|The other surprisingly difficult part was finding a box |
that I could fit under.
Sorry, you only get a peek of the costume.
I stressed like crazy for about two weeks, and when I filmed the routine, I felt like a badass. Thus I couldn't help but be extremely bummed to find out that I didn't get in the show. I tried to remind myself that competition was tough and that I still had made it into the San Antonio Burlesque Festival. After a week of moping, I started to see where I could improve. Just like the routine I submitted for the Moulin Rouge show, I rushed into this. Even though the idea may have been in my head for a while, I needed to take time to let it develop. Rejection is tough, but I have to move forward... and quit jeopardizing my day job to meet a deadline.
If the stress of putting together a new routine wasn't enough, I also signed onto do a photoshoot for Ladies of Power. The wonderful Callie Calypso decided to create a cosplay calendar to benefit a local women's shelter while simultaneously promoting feminism in all its different forms. To learn more about the project and help us meet printing costs, please visit our Indiegogo. Fundraising ends in a couple of weeks!
If I hadn't made it clear in my previous posts, I hate sewing. I wound up putting the task of finishing my Wonder Girl cosplay off until the night before, which led to panic and my poor partner having to save my butt. The Companion had already spent his precious time working on my Snake costume for the aforementioned act, and now he was drawing out the "W" for me. It hit me that I don't actually enjoy making costumes, making me question my involvement with cosplay. That night, I decided that with the exception of a couple of dream costumes, I was going to stop all my future cosplay plans. I'd still do cons in my complete outfits (because I do like wearing cosplay), but I was going to spend the time and money elsewhere (i.e. burlesque).
|By HendrixHunter Photography|
Make-up by Meghan Palla
Ironically I've decided to work on one of the exceptions to my "No New Cosplays" rule because my hair is the perfect length after having had most of it chopped off to fix the botched cut. I will also be performing in the Latin Burlesque Festival with Fuego de Samba (more on that in a future post) and at a Quentin Tarantino-themed show. The later has me working on a new act. You can bet that I'll be taking my time on this.