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So who’s seen the latest Space Dandy episode yet? I’ll have you know, I ship it! xD I also want to make all of Scarlet’s outfits from that episode  And… I may have a red umbrella just begging to be used~! 

I had an awesome time working with some new photographers at Otakon! Kenshin Photography does awesome work, look forward to seeing more pictures from him soon!

And thank you loves so so so so much for the 550+ followers! It was a wonderful surprise to see this morning 

Scarlet Cosplay Made and Worn by Me
Photo by Kenshin Photography 
Taken at Otakon 2014

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Also, if you loves are interested in hearing about my first time derps with worbla, check out the webinar I’ll be hosting on the 28th at 3pm through Cosplay Your Way!  Entry is $5 (you can find tickets here! http://bit.ly/1p8b3A9), and the proceeds go towards funding more webinars through Cosplay Your Way along with helping me fund more cosplays!  I hope you join us :)

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I had the pleasure to work with Lauren Pihl Photo for the first time at Otakon this year.  I’ve admired her work since I first saw it after Katsucon 2014, and I was thrilled to work with her!  Despite the fact that she was having a bunch of troubles with her equipment, she still took gorgeous pictures.  I’m excited to work with her again :)

Emerald Cosplay Made and Worn by Me
Emerald Weapons Made by Katannabeatspaper Cosplay & Props
Photo by Lauren Pihl Photo
Taken at Otakon 2014

Also, if you loves are interested in hearing about my first time derps with worbla, check out the webinar I’ll be hosting on the 28th at 3pm through Cosplay Your Way!  Entry is $5, and the proceeds go towards funding more webinars through Cosplay Your Way along with helping me fund more cosplays!  I hope you join us :)

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So I just recently purchased my first XL roll of worbla and I’m absolutely terrified to work with it cause it’s so expensive O.o In the next couple weeks, I’ll be experimenting with worbla and my newbie armor making skills and I’ll be taking the opportunity to host a webinar about my experiences, Worbla for Newbs!  Cosplay Your Way is really awesome and they’ve given me a great platform to host this webinar on.  Entry costs $5 per person, but I assure you it’s completely worth it.  It’ll also help make sure Cosplay Your Way can get other cool webinars to you, and it’ll help support my cosplay as well :)  If you loves are interested, you should definitely join!  <3

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Here are all the pictures I currently have from the awesome midnight Emerald shoot I did with cozpho at Otakon 2014!  My Facebook page hasn’t even seen all of these :3 :3 :3  Eep, I love them so much~~~! xD 

Emerald Cosplay Made and Worn by Me
Emerald Weapons Made by Katannabeatspaper Cosplay & Props
Photo by Cozpho Photography
Taken at Otakon 2014

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The magic of appliqué~  (i.e. More Emerald backlog, pre Otakon!)  To properly add appliqués to your designs, make sure you stitch the edges of your appliqué down with a satin stitch to prevent fraying!  It gives everything a really clean, professional touch!  To do this appliqué, I ironed heat n bond to the wrong side of my desired appliqué fabric, drew the desired designs, and cut them out.  I then ripped off the paper backing on the heat n bond and ironed the fabric pieces to their proper locations.  After that, I simply satin-stitched (i.e. a really compressed, narrow zigzag stitch) the edges, and complete! :D

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Bias tape and awkward selfies!  (and, obviously, more backlogged progress!)  Adding the finishing touches to Emerald’s white top (the green bandeau part was mostly BSed ^_^;) with bias tape!  The top was a painnn to pattern, but adding the bias tape makes it look so andy and finished!  It’s all held in place with snaps :3  Yippie~!  

Note: Always buy enough bias tape… I had to run to the store mid-work to buy more for this top D:  Also, always sew two pieces of bias tape together on an angle so the join is less obvious :3

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Backlog progress on Emerald’s chaps!  Turns out my 25 year old sewing machine hates stretch pleather, so I ended up gluing / hand sewing most of the chaps in my hotel room D:  I actually got a new sewing machine just to simplify my pleather sewing attempts for the future ^_^;

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So I sadly didn’t take as many Emerald WIP pics as I hoped I did.  I don’t really have many at all for her wig besides sewing in some long wefts for her little tails, mostly cause I was nervous to cut the thing and ended up doing so about five minutes before I actually wore the cosplay, while wearing my makeup for Handsome Jackie (oops :3), so I have a half-cut-wig-instagram-selfie for your amusement as well ^_^;  

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Look at me, crawling out from under my rock, posting shit~

(lol it ain’t gonna last)

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gaurdian-of-dreamers said: Best of luck to your Scarlet cosplay! The front looks great!

Thank you so much!  If you’re curious, I have finished pictures of Scarlet up on my Facebook page (they’ll be up on tumblr soon, I promise!)