Okay, so this journal is just putting an idea I had out there, so don't take it too seriously. Or do if you like the sound of it! As some of you may know, I started honing my crafting talents originally for cosplay. I got caught up in making plushies, I fell on hard times, and before I knew it I had no time left between work, bills, and finding a stable location to set up in to actually work with those costume things I enjoyed. Things I had been working on that I had to postpone or more often completely scrap:
7-8ft tall G1 Megatron costume designed mostly off of Megatron's real life alt-mode and the Masterpiece line Megatron
Full set of metal Master Cheif MJOLNIR Mk. V armor from Halo
Final Fantasy VII Cloud Strife costume
Highly expressively faced Deadpool costume
Star Wars Mandalorian armor, either custom or one of the Fetts
Christopher Reeve style Superman costume
And a few others that never really got much done on 'em. I've got ideas all the time about all kinds of crazy cosplay things I know I could bring to life, but I can't do any of them for a lack of time and funds. Like for the past several months I've wanted to do a set of FNaF suits with lights, facial movement, and sound effects. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday because of the creative freedom to dress up as my favorite characters from things with the only limitation being my own crafting skills and what materials I had available. These past few years though I haven't been in a position to do anything of the sort. It's been four years since my last convention appearance.
So I had the idea that maybe some time from now, like this summer or something, I could have a donation deally for making cosplay ideas into reality. I mean, it's something I want to do and still plan on trying to do in the future with my own money and time, but cosplays tend to be even more involved build-wise than lifesize plushies (and those take AGES to do XD). I don't know, it's probably too selfish to even ask. But it was my passion before plush, and if anyone out there would be willing to put anything towards seeing some of my crazy and high-quality costumes let me know. Heck, you could even suggest conventions to attend in the mid-westish US if you're going and you want to see them (and me!) in person. If it's a group cosplay you could get in on that ~ ,^ Or maybe have a thing where if you've donated a certain percentage of the build you get part of or even the whole costume. I could have either a set of rigs I want to work on for people to vote on, or I could have all the costume ideas supplied by the donators. I don't know, it's been an idea I've been sitting on for like a year now.
Let me know what y'all think. Give your suggestions, reasons why you'd be for or against this, or even just tell me if you don't care that I like making costumes because you're just here for the plushies XD Be honest, and thanks for giving this a read.
ALSO! If you were interested in those 1/4 scale ponies that I've been hinting at, I've got some manes to make and then they'll be ready to go. I've got one full mane six set with the option to get the full set at a discount and I'll be willing to make up to six more individual girls on demand. Curious about them? Send me a note!
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