Fan Days just passed this last weekend, and with it my convention season comes to a close. And I totally missed it. Whoops.
I'm not too bummed since the costume I was going to wear still isn't finished, and I just wanted to hang out with friends; which I got to do anyway.
Since the con season's over it's time to plan costumes for the next one! But there's something I realized about this hobby recently. It's just a little
And my next few costumes are all going to be money pits. Wearing Elli to A-Kon on Sunday this year also made me realize how much I miss some of my old costumes, and frustrated that there are some I've only worn once or twice. As a result I plan on focusing more on polishing off/revamping old costumes for awhile. Should be cheaper than making new ones from scratch right? >__>
I plan on fixing Elli up, and making some new props. Mission's vest is getting redone for All-Con; I know I can do a much better job on it now than I did four years ago. Claire and Promise Day Riza are getting polished up as well. I'm really hoping to build Riza's rifle at some point this year too.
Since I plan on spending a lot of time on old costumes for awhile, the only new costume I have planned for sure for next year is Princess Zelda from Ocarina of Time. I told
I would have it done for A-Kon so I guess I kind of have to.
After that I plan to start on my Twilight Princess Zelda and Jarael costumes. This is the last time I delay either of them. Totally.
Now I just need to find a way to keep motivated. Most of these improvements won't take much time. Once I wear a costume I never go back and improve on it; a habit I really need to break. Anyone else have this problem?