Saturday, 25 June 2011

Otakuthon 2011 Artist Alley Confirmation!

Woo-hoo! I got a space reserved for the AA at Otakuthon 2011. It's montreal's local convention, meaning I don't have to pay for tranportation and accomodation! ^_^  Here's the site, in case anyone is interested in attending:

It's from August 12th-14th which is roughly 10 days before FanExpo. I have a feeling that August is going to be another hectic month, much like May was for me. o_0

I therefore gotta redo my con merch list. I probably won't change the characters all that much, just the quantities. I'm also thinking of making some bigger items, like pillows and cushions.  The one thing that sucks about Otakuthon is that we're not allowed any free-standing displays, meaning I can't bring my shelf that clears up table space (and therefore allows me to show more stuff). Any overhanging display can't be over 4.5 feet either. I'm sure I'll manage something though. ^_^;;

But alas, before all that, I gotta concentrate on the endeavour straight ahead: I shall be on the trek to Windsor this evening. I'm arriving at 5:30AM looks like it'll be a lovely all-nighter on the bus. *bleh* I'm bringing my guitar too (which will be a first on a bus), so I hope he doesn't get damaged or else I will be seriously pissed off. *is really protective of my guitar*

My sexy guitar
I also gotta clean, pack, and see if I could squish in more time to work on plushies. ^_^ I shall report my trip when I get back. The plans aren't set in stone, but I should be back roughly around the 4th.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

FanExpo 2011 Merch List & Tentative Cosplay?

I swear I'm not being overzealous or anything. It's good to plan ahead, right?

So I was thinking of all the characters I felt like making (or remaking) and this is what I came up with. Feel free to let me know if you've got any suggestions because, like always, it's tentative.

[I put in bold the NEW characters that I've never made before]

10” Chibi plush (craft velour) 
ShizuoX2, Izaya,
RussiaX3, AmericaX2, GermanyX2, JapanX2, EnglandX2
Death the kid X4, Soul X3, MakaX2, SteinX2
Ed ElricX3,
GrimmX2, Szayel,     
NX2, BiancaX2, MistyX2, AshX3,
Yami BakuraX3, YugiX2, Seto KaibaX2,
YamatoX2, TaichiX2
GokuX2, GohanX2, VegetaX2, TrunksX2
Asuka, Rei
LX2, MattX2, MelloX2,
=> Quantities are subject to change

Chibi-standard 10” (deersuede)
HitsugayaX2, Ikkaku, Yumi, GinX2, Kyouraku, Ukitake, ByakuyaX2,
Hisagi, Ichigo- getsuga, Shinji, Aizen,

Specials (different patterns)
NightcrawlerX3, GambitX2, WolverineX2, VenomX2, SpidermanX2
PanteraX2, Ulqui-releasedX2
HowlX2, Chihiro, Haku, No-face, Medicine seller, San (Princess mononoke)

Standard 10”(lycra)
Grell, Undertaker, Sebastian, Ciel
Lavi, Kanda, Allen
Squall, ZackX2, Vincent
Fye, Sesshoumaru, Inu Yasha
Yue, Sakura, Li Shaoran  

I'm really looking forward to making the "specials". I'm not sure if I should make Venom and Spiderman because I think they're heavily copyrighted and stuff...same goes for X-men, but there doesn't seem to be an official Nightcrawler plush, so maybe it's fair game? Ghibli also has copyrights, and it does feel weird to pimp Miyazaki's designs, but I love those characters so much and there aren't that many plushies of them out there.

I really want to make the Clamp stuff, especially Yue. He has wings. I liek wings.

I'm currently working on a Sesshoumaru plush. I figure it would be nice to make another one to spread his love, lol.

Anyways, so about the second half of my title: tentative cosplay. I got a DARE from my friend Alice that I wouldn't be able to pull off Hiyori from Bleach. I've got the short stature and the pissy attitude, but she can't see me blonde and says I smile too much! I'm taking up her dare, and within this year, I'm gonna do it~~ Although I hate getting my picture taken, being Hiyori will be AWESOME because I can point the middle finger at people!

While searching for ref photos of her, I came across this one:

It looks like Fanart, anyone know where it came from? That'd be fun to replicate her shirt...because I also love Shinji. <3

On other news, I'm officially running off to Windsor, Ontario next weekend. I'll be gone for a week or so. ^_^

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Presents in the mail

Last week, I got a lot of things in the mail, despite the CanadaPost strike. Surprisingly, ONE of them was an actual gift from my friend in Japan! She visited me at the beginning of May, and I took her to Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Montreal. We were also supposed to go to NYC, but she got sick, so we never made it. She sent me something super pretty.... It's kind of not my style, but I really like it because it's too pretty!

It came in a set of 5.

Friday, 10 June 2011

First Post!

I've decided to start up a blog in order to keep track of the more personal side to Pheleon
Creations. I do a lot of random things aside from sewing... The title of this blog is "Text in Textiles" because I'd like to record the behind-the-scenes of my textile work.

Therefore, this will not only include all the random chapters of my sewing/dyeing process adventures, but also my inspirations and experiences that lead me to my work.