I can't believe I haven't updated my journal since last year. After D*C and trying to cram a costume in before Halloween, I got a little burnt out. As it is, at the beginning of the year, updates are a little slow as all my new costumes are in the build phase.
But, I always post a list at the beinning of each year discussing what I would like to make in the coming year, then look back at what I actually ended up accomplishing. Here's what I said I'd do last year:
And here's what I accomplished costume-wise
And one new Jedi costume I don't have nice enough pictures to put on dA. So 1.5 of what was on my list, but I finished the same number of costumes that I had on there! That makes me kind of proud, I usually only finish 1 or 2 the whole year.
Here's my list for 2013:
The White Witch Jadis from Narnia (Top, 1st) I started for last year, but determined it was too big a project to finish in time. As I only got around halfway done with the chainmail skirt and I have a ton of props to do with this, unless it was my only project for the year, I can't finish it in time this year either, so it's my Long Term project that I'm going to get myself spend as much time as I need. I would like to get the chainmail done this year and just concentrate on props next year.
Moaning Myrtle, (Top, 2nd) a ghost from Harry Potter was going to be for the last Halloween but I couldn't finish it. I am trying to finish this for a small con in February, and to wear to D*C.
Snow White (Top, 3rd) from the show Once Upon A Time. I fell in love with the outfit and I came across the actual coat fabric, so I just have to do it. For D*C.
Padme (Top, 4th) from Star Wars: Episode II. This one I've been wanting to do for 10 years and finally have the skills to do it. I had planned on making it for D*C, and then the opportunity came up for the 3D re-release of the movie later in September, so I'm determined to do it!
Katniss (Bottom, 1st) from Hunger Games. I found the special eyelashes they used for this costume from the end of the movie, and it looks pretty simple to make, so if I can fit it in my schedule I want to try to make it for D*C.
Early in the year I have a potential opportunity to wear Hunger Games arena outfits, so I am trying to do both Katniss and Clove for this event, not necessarily D*C. (Bottom, 2nd and 3rd)
And lastly, Motee from Star Wars: Episode III. The 3D rerelease of this one is a few weeks after Episode II, so right after D*C I want to try and make this one. It's pretty simple, I've loved it since I saw it at the exhibit, and doing a pregnant Padme costume would just be weird to me.
Ambitious, but I hope I can make a nice dent in that list, we'll see how it goes! Myrtle just needs a robe and a tie at this point so that one should be up within the month!
Oh, and the journal skin? Little sneak peek at my plans for 2014