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Sales post! [December 2nd|7.41pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

I opened up a sales journal on here and I'm selling some cosplays, lolita, and random stuff. Please check it out. And tell your friends too. I need the money. :(

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Cosplay updates... [April 4th|10.47pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

Okay so I know I haven't posted in a long time, and this post isn't actually going to be of an importance either but I want to show my progress on my costume.

So it's Queen Serenity (Mommy Moon) Its all completed except for the Prop. The wings are detachable.

Sorry for the low qualiy pictures, my Photoshop is being retarded so I have to use paint. :'(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/AkaneSaotome/serenity4.jpg <--wings, earrings, brooche

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/AkaneSaotome/serenity1.jpg <--back of dress

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/AkaneSaotome/DSCF7116.jpg <--Wig and make-up test

So other than that, I have Ciel Phantomhive and Asuka Langley Sohryu's Plugsuit I'm working on.

The cons I'm going to this year are: Anime Boston, AnimeNext, Otakon, and Connecticon

I'll post more important life stuff at a later date. (Maybe...<.<) But don't worry I'm doing well. I'm just over worked these days and no money to show for it.

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2009 costume plans/ideas [November 20th|8.18pm]
[ mood | determined ]

I'm undecided on alot of costumes this year but here are all the ones I want to do in the future. Some are definites and some are if I have time and money.

2009 PlansCollapse )

My familys getting a new house and we're moving in a few weeks, but the awesome thing about it is I get the whole finished basement as my sewing area. So Large fluffy dresses here I come. XD

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Soo Excited!! [November 2nd|12.44pm]
[ mood | excited ]

I just got my new business cards in the mail today! >< Their so glossy and it has my cos.com and cosplaylab Username on the back. I only got 250 of them though just because I didn't want to buy too many, incase they came out crappy. I also got a window cling and customized pen with my business name and info on it too.

Again, soo excited. And for those who don't know I run a cosplay business Called BlackMoon. ^^

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Tea party? [April 18th|1.15am]
[ mood | curious ]

So I went on Cosplay.com and I found the thread for the Lolita Tea Party. And I remember Lo saying that she was in charge of it while we were at Arisia. I've been wanting to go fo rthe past 2 years. So anyway, obviously I figured I wanted to make a new lolita outfit for it, but I can't decide between 3 things:

I want to do a character from Paradise Kiss since I wanted to for a long time, I figured this would be a good excuse. ^^ My first choice is Yukari (the first picture), but I wasn't sure if it was lolita at all. The other 2 are Miwako outfits I thought were cute! ><

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/AkaneSaotome/teaparty1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/AkaneSaotome/miwako2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/AkaneSaotome/miwako1.jpg

Please help me decide ^-^

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[March 29th|11.31pm]
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I'm such and idiot!!! [March 13th|11.53pm]
[ mood | frustrated ]

I thought that maybe I'd be able to get alot done today after hanging out with Anthony but I was so wrong. I got home at 6pm and i wanted to sit and relax a little since i was tired and had to work all morning. I ended up falling asleep for about 2 hours! So already I'm 2 hours down, and on top of that my sister was watching "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything!" and I just had to sit down and watch it. So I ended up starting to work at about 10:30pm, and I only hemmed the skirt and reinforced the sides of Maria's dress. That's it! I should've had the boot covers done at least tonight. Ugh.. this is so going to bite me in the ass.

And now I need to head to bed because I have to be to work for 9am. So I got nothing accomplished today. nothing. I'm so angry at myself. And on top of that I have to work everyday till boston, I don't know when I'm going to have time for this.

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Yay! [March 10th|6.11pm]
[ mood | sick ]

Sailor Star Fighter is finally finished and ready to go for Anime Boston. Now I only need to finish one other costume, style a wig, and fix up the zone trooper costume for anthony.

and also...

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I lol'd at the villian the most. ^_^
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Sailor Moon Gathering [March 9th|4.35am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

For any of you that are going to Anime Boston:

I made a sailor moon gathering @ 2pm on Saturday, we'll be meeting in the general area outside of Au Bon Pain (It's easy to find) and we'll be moving to another location for the shoot.

Figured I'd let people know just incase they're interested in joining us.

I'll be Sailor Star Fighter, I also have Rachael as Taiki in the school uniform, and a Sailor Cosmos. There's otheres going to the con as well but haven't mentioned anything about showing up as of yet. I guess it'll be a surprise to who shows up.

Also there's a naruto and death note gathering at the same time and area, so I'd like to try and outdo them. There's going to be so many.

And if you decide to go, PLEASE DON'T BE LATE! we'd like to not lose anyone that wanted to be there. We'll wait a few minutes and then move to the next area.

KTHXBYE

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It's moving so slow! [March 7th|1.45am]
[ mood | worried ]

I feel like I' getting nothing accomplished with my cosplays, even after working on them for hours on end. And Anime Boston is only 2 weeks away.

I finished Star Fighters top, my machine wouldn't take the ribbon well so i ended up hand stitching it in most places. Hopefully I can make the shorts tomorrow. I also got the tiara done, and the brooche casted so thats also a plus. The one thing I'm worried about is that I bought a seiya wig from a girl on cosplay.com that getting rid of hers and its still hasn't come in. She said she sent it out 2 mondays ago! I'm freaking out just a bit. but not too much since tiff said I could borrow hers for AB and she'll have Cassy bring it since she's unable to go.

And speaking of wigs. I also bought a wig from coswrox for a commission I was doing, and the order came in but that one wig was missing. I had all the others that was in my order. Trying to get ahold of anyone over there sucks. I don't really want to get into that, its a long story. Long story short, they recently got back to me and said that wig was out of stock till MAY! and wanted to know if I wanted a subsitute. So I told her which one and all she said was "I'll see what I can do." So now I have to wait and see if anythings going to come in. and the worst part is that that commission is due on the 23rd of this month. Ugh!

whatever, I'm going to sleep so I can work my lousy job

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OMGOMGOMGOMG! [February 12th|1.43am]
[ mood | excited ]

Katsucon is only a day away. ^^ EEEE I'm so excited! I have so many new costumes to dawn. Luckily I only have 2 things left to do costume wise:

Serge the inner seams of Sakura
Finish Rachaels Kikyo wig

Other than that, I have to clean out my car to pack me stuffs in it, and buy some snacky snacks for the trip. Luckily I packed all my bags and costumes 2 days ago. ^^

What sucks though is that I'm working tomorrow night, 6-10pm, so I'm going to get home late and I'll have to go right to bed to get up and out the door by 7am on thursday. Thats bad news only because I need to make sure I get everything done in the morning before I go to work. I'm not stressed now, but I bet I will be in the morning. >

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Katsucon Schedule as of now... [January 30th|12.51am]
[ mood | relaxed ]

So katsucon is extremely close now and luckily I have all my costumes done. But there is still little bits of stuff that needs to be done. Like buttons and styling wigs. I'm also waiting for things to come in the mail to complete my costumes.

So here's my costume list for Katsu:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/AkaneSaotome/Kastucon_costumescopy-1.jpg

And my schedule as of right now is as follows:

Friday:
10am - Sailor Moon Bakery Shoot
12pm - Sailor StarS unifrom shoot
3:30pm - Outlaw Star Shoot
7:30pm - Sailor Stars Mooniness (basically running around :p)

also at some point before the the mooniness madness I'll be entering Sakura into the hall costume contest, hopefully. *crosses fingers*

Saturday:
11:30am-1:30pm - Sailor Senshi Wedding Shoot
2pm on - Open for anything. I'll be wearing Sakura maybe before the masquerade for a shoot with animeangelblue(Is this a good time for you? If not, maybe before the wedding shoot?)
And I'll probably be wearing Judy during the masquerade since I never go to it. lol

Sunday:
I got nothing. Probably lounging around in a comfy costume or nothing at all. ;p

So thats it! If I'm missing anyhting please tell me! I always forget stuff. ^^

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Ear gauges... [January 28th|7.12pm]
[ mood | excited ]

I'm so excited because I was looking around on ebay for a lot of 0g earrings in various colors and instead I found these awesome silicone ones the color of your skin. Because as some of you may know I have gauged ears and its really hard for me to make earrings for my characters. But these are tubes and one side is blocked to hide the huge hole in your ear. And they're squishy!:P

But the real reason why I'm excited besides the fact that they'll hide my gauges, is that your able to pierce them with regular earrings. So now I won't have to figure out a special way to make my earrings anymore. \o/ Yay!

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Bakery Oufit Photos... [January 25th|12.25am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

It's complete! Yay! Here's a picture of the front of the dress with the hair bows and Headdress (Sorry for the bluriness, camera phones blow) and one of the back of the dress with the pretty bow. ^^ There's pink ribbon on there too, it's just really hard to see in the pictures. ^^;
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Arisia 2008... [January 19th|10.08pm]
[ mood | pissed off ]

So I went to Arisia 2008 because they wanted anime judges for the masquerade this year. I was like why the hell not, and responded to the message.

It was such a huge mistake. Come to find out me and Rachael(The other Anime Judge) were only going to be judging the anime participants. As if it was a totally different masq.

The day started with having a meeting at 10am for an hour. So I woke up early and got there just in time. I didn't wear my costume in because i figured I'd change after the meeting and I didn't have enough time to put it on. Turns out they only needed us there to be introduced for a whole 10 seconds. Then we were able to leave unil 6:30pm.

I was mad just because of that. I mean what am I going to do at a sci-fi con? So I was incredibly bored for the next 7 and a half hours before we had go do craftsmanship judging. So me, Rachael, and her friend Lo went walking around, had lunch, and then played cards for a good 2 hours. We only knew about 5 other people there. And I met a guy that just latches onto people and stalks them. (My friends have personal experience with him ^^;) So I tried to stay away from him. Also their dealers room was split into many different hotel rooms. It was really sketchy. It was like the ones they were staying in too. I only went into 2 "stores" and was too weired out so I just didn't finish with the rest of the room. Arisia is definitely a hallway con.

We eneded up going to 2 panels as well. How to distress costumes, which was alright but the guy had a voice that could put you to sleep. And a Steam Punk vs. Cyber Punk panel. That panel blew. they had no pictures or physical objects to show what each thing was. They just kept using refernces from movies and books. And if you have no idea what either one is, you would have no clue what they were babbling about. They also kept dissing anime and how its its own media and crap and that steam punk and cyber punk can't come from it. I felt like i was supposed to say something because i was the anime rep at the con, but i decided to let others argue the point.

We went to the judging at 6:30 and no one knew what was going on. They had no idea where we were supposed to go. The green room staff gave us such an attitude as if they were better than us, just because we're anime judges. It was horrible. And the head woman didn't even show up in the green room at all and wouldn't answer her cell phone. We ended up only judging 4 people. That's it! 4! and 2 of them were young fans so they automatically get awards at arisia. There was really no point in us being there, they already had a craftsmanship judge and 4 presentation judges. So basically we just sat and watched the masquerade.

The only good news was that Chris won Best Anime Presentation for his bleach skit, and Nick and Steph one Best in Class Journeyman for their Fire and Ice cat walk. And me and racheal had nothing to do with the scores. So congratulations guys! You earned it.

But being at Arisia makes you apprieciate Anime Boston a hell of alot more. And that's pretty sad to me, especially because of what happened at last years masq. I will not be returning to Arisia again.

EDIT: In other news though, I finished my cybergoth skirt tonight. Yay! I made my own pattern so I feel good about it. :)

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Progress for the day... [January 5th|12.58am]
[ mood | disappointed ]

Ok so I didn't get everything done that I wanted to. But I did get a few things accomplished:

Sorry if the pictures are huge. I'm not sure how to put them "under the cut" ^^;

My Base dress for the bakery outfits is done. ^^
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I contructed the base for maria's hair wisps,(man they're huge) and her Knife at the end of her hair.
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And Judy's base coat. I have the sleeves pinned and the collar cut out too.
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So that's all I got done today. I really slacked off. 0.o But I have alot of time this weekend to keep working. I'll be making a trip to all the second hand stores with Rachael on monday. Looking for shoes and jackets to modify. ^^

Oh and I figured I should post a picture of the cammy wig since I haven't yet. I completed it about a week ago.
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I hope you all had a great holiday! <3 I love you all!

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Sewing Party! ^^ [January 3rd|11.44pm]
[ mood | determined ]

I'm having a sewing party with Rachael starting tonight into all day tomorrow. She's staying the night. Hopefully I won't have to work. I'm on call so I'll know by 10am. But I have lots to get done I'm so behind because of the christmas season at work. But I finally have time now. I just finished Rachael's Cammy Wig a few hours ago. Yay! \^O^/

What I wish to accomplish tomorrow:
Maria's Wig
Judy's coat
chibi-usa bakery dress
Rei's Shirt
draft out a pattern for my cyber goth oufit I'm making for the raves! Woo!

There's more to be done, but I'm not sure how long this stuff is going to take. ^^;
I'll post progress pictures of everything I got done tomorrow night. if any of you care. ^^

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My weekend and christmas... [December 25th|12.15am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

So yesterday I dressed as Haruhi from host club and walked around the mall for 2 hours. I was getting pictures done for a look alike contest since all my other pictures blew. I didn't have a wig in my first batch of pictures so I had to retake them. I also brought a santa hat just to get some cute christmas pictures. They came out really good.

Ah christmas is here, time for family and boredum. I went to my friends for christmas eve after having to work all day until 6:30pm. I got there right as they finished eating. But of course I eat anyway, I feel so fat. >< But my friend got me a tiny real christmas tree. It came with its own lights and decorations, it was awesome! I also got some chocolates, just what I need. <.<

So Yeah tomorrow, or I should say today, is christmas. So to everyone:



And I hope you get everything you wanted and needed. ^^

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stupid quiz... [December 24th|1.36am]
I was bored...

Quiz Result Provided By: theOtaku.com.



What Ouran Host Club Host Are You?


Hosted by theOtaku.com: Anime. Done right.
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Snow [December 14th|12.36am]
[ mood | bored ]

Let's just say I'm glad I have my snow tires on my car. We got 12" here I think, maybe more. Getting anywhere today was a hassle. It took me an hour and a half to get to the mall for my check coming from chicopee, which normally only takes 15 minutes. But there was also an accident over a bridge and then an 18 wheeler got stuck on the on ramp to 91. And of course I was behind it and couldn't turn around. So basically everyone just sat in there cars and twiddled there thumbs till someone told us what was going on. And when I got home, I was stuck in the house with nothing to do.

I really hate snow. XP

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