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TTMT #266 – It’s A Vacation

This video comes to you from the past while I’m out of town enjoying the company of a very dear friend! More on that next week. ūüėČ

In this video:

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Proud Troll Mama

Trolls!

Today is the first day of Anime Overload here in Austin, Texas. If you run into the Trolls above, tell them hello. Better yet, tell them hello, take a picture and share it with me.

These are my Trolls. ūüėČ

Trolls!

 

 Kankri Vantas (L) and Eridan Ampora (R)

I helped with the cloak and striped pants, they did everything else. It is absolutely amazing to have two teenagers that can costume for themselves so very well. There is every possibility that I am a little bit proud…

 

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Test Run

Eridan Ampora test run before Anime Overload

 I was going to save this for after Anime Overload on Saturday, but I just could not resist sharing!

We did a test run of Gareth’s Eridan Ampora costume and it came out perfectly. Really, it’s much better than I could have dreamed and he is SO very happy! I can’t wait to see him in character on Saturday among other Homestuck fans!

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We didn’t glue the ears on (saving that for Saturday!), but they stayed on pretty well by themselves. Gareth did most of the makeup himself.

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Summer Costuming

Creating Striped Fabric for Eridan pants

Making fabric for Eridan’s pants

Costumes…in the summer?

Why yes, it does seem like that’s what I’ve been working on!

My family will be going to  Anime Overload in July and my kids, both of whom are awesome Cosplayers, will be going in character.

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Kagome

Elena is bring out Kagome (from InuYasha), her Halloween costume from 2009. Elena has changed considerably since then, so the costume has been receiving a reboot!

I reconstructed the top for a better fit and I’ve almost finished new forest green pleated skirt. The original skirt was an altered broomstick skirt, and I didn’t like that fabric the last time I worked with it, so I started fresh. I did try to follow a tutorial for the pleated skirt, but it was written by someone not terribly familiar with garment construction, so I changed quite a bit of the way the skirt was made, only following her guidelines on how to measure the pleats.

I’d never made a pleated skirt before and I can honestly say it was much easier (and more fun!) than I expected. It was also nice to flex my skirt making skills, something I haven’t done in a long, long time!

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Eridan

Gareth ¬†is going to be a character from¬†Homestuck¬†named¬†Eridan¬†(incidentally, Elena’s favorite character from the series!). It’s completely outside my zone of understanding, but both my kids and the hubby read Homestuck and love it, so who am I to argue?

We’ve already stenciled a shirt (Elena made the stencil!) and picked up some inexpensive fabric shoes to paint. I’ve already made the pants using a pajama pattern and by creating my own fabric from strips of blue and black broadcloth (thank you, new serger!).

He needs a scarf, which Elena started knitting for him yesterday. We still need to figure out the horns and the ears. He and I both have ideas, we just need to work out the best way to go about it.

Pleats!

Pleated skirt, in progress

Tomorrow’s will be a very costume-y Talk To Me Tuesday!

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