...like having a corset in a loli outfit.
Okay, here's the deal. I'm going to Otakon this friday and saturday. (for those sad souls who dunno what that is, google it. tis an anime convention <3<3<3) I love cosplaying, but it's difficult for me. It's the only time I would really like to be thinner and lighter >__<;;;, as there are no large, black anime women I know of, I'm giving up and doing a generic punk lolita style outfit (of course, I could always go as the 5th member of Paradise Kiss, but I'd have to make some sort of sign >__< I'm not willing to do that ^__^;;; ) . Anyway, I came up with this. I made the skirt, corset, and petti, but not the shirt...I may make one though...
(the bathroom was the only place I could hang my poor, unfinished form...but I gave her a neck and stand for the picture, she'd be very upset if everyone on craftster knew she was neckstand-less...shhhh)
...and check out my hot eyelets. They weren't strong enough originally, (tore my test fabric to shreds)so I stitched over them for strength. Those things took forever and taught me the the value of a thimble (which, of course, I couldn't find when I needed it *tears* too bad I didn't take any pics of my bruised fingers)
Those of you who are familiar with loli are probably cringing at my rule-bending. "GAAAH" you say, "loli are innocent and do not wear their undies on the outside" and to that I have a couple responses.
1. I'm much too large to wear those boxy, girly tops some loli wear. I'd look like a potato T__T;;;;
2.I love corsets and wanted an excuse to make one (plus I killed some scissors on the steel boning, so I might as well wear it .__.;;;
3.Its punkloli, so I'm a rebel anyway, rawr!
4. The loli police will never be able to catch me ^____^
I doubt any of you were actually thinking that before I decided to draw attention to myself...I'm just making myself feel better...anyways, I'm rambling...
I'm wearing that spiked collar/choker with it, along with some awesome swirly tights and low, borderline orthopedic dress shoes ~__~. I also made this hat, that I loved at first, but hate now....Ignore the fact that I look like I smell something bad...I dunno what was happening o___O
If I don't wear this, what should I do with my hair? My dreads are curl-able if need be, and I can do pretty much anything save those wimpy little clips .__.;;; my babies have no mercy.
Anyways! Thanks for listening to my rant! Any advice is appreciated and I'll post pics of me at the con asap!
NEW- (just pretend you care T__T;;;;; )
Waaai otakon was awesome! so much, in fact, that all I have is two crappy shots to show >__< ah well. here they are.
this is for the full look with hair and whatnot (my curling iron died on me *tears* so i just did my generic "i have to look halfway cute" hair .__.;;; ) anyways, I look really squished and uncomfortable....I'm much better behind a camera than in front of one ~__~
and this other one shows more how it actually looked, but I hated my face in this, so i chopped it off...only in photoshop, I assure you.
. Boo to my flat petti...where has your poof gone?
I'm pretty proud, my corset did really well. I could lace it pretty tight, and got a couple inches reduction at my waist, so I'm thinking of making an underbust one so it doesn't squish my bust-al area as well...also since I'm short, it'll work a little better... I also had a problem with the boning poking out the bottom when I laced too tight, I would have loved to go tighter, since the boning made my posture awesome-tastic...ah well, next time i'll know to cover the edges with something...anyone know how to make steel boning less pointy Q__Q it hurts.
anyways, I had fun, and loved wearing it. I'll definitely make up excuses to wear that corset, ^__^ not that i don't dress loli-ish all the time anyway, but it was still fun to go all out.
I got a bunch of compliments and a couple pictures, even though I wasn't in an actual costume. *pleased with self* gah, I'm rambling again. I hope this post broke my lurking streak of about two years, I think...so I'll be posting needlessly from now on u__u