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On a whim, I decided to pull out most of what I had for Arkham Harley Quinn today. There're so many inaccuracies I'm going to have to bear because I'm not capable of making a corset yet, and for the sake of tightlacing, I'm going to have to wear a longer underbust instead (unless my shorter one without a busk actually does tightlace as much as the other one does), and the boots need covering and I need a pigtail wig or need to redo this one as it's dying slowly, and make gloves and bits and bobs, but so far, not looking toooo bad. I think the main thing is "ho'fuck, dat cleavage of doom", as emmy and joe just put it. I can tell I'm going to have much fun in this costume!
Just tried rewashing my Ciel dress. (Quick recap - I commissioned someone to make me a girl!Ciel wig - this was a year or two back before they were all over ebay and there was literally nothing - and she told me she'd be able to dye it the right colour. Stupidly, I agreed - she seemed to have good feedback from the UK lot and her wigs seemed pretty nicely done. I received it, and ...the amount of dye that came off onto my dress and arms and hands and face was just phenomenal. It was badly styled, the wefts she'd put in were showing space at the back, she'd glued bits of it together and it was far too small for my head. Mostly, I'm pissed off about the dye not coming out), So, I wash it in things, and soak the dress and the hat, and do stuff to it that she recommends will help with the dye (that she'd told me was washing clear and was totally absolutely fine despite me being able to press my fingers to it and stuff just coming off) and still nothing. I am fed up. Kinda wish I'd had the balls to email her back after she'd told me to use something on it and demand a refund, but I guess I'm too fucking shy. Ah well. Anyone know anything that ought to get alcohol-based dye out? I think I'll email her back and ghgchgvchgvhgvhg, I've no idea. It was bloody expensive too, and she wanted to dye it green, initially. (And I was going to try selling the dress on as well. No chance of that now.)
Making a shortlist of wigs to buy. Right now I'm looking at Axel, Roxas, Zexion, and boy!Ciel base-wigs, I just want to make sure I don't need anything else before I do the order. I kind of want pigtails as well for Harley (and possibly a new girl!Ciel wig, but they don't do the right colour yet!) but I'll see.
Finished Deep Space and the other one in BBS. Still can't do the fucking ice cream, so I'm playing around in the Mirage Arena for a bit. :/ Still on Ven's story, and it's been about 29 hours. I think I'm going to go start Terra.
Enough whining. I should be programming. Blarghghgvhgv.