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It’s hard to pick. I really have a great time almost every time I cosplay, buuut if I had to pick one it would me the Paradise Kiss group. This group came together to support our dear friend chibirinoa finishing her Yukari dress. Paradise Kiss is my ALL TIME favorite manga and being able to create Isabella to join them was an absolute dream. We were all in such good sync with each other and it was just such a pleasant day with a group of people I really cared for.

THIS COSTUME IS COMING OUT FABULOUS AND BETTER THAN IT HAD ANY RIGHT TO

Considering I haven’t built a full elaborate garment from beginning to end since maybe 2008 for URI’s production of Amadeus and that was with two teachers over my shoulder the whole time if I needed advice. 

And THANK GOD the yoke of the cape is holding its own and supporting the weigh of those mondo-ass sleeves. 

And a HUGE thank you to my sister chibirinoa and her drafting and draping expertise for making me the pattern. I’d be totally lost without that. 

As I promised my sister chibirinoa here are more progress shots of Cruella! I cut the yoke pieces and I finished the collar and pinned it in place for this photo. The collar has an inner lining of the same black denim lining the corset along with cable ties at the seams to lift up the collar vertically and keep it dramatic. The most challenging thing is ahead for me thank God I have the next two days off!

MY ONLY CONTRIBUTION

In the coming weeks, will be beginning my Nova Prime Irani Rael cosplay:

With an extra super duper thanks to my amazing sister, chibirinoa, and her incredible work on the pattern building through Optitex technology and her skills. Her skills, man. 

The (maybe impossible) goal is to have it completed for Anime Boston 2015, but if I can’t have it done by than, I will bring Cruella De Vil and it is likely I may be going to Dragon*Con 2015 in Georgia to debut Nova Prime.

I may add “official Glenn Close cosplayer” to my tumblr description.

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GUYZ. My Christmas present from my sister chibirinoa is that she will make me a dress!! Look at this fabric! It will be a badass Disney Villains work dress complete with dalmatian print pocket linings and a back closure featuring a Dalmatian button.

The dress is the Villains print, with the sheer embellished lace as the yoke with short sleeves and a rattlesnake print black piping down the front.

I am so psyched I can’t even. It will be so hilariously fabulous!!!

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Laura…..did we ever have this game? Why does this look really fucking familiar? I just watched like two seconds into it than went wait a minute…..why does all this sound REALLY familiar?