What have I been doing for a month? I don't know. I can't even remember what I ate for dinner last night. I rely heavily on my calendar and instagram to remind me what I've been up to. So here's a jolly recap.
As we remember from last month, I showed you my Red Sonja progress. This month seems to have shown no further progress... Until just this weekend!! I finally finished the sword! I'm doing a quick photo shoot with a friend and then next week will be my next cosplay blog where I tell you all about how I made this cosplay.
I finally chose a Pokemon to cosplay as for Calgary Expo! After much debate, and mood boards and tons of sketching time, I decided on Psyduck. He's adorable and I loved the design ideas I came up with.
I've already made some significant progress on this cosplay. I've also learned how to sew with sheer fabrics! It wasn't so bad. I started my first pair of bloomers. I should have made them a tad bigger, but I think the effect will be there.
I cut out the head ornament from EVA foam and I carved it down with a dremel to round out the edges. I also started the skirt/wrap/ninja thing. I'm not sure the technical term of it. I basically just cut out the fabric...
More news regarding Calgary Expo, Lucy Lawless had to cancel her appearance due to scheduling conflicts. So I spent quite a few days being bummed about that. The whole point of doing my Madame Vandersexxx cosplay was for meeting Lucy! So I've put MV on the back burner for now.
It could be fate. They will bring Lucy back to me when my sewing skills have improved and I can make the dress even better than I could possibly attempt now.
Unless someone can suggest a cosplay I can make with these materials...
Now that the sad news is over, can I get really excited and just say that I started my Annoy-o-tron armor build?! I get easily distracted and I got bored of working on my Red Sonja sword. Besides, there's no snow outside for a winter shoot anyways. I wanted to play with the EVA foam and the heat gun! So I started by making a pair of boobies.
I was thrilled with how easy the EVA foam was to shape and cut and glue together. I sketched up a pattern really quick and cut out a front a back piece as well as some detailing for the front. The heat gun was easy to use and I instantly understood all the online tutorials I had previously read. I loved how it got shiny and sparkly!
But I seem to have worked myself into a corner again. I need to get straps so I can do a proper fit test before I move on with the armor. This will be an expensive project, so I work on it when I get pieces.
So while I was bored, I finally took the time to sew together my Jiji pouch! I didn't have all the right thread colors so i just opted to glue the face pieces on. This project was a fun tuturial I found over at Sew In Love. I just adjusted it to my abilities and didn't add a liner. I decided to use this little bag to hold my tiny collection of sewing stuff!
Continuing with my distracted train of thought, I've also been working on a prop for my Bombshell Harley Quinn cosplay. I started a LONG TIME AGO, but I finally got around to finish building my cupcake bomb. It's made out of Model Magic with a wire stem. I cut up some sparkly ribbon to glue to the top to make a spark effect. I used wood glue to prime and strengthen the material before painting.
I painted using a mix of acrylic paints, and fabric paint (You use what you got...). And I detailed with silver and gold sharpie! It's so simple, but I love how it turned out.
I think that sums up my month in cosplay. Apparently I was busy. Huh. But on to geeky and nerdy things not related to cosplay - if you remember from last month, I started a new craft called Perler Beads. I have in fact become addicted. Riley and I have even gone so far as to create an entire wall dedicated to completed projects.
I have added a few of these adorable bead sprites to my Etsy store. You can also get in contact with me for a custom order or design!
If you're new to the blog, feel free to go back in the archives and check out this post on my Mad Rabbit cosplay.