So here's what's been keeping me crafting? I have been actively working on so many things lately. The first isn't cosplay-related at all; it's a light fall/spring jacket! I have needed to replace my ugly old windbreaker for years, and I ended up having awesome timing in terms of having it ready to wear for the autumn cool-down. The jacket is based on a Simplicity pattern with no alterations except for lengthening the sleeves (which still aren't long enough gurrr....) made out of a water-resistant coated nylon and lined with Kasha lining because I'm always cold. I have never actually fully lined anything like this before and lining wasn't part of the pattern, so that was an adventure, but I think it turned out pretty great in the end.
I really want to get together a Gravity Falls group for the Nov 1 cosplay picnic for more awesome and fun photos XD
With the hat done, I figured I should probably make sure that everything coordinated like I hoped it would, which meant doing a makeup test! This costume will involve a couple of prosthetics - ears which I bought from Malabar, and a nose which I'm going to try to sculpt myself. I couldn't wait until the nose was done to make sure the make up would work, so I just painted up the ears, added earrings, and then went to town on my face. The rest of the costume is still in progress, but here are my notes on the makeup:
- make nose prosthetic
- blend ears with latex instead of just spirit-gumming them on
- more purple tones in the lips
- cover eyebrows properly
- false lashes
- get better at shading or find a different way to do it (Oct 3: bought makeup to do this today!)
- cut/style wig
All that having been said, I'm really happy with this and if I didn't have time for improvement, I'd be quite pleased with going to a con in this look.