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[28 Jan 2008|12:58pm]
Suu has been swapped with Yuuko from XXXHolic, and as such I am currently in the process of entirely coloring my blonde wig with black sharpies. WHOO FUMES. I tried the spray bottle full of sharpies and rubbing alcohol, but that just turned it kind of a dirty blonde, so the good old-fashioned color the hell out of it method it is! It's a little more brunette than I'd like at the moment, I'll ponder ways to fix that. The main part of the kimono I'm making for her is almost done though, I'm pondering an underbust corset instead of an obi, but I'll have to think about that more when I'm actually done with things.

I haven't even touched Sophie yet, and I'm busy pulling little gold shiny things out of crazy inexpensive boas we found at a closing K.B. Toys for Howl. Sadly, they leak dye ALL OVER MY HANDS. So I end up with blackish-blue tipped fingers. But it's not hard, just annoying, so I'll live. I haven't even thought much about my EGL stuff, I figure if nothing else I can use something I already have. I haven't gotten an e-mail back about the panel though, boo.
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[07 Jan 2008|06:26pm]
Why hello there LJ. I'm going to possibly be jumping off a cosplay building sometime between now and May, so just be forwarned. First off is...

Suu:
...Oh. Dear. God. Hopefully this will be a lot easier than it seems in my head. Hopefully. If all goes well, this thing should look somewhat like this in general design. Look ma, guess who's making yet another underbust! Meeeeee. Joooy. Thus far, I'm done with a mockup of the underbust (gotta make it a little longer and I should be a-ok) and most of the shorts done (god do I hate shorts) so I've got a little bit of progress done anyway. What freaks me out the most is of course the wings, which should look a little bit more like this. I'm thinking about having a keyhole in the back of the shirt to accommodate a little harness so that the straps can go under my shirt. The wings themselves will probably end up being wire and craft foam, a little bit of sculpy here and there for the screws. WHOO! GO SUU GO!

Sophie:
It's the Animazement of S-related names, ladies and gents! We're getting together a Howl's Moving Castle group if all goes well. If all doesn't go well it'll just be CJ covered in feathers and me as Sophie. Did I mention my favorite thing ever is wig multi-tasking? Sophie and Suu get to share a white wig, which is fabulous considering I'm a poor poor college student. Sophie should be relatively easy, just a bit pricey for the amount of fabric I need.

Rococo Loli:
This is probably some last-minute nonsense, but I've had some lovely floral cotton sitting around and a pattern for a Robe a la Anglaise that I might just end up making into a cute lolita dress. This is pretty iffy though, if all else fails I throw something else together. I'm hoping to maybe do a lolita panel for Animazement this year, so I'll have to have something or other to wear regardless!

...Did I mention Howl? FEATHERS. We're probably going to end up doing his bird form, so this beautiful, beautiful stuff will probably be in the works.
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[22 Sep 2007|01:44pm]
Dear LJ,
I cannot make up my mind at ALL.
Love and Cuddles,
Megan

No seriously, remember that lovely point in time where I wasn't going to change my mind about things? Didn't happen. Ivy is still a definite, I actually finished most of Aurora, when I decided "HAY! I SHOULD BE PETER PAN INSTEAD!" So now I'm doing that. Dammit. Sooo I got some fabric, lots of far-fetched ideas, and enough green to kill someone. I'm thinking a kind of open shirt (uhhh binding much?) in green with either elbow-length sleeves or little brown tatters for sleeves, and it'll have tattery brown for the collar. Then we've got pooooofy aweeesome bloomers for pants, green tights, and brown flats. Then there's the fun stuff, makeup and the like. I really want green-tipped fingers, no matter how annoying it would be. I'm thinking maybe eyeliner and hairspray might work, as long as I just try and keep it nice for the occasional picture. Also, green around my hairline, going a little bit into my cheeks and fading nicely. Tons of glitter. Tons. My hair should be pretty beat up, fluffy and curly if at all possible, and I really want some elf ears baaad.

...INDECISION IS ANNOYING. HALP.
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[15 Sep 2007|12:11pm]
Alright, costumes for me update + stuff I'm helping other people with time! Just to get my thoughts in order mostly.

Stuff to help other people with:
-HAHA DONE WITH CJ'S VEST. FINALLY.
-Katie and Chris' frock coats (right on frock coats!)
-Elizabeth's top for Catwoman (shouldn't be tooooooo bad, but it will be pleather, ugh.)
-Brittnaye's jacket? I'm helping I guess, I don't really know.
-Alyssa's dress (probably not too much work, she's doing Belle, so she should be able to find a good pattern, so mostly I should be heeeelping)

Ivy:
-I bought nail polish and eyeshadow (because you know, that's all I need for the costume. Totally.)

Needed:
-Boning
-Tights
-Gloves? I don't know, I bought the nail polish so I might just do some arm warmer type things
-Shoes of some sort
-Possibly green eyeliner, I'm considering drawing leaves on my shoulders

-I've got a lot of work left to do on Ivy, but I need so much more stuff to do it that I just can't get anything reasonable done.

Aurora:
-I figured out that my dorm's party is in fact on the Thursday before Halloween, so I can go! Hurrah! More work haha. If Ivy comes out really well, however, then I'll just wear Aurora some other time, it won't be too much work at all.

Needed:
-Zipper
-Possibly some clear elastic for straps

-I've got most of the stuff for it, a skirt I can cut up for the bodice and some spare fabric for sleeves and such, plus either my prom dress or Peach for the bottom. I'm thinking either fabric or poster board for the crown, and I can reuse the Peach wig.

Lots to do, and a decent amount of time to do it in, I'm not feeling too stressed at the moment, but I'm sure that'll change.
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[03 Sep 2007|05:34pm]
Okay! So, here's the deal on Halloween. I may or may not have two costumes, depending on the situation.

Poison Ivy is a definite though, so here's some rambling on her: Today, being Labor Day, was really cheap pattern day, so I bought up Vogue8325 for it. It's not cinching, but it's the exact shape I wanted and will probably be more comfortable because of it. Mom donated an old bridesmaid's dress for the outer fabric, it's bright bright green and we think it's probably a polyester, but it's got a nice sheen and feel to it. I'm going to start on a mock-up as soon as possible, and then I'll probably order some spring steel boning for the finished version.

The other is Aurora, as in the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty. My dorm has a Halloween party every year, and a group of us want to go as Disney Princesses. That is if it's not on Halloween, because you won't catch me anywhere but Franklin st. that night. But anyway, I'm just going to use my prom dresses for the skirts, and make a bodice to wear over one of them. Most likely it'll be the pink, because otherwise Cinderella and I would be fighting for the color.

In other news: Holy crap this is awesome.
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[10 Jul 2007|01:30am]
Lockhart is, for all intents and purposes done. I might make a quill, but that'll be the last part of it. It consists of this, because I like making lists:

-Wig! Utena pulled back into kind of a half ponytail.
-Black robes
-Black slacks
-White dress shirt
-Plaid vest thing and ascot
-...black shoes that are terribly uneventful so I don't know why I'm listing them...
-A SHINY GOLD WAND
-A copy of "Magical Me" (which is sekretly a copy of Frankenstein with a crazy stupid and awesome cover)

Hurrah! I have props galore. I'll probably bring what has become my generic cosplay bag, the one I made for my Slytherin Loli, and hide it under the robe.

Things to do for Lily Boozles (I finished combing out the wig...oh dear GOD I hope I don't have to again. And the bouquet!)

-Do something for hair, veil, bow, flowers, whatever.
-Get red mascara! Needs moar not un-matching eyebrows!
-Make a wedding-James plushie. D'awww
-Maaaybe mess with the ends of the wig, they've gotten frizzy, so a little hot-water straightening and some curling might do them some good.

So not much left to do, which is good with the impending Wisdom Teeth Appointment!
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[08 Jul 2007|03:41pm]
Almost done with HP stuff! Which I don't think I've posted about at all, but WHATEVER. Lockhart is for the movie, just have to finish making his wand (with this awesome tutorial, just gotta find the hot glue gun) and sew on a button.

I finally decided what to be for the book, and it's a doozy. Wedding Lily. Which just makes me think "WEDDING PEACH!? BAD 80S DRESSES!? SUPERHEROES!?" every time I type it, but that's cool. I've altered a probably early 60s-ish gown, maybe even 50s, I've decided it was her mothers (explanation as to why it's not a OMG70SGOWN and why I'm wearing a muggle gown in the first place) and I've got a wig and everything but there's still a few things to do.

-Fix beading (little spot came undone on the bottom, no biggie)
-COMB WIG. LIKE CRAZY. (it's curly, so tangles are abundant)
-Buy flowers (I needs something for mah hair and a bouquet)
-...needs moar red eyebrows (I'm hunting for dark red mascara I believe, and blonde/white for Lockhart too)

Aaaand...I'm still pondering Poison Ivy obsessively, because I'm weird like that. So babbling about a costume that I won't need for like 5 months under le cut.
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[31 May 2007|11:17pm]
Hello. My name is Megan. And I now have the ungodly urge to sew ALL OF THE TIME. Right now, something like this is in the works. In veeeeery light pink. Which will probably involve the dismantling of my old obi because I'm in major need of fabric and that thing never sat right anyway. Yes.
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[29 May 2007|10:57am]
All together, everything turned out really well as far as Animazement goes. I'm very happy with Utena, other than a few little slouching issues with how heavy my brooch is, and the fact that "HAY? WHERE'D MY SWORD HILT GO?" the hot glue kept meeeelting all weekend on everything! So I'll have to repair Peach's crown for the millionth time, and make myself a new sword hilt. But all for a later day I suppose!

Up now are some smaller things, I'm toying with the idea of putting some loli accessories on Etsy and see how they do. Right now I'm working on just some peter pan collars, for over t-shirts and things, and some cuffs. Hopefully it'll work out okay, because I'm seriously stuuuck for a job at the moment. So expect pictures of those and better shots of teh Dino-Rori! RAR. And probably Utena. Sometime. Soonish. Oh and a new layout. That too.
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[24 May 2007|12:34am]
Utena:
Jacket:
- Pin and cut
- Sew x_x
- Trim with bias tape

Other clothes:
- Make skirt thing
- Make shorts

Accessories:
- Finish painting shoes (yes. Painting. Shoes.)
- Spray paint epaulets
- Add tassels
- Make pins (one with cord and two little triangles) and spray paint those

Sword:
- Paint the blade
- Spray paint hilt
- Make hilt attachment

Alright. All I have left to conquer is a cuff, the buttons and snaps, and the shorts. The shorts will probably be my downfall if anything. But hey, keeping positive. I'll just draft a quick pattern from my bloomers and go from there. THANK GOD. MY WIG SHOULD BE ON TIME. OMG. YAY.

Aaaand tomorrow is sewing with Dena day. No idea whats going on with Allison. Probably just pimping. Like...frilly-shirt-OMG-I'm-so-Hawt pimping. Awesome.

So close! And yet so far.
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[22 May 2007|11:55am]
Utena:
Jacket:
- Pin and cut
- Sew x_x
- Trim with bias tape

Other clothes:
- Make skirt thing
- Make shorts

Accessories:
- Finish painting shoes (yes. Painting. Shoes.)
- Spray paint epaulets
- Add tassels
- Make pins (one with cord and two little triangles) and spray paint those

Sword:
- Paint the blade
- Spray paint hilt
- Make hilt attatchment

Lots of progress. I still have quite a bit to do, but it feels good to have some big pieces done. I'm not entirely done with the sewing on the jacket, it currently has no sleeves and I'd like to take it in here and there. But it's something! The hilt is gonna take some time, especially because I don't exactly know how I'm going to attach it when all is said and done. Probably put a rose on each side of the bottom and work from there. But hey, the bias tape fiasco is over and done!
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[20 May 2007|06:41pm]
Remember that vow I made, about no more pink costumes? Makin it again. Keeping it this time. So. Much. Pink. Also, sexier costumes next year. Sexier = Smaller = COOLER. It was hot as hell out today, it better be cooler next weekend x_x

Utena:
Jacket:
- Pin and cut
- Sew x_x (workin on it!)
- Trim with bias tape

Other clothes:
- Make skirt thing
- Make shorts

Accessories:
- Finish painting shoes (yes. Painting. Shoes.)
- Spray paint epaulets
- Add tassels
- Make pins (one with cord and two little triangles) and spray paint those

Sword:
- Paint the blade (workin on it!)
- Spray paint hilt
- Make hilt attatchment

Alright. I'm getting there. Also, wig should get here on Thursday, thank god I ordered when I did!
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[19 May 2007|01:54pm]
Alright then! Here we go! I've got Dino-loli done, and Peach is obviously mostly done. So all I've got left to do is touch up Peach and do most of Utena. Check list time boys and girls!

Peach:
- Brooch
- Crown

Utena:
Jacket:
- Pin and cut
- Sew x_x
- Trim with bias tape

Other clothes:
- Make skirt thing
- Make shorts

Accessories:
- Finish painting shoes (yes. Painting. Shoes.)
- Spray paint epaulets
- Add tassels
- Make pins (one with cord and two little triangles) and spray paint those

Sword:
- Paint the blade
- Spray paint hilt
- Make hilt attatchment

And wait for my wig! Soooo...I'm gonna have a heart attack x_x.
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[16 Apr 2007|12:25pm]
Okay so for some reason I have no drive to work on costumes at the current moment (most likely exhaustion! Too much school for me.) But I'm really hyped about next halloween for christsakes. Apparently I'm starting very, very early this year. But I'm sure I could use the very lovely Ivy for something else. That's right folks, me clad in green with red locks a plenty as Poison Ivy. Moohahaha red hair X3

So I've got some options, seeing as there are a million takes on Ivy out there. Plotting under the cut!
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As for more upcomming costume issues, I haven't even started on Fuu. It shouldn't be too bad. A lot of pink fabric, some freezer paper stencils, and a pair of black flip-flops and I should be fine, the costume's really not that bad construction-wise. I've got one more costume I'd like to do though, something loli. If Dino-Loli turns out okay I'll just wear that. If not, I'm stumped!
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[25 Feb 2007|03:39pm]
Alright well things have been moving into place for costuming this year!

Animazement:
-Peach!
-Fuu of Champloo fame
-Something Lolita? (probably something Rococo-inspired)

Please to be noting that Fuu is the exact same color as Peach. Haha damn you Katie for wanting to be my very sexy Jin. I believe we're dressing up Allison as Mugen XD

Harry Potter:
-Lockhart oooor
-Trelawney

See this is a bit tricky, because they both really depend on finding stuff. I definately have a bottom for Trelawney, and I can get away with my hair. So those are plusses. But if I find a crazy-colored suit, Lockhart it is. Thrifting for me! Awaaaay! (It'll probably be Trelawney though X3)

Aaaand The Pirate is in the making! I'm about half way done with my underbust corset (well kind of corset, I don't think it'll cinch too well.)

Left to do:
-Undershirt
-Possibly Pants
-Trinkets! Odds and ends. Mainly:
-Pouches
-Bells (can't go a Faire without them!)
-Belt
-Socks

Not bad, not bad at all. I'm considering a jacket as well though, so I'm going to get some other bits done first.
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[13 Jan 2007|12:57pm]
Alright. So this year is packed. Crazy packed. So much stuff to do! Peach was completed quite nicely I think, but I'll have to remake my crown and brooch before Animazement. So here's THE PLAN (another one)

+ means definate
- means still deciding

Animazement/Possible Greensboro Con:
+ Peach! Peachy <3
+ Something Lolita, for the tea party :D
-Lobelia? (Or another of their outfits)
-Remember that Utena cosplay I always talk about? Yeah that. Either Pink or Movie most likely :D
-Ulala? (SIT UPS.)

Renn Faire/Pirates
+ A piratey outfit! Arr.

Harry Potter Book/Movie/Pr0n
- Durr...Haha I would make an excellent Harry with prompting XD Who wants to be my Draco?
-...Luna's pretty cute I guess.
-...A CURTAIN HAHAHA
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[13 Oct 2006|05:04pm]
Well well, long time no blog. I swear I'll get this layout updated eventually. Anyway, Halloween's swooping in upon us quite quickly, isn't it? So I've got sewing to do! I've decided on Princess Peach, of Mario fame of course, and I'm a good bit done with it actually! Lets get a to do list going...

PEACHY TO DO LIST:
-Make crown (ingenious plan going on here)
-Get fabric and make radish (here's a question, radish purse?)
-Finish making ruffles
-Finish sleeves
-Sew in zipper
-Sew on skirt
-Make brooch
-Earrings
-How the hell do I sew an overlay? Making a sash instead!
-Wig?

That's about all. It sounds like loads, but I should be able to get it done within the next couple of weekends :D The bodice is done, and it's a little more high-waisted than I'd like, but the overlay should deter from that. Ah, I need a shopping list too...

PEACHY SHOPPING:
-Posterboard
-Gold spray paint
-Clay?
-White Fleece

The jewelry should be fairly easy, a couple of minutes and a hot glue gun really. The sewing shouldn't be too bad, but I'll probably end up having to handsew the zipper, my sewing machine hates zippers. I'm thinking the overlay is two gathered rectangles, but I'll check out some patterns before I start on it.
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[27 Jul 2006|12:50pm]
Ah, hello. I'm currently trying to get all my thoughts in order for the B&N HP Birthday Party this friday :D I'm re-using my Quidditch uniform, but I've got a plushie in mind that I'm finishing up. So some to-do lists!

Plushie:
-Sleeves
-Embroidery on shirt
-Patch
-Hat?
-Shoes?
-Broom?

Fixing up my outfit:
-Bows
-Patches on back

Not tooo much to do, I have a good bit of today and tomarrow. So it's all good :D
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[23 Apr 2006|09:32am]
Yet another couple of changes. GUH. This is going to be TEH OFFICIAL ONE, though, because I only have a month and I'm not changing ideas again.

Although, if I don't have enough time/money for the pirate loli, I'll just wear my wa-loli.

Date:May 26
Event:Animazement
Outfit: Girly Mal!
(cross-playing seems to be the general trend of this con x_x)

Date:May 27
Event:Animazement
Outfit:Vash Loli

Date:May 28
Event:Animazement
Outfit:Pirate Loli

It really shouldn't be THAT bad. Just a little tedious with ruffles and such. Under le cut is my stuff to buy! I'll probably drag my ghetto Momiji too, for spontanious fun XD, along with my quidditch uniform. Cause hitting people with brooms is my favorite pasttime.

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[05 Mar 2006|09:45am]
Ah, the dream cosplays. How I love you and DISPAIR. Got bored, decided to make a little list of super dream cosplays. Most of which I haven't done because of a)Time b)Money c)Reason or d)Skill. But maybe I'll do some eventually. Under le cut!

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