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Jessica Brommit
Artist | Student | Artisan Crafts
Canada
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 both finished and in-progress. My other handle is ShinobiXikyu, though I never log in that dA account anymore, and same name with my Cosplay.com that I post most of my cosplay-related stuff on too (very actively! I prefer forums to facebook. If you want to see my daily musings, crafting help and opinions, check there). 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 cosplay.com, since the website bar now has my storenvy in it.:P www.cosplay.com/member/113158/ )
I have a facebook too for my crafting and announcing my Artist tables at upcoming conventions, but it's basically the same content as on here. www.facebook.com/Whimsical-Squ…

I'm also 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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 Well, November is finally over (it has NOT been a good month....), and here's December, the somewhat better winter month which includes my birthday, Xmas, and my most profitable con of the year!
 November after FCCC stayed pretty uneventful, aside from the Santa Claus parade (and winter struck with a vengeance that day. Not the smartest thing I have ever done to walk a parade in a pantsless costume, all while with a bad cold).
 I'm plenty busy this month as well as the previous; on top of AA restock, personal costumes, a commission and some last Xmas things to make, I also have the Fan Days Holiday Show on the 10th (inconveniently, also my birthday. Sigh). I'm also waiting for news if I got into Frostcon's Artist Alley (since the announcing is supposed to be this week, I'll edit my journal with the results when it comes up), and I found out Genrecon is off hiatus and with new management this February, so as the convention is still pretty darn cheap to attend as a local and I was sorely missing Guelph cons this year, since ALL of the ones I used to attend were no longer there, I'll be applying for that one as well. It'll be an insane time crunch between the two if I get into both as they're a scant two weeks apart, but I'm sure I can power through that scenario. And, still no vendor info released for Ad-Astra yet. If I don't see it by January, time to send an actual inquiry.

 As for what I'm attending this month? Fan Days Holiday Show, event here- www.facebook.com/events/958469…
 I'll be wearing my casual Commander Shepard, and as it's both Xmas season and my birthday, I'll be giving away your choice of these little mochi cuties to any purchase of $30 or more!  My rainbow of plush mochi keychains! by WhimsicalSquidCo
 My full sell list will be up the monday before the con. 

 'Fraid there's really not much else to say, I've been too uneventfully busy this past month. Also, a few new product photos will come soon, the new things should be done by this weekend!

 And the last con and cosplay list in this form until January:

December: Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show (It USED to be called DTAC....), December 10 :( (Sad) (AA. And I guess this year, my birthday is December 11 for all effective purposes...)


And, my cosplay plans for the year;
Made and debuted 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 worn again at the Guelph Santa Claus parade.
-Tali'Zorah, Mass Effect 2 suit. Debuted and competed with (and won!) at Anime North.
-Skyrim Dark Brotherhood Shrouded Robes, debuted for an autumn photoshoot and publicly at Forest City Comicon.
-Anastasia court dress, planned for CostumeCon 35 next April.
-Heather from Dragons: Race to the Edge, planned for either CostumeCon35, or Anime North in May if not done in time.

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: Pizza
  • Drinking: Lemonade

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 Lo and behold, I scored plain black minky fleece at my local fabric shop! Watch for new and improved Toothless cubes coming soon! And for the time being, my regular fleece Toothlesses will remain out of stock as said fabric shop is all out.
At Forest City Comicon all weekend! Review/updates resume Monday. Uuugh, 6 am wakeup...
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.

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katagro Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
One Diglett, please! / charity action by katagro
Hi! Glomp! 
Thank you with all 
my heart for fave!! Hug
I wish ya a nice day!! Hug
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Likewise! Also, I meant to comment, what's the diglett in the cake made of? He's just so adorable and delicious-looking!
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katagro Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you :heart: Yes! In comments 
I featured how I made it! :heart:
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BisectedBrioche Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+fav:!

And a late Happy Halloween! ;p
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the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for following my work :)
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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!
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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 :)
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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 :)
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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.
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