Hi everyone! I was planning on making a post about this year's Taiyou Con and talk about how much fun I had, who I cosplayed as, give links to photos I took, and so on, but I ended up not going to the convention at all due to personal reasons. If you follow me on Tumblr, you probably already know what those personal problems are, but I don't feel like typing about them here on DA so you'll probably need to dig through all my posts for almost two weeks to find out what it is. Anyway, the point is I didn't go. I was sad and pouted for a few days, but I decided it wouldn't be good for me to pout about something I cannot control. Instead of going to Taiyou, I sewed. A lot. It didn't seem like a lot, but I was able to complete and fix costumes I needed to complete and fix for months (and sadly years). It was nice to focus on trying work on all my sewing projects and not worry about finishing everything in time for Taiyou.
I already took photos of some of the things I made, but others were not because I needed some more things to finish them (Zippers, bias tape, more thread ect.) so I couldn't photograph them. I'm not sure when or even if I'll get around to posting the photos but the were photographed/will be as soon as I finish them.
One of the main costumes I worked on that weekend was Clara Oswald's Robots of Sherwood dress from Doctor Who. I've been planning and getting ready to make it since June last year and began to work on it four-ish months ago. It is my super fancy costume for the 2015 Arizona Renaissance Festival. You can see work in progress photos of the dress on my Tumblr in this tag
. (I also reblogged some stuff from the episode so you'll see those in the same tag as the dress photos) I don't have any new photos of my dress right now because I ran out of stuff to finish the underskirt with. Once I get the stuff, I'll continue to work on the underskirt and possibly take photos of the dress completed.
When it comes to conventions this year, I'm not sure if I'll be attending any. Due to the before mentioned personal problems I'd rather not spend my money on a convention right now. Instead, I'd like to save my money for any future, unforeseen problems that might pop up. I have my eye on two conventions, one will be held in a few months while the other will be held in over six months, but right now it's way too early and I'm too concerned about other things to make plans. I am
looking forward to the Renaissance Festival. I really do need to do something "fun" and relaxing at least for a day. I really haven't had a break from my job in months so something as simple as a day of walking around the festival while eating a turkey leg dresses as Clara Oswald seems really nice right now. Taiyou Con was supposed to be my break, but that went with the breeze.
That's all I can think of to say for now. If I feel like talking about the "personal problems" I already mentioned here on DA, I'll do it in a few weeks. Everything would calm down and I'll be able to talk more freely about what happened than I am right now.