Just a quick update on the year. I decided to pre-reg for Atomic Lollipop, which is a summer convention that's held here in Toronto. This year the venue for it is the Ontario Science Centre, which is a pretty cool location in its own right and I live close by to it. The con will have access to the event space in the centre along with access to the exhibits after hours so that should be interesting. I haven't been to the Science Centre in a few years so I'm looking forward to it. I've heard good things about Atomic Lollipop so I hope the con will be a fun experience.
I actually would like to make a costume for the con that I might wear to Anime North if I can fit it into my costume schedule. It would be an alternate outfit for Princess Peach. I'm hoping to make her sports dress that she wears in Mario Tennis and also in the golf games. It's a fairly simple short sporty version of her fancy ballgown dress. I mostly want to make it to get more use out of my Peach wig and my crown, earrings and brooch. I would just need to buy shoes and make the dress. I already bought a pattern for it and I was hoping to start working on the costume last weekend, but I went to the fabric district downtown with my friend Pan and we had zero luck finding jersey knit fabrics in the right shades of pink for the dress. ~_~ The costume is on hold until I actually find fabric. I'll try my local Fabricland next and I'll cross my fingers that I'll have some success there. I feel quite motivated to work on it so I'm hoping that motivation will carry forward!
As for my other costume plans for the year, I did end up commissioning Usagi's middle school uniform from Sailor Moon. I really would like to wear the costume, but I have zero interest in making it myself and I'm cool with that. My friend Pan is commissioning Rei's uniform at the same time so I'm pretty excited for us to Cosplay together. We'll be wearing the outfits at Anime North. I just have to send my measurements to the commissioner so she can get started on the costume soon. This gives me an excuse to re-wear my Sailor Moon wig and get more use out of it and it should be a really comfy costume.
I think Dilandau from Escaflowne is still a bit up in the air for Anime North. I'm ok with waiting on the costume if friend Ammie doesn't have time to complete the commission. It'll be worth the wait. My friend Bonnie has volunteered to Cosplay Van with Pan (who will be Meryl) and me so we're starting to get a little group together. Hopefully we can rope in a few more people and cover the main cast. (^^)
However things turn out, 2014 should be a kind of low key, but fun year for me Cosplay wise. I'll post here again if I'm actually able to get working on Princess Peach or if anything else comes up.