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Mysterious Box Go

Back in September, I finally broke down and ordered a Customhouse Mars doll. I've been loving that sculpt since forever (or at least, since I bought Jun-kun back in 2006, which is pretty close to forever) but never bought one. I was nervous about the Little Juniors in general, as they are a weird in-between sized doll, so there are very few clothes and shoes made for them. Would Mars look okay with my other dolls? And why do I like dolls with such miserable expressions? o____o

Anyway, Customhouse won me over with a Buy-one-get-one-free sale. And rather than buy two different Little Juniors... I just bought two Mars dolls. XD

Six months later (...yeah, Customhouse isn't the speediest crew, but I knew it was on fire), I've got my new babies!

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Gauche's Nocturne. It's not the best thing I've ever made, but considering I started it this afternoon, it's pretty okay IMHO. :D

Why do I keep forgetting he wears a tie? >___< Steam-a-seam, go!

Back to work!

Post-con depression

Wow, did Animeland Wasabi get lucky weather-wise. Thursday was the biggest blizzard of the season, and this morning was a semi-surprise icy commute that dumped a few more inches. How they managed to squeeze in 3 beautiful sunny Colorado days for the con between that, I just don't know.

But! I had a lot of fun at the convention, because I have some of the coolest friends in the world. #^_^# Bev did another knockout job on the cosplay contest, which started ON TIME and finished EARLY, which is basically unheard of in the cosplay world. Dahlia and Lilacwire did a great job with the looooooong process of craftsmanship judging, Teca rocked the greenroom (everybody POSED on stage! OMG!), Ringo rocked the fashion show (with her CROOOOOOWN), and Josh and Nathan and Nick and all the crew were just super awesometastic. :D Go Team DCCS!

There was just a HOLY GREAT turn-out for the CLAMP in 3D Land group! We had THIRTEEN PEOPLE, with characters from Box 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, & 8! A very nice spread, guys~! :D For those who don't know, these costumes are from the box art for the 3D Land figures; the figures themselves are wearing their standard costumes, but the box art is a full series of matching Chinese-style outfits for LOTS of CLAMP characters (41 characters, to be precise, but there are repeats... like 3 Syaorans, 3 Sakuras, 2 Akiras...). Al took a lot of awesome photos of us, and here are a few!

CLAMP at Animeland Wasabi 2009!

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Cosplay in Japan, the 2008 version

So, cosplaying at Comiket.
[deep breath]

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tl;dr It was AWESOME, Teca had a cadre of fangirls, and changing clothes in a room full of Japanese girls gets less weird every time I do it. XD
Chu chu chu
Click HERE for all the shots Minako-chan took! :D

Winter Comiket 2010, anybody? ;)

D*C Progress

... so I've finished half of the ridiculously complicated underwear, so I can start actually making the costume soon. Once I make pannier. Was this really a good idea?

Anyway, myspace photos of the finished product.

Side view of stays
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Introvert powers, activate!

Colorado was in excellent form this weekend, with a gorgeous 74 degrees on Saturday, followed by 5 inches of blowing snow on Sunday. That's not good for anyone's health...

Unfortunately, the blizzard conditions meant it was best to postpone my photoshoot with Digital Dreams and Shock Value, sad face, but it looks like they got some amazing photos out of their collaboration on Saturday, so I can't wait to see more of those! :) But the upside was, I had a super-awesome Sunday of alone-time and productivity. XD I was in my pajamas all day! Score!!

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Besides sitting around playing love sims, I watched some Kyou Kara Maoh (which is NOT a love sim, despite its best efforts) while sewing for Wasabi. KKM has gotten so good again! I'm approaching the end of the second season, and the guys all heading to Earth together had me absolutely rolling. I was laughing so hard, I had to pause the video at the kiddie pool scene, no lie. Sure the quest stuff is interesting, and the angsty stuff is probably necessary, but this kind of comedy is really what makes KKM great.

But late last night, I finished this:
Tsubasa: Tokyo, in progress
But now I have to tear up the bottom and stain it, which will be sort of depressing because I think I did a fine job on it. ;_; I'm cosplaying Arashi, from the inexplicably flipped teams in Tsubasa. Figuring out a good way to do the hood was a bit annoying x_x But if anyone else wants to join, I've got lots of hints now! :)

I'm anxiously waiting for the phone to ring. o__O please ring, mr phone...

Anyway, need to get up early tomorrow to buy bagels for a department meeting. Remember the bagels, Mako-chan!