You can call me a big nerd. You can say that lightsabers aren’t the best weapons (ahem, my boyfriend, who insists he prefers Vera). But you won’t say it to my face while I’m holding this FREAKING SWEET double bladed red lightsaber! Bwuahahah!
This is for my Sith Jasmine cosplay. I didn’t even change out of uniform when I got home because I knew this was waiting in a box for me. I just pulled it out, attached the hilts (it can be used as two sabers to double wield, ooOOooh), and ran around the house in excitement. And made my boyfriend take a picture.
I also received my sisters’ (Siffy and AgeekyWeasley) lightsabers, since we ordered them all together. I ran around with those too, but I won’t put up pictures until my sisters can see them first.
SQUEEE (how often do you hear a Soldier holding a lightsaber make that sound? I’m going with probably never.)
Simultaneously terrifying and awesome; that’s my big sister.
Guys, not only did I win something for the first time in my life, but I won something totally dope. These hand-crafted beautiful Bilbo buttons, made by Celtic Ruins Costumes and available in their etsy store (along with Thorin’s belt buckle, Fili & Kili’s hairclips, and other all around awesome stuff).
If you didn’t already know, Siffy, Thor, and I are going to DragonCon 2013 as Jedi Disney Princesses. Here’s a “Jedi” version of Kida that siffy sketched for me. I’m so excited to get started! My light saber is already on the way! Here’s where I got mine - http://www.ultrasabers.com/default.asp
BTW - Siffy is going as Ariel and Thor as Jasmine. I can’t wait, guys.
And here’s the 3rd jedi princess! Kida from Atlantis-Lost Empire!
I am hands down most excited about all 3 sisters having combat ready light sabers in their hotel room together. muahahahaha
The cat’s out of the bag…Georgey, Won-Won, and myself are doing Disney princess jedis for D*C this year. Did this quick design sketch, trying to use Ariel’s color scheme and incorporate some of her elements (the “scales” on the boots, the shell bra look), while still keeping the jedi look. Still working on my other projects in the meantime and as always, wrestling with myself over whether or not to attempt Sif’s new armor. What to do what to do.
OK, cosplay progress update. First off, I’ve started work on the first Master Sword- not sure if this will be mine or Siffy’s. First I used some pics of Link to determine the scale and ratios for the sword for me and Siffy’s height (averaging it together), and created a template on the computer. Printed it out, and traced it onto press board and cardboard. Press board went in the middle, put cardboard on either side. Attached a dowel to the press board (attached it all with spray on adhesive), strengthened the connection with epoxy and hot glue. Cut out the outline for the hilt on cardboard, connected it to the blade/dowel, and covered that with expanding foam so I can carve it down to the right-ish size and shape of the hilt.
All of this will be covered with worbla… and hopefully that works, lol.
Other updates- got my wig in for my Thor cosplay (did I mention I’ve added that to the queue? I did. Thor’s armor from Dark World, gender bent). The wig is from Arda- the Matilda (lace front) in dark ash blonde). I’m in the process of sketching out the armor pattern. There’s no pepakura file for it out right now, that’d I’ve found, so it’ll be a scratch build.
And finally, working on my Jedi/Princess cosplay- I am going with Siffy and Ageekyweasley as Disney Princess + Jedi cosplay. I won’t give away my sisters’ plans, but I’m going as Jasmine- SITH Jasmine, bwuahaha. You can see a kind of concept sketch above. I just ordered my lightsaber this morning (red, staff version- like Darth Maul’s). Next will be buying fabric, woot!
Remember these things? It’s been a while. I was so unhappy with the initial resin and paint job on Lopti’s Zelda armor that I put a few more layers of resin on and have been working on sanding it ever since, first by hand, then with Georgey’s dremel. The metallic gold is just the paint I sprayed to see where the worst bumps were, and all that scuffing is where I sanded. Oh, and some parts are taped off. So yeah. I guess this isn’t much of a progress post. Hopefully finish these this weekend AT LASSTTTTTT. There’s my Toph bun up there too. Hate that thing. Hate wigs. I will never be good with hair, ever.
Progress on my chainmail bib shirt. If you guys only knew what I go through to get these crappy pictures. There are 2 mirrors in my apartment and both of them require me to balance on something to see more than my derpy face.
I’m at about 10,000 rings right now…will probably end up with about 20,000 when all’s said and done. I CANNOT wait.
Link undershirt soooo close to done. Need to sew the laces and bring the collar together and viola! I made the sleeves bell-shaped and looser because I thought it’d be cool to do some shots without the green tunic on, and still wanted the white shirt to look wearable on its own. You can’t see in the pics (bc my mirror is so nasty, probably), but everything has a zigzag topstitching in a slightly darker thread - makes it look more rustic, I think? It’s sewed in raw silk, my favorite material ever.
Also, finally I updated my project tracker last night. Some stuff is moving to hiatus while most everything else is moving forward at a crawl b/c my chainmail is super time consuming. It’sssssss kind of less a tracker and more a wish list at this point.