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8/18/2014
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Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I’m moving to LA for college today, so I won’t have any Valeera progress for a couple of weeks until my parents ship my costume down. Hopefully I’ll still be posting other things pretty regularly, but for now my cosplay is on hold while I start college.
Thanks guys!

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8/17/2014
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My daggers are getting scabbards that will strap against my back so I don’t have to carry them all the time (and I can play with the irl hearthstone cards I’m making. Still need a pouch for them though.)

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8/17/2014
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blueknightcosplay:

….only 11 days, 21 hours, 41 minutes to go until

Looks amazing. I can’t wait to see it completed!

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8/17/2014
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Mold-making and casting progress. For my first time making a two part mold it turned out ok I guess. A bunch of detail was lost when the silicone got stuck in the carved out detail work on the guard, which is unfortunate. At least it’s ok on the other side. Also, because I’m dumb, I didn’t pour through the highest point, so part of the guard is missing, but I can add that back on with apoxie sculpt I guess. The first couple of tries the mold leaked, so I had a lot of slush to clean up, but I realized I didn’t quite have the mold together properly, so hopefully I’ve fixed it for my latest cast.

I did a lot of dremeling to get the excess off (I don’t recommend it. Smells horrible and makes a lot of really bad for you dust).

Unfortunately, I didn’t anticipate quite how much light would get stopped by the pigment in the resin (neon green UV powder!), so even with an EXTREMELY bright 1 watt LED it barely lights up. :(

For my next cast I’m also adding a string of LEDs through the rest of the dagger to get it to light up uniformly (I hope).

The big problem is the fact that I’m moving to LA for college on monday and I’m running out of time extremely quickly, and resin can only cure so fast :/

digitanu:

glyndarling:

transsamwinchester:

transsamwinchester:

please watch this cat talking to her babies

if any of my posts deserved to get a lot of notes its this one

My cats swarmed me when I played this.

Happy Caturday~

(via elzaim)

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8/15/2014
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Bodysuit (-dangly resin bits and trail fabric bits) is done! I’m really happy with how this one turned out. I’m glad I abandoned my modify a corset plan.

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8/15/2014
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I love your Valeera cosplay! You would really be a strong contestant at the blizzcon costume contest.

Thanks :) It means a lot. Unfortunately, I was not among the first hundred people to sign up, so I am not in the contest. (It was a huge disappointment and I didn’t find out until a month after I signed up that I wouldn’t be in it.) I will be showing up wearing it anyways though, and I’m excited to wear her around!

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8/14/2014
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Finished installing the LEDs in my vambraces and greaves, my camera can’t really handle how bright they are, so they look white, but in reality they’re very neon green. Still have to finish my dagger casts and wire them and the shoulders.

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8/13/2014
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Hood and shoulders (and ears!) done. The hood is made of layers of craft foam and painted. Ears are paperclay and glued onto the hood. Still need to add the ponytail, but I think I might want a new wig first. (Thinking the Luthien from Arda + ponytail clip in pale blond).

My only problem with the hood is that the shuffling of the foam against my shoulders makes it very hard to hear anything, ah well.

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8/12/2014
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Hey, I was one of the judges at the GP. It was great to meet you and see your cosplay!

Thanks :) I really enjoy making people happy when I cosplay, it’s just a great experience. I don’t suppose you have any pictures, I haven’t really seen any. Thanks again.

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8/11/2014
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Minion 37’s/Ascended Minion 17’s fabulously wonderful trip to GP Portland, where I cosplayed Bloodbraid Elf, met Steve Argyle again, got an awesome alter, 60+ signatures, 2 mini playmat sketches, a huge Liliana print to go along with BBE and Jace’s ingenuity (not pictured), gave away mini-me (my BBE pop toy) to Steve, ate not nearly enough food/drank not nearly enough water, all in one day (plus or minus a 3 hour drive each way).

Other than the manymanymany cards I got signed (which required 6 trips through the line), I got a Liliana-> Bloodbraid Elf alter, Signatures on my BBE binder candy, “RK post as Steve Argyle” tokens, assorted sleeves, Bloodthrone Vampire abacus, Deadly Allure deckbox and divider, BBE skull, and Imagine FX magazine with “Hot Redhead Riding a Mecha-Dragon” on it, whose signature unfortunately transferred to my binder on the way home.

AND I watched my cute little BBE guard Steve’s tip jar the rest of the day. (I miss her, but she has an awesome new home with her 6 (soon to be 12) brothers and sisters ;) )

I can never get over how awesome Steve and Kat are, who both stayed an hour and a half longer than they were supposed to (in a very empty artist alley) and put off dinner to sign cards as long as there were people and to finish my alter.

<3

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8/9/2014
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Getting Bloodbraid all ready for tomorrow at GP Portland! 

See you guys (Steve!) there&#8230; ;)

Getting Bloodbraid all ready for tomorrow at GP Portland!

See you guys (Steve!) there… ;)

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8/8/2014
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8/7/2014
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Figured out how to attach my arms finally. Feeling awesome! I’m getting so close to finishing. 150ish hours on this costume so far.

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8/7/2014
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soulofnewphyrexia:

grazzlebrand:

funkorific:

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The next wave of Magic: The Gathering Funko Pop! figures are coming soon and are available for pre-order before the rush, from the best purveyors of vinyl collectibles down under, Popcultcha! With this new wave…

Elspethhhhh

They’re so cuttteeee.