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It is officially crunch time people!
I’ve just returned from a nice short little trip to Canada to see the boyfriend’s sister’s new baby – cute as a button he is.

Now, I have returned and with 9 days until I hop on a plane to Chicago for Anime Central it’s definitely going to be a rush rush rush to get everything finished all perfect. I’ve got finishing hemming left to do on the bunny suit, and a collar, cuffs, and ears to make. I’ve also got to sort out my Rikku belt because last years was just sad, and needs updating for all the new changes I’ve made to the costume.

Lists must be started for packing so I do not forget anything – because I will forget something important and then kick myself later for it if I do not.

Somehow I’ve got to pack two pairs of shoes, a wig head, two wigs, two cosplays, AND clothes for a week PLUS photoshoot outfits into my tiny tiny suitcase. I’m hoping I can dig around in our storage and find a larger one that doesn’t smell like mildew. Wish me luck!

Tomorrow and Wednesday are my finals at school and then I will be free and clear to work on finishing touches for the con. I hope to have Haruhi finished by Friday and that way I can have all of next week to worry about making sure everything is packed all proper like.

Overall I’m very excited and hoping that I don’t run into any issues in sewing, or do something stupid like run out of thread.

Oh yeah – and Children’s week to start and finish….hoorah!

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Day 6 – Whatever tickles your fancy

Ha see, I bet you thought I was forgetting my daily posts with the title there huh!

I plan on beginning work on my Haruhi body suit this week which I’m both nervous and excited for.  I’ve never made a body suit before so it should be a very interesting learning experience.

Unfortunately I somehow managed to break 3 machine needles the last week I was sewing, so I’m completely out of needles and have to drive about 30 minutes to get more.  It’s unfortunate the fabric shop is so far out of the way, or it’d be less of a hassle for me to get the supplies I need.

So the last…week and a half or so, my projects have been sitting near completion without being able to be finished.  I got through one of Rikku’s sleeve remakes I just need to tie and sew the bews in place, the other one is ready for assembly.  My skirt has yet to be done.  I have some material cut for it, but I haven’t sewn any of it.  I’m hoping that this fabric will hold up to the eyelets better….I really don’t want to have to hand sew them…ugggh, although I can if it’s necessary.

I also have to purchase a roll of spiral steel boning this week so that I can finish my corset and also finish my Haruhi bunny suit once I’ve got it assembled to that point 😛

Overall looking forward to the next week of sewing 🙂

I cannot wait to debut all my Rikku changes, as well as the Haruhi bunny suit, AND my steampunk fashion show outfit at Anime Central in May.  Stress is mounting as the date draws closer, as I still have to order and style 3-4 wigs….BUT!  I am confident that everything will go off without a hitch once I’m there and it will all be faboo 🙂

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Day 5

Day 5 – Your Favorite Quote

I am no artist, I am a dreamer

Who takes a pencil

And shows the world, what I see.

Once upon a time I actually did a presentation involving this quote when I was in grade 10 that caused me to cry mid speech – which was rather embarrassing.

This quote really impacts me because I am such a creative individual but I don’t really consider myself an artist in the definition sense of the term I guess.  It’s true I do create quite a bit, I sew costumes and clothing, I paint, I sculpt, I draw, I dabble in digital art, I craft, I knit – in short I do all sorts of things that I consider “artsy” but I wouldn’t really consider any of my work museum worthy or anything like that.

If I can dream it, I can make it real – and that’s really just a philosophy I try to live by.

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Day 2

Day 2 –  Your Favorite Movie

My favorite movie is much much easier for me to choose than my favorite song.  I love movies in general.  Most movies, I will not go to and say, “Man that was a terrible movie, what a waste of money.”  Usually I like the movies I see.  However, the movies I LOVE are the one’s that really stick with me, one’s that I can watch repeatedly and not be bored of them.

My very favorite takes me back to my childhood, and maybe yours too.  The Little Mermaid has got to be my favorite movie of all time.  When I was a kid I loved to watch Ariel and her friends.  I loved the music.  Now when I watch Ariel I get more out of the film.  You know those kids movies that have the hidden messages that you don’t get when you’re 6 years old – well if you haven’t seen The Little Mermaid in a long time I recommend watching it.

Just remember:  The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake.

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To get me blogging on a more daily basis – whether it be about cosplay, or what have you I’ve decided to take this 30 day challenge. Taken from http://megandrinkstea.tumblr.com/

Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

I’ll be doing this starting today! woo!

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My friends, today is all about spray painting plastic stuff!
I spent the better part of my day in class, but now that I’m home, I am currently in the process of spray painting my brother’s old Nerf gun into amazingness.
I picked up some Krylon Fushion paint this afternoon between classes, along with some other acrylic paints for later. So far it’s coming along quite nicely. I’m giving it just a bit longer to dry before I decide to put it back together. I’ve only got a bit more sunlight left for the day and I’m not very keen on leaving it out overnight.
Work on my super sekrit project for ACen is coming to completion. Just have one and a half more pieces of clothing to finish constructing and then it’s just accessories (and those are the hard parts).
Picked out wigs for everything coming to Chicago with me, and hopefully I will be able to get to purchasing those soon so that I have plenty of time to style them. I want to make sure I’m completely finished up with everything before the first week of May since finals will be that week! ACK!

I really feel like ACen is the PERFECT way to kick off my summer vacation and I am SO looking forward to it! Will and I are working on narrowing down specific locations for shoots while I’m there and I CANNOT wait. Keep a lookout on my DA for upcoming photos – within the next month or so we will be doing a shoot in downtown Raleigh which I’m really looking forward to.

More cosplay updates to come as I begin work on my Haruhi bunny suit! Wish me luck!….which reminds me, I need to order corset boning.

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I am getting very excited as plans for ACen are finally coming together.
I know for sure I will be bringing
Rikku – FFX2
Haruhi Bunny – Haruhi no Suzumiya
and my Kimono in addition.

I possibly have one other trick up my sleeve but I’m keeping that under wraps for now.
I’m really looking forward to a few scenic shoots with my friend (and photographer) Will Froelich. If anyone is interested in shooting with me while I’m there let me know and I’ll see if we can squeeze you in :p

I’m really looking forward to being back in Chicago again getting to see old friends, old places, visiting lots of stuff! I know we’ll be making a trip out to Lake Michigan to shoot which will be totally awesome!

Plans are still coming together but they’re beginning to become more concrete.
Time to get crackin on those cosplays!

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