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Things are going well on the costuming. I am officially done with all the sewing and reworking I needed to do and have moved on to painting on "embroidery." Last night I went to bed at around 6 am because I spent the entire night painting five bazillion teeny tiny flowers onto the skirt for my Fluffy Willow costume. I was annoying by this. See, my 12" Sideshow doll of this costume turns out to not be so accurate. They have just but a bunch of little dots on the skirt. I went to look at the episode so I could get a better look at the patches on the sweater and discovered that they were in fact tiny stylized daisies of multiple sizes. *sigh* I want to count them to see how many I painted, but I don't know how to do that without losing track. Or feeling like a loser, lol.
All I know is it made me take a break today from the painting so I'm putting off stenciling the stuff for my Penny costumes until at least tomorrow.
Currently I am really pumped because today we found the stuff I need to make the top for my vamp Willow costume. I love thrifting. I found this gigantic real black leather skirt today for $3.25. It's floor length and made for a rather large woman, which means I have enough to do everything I need. I also found a pleather jacket for cheap, so I think I'm actually going to use that as the base to be modified and use as little from the skirt as possible (cause hey, you never know when you're gonna want a giant swathe of black leather for something). This does mean I'm going to have to essentially make that shirt from scratch, which is going to be tough. I don't have a lot of experience sewing leather, but I've self-taught everything else as I went, so hopefully this will just mean one more thing I feel comfortable doing later.
No plans really for the 4th tomorrow. We were gonna try to get together with some friends we haven't seen forever, but they're out of town. Also, we are lazy and try to avoid going outside in July down here, lol. Right now the plan seems to be to sit around the apartment playing video games, watching movies, working on costumes (ie: a normal Sat.) but to later cook some sausages on the George Foreman grill (oh soon, ina  few months, I will have a real grill once we have a house! Yay for real grillables next weekend!)

And now to keep track of my progress and to help keep me organized, my costume list update:

Finished:

  • BHPS Pink Willow outfit
  • Dr. H. Penny Freeze Ray outfit
  • Dr. H. Penny My Eyes outfit
  • Dr. H. Penny Penny's Song outfit
Not finished
  • BHPS Purple Willow outfit- fix skirt
  • Dr. H Penny Caring Hands outfit- rip up keans, stencil jacket
  • Dr. H. Penny Everyone's a Hero outfit- stencil jacket
  • Fluffy Willow- Attach patches and daisy border, buy white tights
  • Vamp Willow- Sew shirt, buy fabric for sleeves and ruffles and sew them on
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