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Overview

My first cosplay was Saki Hanajima from Fruits Baskets, at my 13th birthday party (27.06.08). Since then, I've not actually made that many costumes, but am hoping to start making a lot more! I've only been to three conventions, Midlands MCM 2009 and 2 D-Cons in the Mays of 2010 and 2011, but I hope to do a lot more...

My proudest moment? Organising three summer meet-ups (2008 and 2009, and 2010) with all my cosplaying friends! Loads of fun! Either that or making the tail and ears for my gijinka Eevee cosplay for D-Con/the gijinka Umbreon costume I made for a friend for the school's sponsered walk.

I'm going to start my 'costumes' list at the point I think my costumes got reasonably okay, ie. 2009 summer meet-up.

Last online 5 years ago

Joined: 7th Feb 2010

Completed costumes: 10

Photos uploaded: 13

Progress journals: 8

Events attended: 5

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CosplayGal - Caitlyn - 16th November 2012

Aftermath

So, expo's been over for a while now. Think I've finally recovered XD Loads of people took my photo, and everyone seemed generally impressed by my outfit (even if a few people did call me Moxxi)!

The costume held together quite well, I mean, it could've been worse. The velcro on the underbust refused to stick, I was literally sticking it the night before. I sat down in the hotel at the end of Saturday, and it all just fell off. The straps for the underbust hated me, I ended up with brown armpits where the paint wore off... Plus, I had little sores where I had to use stuff to stick the foam to my skin, cause it refused to stay attached otherwise. What else? Oh, I didn't wear the new contacts (the really comfortable ones ripped) because I couldn't see and they were hella sore. My feet were so swollen (4 inch heels are not fun for a heel virgin) and I was tired from all the walking, but that's to be expected.

If I wear the costume again, I need to change a few things:
1. The straps need to be some form of elasticated so they don't pop off every time I stretch
2. I need to repaint all the belts, I thought the brown paint I used was acrylic but it totally wasn't (see if I can find a brown spray paint).
3. I need to find a better way of keeping the leg belts up, the sticky pads I used hurted like hell to take off and left little cuts and sores. Not fun.
4. And, I need to get a better way of holding my wig on. Said wig also needs a jolly good brush XD

Other than that, it should all be good (providing the paint on the dress doesn't wash off)! I'm already thinking about next year's costume, but got DojCon to prepare for first!

 


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