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Journal Entry: Sat Apr 14, 2012, 7:10 AM
  • Listening to: Blue Sky Archives
  • Reading: Madame Bovary
  • Watching: The Mentalist
  • Drinking: Coffee

Let's have coffee <3

Hello everyone, it has been a long time :-)

The "cosplay season" is open again in Belgium, and since the last time I have completed two costumes.

~ One of them was Calliste, from Memento Mori, comic book by :iconrann-poisoncage:. It took me ages to complete between my fulltime work and the massive amount of details. every bit of the costume has some specific work on it, for example the shoes were full of tiny details :heart:

I did wear the costume for Made in Asia 4, and had quite good feedback about it, so I am very happy.
I used wild silk for the corset and the sleeves, and duchess satin for the skirt, although duchess satin was probably a bad choice as it made the skirt a little bit too heavy. I would recommend taffetas for anyone attempting this dress. The embroidery was hand made with golden thread.

~ The second is Lydia Deetz from the Beetlejuice movie (wedding dress). It was a pretty easy dress to make, the pattern was quickly done.
I used 72 meters of fine tulle (25cm wide) for the skirt ruffles, 4m/1.20m of red taffetas for the basis of the dress (skirt and top, but the fabric doesn't really matter as such as it never shows in the end, so I went for the cheapest good quality fabric). And 2m/1.20m of embroidered lace to cover the bodice and to make some ruffles.
Now, there is a "mistake" on my dress: Lydia is supposed to be wearing red dot lace. But none of my fabric shops could order the red dot lace on time (apparently it's easier to find white/black polka dots lace), so I went for some red rose lace instead. The mistake is noticeable, at least to people who know the outfit. But I didn't think it would be too shocking as I am not planning to enter the dress in any contest but I will just wear it for my own pleasure ;-) if I ever plan to enter it in a contest, I'll sew in the dot lace!

So i'll wear the costume tomorrow for the BIFFF <3 hopefully I'll make some pretty pics!


On another level, we now know who our representatives for ECG and - partly - for EC are!

So congrats to :iconsayashinigami: :iconhime-soph: and :iconchibi-eri: who won the ECG group qualifiers with their PetShop of Horrors costumes

To :iconcyclonexhtc: for being our solo man with his Zanto (Zelda) Costume!

To :iconkate-the-strange: for being our first EC qualifier :-)


And after this weekend, I will be working on my Japan Expo costumes, I am doing a group with :iconlaurelyne: and Deida, and another one with :iconallexiel: :iconlaurelyne: and Charlotte, Tamira & others. As for the solo costumes, I will more likely be wearing Daenerys Targaryen's 2nd season costume and another of Calliste's costumes :)

PS: another lil' update: now you can find me on Facebook as well, I am more likely to update my page ;) -->…

x x x Hope to see you 'round folks!

Have a nice day everyone <3 ~ Paine x x x


United Kingdom
Hi everyone! I am Vanessa from Belgium, but I am currently living in the UK.
I have always loved art, I have been drawing and painting since I was a little girl (well, technically, I am still rather little. And I am stilla girl woohoo). Then a few years ago I discovered cosplay and decided to learn how to sew.

Thus my reasons for cosplaying are: improving my sewing skills, reproducings costumes that I like, brining my favourite characters to life, having fun with my friends and having good times \o/

In my everyday life, I have to be rather serious, but I am always laughing (during the breaks anyway haha), having fun with nice people is the best thing in this life ~~

Current Residence: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Favourite genre of music: Pop/Rock/Punk
Favourite photographer: Redcathedral, Kmeron, kn8e
Favourite style of art: drawing, sewing
MP3 player of choice: Creative Zen
Favourite cartoon character: Lina Inverse (Slayers), Nana Ô, Ryo Saeba
Personal Quote: Life is just a dream

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kanyiko Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very Happy Birthday to you!! ^_^
Happy Birthday Sweetie :-)
Wishing you a very happy birthday!
OttotheConfused Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Unbelievable cosplay costumes!! Well done, my sincere complements to you.
Aigue-Marine Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot for the watch! :D
Laurelin-CosPlay Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I Featured you here! ^^ --> [link]
Thanks for the fav +
:blowkiss: :heart:
You made my DAY! <3
Merci beaucoup pour le fav! Ça fait super plaisir de la part de quelqu'un dont j'admire énormément le travail!
Happy birthday! :party: :cake:
May all your wishes come true my dear ^^ :heart:
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