Or rather stilts and swords. I've gotten permission to kidnap two different people and place them in costumes of my choosing for events of my choosing. The only downside? I get to fund this. Which...considering my tastes, severely limits my options. I've already decided my friends 9 year old shall be the most adorable Yachiru/Mr.T in existence. I'm working on her sword in the dungeon as I type...well...when I'm not typing and actually down there. I've also remade her lieutenant's badge since I painted it all the wrong colors. I need to get her mom to give me measurements so I can get her actual clothing together, and debating commissioning a friend for REAL waraji for her. It would be beyond adorable.... But she's already that without much assistance.
The other person is a previous commissionee. He felt bad for getting payment to me so late he said I had carte blanche to put him in a costume of my choosing. I reeeeeeeeeeeeally want a Professor from TB but dear god the bling. On the upside I'm about on schedule for my costuming this year, so I could fit it in; however, financially, I'm a bit strapped. Oh well, if push comes to shove I'll have anime version this year, upgrade to manga or artbook the next! Though I'm also tempted to make him Kenpachi just so my adorable Yachiru has a buddy....
My stilts work wonderfully! I really should use more than just epoxy to hold them together, but I didn't plan it well enough to have places to put hardware, so it'll have to do. I think as long as I learn how to walk in them, and go SLOW I'll be fine. I shall be the most epically looming bad guy ever. Ever. And since they're done enough to get measurements in I can finally start on drafting his patterns. I'll have to augment the underskirt I started, it'a bout six inches too short, but I can live with that. Shit ton of hemming though since it's a doubled circle skirt. And I'm tempted to make fake shoe fronts for the bottom of my stilts so I have shoes peeking out should I stand just right.
Latest TB novel and manga came out, got more references for the next of my projects from that. Just need money to come in so I can order fabric swatches. I'm torn on colors, but since it's black and white with no mention of colors I can do as I please. At least no mention thus far. We'll see what's going on when the next in the novel series comes out; knowing my luck it'll tell me how wrong I am again. But I can live with it since one in a hundred thousand will know I'm wrong.
And need to think up ideas on how to keep the house clean. I can do it, but the roommate is exploding everywhere. 'parently the dungeon isn't big enough she needs to use alllllll the areas everywhere. TTFN back to the dungeon I go!