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Anna is FINISHED!

After months of work (seriously, I started Jan 15ish and finished April 27th), 200+ hours later, Anna is done.

I was so very glad to do Shuto as a test run: because of that I knew to fix the petticoat so that the skirt draped properly, instead of the slight bell curve I had.

None of these are the ‘pretty’ photos yet, since I got shoot with Solartempest, but I can’t resist showing how much of a DORK I am in this costume!

The costume won 2 awards at Costume Con 32 - Best Novice Finishing in Worksmanship and Best Characterization for Performance. I am HELLA proud, because this is the first time I’ve competed since 2006.

It’s an A-line box pleated skirt, with embroidered panels. A basic cotton for the inner panels, a cotton sateen for the gold panels, and a taffeta for the embroidered panels. All of the embroidery is done by hand. The skirt took 175 hours to construct (roughly), the bodice is steel boned rayon velvet over cotton coutil and took a good 30. I am wearing 2 petticoats and 2 slips over the petticoats to keep them in shape. The wig is an Arda Jennie, the necklace is made of sculpy. The male Elsa is Nick who is seriously cool and let me troll him for a few photos.

Here’s my masquerade entry, if you wanna see it moving! 

(With much love for frozencosplayreferences because without them I don’t know HOW I would have gotten this costume together in time.)

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YEAR TWO PHOTO COMPILATION! This should post more or less in order. This year was a thing, and as usual I learned a lot and had fun. So boop. This is missing a few events, due to the 10 photo limit, however, it covers many of the big ones. Notably, it is not including my first shoot with Artemismoon in her Kirigiri cosplay.

I can basically list all the cosplayers in this post, but hot damn if I am going to link to them. Sorry :p

Dersedreamer, Rustypolished, ArtemismoonCosplay, yaexrae, Jadeb0t, Voodooodolly, Renew, dendensushicosplay, Lyssala, Missfirestarter Jack-frost-007feytaline-lovestokidoki-loki

I know I missed one or two and for that, I ask forgiveness, these were off the top of my head.

People I want to thank the most are…literally everyone who has told me I fucking suck, donated to my camera thingy, been part of my shoots and been there for advice. Meesh,Jared, Mallory, Meesh, solartempest, Drillbort… many others.

This year I learned that I greatly dislike group shoot. I learned to say no. I learned too much to list, really.

WEE TIME FOR YEAR THREE. THE YEAR WHERE I FINALLY DECIDE TO LEARN WHITE BALANCE. AND UH…WHATEVER ELSE HAPPENS.