I don't feel pretty ...
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...just leave me alone with my tub of ice cream, Internet! ;;_________;;
Me -> http://magpielibrarian.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/tumblr_lpj5847z3l1qhccbb.gif

Oh my god, so many cobwebs .___.
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Okay, too much to tell: BULLET POINTS! 

1) OhayoCon was awesome. Cool people, got recognized once and photographed thrice (not bad), awesome panels, bought shit, did things, barely slept, still got to class on time. WIN! (May make an actual extremely belated post con post but unlikely. Suffice it to say, I will return next year with a more feasible costume and better makeup)

2) School is INSANE. Too much work to do. Can't write, edit, do anything except learn, sleep, and occasionally internet (by which I mean internet a lot, but you know what I mean)

3) Two of my roommates turned 21 (I'm in the US so this is a huge freaking deal o_o) On a related note:

4) Went to my roommate's house for her parent's birthday party. Everyone was smashed. It was 50s themed so I was dressed as a Communist. So many shenanigans. So many stories. All of the pics. All of them.

5) Watched The Big Lebowski for the first time. Vagina.

6) Got accepted into a travel learning class with my favorite professor and one of my bros from the aforementioned 21st birthday parties. We leave for England on *my* 21st birthday. Champagne on the plane, anyone?

7) Just Dance 3 is hysterical, especially for the inebriated.

8) Rum and Coke is delicious.

9) DragonQuest is boss.

10) Finally acquired a possible decent source of continual income. I start next week. YAAAAAAAAAAAAY

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Well, OhayoCon's less than 20 days away and I'm officially entering "last month cosplay freak-out" mode. First the good stuff!

1) My opera gloves and body paint finally came in *FLAAAAIL* 8D! The paint is perfect! I tested it today and it complements the other colors perfectly. It doesn't irritate and isn't terribly sticky or likely to crack. So worth the $25 <3

2) I just found out my cosplay/genderfuckery buddy Laurie lives less than half an hour from my house. This means that we can meet next week and finish all of our sewing for our respective costumes before everyone else is back in state and want us to help them too.

3) I found my body-shaper last week <3 Now, I'm not terribly body-conscious, most of the time, but this event (my first cosplay) strikes me as a time where self-confidence, posture, and overall physical attractiveness are key. 

Now the rest:

1) COLLEGE! It starts next monday. While I can't wait to see my friends again, it also means I'll have barely any costuming time once classes start. Additionally, next weekend is already booked for helping the rest of my cosplay group from out of town build their costumes *FLAAAAIL* D8

2) Accessories! I can't find good leather gloves ANYWHERE! Since I'm going to be cutting them up to make gauntlets, I don't want to spend more than $10 max, so finding what I'm looking for is really taking forever. This is mostly freaking me out because a) I don't want to modify my very nice opera gloves and b) if I can't find the gloves in the next 10 days I won't have any time to modify them. This is the most overtly "Steampunk" part of the costume, so it's tiny but vital to the aesthetic.

3) Money. Just money. I had previously been informed that I would have temp employment for at least one week this past month. I was counting on this because, since I don't actually have the disposable cash to attend OhayoCon, it would be my con fund. Turns out I was misinformed and have been yanked around by corporate bureaucracy for the last three weeks. They claim I can start next week, but as previously established, this is my last week of concentrated free time and I need it for sewing. But I also need money. And sleep. One of these three is gonna have to go.

So, all in all, hectic! But things are shaping up and as uncertain as I am right now, I believe it will all come together in time! It just means the next few days are going to be IN-SAAAAAAAAAANE >__<

In which there are many links ...
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So my roommate went and got me addicted to the Happle Tea webcomic ... PREPARE FOR INCOMING SPAM!!!
In which Sasquatch has a crush: http://www.happletea.com/2010/10/01/shes-out-of-my-league/
In which Indians are squicked out by nature:http://www.happletea.com/2010/11/16/like-family/
In which Norsemen wear dresses: http://www.happletea.com/2010/11/30/the-odd-couple-part-1/
In which Pygmalion is an ass: http://www.happletea.com/2010/12/17/a-dream-come-true/
In which Thanksgiving ... yea: http://www.happletea.com/2010/12/17/a-dream-come-true/ 
(This reminded me so much of South Park for some reason ;D )

Now ... TO BED! :D

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So, I was on the internet, not writing my paper and I found this ... http://www.therpf.com/f24/doctor-who-blink-weeping-angel-costume-49264/

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...  yes.

WHOOOOOOA I'm halfway there
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More cosplay stuff:

Crappy Cell Pics below:Collapse )

So my new wig was waiting for me when I got home! <3

New wig

Rear view

I still have to alter the skirt so that the outer skirt is ruffled up and the underskirt is short enough that the boots can be seen, but here's what I have so far. (Boots and goggles not pictures)

Full view

So now all I need to purchase is a new pair of gloves, some orange facepaint, and all of the resin gems and other accessories and final details ... IT'S ALL COMING TOGETHER!! <3

*Maniacal Laughter Here*
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So I've got an exam in the morning and 3 papers I need to start tonight but fuck it! MOAR COSPLAY STUFFS ^-^

I've now altered the (new) blouse so that it's sleeveless and this weekend (between writing papers, studying for English and cooking a family dinner for my entire hall) I'm going to ruffle the skirt I got. I picked up a 2-part prom dress at Goodwill for $6, so I'm going to use the skirt for Starfire, then wear the corset top and a suit to Pres ball

(PS. this ensemble has been approved by my friendly, neighborhood fashionistum and Classicist -- last mentioned here http://jemilee-36.livejournal.com/4198.html! Actually, he suggested a tailcoat would be best ... and would also work for a Zatanna cosplay down the road ... one thing at a time though! ^-^")

Laurie was over here a few hours ago and she showed me how to ruck my skirt properly. I'll be taking care of that (hopefully!) before Thanksgiving so that (hopefully!) I can get an almost complete/final picture of the outfit before December.

Laurie and I still need to find time to do my detail work - especially the gauntlets! I'm going to purchase long silver opera gloves, with leather gloves with the fingers cut off over them (~$24 total). We're going to make resin jewels to mount on the back of my leather gloves, as well as details for my belts, corset, and boots.

So in conclusion, the bill continues to rise, but the outfit is going to be awesome when I'm done! :D

Happy (Belated) Halloween!!
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Now that that's out of the way - Cosplay Update!
So I've been busy as hell with papers and taking care of my roommate (.__.), but progress is being made on my OhayoCon costume despite all that! :D *yaaaay*

Soooooo Maaany Links Below o^oCollapse )

The first bits-n-pieces pic:

I got the wig at a local Halloween Store, but the lighting there is shit, so as soon as I got it outside I realized that "maroon" was a lot purpler than I originally expected. However, I ended up selling it to my neighbor Laurie (who I might coerce into playing Darkfire to my Starfire) and purchased another from Ebay at the same price

This one in fact ^-^: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170722688244#ht_1405wt_936

The real centerpiece of the outfit is the collar/lace ruffle combo, which I cannibalized off of an old blouse that I found at Goodwill for $4!! \m/

I'll be posting another picture (eventually) with better lighting (maybe) once the new wig arrives (probably around Thanksgiving), so until then, have a Charmanderp :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hohq9_aiYLY&feature=channel_video_title

Jem, the habitually exhausted!
(ps - SO MANY LINKS 0^0)


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