I wanted to show off a few toys I got recently :) The first is… Hello Kitty M. Bison!
I like Hello Kitty. I like Street Fighter. Once I saw that there was a Street Fighter Hello Kitty line, I thought, omg I neeeeed this. I ordered a few things, but only M. Bison arrived so far, which I got for a friend. Check out the tag on it though. I love it.
It’s other Sanrio characters as Street Fighter characters! It’s too bad all of the plushies are Hello Kitty, but there are shirts with these designs at least.
(Key: Hello Kitty = Chun Li | Pochacco = Ken | Badtz Maru = Ryu | Tuxedo Sam = E. Honda | Keroppi = Blanka | My Melody = Cammy | Purin = Zangief | Monkichi = Dhalsim)
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I’m running again.
I used to run regularly – a few miles after work each day – which made it a great stress reliever after a long day at work. A couple years ago, I lost the habit (I blame wedding planning), and I’ve been struggling to get back into it. Getting back into running after not doing it for months is so harddddd. I’m easing into it by running 2-3 times a week, 1.2mi (1.9km) each time. I’ll gradually increase the frequency and distance.
The cosplay to-do list is working.
A little too well actually. It’s motivated me again, and I’m staying up late working on my cosplays… which then causes me to oversleep and get into work later than usual. Oops. It’s sad when coworkers send an email saying they’ll be a bit late, yet I show up after them anyway. (Fortunately, we have flexible schedules, so no one cares if I get in later.)
You know what feels good though? Wearing completed parts of a costume you made. It’s so satisfying to look in the mirror with the costume on and think, hell yeah, I made this. I can’t wait to put it on when it’s fully completed :)
Click the thumbnails to see larger images! I’ve finished both jackets and am working on the bottom parts of the costumes now.
I forgot school is almost over.
Time passes differently when you’re out of school. Months don’t mean as much to me, so when May came around… it didn’t occur to me that most college students here are about to start summer break. Which means… interns! I didn’t realize our interns were starting so soon! I’m getting two, and one already started this week. I uh… totally wasn’t prepared, but I got him started on a few things at least. Hopefully… I will be more prepared when the second one starts ^^;;
Anyway! This month is mostly filled with cosplay progress. I have a bad habit of being the most productive right before an Anime convention. I need to finish both of these before the end of this month, which is when A-kon is. Follow my instagram or tumblr if you want to see in-progress pictures :)
Lately, I feel like I might have focused too much on cosplay photography and not enough on my own costumes. I haven’t worn a new cosplay costume in about 3 years. Even though I know it’s easier and common for people to buy the costume pre-made… it’s just not my type of thing. I want to show off my work, not someone else’s.
The problem is that I’ve been really lazy on sewing. I’ve been setting big goals like, “finish the jacket by [date here]“, and I don’t think that worked for me. I decided to take another approach and assign myself a daily sewing task. I put down small tasks for weekdays and larger ones for weekends.
And thus, I started looking for iPad apps just to keep track of my cosplay tasks. I only tried a few, but I’m using Errands right now:
It’s not a very pretty app, but I’m able to add tasks quickly, and I like that I can add custom icons, which make it easy to see which costume the task belongs to. I’m open to recommendations if you think there’s an app better suited for this :)
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