As usual, I go quiet for a long time, and then I make a ginormous post, so here goes:
I have concluded, especially after the last week, that June is a particularly fatal month for celebrities. =\
My deepest condolensces to the families and friends of Mr. McMahon, Ms. Fawcett, Mr. Jackson and Mr. Mays.
If I'm missing a few other big names that have passed this month, well, fill them in. Each loss has been utterly tragic
for the pop culture world.
That said, holy crap, a lot of those deaths were fairly unexpected! So much for the month of June being for the brides! D:
I think of those names who have passed, the one I feel most upset for is Michael Jackson and Billie Mays. Ed McMahon was fairly up there in years,
and Farah Fawcett was battling cancer, so they weren't completely out of the blue, though still very depressing. Jackson and Mays though?
Wow. Just wow. Mays was literally a surprise, and I think if anyone had been watching Michael closely over the last decade or so, they might
have seen traces of a problem there. I always felt terrible for him ever since those BS accusations were made, as that's when I can really tell
his attitude and outlook really took a blow. His music videos definitely lost a lot of the playful atmosphere, and the songs definitely got a lot
As for Billie Mays, if we are to learn anything from this, it is that you should never take head injuries lightly. =x
____( In other, slightly more personal news...Collapse )
On the cosplay front, Hinata's dress
from her date
with Naruto in the Konoha Gakuen Den special
is almost completed. Now I just need to get the hat, shoes and pendant. Possibly the picnic bag if I can swing it. The shoes and hat will only require slight modification. :3 Yay for comfy cosplays!
SPEAKING OF COSPLAY...
I'm well aware that fabric can be pretty costly, and hard to come by right now. And the urge to make your own clothing is probably
pretty strong right now, assuming that you're like me and find most of what is available in stores right now to be rather bland and/or unappealing.
Well, I think I can possibly find a decent solution for most cases.
Behold, my supplier
Get this--James did this in ten minutes and still wasn't able to get a shot of everything available. We're talking literally wall and walls of satin, several barrels of various silks (including china silk lining), a WHOLE ROOM dedicated to spandex/vinyl,
as well as a room for trim, buttons, zippers, elastic, etc. There is another fairly large room with clearance fabric, and whole aisles full of various cottons, polyester, upholstry material, suitings material, etc.
In short, there's a damn good chance I can find what you need for a decent price--for example, shawnyw
is also doing a version of Hinata's date dress from the same special, and I was able to get all her material for under $20. That's a good couple of yards of heavy duty satin which is completely hand washable and does not bleed.
So here's the deal--if you're not in my area (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX) and you're in need of some quality fabric for a good price, let me know. I will do my best to make it happen. :3
Also, here is a magnificent bead store
just down the street from the fabric store :3
Anyhow, I'm gonna run. I've got a really bad ache in my lower back. DX