Thursday, April 28, 2011


Insert lots of dark muttering here.

I also need to go to Joann's and get the right color thread for Lira's costume. The one I got was too red because I neglected to bring a scrap of fabric. BLARGH.

Somehow, I need to jury rig my garage into a temporary work space for sculpting/carving/what have you of my Tomoyo head dress.

Excuse me while I go off and mutter some more.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Progress? Maybe?

So Akira and I have managed to figure out why 95% of senshi costumes aren't quite right; either there's something wrong the the skirts, the collars (Akira used up a lot of the muslin I have to make templates because I was that picky about the shape of the front), the bows, the piping... there's quite a bit that can go wrong. I'm having issues with the freaking skirt piping. Tomorrow is going to be trying to finish all four of the skirts (attempt number THREE at making the piping properly and actually cutting and pleating my skirt), applying the grosgrain ribbon to the collars and .. maybe the bows?

I also maybe sort of really need to look into purchasing a dremel. Derp.

My Tomoyo cosplay is limping along somewhat. I pretty much said screw it to hand embroidery and am going to draw out the design so Goose can make patches with Akira's embroidery machine and go from there. But I have solved the mystery of what to do with the awkwardly and not realistic knot work that hangs from the belt! I consider that to be an improvement.

T-minus three months for finishing my parts of the sailor senshi cosplay (then mailing them to Akira for her final touches), styling Kitaku's Sailor Moon wig, about 90% of my Tomoyo costume and all of Nave's Syaoran costume. I am SOOOOO screwed.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sewing sewing sewing...

So Goose and Akira are visiting me and Nave in our sweet digs. We're currently working on the sailor senshi costumes. Akira has two collars sewn out of four, and I'm working on pleating the third skirt out of four.


Silly Sailor Moon skirt is stupidly complicated.