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Obi Pictures

I finally get to put some pictures up.


Another Costume

I have decided to make Aerith’s costume from Advent Children. She has been a favorite character of mine for a while, and I’ve always liked her outfit. Since my other costumes are almost completed I am starting on this new one as soon as my dress form comes in and school permits time.

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So far I have all the fabric and most of the notions I need. 

Fabric and notions

I’m really looking forward to making this costume.  Especially since I won’t be using a pattern for the pink dress.  I’ll also be modifying a pattern quite a bit for the bolero, as well.  It’ll be a first time for both.  Excited and nervous is how I feel.  ‘~’   It’s going to be great!!!  *^_^*

Extreeeme Excitement

It’s come. Finally. The moment I’ve been waiting for my entire sewing life. My future dress form is on its way!!!!!!!!! *^_^* I should have it by mid next week, approximately. I’m soooo very excited. It’s an early graduation present from my mom and myself. (We both paid for half the cost.) *sigh* Now I only have to muster up the patience to wait that long. It shall be worth it; I just know it. Let the lip gnawing begin. ‘~’


I finished my traditional Gypsy/minstrel costume. I love the way it turned out, especially with the modifications. *^_^* The drape is perfect, the color just right, and the whole costume is better than I expected. Another mission accomplished, quest completed. Off to another assignment: science homework and the completion of my Yuna costume. -‘_’-

Yuna Costume

I’m almost done!!!! So far this costume has taken me almost a year, much longer than I expected. I wasn’t working on it the whole time, though, because school became way too busy. Meanwhile my costume suffered for it and was put on hold for about four months. But it’s back and nearing completion, finally. All I have left to do is 1) paint the skirt, 2) dye the sleeves, 3) attach the sleeve ties, 4) finish the hibiscus’ beads, 5) find or make the earing, and 6) maybe make the staff. Then I shall take pictures and enter it in a costume contest. *^_^* Also I might buy a wig, but I’m not sure about that yet.

Obi Update

*^_^* I finished painting the obi!!!! It looks great, if I do say so myself. I’m really happy with the way the colors and design turned out. I even got it done ahead of schedule! *^_^* Now all I have to do is attach the cording and the obi will be done!!!


Yet another Christmas has come and gone. Now is the time to continue my sewing as Christmas break quickly crashes to a halt. I finally started drawing the pattern onto my Yuna obi. It looks so pretty!!!! So far I only have half of it drawn but I should be able to finish the rest by Sunday. I hope to be painting the designs by Monday and finished with the obi by Tuesday. I’m really trying to get this costume finished before the break, but who knows. As tomorrow is the day after Christmas sale, I will be looking for, and hopefully purchasing, the fabric for Aerith’s Advent Children outfit and Yuna’s boots. I hope to find fabric for some of my other costume ideas as well (see “costumes I’d like to make” list at left). Anyway, I’m stoked about my Yuna costume progress and will be picking up on my traditional Gypsy/ minstrel costume with in the next week. I plan on having that one done by Janurary, hopefully. I did make a bit of progress on it. I finished a self-designed hat. All I have left to do is finish the shirt! *^_^* I know I should probubly take one thing at a time, but where’s the fun in that? I wonder what other projects I could work on.