This year started out a bit ungracefully. I used to mind that, but now I'm enjoying the new calm after the storm. Essentially to put it very briefly: my old cosplay group: The Cosplay Pirates has disbanded. While at first I felt as if I had lost a child, I dedicated so much time to that group since it's inception, I have now found a new independence being sans group. I make what I want, when I want. I don't feel as pressured to do my costumes a certain way, I don't feel judged for not looking "perfect". My only critic is myself (the only one I listen to anyway).
So I could catch you up on everything you missed in my period of forgetting I have a blog, but instead I will just share with you a promise that from now on I do everything in my chosen hobby on my own terms, and let me tell you I have never felt better, I have never felt more like myself.
I will also share with you the fruits of my Sunday DIY labor! It's not cosplay, but it's still pretty.
These frames were excellent finds at Michael's. They were plain wood and I spray painted them to go in my roommate's and I new craft room. The first picture was drawn by my lovely best friend Katherine "Mayuge Seishou" Stocking (who I will never hesitate to cosplay with) the second was a fantastically trashy print I got at Katsucon that reminds me of my old Mustang and my last summer in Boone. Fitting prints for a craft room me thinks.
This next one was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest and it was just so easy I had to do it. It really is an awesome project that will make my craft room look extra classy.
And the last of the projects for today... Before:
Ugly vase from my grandma... just add spray paint, new lamp shades and some rope:
VOILA! Now they look expensive, updated, and very cool.
Maybe next post I'll have costume related work to show... ^.^