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Some of you guys know, I graduate from nursing school this year. I know, it's about time!
Overachiever me is also apart of the committee in charge of fund raising for our pinning ceremony. We finally chose the theme "origins of nursing".
Here comes the part where I let you all know why I'm telling you the backstory. 😝 we'd like to set up dress dummies attired in nursing uniforms from different eras. I'm reaching out to you guys to ask if any of you have a nursing outfit you've made (or original) that I could borrow, June 2, 2018. It'd be in my care until I put it on the mannequin that day and return to me that night where I would put it back into the mail the following week. I am aware that nurses often times wore the clothing of the time with an apron, arm guards and maybe a Red Cross, (I plan to do more research). I can make the extras if you're able and willing to provide the base dress. I just don't have time to make multiple eras of clothing, during school. If interested in helping my class out, or know someone who might be, please leave a comment. Thank you in advance!
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SO I am getting it out of my system and listing everything I want to make in the next year. Knowing I won't come anywhere near finishing any of them.... well no... I do have plans on finishing some. Details below.
A 1910s suit. Again I still have the pattern and fabric, and undergarments and shoes. WHY HAVE I NOT MADE IT YET?!?!?! I think I have been holding out on this one because I don't want to have to size it up. Maybe if I lose weight this year it'll actually happen this summer when schools out. The corset was made 30ish lbs ago so it fits but not as good as it should so I really do need to try and lose a bit first.
A silver embroidered Regency gown: I know I am being heavily influenced by [personal profile] koshka_the_cat with her wonderful hand done detail on her most recent gowns. But there is some logic in this choice also. I love this shape. Later Regency makes me feel like a sausage. But I also love the bodice detail. It reminds me of the painted gown [personal profile] jenthompson did. I don't want the all over embroidery that this one has I want it around the hems and on the bodice. I know lots of hand embroidery but I'm complaining about not having time. I have small spurts of time. That would be perfect for getting a bit of a motif done at day vs sitting down and actually sewing things and figuring things out. I quickly get overwhelmed and my brain turns off. If I can talk the hubby into letting me get the supplies I will be starting this one as soon as possible. I want it for the Jane Austen Evening. It may not be a specific royals dress but with silver embroidery I can pretend it is.

Khalessi's dress: If I can find the fabric for a decent price I hope to start this one in January. It'll be my after Jane Austen project. Again a project that I can do in spurts when I have time. And I don't think the actual gown and construction will be overly hard. It'd be awesome to have it done by WonderCon in March but I won't push it. I'll be happy if it is done by SDCC (if we go) or Costume College. And bonus, She's royalty! When did dupioni get so expensive? I keep finding it for $18.00+ I found a close up pic that shows a very lightly slubbed material. If anyone knows of a good deal on fabric happening let me know.

Dark Rey: I am still going to do this one. I just don't know if it is going to be this year. I still need fabric and two of the above have taken away my fabric budget for the year an prod realistically probably all my time too. But its on my CADD list just the same.
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NoFlutter's Wonder Woman: Making the bracers now. I potentially have poly fabrics for it and can complete it. If I find myself with extra time, I think this one is going to be high on my list to do. Seriously doubt there will be any way I get it done before WonderCon. But maybe SDCC. Bonus: She's royalty.

What was suppose to be my Gala gown for this year: I have the fabrics... I have shoes... I have new jewelry from Taylor. WOOOOOO!!!! Still a fairly easy project. Might be perfect for a day wear next year.

Are there any group projects in the works?????
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hahaha..... just kidding. I'm just being horribly snarky, because a similarly worded post rubbed me wrong last year. But I did find not wearing a costume at all times surprisingly freeing. And yet at the same time sad. I missed wearing something that allowed people to come up and talk to tme about. You all know I'm awkward as all hell so what I was wearing has always been my crutch for conversations. Also, and this part is going to sound vain, but I missed being in more pics because I wasn't in a costume. That MAY be a good thing though because I hated how I looked in almost all of the pics I saw, because of my low body image, but I still missed it. One of my favorite things is and has always been getting selfies with you guys.
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That said it was really nice to not have to get up early to get into a costume. I am so not a morning person. I think I need to have super easy costumes for the day from now on. And I mean SUPER easy. No corset, and I can dress myself type costumes. Which means retro/vintage or cosplay. The other conclusion I came to this year was I don't want to change into a different costume Friday day vs Friday night. The social is so short and for introvert me SOOOOOO uncomfortable that I don't feel like its worth it. So unless there is a group project or I just HAVE to show off this super cool costume I made during the year, I'm not going to plan on something separate.At least that is my thought process right now. Who knows maybe next year after school is over with and life doesn't feel quite as overwhelming, I will change my mind.
I took two limited classes this year. Fiber-optic fairy wings and worbla. I probably knew everything the teacher had to teach in the worbla class, BUT with being a hands on learner I appreciated the chance to play. I did a lot of stuff I've never done in the fiber optics class but she was a first time teacher and it showed. She needed more time for her class AND she didn't have all the supplies. I was grumbly, (could of been made worse by it being Sunday) but it wasn't bad enough to not recommend the class.
So those who went to the Gala or after gala.... why was it so different this year? I didn't dance at all. I really didn't want to be there.... Was it just me? I'll admit right away to this year being off for me. School has put my head in a weird place. My confidence is low, I quicker to irritate, depression and anxiety are kind of high so it may have just been me. I found myself in momentarily dark places throughout the weekend, and I know those were just me. But people were quick to agree when a quiet room after party was suggested so I am assuming it wasn't just me who was feeling off about the Gala. I am hoping its a fixable thing. I enjoy the gala. I love seeing everyone in their prettiest pretties or coolest new costume. I enjoy sitting down to a meal with those people and talking. And dang it I like the dancing to "I like big butts" and "I will walk 500 miles" and the such.
The last thing I can really talk about CoCo, is pictures. I had fun with it. I kind of wish I had been a little more pushy about it. "Hey you, let me take your picture." I can't tell you guys how much I like it, and how much I want to grow with it. But my shyness and self doubt got the better of me with it, (remember above when I said it was a theme). A couple people said something along the lines of, "oh if you want to take my pic you can but I already have good pics of this." so I would back off taking it to mean they didn't want me to take their pics. You know all the self doubt talking, "you're not good enough and they think you suck and don't want you to take their pic," kind of things. I need to get a more "Yea, but you don't have a picture taken by me" type of attitude... just not as conceited. :) I am disappointed in myself. I couldn't get my camera to work in the inside lighting. I gave up fairly early and its been bugging me ever since on why. I figured it out today. I didn't adjust my ISO. Such a rookie mistake. UGH!!!! Here's the LINK to the ones I did get from the weekend. A couple of the ones from my cellphone that are of me, are not taken by me. :)
A few of my favorites: If these are of you and you don't like them let me know and I will make them disappear.
I know I shouldn't like the first one from a photographer's standpoint. The shadows and highlights are a little too intense. But I ADORE it.


Whereas the first one of these is a personal victory. Perfect timing. And
I thank Katherine for being game to get soaked. I loved those beach pajamas. So elegant!
Merja is gorgeous inside and out. I was happy to catch her laughing.


She looks ethereal in some of these photos. A combo of the lighting, the white, the beads glittering, and well it being her..... I want to take pictures of this dress in candlelight!
Angela looked so elegant. I think this outfit flattered and fit her perfectly. I'm glad she allowed me to pull her outside to take pics.

My favorite pic of me from CoCo 2017
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2 more weeks and schools done for this year!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I have CADD and I want to photograph all the things. I have a feeling I will die for a few weeks though. Always happen to me after a high stress period. I am suppose to intern over the summer though. I already told them I am only giving them 5 weeks out of the summer and only 1-2 days a week. I need the break. I need to create.
Loren posted an photography project that I would love to do. It was about recreating a Tarot deck. Little known fact about me, I've collected Tarot decks since I was in high school. I've always been fascinated by them. I learned how to read them but that's not my strong draw to them. I love the beauty of the different cards and what they are suppose to mean. Part of me wants to do like the project Loren shared and just recreate the cards. Part of me wants to recreate them but by their meanings and my interpretation. Like I said my creative side wants to do allllll the things. I am writing them all down for when I have time.
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I hate change!!!
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I know I'm not posting much, I'm hoping the second half of this semester changes and I'm back to having a social/creative life of some sorts.

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Real quick post because I am suppose to be studying. And I know how quickly I can fall down a rabbit hole with the internet.

First week of med/surg done! I passed the timed math test so I can pass meds!!!

Diets going ok. Will see how the study/ stress munchies affect things.

New app works.... kind of. Not all pics show up. 😖

Speaking of pics. Baka actually wanted to cuddle. She is not photogenic at all! I promise she is not as miserable as she looks. She WAS purring!!!! Little is at my feet. I should stay here all day but I need to get back to the books.

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So I can  get lost again in it when I start the semester again on Monday. But since its been 3 months since I posted last, I though it might be a good idea to say hi.
I use to wonder why people who were in school or  just had kids fell off the face of  the costuming world. I mean come on you can always find spare moments to sew, right! HA! I need to go smack my past self for being so niave. Those spare moments, yea, they get filled up with other things. And one day you wake up and realize 3 months have gone by and you haven't sewn a damn thing.  Add in a ton of anxiety, a little depression and a faulty LJ app and I didn't even post on here. I got a new LJ app so I am hoping my posting or at minimum reading and commenting will be a little more consistant.
I think its so cool the cosfit group is active again. I lost 10lbs over the semester. Only to gain pretty much all of it back ove the holidays. Holiday yummies and a wave of depression hit me really hard. Hubby and I have plans to eat healthy and get back on track starting next week. A biggest loser between the two of us going until my birthday/WonderCon. Winner gets $100 at WonderCon to use as they wish. I would join in with the cosfit BUT I need to see if Ihave any luck posting first.
I don't forsee any sewing happening in the next 8 weeks. I have Med/Surg for the first half of the semester (the 8 weeks) and have been warned multiple times that I won't have a life. It sucks only because I was getting to the point of shaking off the blues and wanting to work on things. It doesn't help that the Jane Austen Evening was last weekend, where hanging with friends in all their pretties always inspires me. I have Blackwork I need to work on, Hopefully that is enough to keep me inspired, till the second half of the semester when I should have more time to maybe sneak in a small project. I am at the stage where I am not actively planning anything. But my brain is going nuts. :) I'm hoping to knock out all sorts of things come summer break.
So what have I been up to:
I got a B+ in my first semester of Nursing school. Soooo close!!!! to an A. Then we went straight away into getting ready for Christmas. I made a ton of presents and crafty holday things. I think my fravorite was my wreath. I have always wanted one but could never found one that had everything I wanted/liked. So I made one. :)
I've always want a wreath but couldn't find one I loved. So I made one. #icrafty #christmaswreath #christmascrafting #christmastime
Shortly after the holidays we got our reading lists so my motivation died.
Got the reading list for the first 8 weeks of the second semester. #goodbyesociallife Grateful #WonderCon at the beginning of my spring break. Though I doubt if there will be any time for new #cosplays 😖.#nursingschool #nursingstudent
The most I could muster was doing photo shoots. But I must admit. I really really enjoy doing them. The first one I did was an idea for Veterans day. I'd like to redo it. It didn't come out the way I envisioned. I was trying to get the shots done at sunset. We quickly lost light so so many of the shots came out blurry. :( My main goal was not overly sexy out of respect for the flag.
Veterans shoot )

The next one was an Ice fairy/nymph/queen. I still don't have the full costume done. I still need to make the me sized wings and dress. But its one of those things where the make-up and idea has been in my head so long it needed to come out. So I'm thinking of it as a test run. These make me go back and forth between, "Hey I'm pretty" and " what the hell was I thinking??? I am not creative enough to pull this stuff off.
Ice Fairy )

The next one I did, I treated not as just photography but as an art expression. I think I am the most self concious of this one. I was trying to convey a fallen angel. I know I just used Christmas lights on my head but I wanted the Halo look but I also liked that they had a crown of torns look
fallen angel )
The Jane Austen Evening gave me a chance to take pics also. If you are patient with me and are willing to give me a chance to be a little more artistic, I love to take pics. Thankfully the gals who I went with let me play. Especially Katherine. I'm not sure how many times she had to have heard, let me try that again. But I think it was worth it. The full album is on my flickr.
Some of my favorites )
I have a project that I want to do. I need all my talented and beautiful friends to help. Now I do realise it may not be anytime soon but I figure if I mention it now maybe you guys can start thinking of ideas. The project I want to do is recreate portraits or paintings. Ideally I'd like to do it on a level where I am close to a studio setting. Or in fun locals. I just know I have friends who can recreate a gown and era to perfection. Some of you are already good at getting great shots that look like you've stepped out of a painting. But if you are interested in shots that don't just look posed, in your creations, let me know. Its something I really want to do.
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Remember when I use to sew and be crafty? Or even play dress up and wear pretty pretty things.... *sigh* yea.... me neither.
I had my third test of the semester today, and I got a C. Pretty sure my chances of getting an A this semester are now gone. My lunch may or may not have consisted of just chocolate. They've told us from the begining that if you are use to getting A's be prepared for B's. And this was supposively the hardest test for the semester. And the hubby keeps getting on me for being so hard on myself. He keeps reminding me that a C nurse is still a nurse. But... I still want to crawl up somewhere and just cry. I'm tired. I haven't gotten to play in sooooooo long... Have I mentioned I'm tired. Like really really tired. *sigh* Despite all the bitching and moaning, I count my blessings daily. GUYS I'm in Nursing school. I'm doing it.
 But I still feel like crying right now, and that I want a nap.
Okay, enough bitching. I haven't posted since August, besides studying like crazy, working and school a few other things have snuck in. I think bullet points woudl be the best option at this point :)
- My brother and his wife had a baby. She had a little boy already, so I've been an Auntie for a little while. But this is the first one born into our family. For me it isn't a huge thing. Like I said, Brother's wife came with a kid and I don't see blood as making you more family than non blood. But my mom (step mom, for some this helps clarify things) it is. She went off the freakin deep end. It brought up some things. She's never treated me the same as my brothers, which this is bringing back out. And my other brother is dating a gal that has 4 kids that are suddenly chop liver next to the new baby. Its stupid. I'm avoiding my mom. It's easier that way. But I do like a new baby. New baby means baby sewing!!!!
-The only things I've sewn have been two outfits for the baby,  alterations to a guild members Halloween costume and heming my uniforms. The baby outfits are from a vintage pattern and I used vintage lace. I think they are sweet.
- We have a new addition to our family. Her name is Baka, Shinobi of the Sand. She loves the dog. Seriously, the dog is her favorite thing in the world. Her favorite human is my husband. Who could care less. Cats are not his thing. She sleeps with him, she jumps into his lap and curls up in the crook of his arm. I'm not sure if its the cutest thing in the world or if I am jealous. She only seems to like me when its o'dark thrity in the morning and I am getting ready in the bathroom. Then she finds me, after she watches the toilet flush, Probably her second favorite thing in the world, the toilet. She's an odd one. Its been kind of stressful transitioning with her and Little Man.  Little Man has been really good about it all but he is showing his grumpy old man self. And he does have a touch of jealousy in him. Doesn't like to share my lap if she's there too.
- No real dress up events. I did go to a evening with St. George. The Noble Renaissance guild out here. I wore my black kirtle and silk waistcoat. Its to fancy to wear with St. Ives. But did not come close to the fancy that was St. George. It was a very enjoyable evening despite being late because of traffic.
We were suppose to go to Comikaze but decided to cancel so I could study. :(
- I voted for the first time. I know, I am bad... I'm one of those who doesn't normally. I'll admit. I don't see the point. The powers on high once things trickle down have very little impact on my day to day life. There are a few things I will fight tooth and nail for, but besides those few things I am very 'whatever' about life. I have my opinion, you can have yours and we are good to go. In fact I encourage opposing educated debate. By all means broaden my outlook. But politics irritate me. People get nasty. People I respect, I suddenly don't. I have been left several several times with my only thought being " HOW CAN YOU BE SO STUPID!!!!!!" I don't want to mess with it. I go back to when push comes to shove, very little in politics actually impacts my day to day life.  Besides, I'm an uneducated (about the props and people and their stances) voter. Isn't that almost worse than me not voting. I'll admit it is probably naive and you can probably show me the flaws in my thinking... but really, lets not, because politics... blah. But I voted. Because it suddenly became, HOLY SHIT, this might actually become a reality, and that's scary.
- I've been trying to still do creative things. I get super depressed if I don't. I must admit though with how tired I am it almost seems like a chore, and saps the creativity. I'm damned if I do, I'm damned if I don't. My outlet has been photography. Mostly because I'm moding a photography challenge instagram/facebook site. If you like photography and want something to challenge you, please join! This is a few of the things (edited, I haven't edited all of them yet), I did for the October challenge.

 I seem to be posting more on instagram if you want to see a little bit more of my life. https://www.instagram.com/chocoboninjacosplays/ and my photography one.
I have also been doing more artistic ones.  These were done as a tribute for verterns with PTSD. My friend took them because she was inspired after hearing about some of my struggles with PTSD. The last one is from an app. It paints your pictures in different styles. I seriously wish I knew how to paint. I'm in love with that pic.  I'd like to hang it up on my wall. Maybe I'll commision someone else to do it. You know... when I have money again. :)

I am sure there is more... but I really need to get working on a research paper. I miss you guys! I am so behind on your posts. But I try and read. I try and comment too. But I am behind. And I miss you all. It makes me sad because checking LJ and seeing what you guys are up to makes me happy.
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I think by week 3 I'll have read more in Nursing school than I have up till this in my collage career!
So I'm taking breaks to save sanity. And on one of those breaks o found this!

Sith Rey!!!! I love it! [livejournal.com profile] jenthompson If you ever wear your Kylojen (non Edwardian version) to Costume College, can I tag along in this?
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I've been thinking about what to do next since Costume College. I am soaring with ideas. SOOOOOO MANY IDEAS. I just want to create. Its very much CADD though. I wanted to jump onto the sprakly Worth gown idea. Beacuse SPARKLES. But I A. don't know that my skills are Worth gown worthy yet, and B. those gowns require a figure. Either an itty bitty waist that you can add lots of padding to hips and bust or a figure,can be plus sized, but has those natural or corseted killer curves. I'm currently to far into the plus sized. I'm more round then curvy. Did I mention I am back to the dieting. I hit my high weight again after this last semseter. Sobering as all hell to be back up there. And to buy my nursing uniforms and be the largest one there. I don't want to be a fat nurse. I want to graduate 2 sizes or more smaller. I am taking water aerobics in the fall as the first of I am sure many baby steps. I just know if there is a grade involve I won't be able to make up excuses.
Anyway back to the CADD. So I was telling Katherine about my gripes about Worth gowns that I mentioned above. She told me to broaden my search. Worth made gowns for several decades. Which led me to find he made fancy dresses. FANCY DRESSES!!!!! And then I found two gowns that I could combine. And while maybe not 100% accurate I kind of don't care. And guys this gown is going to be EPIC. Spangles, rhinestones, beads,beetle wings, metal embroidery and a train of DOOOOOM. I can't get it out of my head! I was iffy on price but was justifiying it to myself by it being my only costume I spend any money on. Then I looked up prices to Silk Satin..... FUUUUUUDDDDDGGGGEEEEE..... Did I mention the fabic sucking train of doom.*insert pouty face here* I was pretty sure I was shelving the gown but still clinging to hope. Then I bought textbooks and uniforms. Your not suppose to discuss money in polite compnay, so I won't but HOLY SHIT.... Nursing school is not cheap even at a community college. I have been told that the first semester is the worst for sticker shock though. I hope so, I can't do that 3 more times.
So EPIC dress that is EPIC is shelved. No way its happening this year. I have to get crafty. Which I did. Went back through fabrics and past plans. Everything below I have 90% or more of the stuff for.
I have the fabric and patterns for a 1910s suit. Which I was super excited to do. I even have insertion lace for the blouse (shirtwaist I think its called). I have the corset, and shoes, and Ithink stockings. I have a pair of combinations that I have to complete and possibly see if they still fit.
Winter fairy. I have most of the fabric for this already. I have plans for smocked fantasy sleeves. I have spangles. I have plans for other sparkly winter icy bits. It's a fantasy dress. Probably would have been better for this years gala but oh well. "I do what I want!!!!"
I have plans to make an overgown, a blackworked partlet and new chemse for faire season. I can wear that to CoCo also. I just need some new linen and trim pieces.
I want to make the 18th century jacket and petticoat that I got the fit to me pattern at CoCo. This may change with the weight loss but I learned a lot in that class that I can hopefully repeat the draping process.I have the fabric for this.
I don't plan to make anything new for JAE. Regency isn't high on my list of eras. I really like the gown I wore to the Gala this year. I am perfectly okay with wearing it again. Though I do plan to finish the Vernet group dress ( I am still riddled with guilt for not finishing it,) which I have all the supplies for. There was talk of possibly taking tea at the Huntington before the ball next year. If that happens I plan to wear it there.
And lastly, Something I don't have the fabric for. I want to make the Gothic Fitted Gown-esque Harly Quinn. It'll probably be a Christmas and Birthday money type project, though.

And to make this rambling post more so. I had another photoshoot.

It was a joint adventure with 2 gals from my digital class. We did a Wasteland/Post Apocalyptic Shoot. It was alot of fun. I hope even if I can't do EPIC dresses of EPICNESS that I can keep shooting. I get the same ceative rush. The Flickr album is linked via the photo bleow. Photos of me were taken by my classmate but all the others in the album were taken by myself.
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I finished editing CoCo pics today. So a little under a week to edit 81 pics. That was a pain. And now Flickr is being a royal pain in the butt. I think I could upload a pic at a time on here and it'd go faster. BLAH.
I don't know if I would say this was the best CoCo ever but it was different, and I say different in a good way. I was far less anxious. There was some nervousness but it was minor compared to normal. From Katherine roaming the halls with me to catch Pokemon on the first night, to Aubry being the best hostess on our last night, my Roommates were awesome, (duh!) which always helps.
I had fun even though I was wearing mostly oldies. I think it helped I was focusing on photography. I have things I need to work on. Low light, I tried but almost all of them were crap. So if I took a pic of you and you don't see it in the Flickr link, Its not that I hate you. Its a picture that shouldn't see the light of day. Hopefully next year will be better. I also need to work on getting faster at composing my picture. Some of the better ones I got are the ones from when I had a patient model.
I only got one photo of myself on my camera and a few on my phone. So I am going to have to hunt through everyone else's for good photos. So instead I am going to just post my favorites from the ones I took.
Thursday: Low light so pretty much everything I took was HORRIBLE.
[livejournal.com profile] the_aristocat was my first vic...er... model. This one isn't as crisp as I would like but it ain't bad.
Friday: My favorite part of it was the Star Wars group. I wore another costume to the social but I really didn't care for the social. The announcer was flat out rude. She didn't just shush us. She told us to shut up without actually saying those exact words.
I wish I was better at the editing part so I could take out the wrinkles and folds of the background on these.
I loved everything about [livejournal.com profile] jenthompson's outfit. So many details.
[livejournal.com profile] bauhausfrau mod Darth Vadar. Her 3-D printed pieces were perfect.
[livejournal.com profile] nuranar had the Leia look down. Many thanks to her for being super patient with me to get the second photo.
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[livejournal.com profile] twilatee was a hoot as hippy Chewie.
I don't have any pics of [livejournal.com profile] koshka_the_cat. I must have taken them on her camera. I also don't have any of myself. But I got the professional shoot photos back from Comic Con which I will share later. I did get one of my battle damaged Little Red.
Flickr and LJ keep fighting with me so I'm just going to post a few of my favorites.  I may go back in and fill in info but it won't be tonight! I weeded out the obvious ugly ones but if its a pic of you and you hate it let me know and I will take it down. I have the raw files, if there's interest in them let me know and I can forward it on. Here's the Flickr link. But again its being stupid so some might be missing.There is suppose to be 83.
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I know I said I would post pics today, but I'm only about a third of the way through editing them. I'm disappointed in a lot of them. I need to up my game in low light, especially at CoCo and the events being indoors at night.
But I got some gems too. That sounds vain but dang it they're good.


Aug. 1st, 2016 02:13 pm
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I'm a little sad I don't have time to do a proper write up. I was bad and didn't get my final assignment photos taken while there so I have to figure out something, plus write a paper. When I get done with those I will download the photos I took and start editing them. I'm hoping by Wednesday I will have stuff to share.
I did have a wonderful time. I was so afraid that after last year Costume College would forever be tainted for me. But thankfully I was wrong. I am inspired, and enjoyed many great moments. I am still surprised that all you cool and talented and lovely people want to hang out with me. It makes my heart happy. More on that later! I have a paper to write! And a kitty to snuggle who actually forgave me leaving him right away.
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So you know how I've been taking photography classes for kicks and giggles. Will you guys be my models at CoCo? I'd like to work on portrait style photos. Not your standard Sears style or photo booth photo either. I can explain more in person.
I also have my final project I have to work on that I would love help with. I have to give my interpretation of a twilight zone episode. Help is greatly appreciated. Practice is welcomed. And hey you may get some nice photos out of it. Of course I am a student so no garuntees.

Quick post

Jul. 26th, 2016 09:57 am
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Thank you guys for support and input last post. It made the thought of all old costumes more bearable.
I entertained a lot of thoughts. With Loren's suggestion of my Victorian Capt'n America I thought of doing Cap all weekend. I have close to enough versions now. But all use the same corset and after Comic Con that corset is no longer an option.
But I have another plan. And Katherine provided some inspiration, (dang her 😜). So I'm happy with the new plan.
This is my line up.
Thursday: civvies, maybe with a retro vibe.
Friday- BB-8 it was a huge hit at Comic Con. Hubby thinks it's my most complimented cosplay yet. And I like it! It needs a few tweaks but nothing major.
Social: Dark Little Red. Going more Goth and battle damaged
Saturday: 18th century undies. I have a class all morning and early afternoon. There's a few hours before the gala but truth is I don't have the energy to shove a costume in there.
Gala: Jane Austen Evening gown but with spangles. Maybe new sleeves on under gown. Depends how tonight goes. Taking dad out to dinner for his b-day then will work on a mock up.
Sunday: Game of Thrones, generic character dress. Dress is eh, but it's comfy and easy. I can wear tennis shoes with it if my ankle wants, and I love the hair.
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I'm only working/going to school 3 days a week and while yes those are 13 hour days you would think having 4 days off would afford me lots and lots of time. But somehow those days get filled up with thousand of errands and extras that need to get done, or people we need to see. OR I have to take time out for photo shoots for my class, which isn't bad but takes time. I'm starting to think I will have nothing new to wear for costume college. Not having a new Gala gown is making me extremely upset.
That and other stressors make whatever free time I do have non productive because I'm usually paralysed with the stress or fighting off panic attacks. It hasn't been very fun at all. I'm trying to kick it because I refuse to be down at CoCo. So I've been trying to figure out ways to revamp old costumes. Or QUICK costumes. Do you guys have any ideas?
I am determined to finish my Star Wars dress and fallout character, but I'm scrapping the winter fairy. My dad is going to help me with the wings. So next year, prepare to be amazed.
And so this is not just a depressing, I suck post. Pics from my class.

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and SDCC is a week prior. No pressure or anything.... *cue wild arm flailing and screaming*
Sad thing is I am just getting my sewing mojo back. Its not flooding back like I had hoped, but rather a small trickle. The only reason I sewed anything this last semester is because Katherine made me... joking of course, though if she hadn't planned events with me, I seriously wouldn't have made anything new. I have lots of ideas but the end of the semester/stress/anxiety let down/ depression is really strong this go around. I made A LOT of supplies orders the past couple days so hopefully that will kick me into gear. I only got one limited class this year. Which kind of sucks for two reasons. 1. I won't be getting the hands on portion of CoCo I love and 2. its a class I won't be needing now for another couple years. I had been planning to go to Williamsburg this winter but with my acceptance to the nursing program and hubby and I's budget crack down, it doesn't look like that is going to happen anymore. I'm still going to take the limited class, An 18th Century Bodice Pieced to Perfection, because I will still use the knowledge. I'm just not super excited about it anymore.
So now the good stuff. The possible CoCo line up. I say possible because none of it is finished and I haven't kicked this mood yet!!!!!
Thursday Pool party- uhhhhhhhhhhh yea....
Friday- Possibly the historical Star Wars if the group chooses today, or the linen GoT
Friday night- uhhhhhhhhhh
Saturday- I have a class so it'll be 18th century undies
Gala- If I finish it my Winter fairy if not... uhhhhhhhhh yea..... no clue....
Sunday- Possibly the historical Star Wars if the group chooses today, or the linen GoT

These are also possibilities. I am making a vault dweller from Fallout for my hsuband and I for SDCC. But I know Cosplay is not a big deal at CoCo

There's also steampunk Captain America

And also the regency teagown with the new overgown

So nothing big and new and grand from me this year. But hey, at least I can't wait to go. ONly 7 weeks!!!!! crap only 7 weeks!!!!!
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I'm on break from class, so i wanted to do a drive by post. Next week is finals. I should be focusing on that but all i can think about is sewing. I think my sewing hiatus has been to long. I want to finish up my GoT dress. And i have two cosplays i want to do before SDCC. Dr. Harleen Quinzel and Taffeta from Wreck It Ralph. For Costume College I want to compete 2 new things. My historical Star Wars and a Winter fairy. Super excited for this. Quick question, anyone have advise on ombre dying. Its a crucial aspect to the fairy.
llyrafantasyfae: (poison ivy)
Some of you have seen this posted on facebook. So sorry if it seems like I am bragging. I'm just super excited. And scared out of my mind. Its finally real. I am starting nursing school in the Fall.  I have to jump through a bunch of hoops for that and Finals start the week after next. Alot of stress but a bright light at the end of the tunnel. I've even had sneaking thoughts of  sewing. *gasp* I promise in two weeks to come back with plots and plans and probably pure panic mode. 2 months and 10ish days and I have nothing!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH


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