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24 April 2004 @ 02:54 am
w00t  
OMG I HAD 2 FALL 2 LOOSE IT ALL!111!!

That's not the song, but I felt like typing that anyway. Weeeee.

The mood is the result of my finishing the bikini bottom and trying on the final product. It was very, very, VERY well worth the time and effort required to produce the pattern, manage to create some sort of gradient, and securely attach the fur to the bikini bottom (with most of the edges folded in neatly, too - I did the sides a bit differently, basically sewing them into a tube, but their construction is solid, and the shaggy fur on the bottom of each side looks good, not unfinished, so it's not like I cut corners there). The gradient came out way better than I'd thought I'd be able to manage. The bikini is easy to don and remove. The fur fits perfectly with no bags or annoyingly tight spots. The garment's shape and coverage are extremely accurate, which means that it's skimpy. It covers all the essentials and keeps my butt from hanging out, but it's still a teeny weeny fur bikini.

And it doesn't make me look blobtacular.

What a change from 2 1/2 years ago, when I made the decision to get my ass back into shape because I didn't want my disproportionately squishy hips and butt to look stupid in leotard or bikini-based costumes. (For the record, I'm not claiming that you have to be super-ripped to wear that type of stuff well. I'm just saying that, with my particular bodyfat distribution and the level of fat that I carried at that point in time, I thought it would be quite unflattering to me.) I'm just stoked that I can now feel confident in pretty much anything, and I can also maintain my level of bodyfat without torturing myself. I just eat a mostly clean diet (today was another story...arggghhbllrgggh chocolate chip cookies and Cheez-Its *drool*) and keep up with the heavy lifting, and that takes care of it.

In other costume news, I did some more work on the feet and leg warmers and made most of my glove pattern. (That is, I have a pattern for the fur back of the glove, the ultrasuede inner panel, and the inner finger panels, but I need to make one for the blue part.)

Oh yeah, and Penn and Teller's Bullshit is a truly awesome show. We don't get Showtime, but we downloaded a bunch of episodes and then bought the DVD set when we found out that it existed. Each episode is amusing, but I think I like the Feng Shui one best.
 
 
Current Mood: sexy
Current Music: Some Linkin Park song stuck in my head
 
 
 
Englebert Slaptyback: Thumbs Updrjayphd on April 24th, 2004 12:28 am (UTC)
\m/ for Bullshit!. I keep missing it when it's on, but I saw the one they had lately about terrorism/school shootings/germs. I think that, and the UFO one are the only two I've seen.
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on April 24th, 2004 12:37 am (UTC)
w00t some more
I love how they find people whose stupidity and/or zealotry just speaks for itself. There was one episode where they talked to a house full of raw food faddists. The one guy there picked up a lettuce leaf and explained how it was nature's tortilla and went into this whole spiel about how you could get a flour tortilla made in a factory by some guy who hated his job and would therefore imbue said tortilla with negative energy (or something to that effect), or you could have this leaf, which was evidently supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Or something. Either way, it was a riot.

I have got to get this germ episode. Were they talking about how people are paranoid and spray Lysol on every single damn thing in existence, which actually decreases one's resistance to germs in the long run? (I read a while ago that overprotective parents' sanitizing the crap out of everything that their kid goes near retards the development of said kid's immune system.)
Englebert Slaptyback: Sex At Lawdrjayphd on April 24th, 2004 12:47 am (UTC)
Re: w00t some more
Nah, this one was the one with the paper toilet seat liners. And them swabbing people's asses. Then they showed the principal calling in the cops to his school to have them look for drugs/guns... no one found anything, but they scared the crap out of the kids.