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.