bluebirdofbitterness replied to your post: cherrybaum answered your post: OK, so,…
You can always use that to your advantage, hold the bouquet where you want people to focus. Could come in handy at shoots.
OR I COULD USE IT TO COVER UP PROBLEMATIC BITS. Like the breastplate, which is giving me severe nervousness.
I’m using craftfoam and sculpting/heatgunning instead of using Worbla or Wonderflex. Every time I’ve admired someone’s armor, they used Craft Foam, But I’m concerned it’s gonna look like. Well. Craftfoam. I know the trick is to weather it, but afddjfnskjd. And then the resincasting, which I’m doing tomorrow since it’ll be nice outside.
THE DRESS IS ACTUALLY THE LEAST OF MY WORRIES.
cherrybaum answered your post: OK, so, halp. I have found that I don’…
It’s tough because wisteria might be too distracting color-wise, but the lilies might blend in too much…
I’m concerned about that, too. I would hate for the Wisteria to distract from everything else, but the lilies might just kinda. Be there.
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LILLY W/ LILLIES
I THINK THAT’S ACTUALLY WHY I DON’T LIKE THEM…. My name is spelled with two Ls in the middle, short for Lillian, but it’s ALWAYS misspelled like the flower. ALWAYS. EVEN MY OWN DAD.
They’re also a bit trickier to look nice in silk flowers- but this set looks nice.
OK, so, halp. I have found that I don’t pose well without some kind of prop/something to do with my hands. Otherwise I just end up kind of…there. So Emeraude is often pictured with two kinds of flowers.
Lilies, and Wisteria. Which should I carry? I’m tempted for the wisteria, since it’s unusual and a bit less… Funereal? What say you?
Something that occurred to me while I looked through my costumes
I haven’t done most of the typical Cosplay Milestones!
- A school uniform (pleats terrify me, and tailoring… dkjfnskj)
- Feathered Wings
- A Magical Girl outfit(!!)
I mean that’s kind of alarming. So far my COMPLETE list has been, from beginning to most recent:
why do you hate seeing tags like "i wanna cosplay this!" on your art? :/
I don’t HAAATE it. What it mainly is, when I do a costume-design picture. (I.E. a figure hanging around mostly as a turnaround, or focusing on the costume, not a story-telling picture), nine times out of ten, I’m doing it as a design for myself to sew. Meaning, I chose elements in it to play to my strengths, my bodytype (this especially), something I like to do, a challenge I want to work on and improve, etc. It’s very personal.
So when I see a “I wanna cosplay this!” It means… the clock’s ticking, and someone else is going to make my design probably faster and better than I am. If someone beats me to my own design… it sort of saps the fun out of wanting to do it for myself?
Not to say my designs are off-limits, NEVER COSPLAY THEM or some shit, not at all. And many times I design things for funsies I’d never cosplay. (Pretty much ANY boy I’ve ever drawn in costume, or characters I don’t really look good as.) Several people have done my designs after I have and man, they did a great job!! I mean dang. But I’m really grateful they let me take a crack at doing it for myself first.
So basically send me an ask if you want to cosplay something of mine, and I’ll probably give full permission, blessings, love, and cookies.
Last time I said this I was called a selfish bitch so here goes this time. *v*
So I put together a sort of portfolio of costumes highlights… I omitted most of the simple Homestuck ones, or ones I just don’t have photos of anymore… And it’s sorta weird to look through them and go
"Wow look how I’ve improved"and simultaneously, "wow look how I’ve gotten lazy"!
It’s also interesting, since I’ve started in 2008 (with a year-long break, 2010, where I didn’t cosplay), I’ve kind of settled into a “type.” It’s either long, draped dresses with a few key accessories, or short, nipped-waist, detail-heavy garments. Also I shun pants. (I have only done two with pants: Penelo and Regene.)
I really have a LONG way to go to catch up with some of my friends, but I’m proud of the progress I’ve made in 5 years, considering it was all self-taught and petering away at them while working!