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18 May 2011 - 01:1056759
What time of day do you work best on your cosplays?
Well basically, it's just gone 2am and, once again, I am still slaving away painting, glueing and what not. My problem is I always get distracted during the afternoon, and well, I'm not quite a morning person so doing work then is out of the question!

So I was just wondering, am I the only one who ends up making all my costumes so late at night? Are there any more night owls or are you all early birds when it comes to being creative? (I apologize if this has been asked before, I'm not so good at this thread-making malarky, plus it's rather late after all!)

18 May 2011 - 01:1856760
Stupid o'clock in the morning, as I am doing right now

18 May 2011 - 01:4056761
Yes I work best at night! Although, I usually wait till everyone well almost everyone in my house is asleep and out of the way. Then I work on my cosplay till like 4 or 5 in the morning. Or sometimes I do it as soon as wake up like in the afternoon but it depends on what I'm working on really xD

18 May 2011 - 06:1556765
TBH I don't really work to a set time, naturally or planned. I get itchy thumbs during the day and start thinking about what to work on and then I just go with it. Granted cause me sewing machine sounds like a friggin Tommy Gun I can't really machine sew into the wee hours of the night. But when it comes to cutting, beading, tweeking me wigs ect I can work at pretty much any hours as long as the mood takes me and i have the materials at hand.

18 May 2011 - 06:5856767
Same as GoldieNeko, I'll work anytime of the day XDD well to an extent. I'll get up early to do stuff, I work the best late morning early afternoon. If I've been working all day and it comes to night I have to stop even if I want to carry on, because when I get tired I get cranky and botch up stitches and other things then >_<

18 May 2011 - 10:0356772
I've always worked better at night for some reason :/. I can concentrate better.


18 May 2011 - 10:1856775
In the afternoon when my mum has gone out to walk the dogs. That way I can concentrate better ^^;

18 May 2011 - 10:2556777
I'm a day person, its the night i get distracted by my pc, I like to chill out in the evening

18 May 2011 - 10:3356779
about 2 in the morning XD its not my fault though! I procrastinate on zelda all day!

18 May 2011 - 11:0356782
Perferrabley at noon - I feel like I can dedicate the day to it. Most of the time I have to work on my costumes in the evenings because I work full time and I have many other responsibilities. Unfortunately cosplay comes last :/


Last edited by Athora.x (18 May 2011 - 16:41)
18 May 2011 - 20:5256848
It's nice to know I'm not the only one who stays up all night working! I always find it is nice and quiet late at night, so I can concentrate better! Plus there's no one on Facebook to distract me either! XD

18 May 2011 - 21:1456851
I work best during the day, definitely. Unfortunately I always get most inspired late in the evening, but if I'm tired I tend to mess things up and get upset. And I'm living with other people all year so running the machine during the night is a big no XD

18 May 2011 - 21:2156852
I am half owl, so I am most productive at night! However, my sewing machine has a habit of keeping people awake when I deceide to do some sewing at 1 in the morning! XD

18 May 2011 - 21:3156854
Usually the week before the event I'm debuting it at when I suddenly realise I have three days and half a cosplay left to go.

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18 May 2011 - 21:3456856
A day where I don't have work.

other than that, any time whatsoever. I just have to be in the right mood.

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18 May 2011 - 21:5256862
Mid noon when I am casually working on costumes as im very picky with lighting conditions but it can extend till about 10-midnight when cons near.

Any later I wont last long >< my health is too important for cons.

My sewing machine is right outside everyones bedrooms so its usually best to stay away from the machine late, but now I have a modern one I can bring it downstairs if im desperate

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18 May 2011 - 22:0356865
Sometime around 9pm-midnight. It's when I'm most active.
I do sod all during the day!

I don't normally go beyond midnight because that's when my parents come home from work and I don't like people watching me work.

In fact, I do all my work (revision, coursework, etc) around this time and lately cosplay has obviously taken a backseat due to exam season sooooo I'm getting no cosplays done atm .____.

18 May 2011 - 22:1256866
At night when I'm tired 8D;;
I don't even do my coursework at all.

Priorities. I have them.

18 May 2011 - 22:4456867
At Night. I work best at night. Even when I'm half asleep and it looks like I'm about to fall asleep on top of what I'm working on. xD

19 May 2011 - 02:1056877
anytime after 2p.m. really for me, cause i wake up around 1pm every day (no job or education sadly ¬¬) do the regular look at images and get a bit more sewing done, cloud is pretty much my first proper cosplay i'm doing by hand, and been working on it the past few days so yeah =w=

19 May 2011 - 05:4356878
I usually work on cosplay at around 8pm - 10pm, seeing as I have exams and other things to prioritise at the moment rather than cosplay.


19 May 2011 - 07:5756886
Days I'm not working, and early evenings otherwise. I get tired and irritable with crafting if it gets late (and I'd rather be writing than making cosplays in the hour or so before I go to sleep).

(I sometimes feel like one of the few people I know who would rather be asleep by midnight if possible. It's not like I'm a morning person, but I have normal office working hours and I need lots of sleep!)

19 May 2011 - 08:0956888
Whenever I have a free moment...

I work 11 hours a day then go home and do three hours more work most days so...not much time other than weekends TBH!

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26 May 2011 - 05:0157713
I work best at night! Although, I usually wait till everyone well almost everyone in my house is asleep and out of the way. Then I work on my cosplay till like 4 or 5 in the morning.

Last edited by linhely (26 May 2011 - 05:02)
29 May 2011 - 21:1057898
It depends on when I feel most at peace, really. I can't costume-make properly when I'm feeling tense or bothered.

I'd say usually in the afternoon, between lunch and dinner, and after I'm back from an early work shift

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