W.I.P: Noin jacket almost done!

Well, i have been talking about making my own Noin costume for a long time, and now I have finally gotten started and am soon done! I got to do a lot on it in the summer vacation back home with my family, and it was really fun!

This is what I started with, I did my best to get all of it right, and when it was all put together the only problem I had is that I have a fair bosom XD But I didn’t really care, since Noin is a boy, and I have bought a lot of bandages to pull my chest in XD.

I also didn’t like the arms and collar on this, and I also decided to put on a lot more stuff to make it more special XD

Ah, the beginning, when it all seemed so difficult and the end seemed so far away!

Then I got the entire base gone trough summer vacation! Or most of it. Still didn’t have the collar or the arms finished, but I were really proud about the frills=)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, this has been a post with a lot of pictures XD Ended up watching other things and didn’t get to write so much XD

Will put a brooch on the jabot, and then arrange the arms right! After that it is over to the top hat!!!

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First off, I did not go to Japan, I got into Hokkaido, but I didn’t go because of different reasons. I have mixed feelings about it, I am happy that I didn’t have to go trough all the things I needed to do for the travel and move, but on the other side I am sad that I won’t be going, even thou I know that there would be little chance of me acctually being able to get trough a year with classes only in Japanese. Now I am taking the one year course in history to get my free study points and I am trying to find a job so I can get more money for when I am done here! But other than that:

Yay! I got my first package today! I have ordered a few things when I got money again! (But since I want a Cintiq 12, I were also smart and have put a lot of money into a savings account, and I hope that I will have enough to buy one for myself for christmas and also have money to spare for the time after school is over!)

I ordered two really cheap cross stitch kits from a chinese seller on ebay, and I think I might get them next week or something. (Which means I have one week to at least finish the one I am working on now XD) I will show you pictures of them when they come=)

I also have ordered a school book, that I really need XD I et my first hand in task tomorrow XD

Other than that I have become a member of Sylvanian families fanclub in Norway, and am waiting for the member gift ^-^. (I’m a kid at heart! That is my excuse!)

But today I got my first packet! It was the Sound Horizon Marchen DVD!!! I were too late to get the limited edition, but that is ok ^-^. And since it was cheaper than buying from Outland, I also ordered the newest magazine of “ゴス・ロリ”(Gothic lolita), since I had so much fun with the Noin jacket I were making, I decided to just start collecting them. It has a lot of inspiration, and also, for that many patterns for unique clothes, under 18 dollars are really cheap.

I have made a lot of manly costumes, but I wonder if I should try and make a dress one day? The good thing with Noin is that he is quite flexible XD

The Marchen DVD comes with two disks, one with one type of sound and the other with another type of sound (I am so smart!) Most of it is written in german so I don’t know a thing of what stands there XD.

It comes with japanese subtitles, but it only appears when they speak german.

If you have downloaded the consert, you can go to the international sound horizon fan page, white crow, and you can get the subtitles in english! It was really helpful!

Other than that I am hurt again, I have walked too much in bad shoes and my foot went owie… But I am using creme on it and walk as much as I can to get to school, then it goes owie on the way back home (*Random adorable crying eyes begging for attention and love*). I might have to get to the doctor next week if it don’t get better.

I am almost done with my Noin costume, and I will make a blog post with the details of my awsome sewing work soon, and I will also make a post with what I think about the Marchen consert, and also the new things I found out thanks to it! I think I understand the deal with Elizabeth and why she had to call her brother for father.

I will come back to that soon=) I’ll just leave you with a little tease:

 

 

 

 

My fingers hurts a little XD

I have been sewing like crazy XD I have the start of the jacket done now, but I can’t continue until I figure out how to expand it a little, since I were stupid enough to make it too small XD I will just cut up the back and add some more there, and then try and splice in more at the front XD

Don’t look that great yet, but I am really proud of the seams this far=) I have even made it look good on the inside now=)

But since I have to get more on the front, I have to take of the red ribbon I used, but I wonder if I should take a trip into town tomorrow (since it is comic day on outland) and buy some smaller ribbons at the fabric store.

I also started on the newest cross stitch yesterday, and it is so adorable! XD

I just love the colors on this! I haven’t made anything with this many colors before! It is also small, so it won’t that that much time, I just want to sit and work on it between exam work.

I have finished my bachelor about Kuchisake-Onna now, and I just have to get in this semester’s grammar before my exam XD

Wish me luck!

ゴス・ロリ vol.15

I just finished my bachelor hand in, and I had my last japanese class for this semester. Only thing left now is to wait for feedback and then correct the bachelor, and a exam the 19th May.

So, with my exam closing in, I know what I should do! Read all I can each day and do tasks and look over the mistakes I have done trough the year!

And of course I suddenly get the urge to do everything else XD

But the 4th of may is my birthday, so I am going to take it easy until then and just relax a little. I have a presentation about the yokai Kuchisake-Onna for class on monday, but that won’t be so har since it is my bachelor and I have already written 11 pages about her.

So I were at Outland today, and saw the newest vol. of Goth Loli, and I really didn’t think about buying it since it is expencive! But when you think about it the deal is great, there is about 10 patterns in it for the price of maybe 2!

I saw at least two patterns in it that I loved! And one of them were even one of the three that has full size patterns to follow! Lucky!

So I bought it XD. I know I have my Noin costume to do too, but I almost got blisters from working on it because it is more expensive fabric, so I will wait until I get home for the summer since my mom has fixed her sewing machine, and I might ask my brother’s wife if I can borrow hers if mom’s break again.

The first pattern I liked were one of a dress, or more like a top with a skirt attached to it XD I don’t like wearing dresses, so if I make it I will just make it a top and use it with pants I think ^-^.

I love the de-attached arms a lot, and also the de-attached skirt XD It is adorable!

The other pattern is the one that I plan on starting on now. I guess it is one of those I really can’t use outside, but I really liked it! More clothes for Noin!! *runs exited in circles*.

I decided to take other colors than the ones here, and I bought 2 meters to get started with it ^-^ (I’ll soon be poor again…) It is thinner fabric this time, since I can’t get my needles trough the other fabric now to save my life! I wonder if I will make the shorts too? It would be nice to have shorts for the summer XD Maybe I could use it all if I decided to go for Desucon this year? It would be really fun to go as Noin! And the best thing is that since he is a original character I can use what clothes I like! XD

I hope the colors won’t be too bad, if so I will just buy black or grey and then sew it on as the front and this color can be the inside lining instead XD. I have found out now that I love different tones of violet and purple XD

I love the back and the half skirt around the sides! I’m not sure about the arms, and I might change them a little. Maybe I should try and use the same arms as the top over? Not all of it, but the lower part XD.

Well, before I can do any of it I have to clean my room a little, had visit trough easter, and then I had bachelor and kanji test XD, so this place is a mess! I also have had fun bidding on cross stitch sewing kits on the net, and I might post some pictures of them too later!=)

And Pangya has launched the new season! I got 101.000 pang from the last hole on the special shuffle course!! *LA* I also won a lot of rares before it, and won a lot from the rally. I have elf ears for Nell now, and I have both the wedding dress for Hana, and the magical set for Lucia! Also the other cuts for some of them ^-^

A few interesting things… and the end of the world apparently…

Firstly it seems like the end is comming… No, I mean it, we suddenly had snow early here in Bergen, and it was really fun! I was happy ^.^ But then we had a sudden thunder storm! Serious! We had lightning and thunder! And snow!

It was really fun XD

(Ooh XD Look at all the snow and the dark thunder clouds in the distance…no, wait… what?)

Then this weekend we had more fun here in Bergen! Some students from my class arranged the Japan Day, a event to make people more aware of Japan and all the awsome that Japan is XD I didn’t help arranging the day, but I vouleentered to help on the day itself! I had clothes corner and play corner XD (I sat most of the day and folded Origami and helping others with it even if I had just seconds before learned to make the crane XD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(My first two cranes XD)                                        (A wolfman, because the ones that was there folding at first is awsome!)

But I were the first half in the clothes corner, where one of my sensei’s were helping people put on yukatas that they could walk around in for a little to take pictures ^.^ I were guarding the fashion stash that some of the others had bought so people could look over XD Found a article about Sound Horizon I wanted to steal … wants the new concert XD

Other than that there was a cosplay cafe, where Ichiban (I think) sushi resturant had given us sushi to give out to the costumers ^.^ and a lot of Manga had been placed there so people could watch and enjoy while eating sushi and tasting the tea that was being made by the tea ceremony guys ^.^

There was a corner for the japanese language, and one for calliography, where you could get your name written in kanji. And there was a lot going on in the gym, where two sumo suits had been rented so people could come and wear them and wrestle ^.^ there was also karate and kendo clubs present to show off their stuff ^.^

Overall it was a really fun day =)

We had some people comming and going trough the day, and a few of cosplayers walked around there too ^.^ I think Bergen have a cosplay club or something that got their own table by the stairs =)

 

 

And yes, I think that is the cookie monsterXD

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the happy people over at the Japanese history and information booth! It is a good thing that everyone are so nice here =)

 

 

 

 

 

Over at the playing table, where they folded a lot of origami XD Some awsome, and some creations that failed at life 😛

 

 

 

 

And the other side of the table, where some old japanese toys and games were shown. almost all of those air balls were blown appart before the day was over, one survived!!

And in the background sensei is helping someone with a yukata ^.^

And over to the fashion and clothes department! Yukata fitting in the background, and a lot of fashion magazines on the table XD

I started there that day, it was a little fun to sit there and talk about fashion that I don’t know much about XD But I know a little about music and gothic lolita XD

 

 

The writing table ^.^                                                                     The cosplay cafe, that gave out pocky, mochi and sushi XD

The Nihongo (japnese) table.                                                             Tea ceremony table, where the tea for the cafe was made by experts (I think XD)

The sumo arena, I think it was a big hit XD                         And the people from the Kendo club suddenly started fighting to promote themselves XD

Well, all from me for now, Halloween is closing in and I am trying to make a halloween chibi picture XD

BYE =)

 

 

 

WIP – Noin Celestine 1

Well, I am working hard! (not true :P)

First I cut out all the parts I needed. I were so afraid that I had cut something wrong, since the fabric isn’t the same texture on each side.

(The pattern is for four different kinds, I will go with the A and B since that is the women size :P)

(Everything is cut out and ready to go!)

I cut out everything last night, and started to sew today (When it was saturday :P) and my fingers are so red and hurting! Gah I need some protection! the fabric is so hard to get the needle trough!

But I worked hard and now the form is done XD

I decided to make it look a little better than I usually do, and I have arranged the borders a little better, it don’t really look nice inside anyway, but it don’t stand out at least. And the outside looks a little better ^.^:

After that I started to sew on the front, and my fingers still hurted, so I took it slow XD, but here is the end result of the day:

(And please don’t mind the bathroom or various stuff hanging around XP)

Original Cosplay! Noin Celestine!

I am working with my first original Cosplay idea! It is my alter ego Noin Celestine, apprentice of the Destiny Lord (Yeah, I know only I will get that one XP)

My first design can be found here. But I have updated the idea a little, so the basic idea is this:

So the jacket itself is something that will have to wait until I have money, but I am going to start with the vest first. And I will continue with the rest when I get money.

I bought a pattern for a normal vest, but I will modify it as I go along XD The vest will be black (I even bought expensive fabric this time!) and the sides will be s deep red ^.^

I also found a japanese gothic magazine with a lot of great patterns. It wasn’t cheap, but I just wanted it. (And I felt a little bad for asking to tear the plastic off so I could see inside.) And I found at least two tings inside that I want to make, a really cute bunny, and a shirt that would be great for my Noin!