Happy new year everyone! I know it’s been a few months since my last post, and I totally plan on adding more photos and entries about my Phi costume, but for now, I wanted to give an update on my 2016 plans.
I’ve updated my costumes page. I finally removed Silica from the list, which I never made any real progress on. Unfortunately, as I lost interest in Sword Art Online, I also lost motivation to do the cosplay.
This year, I decided to focus on an Anime I love and continue to follow, which is One Piece! Last year, I started having interest in cosplaying Tashigi. At first, it was because of her Punk Hazard outfit (timeskip), and now I want to do her Alabasta version (pre-timeskip) too. I’m doing the Alabasta one first.
I don’t have any fabric for it yet, but I do have the wig and glasses.
Sorry for the crappy phone photo! I plan on taking better photos after I style the wig. That’s how it is out of the bag.
The wig is the Katinka from Arda Wigs in their “raven” color. I love that it has both blue and black fibers! I feel like that’s perfect for Tashigi. Right now, I’m straightening it with the hot water method, and then I’ll cut and style it afterwards.
The glasses are frames by Steve Madden. I was originally looking for cheap frames that I could put non-prescription lenses in, then I saw this one and fell in love with the color. I ended up ordering them with my prescription so that I could use them for both cosplay and every day use.
Anyway, that’s it for now! After I style the wig, I’ll start drafting the pattern for Tashigi’s jacket. I also have another Phi entry planned once I get around to taking photos.