24th October 2010: ReCon Well, I wore my semi-finished Ramona to ReCon and managed to get a couple of photos. All in all I really like it, and I think I'm doing really well (not being big headed or anything though XD)
I have however, just realised I've forgotten something ~__~ Her necklace of string and that she has a real belt! What I'll have to do is source these from things I already own, so it won't be 100% accurate but it's better than nothing!
7th October 2010: Back On Track Well, I've been away from Cosplay for a while because life and money have been gettig in the way! Buuuut, I've gotten back into it and I'm proud to say Ramona is probably 70% done now. All that's left is the props and some slight modifications, so I'm very positive about her!
I should be putting up more info about props in the next week or so, but no promises ;)
13th September 2010: Bag Part 3 I made another strip of gray fabric, roughly 2 or 3 inches wide. This is the bottom of thr bag, so it's gotta be sturdy!
I loosly hand-stitched both circles to this, so I can go over it on the machine later. This is also measured to accurately fit around the zip, so everything will be nice and even!
13th September 2010: Bag Part 2 I loosly hand-stitched through the lining and the bag itself, around the foam circle, to make one side of the bag. It's actually sturdier than I thought! I left a lot of excess on the sides, so that I can easily sew on the strap and the middle section (including the zip) later.
13th September 2010: Bag Part 1 Well, I bought all of the materials for the bag today, and started to work on it. I'm going for the film versoin, but I couldn't find any of that greeny-grey fabric it's actually made of- it was either very very green, or gray. So I picked Gray. I think it's cotton drill, I'm not sure lol!
Anyways, I got a piece of craft foam and cut it into a circle. I used this to cut a circle of gray fabric for the outside, but also a circle of darker gray for the lining. Inbetween the lining and the foam, I've also popped in some wadding to give it some softness inside :)
11th September 2010: Hair Phase 1 I cut it off :3
It isn't a very clear photo, but basically it's about an inch or so longer than it should be. I'm going to colour it (starting next week), then trim it closer to the date, to get rid of the frazzled dead ends.
It takes some getting used to but i think I really like it this length :3
9th September 2010: Moar Stuff I bought my hoodie today!~ It's a dark navy but it's PLAIN! So it should be okay :) I'm going to add the stripes on Monday/Tuesday when I get around to buying some white bias tape.
Getting my hair cut tommorrow, and the dying starts next week, so fingers croseed for that :D
6th September 2010: T-Shirt I bought my T-Shirt today!!
I admit, it isn't as brown as I'd like- it's very much a Burgundy colour- but the trouble I envisioned myself having finding a brown shirt with yellow text on like Ramona's was easily avoided in buying this one. I chose it because the text is the right colour and also in the right place. Since you can't actually see what the shirt says in any of my references, I figured I'd get away with it!
Also, it's a man's size, so it's longer than it should be. But, I can either tuck it in, or just let it hang naturally and see which I A) Feel comfortable in and B) Looks more appropriate.
6th September 2010: Skirt This is the skirt I just won on eBay. It's a size 20, so should fit.... Hopefully. If not, our New Look sale store has some denim skirts so I can always try there instead. Then I'll just modify it by adding a pink stripe and the detailing!
shawlax1 - 26th August 2010
Littlegeeky - 31st August 2010
Oh I can't wait to see this hun! I loved the film ^w^
Captain_Marvelous - 31st August 2010
Dude why did that guy just post a link? O_o hahah! we are gonna look fabarooney shweety!
Fables - 1st September 2010
@LG: Thanks hun! We just saw it ourselves, it's so so good XD I'm all jazzed up to get this done now!
Fables - 2nd September 2010
Me! Because I am so so good :3 Alright, I might get you to do it instead... :P
ThisIsLisaB - 4th September 2010
Which day will you be cosplaying Ramona!?
Hopefully going to be doing Roxy Richter myself on Sunday! :D
Fables - 6th September 2010
Oh noes D: Sunday is the only day i can't do her 'cos I'm committed to another group!
I will look out for you though, I love Roxy!
Ranma1-2 - 11th September 2010
Wig test pic - 80 You look absolutely ADORABLE in that pic. :D :D
I'm looking forward to seeing this for real at Expo. :)
Captain_Marvelous - 11th September 2010
Actually Steve its her real hair XD she looks shopped but hawt!
Fables - 11th September 2010
Thankyou Steve :3 I am fairly proud of that pic to be truthful- my hair isn't blue yet but it will be soon!
Ranma1-2 - 12th September 2010
Luke..you are a lucky lucky boy! ^_^
Faye you mean you hair is cut like that? It looks Gorgeous on you. Reminds me of Kusanagi. :)
Fables - 12th September 2010
Yeah I've just had it done, was quite long but I fancied a change :) I'm nervous about putting the first dose of bleach on though, I've never been blonde before!
Oooh, Kusanagi? Haha don't tempt me to put more on my list! XD
Ranma1-2 - 14th September 2010
Be carefull with that stuff. My sister had a scary moment last week when my mum tried to re-do highlights in her brown hair the night before my neices wedding. Her hair turned canary yellow for some reason! In the end mum had to do the whole lot again with another bleach and she ended up platinum blonde all over. ..Which actually she quite likes now ^_^ and really suits her, but the point is for a moment it all seemed to be going horribly wrong.
I hope yours goes ok.
Fables - 15th September 2010
Yeah I'm getting an experienced friend to do it for me so I don't do it wrong XD I'm gonna play it safe and have a ginger period for about 4 weeks before I peroxide it again to make it light enough for the blue. I'm hoping that when I'm 'blonde' blonde, i'll like it enough that every few weeks i can wash out my colour and work on re-strengthening my hair, so fingers crossed all goes well! Although i quite like the sound of canary yellow... hrmm..
Bambi. - 24th October 2010
Your makeup really looks good on you hun! ^^
Ranma1-2 - 7th November 2010
Thanx for letting me touch your hair - it's so sooooooooft ^_^
And sorry the nasty Darth Maul was so scary and mean to you on sunday. :P
I'm really looking forward to meeting up with you guys again, at ThoughtBubble. ^_^
Limegreenjelly - 7th November 2010
this shoot looked like it was sooo much fun :D
Saffron - 11th November 2010
Beautiful Ramona, seriously <3 I love it ^^
Fables - 11th November 2010
Awww thank you :3 I felt a bit self conscious in this one so it's good to know it's not that bad!
Saffron - 11th November 2010
I always feel very concious in skirts >< but you really pull her look off and I really admire that you dyed your own hair for it. *is a hair dye addict myself* x3
Fables - 11th November 2010
Well all the other Ramonas were really thin and it did make me feel a bit low. Still, I had a good laugh in the group! Dying my own hair was a lot of fun! I really like this colour now too so I think I'm keeping it now X3
Saffron - 29th November 2010
I know exactly how you feel, I always remind myself that I worked just as hard on my cosplay; it looks awesome and I look good. I'll say it again, you look really good in the cosplay and don't let anyone make you think otherwise!
Good on you keeping that hair colour, it's awesome X3 My hair is pink/blue/brown, I'd make it like Ramona's but I'd probably get fired! XD
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