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momocon 2013

Published April 4, 2013 by princeshinkei

Momo Con finally arrived for me on March 8!!  I was so ecstatic.  Only problem was, this was the first time I’ve ever not worn a cosplay.  I actually bought one of my cosplays this time, but turns out it wouldn’t be finished until 4 months later.  So I panicked and tried to find a alternative.  Turns out my friends were cosplaying from K Project so I jumped on the bandwagon and decided to go as Neko.  Hilariously enough, my fabric didn’t arrive on time, so I went cosplayless anyways.  -sighs-  Instead on Friday and Saturday I wore my normal clothes and Sunday I went sweet lolita.  Good thing my “normal” clothes isn’t particularly normal in itself.  So it all worked out.
I also got to meet all my friends again and also got to meet my boyfriend again.  >3<  We had such a fun time.  I would say this con was mostly just hanging out with friends.  It was nice to just relax and not worry about cosplay once in a while.  XD

Yes yes, two posts in a day!  Trying to catch up.  lol  This was what I wore.

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Hubby and I~

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sewing complications.

Published September 24, 2012 by princeshinkei

I have pretty much finished Flandre’s outfit, but I won’t debut it until this weekend. Anime convention is this weekend and I still can’t believe time has gone by so fast! Seems like just a month ago I was still trying to figure out how to put together my cosplays.
I feel like I’ve learned a lot more than I’ve ever learned this time around. I didn’t have any help from anyone so I had to figure out everything on my own. I drafted my own pattern, modified existing patterns, and learned a LOT about ruffles and gathering.
Now I’m actually working on my second cosplay for the con; I’m going as Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown. I’m going in her casual black dress version. The dress is actually pretty simple make so it’s only been 3 days and I’m almost done. I think one more day and I’ll be done, not including her bag she carries and the little pouches on the side of her dress. I’ll slowly post up the WIPs if I’m not too busy finishing up.

I had to deal with more gathers for her dress as well but I was trying to do things quicker so I tried cutting 5 layers of Kona Cotton all at once. It wasn’t impossible, but I had to use some force to cut through it. In the process, I pinched my finger between the scissors handle and caused some bleeding under my skin. DX That was one complication.

The other one was me going at top speed on my sewing machine overcasting over 80 inches strips of fabric on all four sides. You can imagine how many times the sewing machine jammed up. lol

This is my mock up for Inori’s dress.  She actually has the white version of this dress as well.  It’s much simpler than the black one.  Maybe I’ll make it as well.  haha

too much cake.

Published August 4, 2012 by princeshinkei

I ate too much cake today, now I feel sick.  I usually don’t eat sweets, but I’ve been having cravings for it for some reason.  That and junk food.  I want to eat pizza!  o.o Someone help me DX

Besides that, I placed my ruffles around my dress to pin.  I was having a hard time pinning them down, so I ended up just spreading it on the floor.

skirt

Pinning the skirt took longer than expected as well, but I was a bit distracted by Netflix.  I don’t remember what I was watching though.  I sewed the ruffles on afterwards, but to my dismay, they turned out different lengths.  I decided to just let it go and continue.    I hemmed up the red part of the skirt, then I sewed the waistband together and inserted elastic inside it.  I wish I learned from my previous mistake, but I made the elastic band too loose again.  Well, not loose, but it wasn’t as tight as I would have liked it.

This is the finished product~  ;D  I wore it with bloomers underneath it.

with bloomers

This is with an ultra poofy petticoat.  The lighting in the kitchen was better.

with petticoat

Right now, I can’t decide whether I like it with or without the petticoat.  I feel like it’s too poofy, but without it, it’s too flat.  I wish I had something in between.
Next I have to make the blouse!