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Taiyou Con 2015

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 22, 2015, 8:34 PM
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. :D

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.

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Koren musicals
  • Reading: Sewing Paterns
  • Watching: Frozen
  • Drinking: Water


Mary Ruth
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Hello! My name is Mary Ruth, but I prefer to be called Mary. Or Essie. Whichever you remember best. :D

This DA gallery is filled with my drawings, photography, sewing/costumes/cosplays, and any crafts I create. I read all the comments posted on here, even if I don't always reply to them. :)

So, please enjoy looking at my DA account! Thanks! :D


You can also find me and other artwork you might not find on DA on these on these other websites...
~ Website
~ Twitter
~ Tumblr

You can also buy my art and photography at the following websites...
~ Spoonflower Shop
~ Redbubble Shop
~ Society6 Shop

What You Can/Cannot Do with my Photographs

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-Use my photos for drawing reference. (Send me a link to your drawing so I can see it.)
-Use my photos for school projects. (As reference photos for jousts, buildings, ect.)
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-Enter a contest using my photos as a reference IF you ask me first. (Once again, send me a link to your work and please give me credit as the reference photographer)

You Cannot...
-Use my photos for photo manipulation.
-Enter a contest using my photos.
-Enter a contest using my photos as a reference WITHOUT crediting me.
-Claim you took the photos yourself.

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Thank you!


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IndianRain Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Photographer
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You're welcome!
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:blowkiss: Hello! I'm going through favorites I've missed in the past and thanking people, so bear with me for taking so long to give a personal reply.
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you SO much for your support by adding some of my pieces to your favorites last year. :giggle: A long time ago, I know! But I had to thank you sometime!

This is a formal invitation to come and see where my gallery has gone since then, since I believe I've vastly improved. :love: If you don't care for it no harm done and I won't bother you anymore. :D
EssieofWho Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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Thanks for adding my photo to your collection :-)
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You're welcome!
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