Saturday, October 23, 2010


Time for for progress! I've done a lot of work in-between so lets show off what I've done since the last post.

So I spent a good deal of time working on the stitching detail around the outfit. There's a ton of it and it's been a little time consuming.

And here's everything together:

It's a little wrinkled, but the purpose was to see how everything fit together. The apron there sits too low so I need to fix it up a bit so it fits correctly. The stockings aren't correct which is a little sad, so I'm still waiting for the new ones to come in. And I ran out of ribbon so I need to buy more for the sleeves.

And here it is with the apron pinned and fitted more correctly. I'm pretty happy so far, though there's still plenty more to go!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


So normally what I do is I wait until a costume is done and then I post the progress and everything behind it. But I really want to keep active with this blog. And if I wait until it's done, I won't make posts all that often. So what I decided to do now is post my progress as I come along, so I can be more active here.

Amanda progress. Cut and styled the wig. This was the first time I really got the chance to use thinning sheers with a wig. The scarf needs a bit of working on, I need to fix it up a bit before I call it finished.

The hood and trim for Miku. The hood pattern was something free I found online, while the collar had to be drafted myself. I was a little unsure of how to do it, so I sort of winged it and I'm happy with how it came out. The most tedious process was the stitching detail along the hood. It wasn't hard it was just time consuming. But I'm happy with the result.

The plush for Miku, on her head. The plush was stuffed a bit too much, so I had to take a good deal out from the body so it could sit right under the hood.

And of course the apron. I was really happy with the shape of it, getting it how I wanted. I still need to add the embroidery along it. I haven't done embroidery before, so it'll be an interesting sort of experiment.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cosplay Meme

For fun, I decided to post this cosplay meme that I found on Deviantart. Still working on various things!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Projects 2010-2011

It's been super busy getting back from Otakon and then starting school. So I'll try and keep up as much as I can. I never really took the time to write up what I thought about Otakon, maybe I'll get to that eventually, but it feels a little too late now. I might try and keep up with that more with upcoming cons, but for now I can at least sort of showcase my costumes.

Part of this counts still in 2010, so I'll keep using the 2010 tag until 2011 hits. I still have a con in 2010 anyway. So far this year (and next) I plan on going to AUSA, Katsucon and Zenkaikon. I'd like to make it to Tekkoshocon but we'll see about that. And I have no definite plans for a summer con yet.

As for what I plan on wearing. At the moment I'm still working out what I want to wear where. But so far this is what I plan on making.

From left to right: Miku (Vocaloid: Project Diva 2, Amanda: MGS Peacewalker & Sister Teodora: Assassins Creed 2)

Teodora will be the most challenging, so we'll see how this goes!