Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wig modifications

For the past couple of days I've been working to turn this wig;

 Into something that looks more like this.

 The problem arose when I forgot that I have an abnormally large head, thus the wig on my head looks much different compared to company photos. I didn't think this would be a problem with Arda because they tend to make wigs for people with larger heads. 

However, luck was on my side and Arda released wefts of hair to be used for wig making. Or, in my case, sewing them into the wig to give it added length.

This is what I have been doing for the past few days, sewing the wefts into my wig. And I'm not done quite yet, I need to add some length to the front of the wig so the bangs can be a bit longer too. I'm starting to run out of weft but I should have enough to finish the job. After this comes the cutting. Which makes me kind of sad because I'm going to cut off quite a bit of the legth I just put on the wig.

I am glad fo the learning experince, I've decided that instead of trying to make my own wig with wefts I'm going to buy wefts to modif the wigs instead, because the amount of wefts I would need to make a wig would cost just as much, if not more. However, I feel like this will all be worth it when I have the end result on my head.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Went out today with some cosplay friends and and took a bunch of picture of our cosplays. While I now have better pictures of my Rei Ayanami, it will soon be graced by a new wig that will be a closer match to Rei's hair colour.

Also now I've made a massive coplay list for myself to work through.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

So last weekend I went to Aki-con. Sadly, I am late and behind on my blogging, but you really must forgive me. And it’s not like I’ve had much time, I’ve been catching up on my sleep and working. Unfortunately as I write this I am undoing all that good work. Oh well.

The first day I woke up at 5AM to be ready to go for 6AM. Not too bad, but I hate mornings to begin with. My cosplay buddies and I got the border with ease, firstly because no one was there, and secondly, because we had a border guard whole was knowledgeable of cosplay. It was pretty awesome.

We arrived at the Hilton at about 8:30 and tried to check into our room early. No such luck. I then proceeded to make a small but manageable mess of the hotel bathroom while I painted my arms and face grey. I ended up forgetting an important element of my costume (Fake lashes) that I was not able to put on until getting the hotel room at 3-ish, and that really ended up completing the costume. I have also discovered that I look good in crazy false eyelashes. Who knew?

I feel I must say I was very pleased with the end result. It was also really nice to meet other Homestuck fans for the first time. Next was the shock at how I was about 4 years older than everyone else there. This explained the mystery as to why Homestuckers are so noisy. I never liked high school kids much even when I was a high school kid. The whole getting louder and louder until someone shouts to stop gets old fast when you are surrounded with no way out for hours on end.

The nicest thing about the costume was that I received a large amount of praise for a job well done. Before Aki-con I have never gotten so much positive feedback. It was a good feeling that may have gone to my head more than a bit. I bought a squid plushie from the dealer’s room that went with my costume and was relative to the fandom.

The second day involved me dressing up as Riku from Kingdom Hearts. While I had a very good wig, I had forgotten about how it is too small for my head, so my day involved a lot of wig removal and replacing to allow the blood flow to my brain. I was very unsure about this costume because I don’t like to cosplay men (I like looking pretty) and I have never played any of the games. And do not plan to. Though I must say I did enjoy being a dapper gentleman with glowing horns and a top hat.

The only frustrating thing about day 2 was that there were more Homestuck cosplayers and I could not be one of them. However, the day was made (and perhaps even the entire con) because I found a manga novel in the dealers room, for $5, that I had been looking for, for about 3-4 years. Everywhere else that I’ve looked has had it for upwards of $100. Silly internets.

By day 3 I was pretty much done and tired of the con. Luckily I wasn’t alone as one of my con buddies also felt the same way, so we ended up hanging out in the library together a lot. Due to a strange misfortune the karaoke/rock bad stage just so happened to be not far from the open doors. It was highly distracting. I picked up an internally lit up materia for half off, which I am very glad I did not buy on the first or second day.

Blind Mag!

Now, on day 2 (or I should say night), the same con buddy and I decided we wanted real food and not instant noodles. So we drove through Bellevue. Nothing. We drove south towards Seattle. Still nothing. We drive through Seattle, get lost, and decided to settle for the next Subway we see after the first 4 and despair at the alarming lack of McDonalds. Luckily for us the guy serving us was nice enough to look up the route back to the highway so we could get back to Bellevue. Were we missed? Not at all.

On the way home the next day there were an abundance of McDonalds. All we had to do was drive north. But it was fun.

And I would say, all in all it was a very good weekend. Especially when coming home to a brand new and shiny Netflix subscription.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I'm starting to get geared for Aki-con now, and, as usual, comes the feeling of impending doom. While most of it is just modifying, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. First off, I'm working on a costume I promised to do for a cosplay 9Gumi, Seet Police) and accidentally put off for 2 months. I'm also working on Blind Mag(Repo! The Genetic Opera), Halloweentown Riku and Aradia (Homestuck) for Aki-con. In addition, I'm also working on getting GaZ done in time for Halloween.

Oh, the things I do to myself.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cos & Effect 2011

So after a long month and a half I am almost free to relax. But not quite yet.

I attended Cos & Effect in Vancouver this year. The first day I cosplayed Rei Ayanami, but as usual I forgot to get someone to take my picture with my own camera. And as usual, all the random anonymous people who asked to take my picture have apparently not posted them anywhere. Oh well.

Horray for a friend uploading a picture!

I bought a wa-lolita dress from the dealers' room and wore it later in the same day. I also bought a large stuffed angry bird.

Link has issues with feathered creatures.

Looking through my pictures, I have some to the realization that i don't take pictures anymore. I only have on photograph of cosplayers to show off. Just one.

It is Dr.Horrible and Snape at the Evil League of Evil Auditions Panel.

Best panel I have ever been to. To start it off, Darth Vader battled Buddha and Jesus. It just got better from there.

My awesome friend dressed as Link drove me to the con on Saturday, and back on Sunday.

 My teeny tiny hotel room, which sadly is only slightly smaller than my own room, and with a much better layout that makes it feel bigger than my room.

I ended up leaving the con early on Sunday, at about 2PM, and going to the Fabricana in Richmond and having proper ramen for the first time, as opposed to the instant noodle kind.

I saw the Miku Hatsune nendoroid that I wan badly in the capsel/toy store on the top floor of Aberdeen centre by the food court, but apparently it is not worth $100 to me. Too bad.

Then I went home and collapsed. My room really needs to be cleaned now...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

So I like wigs.

A lot.

The First Blog

And so I begin the magical journey into the world of blogging. I do hope it will be magical, and that it is a good world.

From what I can tell, blogs can be about whatever you want. Your life, your work, your play. My goal in starting a blog is to improve my writing ability, and join some of my friends on this blogging.

I do not know what this blog will be about. Maybe costumes, conventions, BJDs, photography, or my work towards my goal of becoming an illustrator.

Or I could always just rant. I hear that is a fun thing to do.