Ah, May. The month I realize there are less than five weeks of school left and freak out by trying to sew with both hands and my right foot at once in order to get my projects done before I become the full time personal assistant for my kids over the summer.
This month I have two big cosplay projects on my list as well as a writing goal.
Alice In Wonderland:
Coming up in June is the Fremont Solstice Parade. It really isn’t one of those things that can be explained so much. It needs to be experienced. Think living street theater meets naked people on bikes in a parade. Each year I do photography for the parade. It involves a lot of dodging people on stilts in either pouring rain or 80 degree weather. So why not add a costume! Last year was Steampunk Mad Hatter and this year Alice!
I will do a post in the future about the inspiration but as of right now I have most of the jumper finished as well as the gloves.
This month I need to finish the jumper, apron, and blouse, and start on the Cheshire Cat backpack.
Okay, okay I have no clue what I am doing here so slow and steady is key. Thankfully this doesn’t need to be done until October but my boss (Squirt) tries to keep moving up the timeline on me. I’m starting to wonder if she just has that much confidence in me or thinks I am a robot.
This month goal is to finish the jumpsuit and research various materials for the armor. (craft foam vs eva foam? Opinions anyone?)
That’s the working title who a short story I have been babying/avoiding for months. A fun little story about a young cargo pilot facing some ethical issues and DNA storage. There has been a lot of research on my end regarding DNA storage which is a rather new and currently not a viable way to store information due mostly to cost, so there has been a lot of imaging what the world would and could look like if it was practical.
I have several drafts written, but it is time to focus and fully flesh out the characters.
This months goal is to get a tight and clean outline to work with.
That’s my months. What are you working on?