Otakuthon: Aug 7-9
On Friday I'll be in Chell since it's my comfy "staff" costume... because I'll be working back-stage at the World Cosplay Summit preliminaries. I'm also planning to bring Cersei for pretty photos in Old Montreal, and Midna (probably postal since I doubt I'll have the "real" version done on time).
One of the costumes on my (long) list that I want to make is Cersei from Game of Thrones. Although I didn't put it on my list of "next 10" back in January, I ended up bumping it up on the schedule since Shelle-Chii invited me to her Thrones-themed birthday party and Elemental convinced me that I could put it together quickly. In the end, Elemental was mostly right. I got the dress completely sewn in time (although I did miss the beginning of the party because I insisted on hemming it hahaha), but I didn't get the belt done at all. Luckily Elemental had something almost perfect for me to borrow to wear to the party. I have since finished the belt and I'm going to try to do a little bit of the embroidery detail before the cosplay picnic this weekend. Below you'll find photos from the party, and the dress with my newly finished belt. I've also decided to toss in the closet/modern/whatever version of Ygritte (my other planned GoT costume) from my trip to see the costume exhibit, since Mage posted the photos she took recently ^_^
The actual Ygritte costume currently consists of a large bag of faux fur in my storage room, a small swatch of experimental home made imitation leather, and a wig.
Extremis Pepper Potts
Ahhh, the "simple" project full of endless frustration. Unfortuantely, since I'm working with Mr Stark on this one and we live in different cities and don't get to see each other very often, progress has been excruciatingly slow. The picture here is where things stood just before NFCC: my paint job complete but totally not matching Stark's T_T. I had hoped to repaint it at his workshop this past weekend but it poured rain all weekend and so I just left the glove there in his care. Maybe I'll be able to wear it by next year. >_>
I managed to squeeze in a couple of "fun" projects around my costumes recently, because taking breaks from big things is good and my creation-motivation has been unusually high for a while now! I made a baby-luma on order for the new child of a friend of the Video Ninja. Apparently the baby liked it, just like his big sister's ^_^
I also threw together a new shirt for summer, which was a frustrating exercise in creative pattern placement. I bought the fabric last year not really paying attention to how big the piece was and not realizing it wouldn't be enough for the dress I wanted, but it was so pretty I had to do something with it. And I think it looks nice with my Majora's Mask leggings from Lunaria.