I finally snagged an awesome photo of the Doctor Who dress I was commissioned for!
It’s Burando Momma and her favorite friend. :>
She is cosplaying Astrid Peth from The Voyage of the Damned.
The dress is made of taffeta with crinkled taffeta sleeves. The accents and apron are made of chiffon. You can’t see from this photo but the pleats like up the same way the original costume did!
I am proud. She had a blast in it, d’hohohohoho.
btw i’m 99% sure that really david tennet.
of Busty Slopers
sloper: (n.) a basic pattern developed on paper by drafting or in cloth by draping, but with seam allowances omitted, used as a tool to create other patterns.
These are the final slopers I drafted with the help of this book! They were drawn to fit to the bottom of my bust, like an empire waist. The front dart is enormous because the bra I plan to wear with the costume is about 87% padding. It makes me feel magical. I’m going to draft another sloper to fit my regular size.
Slopers are not used in the industry, but for home sewing it’s very useful.
I forgot to mention one of the fashion highlights of ALA!
I met an established girl who own Puppet Circus. For those not knowledgeable of Lolita fashion, this particular print is like the Holy Grail of frilly dresses. It was released in 2006.
She was such a sweetheart that she let me try on the dress while she got ready to wear it herself.
My face is covered because I lost my jaw on the floor. I touched Puppet Circus.
This may or may not of sealed my fate. If I can fit comfortably into Angelic Pretty, wouldn’t that mean that more classic brands could as well?
Also, pom poms. Those pom poms slay me.
of Anime Los Angeles 2012
Kids and the fellow underage, please, watch out. I have never seen so many tipsy folk concentrated in one place, and that’s is probably what made ALA so great. Tipsy folks are friendly, and friendly people are fun!
Between repressed weaboo moments and harmless shenanigans, I really did have a blast. I’ve finally met a lot of my G+ associates who’ve developed into closer friends.
Most of the grainy photos I took are on my Facebook and G+ because I have a talent for capturing the worst profiles.
I never buy anything from commercial Exhibit Halls, but I’m trying to make it a habit of picking up a few things from the Artist Alley. I’m really picky of what I buy; I’ve seen (and drawn) enough mediocre anime art with awful anatomy in my life, I don’t want it on my walls. The details that Joanna puts in her work (I’ve seen her art for the last 4 years) made me melt inside.
But I still can’t believe I won angelic Miku to the right for $1 though. My guts are still spread all over the Marriot.
I’m heading out today after 6, but I’m not bringing my unfinished costumes. I’ve decided that because my next convention isn’t until May, I would rather hold off until then. Better delayed then half-assed, in my opinion.
I’m heading off now, and I’m so excited! I’ll be back after the weekend (with photos this time!).
I’m working on the ears while there still is light. The top fur is dyed, which meant I had to throw in some socks too.
All fake furs will not take dye very well, but it’s still worth the effort. By dying the backing, you completely change the way light reflects off the fur and that changes your perception of the color. Makes life a little easier.