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Getting Crafty

I’ve been having that itch to do something creative. Whether it be painting, photography, writing…just something.  And like I mentioned a bit in my Happy post, I am attempting some casual cosplay.

I’ve attempted cosplay before but I wasn’t very good at it.  My main problem is finishing the full outfit. I always start way too late and then never finish it. This time for Anime Matsuri, when Matt suggested we dress up, I immediately went to Rogue and Gambit. I thought, what could be easier? These outfits would be great to casual cosplay. And I managed to find pieces rather easily, they all fell into place, I ordered most of the items. Finding green pants was harder than I thought it would be though and I managed to find some at Macy’s, however I did not like how they looked. I decided to chance ordering some green jeggings on Amazon and they’re great! Comfy too! So I’m excited. I just now need to embellish the shirt, add the patches to the jacket, and remove the hood. I need to get a different belt and then still waiting on my gloves to come in. I hope they make it, these are important.  Now for Gambit, this has proved to be a bit difficult. The jacket….I haven’t been able to find an appropriate jacket anywhere. Matt is tall,  so I was hoping to find something in person so we could make sure it fits. He was hoping to get pleather too, but this jacket isn’t exactly in style. Plus, I was hoping to find something light weight so he wouldn’t be too hot. I know I’ll be hot walking around in this jacket and gloves, but I really just want cute pictures of us together. Won’t have anyway to take them, So I’ll have to do it myself. But oh, well. I wish my siblings were coming with us. I’m so glad Matt is having as much fun with this as I am. I just don’t want him to stress out about not finding the right stuff. I figured we could use these outfits again if we do another con or if we go somewhere for Halloween this year. I would love to use it them again! XD Continuing on, I’ve just been in the crafty mood, so I decided to paint…but what to paint? Rogue of course!!! So I drew from a reference photo and I’m actually surprised with out it came out, much better than I though it would. I’m not great at drawing, let alone drawing human characters but I’m pretty happy with it. I even painted it with watercolors!!! Again, pretty happy! The proportions are a bit odd  but still….happy! 🙂

I have a planner video coming up and a book haul video too, so if you’re interested in seeing those stay tuned! What do you do when you’re feeling motivated to create something? Do you have any artsy hobbies you haven’t had time for? I’d love to hear about it.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Amy Said:

    on March 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    OMG, Rogue is one of my favourite Marvel characters ever! It’s so cool that you’ll be cosplaying her, and I love the idea of creating a casual version. I’ve always wanted to be Rogue at some point but been put off by the idea of wearing tight spandex. Definitely not something I’d dare to do! I love your jacket, it looks so cool. And your painting is great! You’re definitely better than me at drawing. I didn’t even draw anything as good as that for my art A-Level.

    Good luck finishing the costume!

  2. Kimmy Said:

    on March 16, 2017 at 12:07 am

    @Amy, She’s my favorite too! XD I thought I’d start off with a casual version and then perhaps work my way to an actual hardcore cosplay…eventually. Wig and all. I’m not doing a wig this time. I’m just adding some white extensions. I’m on the fence with the spandex as well. But who knows? Cosplaying brings out a confidence, it’s what I’ve always admired in those that cosplay on the regular. That and the determination and dedication they put into their outfits.
    And thanks! I’m by no means an artist, but I’ve been having a painting itch. Something fun to do. 😀

    Thanks again for stopping by!

  3. Rezina Said:

    on March 16, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Your drawing looks really good! I didn’t recognize Rogue & Gambit right away but once I googled them, I realized I do know who they are! This is slightly off topic but I remember there used to be a really popular fanfic about Rogue & Wolverine HAHA. But that’s awesome that you’re getting into planning out your outfits and that you want to reuse them. It sounds really fun!

    I’ve not cosplayed before but I love all the posts that have been popping up since it’s Comic Con season 😀

  4. Kimmy Said:

    on March 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

    @Rezina, Thanks! Every once in awhile I’ll like how my paintings look. XD Proportions are always hard to get, but I was still pretty happy with it.
    With Wolverine?! How weird!
    I’ve always liked the story line of Rogue and Gambit so that’s probably why I think it’s weird. But I’ve been having a lot of fun getting the outfit ready. I’m just waiting on the gloves now. 🙂

    I love seeing people’s progress posts, they all do a great job making their costumes. Tis the season for cosplay!

    Thanks for reading!

  5. Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's Said:

    on March 16, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I have a friend who does cosplay too, and I’m always so amazed that all these cosplayers make their own costumes! And then there’s me, who can barely get dressed up for Halloween 😛 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  6. Kimmy Said:

    on March 17, 2017 at 9:31 am

    @Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s, I get excited and hope to do it myself, but I don’t always have the patience to do it. Especially during Halloween. But I’ll have this outfit ready for Halloween, should I go out and do anything. XD

    Thanks for reading!

  7. Georgie Said:

    on March 19, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Depending on where you are, maybe you can find someone to take a photo of you or someone who can do cosplay shoots. I was actually thinking of getting into photographing cosplay myself… It has been a while since I have done concert photography and there are fewer outlets to shoot for, so I have been thinking about doing a different kind of photography that involves people. I might do fashion (whether it’s just regular fashion, or something like cosplays).

  8. Kimmy Said:

    on March 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

    @Georgie, I’ve thought about it, but the cosplay photographers need time to schedule you in and they also require money. And since this is casual I would feel odd having them take photos. XD I just hope people recognize us as the characters and that’s it’s casual.
    But as long as Matt is having fun with it, I will too.

  9. Sara S Said:

    on March 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I love everything about this! That you drew that amazing artwork, that you were inspired to create an outfit based on this character, and that you pulled the outfit together! I love it! I think it’s so fun to casually cosplay as my favorite characters!

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