Archive for the 'Cosplay' Category

What I’m up to, #3

July 21st, 2014 by Cat

What I’m sewing

I haven’t started working on a new cosplay of my own yet, but a coworker has commissioned me to make an Elsa (Frozen) costume for his 9 year old daughter :) I’m currently in the research phase, where I’ve ordered several fabric swatches and am starting to think of how I’d draft the pattern.

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This is a first for me because I’ve never made a children’s costume before. I’ve made my own, for a friend who is a bit taller than me, and for two guy friends. In other words, I’ve never made a costume as small as this. I’m not used to it! Hopefully I’ll still be able to pull it off :)

Cosplays I've made for myself and friends. Photo credit: Ed Martinez

Cosplays I’ve made for myself and friends. Photo credit: Ed Martinez

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A-kon 25

June 10th, 2014 by Cat

I was at A-kon this past weekend, which is an Anime convention in Dallas. I got 4 co-workers to come with me this time, 3 of which had never been to an Anime con before. Fortunately, they all liked it and want to go again!

I think they liked how it was a large gathering of fellow nerds and geeks ;) It’s not just Anime either since people who like Anime typically like other geeky things. There’s video game fans, comic fans, sci fi fans, basically anything that could be considered geeky or nerdy. I’ve also always found other con-goers to be very friendly and cons to be very welcoming. People are just happy to be there with other people who like the same things.

We arrived on Friday, and I decided to just wear my Sakura (Street Fighter) costume that I made several years ago.

I found a great Cami cosplayer!

I found a great Cami cosplayer!

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What I’m up to, part 2

May 5th, 2014 by Cat

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write lately so… here’s another “what I’m up to” post about my hobbies :)

What I’m sewing

I’m getting ready for A-kon, an Anime con that’s on June 6-8, and I think it’s about time my friends and I debuted our Spirted Away costumes. I actually began working on them a few years ago, but then other things came up and I put them off.

Since I made my Haku costume so long ago, I took it apart to improve several things. I also just finished the matching Chihiro costume for my friend.

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Now I have a month to make a No Face costume for my other friend. I hope I can finish in time ^^;;

I also want to make more curtains for our house again, so I ordered some fabric swatches. The solid blue ones are for another cosplay, and I’m trying to choose from the patterned ones for 3 different curtains.

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