At last, I have completed pretty much all the main accessories for my Rosalina cosplay. The wand is done, and so are the earrings, plus the Luma plushie. And not long ago, I just finished the crown. Now that project was a bit of a mess. The crown itself wasn’t so bad. The first thing I did was cut out some foam. I then noticed that Rosalina’s crown had a four-pointed star shape on each of the points of the crown. I planned on painting this black, but first, I wanted some texture. So I drew the shapes onto the foam with pencil, then I used the end of a pen to create a deep indent. (I used a pen because I had nothing thin enough that wouldn’t simply slice right through the foam. I thought an actual knife would be a bad idea, you know.) Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Crown
I have still been putting off making Rosalina’s actual dress for my third cosplay, as I prefer the smaller commitment and challenge offered by her accessories. With the wand and earrings done, I turned next to her crown and the Luma plushie I wanted to carry around. The crown will have to wait until a latter post, however, as I have run into some rather troubling trouble when it comes to making the round gems, as I apparently used the wrong materials for mold-making. Which I’ll get to in more detail in a post covering said topic. Nevertheless, as I experimented with various types of molds, I have not been idle. No, I have, in fact, been working on my first ever plushie. Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: Luma Plushie
How do, everyone? Not too long ago, I went down to my local fabric store and bought the main supplies I would need for my third cosplay, Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy. I wanted to make a fancier version of her dress, so I bought lace to go around the end of her sleeves and a fancier material for the white skirt beneath her dress, with sequins I hope will shine like the stars she watches over. It really is quite lovely and should really add to the costume. I also bought the material and stuffing needed to make a Luma plushie, silver paint, and some clay, which I heard works well as molds for resin. This costume will require about five round jewels, and I decided clay would be easier to work with than making round molds from tag board. Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Wand
Good day, dear readers. It is finally time I gave you an update on my progress for this year’s masquerade. I’ve been quite busy with all manner of tedious and frustrating things, but it’ll all be worth it. I know it. So, on to all the nifty things I’ve done since the last update: Continue reading Ghirahim Cosplay Update Status: Bothersome
I just realized that I haven’t written about my costume progress lately, and oh, boy, the progress I have made. Which is…not that much. My first task of all was buying various supplies off of Amazon, which I may or may not have written about (I’m too lazy to check). Well, in case I did, I’ll summarize my experience with that for you.
Most wigs suck. Continue reading Diamonds Are Not a Duck’s Best Friend
I had a really bizarre dream the night of 8/4/14. I was at a comicon, but I remember the building was kind of dark and creepy. I was dressed as Kefka, and I was having more success with the wig than I am in real life. (The stupid thing just won’t stay on!) I remember a short part of the dream where I was with a friend I used to know, and she was looking for a bakery in the area, and I told her that the closest things to bakeries in a relatively simple drive were Starbucks and Barnes and Noble. Which is true. And then I was with my mom, and I wanted to get a soda, but we had to get to the prejudging.
The prejudging was really strange. I remember walking into this crowded room (I don’t know why there was an audience for this), and they were all seated facing this aisle we were walking down. All the people who wanted to enter the masquerade then lined up in a row, and there was this roulette type thing on this long screen in front of us, and it would pick someone who would be eliminated, and we were upset and hoping this was at least based on the quality of our costumes and not random, and I worried I wouldn’t make it to the masquerade. After the first guy was picked to leave, this cartoon played that involved him on this island, and he was really strong and could lift heavy stuff, and I wondered how in the world they created an entire cartoon on such short notice. Continue reading The Time the Duck Went to a Really Boring Comicon
Well, the comicon and the masquerade are now over, and I had a really wonderful time. It was actually one of the best days of my life, and the post for it is over on United We Game, if you want to check out the full article, including videos of some of my favorite performances. But, seeing as I began writing about this whole affair on this blog, I thought it would be most fitting to include extra photos here, including extra pictures of my costume. So don’t worry, I’m not going to leave you guys out. To be honest, though, I was so busy that day that, for the most part, I didn’t take many pictures of other people’s costumes, even though I planned to, but I do still have some things to share with you all that I thought were cool. (The stuff on my own costume will be towards the end of the post, including a video of my performance that someone in the audience recorded and put on Youtube. How awesome! Thank you, person!) Continue reading The Duck’s Mini Comicon Tour 2014