Sunday, July 20, 2014

I Choose You!

Here's all the Pikmin I've been making and some progress pics. The only ones missing are the yellow and rock pikmin; I'm still working on the design as rocks are hard to crochet! The purples still need the hair and the flying ones still need their wings and I plan on re-making the poison ones as the yarn I used wasn't thin enough and made them bigger than they're supposed to be. I plan on making lots of pikmin :)

After crocheting pikmin, I told my brother I was going to move on to Pokemon. He suggested I make Lickitung. I went for it and I loved how he turned out! So I took requests for other Pokemon and they're all going well so far. I love looking at several different pictures and deciding how I want to design it for crochet, but a lot of times I just make it up as I go. Hence having to undo stitches and go back to change something. I redid Lickitung's whole head after deciding how I wanted to do the mouth, and had to undo sewing on Cyndaquil (ugh, sewing!) once I decided how I wanted to do the flames, but it's always a learning experience! I also love that each of them is unique because I don't follow any pattern nor do I write one down as I go, so if I ever make another it might come out differently. Let me know which Pokemon you'd like to see me make!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Asuna Cosplay @ Phoenix Comicon

When I was sick a couple months ago, I decided to watch Sword Art Online in two days. I loved it! I wanted to cosplay Suguha as Leafa, but her costume was a little intense and her blonde hair was just crazy. So I decided to go for Asuna in-game instead. I found the costume online since I knew I wouldn't have time to learn to make one in time for Phoenix Comicon. I decided I would buy it and see how they decided to replicate the costume and I could learn for my next costume. I also bought a wig that was meant to resemble Asuna's hair. Her shoes were pretty pricey online since they were all custom made so I just bought some white high-top vans which worked well and were very comfortable!

I bought a Nerf sword and Grayson painted it silver and blue for me.

I had such a great time at the con! Everyone loved the costume and I was really happy with the number of people who knew who I was and wanted pictures. I even saw a few Kirito's :) I could do it every weekend!