Oh man, I let this thing go again! I really need to remember to post updates, because I am actually making stuff.
Anywho, I went to Anime USA a couple of weeks ago, where I debuted three new costumes! Only one was for myself, the other two I made for friends. Neither of them know how to sew but they love cosplaying and I thought it would be awesome if we could all do a group cosplay of Madoka Magica characters, so I decided to make them each a costume. Madoka for myself and Homura and Mami for my friends. All three costumes took me about a month of working every spare minute after work and on the weekends. I had never attempted 3 costumes at once, so I was a bit worried I wouldn’t finish on time. It was also my first time sewing something for someone else from scratch. I’m happy to say that I didn’t have any major alteration issues and in the end everything fit perfectly!
I also finally broke down and decided to try resin casting out for myself. Usually, I’d just try to find gemstones that worked for what I needed, but that never actually goes well. I made molds from “amazing mold putty”, which produced less than stellar results. The molds themselves dried perfectly, but the clay gems I made to make the mold definitely weren’t as smooth as they should have been. However, I also used a teardrop gem (right shape and size, wrong color) I bought at Hobby Lobby for one of the other molds and that cast was kind of cloudy. So yeah, I’m not sure I’d actually recommend it to anyone looking to make molds. I’ll have to try it again.
This did however, spark a sudden obsession with resin making, and I have since launched myself into another project which I will save for another post. Here are some photos from the weekend:
The only parts I didn’t make for them were their accessories. Homura painted her tights and made her time shield (which you can’t see in this pic, unfortunately, cause it’s awesome!) and Mami made her hat, hair accessories, and painted her musket. Oh, she also made the long sleeves, which I taught her to make. She’s very proud of them and really wants to start sewing now. I’m very happy about this. 🙂