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Well, my dears, I am back once more. With some closet additions, reviews and tales from life. Lets do tales from life first, shall we?

My friend Nate was kind enough to swath me in plastic wrap and duct tape and somehow managed to magically transform the three hour venture into a fantastic reproduction of my torso, with accurate measurements, as a dress form. Best of all, it was supremely inexpensive. I shall be playing his part in the next episode of this story either tomorrow or next week. Timing is a bit unsure as of now.

I went rambling all over two malls and saw The Hunger Games for a second time with the lovely Cindy. We got rained on bunches. I, like the silly disbeliever of the weather person I am, left my umbrella at home. There was makeup purchased at Inglot ($5 per 2.3/2.5g pot!), no luck in lipstick searching, tea was sniffed, tasted, and bought at Teavana (mmm, pu-erh), and food was nommed. From there we went off in search of burgundy pants and a maroon paisley shirt for cosplay purposes, but it was fruitless. We consoled ourselves with gelato, and went back to my house to watch another movie. It was quite the big day!

Last week I went hunting for yet more fabric for Maleficent, as I had come to the conclusion that the plum fabric I bought was perfect for her under dress, but not for the lining of her robe. I also needed to get robin’s egg blue fabric for recreating the Alice dress that I intend to do absolutely accurately this time. $4.99 p/yard on sale for both, thank goodness, as I am over budget already thanks to Fluevog having a sale as well with perfect timing, if not perfect selection.

I am now the proud owner of a pair of Soprano Inge boots, size 10, Fluevogs notoriously run small, for over 50% off! They are black, not plum like Alice actually wears, but they’re still the right shoe! And weren’t $450! And I’m more likely to wear them outside cosplay in black! So, not at all bad. Also, the lining is baby pink leather. Very interesting. Also, very, very comfy. They may be my new everyday boots. Oops! This may mean goodbye to the T.U.K.s. Haven’t decided, yet.

I have patterns for Hatter’s shirt, one to alter for Alice’s dress for which I have and have cut the fabric for, and one for Maleficent’s robe. Still must figure out her cowl, probably going to be getting help from Nate for fiberglass molding it, her collar, and I shall be making a simple dress or skirt with undersleeves attached to the robe sleeves. Probably the latter, as Comic Con is in July. Calculating cosplays for heat is all important. Also, for how long you can stand in them. Hence Hatter and Alice, as they’re more practical, especially without the coats.

I bought a pair of shoes from Charlotte Russe. Platform patent pumps that are super tall to give me the regal height needed for Maleficent as I’m quite petite. I tried them out the other day, with heel and ball of foot inserts. They will likely not be everyday shoes, but they’re workable for the cosplay.

And last but not least, consumables. A while ago I got four bottles of essential oil perfumes from Black Phoenix Alchemy lab. They are Belladonna and Strangler Fig from the Rappaccini’s Garden collection, Zombi from the Ars Moriendi collection, and Philologus from the VILF or Vampires Don’t Sleep Alone collection. The latter two are absolutely my favorites. Zombie starts out with a heavy kick of fresh turned earth, and slowly mellows to a dried moss scent, and Philologus smells like a wonderfully old and dusty library just as it is described. Strangler Fig is very green and goes well with Zombie when I mix them on my skin, and Belladonna is also very green but fruity as well.

That’s it, really. I must wake up early to study for two Chinese quizzes tomorrow, so I shall leave you with an outfit picture from today when I tried out the Hatter pants and Alice boots.

I'm even wearing my Maleficent Disney pin, so all three planned cosplays are represented! *please do not use this picture without permission.

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Two movies I am completely fangirling over today.

One:

Two:

Now I’m off to flail about some more. Feel free to join me!

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It is fast approaching. After waffling for a while on what costume I wanted to get/buy/make and wear I’ve landed on Alice from the Syfy miniseries, since I just watched it the other day and fell quite in love. (With Hatter, that is!) The outfit is relatively simple, and as it turned out, pretty easy for me to find the pieces for. I actually only started looking a couple hours ago, when I made up my mind on at least having one costume in the bag. A bit of reviewing Sock Dreams, and some Googlefu, an Amazon safari, and Etsy browsing I purchased these:

So close it only took a second to check the measurements and hit "add to cart!"

I’ll have to add ricrac trim by hand, but that won’t be too difficult. $33 with shipping.

I don’t know why that one is showing up funny… $6 on Sock Dreams.

As close I could find in my budget

The jacket is supposed to be the same length as Alice’s dress, and have cuffs, but this was the closest I could find that wasn’t a ridiculous amount of money. $32 with shipping.

These will have to be dyed, or painted knowing my lazy butt.

$21 including shipping.

You know I ship it

I’m still trying to decide if I might want to do Lydia Deetz from the movie, since I’m not sure I want to hand sew the cartoon costume. Admittedly, it would just be a poncho I’d have to sew, but I’d still have to purchase flats. The movie version might be easier, especially if my little sister gets my birthday sunhat to me quickly! (And maybe send that film SLR she has that I want anyway…)

What fun will you be having on Samhain night, readers?

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are on the way!

Here they be!

Aren’t they wonderfully growly looking? I will soon be splashing through puddles and kicking the air with glee, all the while probably attracting stares from my fellow students on campus while I flail about.

Mmm… Steel toe, leather goodness. All mine.

PS: They were $83 with no shipping cost as they qualified for super saver shipping on Amazon. Bonus!

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