Oh me! Oh life!
Time is flying this year.
As you might have guessed, I finished my Astrid costume and did a photoshoot with it. I need to go back and redo a few things but overall it was as expected. I entered it into the Hall Cosplay contest at AnimeUSA and won Best of Friday. That was a big surprise as there were so many amazing entries and compared to theirs, my costume looked so simple and plain. However, I was meticulous, as always, so perhaps that gave me a boost.
Nothing much amazing has happened in the meantime besides my quarterly sinus infection [right on schedule]. I was able to take part in a grant to my district allowing me and 18 others to go to an edu-tech conference which was inspiring as well as a bit frustrating as many of these awesome presenters had a lot more money to deal with to get their classrooms and learning spaces teched up to the max. Oh well, I generally can find a way to work within my means so I hopefully can put some of what I learned to use on the shoestring budget that I get.
Anyway, survived Thanksgiving with the family and have behaved during Black Friday online sales. I doubt I'll do much shopping on Cyber Monday but we'll see. I am almost done Christmas shopping, whoop whoop. I hate going out to stores this time of year. How about you guys? Do you love the atmosphere and shopping killer deals in person or are you an online-only kind of shopper? COSTUME PLANS
As for my 2015 lineup of costumes: I'll be making an Elsa dress for my niece's birthday gift.
- Sailor Pluto
- actually finish Legolas
- actually finish Baroness
- Martel (I think)
That's all I've got for now.... SELLING THINGS
I need to get a jump on spring cleaning this year. I am selling my costumes that I do not wear anymore. Send a note if interested. Prices negotiable. What's not negotiable is priority mail shipping. I require this because it is fast, secure, and trackable.
- Wei Zhijun (Darker than Black)
- Ciel Phantomhive (Kuroshitsuji)
- Drocell Cainz default, Visual Kei, and sushi chef costumes (Kuroshitsuji)
- Prince Cornelius (Odin Sphere)
- King Richard (Tales of Graces f)
- Howl default and disguise costumes (Howl's Moving Castle) UNRELATED BUT AWESOME
Hey Frozen fans, if you've been staring down that Elsa nendo, they just recently opened preorders for the figure, due out in May 2015.
The article here will give you more photos of the prototype figure and let you know where you can preorder.www.tomopop.com/gsc-s-nendoroi… FUN FUN FUN!
So guys, as a token of my appreciation for all the support through the years, whether people wandered here for artwork or costumes, I would like to do a giveaway of some sort. What kind of things would be cool to get? I have some ideas which are more cosplay-relevant but would love to hear from you too.
Anyway, take care of yourselves this winter and holiday season. Be good to yourself and others. Life is short, don't sweat the small stuff. Right? Right.
May the Schwartz be with you.
- Ion / Stealthy