15 November 2015

"On the Twelfth Week of College..."

This week I have been so busy.  Or at least it's felt like I've been busy.  With cosplay and snowboarding and things... ;)

I had an exam in History of Life the same day as my very first snowboarding competition, that Trails 2 Rails thing I keep talking about.  It was such a good time, even though I didn't do any tricks worthy of note and our team didn't win.  Honestly, it was just fun to get together and snowboard.

Warm ups before the comp.
The competitors (the winning team with new snowboards!)
Tired and happy to be at the end of my very short pro snowboarding career. ;D
So, I also mentioned cosplay has been happening this week... if you saw my last post, you know that I'm working on a new costume.  For Star Wars: The Force Awakens. :D

The idea of cosplaying for the premiere really started to stew in my brain during the past several months, but it's been there ever since the first trailer was released last November (has that really been a year ago now???).  I mean, c'mon.  This movie is basically the event of the decade.  How could I not cosplay for the premiere?! ;D

As far as costume ideas went, they ranged from jedi to stormtrooper and everything in between.  I mean, with a universe as expansive as Star Wars, how does a girl choose just one??  But, in the end, the obvious choice won out:

I initially pushed against this costume, because I knew so many people would be making it.  But, in the end, I decided this wasn't such a bad thing, and Rey was actually a really good choice.  See, I'm a hipster at heart.  I love to be different, unique.  But, I realized, as long as I make this cosplay high quality, screen accurate, and, most importantly, gorgeous, it'll be worth creating, no matter how many other people cosplay Rey. :)

Now that that exposition is over, I'll tell ya all about my progress on this costume so far, with one month left to complete it. :D

Cotton, knit, and cotton gauze.
So, I've got three different fabrics, one of which (the far left in the pic above) I decided actually won't work for the costume.  It's some 100% cotton I got at Walmart that I initially thought would work well for the pants, before I had done much research, but after doing all the research I knew it wouldn't do.  But no matter; I only spent 5 bucks on it. ;)

The other two fabrics I bought at Joann on Monday.  They're so perfect I literally cannot even.  The middle one is for the under shirt/tunic, and is a beautiful and luxuriously soft knit blend.  The last is some absolutely gorgeous cotton gauze fabric (also known as bubble cotton), for the wrap.  It's so light and airy and natural feeling, and is an almost exact match to the fabric used in the real costume.  In case you can't tell, I'm kinda super pleased with it.. ;D

I haven't started sewing yet, since I still have to buy fabric for the pants, and matching thread.  But I have been doing some cutting and pinning.  I've cut out the tunic, using a well fitted shirt as a guide, and pinned it so it fits well.  So now I just have to sew that up to be finished with it.  The wrap is almost done as well, it just needs one seam to connect the two lengths of fabric.  See, the cotton gauze was 45" wide, so I just bought 3 yards and cut it in half lengthwise, and I just have to sew the pieces together width wise to have the proper 6yd wrap which loops at one side.

I always cut too big. xD
Welp guys, it's time for me to go to bed (yes I wrote this the night before I posted ;D).  Hey, leave me a comment telling if you've got plans for the new Star Wars movie, what you think of my next cosplay idea, and if you're looking forward to Thanksgiving? :D

Love you guys!  Until next week! :)


  1. LOVE the cosplay idea! I can't wait to see how it turns out - your creations are always so gorgeous.

  2. Excited to see this costume next to the one I create : Wookie (fake fur) or Stormtrooper (milk jugs) :) They are gonna be amazing!

  3. I'm making a Rey costume too! Can't wait to see yours,
    I love your cosplays!