Things have been kind of crazy in our house since December. We entered Katsu-crunch in January, and then Chris got sick. Really sick, needed his gallbladder out the week of Katsucon sick. Awesome. I worked on Mercy from Overwatch for almost all of January, and continued working on it right up until the day Chris… Continue reading I haven’t been doing anything interesting
I just realized that I haven’t made a post since August. Oops. When I’m not in Con Crunch my life is really not all that interesting. I go to work, I come home, and I play some video games. That’s pretty much the extent of the interesting. With that said here’s what happened at Otakon:… Continue reading Otakon Followup, and the other things we’ve been doing
This is a PSA. There is an incredibly disturbing Facebook post going around the VA/DC convention scene right now. I can’t let this go. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flaura.williams.71619533%2Fposts%2F2129621680396780&width=500 This guy is a creep. This girl was right to follow her gut. I hope he gets banned from every convention within a several hour drive of his house and… Continue reading Cosplay Safety
Today is the day before we leave for Otakon for the weekend. With all of our work on Charlie’s costume this weekend (which turned out really nice, and he only has to do some small detail work and paint it) we were left in kind of a time crunch to get our costumes done. Here’s… Continue reading This is what the day/week before a convention looks like.
Chris and I spent truly fun weekend in NYC. This was our first vacation as a couple since our own honeymoon two years ago (minus the trips we’ve made to other people’s weddings, but those aren’t really vacations when you are in the wedding party). We took the train, something I’ve never done before, and… Continue reading We go on Adventures
What are we working on? Everything!!!! Schierke: I’ve bought all the fabric, zipper, and thread that I need to make her dress. I am now the proud owner of 8 Yards of eggplant purple fabric. Not only purple fabric, but purple suit fabric. The lady at the cutting table probably thought I was about to… Continue reading We’re Working on it!
Thank you, first person to follow my blog, for being the first person to follow my blog! You made my day! I went to message an old friend of mine from High School on the Facebooks, and a group chat message from 2011 popped up. I had never seen it before (I guess it got… Continue reading Look at this blast from the past!
Back to Back updates gooooooooooo! Things in our household are a little…hectic this week. Dear Husband is sick, in and out of the ER sick, and we are looking at possible surgery for him next week to have his gallbladder removed. He is so miserable, and it makes me sad just watching him loaf around… Continue reading I’m Taking a Sewing Class
I do things other than cosplay sometimes. Right now most of my costuming (minus the one for our friend) is on hold while we decide what to do about Otakon this year. Chris found out he has to work that weekend, and he cannot get out of it. Boo. The room is booked and we… Continue reading Warhammer 8th Edition (That I won’t be playing, but being in the store made me buy paint), and other adventures in adulting. – I also forgot to actually post this last week. Whoops
I thought long and hard about how I was going to do Soldier 76’s Rifle. I mocked up materials and drawings using stuff I could get my hands on and just could not find anything that would turn out really clean. I really wanted this prop to be weighty, clean, and recognizable. So after some… Continue reading I bought a 3d printed thing! Now what?
I have lots of plans for costumes coming up, and have been unable to move on any of them until I get settled in to my new job. Because….*insert adorable Sailor Moon transformation gif here* Costuming is expensive! So, what’s this rant all about? Well, I got asked at the last con how much my… Continue reading Costuming is Expensive Y’all
I made this blog a few months ago, and never did anything with it. This is not all that unusual for me. I start a lot of things I never finish: Warhammer armies, video games, cross stitch projects. I am a serial not finisher. Video games usually bare the brunt of my fleeting interest. I… Continue reading Hi!
Watashi wa nihongo o hanashimasu (私は日本語を話します) The above, if I remember correctly (not the kanji, I have a terrible time with Kanji) should mean “I speak Japanese”. I wish I knew how to add, “Well, kind of” to that phrase. I’ve been studying Japanese on and off for a few years, never getting past the… Continue reading I’m also learning Japanese….There’s lots of learning going on right now.