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May. 5th, 2015

09:14 am - And because I'm in spam mode today

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Which is part of the reason I haven't been posting much. I'm working full time while looking for another job, studying part time for Honours in Criminology, running a committee, training circus 3 times a week, and trying to finish at least one costume this year. In between that there's not a lot of time for thinking about making interesting blog posts.

I got an A for my first assignment which made me happy because it was a book review - which I've never done before - and after 2 years of not doing academic writing I felt a lot like I'd forgotten how to do it.


Have a picture of all the expanding foam stuff that will go into the finished Death costume:



This doesn't include the scythe blade. We have: 10 x bones for wings, scythe handle, 10 x finger bones, 3 x skulls, face for belt, 2 x skull faces for pauldron, ribcage thingy, and 7 x bones for arms. They don't look like much yet, but that's the culmination of about 25 hours' work.

All of these now have to be masked with masking tape, and then paper mache'd before I can paint them. Then I can get onto the more interesting stuff like ombre dyeing cheesecloth for the hooded shroud, fiddling with EVA foam for the belt, bracers and pauldron, and messing with LEDs for the glowing undies. Fun times..

Has to be ready for October's Auckland Armageddon. I'm entering the comp as part of a Darksiders group. I've never grouped before and have no idea what I'm doing.

Because that's basically how I live my life.

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From:sight
Date:May 5th, 2015 02:02 am (UTC)
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Congrats on the A for your first assignment!

Also, those bone wings look amazeballs. You are so talented.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 5th, 2015 02:03 am (UTC)
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Thanks! ;-) I hope they will work as well as they look!
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From:meathiel
Date:May 5th, 2015 05:21 am (UTC)
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An A ... great! Obviously you've forgotten nothing about academic writing.

Those wings look fantastic already. I hope we get to see more progress pictures.
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From:kotturinn
Date:May 5th, 2015 01:23 pm (UTC)
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Wot sight and meathiel have already said.
Never let it be said I can be original :-)
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From:pundigrion
Date:May 5th, 2015 09:36 pm (UTC)
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That is looking awesome so far!

Good job vibes your way!
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From:meri_sielu
Date:May 7th, 2015 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Those wings are amazing, you're awesome!

Congratulations on the good grade as well. :)
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From:fbhjr
Date:May 10th, 2015 12:37 pm (UTC)
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That looks really cool! Especially the wings!

Congrats on the A!
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From:kehleyr
Date:May 17th, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Doesn't sound like you have much free time.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:May 24th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
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SO. COOL.
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