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sewing_needle
13 March 2011 @ 11:36 pm
Maya (Occult Academy) - DONE, with some tweaking to come

Orihime (School) (Bleach) - DONE

Arachne (Soul Eater) - 10%? I need to fit the dress and do the tentacles (hee)

Victorique (Gosick) - 0%

Ilya (Fate/ Stay Night) - 0%

Meiling (Touhou) - 0%
 
 
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
 
 
sewing_needle
16 January 2011 @ 08:40 pm
Orihime (Bleach - School Uniform) - 80% - need to hem the jacket and put the zipper in.

Maya (Occult Academy) - 80% done - need to hem the skirt and put in the zipper

Arachne (Soul Eater) - 0%

Road (D. Gray Man) - 0%


... what is WITH me and pleated skirts this year? Three of my four on this list are pleated skirts! The cosplay gods hate me.

With any luck, 'Hime and Maya should be done this week. Then I can start Arachne.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
sewing_needle
15 December 2010 @ 09:56 pm
Have my 2011 list more or less set...

Road (D.Gray Man)
Ukraine (Hetalia)
Arachne (Soul Eater)
Orihime - School (Bleach)
Maya (Occult Academy)
Ginny (Harry Potter)


I have the fabric cut for Orihime's school blazer, and will probably sew that tomorrow if I have time. Friday at the latest. :) The skirt will probably be done on Sunday or Monday, depending on how long it takes me to figure out the pleats since it's a full-pleated skirt rather than just one or two. Much pinning and math will be involved, ick!

But still, my list is set! And wigs are mostly acquired already, wtf?
 
 
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
 
 
sewing_needle
17 October 2010 @ 11:23 am
My costumes for this year have been fun. :D

PROGRESS!
Sakura (Cardcaptor Sakura - 2nd opening) - 80% done. Need to fix up the sock things, and fit the dress better than it currently does - there's just something weird about how it sits on me.

Eve (Black Cat) - 100% - wore her for Ai-Kon to go with my friends' outfits

Daphne (Scooby Doo) - 100% - wore her for Ai-Kon and a couple of photoshoots. Much love for that dress!

Amy (Soul Calibur 4) - 90% - need to do a bit more pink detailing. Now that I have a sword, I want to do a new photoshoot.

Seychelles (Axis Powers Hetalia) - 100% - wore her for Anime North and Ai-Kon this year. MUCH LOVE.

Rainbow Brite (Rainbow Brite) - 100% - just need to remember her red shoes, lol. For Halloween this year.


Currently working on...
Jibril (Angel Sanctuary) - 50% - got the dress, bodice and wig but need the head piece, arm pieces, necklace and wings. Still lots to do!

Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland) - 50% - need the crown, wig and detailing on the dress

Anise (Tales of the Abyss) - 80% (maybe) - need the prop and I miiiiight re-do the dress since it's a LOT shorter than I expected. Also need the shoes.

C4 outfit (ha) - 80% - need to hem the dress and do the wig, headpiece and detailing. SO MUCH TO DO in two weeks!


For next year...
Ukraine (Axis Powers Hetalia)
Road Kamelot (D.Gray Man)
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Ghost Hunters International
 
 
sewing_needle
25 April 2010 @ 10:03 pm
A pen. :)

To get the eyelets more or less even on Amy's jacket, I'm using a pen to measure out width and length between eyelets. Providing I put the hole in the correct place, it actually works fairly well. :D

I'm using the finger guard as my reference for how far away from the seam to make the mark I put the hole over, and the length of the guard to measure the distance.

Amazing how it's the little things that end up working the best. :)
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
 
sewing_needle
23 April 2010 @ 08:56 pm
Amy: 90%... need to find her neck piece and finish doing the eyelets. The sleeves are done, it's just the two front pieces.

Jibril: 50%? Need to work on the veil bit and figure out her jewelery.

Anise: 90%. Need the bear, gloves and boots.

Sakura: 100%! Thanks Ryn!

Queen: 50%... need to re-do the petticoat, bling her out and make the crown.

Eve: 90% - need a white petticoat thingy. And maybe a black cat pushie.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Final Fantasy XIII
 
 
sewing_needle
13 January 2010 @ 10:14 pm
2010 cosplay list:

Amy (Soul Calibur 4) - essentially done. Just need to grommet and get some proper boots. But she's wearable.

Jibril (Angel Sanctuary) - stalled. I need a wig, veil, and an AS group to do this with. Heh.

Anise (Tales of the Abyss) - 60%? Need to do the white trim on the dress and finish the cape. Plus find a wig, but the bulk of the sewing is done.

Sakura (Cardcaptor Sakura) - all sewing is done. The Star wand is about half done. We just need to finish the bottom.

Group cosplay - need the pants. (Gondor needs no pants, but we do. Damn.)

Eve (Black Cat) - taken apart for the FOURTH time in order fit that damn top. Once that is fitted properly, she'll be done except for the wig.

Alice - in planning. Fabric to be acquired this weekend.

Final Fantasy - in planning. Fabric to be acquired soon. Where will I find greenish-white satin though?



Current sewing projects: Anise and Eve.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
sewing_needle
22 August 2009 @ 09:18 pm
I have to top Alice from last year.

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My first time working with patterned fabric. I'm hoping it goes well... I have two months to work on it.
 
 
Current Mood: creative
 
 
sewing_needle
22 August 2009 @ 09:11 pm
Amy is about half-done. :D I just need to finish the red and black edging on the jacket, find and sew the fur, and get my hands on a corset. There's other little things like her roses and pink ribbon, but that can be easily acquired. :)

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Cut out the skirt for Mikiru and BSed some pleats together. :D It took a while but I think I got the pleat thing figured out... now if only I can figure out how to attach a waistband without making it look funny. Hrm. I need a white shirt yet for that outfit and to get my hands on some red ribbon, but I'm making progress.

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This week has been a great progress week. :D :D
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
sewing_needle
2010 cosplays are shaping up so far, and if all goes well, I should have one started by tomorrow. If I feel ambitious, I'm going to cut out the skirt and sew it together tonight while Bill plays Persona 3.

So, my list is looking like:

Amy (Soul Calibur 3/ 4)
Jibril (Angel Sanctuary)
Mikuru (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumya)
Chiyo (Azumanga Daioh) - MAYBE
Misa (Death Note) - MAYBE
Eve (Black Cat) - MAYBE

I might do multiples of Amy's outfits since she has some really, really cute alternate outfits but we shall see how time works out. Plus we shall see how corset-making goes since most of her outfits seem to involve those, dangit.

Who knows? If I get lucky and Amy is done early, I may even wear it to Comic-Con. :D
 
 
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