milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki two horns up)
Here's my finished photo guys! :D
2013 Halloween photoshoot!
I titled it "This is Halloween!"
So you guys know from my progress pictures that I was doing a Nightmare before Christmas set. I was inspired to have Skelita as Jack Skellington, and Frankie as Sally. I wanted Spectra to be flying by in place of the ghostly puppy. I posed Skelita and Frankie based on a picture of Jack and Sally that I liked. :3

I got voted into the top five (all entries were in a gallery entry, and votes were sent via pm to the mod), and then those 5 were voted on this week. The competition is now closed! I tied for 2nd place you guys! Eeeee!
This is better with the totally adorbs singsong voice he did, but ya'know.

Because I tied I'm not sure which doll I'm going to get as a prize exactly, I'm going to choose from the remaining dolls (first place choose theirs already of course) and then see if me and the other second place winner want the same doll (if we do, then one of us is randomly chosen and we get our second choice).

But I'm super excited! People liked my stuffs. :3

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you're getting into lots of mischief. :3
hiddles 3d knife
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki pensive)
Continued working on my Lady Loki diadem today! The gold clay looks great. It has fine glitter in it and I was dusted with fine gold glitter (eeee craft herpes~). I was surprised to find how stiff the clay was! It made it a little difficult to get going. I'm not sure if it's just because the clay is older so it was a bit dried out (I haven't had it that long though) or if it's because it's a glittery accent clay. I think it's going to be because of the type of clay it is, but other than this I've only used an accent clay once before (the granitex in the siamese cat). I think it's going alright though.
Obviously unfinished here, but it needed to rest!

I decided Jinafire could come check it out since she has the gold colour scheme. ehehe :3

I'm rather tired though, and it's late, so time for bed.
tired frustrated magnus
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki mischevious)
Continued work on the Lady Loki diadem. It was an epic journey attempting to find my crafting foil. I looked all over the apartment, no dice. I finally flopped down and nearly fell asleep. Scottie asked me what was up, and I told him I couldn't find my foil. He came back a few minutes later with my foil, which somehow ended up in a kitchen cupboard. *facepalm* Why didn't I think of that? lol I have no idea what I'd do without Scottie.

So anyway, got the horns filled out. Planned some detail work on the computer, transfered some of that onto the base. Shaped the base. Hunted down all my gold clay.

Lady Loki diadem progress

I did want to keep working but it's late and Scottie said it would be a better idea to actually get some sleep so I can be functional tomorrow so I can actually be awake to work. Which is a really smart idea.

Something from this weekend that I wanted to note.
There's a commercial on tv that says something along the lines of "Who you love most tells a lot about you". After it went off we both immediately pointed at each other. Scottie said that since he loves me most, that must make him a psychopath. And then I said I wasn't a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath. ehehehe
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki throwing up horns)
Tonight I started on my Lady Loki helmet! I'd really meant to have this started well before now, but I've had a weird... couple of months? xP

Anyway, inkscape is my new best friend. I got the design ready for printing in that program, then I used that to transfer to random cardboard in my house. Since I need to rely only on materials I already have, I think I'm going to try to sculpt this. It's what I'm most comfortable with anyway. At any rate, I need an armature. So that's what this is the start of!

Couple pictures of the start of the process presided over by Ghoulia )

Lady Loki helmet progress
I'm glad you like how it's coming Ghoulia!

Attack of the chicken wire! )

I'm going to fill out the rest with foil and chicken wire, then start in on clay. I'm not sure where the foil went after Scottie cleaned the living room on Friday (which was awesome!) so I can't continue right now. But I should go to sleep anyway. ehehehe n_n'

I'm happy to be working on this though!
Tom Loki success
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki shift)
Here's the backdrop for the set! The moon is huuuuuge. This was just the first coat of watercolours with salt stars and water blooms. The moon at this point is still unpainted.
Monster High set progress

All is not lost on my Loki costume, I don't think. I have ideas you guys.

Randomly watched Salt tonight. I love Angelina Jolie, so it was a movie that I'd been thinking about watching. The premise was rather flawed though, and some of the choices that the characters made in the movie didn't really make much sense. Also, the movie felt like a prequel but there is a sequel in the works so... I did like it though! I liked how badass she was. Also totally loved the Tomb Raider-esque parts. <3

Of course, I didn't really do anything terribly useful tonight because I was just tumblring and watching the movie. I was super excited at work to DO ALL THE THINGS, but once I got home I just felt sort of run down. But tomorrow is Friday and that is good!

It's been cold on my walks home from work. I saw a lot of icing up in the still waters around where I walk.
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki pensive)
Here's the set after I'd put on a few layers of paper mache! That little inner swirl was tricky! I'd meant to take a picture before I'd started to paint, but I'd already started putting on the basecoat when I realized I hadn't yet!

2013 Halloween photoshoot progress
I'm glad that you like it Ghoulia!

2013 Halloween photoshoot progress
Are... are you sure you want to take a nap up there? It seems hazardous. And I'm still painting!
Ok fiiiine.

In other news... there's been something of a snag with my Loki costume. The truck needed brake work. And said repairs were really expensive (though the mechanic was really good about keeping costs down for us, which was amazing). Unfortunetly that means I don't really have a budget for materials. :S More sad then that though is the fact that we're broke again when we were finally getting a little ahead. Looking on the bright side though is that we actually had money to fix the truck.
Really I'm too tired to have feelings though.
loki meh button
I wish that I'd been able to be with Scottie though while he was dealing with truck things, I know how stressful it was for him and if I could have helped I'd have wanted to!
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki face)
So tonight hasn't been quite as productive as I would have liked, since I was sick again this evening. Why must you do this to me body? e_e But I was still decently productive I think. n_n
But I did continue with Phase Two of my photoset! I did work more on the other set piece last night, but I didn't take pictures of that progress. I did take pictures of my work tonight though!

And here we have Ghoulia with the progress report!
Teaser for Halloween photoset
Hrm, I don't think I'm revealing too much, do you?

Teaser for Halloween photoset
You're probably right.

Ghoulia: Graaaaaaaaar
Draculaura: ehehehe!
(When I put Ghoulia back on the doll shelf, I thought she looked like she was gossiping with Lala, so I thought I'd take a picture. n_n)

milleniumgypsy: (Hiddleston- I am the bad guy)
I started in on the next part of my photoset tonight! I had a bit of Phase One left, but I finished that up pretty quicky. Then I could do the next part. I'm going to start working on a different set piece tomorrow. This part is coming along really well though. :3 I'm getting really excited!

Here's Ghoulia with the progress report!
Halloween photoset teaser
What do you mean nobody else speaks zombie?

Well, that may be true, but you still make a great host!
Halloween photoset teaser


In other news, it was super windy today! We were out for a little bit this evening and the stoplight at a busy interection was out. Freaked me out! I trust Scottie's driving but I don't trust anyone else's. xP I just hope that the power doesn't get messed up like it did last fall when things got really windy.
It was also interesting when I was walking home from work, it was so windy on the bridge I felt like I was going to get blown into traffic! xP
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki ehehehe)
So today I worked more on my photo set! I decided to take some pictures. :3

I've decided that Ghoulia can tell you guys everything that I'm doing! Ok Ghoulia, go ahead!
Teaser for competition set 2

Teaser for photo competition set 2

Thank you Ghoulia, I'm sure that was very enlightening to those who speak zombie.
Teaser for photo competition set 2

ehehehe. n_n' I thought it would be fun to use Ghoulia for these posts since she speaks in zombie and the only reason you know what she's saying in the show is because of the other ghouls responses to what she says. x3
milleniumgypsy: (Hiddleston- I am the bad guy)
Here's another teaser picture for the Halloween photoshoot! Vague picture is vague. I hope!

Teaser pic for Halloween photoshoot
I want to show you mooooore

If you saw my tweets, you may have an idea of what I was doing! I am so happy to be finished with the chicken wire armature. I may look like and feel like I've gotten into a fight with a cat, but I'm happy with my result. xD

Then it was on to the messier part of this. As I was working, Scottie said he was going to bed because he was sleepy. I took one look at my goopy hands... and went flailing towards him saying "LET ME LOVE YOUUUU~"
let me love you cranford
He said if I kept my sticky hands away, he'd give me a kiss. ehehehe
I still got a hug though because I said I'd behave and keep my hands off (I did behave too!). xD
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki throwing up horns)
So as I've mentioned last year I did a Halloween picture for the Monster High comm here on lj, and I tend to go all out on things.

So I was inspired by Harry Potter, the scene in the hall with all the floating pumpkins. I decided that Spectra would decorate the halls with ghostly pumpkins. I also wanted pumpkins for the bottom set. I sculpted pumpkins for this.
2012 Monster High Halloween picture progress
I was also sculpting a bluebird at the time, so that's what the other pieces are all about lol.

I needed walls. I painted foam board in black acrylics, then stamped this pattern in gold ink over three panels. I tell you, this took forever. It looks nice though.
2012 Monster High Halloween picture progress

I should take a picture of the little paintings on the wall. I found these really cute stamps at Michaels of witches. I decided that I loved them and they should be on the walls. I stamped that onto pieces of watercolour paper and painted them in watercolours. I gave them frames of gold glitter foam.
2012 Monster High Halloween picture progress
Also, I don't have progress pictures of it, but the pumpkins were transparent solid pumpkins. Scottie helped me out by drilling out holes so they could be inserted onto the LED lights. We might have lost a few drill bits that day. (He is amazing btw, I can't imagine what I would have ended up doing had I attempted drilling them myself.)

I got Spectra hung in a little harness of fishing line, and I hung Rhuen (Spectra's ghost ferret) and Sir Hoots a Lot (Ghoulia's owl), and strung the pumpkins.
2012 Monster High Halloween picture
It was down to the wire on time though, so I didn't get as good of a shot as I wanted. I'd been working on this project for 2-3 weeks and of course I wasn't finished until the day the photo was due. xD

Still, I did the best I could. I picked a photo from the millions I took, and then removed all of the strings and things in the gimp, and posted with about 10 minutes or so before the deadline. xD
I'm hoping that my photography skills have improved over the last year. :D
Monster High Halloween set

I won 5th place, and as a prize I got my gorgeous Little Dead Riding Wolf! She was a doll that I wanted so bad, and from the prizes it was the doll I wanted most, so it was amazing that she was still available as a prize!
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki throwing up horns)
Hey guys! I finalized my costume design! I took the armour and jacket and sort of merged it into a battle dress. xD It's an imperfect drawing, but I was only focused on getting out a design. I have never done a fashion drawing before actually, but I don't think they're terribly concerned with the realism of the model. lol
My Lady Loki costume design
Please ignore the fact that my model looks like an alien giraffe

I'm not sure exactly what materials I'm going to use. The real costume is leather of course, but that's expensive and heavy. Expensive is the more important thing here though. I'm more concerned with it looking good though over comfort, because if it looks like crap because I have the wrong fabric why did I bother, ya'know? I'm considering looking to snag some thrift store/ebay/etc leather trench coats or something to cannibalize.

I've been trying to figure out exactly how the back of the costume works (the flowy bits in the back are my most favorite design element), but I wasn't having the best luck finding good reference photos of the back. I have seen useful video though, though that can be a hazardous proposition. "Oh, I'm just watching this for, erm, research!" *afterward* "Oops, wasn't paying attention to what I meant to! Gotta watch it again I guess, daaarn."
Loki that was the plan
Shhhhhhhh Loki!

Unrelated, we also started to make candles tonight! I took a couple of pictures of the process, they're under the cut if you want to see them. Basically we need candles for ritual, and we can't ever find the right colours, and we want unscented candles because we burn incense but the large majority of candles seem to be scented already... so we got a candle making kit and are trying out making our own. We just wanted to try some simple white votives for a first try.

Candle making pictures )

My mom used to make fancy candles when I was growing up, so I have a bit of an idea of how it works. If I was currently speaking to my mom, I would consider asking her about it. xP

I was planning on doing more this weekend, but I actually ended up being really sick. e_e Because of this I haven't been quite as productive as I would have hoped, but I don't think I did too terrible.

I did play Borderlands 2 with Scottie more, we are at an important story point and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA THE FEELS
milleniumgypsy: (Hiddleston- Long live the King)
So I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, or the night before, or... not sure when I actually slept well last exactly. I was considering going to sleep earlier... but then I put on the Hollow Crown on PBS because I wanted to see if the HD made things even shinier. (I'm going to have to compare later, I have it on the DVR).
Prince Hal intro

So then I watched it all the way through again. Much flailing and fangirl squealing was to be had. I'd wanted to hold off on talking too much about it previously since I knew it wasn't going to be on tv until tonight. :3

I should have gone to sleep then, but since it went off I've just been bopping around the apartment because of all the fangirl feels. lol
Hiddles dance 1Hiddles dance 2
I think I'm also slightly (slightly? loooool) delirious from lack of sleep, but hey, at least I'm having fun?

I did some writing on my book, yay for inspiration! I still have a lot of plotbunnies to get in my book, but I don't think I'm really going to have time to write until November because I have so much stuff going on lol. I think I might do nano again this year?

There's a couple of things I want for my Monster High photoshoot, one might be more difficult than I was expecting to get. One thing is just an art supply so that should be easy enough. The other is a doll, which I didn't think would be as hard to find as it seems like it's going to be.

I also looked for Loki!boots again tonight. Still no luck. Well, that's not exactly true. There was a really neat boot that Scottie found for me. I went to go look for a slightly bigger size since that boot was a bit small looking for me. I then realized that they were kid's boots. I have bought kids shoes before, but they were still a bit small. I'M NOT KIDDING WHEN I SAY I'M SMALL. xD
I'm going to need like platform stillettos to be big enough. Let's just ignore the fact that shoes like that would probably just make me average hieght maybe
I also found a REALLY, REALLY awesomely perfect looking boot. But they were $70, which is outside of my budget. xP It's possible that they were terribly uncomfortable or wouldn't have even fit, I didn't actually try them on since I wasn't going to buy them. But my quest for Loki!boots continues. xP
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel Loki incredulous)
Today after work me and Scottie went to the Witch's Ball planning meeting. We met at the same cafe we were at last time. I think at our first meeting there were 6 of us in total, though obviously more people for planning something like this would be better. I wasn't prepared to find 14 (or more?) people at tonight's meeting! At least one of them wasn't even going to be in the country during the ball, and I've never seen him at anything before (and I think he lives somewhere else?). He donated something to the auction which was nice, and he had suggestions which were probably helpful, but it was weird. There were other people like that at the meeting and I was slightly perplexed.

We have a location, which is good. Tickets will be $20 per person, which is about what I was expecting (but it is expensive), even for people on the planning committee. I had assumed we'd be paying to get in anyway, but the priestess said that she'd been planning on not making the planners pay until just now because we're getting the event catered (which we weren't going to do before). I'd rather it not be catered tbh. Apparently we're getting seafood chowder for a light dinner (which I'm not excited about) made by a chef who always does Mexican, but he's bored of Mexican! So he can expiriment with something else!
Erm, am I alone in wondering if this is the best plan? o_O Also, $20 seems expensive for a light soup meal.

I am a bit annoyed to pay the exact same price to go this party as someone off the street who will just be going in to have fun when we've been and will be putting time and effort into making the party happen. Scottie and I will be essentially "working the front desk" as it were, greeting guests and delivering them to the announcer (I have no idea how long this will end up taking, but we're not going to be at the actual party during this time), and we're going to set that up as well as get the materials for it together, etc. Scottie says that I don't have to do it since he volunteered for it (though probably more accurate was that we were volunteered for it and we were ok with it), but I really do want to do it. It's just, I dunno, now it feels unappreciated. Does that make sense? I'm ridiculously tired so maybe it doesn't.

Then the rest of the meeting was frustrating for various reasons. Because of the above ticket thing, the planning that involved giving them more resources was a bit annoying. Hey everyone, one person decided that we all need to bring in dessert (but, we're being catered?), who wants to buy decorations, you guys should donate stuff for our auction, who wants to stay and clean up after the drunk people, etc etc. The theme of "pay us for the privilege to give us your time and resources" is a big pet peeve of mine though, regardless of what's going on. It just rubs me the wrong way. Obviously I'm ok with helping, and I'm ok with paying, but I couldn't help but be a bit frustrated anyway. I think it had a lot to do with how it was handled.

I was also getting really stressed out at the meeting because it was just so loud and overwhelming. Scottie and I were sitting near the back of the room so I didn't really feel like I could contribute much of anything. I mean, Scottie was sitting right next to me and he didn't know what I was saying half the time. There were some people at the meeting who were rather loud and just rub me the wrong way. There was a lot of energy in the room and it was stressing Scottie out (which also gave him a headache, which makes me worry), and him being stressed out and in pain was stressing me out, and I have social anxiety as it is so just being in that environment stresses me out, and ugh. e_e That wasn't what I was expecting at all.

With these things and some other less definable frustrations, I just ended up really wanting to scepter smack SOMEBODY as the meeting went on.
Loki wants to smack you

Scottie left for a little bit to get some air, and he brought in my sketchbook when he came back. I am happy to report that I have a pretty nice design going for my costume now! lol
I was actually keeping stuff together pretty well by channeling energy into drawing (and I do art while doing other things all the time, so I was still paying attention to the meeting), but then someone asked me to stop for reasons that I couldn't figure out because it was too loud, which Scottie told me why once we were out and it was ok... but I was like "how is my drawing stressing you out? I... what? Dx" And then she kept projecting her unknown stress at me and that certainly didn't help anything. Everything just went downhill from there for me.

We ended up ducking out before the end of the meeting because I was having an anxiety attack and Scottie was also ridiculously stressed out. *facepalm* Anyway, it's taken me forever to unwind from that.

I am still excited about the party though, and my costume, and everything, but I was frustrated so I wrote this. I'm not sure why exactly now though. *facepalm*

I was totally going to post about more interesting things and then I got off on this tangent! aaaaa Now it's time for bed though (it was a while ago though *koff*)
milleniumgypsy: (Hiddleston- Long live the King)
I was totally inspired today for my Monster High Halloween competition photo. I ask of my muse, muse smacks me with inspiration scepter, and all is good with the world. I am really, really excited about this! Of course, I can't say anything about it until after the photo is submitted, but I'll probably still flail around in my journal about it.

Tomorrow I have a dentist appointment, which to make up the time for I've been working extra throughout the week. It's nothing major, but I'm always all antsy when it comes to the dentist.

Watched the next part of the Hollow Crown, Henry IV pt 2.

So sleepy, I hope I'm making some semblence of sense. I still need to do a proper post on this, but my brain has just stopped working and I'm about falling asleep on my keyboard. So tomorrow!
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel Loki frustrated)
So I'm still not exactly back to normal, but I'm working on it. I'm getting more used to the kitty not being here. It's still sad, but it's slowly getting better. I still need to distract myself a lot though. n_n'
However, I'm getting behind on my sculpting, costume, and Monster High Halloween competition picture. Those last two are time sensitive though, so that's not great. I've still been working on my comics a lot, so that's not really being affected.
Also, I'm being pretty terrible at keeping up commenting, sorry guys! *hugs* I just don't seem to have the mental energy required to do my normal stuffs. n_n'

I sketched out an idea I had for the Monster High Halloween picture for this year, but I wasn't happy with it. I'm going back to the drawing board for that, but my muse hasn't been terribly helpful on this project (mostly I'm getting inspired for unrelated things). I hope to be properly inspired for this though soon!
I just realized that I never actually posted last year's picture on my journal! Oops! I meant to do a whole work in progress thing, since I did a lot of work on the set. Maybe I'll do that sometime this week? I just had to keep the whole thing under wraps until the competition, which I'll of course have to do again this year, but that doesn't apply to last years picture.

I've been looking for boots for my Loki costume. I'm ridiculously short, so I should wear heels. (And she should have heels, but my lack of height still stands ehehehe as a valid reason). I don't wear heels. I am sad because I did have an pair of boots that is back with my family in Michigan that was amazing. They were long black leather boots, with an awesome high chunky heel. They were ridiculous and amazingly comfortable! I wore them with my Dark Willow Halloween costume. I took my sister and brother out trick or treating, I walked around for hours in them and my feet didn't hurt.
As I'm small, it's hard for me to find shoes for ~adults~ because like the rest of me my feet are small. :/ Also, it seems like a lot of the shoes I'd want are made for people with narrow feet. I forgot what looking for ~fancy~ shoes was like.
Loki its madness
Thank you Loki, I agree.

I've drawn out the main part of the costume that I want to do. I'm thinking I'm going to make the costume a bit lighter so I can dance in it more easily. (From the field work I've done in my work attire, I really, really understand the problems Hiddles had with the real Loki armour).
I need to finish up the planning and start in on fabrication. Scottie has been looking for things I can use in the costume because he's amazing! <3

I forgot the Voice was starting back up again! We watched that tonight. I was pleasantly surprised to not be drowning in country. I don't dislike country, but I have to be in the mood for it and last season burned me out on country so bad because that was all they did omg.
I was so amused by the girl that pounced on Adam! And the guy that said he was afraid he'd be too distracted by Adam's handsomeness. lol I thought it was fun to have the original judges back together. I don't think anyone has really blown me away yet, we'll have to see who ends up being my favorites.

And now, for The Hollow Crown! Saturday we watched Richard II, and I was really impressed by Ben Whishaw's performance! I just wanted to make things alright for him, even though I knew it wasn't to be. I was certainly excited to see it, but of course I was most excited to watch Hiddles as Prince Hal/Henry V. I've watched Part I so far, and OMG ALL THE FEELS.
I really need to get to bed, so I won't start writing about that just yet, but yeah. *points up to gif*
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki pensive)
new followers- Tom
Welcome to my new friends! Please keep your hands and feet inside of the vehicle at all times. Hiddles raptors are known to roam freely around here.
hiddles raptor
Wait, I'm not sure that being caught would be a bad thing. So I guess... do what you want! xD

Sorry things have been so quiet around here so far! n_n' Normally I post more frequently. The last couple of days we've been off doing costume supply recon for Halloween. I've been working on figuring out the design of my Loki costume, and how I'm going to do it. I -think- I'm going to do a paper mache covered in paperclay armour for my costume. I've seen some nice work with that! Normally I work with polymer clay, and I've done stuff with resin, but I don't know that polymer clay is the right stuff for the job and I'm not sure resin would set properly when it's been so cold. Plus I don't think I'd have enough resin. So that's where I am on that.

Scottie is probably going to do book Dresden from the Dresden Files, thank you [ profile] gweniveve_skyes for the idea! <3 We found a cheap black coat at the thrift store today that will work for the costume, and we're figuring out the rest.

I suggested Thor to Scottie, but erm, neither of us ship Thorki and he brought up the fact that we'd be unintentionally doing that all night. xD Oops! So probably not that. It would be amusing to see if anyone had Loki feels if I was hugging on a different Marvel character though ehehehe

In other news, I've been feeling like this for a lot of the week for various reasons, which has also been a cause for less frequent posts. n_n'
flashback loki
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki throwing up horns)
So I have a question for everyone! So, remember that semi-formal Halloween costume ball (magic themed) I'd posted about earlier? I'm going as Loki still of course. I even found an awesome cheap necklace at Forever 21 today that I'd seen someone talk about on a costume forum that I'm going to use in my costume! It looks like the gold bit on his chest. It might not work, but if it doesn't it's totally something I can wear on regular days when I'm not wearing the Loki charm necklace I made. ehehehe I was so excited that it was there, because I couldn't remember if it was an old post or not that I saw talk about it!
Loki uncontrollably pleased

So ya'know, I know what I'm doing. Scottie doesn't know what he's doing though. Can anyone think of fun costume ideas for a male magic user? He's tall and he has long hair. It would be awesome if it could be somewhat connected to my costume in some way, but that is in no way necessary.
I think his not knowing what he wants to do is stressing him out, and that's not good for either of us. This is supposed to be fun after all!
I bribe you with Hiddles hugs!
milleniumgypsy: (Loki kneel before him)
In my headcanon, Twyla and Spectra were destined to be friends since the first time I saw Twyla! xD I haven't seen anything with Twyla in it yet, so I don't know how this actually would work. lol But I decided I'd take my pictures of my new bb with Spectra. :3

Aw, your dust bunny is cute!
Aw, your dust bunny is so cute!

A few more pictures! )

I was going to take pictures outside, but it was cloudy. It also started to rain, and the wind was really kicking up. I was afraid that we were going to have another windstorm like we did last fall, the one that kicked out my power for a couple days. So far it's not that bad. lol

In other news, on Friday I went with Scottie to a Halloween ball planning meeting for the wiccan group we're looking to become a part of. They want to do a Halloween semi-formal costume ball, and us witches should come dressed as, well, witches.

The first thing that I thought of was LOKI IS TOTALLY A MAGIC USER I CAN BE LADY LOKI. Somehow I don't think that Loki's horned helmet is exactly what they meant by a pointy hat... but what can I say?
loki I do what I want
And the pointy hat thing was more of a suggestion, since they said we could also come as zombies or whatever. I'm still following a magical theme! And of course, *points up at gif*

I said Scottie could dress as regular Loki. This is what came to mind...
I don't think he's going to do that, but we're not actually sure what he'll want to do. We'll see.

I'm also not sure exactly which Loki I want to be. Avengers Loki? Thor Loki? Which costume out of those? Comic book Lady Loki? I'm probably not going to do kid Loki or comic book Loki.

It just seems so perfect... because I was actually wanting to make a costume for the Loki 2 Thor 2 premiere... And I wanted to do a costume for the work Halloween costume contest (WHICH HOW COULD I BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN LOKI). So uhm, that would be like three times that I'd wear the costume within a couple of weeks? lol There's also a local con sometime this fall that I could go to. I've never been to a con before, but I've always wanted to!

When I was originally thinking about doing this, one part of my brain was saying "But I'm not tall enough/thin enough/imposing enough/whatever enough to pull this off" but the much larger part of my brain was like "THIS IS LOKI WE'RE TALKING ABOUT I DO WHAT I WANT." I think Loki is a good influence on me.

Now... I do a lot of figure sculpting, and I've even made some doll clothes. But I've never made a costume before? I'm not sure how this should work. Scottie had some AMAZING ideas, but I'm not sure if we'll have the time/money to pull them off. Maybe on a different year? Scottie has made clothing for both of us though, so he actually knows what he's doing. I hope that I'll be able to do more than just Kermit flail at the project. n_n'

Anyway, I'm REALLY EXCITED about this idea and I have NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING. What could go wrong? xD

I also am considering dying my hair black with indigo. I've only ever hennaed my hair though, I've never even considered going black! I've actually been meaning to get henna to do my hair again, but I'm so torn because I also want to do black (I'd still have to henna first for the indigo to take though, so I guess that doesn't change). I did Dark Willow one year for Halloween, and I did non-perm black hair. I was trying to find a picture of it to see what I looked like but I couldn't find anything. It's probably all back with my family in MI, boo.

Another thing that I'm concerned about though is that I am currently losing weight, so if I make a costume now I'm going to be smaller by Halloween. I'm not sure how to plan for that. Plus, I'd rather make a costume that I'd be able to use more than one year?
milleniumgypsy: (Happy Halloween pumpkin)
So the day before Halloween I had washed the pumpkin to carve later that evening. Before I started on that however I took some pictures with the ferts and the pumpkin! I wanted to see what they thought of it. I got a couple of shots of them checking it out before they got bored and wandered off. lol

Gwin (white ferret) was hanging out in their carrier. They like to sleep in it, and have dragged in their favourite towel to make it more comfy.

A few more pictures )

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