Here’s an amazing demonstration of the framework for wings for a cosplay character. The instructions are at: http://www.instructables.com/id/Articulated-Wing-Framework/
Preview of tonight’s newest Etsy store item. I can only post a few images of this beautiful new parasol on the Etsy store, so the rest are going here, along with the shots there as well. Coming soon: a lesser-priced version without all but two of the ribbons.
There’s nothing that messes up the look of a great cosplay anime costume faster than a ratty-looking wig! Head on over to Mico’s Costume Blog for great tips and pictures on how to restore yours.
It has been confirmed at the Anime Expo website and on their Facebook page that Hatsune Miku will be one of their concert guests this year. After doing a google image search on her, I was amazed to find animations of her, pvc figures and cosplayers showing off their versions of her costume. I wasn’t even sure if she was real – was she an anime, a manga or a real person? Turns out she is at least two of those…a “virtual” singer who gives “live” concerts whilst projected against a special background. Gotta love those Japanese for coming up with a new spin on live concerts. This I gotta see!
(Thanks to Ziqi for reposting this from CottonCandy’s blog so I got the chance to see her! Ziqi’s blog is at http://news.monsterlittle.com/?p=3211
Visit CottonCandy at http://cottondream.blogspot.com/2009/04/nendoroid-miku-attack.html)
If your mother-in-law is like mine, she HATES having her picture taken. We often have to take sneaky pictures in order to get her on film. Sometimes we luck out and can get her to do something.
Take your mom-in-law or mom out somewhere special today…it doesn’t have to cost anything. It can be like we did – to a favorite outdoor mall with a koi and turtle pond. I needed some photos shot of my new parasol and some reshoots on some current ones. She helped carry the parasols, suggested places to shoot (by a statue, in front of a rose garden, sitting on a vine-covered column) and watched stuff as we found a wayward turtle crossing the lawn and relocated it back into its pond. They like to feel useful, it was a fun and beautiful day out and we have some great pictures and memories most of all.
There is a nice variety of new products being introduced this week. We start with our new, hand-decorated carriage parasols. They are slightly smaller to make them easier to carry in crowds, and they run slightly less in price for those on more of a budget. Remember, we can design them to fit your wedding or cosplay costume. Choose your colors, flowers, ribbons and decorations to match any costume or wedding or reception scheme.
Next are some additions to our earring and necklace lines and the second in our series of Multiple Pierced Earring Sets. The Seaweed design was our most popular of the many we carried for years and now is back by popular demand.
|Gothic Lolita Black & Purple Parasol – flounced ribs – $55.00 – 26 1/2″ carriage parasol. Designed for close quarters and crowds. Parasols are perfect for weddings, cosplay, anime costumes, gothic, lolita, sweet lolita and steampunk attire, conventions and vintage recreation outfits.|
|Gothic Lolita Black & Purple Parasol – $50.00 – 26 1/2″ carriage parasol. Designed for close quarters and crowds. Parasols are perfect for weddings, cosplay, anime costumes, gothic, lolita, sweet lolita and steampunk attire, conventions and vintage recreation outfits.|
|Amber Striped Triangles – $12.95 – Triangle-shaped, faux amber striped czech glass beads with gold hooks. 2″ long.|
|Red Dangles Necklace – $26.95 – Red glass, 14k gold and czech glass dangle beads. 24″||Turquoise Striped Triangle Earrings – $12.95 – Triangle-shaped, turquoise-colored striped czech glass earring beads with silver hooks. 2″ long.|
|Seaweed Multiple Piercing Earring Set – $28.95 – 4-piece earring set with blue fresh water pearl, copper, glass beads and wire-wrapped seaweed with niobium hooks and gold posts. Longest piece is 3″ long.See you next week!|
And here they are – finally done, finally uploaded to the store. They turned out beautiful and I am so excited to bring them to you. They are parasols – perfect for weddings, cosplay, anime costumes, gothic, lolita, sweet lolita and steampunk attire, conventions and vintage recreation outfits. Now that I have the hang of them, I can custom make to match anyone’s needs. Think of the possibilities and let your imaginations run wild.
Japanese Ball Joint Dolls are a hobby ever increasing in popularity, even despite their expense. Dolls often range $500 and more – my dream doll coming in at a hefty $600. Collectors gather at Anime conventions all around the world, bringing their dolls, clothes and accessories and share their treasures with fellow collectors, often having planned the meetups ahead of time on such internet venues as Meetup.com, Facebook and Den of Angels (a ball joint doll forum). My dream doll was love at first sight, though they warn you not to get the first doll you see – and I didn’t, but even now, a year and a month later, I still love her and would have gotten here if she hadn’t been so expensive.
Hopefully one day I will find here again and if I do, no matter the cost, I will have her!