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16 August 2005 @ 10:41 pm
I'm going to be able to finish two more details of Zhang He - the knee guards and the claw blades. The knee guards are more heat-bent craft foam, gesso, and cheapo acrylics. The claw blades are basswood strips with the ends filed and sanded into a tongue depressor shape. That looks more finished than leaving them squared off, but it's obviously not dangerous or sharp. They're sitting outside with the first coat of primer, and they will ultimately be sprayed with gunmetal acrylic paint. I'm happy that I was able to find a reasonably durable material that I could quickly get into an appropriate shape.

I discovered that the rafters of the porch would be a great place to hang a clothesline for freshly dyed fabric. Why the hell didn't I figure that out a couple of weeks ago before I screwed up Randy's cape? Blargh.

I doubt I will have any photos to post before Otakon, but I am looking forward to sharing whatever Randy snaps and I locate on others' galleries. I will probably get a picture at the photo booth as well. I really think this costume kicks messloads of ass. (And when Randy's gets done the way I want it to, it will be even better.)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
necessary evilmeanjunglist on August 17th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
I will be sending out your scarf either tomorrow or Thursday by the latest.
The Heavy Metal Matador: southparkrydain on August 17th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
Okey dokey! I know you're super busy, so whenever you get a chance is fine with me. ^_^
giftofambergiftofamber on August 17th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see the finished result :-)
(Anonymous) on August 17th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
Hey Gillian, this is Dennis! I see you're going to Otakon! I'll be there too, as Ryuji Yamazaki (a fighting game character) and my gf will be Jill Valentine, Vice, and maybe something else. Our group may have a Link and a Zelda too, so look out for us!If anything, drop me a cell# so we can meet up, it's been ages! Later, foo!!!
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on August 17th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: HEY!!!

Where are you guys staying? Randy and I will be at the Tremont with two other friends (and possibly a third if we can find some way to get in touch with her). We're going down tomorrow evening to pick up our registration. My cell phone number is 814-441-2426. Randy's is the same thing minus one. At least one of them will always be on and charged. What's your number? If you don't want to post it here, send it to rydain at gmail dot com.

I'll be at the cosplay.com Dynasty Warriors gathering on Friday at 1 p.m. by the indoor fountains, so if all else fails, go there and look for the nincompoop trying to act like the prettiest boy in the Wei army. Aw man, now I really wish we would have had Randy's costume together because I know you would appreciate the BIG FUCKING SWORD.

Looking forward to hanging out wit u, f00!
(Anonymous) on August 17th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Re: HEY!!!
hahaha I'll get it to your email later, I'm at work right now and if I get caught I'm so busted lol but until later---DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!! -Vic Romano
(Anonymous) on August 17th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: HEY!!!
duh, contact info, right hahaha :) email is daedeloth@hotmail.com, if you are on myspace look for oyabun 444 :)