Aah, so much has been going on lately! I’m going to try to fit them all into this entry.
First off, I did indeed finish my Halloween costume!
I’m still going to work on it (long fall boots and portal gun) for future Anime cons though. I wore it to work, and all of my gamer coworkers recognized it :) Everyone else was just confused as to what I was and why I was wearing those blades on my legs, haha.
Next, our company’s user conference went well. It’s a relief to see my team’s feature finally revealed and well received. We had been developing it in secrecy and had an “on switch” for the reveal. Of course, one of the biggest worries was, will the switch work??? (Yes, it did.) Check it out!
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(a.k.a. excuses for my recent inactivity)
Every year, my company holds a user conference focused on IT and our product, and… it’s next week! This year, my team is revealing a new feature at it, so that’s why I’ve been working extra hours. In addition to that, I’m part of the photo team this year too.
In the past, I just went and took photos for fun. This time, I have photo duties, which will make me busy during most of the conference. On the plus side, I can rent equipment! I decided to do mostly rentals because I can get better equipment than what I currently own. I’m renting the Canon 6D and a couple L series lenses (24-70 and 50). I’m super excited about using them, especially the 6D since I was thinking of upgrading to that later this year :D
I’ve been procrastinating too much! I’m almost done with Chell’s jumpsuit. Here is what I have so far:
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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 :)