Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Scissors are Progressing...

I finally had some time to really crack down on working on the scissors for my Souseiseki costume! The first step was making a pattern, which has involved a lot of sketching, erasing, measuring, and pencil lead (as it were) on hands. I measured a small picture I have of the scissors, then scaled it up to figure out the appropriate ratios. I think they're maybe even a little bigger than I had planned, but I think they look good this way. Giant props are fun!

I'm nervous about cutting out the foamcore, because I know it is going to be tedious. Since it's thick, I'll have to make several passes with the knife, and I have a lot of pieces to cut out. But, such is the plight of prop creation. Large amounts of effort are usually expended upon it. I think the results are worth it, though, ne?

I've been being lazy about the shopping post. It'll get up here some time this week, along with some progress shots of my costume. Hope everyone else's are going well. I'm starting to really feel the crunch... this is the last free weekend before BAMBAM two cons in a row! Agh. My wig isn't here yet. I don't have shoes. Aaagh...

... ._. I'll be fine! Do your best!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Progress. I made it.

Costumes are coming along splendidly! Hope yours are, too. ^_^

My cosplay partner-in-crime is learning much about the trials and tribulations of cosplay, but I think she's enjoying it overall. It's nice to have a girl to cosplay with. We're already planning our next endeavours...

Meanwhile, our prop making keeps getting pushed back in the schedule, which really isn't good. We'll be starting them this week.

I'll post some progress shots before the end of the week, too. How's that? Awesome. Yes. I know.

Stay tuned for the second in my series of costume prep posts: Shopping. Agh! Scary! I know. But don't worry. It will be great. You will be fine.

If you're not quite ready for that, check out part 1 first.