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Being a blog of murmur's sartorial exploits

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

:: Thursday, January 29, 2004 ::

:: murmur 8:36 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 ::
Death becomes her....or something.

:: murmur 10:49 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 ::
Oh! And someone on the A&L board who works at Jo-Ann's fabrics says that some loverly chinese print brocades just came off the truck... so I might have to do Kaylee's jacket for Dragon*Con...if I can find a parasol.

God, I need to start making lists.
:: murmur 5:50 PM [+] ::
Yesterday was the best thrifting day..well, ever, pretty much. Mum has Tuesday mornings off from work, so we went out to breakfast with dad, and then started shopping. We went to Goodwill while we were waiting for the used bookshop to open for the day, where I found an olive-green shirt to use for the Zoe costume. It's a button-down, and hers is knit, but I didn't think I was going to have much luck finding that knit shirt with a collar anywhere, and the vest will cover the pocket, so I'll be all right; I'm no purist. Next, we went to a thrift store that's run by a women's shelter, meaning all the profits go to benefit women who are trying to and who've escaped from abusive relationships, very cool idea, and lots of people from the posh neighborhoods donate clothes, so there's an awesome selection. I got a velvet dress, a couple of black jackets, a leopard print fuzzy purse, and a couple of other completely un-costume-related things, but I only spent ten dollars while I was there. Marc's right, I am the shopping queen. Mum found me a yellow teeshirt for the Daria costume, and I may use her green jacket, so there's another costume about halfway done.

And then there was Zebra Lounge. The shop moved out of the building it had always been in, and into a somewhat cruddier (temporary) place around the corner, and the owner was having an amazing sale. Still is, actually, I need to go again soon when he starts bringing in the rental stock. But okay, yesterday was the major impulsive buy.... a vintage 1940's day dress in baby pink. Yeah, I know. The clincher was that the owner thought I was a size 8. he brought out about half a rack of shirt- and day-dresses for me to try on, but it was the pink that did it for me. It's...actually kind of sexy on me. Weird. Also bought some cat's eye glasses frames to put lenses in later, and some tights... he's selling off the hosiery for about 4 bucks a pair, so if anyone needs orange and green fishnets, lemme know, right?

But wait, there's more...

I ordered this coat today from Newport News to use for the Zoe costume... usually I try not to buy a whole costume, but the coat was on sale for $40 and I figured that after I found a good fabric and lining and neato buttons, making a coat was going to run me at least that much anyway, not to mention the time I don't quite exactly have to make a coat for me and a browncoat besides...so there it is. Plus, it's a pretty cool coat.

Was talking to glitch last night about the photos of the pk vest (yeah, people do wander over here from my blog), and he was all complimentary and stuff, and it reminded me that I'd been tossing around the idea of doing a suit of "stripwear" from his story lex, 'cos it'd just be really cool. I've got a "finished" column, now I just need a "way in the future" column, too. I'll do that once this whole page is in actual HTML form and not quite so bloggy.

What am I doing on the computer? I should be cutting out some eggplant-colored fabric, 'cos I have a skirt due in a month. Excuse me.

:: murmur 5:45 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, January 12, 2004 ::
Lots of costuming stuff going on since Christmas, most of which I'm going to talk about later, 'cos I'm about to go to bed. Most importantly, I finished the PK vest for Marc to wear to I-Con, posted photos of it to cosplay.com and got some nice feedback, so here it is:

Unfortunately, I had to use the flash on my digicam, so the red came out a lot brighter than it really is. But otherwise, I'm kinda damn proud of the thing, and I feel really good about working with vinyl. More photos here.

Next up, Mal's browncoat from Firefely, and the purple gown from Endless Nights.

Go me.

:: murmur 8:32 PM [+] ::

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