So I find myself embarking on a few different projects, cosplay-wise. I threw around a lot of ideas: the flight suit I said I was going to make (materials were too hard to find), the card Angelic Destiny from Magic: The Gathering (too obscure), Impa from Skyward Sword (not a stick). Eventually, though, my friend came up to me saying she wanted to be Sylvanas Windrunner.
Part of me was like, oh goodness, more WoW things? And then part of me was like, goody! More WoW things! And then I started looking into actual WoW characters and reading the lore that I never really got into whilst playing the game. Besides Sylvanas, I believe the most badass female characters to be found in the lore are found within the Night Elf race. (Maybe I'm a little biased.) Tyrande would be a good option, but the detailing on her gown is really intense and her new model looks kind of silly. So I went for the next most powerful and probably more awesome option: Maiev Shadowsong!
I am very excited to get started with it and to make my first armor costume. I hope it ends up looking as awesome as I envision it. I hope.
So then, my sister's fiance comes up to me and asks if I would maybe please make an Arthas (The Lich King) costume for him. Goodness gracious. Look at this guy.
I mean, after staring at it for a while it started to look pretty doable, but still. That's a lot of materials and time and everything. I felt like I couldn't say no, and it'll be good practice, I'm just not as enthused about it as I am about my own costume. I guess because I don't get to wear it. But he's paying for materials and labor, so I can't complain. I get to get money doing something I enjoy!
Maiev is going to happen this December (I hope I can get it done in that time frame. Otherwise it's coming back to my dorm with me.) Arthas is going to happen when it happens. And I'm going to be helping my friend with her Sylvanas. So this'll be a fun filled adventure!