Zhang He's armor is about 95% painted. All it needs are some touchups around the edges and on the "faces" on the gold butterflies. Then I get to figure out how to put it together. I also get to twiddle my thumbs and wonder why my feathers aren't here yet. My order did go through...I guess Canada Post really is that slow. I hope I have my foofy trim in time for Otakon, but if I don't, I'll bring the costume anyway. I did the base gold coat on one of my peacock talons, too.
I didn't really feel much like painting this evening because it's ridiculously hot and the paint tends to dry fast, so I worked on Zhu Rong's skirt instead. That pattern I thought was done? Nope. I copied it to Pattern-Ease and tried it on, and it rode up when I moved because it didn't have enough walking ease. Oops. With a moderate amount of frustration, I figured out how to fix that (split on hip darts and front center line, spread, graft in wedges - I'd do the back center, too, but it had enough room already), so hopefully tomorrow's version will be final.
Also, I got OMGWTFSHINY syndrome for Seung Mina's 1-player Soul Calibur III outfit. (The red and green one.) Yay cotton sateen! Yay Wonder Under applique!