As you might have realized by now, I’m a bit of a nerd…and like many of my fellow nerds, I like to go to nerd-related conventions! Also, being crafty, I like to make costumes and dress up. MAGFest is coming up pretty soon, and I’m going to have the opportunity to go! My friends and I have been wanting to go for a while, and we decided to make it a reality. We’ve been planning it for months, so it’s pretty exciting (and a little scary) that it’s almost time.
As for who I will be dressing up as…I’ve been working on my Super Sonico costume for quite a while! Well, I’ve been planning it and preparing the materials, but as is typical of me and many other procrastinators, I have left the bulk of the work until last minute. I’ve got a lot of work done, but there are still some very crucial steps left to go. As long as I put in plenty of work from now until then without goofing off too much, I should get it done without a problem.
One of the things I started working on today is making the “fur” edging for Sonico’s hoodie and boots. Originally I purchased some thin feather boas that I planned to attach to the costume, but after handling them very briefly it became apparent that it was going to be a total pain to go that route. However, after seeing a finished hat made by my friend WoollyRhinoCrafts on her facebook page, I got the idea to construct those pieces after a fluffy yarn instead. A bit more time consuming, but much more durable and easy to sew onto fabric. I purchased a small peg loom used for making large i-cords, and went to town!
Other than that, the majority of the work is done on my shirt and hoodie. I still have to hem the shirt, add ears and a tail to the hoodie, and hem it, but that shouldn’t take too long. I’ve also got the Wig and boots mostly done. The biggest hurdles at this point are the headphones! I can’t believe that I almost forgot about those. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to figure out a suitable way to construct them, but after doing some googling and having some luck looking around at Joann Fabric, I think I came up with a good plan for how to make them. Expect progress pics soon! For now, here’s a picture of the main pieces I have so far.
All in all, I’m really pleased with how this is coming along, but I’m still a little stressed out since I’ve got a lot on my plate between now and MAGFest! I think it will all work out, however, and I’m really looking forward to it.