CosplayGal - Caitlyn - 16th November 2012
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!