Author Archives: Zan

Hello my poor neglected costume journal.

I have still done no costuming lately (Halloween really doesn’t count).  However, since I am super excited about the new HP movie this month (and a certain HP themed release party) I’m just going to post some random HP crap.  Sounds good?  No?  That’s fine, deal with it.


Sailor V for sale!

I’m selling Sailor V – !  I have no intention of wearing her again and rather than take up space in my closet I’d like to see her go to someone who wants to wear her.

eBay listing is > here <

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My motivation for cosplay lately has been nonexistant.  I don’t know if it’s the unbearably hot weather or just general apathy.  I still have a pantload of unfinished costumes in various stages of unfinished-ness… what else is new?


I’m going to go give myself a pep talk.


FFX-2 Berserkers

Work on these costumes started in 2008 (I think?) and they kept getting put off for future cons since we couldn’t find one that all three of us were attending. We finally finished the costumes in 2010 for Katsucon – and we re-made everything on them in the time in between. Our original armor was too heavy, the original fur we thought was too long, so we got new fur, which was too shiny, then we went back to the first fur, made new armor, blah blah etc etc. In the end the only things that stayed the same were our wigs (yes, I know the Yuna wig isn’t all flippy like it ought to be…) and the claws on the paws and feet. Everything else was re-made. There is so much on these costumes! It didn’t seem like so much until we started running out of time to complete them.

I feel like I should also mention that all of this fur started out white, and I dyed and added spots to it – it really doesn’t look like that much fur, but after dying, brushing, and adding spots to all of it – I feel like maybe I never want to look at fur again.
The first time we made our armor out of an air dry clay (I don’t recall the name) and it weighed sort of a lot… so when we re made it all (yeah, because that was fun) we made it out of paperclay. Paperclay is such an amazing invention, I love it. I did not really love gearing up in full winter gear to sit outside and sand it in the middle of winter, but we all do crazy things for cosplay, right?

Well, in any case these costumes were so much fun to wear as a group and held up really well for how frequently we walked into each other/walls in them.



Click here for progress photos of these costumes!

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FFX-2 Berserker Progress

Unfortunately I lost all of my posts leading up to wearing the Berserker costumes… I still have the progress photos from the posts though!  So I wanted to put those up here.

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I’m giving the site an overhaul/redesign so that I can add a bunch of new stuff (about time!) but it’s probably going to take me a while – not like that’s anything new. I just want to say that I haven’t vanished off the face of the earth internet.


I haven’t sewn anything in a while, but it has been freezing lately and a new duvet seemed like it would be a fun project… despite the fact that every design from Bob Moon looks really 80’s tastic.

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Happy New Year! 2009

Oh man I typed this long paragraph of babble about plans for ’09 but it sounded ridiculous. So I’ll just say that I’m cutting back on conventions and will probably only be going to one or two this year. I will continue to cosplay because I love sewing, dressing up, taking pictures, and being a goon in costume with friends. So if you only know me through my website, nothing’s really going to change- but if we hang out a lot at cons, then I’m sorry but I won’t be around as much.
I do have a few projects planned for this year that I’m really excited about, but it would be silly of me to talk about them considering how long it takes me to get photos of things/my short attention span.
So enough rambling, Happy New Year!

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I’m totally in a funk.

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