feymeggan: (Default)
 So, outside of my Otake wig being <i>crooked</i> ::face palm:: when I put it on all went well with that costume.  Have to give the roommate major props for wrangling me into my obi; apparently not as easy as I assumed it would be.  Ironically got NO pictures taken of me by anyone not in my group, it was quite odd, but oh well.  But that's okay, next con is about three weeks out, and those costumes are all done and I just have to figure out which three I'm actually taking.

Working on redoing WFCatherine's top, it was a bit misfitted last time, and this time I'd like to not have to be always pulling it up.  Really all I have left is to trim the top, attach ribbons and decorate like a bedazzling idiot.  Heh, bedazzled.  Then after that I'm making Aurora's crown for Katchan, Yaichi and Undertaker for Fanime.  Go meeeeeeeee.

In other news, yes, I'm grateful I've got lots of commission, but I swear, the next one that bitches I've nto 'asked for any information' after I've TOLD THEM I won't ask for it until April I will bitch-slap them.  Hard.  OH, and may have 1-3 more commissions once May ends, muahahahah!

It Lives!

Feb. 18th, 2011 09:04 pm
feymeggan: (excited)
 :: Dragging body back onto site::
Uhm.  Yeah.  Hi.  Did I mention I was bad at posting with any regularity?  Cause I am.

So, 2010 is done ::kicks that corpse:: and I succeeded in finishing MOST of the costumes I had to do.  Serenity didn't happen as the site I use for my boning has been down for over a year....  If they're no longer online I'll kill something.  And the person I'm making it for has yet to order the wig extensions.  However, I finished all the others including Formal Femme Deadpool and Nightcrawler.  I also picked up a last minute character, Otake from House of Five Leaves and got her done except for the wig.

Now into 2011 I've forsworn making any new costumes as I plan to attend Fanime and have to save up for that.  I'm already to the point of getting the badge and the plane ticket by the end of this month, so the rest will just be the hotel room and spending money.  The good news there is apparently I'm getting slammed with commission work this year.  I've already finished three commissions, have three others and we're just in February!  So, if this continues I might be able to hit one other out of state con this year.  Crossin' digits.

Next on my To Accomplish list is Otake's wig.  I'm lace fronting the whole thing, so really would it be Lace edging?  It'll be a real challenge for me since it's a traditional Japanese up-do, and I've not done one to date.  

After that I have to get my commissions done, one for the end of March, one for Fanime itself.  Plus a surprise for said individual.  Then we'll be into the summer and I can break the 'not making a new costume' rule.  Since I just splurged on 15 yards of material at Denver Fabrics today.  But it's okay, commissions will offset the cost.  ::glee::
feymeggan: (Default)
 I have never, ever, had such issues with a wig!  Kouchou's wig is bound and determined not to exist!  I tried dying it and the three(really four) rounds of extensions over the last two days and it failed more miserably than anything I've tried in years!  The extensions finally took enough dye to be declared done, but the wig base now refuses to change colors! ::beating my head against a wall:: and to top it off Sakujun's stilts broke today when I did my practice run.  Lovely.  So, now to finish/fix those, finish Serenity, and fix Sebastian.  Lovely, I work well under pressure but this is a gun to my head.  Wish me luck.
feymeggan: (divided)
 So, I failed on my July challenge/costuming.  Serenity is sitting downstairs unfinished.  In my defense, not that it won't mean I didn't fail, I have to have Amanda here to fit it for 2 reasons.  1)I think I cut the bodice too high, and need to try it on to see if I can take off some of the height(which will make the spacing of the details nicer) and 2) I purposefully cut the hem too long so I could hem it while it was on her to just skim the ground.  Unfortunately this means I'll have to get her in that outfit and work like a mad fiend to get it pinned on Saturday when I have her for a bit.  But!  I got to sacrifice a million ornaments for her, and it's so fluffy and pretty!

The passing part is I'm already two of three wigs into August.  Sakujun I actually did last month and he's hanging around the reading room in his fabulocity.  Amy is currently on wig-head awaiting me to style out her pigtails, but she's parted, wefted, pigtailed and banged(that sounds so wrong) already, so she just needs corkscrews!  Lastly will be Kouchou, and I'm feeling a bit more confident than I was previously.  Hopefully I'll make some progress on that tomorrow.

So, yeah, I passed but I failed!  OMG now I wanna watch Real Genius!

Drowning

Jul. 27th, 2010 10:23 pm
feymeggan: (divided)
 ...in a sea of organza. 

So, I've made many an outfit in my day.  But HOLY HELL this one may eat me!  I'm only a third of the way into it and I've already used 14 yards of fabric.  I still have to make a petticoat/tulled underskirt, detail the bodice, pleat in the skirts(there's three of them), hem said skirts, and make sleeves that defy logic and reason.  Oh yeah, FYI, doing Queen Serenity from Sailormoon.  Amanda you know this proves I love you right?  Cause, french-seaming 9+ yards of organza makes me weep.

Steampunk is still missing a hat and belt and front closures and busk and bias tape, but I'm just done with it for now.  Yes this means I'm falling behind...HOWEVER, I did tint/style Sakujun's wig, so I'm down a wig for next month.  Doesn't make it even, but does make it less.

I'm sorta costuming myself out I think.  Next year so not going to kill myself over costumes again.  Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.  Who really believed that?
feymeggan: (excited)
 Well, outside of a strip of velcro, a hook and a wig she's done.  Enough that I can consider myself only ONE DAY over my alloted time to finish Kouchou and Sakujun!  I sorta giggle at the overlapping fabric use betwixt the two of them, but :: does a happy dance:: I can say they're done enough to wear right now!  Well, once I go down and hem Sakujun they'll be done, but hemming takes motivation and ten minutes, so I figure I"ll have that done by the end of the day no problem-o!

Next on the list...::whips out a huge list:: shall be finishing off the Bleach Girls.  So that would be one hair bun, one Kosode, one set of Tabi, and two wigs. Also Amy Sorel from SCIII.  Sadly, I'll have to redo the underskirt I already made for her for two reasons; 1)it's ugly and 2) I can't fit into it anymore.  Two very good reasons, but suckily taking me back to square one on her.  The good news is that if I stay on task with two costumes a month I'll have the following left between now and September:
Formal Deadpool
Formal Nightcrawler
White Mars Elissa
Steam Punk Original
Queen Serenity
Suit!Catherine
Frosta

Which if you divide into two per month minimum I'll be done just after my deadline...which I think I can find acceptable since I had 22 at the start of the year, added in three more, took three off(so really maintained stasis).  So, come October 1 I will have 22 brand spankin' new costumes for myself and friends from this year.  Next year I'm retaining my sanity and just doing three.  Three really complex/big things, but just three!

Which reminds me, I seriously need help finding dove grey wool...feel free to help a costumer out folks.

~*Edit*~

Whoot!  Done outside of wigs! ::shakes some serious booty::  Now to scour the house to find the next round's stuff!

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