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About Artisan Crafts / Student Core Member Jessica BrommitFemale/Canada Group :iconcosplay-pros: Cosplay-Pros
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Should I post up my design sketches to share when I get flashes of inspiration for unique clothing, not just costumes? 

3 deviants said Yes, I'd love to see (and maybe commission) your ideas
1 deviant said Yes, but don't overwhelm your gallery with them
No deviants said No, that's not what I follow you for
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Jessica Brommit
Artist | Student | Artisan Crafts
I'm a geek who loves to craft and cosplay (since 2007, more "seriously" since about 2011 and competing since 2012, and currently at Artisan level), and went to fashion school with a dream job of making gorgeous costumes for stage/screen for a living (or, happy cosplayers who want top-notch stuff). SO, Whimsical Squid Creations is here to show my business and hobby of nerdy crafting! This is my account for Artist Alley crafts, photos of commissions, and my cosplay photos. My "random" account is under ShinobiXikyu, though I basically never log in that one anymore, and same name with my handle that I post most cosplay-related stuff on (very actively! I prefer forums to facebook), and this is my overall "business" account offshoot. I should mention too, I'm an Aspie, formally diagnosed in 2004. Thanks obsessive tendencies, you make cosplaying and running my own crafty business the perfect thing for me!

Also, I took nine years of French (Canadian school system), am actively studying German and I'm fascinated by languages in general. Feel free to comment in your native language! Just don't be offended if I have to respond back in English or I conjugate my verbs badly.

(My, since the website bar now has my storenvy in it.:P )
I have a facebook now for my crafting, but it's basically the same content as on here.… (it's a business page, not personal. I do NOT want a personal facebook page.)

I'm a geography nut, so I stuck this neat little "flag/country counter" in. Though it only goes up to 20 countries, and I'm definitely past that number, to my delight.
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 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.)
                 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)
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Dragons: Race to the edge
  • Playing: Skyrim (HOLY CRAP I'M HOOKED)
  • Eating: Nothing (well, not for long...)
  • Drinking: Water


Storenvy sale extended! Still have plenty left to move, and because the summer-long postal strike threat left a lot of people antsy about buying online, I'll keep the sale on for a while yet. 
I finally got around to editing my AN journal with my masquerade entry video! Only took three months... :P
Okay, I'm moved into the new apartment and set back up (and with internet) again. Hoping my new workshop setup works as well as my old one, and hopefully some new uploads will come again in the next week! August journal will be up on the 1st like usual.
Happy Canada Day! My monthly update journal goes up tomorrow.
Away til early next week visiting the parents. I'll still log in to check messages but I won't have anything to upload.
Bookwyrm bookmarks now available on my Storenvy! Likewise, if you want a custom colour, feel free to send me a PM and we can work out a price and shipping cost.
Away again for new-apartment things until Thursday afternoon, so my monthly update will be a day or two late.
It's Anime North! So no updates til Monday.
Updates resume Monday! At Ad-Astra this weekend. 
Updates resume Monday while I sell my nerdy wares at March Toronto ComicCon this weekend!


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the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for following my work :)
WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! I've actually liked your cosplays and seen you at cons for a while now, I just didn't find out your cosplay name until pretty recently!
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool. If you see me around just come and say hi. I'm usually at a the masquerade or running panels at Canadian events :)
WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Are you judging the Anime North masquerade this year? It'll be my first time competing in it but definitely not my first masquerade ever, I just never found it worth the extra time, or had won an award at a smaller one already, to bother with AN's til this year :P. I'm also totally lost on what division to enter in since I've never won at an ICG-level masquerade but I just moved up to artisan at the regional/small con level... lol, I might just have to go up to the registration desk in the costume and go "So uh, what do you suggest?" :P
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Compare yourself to your favorites. I'm glad you like my writing :)
WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Mostly I favorited it for the illustration, because it's so true, but yes, the writing is also very true. I'm a seamstress/crafter, not a visual artist, but I sure as hell get the same problem looking at others' work.
MonsterHatStudios Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave! <3
footlover2011 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
TwilightIsFriendship Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Weeee! Today's the day, everypony!
:icontwilightderpplz::iconsaysplz:Pinkie, do we have to teleport in like that every time?
:iconpinkiecuteplz::iconsaysplz:Of course, silly! Else it wouldn't be a proper birthday greeting!
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:Happy birthday!
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:And it wouldn't be a proper birthday if Ah didn't bring y'all an apple pie, baked by yours truly!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:Let us all give you our best wishes on this occasion and wish you a wonderful year!
:iconflutter-shyplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you will not run into any trouble this year and that everything will be as good as it can possibly be.
:icondashissuperhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget that you're awesome! And that we're all your friends! Keep on rockin'!
:icontwilightliciousplz::iconsaysplz:Always keep the magic of friendship within you. May it bring you as much joy as it brings us!
:iconadorablespikeplz::iconsaysplz:And don't ever feel like you're useless or unworthy! Only you have what it takes to live your life, so don't let anyone or anything else get you down!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And of course, don't forget to have fun while at it! And speaking of fun...
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:It's time to party!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
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