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Not All Chickens Have Feathers

Photo by Lionel. I was having some wig hair issues in the original, so I edited it a bit to bring the crazy fuzz down to bearable levels. (Why is it that my wigs always want to grow up to eat small children?)

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

This is one of my favorite portrait shots, though my lipstick looks a little toxic. Everything image after this one is by ngmaster.

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

This costume marks the first step in honoring the EGL Chickens. We're elegant. We're gothic. And we're damn chickens!

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

So let me tell you about these boots. One day, I saw them in a catalogue that was sent to me regardless of the fact that I can't afford a damn thing in it. After an intense internet search, I found that company had marked up the price by, oh ... about a hundred bucks. Nice for them, unrealistic for me, and so it was obvious where I was going to go to buy them. They hurt like hell, but they're also excruciatingly awesome. I can't drive in them.

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

I wish I had the ability to stare down the sun.

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

I have to say that the weather in D.C. was absolutely lovely this time around. My nose isn't red!

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

To be honest, the Puppy Love should be worn lower on the head, but I'm quite fond of how it looks like a crown of flowers when donned farther back. My Puppy Love was made by erikadoor, who is awesome.

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

I'm playing checkers with my butt.

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

I look a little short, but I also look like I could kick your ass. This is, alas, appearance alone, for my character was the most deathprone of all the EGL Chickens. Somebody once said to me, "You know what it means when the sun shines here? It means it's gonna rain again soon." This sort of sentiment can also apply to Starfield's fleeting grasp of life and a lag-free connection.

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

Did I mention that these are a particularly awesome pair of boots?

Not All Chickens Have Feathers

And that, as they say, is that.

Once upon a time, we used to warn dial-up users about those sorts of cuts.

To begin with the positive things, I managed to get the front of the top cleanly done, and after a bazillion pins and some paper towel, I got the skirt cross on relatively straight. I also managed to get a set of false eyelashes on mostly evenly. I am seriously symmetrically challenged sometimes, and the fabric stretched in new and unexpected ways, so these were no small feats. Each sleeve (there are technically four, since the top is lined) improved upon the first.

But I almost always have a side of a costume that I hate. In this case, I cannot stand the back view for a number of reasons. I screwed up on the collar's back something awful and was too scared to take it off again, so it is safety-pinned shut. The darts didn't quite turn out as I thought they would, leading to a weird look at the shoulders. Perhaps the worst of the bunch, I didn't plan on the actual weight of the elongated bow tails (like a genius, I did this part the day before the flight, so no "rethink" time), and so the bow has to be safety-pinned up as well. I am smart!

So my next goal is to make a costume (of what, still up in the air) that I'm proud of from every angle.

I should go to bed, but they're showing this episode about fried food, and I'm drawn to it, despite every protesting artery in my body.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Kyraxmidnightx on March 27th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Wah~ Was this Katsucon? Totally didn't see you if it was :(

Amazing costume, and it suits you really well (that's not meant to sound creepy D:)

I would kill to cosplay a HP XD;
One Who Wanders: did i tell youabiona on March 29th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was at Katsucon. I only wore it on Saturday, from about 11ish to 3ish. (I helped a friend in the masq.)

Thankee. If you do get around to cosplaying a HP, and I do believe you will, play with the color scheme!
Kyraxmidnightx on March 29th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
:D I will play around with it ^O^ I'd be buying the costume off ebay probably, but I think they can do custom colors? I fail at sewing so there's no way I could make something like that @_@

I really like the beige instead of the white, too-- it looks so nice
Jaina Solo: Bringing Sexy Backrurouni_jedi on March 27th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Would I sound creepy if I told you that you look fine as hell in that costume?
a w a k e s o o n: extra - chin smirkawakesoon on March 27th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
Would I sound creepy? XD
One Who Wanders: /pokeabiona on March 29th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
Naw. XD
One Who Wanders: pure awesomeabiona on March 29th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Thanks. It helps a lot, I think, that I feel good about my appearance when I'm wearing it, because negativity shows up as awkwardness!

(Although some photographic awkwardness happens anyway due to other things like forgetting to take off glasses, the fact that I'm wearing a giant ivory cummerbund, etc. But what can you do?)
Asher: Cosplay - Artemiswindsorcerer on March 27th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
Lookin' goooood!
One Who Wanders: amusedabiona on March 29th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
It all begins with the proper footwear! (And underwear. With slits that high, that's essential!)
Enemy Anime: endorseenemy_anime on March 27th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Wow....just wow....

*golf clap* Good show!
One Who Wanders: amoebaabiona on March 29th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
::snaps her fingers::

p.s. While I'm not sure about A-Cen, I still plan on making Medli someday. Let me know what your Windwaker re-wear plans are!
Dustin, Hrair-roo: makoto YEAH!yuushi on March 27th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
Wah! That's fuggin' awesome! Now I'm sad that I didn't see this in person!!!
One Who Wanders: analyticalabiona on March 29th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
I don't know if I'll wear it to Tekko yet, as I plan on driving over. I have to 1.) be pinned into the costume, and 2.) I can't drive in the boots. I totally tried, but it just doesn't work for me, due to the heel combined with the reduced flexibility of the ankle.
LionBoogylionboogy on March 27th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
The last pic... your leg totally looks like it's gonna BREAK. haha

We totally shoulda dated at Katsu. TOTALLY. Soda pop at the bar. And then talk about geeky things. WHERE DOES THE TIME GO. Hopefully next time we have more than 20 minutes to sit and chat during the slow times.

And then we get married. Under a green cheesy moon. While bacon bits rain down.

Next time, I'm totally taking you out to dinner-isms!
One Who Wanders: oh yeahabiona on March 29th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
If anybody came and sat on my leg, yes, it would break. But dude, haven't you ever seen me standing with my legs bending backwards?

I DON'T KNOW where the time went. But I totally agree that food should be in our plans! Will there be PIE involved?
SD: smile // Shinkouhyousado_nishi on March 27th, 2008 08:49 am (UTC)
You know, I really did like the boots when they first released those sprites. They were badass. Then they had to change them to typical girlyshoes. D:

Anyway, awesome costume, and photos are hot!
One Who Wanders: oh yeahabiona on March 29th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
I loved the boots. I was like, "Hell yes! Finally! I look like I can kick a little ass in the name of the Lord!" I was very saddened by the appearance of the boring black shoes (which, by the way, remind my mother of "hooker shoes" ... I think it must be the ankle strap).

Thanks. : D

p.s. Come visit the east coast damnit!
whowantscookies on March 27th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Flaunting quite a bit o' leg there, missy.
One Who Wanders: priestessabiona on March 29th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
I have this theory that the holy class in Ragnarok shows more and more leg, the more advanced it gets. This is only for females, alas.

1.) You start as an acolyte. Small slits, just enough to show a hint of stocking. How daring!

2.) Then you turn into a Priest, who has one slit up to high heaven.

3.) Then you turn back into an acolyte. Life sucks.

4.) Then you transcend to the High Priest class. The female is blessed with not one, but two slits in her skirt!

Edited at 2008-03-29 01:46 am (UTC)
Kevin Walker: Kevin Fucking Walkercobheran on March 27th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Wow. Can I just put out there that you look damn hot in these pictures? Seriously, god help you if we run into each other while you're in this. The costume looks gorgeous though, I love it :D You did an amazing job!
One Who Wanders: battyabiona on March 29th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Hahaha, I guess the impression I give in a costume is much different than the impression of me stuffing my face with cheese puffs.

Thank ye!
Kevin Walker: Happy Cybermancobheran on March 29th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
Damn, now that's even hotter! Do want! :D
Queen Dopplepoppleous: awinkqueendopple on March 28th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
damn girl you are a cutie!

my lil sister's in the Ragnorak contest, and i was going through the cosplayers, and was like, hmmmmm, that looks like Anne... and lo and behold XD

but srsly, beautiful photos, excellent cosplay, you are amazing :D
One Who Wanders: Whee!abiona on March 29th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Why yes, that would be me! XD I only wish the contest had occurred at a better time for me ... what with moving and my mother visiting, the collage I have only happened because my mother decided to do it!

p.s. Telma = way rockin' awesome
LONym82: Eliselonym82 on March 29th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Eeee! That's a beautiful (and sexy) costume! I'm real sad I missed it... I'm also sorry you can't make Acen. We'll just have to catch eachother at another time.
One Who Wanders: angelicabiona on April 1st, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'll be around sometime!
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on April 2nd, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
Cute AND sexy. You did a fabulous job and the costume and the dressing.