Naruto, ver 1 = 100%
Time:11:48 pm
Current Mood:dorkydorky
I threw this one together for a one day high school festival and then...couldn't go. *sigh* But it's a good start to a costume I hope to have completed to the best of my ability by the end of the year.

- The cloak was borrowed from a friend (who purchased it). I plan to commission my own later this year.
- The wig was in my collection and I know it's not styled properly. Purchasing another wig is also on my list to do.
- I made the sandals and her ring. The ring was the most interesting to craft.

And still, I liked it when I put together what I had. Take a peak:





It's fun to be the bad guy once in a while. ^^ She'll have a proper debut, just don't know when at the moment. ^^
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Subject:Project madness
Time:04:01 pm
Current Mood:workingworking
Working on several projects at the moment, and have one more fizer upper to do before Tekko in...3 weeks? Damn, time flies.

Rin's shirt for ladys= 50%
Re-stiched the hem, per her request. Got the base cross painted and sewed the buttons on the sleeves. Currently waiting for paint to dry before adding another coat or two. Fabric paint is fun to sniff! Will add remaining buttons once paint is finished and dry. ^^

Ranma top for Shizune = 75%
Added the modesty piece and several of the clasps. Need to add the velcros pieces, the final clasp and stitch the bottom hem. ^^ May do the stitching later as I'm waiting for paint to dry.

Amelia's bootcovers = 10%
Need to re-add elastic to the boot covers for this outfit for Tekko. May need to buy bias tape as what scraps I have may not be enough. Will have to check. Got plenty of elastic though. ^^

Quatre Winner from Gundam Wing = 25%
Throwing this together for Otakon. Got pants and shoes. Will purchase a shirt and make the vest (pulled the pattern and fabric this morning). Hooray for easy cosplays! The wig, however, will be a challenge.


And if all that's not enough, I have plenty of other projects to work on too. ^^
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Subject:Megumi Yamamoto progress = 65%
Time:07:03 pm
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful
Slow but steady progress on Megumi. Cut out some of the pieces of the jacket tonight. I'll have to pick a day to dedicate to it this weekend. But I did finally get a pic of me in the outfit thus far:





Also made some more progress on Shizune's top. I'm about 30% done there. Need to get the front, collar and bottom hem done. Should be completed by this weekend (or very close). ^^
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Subject:Chinese top project - 15%
Time:05:15 pm
Current Mood:creativecreative
Started on the Chinese style top today. Only got the body cut out. Had to modify the front because the pattern I bought didn't have an open front. =P But there's two ways I can do this overall:

First - allow it to open in the front. Which would mean lots of velcro, on the shirt and the clasps. Not sure if I can find velcro circles small enough for the clasps so that will take some doing. Means a bit more hand sewing, more fabri-tac and lots of velcro.

Second - Permanently place a modesty piece and make the shirt pull on and off like a normal shirt. Only use one small piece of velcro at the top to allow for head room. Clasps would be permanently attached as well.

Ultimately I think #2 will make the wearer happier. Makes me feel craftier too from a creative stand point. I'll tackle some stitching after dinner and/or tomorrow night after chemo.

Last chemo tomorrow! (For a while anyway.) ^^
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Subject:Pleated skirt project = 100%
Time:01:58 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished
Put the finishing touches on a pleated skirt today. A few hand stitches and viola! Needs pressed and then it will be ready.

Next up: a chinese style shirt for my dear friend, Rachel. I keep thinking about better ways to do the shirt and it makes me happy I didn't just jump right on it. ^^ I think it'll look great! Just hope she'll like it as well.
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Subject:Pleated skirt project = 50%
Time:03:49 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished
Working on a basic pleated skirt for a friend. Happy to say I finally got is pleated at day hospital today. The pleats may need to be tightened before stitching, but I'll decide that after it gets tried on tonight. ^^

Next up: a Chinese style top for Shizune's Ranma. ^^
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Subject:Megumi Yamamoto progress = 60%
Time:02:41 pm
Current Mood:hopefulhopeful
Finally got enough gumption to finish the simple skirt for this costume. I've been such a lazy person lately. =P Now I just need to start the jacket.

And here's a reference pic for Special A. Megumi is the thrid from the left. ^^



She doesn't speak a whole lot, and carries a large sketch pad to write in. That'll make this costume interesting at conventions. ^_^ I'll post a pic or two once I can figure out how to tie the tie. =P
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Subject:Ranma 1/2 REBORN!
Time:07:23 pm
Current Mood:determineddetermined
I've had this costume since 2002, I believe. Another wonderful work by my friend Rin! Only recently I've been wanting to wear it more and more. It would have gone to Setsucon had I been able. I'm dying to get one more wear out of it before I retire it permanently. And I had to buy a wig, since my hair is no longer able to handle the task (too damn short). Not really the right shade of red, but I think it works just fine. ^^


BEHOLD!




Now I just need to get well enough to wear it to a con. I'm hating on my life right now....
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Subject:Megumi Yamamoto Progress = 40%
Time:07:50 pm
Current Mood:apatheticapathetic
While my muses are still less than motivated, I have managed to do little things for this costume.

A school uniform with NO pleated skirt. *is overjoyed*

It's half store bought, actually: dress shirt and tie(s). Once I can get the skirt done I'll post some progress pics. Her jacket will be the bulk of the project. The school emblem the worst part. >.<

And once I can post a reference pic, I'll do that too. ^^ Special A (or S.A.) is one of my newest fandom loves.

Maybe this will help me get back into costuming as I begin to readust to a new personal schedule. ^^ I need some extra motivation.
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Subject:A somewhat comical cosplay idea
Time:07:46 pm
Current Mood:amusedamused
I've been reading through the SNJ/HNJ Naruto thread for next year's Otakon. And I've thought of a cosplay idea that probably should never be done. In my heart, it goes out to the elitists and wannabes on Cosfu.

The idea?

SNJ Choji.

Fans of the series are laughing hard right now, but seriously, think about it. I can use my own body build for this and I'd have a reason to wear a thong on my head.

Is it sad that the thought of it makes me happy?

Just a thought....
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