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26 February 2004 @ 01:31 am
I love this song. Weeeeeee. ^_^

I hotglued the horns onto the pauldrons and stuck some pieces of floral wire into them for reinforcement. One of them fits somewhat better than the other, but the shoulder pieces look symmetrical and the process of covering everything will stick the foam on there quite permanently, so I really don't care.

I papier mached one of the horns. I was careful to make it nice and smooth, so this took for freaking ever, especially when I got near the top and had to use very small strips of paper so they wouldn't buckle and look icky. I tried to start putting papier mache over the wireform, but it didn't stick. Mod Podge dries slightly tacky, so I just put a bunch of that on the pauldron in hopes that it will prime the surface enough to take paper. If it still won't behave, I'll try some of that instant papier mache stuff from Michael's. I could just stick the clay on, but I want to stabilize the wireform first. Cracking clay is teh sux.

I now realize that I could have cut out each pauldron as a single piece and bent it down the middle, but my seams aren't lumpy or anything, so I'm not going to worry about it. These new armor pieces already look a hell of a lot better than my first attempt did.

A while back, I ordered a bikini as a base for the body fur. It turned out that the top was too big, so I sent it in for an exchange. The store emailed me and said that they're out of the size and color I need. Booooooo. Maybe this would be a good excuse for me to make the actual bralike top that Rikku wears in the game. At least the bikini bottom is a perfect base for the lower-body fur.

I still have a couple of random owies, but they seem to have diminished from yesterday. Hopefully I can get back to the gym soon. I think that between powerlifting, intense cardio, and a caloric deficit, I started to overwork some cranky parts of my body. At least this break is giving me some more costuming time. =P
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Current Music: Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train