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~ Wednesday, April 23 ~
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Anyone have suggestions for other games/anime I should turn my style to for another print? I might wanna do another print before the con.

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NO!(No!) SLEEP! (Sleep!) ‘TIL BRINSTAR!
Those silly Metroids, always stealing shiny things… New Metroid print for Fanime! I hope it sells :3

You can’t see it well here, but she has little Screw Attack icons for pupils.

NO!(No!) SLEEP! (Sleep!) ‘TIL BRINSTAR!

Those silly Metroids, always stealing shiny things… New Metroid print for Fanime! I hope it sells :3

You can’t see it well here, but she has little Screw Attack icons for pupils.

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~ Tuesday, April 22 ~
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Metroid print is coming along nice—just gotta do the background. Expect it by Saturday -fingers crossed.

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~ Sunday, April 20 ~
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I guess the new Smash (They need to give that thing a name!) is probably using the Other M Varia suit for Samus… I wonder if people will really care if I use that base instead of the Melee/Prime model…

In any case, it looks like I might have a new print by the end of the week, hands permitting.

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~ Saturday, April 19 ~
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I keep trying to come up with a new print, and I keep defaulting to Zelda because I dunno what else is cool these days.

Brainstorming a Metroid thing. Are the kids into Metroid?

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Pantyhose work really well for blacking out eyes in masks. Someone should totally get white pantyhose and do a comic/animation accurate Batman mask.

Pantyhose work really well for blacking out eyes in masks. Someone should totally get white pantyhose and do a comic/animation accurate Batman mask.

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Black pantyhose/nylons generally do a great job of being sheer enough to see a bit through, but obscures your eyes from view.

I actually just took a pair of them out of a package I bought 10 minutes ago. Yay for self-check lanes! Makes purchasing things discretely so much easier. >_>

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That’s a nice bargain you got online… It’d be a shame if someone were to… handle it.
— Everyone who has ever tried to buy anything online
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Knives solve everything

Including glitter! I got a number of suggestions to paint over it, but I’m not one to deal with paints and the like, so instead, I set about coming up with a way to mimic the precision of a fingernail without the durability issues. The answer? An old standard tableware knife! Combined with some hot water, I’ve removed 95% of the glitter on the mask! You’d really only notice the last stubborn flakes if you were in kissing range. It was slightly more abrasive than I wanted, but the mask is good quality, so it wasn’t roughed up much if at all.

That being said, I did order a backup mask that had no glitter at the same time I bought the glitter one, just in case one fit my face and the other didn’t.

Now comes the fun part: blacking out the eye holes. I’ve considered buying some cheap sunglasses and popping out their lenses, but those might not be big enough or fit well enough behind the mask to cover the holes. Another idea is a thin black fabric that I can still see out of, but I haven’t an idea what type for that off the top of my head. The latest idea was to get some of those temporary sunglasses optometrists give you when they dilate your eyes. It’s all going to be tricky regardless though, ‘cus I have long eyelashes for a boy, and those are going to need space to do their work.

A possible solution for this comes from the ever popular V for Vendetta masks. In order to make them fit better than most face masks, they put a small square sponge to push it away from the forehead. This could give the room necessary to black out the eyes and not irritate my lashes. We’ll have to see.

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~ Friday, April 18 ~
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Steel wool got rid of 75% of this glitter, and then stopped being effective. It’s reached the point where my fingernail is working better @_@

Any suggestions that aren’t so abrasive as to damage the mask?

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So, xisquared popped over to test the Descole hat we’ve been planning, and we realized that to figure out if we were going to need to trim the natural brim’s diameter, we would need to have a placeholder for the rest of the outfit, so what we ended up with were:
The colorful sombrero base with a cereal box brim
Gray socks as a placeholder for the ear flaps for the hat
A still partially glittered face mask with no eyehole covers over my unshaven face
An untied, uncropped boa
A different suit jacket than we’d be using, since the real one was at her place
It was too funny not to share.

So, xisquared popped over to test the Descole hat we’ve been planning, and we realized that to figure out if we were going to need to trim the natural brim’s diameter, we would need to have a placeholder for the rest of the outfit, so what we ended up with were:

  • The colorful sombrero base with a cereal box brim
  • Gray socks as a placeholder for the ear flaps for the hat
  • A still partially glittered face mask with no eyehole covers over my unshaven face
  • An untied, uncropped boa
  • A different suit jacket than we’d be using, since the real one was at her place

It was too funny not to share.

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~ Thursday, April 17 ~
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Sometimes I look at the little self-avatar character I’ve used to represent me and wonder how it ended up looking nothing like I do.

Then I remembered the first time I tried to draw a representation of myself in 6th grade and it was essentially an attempt to draw Trowa Barton from GWing and had Garfield eyes.

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~ Wednesday, April 16 ~
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Cleaned up panel from today’s dating comic.
Michael of Arabia, or wait, wait—Al Alone!

Cleaned up panel from today’s dating comic.

Michael of Arabia, or wait, wait—Al Alone!

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There’s plenty of fish in the sea, but you’re in a desert.

There’s plenty of fish in the sea, but you’re in a desert.

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~ Saturday, April 12 ~
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I envy you people who can do DIY, especially for cosplay. I can’t even do origami to save my life.

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