Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Years Costume Resolutions

Hope everyone have a happy Chriskwanzukah Festivus holiday ;) I got some new costuming books and enough $$ to do a bulk chainmail order- yay! Because I'm blowing through these rings pretty fast. I already have the start of the front panel attached.

Anyway, this'll be my first time doing this here, every year I post an overly-ambitious costume resolution on what I plan to do in the coming year, and look back on what I did (or usually did not) accomplish from the previous years resolution. This is what I said I was going to do last year:

And here's what I actually did:

Sooo, one out of 5 plus added one... The Padme had a lot of layers... though it should be mentioned I did this corset for my steampunk but it had fit issues. well, anyway, on to next year... and technically I start constructing costumes for next year right after Dragon*Con in September, so I have a head start.

White Witch of Narnia- The Big One of the year, already have a good start on it. Only time will tell how fast I can chainmail that giant skirt.
Hobbit- I don't even technically need this until Dec 2012, though it'd be nice to wear to D*C. Probably half done with this, I might make a go at making feet but odds are I'll just go barefoot.
Edwardian Corset- From last post, doing the sew-along so I can fit one proper.

Alice Ribbon Dress- You see this got bumped from last year. It won't take long to make, but I'll only do it if I can squeeze it in my schedule before D*C
Padme Meadow Gown- This one is actually for next years list but I may start it right after D*C in September
Regency Corset- I've been wanting this one for a long time and the first one I made doesn't fit right. I want a Regency for next years list, but I may start fiddling with the corsettry if I run out of non-handwork and have nothing else to do.

So, those are my plans. At least this year I have a good chance of getting half my definites done in the next couple months, and that'll be an improvement over last year!


  1. these new resolutions like a chore but i know u can complete them. oh always check out for costume help amongest others. can't wait to see your progress. good LUCK!!! :)

  2. Thanks :) I usually stick to the various costume forums for advice. I wish they had a site set up like but without the word 'cosplay' in it

  3. Sounds like you have a good doable list. I always bite off more than I can chew, and then I get sidetracked. Padme's meadow dress would look good. Hope to see it one day!

  4. I hope I finish it one day! Do you have a list for the year yet?

  5. totally agree with changing the cosplay name. didn't mean to offend u!!!! so sorry if i did. thanks 4 the advice on fiber etch. :)

  6. No worries! Actually I was worried about offending you! I'm kind of outspoken on the whole calling costumers 'cosplayers' now and I've had a few of them get miffed with me ;)

  7. Hiya, love your blog & the new template makes it loads easier to read, re hobbit feet have you thought about paper macheing & painting some trainers? We went to a Lordathon with lots of outside bits so that's how we got round it. Good luck with all your other resolutions...

  8. Thanks! Glad the new template works :)

    Actually I'm going to go the moulding and casting with latex or silicone if I can. It's a skill I've been wanting to learn for a long time, I don't know if I'll be able to mould them realistically though. It'll just take practice :)

  9. I'm working on an Edwardian costume for this summer so I will be watching your progress with the corset with interest! Love your site, BTW. Lots of great info .. thanks!!