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Just wanted to make a quick update to let everyone know that I'm going through a bit of a hiatus from Cosplay. Not that I'm not going to be working on stuff, but I won't have photos of new costumes or con experiences to share until sometime next year (most likely sometime in May or June). I'll pop in here every once in a while with a journal entry about costume progress and what not.

In the meantime I do have some projects on the go. I'm still working on my pink Inkling Kid costume. My friend Sierra finished the tentacles and I bought a magnum wig from Arda during their recent sale so I have the key parts of the costume. I have the shirt and shorts so I just need to add the detailing, make the mask and sew the tentacles to the wig.

My Madoka school uniform costume is still hanging in the background as well. Haven't sewed it, but that costume will be happening for Anime North next year. I also would like to re-wear Dilandau and get photos of it and finally wear my Super Sailor Chibi Moon costume that was a gift from Ammie. I should have a lot of new stuff to share next year. (^^)

In not so good news, I had what should have been my final driving test today so I could be fully licensed and I was super excited to get it over with, but the horn on my brother's car that I was using wasn't working so I was disqualified. Lost half the deposit for my test and I won't be able to give the test another shot until November 27th. I'm extremely disappointed. Kind of lost some of my motivation to be excited for Halloween and to work on my Splatoon costume. I was going to get the wig together and make the mask so I could wear the key parts of the Splatoon costume for Halloween, but I'm really depressed by how things turned out. I've been stressing about that test for 2 months and now I have to go through another month of stress and practice and this time I have to worry about the potential for snow or ice. Hopefully I can get the test bumped up to a sooner date, but I'll just be happy if my brother can get his horn fixed.

So with the way things are I'm kind of looking forward to turning my brain off anything stressful, but once I get over the shock of what just happened, hopefully I'll get my motivation back. With the cold weather approaching I probably won't be doing any photoshoots for the next several months so that's another reason for the hiatus. I do appreciate the favourites and comments that I've received here. DA is my main site for sharing my Cosplay work and I always appreciate the feedback that I receive.
Bulma and a Dragon Ball by straywind
Bulma and a Dragon Ball
I've only shared one photo from the shoot that I did around the Science Centre during Atomic Lollipop of my Dragon Ball Super Bulma costume so here's another. (^^) The backdrop is a big freight elevator. I wish I had more fun costumes like this in the works. I'm really happy with how it turned out. (^^)

Photo Credit - Elemental  
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Hotaru Tomoe (Casual) Sailor Moon Super by straywind
Hotaru Tomoe (Casual) Sailor Moon Super
Here's another photo from Atomic Lollipop this year. This time it's of my Casual Hotaru Tomoe costume. This costume was a gift from my lovely friend Ammie. She made me the dress and shawl. It's a super cute outfit and really comfy! I wanted to get some more photos of the costume so I'm glad that I got a chance to wear it to APOP and work with Elemental for this shoot. Areas of the Science Centre made for an interesting background. We found some darker and moodier locations for pictures.

Costume by: :iconammiechan:

Photo Credit - Elemental
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Bulma - Dragon Ball Super by straywind
Bulma - Dragon Ball Super
Amanda posted her photo previews from Atomic Lollipop and I'm really digging this photo of my Battle of the Gods/Dragon Ball Super Bulma costume! I'm really happy to have some more photos of this costume! It's really fun to portray Bulma. I'm really enjoying watching Dragon Ball Super so far.

I'm really proud of this costume. I feel like I matched the colours really well and I did a good job achieving the look of the character with how the dress and scarf turned out. I really appreciate Pan's help with trimming my wig. I definitely enjoyed going to the Science Centre as a character who revels in science and technology. Really looking forward to seeing more photos from this shoot, but this is totally a highlight photo for me. I think it shows off the costume nicely and the environment at the Science Centre. This was taken out on the veranda. It was a really neat spot. 

Photo Credit - Elemental  
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Atomoc Lollipop is over for another year. This was my second time going and I had a fun time. It wasn't quite as exciting as last year as the wow factor of the con being held at the Science Centre has kind of worn off, but there was still plenty to see and do. I was able to do shoots of both my casual Hotaru and my Bulma costumes with Elemental and I'm really excited to see how those turned out. We tried to incorporate a couple of science exhibits for Bulma photos so I think they'll look really cool.

I did get a chance to try making some crafts. I starting making a plush Luna-P on Friday evening. Didn't get a chance to finish it, though. Should be quite cute when it's done. I missed out on most of the other crafts, but my friend Pan was able to help me make up a kit so I could make my own plush poptart at home so I'm going to continue working on that for fun. Seemed to be a lot of really neat projects on the go this year. I checked out a lot of the Science Centre exhibits in detail and I even took a couple of walks in the outdoor areas. The Science Centre is quite gorgeous and a very unique con setting. It was quite surreal to watch the big nerf fight in the Weston Family Innovation Centre!

I was able to catch a glimpse of the Elijah Wood DJ set on Saturday evening. It was super crowded so it literally was just a glimpse, but it was cool to see him nonetheless. Still such an unexpected guest. I missed the Prozzak concert, but I heard the con hit capacity during the event and it was super popular. I remember that band being quite popular when I was in my early teens. The years really fly by! Finally, I happily paid to watch the Humpback Whales IMAX film. Whales in general (but humpback whales especially) are my favourite animals so it was a very exciting and moving experience to see a movie about them. The IMAX dome at the Science Centre is a really amazing theatre. It's so immersive so I definitely recommend seeing movies there!

I was able to get another 2 commissioned chibi art pieces of myself in my costumes for the weekend from a lovely artist including one with me and Pan (as Hotaru and female Magneto). The artist who offers to draw people as chibis is super talented and I really enjoy her work! Overall Atomic Lollipop was lots of fun. I again enjoyed the science exhibits and just the way the con blends in and is strengthened by everything the Science Centre has to offer. I do think I'll attend the con again, but I may not go all 3 days next year. It's quite exhausting. I do have to say, for costume shoots this is a really cool venue and for con atmosphere it's tough to beat!

Next is a break until I perhaps go to Fan Expo for one day. Again, I probably won't be working on any costumes over the next month or so, but I have talked to some friends who are working on Splatoon costumes for Otakuthon so I may Cosplay an Inkling Girl for Halloween this year. One of the members of the group has mastered making adorable Inkling hats so I might commission a hat from her. If I do that, I'll definitely re-wear the costume at AN or Atomic Lollipop next year. I am hoping before the fall that I can get some photos of my Saki costume from Onechanbara and also photos of Sailor Mercury and my Shinku costume from Rozen Maiden. It would be great if I could get some nice photos of some of my older costumes!
Just wanted to make a quick update to let everyone know that I'm going through a bit of a hiatus from Cosplay. Not that I'm not going to be working on stuff, but I won't have photos of new costumes or con experiences to share until sometime next year (most likely sometime in May or June). I'll pop in here every once in a while with a journal entry about costume progress and what not.

In the meantime I do have some projects on the go. I'm still working on my pink Inkling Kid costume. My friend Sierra finished the tentacles and I bought a magnum wig from Arda during their recent sale so I have the key parts of the costume. I have the shirt and shorts so I just need to add the detailing, make the mask and sew the tentacles to the wig.

My Madoka school uniform costume is still hanging in the background as well. Haven't sewed it, but that costume will be happening for Anime North next year. I also would like to re-wear Dilandau and get photos of it and finally wear my Super Sailor Chibi Moon costume that was a gift from Ammie. I should have a lot of new stuff to share next year. (^^)

In not so good news, I had what should have been my final driving test today so I could be fully licensed and I was super excited to get it over with, but the horn on my brother's car that I was using wasn't working so I was disqualified. Lost half the deposit for my test and I won't be able to give the test another shot until November 27th. I'm extremely disappointed. Kind of lost some of my motivation to be excited for Halloween and to work on my Splatoon costume. I was going to get the wig together and make the mask so I could wear the key parts of the Splatoon costume for Halloween, but I'm really depressed by how things turned out. I've been stressing about that test for 2 months and now I have to go through another month of stress and practice and this time I have to worry about the potential for snow or ice. Hopefully I can get the test bumped up to a sooner date, but I'll just be happy if my brother can get his horn fixed.

So with the way things are I'm kind of looking forward to turning my brain off anything stressful, but once I get over the shock of what just happened, hopefully I'll get my motivation back. With the cold weather approaching I probably won't be doing any photoshoots for the next several months so that's another reason for the hiatus. I do appreciate the favourites and comments that I've received here. DA is my main site for sharing my Cosplay work and I always appreciate the feedback that I receive.

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Rebecca P
Canada
I'm Rebecca, a Canadian Cosplayer without much artistic talent aside from some minor skill with hand and machine sewing. I love attending pop culture conventions and have been going to conventions in the Toronto area since 2001. I love to travel although I don't do it very much. I also love the themes and atmosphere of Halloween. October is one of my favourite times of the year because of the holiday. My love for Halloween has spilled over into the everyday as I enjoy watching horror movies and playing survival horror games. I work full-time as a general game designer/office assistant at an indie video game company that makes iPhone/iPad apps.

Current Residence: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Electronic
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Happy Birthday!! Have your cake and eat it too Have your cake and eat it too 
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Thank you so much! :3
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Happy Birthday!!! Huggle! Heart 
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I appreciate the birthday wishes!
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Happy Birthday, Miss Straywind! Hope you have an awesome day! :iconraritysmile2plz:
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straywind Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Thanks! I had a really nice birthday with friends. It was a really great year! 
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Happy birthday!! I hope you have a fantastic day!! :D
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straywind Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Thanks! I had a great birthday this year! Thanks for the birthday wishes!
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Happy B-Day ^_^
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Thank you for the birthday greeting!
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