“They tell many stories about you,” he says, giving you a meaningful look, “Admiral.”
“I suggest you believe only the ones that end in murder,” you grin, running a claw over the edge of your cup.
Final pre-Dragon*Con photos! Because the only things left to do are throw together a mounting base for Garfit’s horns, do laundry, and finish my packing.
My housemate suggested glueing a reinforcement piece on either side of the center of my space halo, after I broke off ANOTHER spine bumping it on the door. The final side of glue is drying, but I think it looks pretty good with the shape, and it let me hide the clip I’m using to hold it on.
And then some more Garfit bling before I pack it up - sash with all it’s decorations.
Garfit - Horns, Earfins, Decorations
Tonight can be summed up as ‘what do you mean fingers aren’t blending tools’. The earfins are latex, and came flesh-toned, so they have now been troll’d out with PAX. I’m not 100% happy with the shape of the horns or the finish on the gold decorations, but sometimes being done is better than being right when it comes to cosplay.
Cosplay WIP - Garfit
With cameo appearance by the disaster in my room. I did get some other stuff done today, but no pictures - tomorrow maybe. Today was finishing up the last of the major sewing work - most of which was on Garfit. As I told Fi yesterday, this capelet is business on the outside, party on the inside.
Now to just bling everything out, basically.
Cosplay WIP - Garfit (with bonus fabric porn)
I got this komon bolt from Ichiroya for like $50, and there had been a note about about the pattern being divided into different parts, but I didn’t realize until I’d unrolled the whole thing that the pattern had been laid out in distinct pieces, so that the wave pattern would be right-side-up on both the front and the back, with a really smooth transition at the shoulder. So once I noticed that I couldn’t bear to cut it into smaller pieces, so the sleeveless robe for Garfit is the two body pieces with the excess folded up to double as a self-lining. That way I still have the option of making it into an actual kimono in the future.
It’s going to have a dark purple collar, but I’m still waiting on my order from Dharma to ship.
Cosplay WIP - Ear Fins Step 1
I spent the weekend hanging out with pinnedtogether in person (a rare occurrence, we live a full timezone apart), and we worked on costumes and watched anime and all that good shit. She helped me finally make casts of my ears, because after one solo try I realized I needed a second pair of hands. I’m going to clean up the plaster casts and then cast the clean versions in plastic, which I can then mold earfins for Garfit and some custom eartips for a friend on. I thought it was cool how much detail the alginate and plaster pick up - you can see the indents where my piercing holes are, and the complete outline of the pieces of cellophane tape I used to cover up the larger holes in my left ear (I have an industrial piercing and I didn’t want alginate running through my ear). The missing chunk of right ear is just a bubble in the plaster, though - my earlobe is very average.
(pictures from pinnedtogether, who at least was kind enough to not take of me flopped on her kitchen floor waiting for the alginate to set)