Some of my costume plans have changed so I think a new journal update is in order.
Originally my plan was to wear Dilandau from Escaflowne to Anime North, but that isn't going to happen for this year. I'll definitely have it in time for Anime North 2015 so I'm already looking forward to the convention next year. I might have the costume in time for the fall so if I happen to go to a con late in the year I can bring it then. I have nothing on my schedule so I'll probably hold off on wearing it until AN next year. I appreciate Ammie working on the costume for me so it'll be worth the wait.
Instead, I'm still thinking of ideas about what to wear for Anime North this year. I had said I was going to work on Princess Peach's Tennis dress and maybe bring it to AN, but I've decided that I will definitely add it to my costume schedule for the con. I was able to find fabric for the costume a few weeks ago thanks to help from my friend Amanda. I just ordered shoes for the costume a couple of days ago as well. I hope they arrive in time. They're the exact same plain shoes that I used for Bulma a couple of years ago. I'm thinking of painting the shoes and possibly sewing on details to match Peach's shoes. I've started modifying a pattern and doing a test version of the dress for Peach so we'll see if I can get it done soon. My hope is to finish the dress at least by the end of April.
I'm also thinking of ordering a pink tennis racket and seeing about modifying it a bit to match Peach's tennis racket in the game. If I mod a racket I can also use it as a prop for my Princess Peach ballgown. Speaking of the ballgown, I'm thinking that I might bring the gown again to wear for a while on Saturday of Anime North. I'll have to bring the wig with me for Tennis Peach so might as well re-use the wig for the con.
I might wear my new Princess Peach Tennis costume on Friday of the con. My hope is to get a table at the Nominioichi garage sale on Friday night. Tennis peach would be fairly comfortable to wear if I'm going to be on my feet and managing a table for the evening. Selling Anime goods on eBay and Storenvy has become a bit of a hassle lately as I've had to deal with some scammers that tried to take advantage of me. My hope is to clear out a lot of what I've posted for sale so I can hopefully quit selling later this year. That' my hope anyway! I'll post here if I actually manage to book a table later this month.
I'm considering bringing my Sailor Moon fuku to Anime North as well since I'll have the wig with me, anyway, when I debut the school uniform. I've never worn my Sailor Moon fuku at AN so it might be fun to bring. I'm still just thinking about that one. I have yet to receive my school uniform commission. I'm hoping the costume will ship in the next couple of weeks. I did buy and modify shoes so I'm ready to go once I get the outfit.
That's the current state of things for me. I'm debating about ordering another costume over the summer, but I'll think about that given that I'm not attending many cons and I'm not sure yet what the cost will be for the Dilandau commission. At the moment I'm just looking forward to nicer weather, which will hopefully energize me and motivate me to get working on costume stuff.