It's been a while! I should be a lot better about posting on my blog, huh? I've been working hard on costumes for Dragon*Con though! It'll be my first year attending this convention and I'm really excited about it! I get to meet a guildmate/friend in person and that has me all fired up to work on my Guild Wars 2 costume! So far, I've made most of the top (Minor details and a bit of touch ups are left as of this post). I have also made the staff 'Monsoon' and the Desert Rose backpiece! This is based on my previous WvW armor.(Oh, and some of the pictures in this post don't show the latest progress)
I'm also going to be cosplaying Rin from Little Busters. I decided I wanted to do something really special for the costume, and I had talked about making a giant Dorj just after I got the costume while I was in Japan. So I did just that! He's kind of absolutely huge. He comes up to nearly my waist and he's a lot wider than I am. The funniest thing about him is before I put on the ears and legs and stripes/face, he kind of looked like a potato. So I've been calling him my potatocat. He's also reeeeeeeally huggable. He has three pillows worth of stuffing inside of him
I'm also working on Southsun Claire (GW2 Swimsuit Claire). I like to take bathing suits and get in the pool at the hotels I stay in, so I thought it would be really great to cosplay characters in swimsuits; this time happens to be Claire! It mostly started out as a joke. After being unable to work on costumes for so long, I didn't know if I had time or the ability to make my light armor costume. I joked that if I procrastinated long enough, I could just find a yellow swimsuit and call it Southsun Claire.
I now only have minor touch-ups left on the swimsuit, but here's a preview from several weeks ago.
And not quite costume related, but I went thrifting the other day and found myself and incredibly cute new outfit!