tasogaretaichou: (Bleach in literal sense)
2007-12-27 02:48 pm

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So, finally finished up most of the updates for the troupe's eljay at [livejournal.com profile] tasogarecosplay, even got a new layout and colourscheme up for it, it looks WAY better than it did. Go check it out, anyone who cares about the troupe/Neko's cosplay/commissioning anything. I don't just do costumes, I do normal clothes, EGL, kimonos, pretty much anything.

I'm working on Ikkaku's Sokka costume right now, I've got the necklace done and the parka hood done. Working on the body of the parka, and then I get to do the nice and easy pants and shirt. I figure get the hardest parts out of the way first. Then do the easy. Then do the OTHER hard part. The boots. Have I mentioned I hate making boots? I'm GOING to, bc I'm a commissioned seamstress/craft-person and that's what I DO, but I still hate making boots. At least these hopefully won't be that bad to do.

But once I get done with it, I can work on my Hiyori costume, which is blessedly simple. And all I need for Yachiru is the wig and to make my zanpakutou, which I will prolly just buy a cheap one and laquer it. Or just use a scabbard that I already have and glue a tsubas and hilt to it, seeing as she never actually DRAWS it. So there's really no need for me to have a blade for it. Hell, or I could just make the whole damned thing out of a few pieces of wood. Either way, I've certainly got time to do THAT. And for Hiyori, I have all my needed fabric, I just have to actually sit down and make it. And then get my wig. And hopefully make her mask, if I have the time. I have the materials, it'll just be a time issue. Same with Hirako's mask.

Gonna try and go to Kan-chan's for New Years, but won't know that until I find out my schedule for next week. Which really sucks bc I need to give them my con dates for 2008 so they'll know, and I'm not sure whether they'll forget them or not.

Oh, and speaking of con, I have hotels booked for every con in 2008, cept Otakon which Nii-sama is in charge of. So no worries about hotels. To those going to AB, it's a tad more expensive bc it's a nice hotel in the middle of a big city, so just keep that in mind. Katsu crew, I'm going to be needing money from you guys by the 1st of Feb, so make sure you're setting it aside.

Otherwise, pretty much same-old, same-old. Oh, and anyone who wants free cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster just let me know, I can have all I want at work.
tasogaretaichou: (Represent Hyuuga)
2007-04-08 10:23 am

ADROS Ch. 4 and Cosplay Pics~

Yup, actually got around to posting up the 4th chapter of ADROS. Hopefully today I'll also get a chance to write the 5th one. Need to sit around and watch more Naruto, to get my muses back. Not for ADROS, but for GWE. GWE (Ghost-White Eyes) was my first Naruto fanfic, and it puttered out at ch. 2 when I hit a snag in regards to transitional writing(which I suck at). It's an OC-insertion, though my hatred of Sueness means my OC is simply another character amidst the masses. ANYWAY, part of the reason why it stalled a bit is b/c it still sticks w/the "normal canon" het. pairings b/c at first, that was all I knew/shipped. Now that my love for the series has grown and developed, it's just a tad harder to write outside of my OTPs. I mean, I love NaruHina, I think it's adorable. But NejiHina is far superior and just makes more sense to me. Same w/SasuSaku. I think it works, but only in a v. small number of instances, and besides SasuNaru is just so adorable, as is SakuLee. It's not that I CAN'T write outside of my normal OTPs, it's just hard to keep my writing from leaning towards them. There's also the issue that while ADROS is a completely planned story, and I already know how it's gonna end, GWE is not. I know how it goes to a certain point, but i haven't figured out the ending yet and I worry that it will start to drag. Either way, I think that if I sit down and re-watch a bunch of the series, it will get my OLD muses back being noisy.

But, enough of that. Here's the 4th ch. of ADROS.

Title: A Darkened Ray of Sunshine (ADROS)
Rating: M eventually, right now it's prolly more in the realm of PGish
Fandom: Naruto
Pairings: NejiHina, with a smattering of other pairings and twists. Afterall, relationships are like anything else, they grow and change.

I'll eventually be X-posting this thing to a few comms, so keep your eyes out for it if you're interested. Oh, and before anyone else bitches, LJ's formatting sucks, and I write long paragraphs. Get over it and quit telling me "use shorter paragraphs". I don't want to. >__<

ADROS Ch. 4 )

Oh, and on another note, finally got the pics from the most recent photo-shoot up, so here's some Timeskip Shikamaru for you~

Mendokuse...
tasogaretaichou: (Chibi snowflake Dei)
2007-04-04 10:54 am

Cosplay Photoshoot Go!

Alright, so thispast weekend, Fukutaichou-chan and I got the chance to go and do an "official" photoshoot for the troupe. Which is something we've been trying to get done for a very very long time. And considering that we had the entire afternoon to do this in, it rocked pretty damn hard. So there's this place about 45 minutes from my house, over at Duke University campus. Called the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens. I srsly reccommend it to anyone looking to do outdoor photoshooting, ESP. if you're doing a Naruto shoot, as they have a bridge that I swear is Team-7's bridge over in the Asian watergarden parts of it. So anyway, Kan-chan took her Bloodelf costume and I wore my Hinata one and we spent the afternoon posing and shit. It actually was really neat b/c we kept getting stopped by random people who wanted to take our pictures. It was almost like being at con again, only not. Either way, we got a good 60 pictures or so, and I'm currently in the process of cropping and resizing them so that I can upload them and share w/people but I've got one or two uploaded already. I think the shoot went really well, though I wish I'd thought to wear my make-up. My face is rounder then Hinata's and the white contacts make my eyes look smaller unless I line them in a little bit of black.

The only real problem that we ran into was that I forgot my memory card and Kan-chan's didn't hold v. many pictures. Otherwise we probably would have had a ton more, given that my card holds a shit-ton of pictures. And I'm not even sure we'll be ABLE to shoot today in Boone like we'd planned. Not only b/c it's shitty nasty weather, but b/c my fuckin camera got to sit in a puddle of water. That wouldn't be such a bad thing, if not for the fact that the battery case doesn't close all the way. And THAT was the end in the water. It won't turn on right now, and I SRSLY hope that it's just the batteries being dead/shorted out and/or that it just needs to dry out. Either way, the prospect of buying ANOTHER digital camera is not really something I like to think about, even though they're cheaper now then they used to be. It's STILL money that I don't have. And I NEED the camera, for work purposes. I can't exactly photograph kitties for my business if I don't HAVE a camera that works.

Piccies Under Here~ )