RedRoses (Level 14)

Summer is busy...hmm.
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Yay for minimal cosplay progress. -_- I'm getting there... slowly that's why it's progress number 1.5 rather than 2. I'm in no rush since I have plenty of time for this cosplay (Fanime is during Memorial Day weekend in May) but still. You know the drill, click the image to see it zoomed.

So here's what I have so far:

Yoko Bangle stuff
Yoko Bangle stuff
So this is my newly spray painted bangle thingies. Those bloody yellow half-balls are so annoying. When I colored the flat side of them, the paint was not dry enough apparently and grabbed some of the newspaper print. That was annoying because it would not peel off so I had to add even MORE yellow paint... that was not cool. The black paint on the bangles turned out spiffy though. Random fact: Most stores sell plain, black bangles for 7 USD! That's insane for just ONE bangle... I've looked for cheaper in store but I said screw it and bought it on Ebay.

Chopsticks and Bikini top unfinished
Chopsticks and Bikini top unfinished
I bought some bamboo chopsticks that came in a set. I didn't want to hang them on strings to spray paint them evenly so I just stuck them into a styrofoam circle thing I found in my house. You can see it deteriorated from the paint.
Here's what I have of the bikini so far. My sewing machine ate one of them pretty badly but it isn't noticeable unless you really stare at it so I'm okay with it. I'm waiting for my bikini straps to flatten out since I can't just buy vinyl bias tape (or I haven't found them anywhere...) so I'll add those once they get flattened. You can see the vast improvement from the template in my previous blog post versus this one right here. =) Well it's obvious that a template is just a template but still.

Okay mini-rant time!
Despite living in California, it's cold. Annoyingly cold. I know I know I shouldn't complain because CA actually has awesome weather but it makes me want to work less on my cosplay. For one thing, it's too cold to try on the cosplay stuff I make (hello Yoko, she wears barely ANYTHING) so I'm feelingGUH whenever I have to try anything on right now.

Tiny rant is tiny. I think I'll work on Yoko's scarf while the weather is icky and cold. I bought plain fabric though... I'm not sure if I should just buy fleece or stick with the plain fabric. I may make both we'll see. I should also order my wig and boots soon so I can get started on those. I found the perfect boots but they're... fifty bucks. Bye bye money~~~
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I'm really excited for Blassreiter because monsters+technology+Germany = sounds awesome sign me up! I love anime that infuses technology into creatures and/or humans so I'm pretty stoked.

I also want to check out Druaga but I think the only reason is because the main protagonist (named Jil) has a name that's so close to mine (my nickname is Jill) XD
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I'm finally getting some type of progress done. Woot! If you wanna see any of these pictures zoomed in, just click on the picture itself and it'll go to my Flickr page. Each picture has it's own mini-description on the Flickr page if you wanna read more about each picture.

First up, I'd like to show you all what has happened to my floor because of this cosplay:

Next, the box thingy in the back of Yoko's gun... I keep forgetting what it's called but whatever:

It's actually covered already but this is a semi-old picture. I just wanted to take a picture of the insides because it looks so weird.

Here are the ugly bangles I bought on Ebay that will eventually be spray painted black:

These are the tiny half-balls (haha half-balls XD) that will be attached to the bangles after I spray paint everything:

I baked them in the oven since it's clay. That's why it's on wax paper and a metal tin thing.

I actually made a template for my bikini top and it works:

Fear the ghettoness of my template. =P

As for non-related Yoko progress, I recently bought a blind figure box and got Mikuru wearing her Gekisou outfit:

She's so adorable. =3
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well I have no pictures of any of the stuff I've actually made for this cosplay but in the mail, I recently received my orange safety glasses (hence the "Un-Progress" in the title. =P nothing major here)

So this is how it looks like:

They're quite big... but they match the anime glasses pretty well. (You can kinda see the hair pin I made for the cosplay too~ Don't worry, I'm getting a wig for this cosplay. =P)

I was trying to find the best pair by matching this:

The only other pairs I can find are yellow in color so this is the best pair I could find.

I'll be working on my gun this weekend again. <3
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Hmm... I said in the little news tidbit that I'd feel naked without my phone. That's more because it's one of those accessories I'm used to having around with me (along with my wallet, keys, and PSP that I take with me everywhere). If I was missing my phone for some reason, I would feel awkward for not having that little chunk that's always in my pocket with the hello kitty charm sticking out.

I did exactly as HeeroYuy did. I studied enough that I get good grades and the teachers don't particularly care what I do as long as I kept the grades and participated in the class when called on.

If I'm in one class that is the "required to graduate" type, then yeah I'd get bored out of my mind. That's why I would text in class. I don't use it obsessively like some people I see, but if I'm literally bored to tears with nothing else at hand to do (homework, reading a book) then I'll use my phone.
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