melaniesuzanne: (Adventure Time: FinnXFionna)
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In early June, the beau and I trekked out to a photographer friend’s home for a few hours of goofing around in front of the camera. We had a blast unleashing our inner post-apocalyptic teenagers.


WHAT TIME IS IT??
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This is what 40-year-old goofballs look like.
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(Indoor photo by Chip York Photography and outdoor photos by Monika Townsend. Jake & Cake plushies by XOFifi.)

And because I’m so proud of it, I have to share a few photos of the sword I (okay, we) made for my Fionna cosplay. It started as a sketch on a piece of cardboard so that the beau had the appropriate shape and dimensions. He drew the individual pieces on another piece of cardboard and cut them out. I assembled the parts with layers of masking tape.

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He glued in a stabilizing dowel and I taped everything up. He then hit the sword with a few coats of primer. I used six different shades of pink on the planes and edges and five coats of spray gloss to make the sword look crystalline. Et voila!

sword-3

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As this was the first non-fabric accessory I’ve made, I don’t think I could have done so well without the beau’s expertise and guidance. We made a good team and I’ve got all sorts of warm fuzzies about the props we’ll be making for future cons and next year’s Steampunk World’s Fair.

Date: 2014-06-23 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danabren.livejournal.com
You are such an adorable pair of dorks!

Date: 2014-06-23 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melaniesuzanne.livejournal.com
Aw, shucks.

I'm so happy to have found someone who enjoys playing dress up as much as I do. He says he's always wanted to cosplay and it was complete synchronicity that I'd decided to head in that direction around the time that we started dating.

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