Thursday, 29 January 2015

2015 Costume Plans

I didn't get nearly as much costuming done in 2014 as I had hoped, but I do have quite a few plans for 2015.

In Progress Costumes:

1. Belle (provincial outfit)

  • Acquired/Completed:
    • Dress
    • Apron
    • Hair Bow
    • Shoes
  • Still Need to Find/Complete:
    • Shirt - fabric bought
    • Slip
So not too much left to do on this one. I'm just still trying to decide on a pattern for the shirt that I can easily add the shawl collar to.

Deadline: April 24, 2015 (for Calgary Expo)

2. Poison Ivy
  • Acquired/Completed:
    • Tights
    • Skin paint
  • Still Need to Find/Complete:
    • Bodysuit - currently being sewn
    • Wig - I have the wig, but just need to do the styling
    • Shoes
    • Plan and practice makeup
This one is on my sewing table right now. This costume only has one piece that needs to be sewn, so hopefully it will come together fairly quickly.

Deadline: April 24, 2015 (for Calgary Expo)

3. Ursula
  • Acquired/Completed:
    • Wig
    • Shoes
  • Still Need to Find/Complete:
    • Bodice
    • Skirt with tentacles
    • Makeup and body paint
    • Shell necklace
    • Shell earrings
This is definitely my most ambitious cosplay planned this year. I have a ton of planning engineering to do on the skirt to get a final product like I want. I am seriously considering purchasing a corset or bustier for the bodice instead of trying to make it myself. We'll see.

Deadline: September 24, 2015 (for Edmonton Expo)

Planning Stages Costumes:

1. 1860's ball gown - I'm planning to attend a 1865-era ball this summer and need a fancy dress. I'm considering this bodice with this skirt.

2. 1860's day dress - The weekend of the ball, there is also a high tea the Friday before and a garden party the Sunday after and you can't exactly wear a ball gown to the park on Sunday afternoon. I'm thinking of maybe this.

3. 1860's undergarments - Historical dresses just don't look right without historical undies. This include chemise, petticoats and a corset. I'm hoping to handmake all of these.

Possible/Maybe-if-I-magically-have-extra-time Costumes:

1. Regency costume - There is a regency ball in my area in May, but it's a bit pricy and that's another historical costume to make.

2. Something scary for Calgary Horror Con.

Monday, 26 January 2015

2015 Con and Costume Plans

Last weekend I started thinking and planning for the cons and events I want to go to in 2015. Unfortunately, with having a new job, they do their holidays kind of weird and you only get a certain amount of holidays based on how much you worked the year before, which means I get no holidays until May, then only a total of 4 days for the next year. So not many far-away trips for this girl. I've also taken an interest in historical costuming, so a couple of those events are on the list as well.

Calgary Expo: April 16-19, 2015
Calgary Horror Con: June 20 & 21, 2015
Edmonton Expo: September 25-27, 2015

Other Events:
Virginia City Grand Victorian Ball: August 14-16, 2015

Other Possible Events:
OtaFest: May 15-17, 2015 - Local for me, but amine-centric, which is not really my thing
Regency Springtime Ball: May 16, 2015 - Would love to go to this, but the price tag for one night is pretty high
Saskatoon Expo: September 19-20, 2015 - A bit of a long drive, so we'll see who's going
Lethbridge Entertainment Expo (no 2015 dates) - No dates yet and fairly small, but not too far away

Next up: Costume planning!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Umm.. hi

So you may have noticed that I totally disappeared for a few months there. Sorry. Without going into the gory details, my life had a bit of an upheaval that left me with no blogging juice and way to much anxiety.

But, things are back to normal (or as normal as they ever are for me). So I'm back to Fangirl Twirl. Yay!

So what's new with me? I've been working a new job, reading lots, watching Supernatural from season 1 (I previously watched up to season 5, then stopped), not sewing as much as I should and playing the occasional round of CS:GO.

And because posts with pictures are more fun, here's a picture (selfie no less) of me at my friend's bachorette party themed: Nerd's Night Out. So here's a nerd in costume as someone pretending to be a nerd. Weird.