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Thursday, March 13, 2008



EEEEEEEEEEEE NEIL GAIMAIN IS COMING TO NEW YORK COMIC CON!!!!

This makes my choice to make a Delirium costume even more perfect.

And wow, what a perfect opportunity to squee about the current state of my wig! My success with the Maeve wig gave me great confidence, and I'm taking another leap in wig making ambition!

As Delirium looks different every time she appears in the Sandman series, I'm not worried about perfectly recreating a specific look, so long as I get the general vibe right. My main inspiration is this image. I loved the idea of having one side very short and one side long and curly! My short side will be longer than hers, as I have no desire to buzz my head, but it's the same general idea. Mine will be short, scruffy, and dyed in a rainbow of colors on one side, then long, curly, and a blend of bright red and dark cherry red with sporadic yellow accents on the other side. The fiber for the extensions hasn't arrived yet (it should have arrived yesterday, boo. Maybe today?), but I won't be able to actually sew the wefts I make into the wig until I finish the dye job anyway. The dye job will take several more sessions to complete, as I can only dye small amounts at a time to avoid the colors mixing and looking muddy and gross.

Anyway, pictures! Here's how it looked on me the day before yesterday, but did a LOT last night, and here's where we are now: side, front, and 3/4 view. The color is getting a bit too chunky for my taste towards the back--I prefer the more feathery look of the bangs. Fortunately, it'll be a really easy fix to add in some steaks of color to break them up. I looooooooooove this dye recipe!

I'm still working out what I want to do for the costume itself. The big, shapeless coat is a must, but I want the costume beneath it to be solid on its own, in case I get too hot at the con. Tattered fishnets are a must, but my Molly costume brought home that once I start the tear, I have no idea how to keep them from falling apart completely. With Molly, what started out as artistically ripped fishnets that morning ended the day as an unwearable, shredded mess. I'm sure there's something obvious I'm missing. Can anyone provide insight?

As far as shoes are concerned, I'm considering a few alternatives:
1) Nasty old boots,
2) Ridiculous sparkly gold shoes I saw in a thrift store that were actually in my size and I can't believe I didn't get them,
3) A nasty old boot on one foot and a sparkly gold shoe on the other provided the height difference wasn't noticable, or
4) Galoshes.

Think I could be comfortable walking around a con in galoshes all day? Or would my feet get sweaty and gross? I haven't worn galoshes since I was ikkle and wee. Anyway, I'm currently leaning towards #3. I'll have to go back to that thrift store and see if those ridiculous gold shoes are still there. I might also have to revisit that awesome $5 shoe place where I got my Maeve shoes. I'm amazed at how well those things have held up!

And that's all I have to say about that. Except...

Fans of Sandman series should probably put down their drinks at this point, as not to end up with a keyboard full of Dr. Pepper. Ganked from moony's LJ.



In totally unrelated news, signups for the Dresden Files ficathon close Monday. Don't forget!

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Priscilla said at 8:19 AM

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Oh man! I had just talked myself out of going and now I'm considering it again! :;shakes fist::
 
About the fishnets--I know that if a run starts in your nylons, a dab of clear nail polish can stop it. Maybe it would work for artistically ripped fishnets, too.
 
You have no idea how much I would love my actual hair to look like that. If it didn't take hours and hours of upkeep, I so would.

The nail polish solution should help, if they're unraveling around the edges of the holes. I have a pair of fishnets that have a few holes, but they haven't spread, even with all the dancing I've done in them. Maybe it's the brand?
 
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