Illogicon is a tiny con in Raleigh that only about 400 people attend. I was only able to go to one day of the con but it was great because I got to meet a lot of really nice people and hang out with friends. I just dressed casual in my new Borderlands 2 Firehawk shirt and my friend took some pictures of me. I am planning on attending the entire con next year and I hope that it will continue to grow. Here are the pictures of my evening adventure! :)
Hunter and I went to the Ren Fest for the first time this year. I got to meet up with friends I hadn't seen in a very long time and we had a blast. Plus I made a steampunk outfit for the occasion. I really love how it turned out and I found a beautiful umbrella that went perfect with it at the festival. My photographer friend took all the pictures (https://www.facebook.com/AnimazeGuyPhotosnxs). If you would like to see my work and pictures faster please go to my DeviantArt or my Facebook page. I have been really bad about keeping up with this blog since I have so many pages now but I will try my best to keep posting! Thanks for the continued support. You guys are awesome! Enjoy the beautiful pics.
The first cosplay I wore to Dragon*con was Grell Sutcliff from Black Butler. My boyfriend was my Sebastian and he was an amazing one. He got fan-girled on pretty hard haha But I did warn him he would. We were very popular and there were only a few other BB cosplayers which I was surprised about. I guess people have gotten over it but like I said we were still really popular. We were stopped for pictures a lot. I didn't make this costume because it was a lot cheaper to just buy plus I didn't have time. I did make the doll and teeth and I styled the wigs. I would really like to add more to this cosplay later but I was happy with how everything looked for this con.
Sorry for my complete lack of posts! Since my return from Germany my life has been very chaotic with trying to sew cosplays in the 3 weeks I had before Dragon*con and Etsy orders. Now that the con is over I have time to breath and can focus once again on my blog, school, and my Etsy shop. I really wanted to make 3 new costumes for Dragon*con but due to time restraints I was only able to personally make one new one and order one online. My big project that ended up taking all my time was my Nottingham Ezreal cosplay from League of Legends. I had started on the jacket before I left but the second semester but I didn't get very far. I was only able to make the very basic parts of the jacket and the goggles (I used my wig from my Heather Mason cosplay).
So when I got back I had to complete the rest of it in 3 weeks as well as fulfill Etsy orders and try to visit family and friends I had missed while studying abroad. I mostly worked on the jacket first since it was the biggest part. I have no idea how long but it took a LOT of hours to complete. Especially that damn trim and gold design. But I was very very happy with how it turned out. The gauntlet also took a while and I ran out of time so it's not perfect but, once again, very happy with how it turned out, especially since it was my first time with Wonderflex. The boot covers took no time and they turned out adorable.
So here are my Dragon*con Ezreal pictures. Not a ton of people knew who we were which was annoying since I spent so much time on this but it was just because they didn't play (which is odd since LoL is massive). I think we would be very popular at a gaming event or even Animazement since we were last year as Caitlyn and Swain.
This is my favorite pictures. Taken from our hotel room in the Westin in Atlanta.
Great shot of the back (hand painted on)
Swain being awesome
Our friend took great pictures of us and we did run in to some other league of legends people. I even found Yaya Han (famouse cosplayer) and got a picture with her group.
We had a pretty good time overall. There were way too many people and it got kind of frustrating sometimes. Next year we will know what to do (and not to do) though. I am looking forward to Animazement in May! I will start slowly working on a cosplay a month I think so I can spread it out and not worry about school, work, or shop orders taking up all my time. More pictures are on my facebook cosplay page, Auradell Cosplay, so go check them out :)
When my friend found out I sew she asked if I could make her a stuff Hobbs because that's her all time favorite comic. This was the hardest plush I've ever had to sew. Partially because I didn't have a sewing machine but it was also just very tedious and time consuming. I spent about 20 hours making it. The stripes alone took 6 hours which I did in one sitting and my fingers feel like they're going to fall off haha I am very happy with the end result and my friend was super excited as well. He turned out a lot bigger than I originally thought he would be but that was just an added bonus. Would've liked some better pictures in day light but I just finished at 9:30pm and I am leaving in 2 days to fly back to the USA so I really didn't have time. I love being able to make stuff like this for friends. It's so rewarding to see them light up when it's all finished. Not sure that I'll ever make one again but it won't be for a while that's for sure.
I ended up having enough orange fleece to finish my Monster High sized kigurumi! :D I think it turned out super cute and I might add it to my Etsy shop. They have gotten stricter with what you can sell on there so I am having to think up some new ideas. I'm not sure how well doll clothing sells but I am going to try. I would love to make some more but would probably only do so by request. I don't need 20 tiny kigurumis as cute as that would be haha I am planning on making this outfit for myself as well so we'll match. D'awww XD Operetta is not the best model with her poofy hair but it still looks adorable.