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Padme Amidala
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[::..in progress..::]
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Agent of the Matrix
Captain Malcom Reynolds
Zoe Warren
Kaylee Fry
Sikozu from Farscape
Vampire Willow
Gunner Paine

:: Saturday, December 13, 2003 ::

Now I need a "finished" column.

:: murmur 7:26 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, December 05, 2003 ::

:: murmur 1:36 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, December 04, 2003 ::
You know, if I'd waited one more week to order my new Dell after the old laptop crashed, I'd be all set for I-Con. I was shockingly productive during that week-and-a-half or so; you'll notice that Blueberry Muffin's been moved up to the "in progress" stage, for one thing. So here goes:

Amidala corset gown:

I finished my first corset! I bought a pair of eyelet pliers at an after-Thanksgiving sale at Jo-Ann's, and though I have to paint over some of the eyelets with black nail polish (I bought a multi pack and ran out of black eyelets about halfway down the second side), it's completed and ready to go. I tried it on with lacing, and inasmuch as any girl can lace herself into a corset, it fits like a dream.

The next day, I cut out the silver fabric for the underskirt.... I love this fabric, I'm glad I'm finally getting to do something with it. It drapes so nicely, and with the train in the back, it looks like water when it moves. I'm going to have to dig out the rest of the casa lace, though, and make a new overskirt; I'd forgotten that when I made the first one, I shortened the train because I thought I'd be wearing it to go clubbing and didn't want it to get stepped on, but for this gown, I want the full length. Shouldn't take long, and I'll try to have a webpage up for this one soon.

Blueberry Muffin:

This was Kerrin's crazy idea, to do Strawberry Shortcake characters. At first, I'd thought about doing Raspberry Tart, 'cause she's all in purple and I'd seen a fun violet and white diamond print in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart, but I fell in love with Muffin's little blue top hat and the whole ensemble. And after all the Death costumes, you know me and top hats. I spent about $20 on blue cotton and blue and white gingham at Jo-Ann's and used a little babydoll-dress costume pattern for the dress and jumper, and made a gingham petticoat to go underneath. All the costume needs now is the hat, which I expect to be able to put together for about ten bucks' worth of foam and fabric and some purple ribbon. Website for this one coming soon, as well.

Last night, I also found some great source pics for the Bad-Willow corset top, and someone on the cosplay.com forums referred me to witchwigs.com for a good Death wig, so maybe the "Endless Nights" costume isn't an impossibility after all.

Go me.

Did I mention my digital camera's supposed to be coming in today?

:: murmur 8:18 AM [+] ::

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