Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in Review

So 2014 is coming to a close, and it’s been an eventful year. I figured I’d do a little evaluation and share some musings so if nothing else I can look back at this next year and see how things have changed.

With regards to cosplay this year has been pretty busy and that’s entirely my own fault. I made 15 new costumes and revamped 4, biting off far more than I could chew! Regardless, I’m still quite happy with how they turned out. Here’s all of the costumes I made this year in a fancy collage;

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Looking at this I can barely even remember making some of these, and despite what you might think I actually took a few breaks from cosplay this year. January-April were actually quite relaxed, and I added a lot of costumes because “why not!”. But it’s been a fun (and tiring!) year.

A lot of costumes were really easy; Colette, Maya, Karol, James, Sakura and Anna were all made in less than a week each, and while they might not be as polished as I’d normally want, I’m still quite proud of how they turned out considering the time frame they were made in, especially considering most of them didn’t use patterns. Sometimes you just don’t need them anymore.. I’m pretty sure I can make circle skirts in my sleep, haha.

I have no idea what I’m writing, so I’m going to catergorise some thoughts to try and make it a bit easier to read. I just want to put my thoughts somewhere. Continue reading…

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Photoset: Reindeer Jude, Tales of Xillia

Slightly late but here, have a festive photoset!

This year I made Anna from Frozen, but didn’t have time for a proper shoot before Christmas (that’s what happens when you make a costume in 5 days, I suppose!). But last year I made Jude Mathis from Tales of Xillia in his Christmas costume, a Santa-themed Reindeer. I did a little photoset or him last year with tons of seasonal treats and cookies. Some of them are a little compilation of photos, happy and festive!

Photos by Frazzy

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Photoset: Jude Mathis, Tales of Xillia

Poor old blog, one day I’ll remember to update you regularly! You must feel so neglected.

But while I’ve not been blogging much, I’ve still been crafting! Here’s my most recent costume, Jude Mathis from Tales of Xillia. Alnwick Garden had winter illuminations this year, which were perfect to recreate Fennmont, one of the main cities in the game, so we went adventuring for some photos!

I want to do a better shoot with props and weapons soon, and at least some with my lovely Milla (Lex Cosplay), so this certainly won’t be the last of Jude!

Photos by Arphrial

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