It’s only sort of a report because we really didn’t do anything other than sit in our panels and run around doing masquerade stuff.
Thanks to everyone who came to our panels and if you have any suggestions on stuff we can improve, please please tell us! Like: AJ, you make no sense, ohmigod learn to form a coherent sentence and until then, let Judy do the talking.
We can take it. =D
Seriously though, it’s hard to tell how you’re doing when the audience is not very responsive. The hard costuming panel was great but the advanced cosplay one… we were really unsure how it was going since no one was asking questions. Do we need more visial aids? More demos? Less yakking…? Attrition rate of attendees wasn’t too bad so I guess that’s something at least.
I think I managed to see most of the people I knew at Fanime which is yay!
As for the Oscaru costume… I was up all night Friday finishing it. ^^; Yeah, I know I said I was almost done but somehow, Aimee and I were up all night anyways finishing. How does that always happen?!
Anyways, I only have a couple photos on my site as I’m waiting on photographers. Future photo spamming will be done on the hcc_cosplay journal so feel free to join that if you’re interested in our group projects.
Ok, just one brief fangirl spaz moment: we look like the real takarasiennes from the show in that photo Ziggy took of us above!!! YAAAAY!
Ok, I’m done. =D
There’s over 20 yards of cording on that jacket… on Saturday, I ran out halfway through but I had bought the entire spool from the JoAnns we usually go to. I was desperately trying to get this costume done for a photoshoot on Sunday so Judy drove all over creation (the bay area in this case) checking fabric stores to find more of this trim which was this funky off-white color. Turns out JoAnns is discontinuning it so no one had it! ARGH!
So I went back to the first JoAnns we went to and bought the same colored trim, but it was a kind of upholstery trim that is sewn to bias tape. Guess who sat for 2 hours and picked out all the stitching on 12 yards of this stuff to separate the bias tape from the cord?
I love you Judy!
And the kicker? I didn’t finish in time. =P I tried sooo hard and didn’t sleep but I just couldn’t get it done to my satisfaction and I didn’t want to do a half-assed job because this costume means so much to me.
Takarazuka Rose of Versaille clips:
The video on the top right bar is from the current run of RoV: Marie and Fersen and for anyone who hasn’t ever had this stuff inflicted on them by me, you get to check out how flashy and horrendous some of the costumes can get. =D (Hi, what is up with Fersen’s outfits always being such atrocious colors?!) Oh, and you get to check out how insane the ass fluffies are at the end of the show. =D
The commercials they ran for the 2 shows are at the very bottom and they’re very pretty with lots of angst and pretty camera angles.