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So I've been away from this corner of the internet (tumblr, you are a cruel and demanding mistress.) but this is still the best place to log costume progress and to-do lists, so here I am.

I remastered Benkei for Anime Matsuri in March/April this year, and my skit (with Pas's Nozomi) took Best in Show. Pretty fucking incredible, seriously. They still haven't gotten us our prize money at this time, which is a bit shitty.

Anyway, after that I actually worked hard on Eveline Gurerra, The Corsair from Assassin's Creed: Revelations multiplayer. I have loved her design for years, and the costume pulled together in time for Denver Comic Con, and was then updated for the Colorado Rennaisance Festival in Larkspur.

In between all my Eveline love, I started on my competition piece for NDK and my friendship piece for PAX: Clow Reed (an original version to matck Mik's Yuuko) and Nix (from inFamous 2, to hang with Kat's Kuo)

Also, I may have watched 1.5 seasons of Game of Thrones and 3.25 sessons of Leverage while working on these things.

Progress at present stands as follows:

Nix (Due by 8/27/2013 - PAX Prime)
Done
-Paint Design on back of vest Done 7/29
-Cut down Jeans Done 8/4 and 8/6
-Cut out sleeves
-Pattern and fit neck thingy
-Detail (cutouts in) sleeves Done 7/31 and 8/5
-Attach sleeves to vest (make detachable?) Done 8/6
-Add Tan Panel to Jeans Done 8/7-8/10
-Sew Lining and construct neck thingy Finished 8/10
To Do
-Create and Detail Necklaces - use existing knit
-Test makeup and document
-Test fit and add bandannas and belts
-wig/dreadlock solution - one option done 8/10, need new option?
-Get boots of make boot covers

Clow Reed - Adapted Lotus Version (Due by 9/11 - NDK)
Done
-Pattern and Cut Out Pants
-Cut and assemble shirt
-Shirt Applique Done 8/4
-8/11 - tested vest, decided against vest, patterned coat
To Do
-Shirt Frogs
-modify coat pattern to cross over - Done
-cut and applique coat - Back and cuffs done 9/10 and 9/9
-assemble lining
-bind and finish coat
-coat frogs - 2x butterfly shaped
-make earring tassle
-add collar to shirt, hem shirt - Done
-Cut and construct vest and lining
-assemble pants (and applique ankle) - Done except bottom hem!
-create hair piece
-trim and style wig
-Test and Document makeup
-Test dry ice and light effects with bowl and pillar
-Add velcro pocket to inside of shirt sleeve for light balls

Eveline Gurerra - The Corsair (Update/Complete for PAX)
To Do
-Add button loops to coat - Done!
-add buttons - Done
-straighten back button thing - Done
-get tie for wig (use Misty or Rina's wig?)
-add black detail to pants and make tighter
-move eyes on sash to be tighter - Made additional sash band instead
-practice and record process for makeup
-get extra belts? - Done

Hm...

May. 8th, 2013 11:20 pm
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Things I was supposed to do after work today:
-start mother's day present
-set up vacuum with tiny hose to clean out computer fan

Things I did today:
-caught up on Glee
-fused a small sheet of blue/white angelina, tested opacity and adhesion on the suiting, and started cutting out my multiplayer emblem
-updated my player model in AC:R to match the costume I'm making (no sleeves
-stared at Eveline's model for long enough that her proportions really started to bug me
-finalized plans for embellishment on Eveline's coat (soutache and paint for shoulders, gold binding, some rick rack or more paint for the bottom and rear hems AND pants embellishment)
-Spent an hour with mom discussing options for the remaining pieces of the costume
-played an hour of AC:R multiplayer
-interfaced back-shoulder area on coat
-interfaced and assembled collar for coat... may have to redo this anyway
-chalked in the first lines (to be done in soutache braid) on the shoulders and back of the coat

Summary... finally actually making progress on Eveline, but only because there are other things I should be doing instead. >.>

For Tomorrow:
-pick up 7 1-2" gold buttons (or 5 for front and 2 larger for back)
-look for other trim/cording for button loops
-check color match on gold rick rack and/or gold fabric paints.
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Clow Reed
NDK COSTUME SIGN-UPS - GO LIVE ON 8/18/2012, Noon MST 8/20 - Signup Confirmed, yay!
Progress:
7/21-22 - Cut out all base robe pieces, pants, shirt, and mapped out new pattern pieces for modified over layer
7/23 - Cut out remaining accent pieces for cloak (blue bits)
7/24 - Started shirt assembly (classroom), completed mariners compass halves (including topstitching), pressed and pinned gold border for compass halves
7/25 - Skived off work to sew. Mariner's compass set into gold and blue borders. Body/under layers of both lining and main material put together. Lining for overlay assembled. Overlay pieces and accent pieces labeled and separated. Test for back embroidery and painting done.
7/26 - neck, edge, and tip accents attached to front overlay panels
7/27-8/4 - Hauled ass on all sorts of finishing on the cloak.
8/5 - cloak complete except for white neck accent, top finished completely
8/6 - pants assembled
8/7 - overlocking and seaming on rest of pants seams
8/10 - elastic into pants waist, planning to add a cuff at the ankle to tie in with the costume and to add some length
8/12 - Redrafted McCalls 4645 and previous modifications of it for Clow's coat. Started sketches for jacket back detail and lower hem embelishments.
8/15 - Classroom. Cut all yellow facing/trim strips and coat pieces.
8/17 - Drafted design for asymentric star portions for back tails of jacket.
8/18 - Pieced back point insets, set aside until yellow trim was on.
- Sketched, embroidered, and appliqued center back sun and moon.
- attached all yellow trim/facings at outer hem
- mitered corners and angles of yellow facings
8/24 - bought tassles and piping for jacket, started to top stitch yellow facings/trims. Trimmed down point insets and positioned in alignment with yellow and piping.
8/26 - assembled collar with piping, finished tacking down lower jacket trim, then found out the collar looked horrible and went to sleep
8/27 - managed to fix jacket collar to the point of not-quite-so-failing
8/28 - panicked, spun in circles, then worked on unrelated T-shirt things.
8/29 - finished tacking down lower jacket stars, sleeves attached
8/30 - Printed Shirts for Green Jello Cosplay, Packed
8/31 - PAX - Assassin Day
9/1 - PAX - RT and Aquisitions Inc. Day
9/2 - Fly to Denver, Drive to Ft. Collins, unpack
9/3 - Hiked and puzzled with family, napped, saw Julie at night.
9/4 - Hung out with Mik, finished Jacket cuffs
9/5 - Stayed home. Made piping and cording, finished pants cuffs and fasteners/frogs for jacket
9/6 - cut and attached robe collar! Ordered new boots. Rehersed for walk on. A lot.

To Do:
-create/attach belt or sash
-shoes
-tighten frog loops
-rehearse walk on more

-assemble cloak lining 7/25
-test for back design 7/25
-enlarge back design to approx 19" across
-create back design (applique, embroidery, and paint)
-complete shirt
-assemble cloak outer layer (complete designs first)
-Assemble pants 8/7
-draft jacket pattern 8/12
-cut out jacket pieces, assemble 8/15
-bobbles and tassels for jacket 8/24
-finish Jacket - yellow cuffs with piping 9/4
-finish pants - choose band color for bottom, need extra length (yellow with blue piping?) 9/5
-cut/attach white collar accent on cloak 9/6

Mycroft Holmes
To Do:
-modify/cut jacket pattern
-modify/cut slacks
-purchase or pattern button down
-modify/cut vest
-purchase umbrella (plain black, wooden handle)
-hair gel
-tie/pocket square

Eveline Guerra (The Corsair) [As of 8/28, planned for AkiCon 2012]
Progress:
March - Corset re-drafted, cut, and assembled

To-Do:
-binding, boning, accents, and fastenings on corset vest
-cut out dress/shift
-cut out pants
-sash/belt
-modify and cut coat pattern
-purchase hat
-create head scarf
-hair cut and colored
-boots
-ganuntlets/armor bits
-gloves

ETA:
As of 8/11/2012 I am also considering Order of the Stick cosplay. This is just a theory.
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So. Fuck. It's 4 AM and since I'm clearly not sleeping, here's where the ranting about why I'm not sleeping goes.
1) Dishes. I am hungry. But when I cook, I wash my dishes immediately. this is currently not possible because the sink is full of the dishes and J and R used to eat the last batch of food I cooked. I only got one serving, and then when I went to take leftovers to work, all the rice had been eaten. Then after today when I would have made more rice, the rest of the hayashi was gone too. Which is fine, I guess, except that I'm the one who dropped $100 the last time we went shopping, and $25 the time before that, and $80 last month, but I digress. The hunger is not really why I'm not sleeping, that's just the excuse.
The real reason is:
2) World Cosplay Summit qualifying rounds for 2013 are being announced... and NDK2012 is hosting one of them. Babbling and Depression Ensues )

This is all coming out because I had to spend all my money on car insurance this morning and so can't actually go to SakuraCon even though I requested the weekend off. So now I have four days when I'd love to be relaxing or sewing or anything, and instead I have a room with no work space, and lots of time to stare at it.
I own so many things and so few of them are important at all... but I still can't let go. I feel incredibly isolated and despondent in my own house, and I just don't know what to do anymore.
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Finished the last overnight for the week. Only two more days of work before the con. Ohgod,shootmenow.
-assemble and hem last Akram kimono
-find more podfic (or record it myself) in order to continue preserving sanity
-help with the Julie/Kay/Mik apartment move (assuming continued consciousness)
-clean iron and pack up costumes for friday
-finish trimming and styling Darlton wig
-find shoe repair options for my boots
-hook up with Cally to procure milly wig
-hand Milly Jacket, gold bias and black for cuffs over to Cally? Or do it myself?
-Um.... Darlton pants.
-style Guilford and Allen wigs (w/ Nick)

Work Stuff - May audit, make sure Nikki/Val will file EOM paperwork, expense report for FW16 @ 1858, make sure the extra set of keys resurfaces, various emails to DTL, and other stuff I'm probably forgetting.

Personal stuff - plan a june weekend for seattle, continue harassing UBS, find a checker auto-parts store

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