After Con

It’s already been a two weeks since Dragon Con! (Ridiculous) I’ve been taking a break to recuperate from the con. I didn’t contract Con Crud but I was exhausted and somewhat hurt (my feet). I feel like if I could take a whole month off I might be ready to get down to business but unfortunately I don’t have the luxury (I also need to work. ><)

I haven’t done anything crafty but I wanted to update with pictures from the Con at least!

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Princess Luna and Princess Celestia

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Elayne Trakand and Nynaeve Al’ Meara

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The Doctor

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Elayne Trakand, Green Aes Sedai sister, Nynaeve Al’ Meara

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Asha’man, Elayne Trakand, Nynaeve Al’Meara

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Hagrid and Princess Celestia

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Aragorn, Gimli, Elayne Trakand, Legolas

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The Evil Queen, Ursula, Maleficent, Cinderella

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Snow White, Cinderella

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Dolores Umbridge

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Fix-it Felix, Cinderella, Vanellope

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Wolverine, Elayne Trakand

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Voldemort, Princess Celestia

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Isabelle Lightwood

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Luna Lovegood at the Slytherin table

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Evanna Lynch and Scarlett Byrne panel

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Lily Potter, James Potter, Harry Potter

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Harry Potter

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Ginny Weasley

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Luna Lovegood

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Arthur Weasley

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Bellatrix, Lord Voldemort, Death Eaters

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Madame Pomfrey, Oliver Wood, McGonagall

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Beauxbaton

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Trelawney, Boggart Snape

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McGonagall, Mad-Eye Moody

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Prince Adam and Belle

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Ginny Weasley

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Milo Thatch

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Giselle

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Maleficent

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Tiana, Doctor Facilier

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Elemental Elsas

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Maleficent

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Snow White and the Evil Queen

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Snow White and Captain Hook

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Emma Swan and Captain Hook

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Matrim Cauthon

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Raistlin Majere and Crysania Tarinius

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The Fellowship

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Men in Tights

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R2D2

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Sailor Moon

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Doctor Who and TARDIS

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Raistlin Majere

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Poison Ivy

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Atreyu

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Rita Repulsa

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Princess Buttercup

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Sarah and Jareth

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Codex

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The Silence

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John Watson

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Dragon Con Updates

I’ve been busy, absurdly so. I have just finished sewing my Nynaeve Dress yesterday and I am happy with the way it turned out.

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I made a rose crown for my friend’s costume. I picked up a bouquet of small roses on sale at Joann’s Fabrics for $1.50. I had the wire already and it was a pretty bronze color but clashed when I spray painted the roses gold. I had to get some gold spray paint from Walmart (I’m not a huge fan of gold so I didn’t have any lying around). I did buy a short can so it was only a couple dollars. I also had a tube of E6000 that I have used for other projects.

I braided the wire loosely and looped it at the ends to connect. It was a little difficult without having the other ends attached to anything. After I got the crown the right length I trimmed it up and looped the ends. I popped the rose blossoms off the stems and stuck them in the available loops created by the braid. The blossoms were carefully glued to the wire with E6000 and set to dry for a day. After that, sprayed with a couple coats of gold paint.

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I also put together a bag for my Nynaeve costume, because I just had to. This bag was just something I threw together. The fabric like a vinyl that looks similar to leather. I bought it as a remnant at Joann’s fabrics (at half-off the marked price no less!) I figured if it didn’t turn out since I didn’t use a pattern then it wasn’t a big loss. It’s not bad but I can see room for improvement. It will probably work for what I need it for. I’ll bring an extra bag just in case.

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I have most of my Luna accessories done but the dress is still in the works, with four days (?) to go? :/
My wrist cuffs. All I need to do is trim them and attach something so they close (probably hook and eyes).

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I have a crap-ton of chiffon to hem before I can really see anything to the dress but I do have stuff pinned to show how I want it to look. Most of the Chiffon will be on the skirt. I will have a little on the shoulders for sleeves.

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I haven’t gotten a picture of my styled wig, crown and horn yet but I will take one an upload it later.

Since I’m behind schedule I don’t think I’ll attempt to do the Belle costume, even though I’d like to. It took much longer to hem the Nynaeve than I thought it would just because it was so hard to get it exactly the right length. It also took longer because McGee kept meowing at the Craft-room door because he wanted love. (They can’t come in because of all the things they could eat, like thread). So I had to take lots of breaks to appease him, and Kiki.

I think two costumes will be enough for me though. I can wear fandom shirts for the rest of the time that I’ll be there and I have plenty of those. The only question is which ones to bring/wear?

Picture of said needy cat. 🙂 It’s hard to be mad at him for long because he’s just so sweet. :3

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