Well, I’m officially off hituas. The good thing was I finished the Homura cosplay on time. But it’s said at the con I was at, Marcon, that things will go wrong, and they did for my cosplay, so I apologize now for it being sub-par. But a lot of people thought it was cute, and while I was stressed out about it being imperfect at first, I remembered that cosplay is suppose to be fun, and then I calmed down and had loads of fun.
The main problem that happened is I made my measurements, cut the fabric, and had a sinus infection and then a cold. I dropped down a whole size, and ended up with it being too big. On top of that, the snaps decided they didn’t want to work, so I had to get creative (yay safety pins), and the whole thing seemed determined to trip me up.
On the plus side, I know that what I want to improve when I redo the cosplay–which I will do before my next con, which is either next January or March. I’m a beginner sewer, but after this, I’m more familiar with capelet patterns. I’ll probably get a different pattern to get the effect I want. One thing I was able to find was a sport bra compressor at Target for around $15, which was fantastic as I’m a 34 D, and I wasn’t cosplaying Mami.
Otherwise, I have some ideas for remaking the coat. Due to time constraints, it was just a mock-up, next time it will be a properly lined jacket. And I will have a plush Kyubei. My black headband didn’t show up in photos, so I’ll get a purple one. And if I have money, there will be a wig.