The first half of the month seemed to be running pretty smooth - I was putting in work on Pepper and Mai and Hawkeye and Izabel and my AN back-up costume, and I even finished up 2 lingering handmade Christmas gifts... but I seem to have hit a wall this week. BOO.
A lot of my friends are going to be in Gatineau this weekend for G-Anime, but I'm stuck at home, so I decided that I will to go to a cosplay skate. Despite being into cosplay for over a decade, I have never managed to actually make it out to cosplay skating. There has been at least one every winter at various Toronto-and-area ice rinks, run by various groups, and this weekend it's the X-Men of Toronto who are organizing the meet-up. The "XMOT" is a X-Men cosplay group (wow, really, Mai??) that often does charity and outreach work, and so it makes sense that it's not just a cosplay skate event, but they are also collecting items of warm clothing for local homeless people. Check it out (and keep a chilly sloth company for a bit) if you have time on Saturday ^_^
Here's the Facebook event page.
I'm also going to be putting the finishing touches (I hope) on my Izabel costume this weekend, since I'm going to be wearing her for FrostCon on Jan 31. I've replaced the wig with a more accurate one, and now I need to make other small adjustments to the rest of the costume, like better makeup, minor repairs to the guts, alterations on the wrist bands, etc. Probably nothing that people will actually notice, of course XD. But since I'm shooting with Ailes Noir Photography (for the first time ever) and possibly doing a little project with The Video Ninja, I want to look my best. (Not that I don't always want to look my best when in costume, but... you know what I mean :P)
And because so many of my posts lately have been walls of text, have some photos of the styling progression on my replacement Izabel wig, until I get around to posting some new cosplay shots!
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