was lovely and organised people into Bristol for shopping trip. i needed to pick up fabric for Wessex skit costume, foam for heads, and some things for marmaladecat
Hit Bristol around lunch time, met Warren and Judith and then headed down to a pub for lunch. Like all pubs called Hatchets it was impossible to find without an experienced guide. Once there, we met up with Mike, Amber, Jake and Laura. Victory for cosplay meetings! Have lovely lunch and chats with people I hadn't seen for too long.
Next stop was St Nicks for foam for heads for Kirara and Riiya-kun. Victory was achieved, and so we moved on to fabric land. Found everything I wanted (Though I forgot to buy more needles and a zip). Todays shopping list included
3 metres black satin
2 metres scarlet satin
1/2 metre black fur
1/2 metre bonta-kun fur
2 metres white semi-transulcent white fabric
2 metres lovely soft rasberry coloured fabric
After all the shopping was done and we'd said goodbye to people and made them promise to come to Wessex, we headed home. same_difference
finally finished all 104 button holes and there was much rejoicing. He put the whole costume on and it ooks fantastic. My first cosplay student, I'm so proud.
I've made good progress on my skit costume - the skirt is done but not hemmed, the bodice is made but I forgot the zip so can't go too much further. Tomorrow applique may happen or I may start work on the heads. I was a little worried when I made the pattern for the skirt out of newspaper and laid it out - it was immence and I was a little worried I'd not bought enough fabric, but it all seems to fit.
All in all a much better day than I've had in a while. It was so lovely to see people and still manage to get stuff done. Cosplay is going well, even with the six costumes I've got on the go at the moment, I still feel on top of things and when I make something, it's generally coming out right. One of Riiya's paws needs adjusting, but other than that, its all good. Though I may need to pick up another pillow as I'm running out of stuffing!
Hoping everyone else is having good weekends.