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"There's too much going on here; you're evil, you're asthmatic, you're a robot. And why the cape? Are we going to the opera? I don't think so. ..."

Just got back from Costume College!
I'm still kinda running a bit ragged, so if you need something from me, please be patient. It's probably going to take me a week or so to catch up.

Re: Costume College I had a really great time and I'm looking forward to going back next year. Of course now I have like 50 historical dresses I want to make... everyone's dresses were SO AMAZING, I was constantly in state of envy. :D :D I had a lot of fun hanging out with people, too. Some of you I met last year and then I got to know you a bit better online and then getting to see you more this year was really great. :) :) I learned a lot in the classes (I made neat angelina-fiber fairy wings and half an Elizabethan corset)... and had a lot of fun.
If you're interested in historical costuming, you really should try Costume College! :)
Here's a couple quick photos. :)

bauhausfrau and twjudy at the Gala

One of the many gorgeous dresses over the weekend (and so many Victorian and 18th Century! My favorites!)

Judy and I had a few of our costumes in the exhibit. That was pretty exciting. :D

Kay, I'm going to go read some rose books and take a bath now and do a great deal of sleeping. <3
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Oscar's Photos of Mitch as a 300 Spartan

Our SDCC 2010 Masquerade Costumes, Bioshock 2!
I'm Sofia Lamb (the blond with the grey 40's dress in the middle). Judy (far left) as a Bouncer Big Daddy, Charlene as the Spider Splicer Rose (bloody dark green dress, red hair), Cheryll as a Big Sister (next to me), A.J. as a Rumbler Big Daddy (white suit) and Melanie and Kim as Little Sisters (little girls in the front).

a couple more photos:

Here's one from the lovely ACP:

Another video of the skit .... apologies, the videographer didn't cut wide enough, so it's a bit confusing, but at least you can see the costumes. Also, you can't really tell in the video,... but all of the suit's helmets light up. :)
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Super busy lately! waaaggh!

Just a few reminders, Mitch and I will be going to the Labyrinth Ball tomorrow, if you're going, hope to see you! I'll be wearing my Madame de Pompadour dress plus a white and gold wig and mask. Mitch will be wearing white furry pants and a white and gold bird mask. haha.

ALSO, While I am GOING to San Diego Comic Con next weekend, I will not be exhibiting/selling. I'm taking a bit of a break this year, just too busy with Futurama! BTW, I should be going to the Futurama panel. I'll be in the masquerade Saturday night (Bioshock), but otherwise I'm going to be civilian. I'll probably wear Sleeping Beauty on Friday... and if I feel like dressing up at all on Saturday (in the morning), I might wear one of my Rose Tyler outfits.

I'll also be at Costume College the weekend of August 8th. Judy and I'll have a couple things in the CoCo exhibit, Judy'll be teaching a few things and we'll both be taking classes and going to the Gala.

Doctor Who Meme Day 02 – Your Favorite Classic Series Episode )
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Well! I finally broke down and ordered a saree. I'm going to use it to make a Regency (Jane Austen period) dress. I also got some shoes, because they came in size 11. We'll see how they fit. <3
I still want a white and silver saree for another project I'm working on... but I haven't found a good one for a good price yet. So I guess I'll wait. Who knows, maybe I'll find one in Artesia!

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I had a shocking free moment today, so I drew a sketch of Amelia Pond and the Doctor. I love little Amelia in the show, she's marvelous right down to her wellies. (x-posted to doctorwho)

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~ fave on DA

Secondarily and completely unrelated, here's a shot of my dress for Bioshock 2. Some of you will recognize the character, perhaps? (You can see me with the non-styled wig for it here. I'm not done with the costume, yet...)
I used a vintage 1940's pattern for it, which was pretty fun and interesting, actually. I think I might try to find some non-permanent ways to distress it because I actually kind-of like it as a "normal" dress. I'd like to do some more sewing from the 40's and 50's.
x-posted to HCC.
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weeeeell... I cut two of the coat pieces backward and there wasn't enough excess to salvage the problem. The fabric was custom printed, so now I have to hope that come Monday, the company I bought from will have time to do a rush order of one more yard of fabric. haha... I'm so lame. I can't believe I made that mistake!

But, in the meantime, my wig is done, pants are done... and my waterpack is done. (kekeke) The waterpack actually does produce water. Not perfectly, but it works, ya'll.
... and exactly half of my coat is done. lol.

I guess I'll take a break and then maybe work on Labyrinth Ball costumes or SDCC stuff or something. Lot of stuff left to do, not sure how much will actually get accomplished.
(EDIT: Supposedly will get fabric soon...? and I got most of my bioshock dress done)
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Mitch is one of the two finalists for ACP's Kamina contest! Thanks you guys! So Mitch'll definitely be wearing his Kamina on Saturday at Anime Expo and going to the movie. :)
Huge thanks again to Oscar for taking such cool photos of Mitch's Kamina. :D

I need to decide which day I'll wear my Fujimoto (assuming I'm able to finish him. At least my fabric came in this morning!). Anyone wearing any Ponyo costumes any particular day? Is Sunday still a slow day at AX? (or should I try to go on Friday?) I think Mitch would kinda like me to wear Leeron with him on Saturday, so, just trying to figure stuff out. (but I could just wear Leeron later in the day)

Thanks all of you for watching last night! Hope you liked the first two episodes!

Last night I went to the Futurama premiere on the FOX lot. It was fun to see the first two episodes on the big screen in the Zanuck theater and watch it with all my coworkers, the writers, the voice actors, etc. A nice start to the airing season!

Next week (THURS, same bat time, same bat channel) is my first episode, ATTACK OF THE KILLER AP! YOU BETTER WATCH.
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from ryoko.
Are you guys excited about the Doctor Who finale this weekend on BBCUK? I am!

I'm also, of course, REALLY EXCITED about the ONE HOUR FUTURAMA premiere tomorrow night! 10 pm PST, 9 pm C. On Comedy Central! I can't wait for people to see. Here's one of my favorite sneak-peaks they've shown from the CC blog recently,... Civil War Bender. HURHURHUR.

Yesterday I went to Lowe's and confused the employees again. :) If all goes well, I'll have a working water-mister for Fujimoto! WOOT. And it looks like I probably WILL get my fabric in time. (Amazing!) We'll see, if I get this done, it'll be a minor miracle. :)
Mitch is preparing for AX by working out while watching Gurren Lagann. Irritatingly, I re-aggravated my knee pretty bad this week, which is putting a damper on my own work out schedule.
Wow, this post is really geeky, but hey, they mostly all are, aren't they.
Ah well, see you at AX in a week!
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Sunset Halo
Originally uploaded by Merry Calliope
There's a crew-only Futurama premiere on the 24th at the FOX lot. That's cool. Mitch and I will go. I'm looking forward to everyone finally getting to see the new episodes!

I'm actually really looking forward to it. I won't be doing any selling or panels this year, I'm just going to hang out and cosplay. I did a rough muslin of my Fujimoto (Ponyo) suit pattern last night by rubbing off a pattern from a suit-jacket I have that fits like I want. Little iffy on the finishing bits of it (esp the collar), but I think I can figure it out by looking at my existing similar garments.
Mitch is excited about wearing his Kamina costume again, and if I'm feeling brave I'll probably wear Leeron. (Leeron's scary purple jumpsuit requires a certain amount of hutzpah to wear.) Regardless, just looking forward to the con.

- I really wanted a slightly candy-color for Fujimoto's wig, but I'm having a horrible time finding one. The color is rare... all places that have the color are either japanese or chinese (which has language barrier or shopping service problems).... and so many stores say " you can have this wig in any color" but then you ask them about 4 different colors and they can't get them in any of them. :\ What I really want though is this wig from Airily, that's the color I want. But it's sold out. :( :( :( :(

Just a reminder that I will not be doing any panels or selling at SDCC this year. My last Futurama deadline is right before the con, and I just need to take it easy this year. I will be GOING to SDCC, but mostly only on the weekend.

I probably haven't mentioned it on here but I'm going to be doing Bioshock with my girls for SDCC masquerade this year. You can see some of their insane progress work on HCC's journal. I'm mostly just there for moral support, handling and feeding them, but I will have an outfit. It just won't be an outfit with robot parts or mutations. Instead, I'll be wearing this 40's dress! It's actually my first real vintage pattern, I'm looking forward to messing around with it. And I'm sure I'll end up wearing the dress as a non-cosplay every-day dress, too. I like this style. I'll try to do a really nice clean job on it.

Figured out I was actually UNDERwatering my lavender and camellia. I've been getting so much conflicting advice about how much to water that I was getting really frustrated. But one of the ladies at the nursery said that I should be doing a deep water (of about an hour or more) about once a week or once every two weeks. I did a deep water last night of the camellia and problem lavenders in particular, and already this morning the camellia's leaves look perkier, so it definitely was an underwater issue. I think I was watering too frequently, too shallowly. So I'm going to have to figure out the irrigation systems more and set up a once a week deep water, and have the other days just water the lawn only. I think it can do that. Overall I'm starting to get the hang of watching the plants for signs of what's wrong with them. So hopefully I'll get it all figured out eventually. I've only killed a few rogue plants. All the agapanthus, morea, roses(!) and trees are doing great and there's this one variety of penstemon that just does fabulous for me as well as one variety of lavender (grosso) that seems to be really happy, too.

Broke down and preordered Milky Planet skirt in yellow through a shopping service. It's so Candy Land! I figure the skirt will be the safest bet for me considering how ridiculously short this line appears to be. I'll figure out some way to modify it though to make it work if it's short, because this print is THAT AWESOME. I'll have to figure out some cute way to make a bodice to go with it. I loved the scallop on the JSK... so maybe I'll do something kind of like that (but with a white cloud scallop...?)
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From Far Away Cosplay Photos )
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FIRST, I really think more of us should do this every morning (thanks to thevisual_beast )


CLICK for More Zoolander Photos! )
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More pics at LA Weekly from the Zoolander WalkOff

I made Mitch a garbage bag poncho, gauntlets and pants in about 2 nights with whatever clean garbage we had sitting around the house and a roll of black ducttape. So much fun. BubblePunch and Japan LA know how to throw a fun party. I just love how imaginative and what a great sense of humor everyone has. I can't even pic a favorite costume... though... perhaps Matt as David Bowie or Diana as J.P. Prewitt. (above) Haha. Man. EPIC.
pst, this ridiculous pink suit (below) is my work-in-progress Sumire Track-Meet suit for all you takobazookas out there. But we all know that's just an excuse for me to add to my closet of all-hot-pink items. Also, it's amusing when people ask you "why are you dressed as a pimp?" (because!)

Again, pics thanks to LA WEEKLY, check out their site for more. More pics later!

Haha. Look at Mitch's serious-business model-face.


Jun. 1st, 2010 11:38 am
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What's the best place to get custom fabric printed? Most durable fabric, best quality, etc. I need some done. SUGGEST THEM TO ME. :D

Thought you guys might enjoy seeing Mitch's in progress outfit for the Zoolander WalkOff this weekend.


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