It snowed today. I'm damn lucky that the roads were decent on the way home. Traffic seemed to be backed up for miles heading out to Bellefonte. (I'm guessing there was an accident.) Luckily the people crawling along were nice enough to leave spaces for cars turning out of the industrial park every now and then, so it wasn't as if I had to wait a quadrillion years to make that left onto 150.
Carnivores started today. I walked there in the snow (which was peaceful and pleasant on the way up and freaking cold on the way back).
In response to my inquiry about the logistics of fitting a fake fur bikini, some friendly people on cosplay.com confirmed that it would be a good idea to use a normal stretchy one as a base. Thus, I went ahead and ordered one from some Yahoo swimwear store that had great prices and free shipping.
I have begun the process of wrangling my armor into place. I want to have the center piece (which is basically just a thick collar) done by the end of this weekend. It's quite difficult to work on time-intensive products of this nature during the week, so I figure I can just allocate most of Saturday for this project. The pyramidal pauldrons will require more work, both for the pattern design and construction, but I'm just itching to have SOMETHING that exists in real life, not just in my head. Because I have all the necessary armor supplies (craft foam, hot glue gun, styrene plastic, model spray paint), it seems logical to start there, and it follows that I should start with the simplest piece as well.