Last week we talked about overcoming guilt due to losing weight. This week I want to talk about why I will be stepping back from larger builds for a while. Read on below!
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I found an old notebook with my measurements I took before placing my order with Herostime for my Ivy bodysuit. The bust, waist and hips were consecutively 4 inches larger than my current measurements which I took for a corset I'm expecting in the mail from Glamorous Corsets.
This should be happy news for most people, but it's pretty disheartening for a cosplayer who just dedicated hundreds of dollars AND hours into a costume, and by the time you finally get to wear it, it doesn't fit. This happened with my Robot Poison Ivy build. It fit well enough at Calgary Expo for my first wear, but I had to take it off due to heat exhaustion.
(Photo by Billy Wong)
I am so incredibly upset by this, but it comes with the life choice. I have Ivy stored in a box for now, and one day I will come back to her with upgrades and modifications to fit me. But in the mean time I've decided to save myself some heart break and only build smaller, spandex based costumes for the next while.
For how long completely depends on my success with the keto diet and seeing if/when I plateau or start to level off. But this doesn't mean my quality of content will falter!! I will just step back from heavy use of fitted pieces with worbla or foam - aka breast plates mainly, or non-adjustable hip and leg armor.
As far as current projects, this actually doesn't affect anything. My next projected projects are spandex based (or can be), or are loose garments.
Annoy-o-tron has been an ongoing, ever changing project, and I have several pieces to bring this little annoying robot to completion. FINALLY.
Spyro was a new design I fell in love with - by Sunset Dragon - and added this year after the rumor of a Spyro game remaster was in the works. I've been back and forth in my mind about how to approach this cosplay, and I think the main pieces can be spandex, while the particular armor pieces can be made regardless of size - arm bracers, pauldrons, etc.
Princess Mono-Loki is taking longer than expected and was to be completed last year. I'm changing my mind constantly with the design so I haven't committed enough to start crafting. But I'm hoping this summer/fall I can get the motivation to work on her!
Aaaand introducing! My newest cosplay; an original version of Ariel! This idea sprung from my incoming corset from Glamorous Corset.
I wanted a cute simple cosplay I could throw together to showcase the corset and create great content for you guys. I really wanted a unique design, so I gathered some inspiration, and I give you my "I just got these legs, you bet I'm gonna show them off" design.
As soon as the corset arrives and is properly seasoned, you will find a detailed review post, as well as great new photos! I can't wait!
As for other future plans, you can expect the usual fill in content; smaller shoots, closet cosplays for #MonCloCosCha, and lewd photo sets. Thanks for being so understanding and joining me for this journey, whether it's this blog, Instagram, or Patreon. Your support forever means the world to me.