KusanagiRobin, on 24 March 2013 - 06:29 AM, said:
1. Neliel Tu
--sew nightmare of a swirly jacket (thankfully Mom's job)
find pants (can't seem to find good FLARED ones)
mod flip flops into Espada sandals
get white gloves
make belt/sword holster
get face paint (I have liquid white, but I need to mix it with a lil' bit of acrylic to get the pink I want)
style Nel's wig
mail off ram's skull to my friend
2. "Alice" Sakura Kinomoto
--sew apron and dress (also Mom's job)
find shoes (specifically Mary Janes, but it's Easter season, so it shouldn't be hard)
style Sakura's wig
--fix up Kenseikan hair pieces in progress
--fix straw sandals in progress
--iron out scarf
--iron out haori, along with some minor alterations
order tabi socks
Extras: finish Kon plushie for my Rukia and slap together a quick "soul chain" for one of the people in my group
After a frustrating search for prom gloves in my local area (who the hell charges 20 dollars for cheap satin gloves?!!), I once again resorted to the Internet and found white poly-cotton gloves that were the perfect compromise for both Nel Tu and Byakuya--not elbow length, but not short-short wrist length either. Two pairs. $8.50. Free shipping. Boom.
The only problem is they may not get here until the week of ACen, so I'm crossing my fingers and toes.
And with my ram's skull now safely at my friend's house, at this point Nel is 95% done....Ijustneedherjacketaaaahhh!
As for Byakuya, I had a breakthrough!
Last year it was heck-and-a-half to thread my hair through my Kenseikan (almost ten minutes) because I assumed my hair was long enough (it barely
was), and I was wondering how I'd do it this year, and then it came to me!
I found some old hair extensions of Mom's that matched my hair as closely as possible, and I plan to cut three equal black locks and attach them to the Kenseikan. >__> This'll be quite the experiment.
Finally, my friend's Bleach Soul Chain
. I still find it hilarious that this'll be his ENTIRE cosplay. (Hopefully next year I can convince him to follow through with Zommari.)