This all happened while one of my friends was dm'ing. As a bit of context we were walking through a volcano hunting for a few things for each of us, there was a elf ranger, halfling rouge, human samurai, a human gunslinger and a human wizard(brother sister combo) and a gnome bard (me), my main reason for wanting to enter this volcano was to kill a greater fire elemental to craft a flame sword. But our other reason was to hunt down a group of bandits who kept causing the samurai’s home city problems. And for our help we received a sentient airship
Samurai: well that’s the last of them. Let’s get back to the airship and get home. I don’t like being here.
Bard (me): no! We can’t leave yet! You all promised me that if I killed four of them we could rest up at their camp and go and find the fire elemental I need for my sword!
Gunslinger *sighs heavily*: I just know this will end badly but I guess he did kill seven of them.
Bard: because I was the only one who could.. I mean seriously. How was I, the one who was able to kill the seven head bandits but everyone else sat around with their thumbs up their butts?
-needless to say I was actin like a jerk for my character-
Samurai: fine! We will go!
Rouge,OOC: look, in just gonna follow, and say I did something, but there is really nothing here for me.
*everyone laughs as we rest up before our fight, long story short we find the elemental and realize it was a horrible idea*
Samurai, who is almost dead: can we run now!?
Bard, while at only one hp: NO! We almost got him! I can tell!
Gunslinger: why not just charm the thing?
DM: you could do that. Doubt it will work.
Gunslinger: yeah if I did that it wouldn’t work, but bards are the cause of all half creatures! *the gunslinger and the wizard both turn to me*
Wizard, OOC: I will give you ten bucks right now, if you can seduce the greater fire elemental and get us out of this fight.
Me, after having thought for a while: might as well give it a shot. *rolls a bat 20*
DM: I can’t believe that this is about to happen.. well the 67’ greater fire elemental seams to have fallen for the 4'2" gnome…
me, turning to the wizard who has a 20 in his hand, not even caring that I don’t have change, saying that I earned it.
-friends reference it constantly-
‘Rise to the occasion, my daughter. Never let anyone tell you that you lack courage or conviction to see your tasks done. The only opinion that really matters is your own, and you are a creature of absolute beauty and strength, through and through.’
Here’s my Weiss Schnee cosplay from RWBY work in progress!! It’s almost complete, I just need my boots to arrive and finish my sword! I’ll post more pictures when I have it all together and on at the convention I’m going to Nov 6-8! Let me know is anyone is going to Nebraskon this year!! I’ll be wearing this :)
Let me tell you about the time I misjudged a Fire Emblem costume… ok this is actually the 3rd time. I didn’t think Lon'qu’s costume was going to be as difficult or time-consuming to make as Rafiel’s. Sadly, it was, just in a different way.
The base fabric is faux suedes with black bridal satin trim, lined with comfy cotton (bit of a mistake since lint sticks to it so easily but I already had a ton of it so it was “free”). The gold detailing was created using Jacquard Fabric Paint. Gloves, belts, and armor bits were made from the swathes of leftover vinyl that I have. Leather would have looked amazing, but I cannot buy it when I have so much vinyl. Sometimes you have to behave yourself. Only sometimes.
The fur trim was absurdly messy as it always is. It adds to the collection of things that refuse to be cleaned and vacuumed up (which includes glitter and sequins from my Elsa dress). Also, I did not have time to make a super legit scabbard so this one is kind of ghetto. I made it with posterboard and reinforced it with paper maché and covered it in matching vinyl). The “belt bling”, as I like to call it, was made with the lid to a salsa jar and craft foam.
Soooo, I just need to style my wig and finish the sword (add tsuba and handle wrapping + paint).
And apologies for the costume looking wonky etc. on the dress form. Sadly, these days the dress form has way bigger boobs than I do and the outfits I make of male characters obviously don’t sit perfectly on it. Oh well, you get the idea and it looks and fits me fine.
Almost ready to check this one off as completed for Katsucon! Awww yeeeeeaa.