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Fast Times at Cosplay Progress

 

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Voting for the Birthday Party Invitation challenge at Minted is live! Please vote for my design if you can ^^! Thank you!!

 

So last week, a few of my CtCon usual crew decided to chill out with some Switch hilarity and work on our cosplays. I brought my sewing machine and kit, supplies aside of course.

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I use a Brother XL 2600i and I love it! Highly recommend and fairly afforable¬†too. The fabric I am using is the stretch pleather from Yaya Han’s cosplay line at Joann Fabrics. Btw never use pins on pleather like I did! I forgot to bring tape ūüė¶

 

My friend Freddie also brought her Pipimi (Pop Team Epic) cosplay to tailor up. She swapped the main shirt out for a more comfortable cotton, and put the uniform cuffs and collar on it instead. It came out awesome!

Adorable and badass! A deadly combination ūüėģ

I am happy she succeeded with her progress though, because I failed hard lol! I decided to double-up on the stretch fabric for Mitsuru’s boot covers, but I did it in the dumbest way possible. So the machine had a hard time gripping the fabric, eating up way too much selvage, and in the end I only had one leg in decent form ^^;.

 

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The other puckered too much and some parts never made it in the seam….¬†It was pretty bad.

 

Fortunately I used a coupon on the yardage but regardless the boot covers are pretty much useless as a pair now. Eventually I will go back and fix them another time, but for now at the con I will just use my leggings like at the small gaming con from last month. But at least I learned a lot about using stretchy fabrics, let alone pleather on my sewing machine. Normally in the past I’d forgo the material or just sew/glue by hand.


Anyway, the other day was Star Wars Day (May 4)! Normally I don’t do much for it, but this year I decided to bring my Phasma helmet to work since it fell on a Friday and people could use some cheering up. It’s very fitting I’m mentioning this on the 6th however!

 

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*Admiral Akbar voice* It’s a pun!

Too bad there’s not enough occasions where I can just always bring my cosplays around. But I am fortunate to be in an environment where I can if the timing fits. Are any of you guys working on anything new for cosplay?

 

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Birthday Blog Giveaway now through April 16!

party hatToday, the blog is two years old! I’m surprised by how much I was able to accomplish within the past year. I took a second chance with reviving the shop¬†(and then opened a sister one since it just made sense.) The gamble has paid off, and I am excited to say that if growth keeps up, I should be able to return to artist alleys in 2018!

Business aside, I’m so happy to hear others enjoy my little creative¬†adventures, because sometimes I feel I can be¬†ranty ^^;. I just really like to write! (I’ve had some sort of blog for as long as I can remember, and well before Facebook I had my own website.) All of my readers and followers are amazing for sticking with me – shoutouts to Maggie, Cindy, Anette, and Henry¬†especially!

To celebrate, since the other giveaway on Instagram didn’t work out, I present to you a birthday contest – a D.Va zipper pouch giveaway!

 

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Our actual assistant wasn’t available so here’s his stunt double.

 

This is the prototype zipper pouch as seen on Etsy, normally a $25.00 retail value, and can be yours for FREE if you enter! Just be sure to follow the guidelines so your entry can qualify:

 

  1. The contest is open starting at the published time of this post on Sunday, April 9, until Saturday, April 15 at 11:59 pm EST. So mark those calendars!
  2. The contest is open to residents of North America only (U.S., Canada, and Mexico.). Since this item will be shipped to you if you are chosen as winner, please make sure your mailing address is valid! If I find out the package bounces, I sure hope it was a typo on either of our ends or else I will be very upset.
  3. You can apply as many times as you’d like on the shops’ social outlets! (Twitter, Instagram, and WordPress here – please no Convos on Etsy! I don’t know if they flag anything as spam and I don’t feel like finding out!) Each comment, share, and re/tweet counts as 1 entry – just¬†mention something about the giveaway¬†when doing so. Likes only count on giveaway posts.
  4. Winner will be chosen by random number generator, therefore entries will be counted in numerical order as I see them come in.¬†I’ll be keeping track of timestamps in case of discrepancy.
  5. Once chosen as winner, you have 24 hours to claim your prize! If I don’t hear from you after that point, I will redraw a new winner.
  6. This is obvious but since I need to spell it out Рany robo accounts or spam blogs that enter will immediately be disqualified. Of course, any other entry that also does not follow numbers 1 to 3 will be disqualified.

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Usually fancy blogs take the time to give a shoutout to their sponsors here, but it’s just little ol’ me and the cat running the show. So here’s him photobombing when he found out he had a stunt double. Good luck!!