February 24th, 2008

Velvet Progress 2

Hello, box pleats are annoying.

Well, now I have some shiny new friends from the .hack friending meme. Hi everybody!

I guess I'll say a bit about myself. For those of you who know me already, scroll down for Velvet progress.

♦ I'm 20 and I turn 21 on March 7. Since blu-ray won, I'm getting a PS3 for my birthday 'cause my parents also want a blu-ray player.
♦ Clearly, I still live at home. I'm already in debt enough paying for school without worrying about living expenses. And I'm cheap.
♦ Said school is the Art Institute of Houston. I'm working on my bachelors in Media Arts and Animation. Also, I'm a minority there, being a girl, which is far more amusing than it should be. Before transferring to the AI, I was at the University of Houston for two years as a graphic design student, but that wasn't what I wanted to do.
♦ I work at the local city library as a page, which means that I shelve books and do other miscellaneous activities. Mostly I shelve.
♦ Obviously, I like reading. Otherwise I wouldn't work in a library... where I'm exempt from late fines for being an employee...
♦ I cosplay, as I'm sure you'll see based on this blog... and this post. Next con I'm going to is A-kon.
♦ I live in the Houston, TX area and anything below 70 is damn cold as far as I'm concerned, but I have no insulation between my bones and the air, so that might have something to do with it.
♦ I practice Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu iaido and am currently a sandan in seitokai ranking (means the rank was given by the soke of MJER) and I'll be testing for yondan on March 2nd. Wish me luck. I'll need it because I'm not really that good.
♦ I like RPGs and adventure games. I used to be good with fighting games until they went 3D. Yay for my SNES.
♦ I rarely spell check. I'm being nice on this post, but you've been warned for the future.

Aaaand I can't think of anything else. I probably forgot several things 'cause I'm awesome like that, but who knows.

Onwards to cosplay progress! Today I drafted the pattern for Velvet's top. The pattern looks goofy because it's so... "BOOBIES!"-ish. XD Anyway, after drafting the pattern, I measured, mathed, and cut out the fabric for the fabric underneath that I call the underboob ruffles. One ruffle is done, and there are five more to go. That's about... 3~4 more yards of box pleating. I'm going to kill myself before this is over. Stupid pleats.

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