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October is here

October 2nd, 2014 by Cat

It’s October! This is probably my favorite month of the year because of a few reasons:

1. The weather starts to get cooler. People living in colder areas might laugh at me (and have already), but it’s finally dropping to the 80sF which is pretty amazing for us here in Texas.

2. It’s our anniversary, both of them actually. My husband and I began dating on Oct 29, 2005 and were married on Oct 9, 2011. We’ve been together for quite a while now :D

3. Halloween! I don’t really celebrate it anymore, but any holiday that celebrates with costumes is pretty great for cosplayers. Oh the sales!

I made it a goal to finish a couple things before October. One was to finish the Elsa costume I was commissioned to make for a friend’s 9-year old daughter. It’s done now, and I think she likes it :)

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The other was to do and finish a paid photoshoot. I know I said I needed a break from photoshoots, but this was a non-cosplay one with someone I enjoy working with. She just needed some photos for a job application, so we did a short shoot, and I was able to return the photos the next day.

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What I’m up to, #4

September 14th, 2014 by Cat

What I’m sewing

The last time I did one of these entries, I mentioned that a coworker commissioned me to make an Elsa (Frozen) costume for his 9-year old daughter. Since then, I’ve ordered fabric swatches, took her measurements, drafted a pattern, made a mock-up, ordered the fabric, and then adjusted the pattern. So much prep work!

Now I can start on the real thing. I don’t have much progress yet, but my goal is to finish the whole thing this month.

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I’m also looking into making a couple costumes for myself. After all, stores are already preparing for Halloween, so now I can tell people I’m buying fabric for a costume and not look like a weirdo ;)

(By the way, since this entry is so photo-heavy, the rest will use thumbnails that link to the full image.)

About 5 years ago, I cosplayed from the game The World Ends With You. I made Neku, Beat, and Shiki costumes for myself and 2 friends. Now I’m thinking about going back to TWEWY again to make a Rhyme costume. If I ever make a Joshua costume later, then I will have made all 5 main characters!

The second one I’m considering is Misao from Rurouni Kenshin. My coworkers have been tossing around ideas for a group cosplay, Rurouni Kenshin being one of them. It reminded me that I wanted to make a Misao costume many years ago and never did it.

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Summer recap

September 6th, 2014 by Cat

It’s nearing the end of summer, and as someone living in Texas, I cannot wait for the temperatures to drop. I’ve had a pretty eventful summer so far though, so I thought I’d look back on how I spent the past few months :)

Unexpected Trip

I originally had no big trips planned for the summer. Since my husband and I don’t have kids and we’re both software developers, we don’t have to follow the school schedule for vacation time. We tend to pick off seasons to travel instead.

But well, if your work wants you to go to London, and they’ll cover expenses… it’s hard to refuse ;) So, I went to London for a week in June. I only had to work 3 days there, so my husband tagged along to sight-see during the rest of the time. Read about it here or view photos here.

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