Making My Wedding Dress Part III: Sewing the Final Dress

Start early, for the love of god

Jason and I got engaged September 2016. The wedding wouldn’t be until January 2018. But we moved in April 2017, so I effectively didn’t really start my dress in earnest until around June. I’m glad I started when I did because so many things changed and unforeseen problems would pop up. Also, mistakes were made. Continue reading “Making My Wedding Dress Part III: Sewing the Final Dress”

Making My Wedding Dress Part II: Buying Supplies & Creating the Mockup

In Part I of this series, I went over my research for my wedding dress. Today’s post will focus on buying everything necessary for the project and a short blurb about making the mockup. Continue reading “Making My Wedding Dress Part II: Buying Supplies & Creating the Mockup”

Making My Wedding Dress Part I: Research

Ever since getting engaged in September of last year, a swarm of questions have been buzzing around in my brain related to wedding planning. When would we get married? Where would we get married? Who would be in our bridal party? What should our color scheme be? How are we going to eat keto at our own wedding? There were so many decisions that needed to be made but one—okay, scratch that, two—were certain: 1) I would be marrying the man of my dreams 2) I would make my wedding dress. Continue reading “Making My Wedding Dress Part I: Research”

Cosplay and Body Accuracy: A Personal Experience

Cosplay is, at its core, a very aesthetic hobby. Sure, there’s lots of objective techniques and practices that are used to get to that aesthetic, but the final product is usually one we ultimately take in with our eyes. So when you’ve got an existing character that you’re trying to emulate, you’re trying to capture the aesthetic of that character. Of course, cosplay is more than just dressing the part; cosplayers take it a step further and take on the demeanor of their characters. (That is where the “play” in “cosplay” comes from; it’s a shortened form of “roleplay.”) But to the public at large who sees cosplays online, it’s all about how you look. And anytime there’s a hobby based on looks, you’re going to get haters. Continue reading “Cosplay and Body Accuracy: A Personal Experience”

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