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15 June 2007 @ 08:23 pm
Costuming stuff  
Okay, two weeks until Anime Expo, and next weekend i'm planning on going to ABL. That means that if i'm going to do anything to update my Xigbar costume i need to start in on it this weekend. If necessary i could reuse the old costume without any changes, but it would be _nice_ if i could make some improvements.

Coraa kindly pointed me towards some cool material called "wonderflex" which seems like it would work well for making some gunblades that don't start falling apart immediately. Trying to order some online would be pushing it at this point, but apparently there's a store in North Hollywood where you can buy it, so i just need to make a trip up there.

Also, while i was at BayCon i ran into someone who was wearing a _perfect_ Organization 13 jacket, actually someone else noticed them and i heard the exclamations and joined the conversation :) She told us which store she got it at, i _think_ it might have been a costuming store, but i'm not sure, but since it was a SF area store i didn't pay much attention to that part because i didn't think it would be important, what did seem important was that the name of the company that made it was "Charades." Unfortunately my internet skillz are failing at trying to dig up any specific information about the company or where i might best find their products around here. Anyone else ever happened to have heard of them before? (Unlikely i know.) Or does anyone know of any good costume shops in the LA area i could go to that would carry things like full length pleather jackets? (Hopefully slightly more likely.) Of course if i can find a matching coat i'll also have to find some spare bits of pleather to make a hood, put perhaps which ever store i theoretically find success at will have some suggestions for that.

Other chores for the weekend include possible going by a sprint store and looking at new phones and getting them to print out my phone number list. And perhaps right now i should look into getting some food.
 
 
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Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on June 16th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
Oooh, wonderflex. Why have I never heard of this before?
Ambermaggiedacatt on June 16th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
I want a perfect Organization XIII coat! Was it costume-quality, or real-clothing-quality?

I've thought about having one made. You know, in this hypothetical world where I have money to spend on stuff like that.
Ambermaggiedacatt on June 16th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Wow--Secaucus, NJ or North Hollywood, CA for the distribution centers of Wonderflex. If only I had something cool I needed to make.
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 17th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Er, real-clothing-quality i think? She was just wearing it about the con and it looked fine to me.

Coraa also told me that you can supposedly find Org13 coats being sold on eBay and such, but i haven't actually looked into it.
Avaniavani on June 18th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
What is your ABL plan?