It's been about 20 days! I'm sorry, I've been using my Twitter and Tumblr a lot more lately so I sometimes forget about this place! Not to mention LJ lol
So lets begin with real life rubbish and get onto the far more interesting cosplay bits after that.
Both Connor and I have been referred to BEST - a holding pen for cattle cleverly disguised as a training centre. Basically, to make unemployment levels in the area look lower, they send jobseekers to BEST which is classed as being 'in training'.
Trust me when I say, it is just about one of the most degrading experiences imaginable. I don't enjoy being talked to as if I'm a 12 year old with learning difficulties.
On top of that, I've been getting headaches more often. I only started getting them much at all this year, and tonight was the second evening in a row with this dull ache in my forehead.
Oh also, our ashing machine is broken and we haven't been able to see about getting it fixed yet because of being at BEST. I'm running out of clothes! Aaah!
Anyway, now that stuff is out of the way, here we go to the actual content!
The World God Only Knows / Kami nomi zo shiru sekai
Elcea de Lux Ima, aka Elsie
I've actually loved this series for a long time, I started reading the manga maybe... 2 years ago? Maybe a bit less. Anyway, after a while I got fed up of waiting for new chapters since it wasn't mainstream enough to get the attention it quite deserved. However as it turns out, it's at least popular enough in Japan to have earnt itself an anime.
Even better, the anime is a pretty good adaptation. Sure, we didn't get Fukuyama Jun as Keima, but the guy who got the job was a good choice. Elsie is also spot-on, I can't wait to see her fire engine obsession revealed :3 I'll pick the manga back up soon too.
I got carried away, sorry.
So anyway, I'm going to be cosplaying as Elsie. This is one of those rash decisions made on a whim and means I am yet again dropping Maritan in favour of something slightly more recogniseable. I quickly went out and bought the fabric, and this is what I have to show for it so far...
I have a wig more-or-less ready too, so really all that is left are the armwarmers, socks, shoes, hairclip, and a broom.
Let me tell you, this dress is REALLY comfortable. Like, I could sit around in this all day and not give a fuck. It's also a sign of my sewing skill returning - zero fuck-ups on this one!
Vocaloid ~ Matryoshka
My sweet friend Iggie has already finished her matching Gumi, so I have to really crack on with this! If all goes well, this will be finished by Thoughtbubble on the 20th.... I've already begun with the jacket, but I haven't taken photos yet.
So for now, please amuse yourself with this low-quality make-up test photo, taken with my phone.
In other news...
I finally managed to buy the first two volumes of Spice and Wolf, it's nice to be reacquainted with mai waifu Holo and see all the original illustrations. I'd like to buy the anime on dvd (BUY?! Well, I like it THAT much.), maybe even moreso now I've learnt Holo's dub actress is going to be a guest at KitaCon III. Seriously, what timing.
Oh, and I cut my bangs, as usual when they start to drown my face - now I have a soft hime-cut. It'd be even better if this wacky cowlick didn't force a side-parting... the straighteners and hairspray only seem to tame it for a few hours. Alas!
Cute legwarmers, socks, tights etc
More sweaters/jumpers/cardigans/whatever will keep me warm.