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I have been adamantly working on my Black Widow cosplay and posting progress pictures. As of now, I just need the gauntlets. She fell together pretty quickly. Exceptionally quickly because the items I order were practically mailed overnight. Now, had I needed the items quick I doubt that would have happened, but I am perfectly okay with this regardless.
I made the belt for Black Widow which I plan on posting a tutorial. Possibly later this week since I won't be crafting again until maybe next week.
I attempted to start making the gauntlets and it was a horrific fail making for a day full of frustration and then disappointment (for a completely different reason). Technically, for a first try it wasn't an awful fail. I did skip one little step which made a difference, but since it's a tutorial a friend gave me I don't think it's my information to share.
I just finished the boot covers this evening. I love them. I give new meaning to skinny legs especially when it comes to boots. The one thing I won't ever be modest about it that I have nice legs. I like my legs a lot. My calves are all muscle and cut. So don't think my calling my legs skinny is an insecurity I think I need to fix because that is sooooo not the case. I just don't fit into normal boots. I can't go out and buy any old boot. It's a frustrating search. However a friend of mine with the same issue actually alters her own boots to fit her legs. Might have to do that one of these days.
Yesterday, I took an enormous amount of Mary Jane pictures. MJ was a quick cosplay I wore to NYCC this past year, but I didn't get any photos. Shame! I didn't even think to ask my floor buddy to take one. Whoops. It's all good because for the first time every I got some excellent self taken shots. Plus a lot of funny out takes and crazy faces. Maybe I will post one or two. They make me laugh. I had fun toying around with the plush Spider-Man, rigging my camera in the window sill, messing with natural and artificial light. I just had fun and I think it showed up in the pictures.
I also took some test shots of Black Widow. All of them were goofed a bit which is why I only posted the two pictures. My first mistake: when I changed I didn't do a wig check. My wig was falling off. I edited so that its not completely obvious in the two pictures I posted. Putting the cosplay on and moving around in it made me realize some functionality issues. Mainly, the thigh holsters. Now I can't exactly clip them to the belt I made. So I had them on my thighs at various tightness's. I think to keep them on with out having them on the belt I am going to have to clip them around my legs as tight as I can make them. Ouch. Today I realized I have a black elastic belt (from forever ago) I may be able to wear underneath the widow belt so I can clip the holsters on and not suck the life out of my thighs.
The gloves I bought are okay. I do wish I had purchased an extra small. I also realized I am going to have to break the gloves in, as toying with anything with them on is ridiculous. Excitingly, the holsters can double as a pockets/purse. I am going to have more space then I know what to do with! I never get pockets let alone ones large enough for guns!
I am really happy I did those fumbled test shots and I couldn't not laugh each time a holster fell off. For now, here are my favorites of the Mary Jane pictures.
|Waiting for Spidy...|
He is in the print behind me as well.
|This took me a good hundred shots to get. Either the light was off, I was too far back, or the curtain was in the the way.|
It was worth it.
Reminds me of Clara and her Nutcracker.
Love that story and ballet.
|My absolute favorite. Hands down favorite.|