Having finished my two DragonCon cosplays with some weeks to spare apparently made me look very available to help someone mere days before we leave for Atlanta. There won't be a free knitting or crochet pattern this week, pals - because I have been spending every waking hour working on someone else's costume - a hunter from Destiny.
Thankfully, she had fabricated most everything already and just brought it over. She also had a (horribly made) gun molded, which I'll rant about in a later post. My job has largely been painting, which is something I enjoy. I also sewed a cloak. I don't enjoy sewing, but I'm pleased enough with it. I've been watching Project Runway, which has instilled me with confidence? I did some draping shit, which looks alright.
Today, because we have reached the eleventh hour, I've been doing assembly of some of the pieces and still painting. Painting. Painting. I may or may not have put more work into her costume than she did at this point. lololol
I'm not complaining! I'm making jokes. I really enjoy assorted crafting and this has been a lot of fun. I unfortunately had plans to play video games and be lazy, but nevermind that! I wish she had approached me sooner so I could have gone about all of this at the leisurely pace I prefer when costuming, so that I could still waste time playing video games and write better blog posts than this one. Plus if I had more time it would also be even more bettererer...er.
The color scheme she wanted isn't a color scheme at all. I worked with her specifications, which varied a bit from what I would have done personally. My OCD doesn't like when things don't match and I'm also a big fan of making completed armor sets - not bits and pieces of different gear. But it's what she wanted! Everything still looks pretty cool. And I wouldn't have chosen to do the Mantle of Gheleon at all. Honestly, I would have done a warlock instead of a hunter. lulz
Pictures! Most are WIP shots. I'll get some complete shots when we're there and write-up some more details for those of you that care. You all know I love cell-shading, but I tried to tone it down since Destiny isn't Borderlands.
And remember, friends: Nisha during the day and Sailor Saturn at night! Friday night I'll be handler for Jarman Props' glorious foam kantus - come say hi to both of us! I may also be giving out crocheted Sailor Moon tiaras (while supplies last). *wink wink*
Happy making shit! Enjoy Labor Day, my fellow 'Merricans, etc. etc.