feymeggan: (death)
 I apparently suck at Momware(traditional japanese hairstyle).  A lot.  I now get to take it all down, put more fiber into it and try again.  Did I mention the first try took six hours?  Yeah, it did.  The upside is that like Marlena's wig I'll spray it down with water as I fix it to unfix the hairspray which makes redoing it easier in a way.  Downside is we're going to be fostering a shiba coming monday which means I may not get a lot done with a dog in the house.  It's not yet warm enough to be in the dungeon for long bits of time and I somehow see me ending up being primary caretaker.....

In other news, attempting to cut apart my sandals for Otake today...everyone pray I come back with all my fingers.  I asked the roommate to do them over a month ago and nada, so I'm being proactive.  In theory all I need to do is cut them the right length, sand the edges, drill three holes and run lacing.  I'm screwed.

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!

Thwarted

Jul. 13th, 2010 09:54 am
feymeggan: (displeased)
 So, at first I figured money would be my enemy this month.  I would have to get all this fabric, which I wasn't budgeted for, but no, I found everything I needed in the dungeon.  Then I thought boning would do me in, but no, I can get i locally.  Then I realized what would do me in...the stupid busk.  The place I normally order from is completely off-line right now, and I don't have another supplier I've used and trusted.  That's the kicker, I could find another supplier, but I don't trust easily, and I've used my current one for nearly a decade now.

However, there's at least progress.  I've got my corset cut out, ready for assembly.  I've all the fabric for the Steampunk set except the belt materials, but that's not the hard part.  I need to draft up the hat, pants and bodice, but can't do two of the three until the corset is done and on so I can take measurements.  Amanda's is in the drafting stage, but I have all the material...and more extra organza I've no idea what I was doing with.  So this month's goals may take me down, but I'm determined!  And if all else fails I'll do wigwork, bleh.

#Edit#
Too lazy to make a new post.  So, corset is as done as it can be ATM, need a busk and need to decide on the color of the binding for the top, but can't put that on until the busk is in.  However, it's assembled enough to allow for fittings and measurements.  In light of that I've drafted up the pants...god how I hate making pants...and have them cut out and ready for assembly tomorrow.  Assuming that works out the bodice shall be drafted shortly thereafter and I shall get cracking on that.  I'm torn as to whether or not I want to do a jacket with this outfit.  Part of me says HELL YES ANOTHER MINIJACKET!! and yet another part says MOAR WORK??!  So we shall see.  Which reminds me, I need to find a place to get the closures I want for the bodice, I believe they're sold more for purse clasps, but I think they'd be smashing front hooks as well....

TTFN from Accomplished Something World
feymeggan: (fabulous footwear)
Sigh, well until I figure out how to use the cut tags I'll be pausing on the plans to post fan-fiction.  Cuase...well...it works best if I feel people have to really want to read it then just find it via the Random Journal button.  True its just one more click, but that's the click that counts.

...btw...weird chest pains go away, I'm too young for you.

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