Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How-To : Cut a Wig

Today's tutorial is about one of the most basic skill in wig styling: cutting your wig. This can be tricky business, and a nice cut requires patience and a little bit of know-how.

Today I'll be going over the three techniques that require one of the most basic of tools: a sharp pair of scissors.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Costume!

Italy is that doofus in the middle.
I decided at the last minute to swap out one of my costumes this year. I was originally going to go as Horo, from Spice and Wolf, but now I'm going as Italy from Hetalia!
I'm holding my other costumes close to the vest at the moment, as one of them I'm entering in the costume contest and the other... well, its done and I don't have any pictures. so there.

Helpful Creatures

In the course of any project, I have creatures that want to help. Normally, they are my cats; small and easily removed.

Cat helps with laundry!
Cat helps with ironing!
However, I have been recently plagued with a new round of less.. removable obstacles.

Helpful dogs.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I have pants! They actually fit! and they are ridiculously poofy, and I haven't even let out the pleats yet.

I had forgotten a) how long it takes to gather something and b) how annoying it is to pick out a machine-baste. Pics to follow, after I finish picking out that baste and installing the buttons.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I've returned!

Its been over two weeks since I last posted and man, I finished a lot of stuff while I've been away. (Literally actually, I went to visit a friend for extended sewing-times.) I didn't finish nearly enough though, and with less than two weeks until the convention beigns I've decided to launch...

The Daily Cosplay Countdown!
(Watch my slow descent into madness!)

Every day I'll post what I did the day before, as well as some catch-up posts to show what I've done during these weeks I've been away.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Progress Report 3/22/2011

I took a week off from posting, but now I'm back with... not a lot to show for it. I'm trying to clear the thief out of my schedule, and its taking a an amazing length of time to do all the finishing touches.

However! Stuff has been done! Even stuff I'm not posting today.

First off: I finally finished the jacket!

Fully lined and everything, I am terribly proud of myself.

 And I knocked these bad boys out in a afternoon break from stitching the hem on that jacket.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Progress Report 3/8/2011

I did not get much done in the last week. Why? This thing:

Because all of the blanket stitching on this jacket took 3x longer than I expected. I burned through 6 episodes of Castle, three podcasts and more working on this! it wouldn't have been so bad if not for all of those key patterns adding twice to the circumference of the shape.

I also got the last pieces to an old cosplay; hopefully I'll get some nice pictures of it soon!

Ku hu hu hu hu.

And to conclude, have a kitty picture: