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the cosplay edition

  • Jun. 24th, 2014 at 10:11 AM
thewickedlady: (sailor moon - sailor venus aaaaah!)
Hey there, internet.

I am focusing on HAPPY THINGS.

I have committed myself to my cosplay for Dragon*Con and at least one for Boston Comic Con. Then they will be in rotation FOREVER.

Black Widow is eeeeeh. I am still having a fight with the wig. It just won't get RED enough, which I figured out because it is actually a BLONDE WIG that was vat dyed. My hatred of the place I got this thing continues. I'm going to red-ify it once more this week. I have all my belts already because ahaha. I should get some plastic guns since I think I just have space guns in my bin o' cosplay weapons (yes, I have a bin). I will then need to get a new black unitard, make some Widow's bite things, and Shield logo patches, and ta da, done.

Sailor Venus is looking like one of the more expensive cosplays I've done since I have to get a lot of stuff rather than make myself. And that's with making full Mass Effect armor. >_< Got this wig in light blonde along with some add in bangs. Hoping the color works! I'm for sure doing the glue your eyebrows thing so I can paint on some blonde eyebrows that better match.

Working out with an etsy artist for the fuku since the fuck if I can make a spandex based sailor suit. I'm just not that good of a seamstress! I'll give her my measurements later in July as I finish this last round of my exercise regime. I've lost weight! Not a lot. And I can't tell if I've lost any inches on my waist, which is what I would like to happen. We'll see! Only in week 2? (pleeeeeease with the healthy!)

I'm hoping to make the Holy Sword from what I have around the house in thermal plastics and foam. Maybe a rod from home depot as the base. And shoes, ug, have to figure THAT out. Shoes that are both in character, and I can walk in for 8 hours on my gimpy leg. Fun! Trying to decide if I want to get a belt as well. I waaaaanna! Will the budget let me? (The budget says FUCK YOU to me already)

And then Bee from Bee and Puppycat. Already have a wig since I buy waaaaaaay too many wigs from ebay. I'm still trying to decide if I will get a yellow sweater and stick a bee on that or get something that is already made. Yellow crew neck sweaters in my size are actually hard to find! I keep finding v-neck or cardis. I need to put a peter pan collar on this, people!! I'll figure out this one after I close out this show. It should be a simple piece.

Why do I have such expensive hobbies? I shouldn't. But wiiiiiiigs and building stuuuuuuuuuff.

What are you dooooooing, internet? I know I don't exist on chats and haven't in years, but I do like talking with you. What is uuuuuup?


in_the_blue: (miria LOVES baseball!)
[personal profile] in_the_blue wrote:
Jun. 24th, 2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
Hey lady, have you tried henna to redden the Black Widow wig? It's not permanent, but I never met a hair color that henna didn't improve. Maybe it's worth a try?

By the way, I think you are fantastic for doing all this. I wish sometimes I was more east coast so I could cosplay with all y'all.
thewickedlady: (geek feet)
[personal profile] thewickedlady wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2014 12:28 am (UTC)
OOH, that's an idea! I wonder what that does to fake hair. I MUST INVESTIGATE.

Hey, know I am hugging you so hard from afar!! :D
jothra: (Default)
[personal profile] jothra wrote:
Jun. 24th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
I am so excited to see you as Sailor Venus.

thewickedlady: (Sailor Moon - WHUT?!?!)
[personal profile] thewickedlady wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2014 12:31 am (UTC)
I am hoping for rubenesque Venus rather than Man Faye levels of cosplay adventure! I am terrified but gonna try!!
jothra: (Where&#39;s the van?!)
[personal profile] jothra wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2014 12:37 am (UTC)
thewickedlady: (Sailor Moon - Mako-chan!  Er?!)
[personal profile] thewickedlady wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2014 12:40 am (UTC)
...what are you doing?
jothra: (Feffiroff)
[personal profile] jothra wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)

Also I love this album you linked me too. I bought it yesterday.
thewickedlady: (&lt;3)
[personal profile] thewickedlady wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2014 02:46 pm (UTC)
You terrify me.

I love Soundcloud! I find the best eletronica and house stuff on there. "This sounds weird as fuck. I LOVE IT."
gramarye1971: Yomiko Readman, engrossed in a book (R.O.D: Yomiko)
[personal profile] gramarye1971 wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2014 04:23 am (UTC)
Argh, cosplay. I am in that awful half-finished project stage where I really need to buckle down and get over some hurdles (fitting a muslin, primarily) but cannot seem to make myself take the time to do so! What I really need to do, though, is to buy a proper set of plastic bins and go through my Box o' Cosplay Materials to throw out useless fabric scraps and keep the salvageable parts in order. Once my stuff is in a nice neat bin instead of a battered old box that once held litres of vodka, I might feel less inclined to keep kicking it back under the bed.
thewickedlady: &lt;lj comm=&quot;basic_bases&quot;&gt; ([fashion]  These shoes RULE!)
[personal profile] thewickedlady wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2014 02:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, projects! I know that feel well, yo.

I am currently investigating all my "under armor" choices because seriously, one needs some tucking done with white spandex.
gramarye1971: person silhouetted against a Guy Fawkes bonfire (Bonfire)
[personal profile] gramarye1971 wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
Heh heh, I never went quite so far as white spandex, but the whole cosplay undergarment construct is so very fraught. Especially if you're trying to cope with multiple weather options -- a choice that works perfectly in Atlanta in late August/early September does not necessarily promise to work in D.C. (or Boston even more so!) in mid-February.

(Which reminds me that I do need to hit up a military surplus store sometime soon, if I want to start piecing together the Anti-Skill uniform from Railgun.)


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I'm a southern girl making my way through Yankeeland with a history degree and an artist's soul. I'm a geek and a dork, and I'm okay with that.

Sometimes, I even wear pants when blogging.

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