Friday, July 12, 2013

Animecon is closing in

For first time in years we managed to pull ourselves together and attend to two summer conventions. We both had this particular weekend free and couldn’t think anything better to do. Animecon is just few nights away and we are… ready! Okay, almost ready since we still need to sew few wig clips.

With characters we chose the easy road and decided to recycle. Yoki picked Fuyu, who she portrayed the first time last spring at Desucon Frostbite. The costume includes a full length linen robe, but Yoki left it out because we are going to travel to Kuopio with train for change and linen and tight packing don’t mix. I'm afraid that also the staff seen in the photo below has to stay at home, because our ride back will be even more cramped.

Photo: Esa Ala-Petäys

I chose Saya from Blood+, but the wig is basically the only part I’m reusing. Everything else I sewed during these last weeks. I have always dreamt of making a school girl costume someday and now I managed to fulfill that dream! Saya's high school outfit contains dark pleated skirt, white shirt and red bow.

I also made the school bag for Saya based on what I could get out of the design from few frames in the anime episodes. I think it’s always better to have character loyal item to carry your stuff in and it was actually my turn to be the item holder... And I love bags.

With Saya I also was able to craft new teeth the similar way I made our troll teeth last year. I accidentally deleted the photos from the making process even if I had thought of writing an entry about them. Now with new photos I can correct my mishap in the future.

We are really looking forward to this weekend! There is so many programs we want to see and we both have carefree costumes and I'm going to bring my camera and try to recall how to take photos and it's going to be nice weather and nice people and hotel breakfast... I could go on forever, but maybe I continue after the convention. See you at Animecon!

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