Archive | August, 2012

Sailor Mars Cosplay Part 1

28 Aug

Surprisingly, I have actually started some bits in preparation of my cosplay of Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon.

I have done the tiara, all of which I need to add a string to it so I can tie it around my head, and I have done the front bow which took a number of hours to do. Created the bow using a tutorial video I found on YouTube and it came out perfectly.

The middle was done using a large pendant I purchased in a craft store (that was red with white patterns), but as the ‘brooch’ is completely red on Sailor Mars’ sailor suit, I used red nail varnish to cover it fully and made it shinier with clear nail varnish also. The same went for the gem on the tiara, as it was originally pink (couldn’t find what I wanted so I got the closest colours possible and worked my way around it).

The tiara was done by outlining the shape of it from using the size of half of the gem on paper, then I drew the template onto cardboard and cut it out, and with the cardboard template, I used that to draw another template on gold card, cut that out and glue them all together.

And now it’s the back bow, gloves, choker and the top (sleeves, collar) to go. And they will be done at a later date.

As for the skirt, I have one very similar to it which I wear a lot so it is going to be a part of it. And I have bought the shoes to match also. The earrings, however, I purchased online and they are so awesome! Might just wear them for even normal wear : )

Another Month Soon To Pass

21 Aug

Can not believe it has been almost a month since my last post! It’s been yet another busy month for this Busy Bean.

Well, what can I say, not much has happened. Unfortunately still no progress for my Ryan. Waiting on news for an operation date, but from date of referral it can take up to 18 weeks. So far I think it has been about 6 weeks. He was well the last couple of weeks but the last few days I have been hearing (from him calling me as I’m home for a bit now) that he had another attack episode and that now his body (his mindset is not however) is now addicted to the medication tramadol, and if he doesn’t take it, it can cause major side effects, such as fainting spells (so he still needs to be with someone at all times), mood swings, unconsciousness, and a possible coma-like state.

So he was told that once he has his operation he will be weened off the meds. They were meant to make him stop taking it at some point, but it was never mentioned. It seems that it’s getting worse and worse. But as they say, things can only get worse in order to get better. Let’s just hope that now it will get better.

In other slight happier news, I actually got off my lazy bum and done some work for uni. I’m now still waiting on replies from agencies I have emailed in relation to this presentation I have to do in time for third year.

Also, the Sailor Mars costume I am planning to make will not be done in time for November’s Hyper Japan event, because I haven’t even started it and still need to find the correct materials for it. So the costume is again, postponed for a later, later date when it will eventually be ready.

And soon I will be turning the grand age of 22! Yay! But first, it is the waiting game for my Tales of Graces F video game on the 31st! ^_______^

Apologies that there will be no Sailor Scout picture today, I’m still working on the second one, Sailor Mercury. Taking longer than I anticipated.