After making Chica’s cupcake for mom’s future Chica cosplay, I only had one final thing to create for her costume, as the rest is going to be store bought (I have my hands full making Foxy this year, you see). The last thing I needed to make was Chica’s bib. Even though her cosplay is going to be based more on Toy Chica, whose bib says “Let’s party”, this one is going to say “Let’s eat” like the original Chica. Because “Let’s eat” sounds far more threatening. What, or who, do you plan on eating, Chica?…
I could buy a “Let’s eat” shirt on Amazon and make some adjustments, but the shirts are rather expensive, so I decided to just make the entire thing from scratch. I bought some fabric paint and located the correct fabric with which to make the bib from. The only white fabric I have that isn’t shiny or spandex is this thin white fabric I used for Vanille’s skirt. Since it’s so thin, the bib will need to be two layers, which is all well and good. But first, I needed a pattern. View full article »
For quite some time, I’ve been pretty excited about making Foxy’s hook. I’ve never gotten to wear a pirate hook before, and, well, pirate garb is cool. (I look forward to adding an eye patch in the future, too. Foxy is pretty much a combination of too many cool things. Foxes, pirates, robots. He’s just awesome like that.) At the same time, I was also unsure how I was going to make it. A hook’s not exactly a very simple shape, now is it? (Answer: No, it is not.) View full article »
I had a rather spooky dream the night of 8/29/16 that was probably inspired by the FNAF/FNAF spin-off games I watch from time to time on Youtube and…Windows Movie Maker. Because putting a lot of effort into a video, only to find out it’s been messed up, is a waking nightmare. Not really. But it’s not a fun thing to happen to people. I’ll admit that sharing my dreams online is probably a bit strange, but I always found dreams interesting and hope that others might, too. And I just enjoy keeping a journal of my particularly memorable dreams, so why not here?
I should probably start off with the less interesting dream first and get that out of the way. I dreamt that a new gaming series I recently finished recording, which shall remain secret until the day I begin publishing it sometime in November of this year, got messed up on Movie Maker. Yeah. I uploaded one of the final videos onto Movie Maker, and a decent amount of minutes in, everything turns green and distorted. I was horrified and contemplating whether or not this part of the game would need to be recorded again or if I simply needed to upload the video back onto Movie Maker. Again, if you are a Youtuber, then you will understand my pain. View full article »
Foxy’s costume has been quite a pain, but I’ve finally gotten another set of pieces done, the four pieces that comprise his arms. Foxy’s arms are made out of four tubes of inch-thick upholstery foam (the foam for the lower arms are tighter on one side to better fit my wrists). The ends were held together with my weird spray glue, which was rather difficult to hold together, but after a few attempts, I finally got it to work. These tubes were carefully measured to be snug on my arms, but not too tight, so that they will remain in place on my arms and not slide around. The lower arms worked out fine, but the upper arms were too loose, so I had to cut them smaller and glue them again. Yay, I sure love having to redo things…am I being sarcastic enough?… View full article »
Hey there, everyone! Today’s been a pretty busy year, with two costumes and all, but now both my costumes are complete and both of this year’s comicons are over and done with. If you want to read about my experience in more detail, please visit United We Game for the more detailed post on the subject. As usual, this here blog gets a special treat, my photo tour. This is the larger of the two comicons I get to attend, which means more cool things to see and awesome costumes to admire. Let’s get started! View full article »
Maybe I’m the only one here who feels this way. Maybe what I’m about to say is completely out there, and my sanity should be seriously questioned. But I’ve been thinking long and hard about something lately, and I have come to the conclusion that Animal Crossing might just possibly be one of the cruelest series ever made.
Okay, I hear you all out there, looking at each other in confusion. Yes, I can hear the noise made by mere glances. Ducks have good hearing, doncha know. And I also hear you saying, but Duck, Animal Crossing is the nicest game known to mankind. All you do is relax and have fun. And befriend cute animals. And decorate your house with all manner of wonderful things. And I agree, on the surface, Animal Crossing looks nice. There are no battles to be fought. No violence. Nothing objectionable of any kind. View full article »
As the years pass us by, memories age and fade like old photographs. Details fall away, leaving just a small snippet here and an unclear image there to mark our progress through life. While it seems we remember less and less of our past the more years we have to look back over, there are certain memories that never go away. They are like snapshots that remain as clear as the day they happened, like anchors tying us to the past.
I spent the beginning of my life in a tiny town that shall remain nameless, and had I mentioned it, there is a good chance you wouldn’t have heard of it anyway. There was little to do there, but I did remember a few little businesses we would visit from time to time. There was a bakery where my mom would buy me a donut sometimes, and I remember always wondering what the bags of bread crumbs on the counter were for (I couldn’t imagine paying money for the leftover scraps of bread you typically throw away). There were some restaurants, such as one place that always had sugar on every table in the same way that most restaurants have salt and pepper, except this sugar came in all kinds of colors. I also remember a rather tasty Chinese restaurant that had the most beautiful screens by the entrance, adorned with elaborate birds decorated with real feathers. There was also this little store that sold some rather interesting items, like empty eggshells with cute decorations inside. We still own one that contains a little hummingbird. They also sold a phone that looked like a duck, which I liked at the time, but which seems rather silly now. (Ironic, considering I am the Duck of Indeed, after all.) View full article »
I’ve been hard at work on my Foxy cosplay, and after starting the arms, I decided to take a short break and make Foxy’s hand so I can ensure the proportions between the hand and arms is correct. After creating his hand and enduring all the trials and toil described below, I became very grateful for the fact that Foxy only has one hand to begin with. What a relief…
Okay, so his hand wasn’t really so difficult as it was tedious and frustrating, mainly when it came to the finishing touches. A Youtube video tutorial showed me that wearing a silver glove was a great starting point for an animatronic hand, so I bought a pair of shiny, silver wrist-length gloves from Amazon, which were surprisingly easy to find (there is apparently an actual demand for these). I then decided to make each segment of his fingers out of craft foam. View full article »
I am slowly making my way through the 30 days of video game topics I started…probably a few years ago, and today we have finally reached…number 12. I’m not even halfway done yet! Yikes! Well, this topic involves a game everyone should play, and I had to put careful consideration into which one I would pick. Not only do I have a lot of great games that I would definitely recommend to others, but I wanted to make sure my choice wouldn’t also be used in other 30-day topics in the future. After careful consideration, I ended up going with a game that is very special to me, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. View full article »
I’ve been thinking, after all these years of blogging, that maybe it was time to share something a bit more personal about myself. Let me tell you a bit about where I live…in Animal Crossing. From time to time, my mom and I enjoy playing Animal Crossing: City Folk, where we have, over the course of several years, amassed and spent millions of Bells. If you’re not familiar with Animal Crossing, this is a game where you, a human, live in a village of talking animals, earn money (usually by fishing, catching bugs, or receiving various strange gifts from the villagers as rewards for doing errands for them). You basically spend the game earning money and eventually upgrading your house to three levels, which you can decorate to your heart’s content.
Recently, we accumulated so much stuff, however, that we each had to make use of the third and fourth houses respectively to store all of these possessions. I know, that’s all quite silly, isn’t it? But we got two new houses to decorate out of the deal, and two new characters, as well. In the end, our Crossing houses turned out so delightful (and were filled with so many rare or expensive items from our years of playing) that it seemed like it was time to share them with you all. Now, this console is not connected to my capture card, so I was not able to take any screenshots, but I did take some decent quality photos, so here we go. View full article »