So April turned out to be a rather busy month... not as busy when I was working on the Make A Wish Cosplays, but busier than my usual lazy days. It was really more just having fun with friends both at the Vampire Masquerade Ball and Sakuracon.
I tried to finish a completely new outfit for the masquerade but I once again had difficulties in getting the velvet to behave the way I wanted. As I got closer to the day of the masquerade, I had quickly switched gears and put something less fancy together but still worked out fine.
Afterwards, I had to make another but more simple outfit for Sakuracon. That was also cutting it close and I did end up sewing on the train ride up to Seattle. Unfortunately, I only realized once I got to the hotel that I was missing a key piece to the bolero I was making. That put a huge wrench in my plans and spent some of that evening looking through Ross for something I could use to replace the missing piece to no avail (well, I did find a few things but could justify spending $20 for something I was going to take apart). I let it be for the evening though as I resolved to take a look at what was in the dealer's hall at Sakuracon itself. What I ended up settling on was a black haori (I also got a petticoat, choker, and cat ears). I brought that back to my hotel room and cut the haori to be shorter and finished that end with some ribbon and a clasp. It ended up looking really good altogether.
I then managed to convince some friends to do the photobooth with me... none of them have ever done the photobooth before which was amusing.