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Subject:Edna Mode progress - ON HOLD
Time:07:47 pm
Current Mood:aggravatedaggravated
After some arguing and deep thought, I've decided to put my work on Edna on hold. I'm getting no where, even after butchering 5 yards of muslin. It's just not coming together how I want. So, instead of scrapping her all together I'm just putting her off (great procrastinator I am) until such time as I'm willing to dive head first back into the project (or she decies to be more agreeable). ^^

So I'm starting on a little project for next spring. An Ouran Host Cub event to be exact. I just hope I'll be well enough to go (having surgery in January kinda sucks).

I've also started some wig work for Nehellenia. These odangos (hair buns, whatever you call them) are going to be interesting. Anyone have any advice for me on this?

Off to watch Survivor. More later.
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Subject:Hinata Progress = 100%
Time:05:12 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished
Hooray for sleeping pills not working. ^_^ Seriously, I had an energy to finish this jacket like crazy last night. There is the matter of the ninja shoes, but I may just leave them alone for now and focus more on Edna. Personally I think the outfit looks pretty keen with just the sandals.

Here's one of my reference pics:




And here I am:




That's one more out of the park for me. *dances* My muses are dragging right now, uncertain what to focus on. A few of them don't want to do anything. =P But it is that time of year. Perhaps I will give them some time off, and just relax for a while. ^.^
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Subject:Hinata Progress - 60%
Time:08:35 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished
Jacket is half complete. *dances* Evil, incorrect zipper hath been thwarted back. ^^ The body piece is together. I'm so in love with the blue-ish purple soft fabric I bought. I was skeptical but once I had the main fabric and the lining together, I'm really liking it. I shall reinforce the main stitching tomorrow and work on the sleeves.

Still debating those ninja shoes. I've seen two different types of shoes on her in various pictures. Just don't know. Maybe some pics will tell once the outfit is complete.

~*~

Edna is hating on me, too. I think I'm going to argue with her like I argued with Umbridge. I think my pattern is as good as she's going to get. But I'm still leary so I'll wait to cut more. Also going to shop for the rest of the material this weekend. Just need stuff for the sleeves.

~*~

Also picked up several wigs. One for Skuld, one for Nehellenia, and one for that last minute "what the hell am I thinking" costume I shopped for on Black Friday. For those three wigs and two other items for future endeavors, I only spent $75. Very happy. Just need one more wig for Nehellenia, which I'm buying after the first of the year. Gonna experiment first. ^^
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Subject:Hinata progress - 45%
Time:04:58 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished
Pantsu completed! ^^

Starting the jacket.

Might make the shoes. Will decied later.

Dinner then more work. ^^
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Subject:Hinata Progress - 30%
Time:11:19 pm
Current Mood:gloomygloomy
Still a meager amount of progress, but I had the urge to play with the netting I purchased at the dance outlet. Actually it was two children's shirts I found on clearance. =P A little snip snip, some stitches and I have a tank top. ^^

Now if I can just finish those pants.... >.<

Also picked up some material for yet another costume on Black Friday.... *sigh* I need another project like I need a hole in my head.

And finding black lame is like pulling teeth! So it looks like I'm buying more of the same fabric I'm using for Edna's dress to make those obnoxious sleeves of hers. Gonna need some medium weight interfacing too.

But what I need most of all is motivation. This is just not the time of year I'm used to working on cosplay. >.
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Subject:On the edge of progress
Time:05:51 pm
Current Mood:apatheticapathetic
Edna Mode, The Incredibles - 15%

It's a pitiful amount, but I've been working on the pattern for her dress. Not difficult, but it requires some fine tuning from the pattern I do have. WHEE! Muslin everywhere! I also realized after getting the base form cut and stitched that I may not need the boning. =P Guess I'll figure that out once I have the actual dress stitched together. The trick is getting the tiers cut to the right length. Six inches seems too long where five inches seems too short. More fine tuning for me to do tomorrow.

In the meantime, I've got me some pants to make for....


Hinata Hyuuga, Naruto Shippuden - 10%

A noob to my list, but I now have most of the material I need. ^^ Washed up the last of it today and I think I can get the pants finished tonight. If not, there's always tomorrow. Wanna work on finishing Edna's pattern and get the real material cut out before working on her jacket. We'll see what happens after the weekend.
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Subject:Dolores Umbridge - 95%
Time:01:19 am
Current Mood:contentcontent
For lack of a better term, I've completed Dolores Umbridge. Still looking at some minor details I want before I take her to con, but for now, here she is:





I may even look for a wig, but I think I can use what hair I have. Just need to style it properly (which didn't stay long in the photos I took. =P Oh well.

Next is Edna. ^^ Wish me luck.
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Subject:No sleep = More progress
Time:03:16 am
Current Mood:tiredtired
Not feeling the sleep again tonight. Which sucks because I need to be out of bed no later than 9:30am. >.< Dammit!

In an effort to work off some excess energy, I did Umbridge's hat. The crown is a bit wider than I'd like, but it can be adjusted. I, personally, like it. Not all ruffly like the pictures, but the fabric has texture and I'm happy with it. ^^

So this makes Dolores Umbridge 90% complete. I want to look into a few tiny details before calling it done. ^^

Please, please, please let me sleep for a few hours. Pretty please?! *sobs* Perhaps a new sleep aid is in order. Must call the doctor on Monday. *nods*
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Subject:Progress and goodies
Time:08:53 pm
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Dolores Umbridge Progress - 75%

Attached those dreaded pleated pockets to the jacket. A little hand stitching and viola! Completed jacket. I pinned the pockets for the dress, but after getting a look at them with the dress on, I threw them out. It looked hideous! Absolutely dreadful.

So now my attention has been turned to the hat. Not a difficult piece I think, but the crown piece is either too small or too large after it's stitched. O_o This is my third hat to date, but the pattern in straight forward and I'm liking what I see of it so far. ^^


Goodies

With a bit of good (and unexpected) fortune, I picked up a ring for Umbridge. A tiny detail, but one I wanted to have. Finding the exact cat ring (and brooch) will not be easy, so I settled for a nice sterling silver ring with a pink gem I found on sale. Regularly $34.99, my price $5.99. ^^ I'm looking into cat pins to compliment it, but brooches must not be popular as I only found one and it was too big and laden with jewels.

Also purchased tonight were the strappy dress shoes I need for Queen Nehellenia. They're not the best for my wide foot (couldn't find any wide width, bastards) but they look the part and had a strip up the front which will make a nice base for the crescents I'll have to make and attach. Or maybe I'll leave them as is for now. They're pretty spiffy looking in my opinion.

The rest of my haul included a nice red jacket (also on deep discount) and a black mock neck top. Nothing special really, save for the fact that I can use them for a "closet" cosplay at Balti next year (if a certain someone decides to pull Fox out of her muses *pokes ausa_tiamat*). Other than that, they're a nice addition to my winter wardrobe. ^^

Fabric shopping tomorrow and more costume work on Sunday. If I'm lucky enough to finish Umbridge, I'll dig for my wand and post some pics. ^^

For now, meds and fanfics....
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Subject:I've discovered my new nemesis
Time:06:01 pm
Current Mood:blahblah
Pockets.

Took me six tries to get the pleated pockets for Umbridge's jacket. They're okay, but not the best. *sigh*
It's a costume. I'll live. And I'll have a bit of new knowledge for the next time. But I swear this outfit hates me.
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