Alright, summer is sort-of over (after this year's nonstop insane heat? OH THANK YOU EARTH'S ORBIT) and it's now September, so it's update time!
By the way, the storenvy sale is still on (, and I may extend it past Labour Day due to the postal strike threats having kept a large amount of online shoppers from purchasing from Canada. And I still have plenty left to get rid of, too. I can't make new adorable stock until I have more space!
August was fairly busy, and I got quite a bit done; no word back from the hoped-for job at Len's Mill, unfortunately, but I've definitely got work into September with a fancy costume commission to start and the two costumes on the go, and once I get my panel approved from FCCC (It SHOULD be announced soon, dangit... I'll probably announce it in better detail in my October journal, and asap on FB) I have three more Toothless cubes to make for the panel prizes. And getting the sewn Xmas presents done up now, as November and December give me no time to make them.
I'm now all ready for Artist Alley at Forest City Comicon, and for my own costume work the Dark Brotherhood robes are almost done, it looks like the costume will definitely be finished by month's end (not much left to do now! Just finishing the outer tabard, making the gloves and belt and making up or finding a prop), Anastasia is still in mock-up stage for the dress (skirt's done, but the bodice is the hard part) and I'm working on the drawers and petticoat, and as the Dark Brotherhood robes are coming along so fast it looks like I can get started earlier than I planned on Heather.
I don't have any plans to attend anything convention or cosplay-related this month, but for October there'll be more fun for sure. The only confirmed thing I'm going to for now is Atomic Lollipop's "Big Shiny Fake Prom" on October 7th, where I'll thoroughly enjoy a night of 90's dance music, 90's nostalgia and getting to bring out my long-saved pog collection again, and there'll certainly be some Halloween things to do in Guelph. I'm also planning to get a photoshoot for the Dark brotherhood robes in as soon as some fall weather/fall foliage is here, the Rockwood Conservation area is beyond perfect for the scenery.
That's all for now! And my big cons and cosplay list is as follows....October: No set plans yet. As I'm living in Guelph now, the AN doujinka festival isn't too likely, but I'll probably find something for Halloween here, we'll see.November: Forest City Comicon, November 5&6 (AA.) www.forestcitycomicon.ca Guelph Santa Claus parade, in cosplay. (November 20 or 27th)December: Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show (It USED to be called DTAC....), date not announced yet (AA. Won't be attending if I don't get in.) And whenever Frostcon comes back, I'll be there! Probably in the Artist Alley, since after this fall it'll no longer be a local con I can attend with no worries on price or hotels.And, my cosplay plans for the year;Making and debuting in 2016:-Nelvana of the Northern Lights. Debuted for a winter photoshoot, publicly at March Toronto Comicon, competed and won with at Ad-Astra and will be wearing again at the Guelph Santa Claus parade.-Tali'Zorah, Mass Effect 2 suit. Debuted and competed with (and won!) at Anime North. Not sure where else I'll wear it this year since it's so involved.-Skyrim Dark Brotherhood Shrouded Robes, planned for Forest City Comicon.
-Anastasia court dress, planned for CostumeCon 35 next April.Rewearing in 2015:-Twilight Sparkle gijinka (Anime North, and the cosplay picnic)-Casual FemShep cosplay (almost all conventions I'm AAing at)-Motoko Kusanagi (Anime North)