All’s quiet on the blogging front, eh? I haven’t really done any sewing since finishing my last project. I’ve been out of town for the most part of the last three weeks. I did have some sewing to do last week, but due to an unexpected eye injury that left me unable to do anything but sit in a dark room with blankets over my head for four days, I didn’t get to it. I’m going to try to this week, though.
anywho, I got a chance to take my Ciel costume for a test drive a few weeks ago, during a rare stretch of nice weather in the Chicago area. my sister and I went to a nearby park and snapped some photos, a few serious, but mostly for the lols. so I’ll share a few of my photos with you.
this is the complete costume, minus only the hat, which I naturally forgot at home. I have such a problem with hats!
some nice full-body shots, wherein you can see the bustle effect of the gown nicely. the back is not laced completely shut because I can’t do it by myself. I’m going to need someone to help me into this outfit the next time I put it on.
my “glamour shot”, I suppose. I’m wearing Super Pinky Blue lenses from PinkyParadise.com. I feel like they really bring up the effect of the costume as a whole, so I’m glad I went for them. this is my first experience with costume contact lenses, and I’m really pleased with the look of them, and the ease of wearing them. I think my make-up could use some improvement, so I’m going to play with looks a little more before the convention. I’d like to achieve a little more of an “anime-y” look if I can. any tips from cosplayers out there?
now for the silly photos:
the first one is a really becoming pic of me about to sneeze. I guess that’s what I get for taking pictures in the brush! the second one is me wearing my sister’s little frilly maid hat. then we did a bunch of pictures doing really ridiculous poses. on the whole, it was a lot of fun! I wouldn’t consider myself a “cosplayer” – that is, I like to make costumes and dress up, but I don’t get into character and I can’t act or model for the life of me. in fact, I was hard put to get a handful of pictures with a straight face, because I’m so bad in front of a camera. I guess that’s something else to work on…!