New Hats! (Days 396 & 397)

So I put my fleece hats on sale for Christmas, $15 each, with some exceptions. For example, a friend of mine is buying nine hats, so I'm selling them to him for ten dollars each. 'Cause I can't ask for that much money from a friend. =[

Anyway, my sister requested a kitty hat, so I made it for her as a Christmas present. =] I'll ship it to her once I get her a couple more things (she lives in another state D=). My friend that wants nine hats wants all of the Eeveelutions, so I made one of them (an Eevee).

It didn't go that splendidly, first I cut the base piece too small. I probably should've just stopped there and cut another piece, but, no, I am persistent! Then I cut the ears too small, but it's alright because they turned out alright anyway. Then I sewed half of it inside-out -.- That was just dumb. Once I got it all together, I realized that not only is it so small, but it has no tail! Guh. So I'll be making another one. The first one is adorable anyway, and would be good for a kid. ^-^

Cosplay Survey II

Most Accurate Cosplay
Franziska von Karma (Ace Attorney)

Most Difficult Cosplay
Amaterasu (Okami), so much foam and fur and cardboard and hot glue guns and razors and PAIN! (Totally worth it)

Easiest Cosplay
I think Lady Mario. It just sort of fell together.

Most Out Of Character Cosplay
Chi (Chobits), I don't think I'm capable of being an airhead. D=

Most Fun-to-Cosplay
Franziska von Karma, so fun and easy to get into character.

Sexiest Cosplay
Swimmer Girl (Pokemon Platinum), it's a bikini for goodness sake.

Most Comfortable Cosplay
Clyde (Pacman), believe it or not. Sure, the head is a bit awkward, but it's not that bad at all, and the rest of it is just normal everyday clothes.

Least Comfortable Cosplay
Amaterasu (Okami), with the wig and the wig cap and the mask and the teeth (which make it so that I can't close my jaw all the way), I get a major headache by the end of the day. Chi is a close second, because the elastic for the ears cuts into the backs of my ears.

Costume with longest hotel room prep time
I think Chi (Chobits), because I have to lighten my eyebrows and get the ears, wires, and wig on.

Costume Garment you wear out of costume
The undershirt that I use for Chi

Favorite Wig/Hairstyle:
Franziska von Karma (Ace Attorney), it's so blue and beautiful.

Favorite prop
Pokeball beach ball, it's lots of fun =D

Favorite accessory
My ocarina for my Link cosplay, even though I bought it way before I decided to cosplay Link. It still counts, right?

Ever been in a group cosplay?
Eh, not officially. I've run into people cosplaying from the same series, and I cosplay with my boyfriend, but I've never followed through with a plan for more than two people.

Ever cosplayed a pairing with someone?
All the time =D Hideki/Chi (Chobits)

Pairing support=y/n?
Sure, why not?

Ever been to a photoshoot?
All the time =D So much fun.

Ever entered a contest?
Five times, Super-Con, Comic Arts and Anime Teen Expo, Kin-Yoobi Con, Holiday Anime Faire, and Animation on Display.

Ever won an award in a contest?
Four times, Comic Arts and Anime Teen Expo, Kin-Yoobi Con, Holiday Anime Faire, and Animation on Display.

The Costume you'll never finish
Navi (The Legend of Zelda and the Ocarina of Time), even though I want to so badly!

The Costume you've always wanted to make
A mascot suit, though I haven't decided what yet.

The Costume you'd wear if it weren't for your body type
It'd like to think that I don't like my body type stop me, so I'm gonna say pretty much any male character. =[

The Costume that you can't make for lack of money
Harley Quinn (Batman), unless I make the body suit on my own, which I'm not ready for.

Show us your best cosplay photo
Franziska von Karma (Ace Attorney), taken by [visual pie] studios at Yaoi-Con

Dress Form (Day 395)

My mommy bought my dress form today! ^-^ It's my Christmas present, and should be here in "Two to six weeks." Bleh. That's too long!

I also did what I'm going to call the last of my cosplay shopping for the year. All future money needs to go to Christmas presents for now. Thank goodness I get cash for Christmas from distant relatives, otherwise I'd be broke, well forever.

I bought the leotard and tights for my genderbent The Coon (South Park) cosplay. This is the cosplay that got posted on 4chan by a "friend" and I got flamed for. Yeah, I'm a little worried about announcing it here, because that "friend" may come back and make things worse, but they can bite me, because clearly they have nothing better to do. In any case, originally, I wanted a white leotard that looked similar to a one-piece bathing suit, but once I got to the store (Encore Theatrical), I saw that they also sold dance leotards with short sleeves. I asked my boyfriend, who knows a lot about super heroes, which would be more appropriate for a female super hero. We both agreed that the one with sleeves looked better, and they'll also give me more surface area to attach the cape to. I wish it was higher-cut though, because it's tight (because, well, duh, it's a dance leotard) and it squishes my boobs together and it's like "HAI GUIEZ! HEER'S MAH BOOBEHS!" T_T But I'll live.

The tights are a simple dark brown. They're funny though, since they're dance tights, they have holes in the bottom so that the balls of my feet touch the floor. I'm assuming that they're so that dancers have more of a grip when dancing. I was planning on wearing socks under my boots anyway, so this doesn't affect me. It's just kinda fun.

My boyfriend and I also bought the fabric for our Magikarp shirts. I'm not sure when I'll get around to making them, but I am looking forward to it. We bought the same 95% rayon, 5% spandex fabric that I used for my Link dress (which still needs to be finished). Of course, we didn't buy it in green, we bought it in red, "chilli pepper red" to be specific, haha.

So I have enough to work on for a while, and don't want to spend any more money on cosplay before Christmas... Okay, that's a lie, I need to grab three rolls of ribbon for Magikarp, because it's a Christmas special, and they may not have it after Christmas. But other than that, no more cosplay shopping! I still have to make a bunch of hats and get my seller's permit if I want to sell at Holiday Anime Faire in a couple of weeks. I may not sell there though, because, well, I'm lazy. I still have to finish my Female Link cosplay, which I finally figured out what to do with. So I have things to do before I buy any more material. =]

The Overlock (Day 394)

I made another cat hat today, a plain pink one meant to look like the Pokemon Mew's ears. It's still going to only cost $10. As mentioned in the last post, plain cat hats will be $10, but instead, Pokemon hats with only the ears and maybe a head decoration (like Meowth's coin) will be $15 (with a few exceptions), cat ears with eyes will be $20, and Pokemon hats with eyes, ears, tail, and identifying details will be $25 - $30, depending on the amount of detail and the number of pieces. Hair ribbons will remain $3 each or two for $5, and clip-on cat ears (if I ever get around to making them) will be $5. I figure, the more range of price I have, the more likely I am to make money.

I noticed this a lot at Kin-Yoobi, but I've noticed that I do it too, People would be drawn to my booth by the Pokemon hats, but when they heard the price, they'd be discouraged, and usually buy one of the hair ribbons instead. When I'm drawn to a booth, but can't afford what drew me there, I still feel compelled to buy something from that booth. So if people can't afford $30, they go for $25, if they can't afford $25, they go for $15, etc., etc. So the more price range I have, the better off I'll be.

I also cleaned up my sewing area. I guess this would be a good time to let you know what exactly my "sewing area" is. It's an add on / alcove in the front bedroom of the house. It's probably about five feet by twelve feet, I've never measured, but it's tiny. In it is a sewing cabinet, an ironing board, and a desk. A giant desk.

For the longest time, it was just a sewing machine on the sewing table. The ironing board was in the closet, and there were a bunch of papers and my mom's awards on the desk. Then the ironing board became a permanent fixture in the room. And today, Mom and I cleared off the giant desk and put the surger/overlock machine on it that was given to us about a year ago. It's a big desk, the surger only takes up about a tenth of it, even when it's fully opened, but in all fairness, it's a small surger.

Setting up the thing was a pain though. I actually set it up on the sewing table first, with my poor sewing machine balancing precariously on the edge. I decided that a good thing to do would be to un-thread it, and then re-thread it, just to teach myself how. The instructions were really easy to understand, up until one part, but at that one part, not only was it hard to figure out what to do, it was also very hard to do it. I can't explain exactly what I had to do, but imagine threading a needle through a toilet paper roll, it was pretty similar to that.

One I got it threaded, I messed with the tension a bit (it still needs work) and got it to work on a scrap piece of fleece from one of my hats. The main reason I keep smaller pieces of fabric is so that I have something to test on when the sewing machine acts up, and now I can use them for the surger too.

The surger is also kinda dirty still, it could use a once-over with a damp cloth, and I'll have to *gulp* re-thread it. Because the thread it was given to me with is all different colors. I left it that way to learn how to thread it so that I wouldn't get the threads mixed up. Turns out it was fairly easy to thread, and I could have used all the same color, but.. That's life, I suppose.

Prior to setting up the surger, I re-organized the sewing cabinet for what feels like the thousandth time since I started sewing. I somehow cleared off several shelves inside, but most of that was because there were empty boxes in there that I was able to put stuff in that I rarely used. Like the thousands of buttons we have. No, really, I'm pretty sure there's thousands. Found some cool stuff, stabbed myself on some super sharp scissors, and organized the different kinds of pins that I have. It's probably not much different, other than the fact that my pins are now on the left side of the cabinet instead of the right, but it feels a lot cleaner, and that's always a good thing.

All my little sewing alcove needs is a dressform and that rack that you hang clothes on to steam them. I already have a steamer, I just don't use it. Oh! And a sleeve ironing board and a ham. (No, not the edible kind of ham, the sewing kind.) Oh, and I also need about twice the space that I have now. My mom has been talking about getting rid of the bed that's in the front bedroom, but it doesn't seem to be happening any time soon. If I want more room, I'll probably have to get rid of a ton of stuff in my bedroom or something, but there's a double-sized bed in there, and only a twin in here (and the computer, four chairs, two tables, and two desks). So I'm stuck for now.

Mom says she's going to try to get me a dress form for Christmas! I'm so ridiculously excited, anyone who doesn't sew (and some people who do) can't even comprehend how excited I am! If all goes as planned, I'll be getting a Dritz® Twin Fit Dressform in the Petite size. The Dritz® and Singer® dressforms are on sale, but only the "normal" sizes (small, small/medium, medium, medium/large, and large), and the small is one inch too big at the bust. It's a little upsetting, but on the bright side, I'm one inch away from being "normal" sized! I was shocked when I measured my waist and found that it was twenty-five inches and not twenty-four anymore! I'm so excited and proud of myself! A little upset, honestly, because, in theory, a twenty-four inch waist is "ideal" but that must be a lie, because a twenty-four inch waist is no bueno.

ANYWAY! If I don't get a dressform (*tear*) I'd be almost as happy to get a sleeve ironing board. A tiny one because i have tiny sleeves for tiny arms. I am so tired of trying not to make creases in sleeves and pants when ironing them. Below that, a ham would be awesome, because I hate darts enough already, so at least ironing them should be easy.

Whee! I feel like my little sewing space is almost complete! Only missing *counts on fingers* four more items! And more space... Lots more space. I'll figure something out when the time comes. Currently, my sewing area fits together like a puzzle. In order to have room near the surger, the ironing board has to be pushed to the left, but in order to open the sewing cabinet, the ironing board needs to be pushed to the right. A rolling chair will eliminate one of the chairs in there, and we have one in the garage. A dressform would most likely sit in the middle of the sewing area, and be brought out into the middle of the room when in use. I also cut my fabric in the middle of the room, haha.

As for actual planned cosplay progress, I looked more into wigs for mine and my boyfriend's Magikarp cosplays. Originally, we had budgeted for $50 wigs, because that's what the local store always charges me, but I looked at's wigs, and they're a lot cheaper, even accounting for shipping. At the moment, we're considering's S-02 Medium Bob Wig in dark red, and we'd take it to the local wig shop to get bangs cut into it, because I know I can't cut bangs for the life of me. Last time that I only wanted bangs cut into a wig, it was free, he also thinned the wig some, and game me a free wig head. So even if he charges a little next time, I'd still like to go back. =]

Happy Thanksgiving! (Day 393)

Happy Turkey Day everybody. May your lives be full of goodness and your bellies be full of yumminess. (or something) No, I did not cosplay for Thanksgiving. I generally don't for Holidays. I only cosplay for conventions, gatherings, or when a day is boring, so that pretty much eliminates all holidays. Though I did wear a hat with cat ears on it, but that was mostly because the hat is warm and the air is cold.

A lot of people that saw the hat really liked it. It was a crochet hat that essentially looks like a rectangle until you put it on, and then the corners look like cat ears. And it got me thinking that I could make one out of fleece. So I did! And it's cute and adorable and really easy to make, so I shall be selling them for $10 at Fanime! I've decided: Cat Hats (with no detail) $10 and Cat Hats with Eyes $15. And any cat-like Pokemon hats will be made with the method I used for the cat hat, instead of being rounded like the others. I figure, the more variety I can get, the better. =]

Picture will be posted later.

Days 391 & 392

So, yeah, nothin' haha. I've been trying to finish my review for Yaoi-Con (yeah, I'm still not done), and I've also been trying to figure out what I want to cosplay during the Magikarp panel at AOD. Theoretically, it'd be best to be Pikachu, but I'll have my Link ears on still, and I don't know if my hair will cover them. So I may just stay in my Link cosplay and wear my boyfriend's Magikarp hat. Yup... We'll see.

Day 390

Nothing of interest today. Saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! ^-^ That has absolutely nothing to do with me cosplaying, it was just a really good movie.

Day 389

So last night, I found a thread on 4chan about myself. Posted by someone on my facebook friends list. I'm still not entirely sure who it was, but I deleted a bunch of people that I didn't trust, and I hope it was one of them. Basically, one of my future cosplays was put out there to make fun of and bash.

Last night, when I first found out, it bothered me a lot. So much that I thought of giving up the cosplay altogether. However, I came to the conclusion that I am going to do whatever the heck I want. I'm doing the cosplay, and I'm doing it exactly how I want to do it, no matter what anyone says. 4chan and whoever posted about me can kiss my furry, genderbent, superhero ass!

Day 338

I forgot to mention yesterday that the panel that my boyfriend and i want to do for AOD was approved! YAAAAAAAY! I've never been this excited to give a presentation before, HAHA.

So anyone going to AOD, you should totally come check out our panel, Magikarp: A History. "A survey of the history of the Pokemon Magikarp, including in-game capabilities, anime appearances, and physical changes throughout the years"

So today, I went to the mall with some friends. It was really good to get out of the house and see people. Well, people other than my boyfriend and mom. Don't get me wrong, I love them to death, but I see them all the time, so it was good to see more people =]

So. Yeah. No progress. WHEEEEE~!

Sick =[ (Day 337)

I was sick in the worst way today. I woke up with a full-blown migraine, headache, nausea, neck pain, everything. I also had a stuffy, runny nose and sore sinuses. So I took some Tylenol extra strength cold medication, and that made me so dizzy and loopy, I had to lay down for several hours. Everything was kinda funny though xD No matter what someone said, it made me giggle. It makes me think I'll be a fun drunk, HAHA.

So, clearly, no cosplay progress today. We'll see about tomorrow.

Day 386

Last night, after I blogged, I worked on my Link ears a little more, messing with the makeup. I didn't get any allergic reaction today, and it's been more than 24 hours, so I plan to use them for AOD. I made them darker, since they were way too light anyway, and put more shading and highlighting. They still need a little work, but I've got over two months.

That's about it though, I haven't worked on anything. I haven't really wanted to. Just want to get out of the house.

Elf Ears (Days 384 & 385)

So I tried on the elf ears that I plan to use for Link today. I'm a little worried about them, though. Most obviously, they're not accurate. While Link's ears point more outward and downward, the ears I have point upward, and they're about the same size as a normal human ear, so they don't point outward very far.

Most importantly though, they're latex. I wasn't allergic to latex when I bought them a couple of years ago. That's part of the reason I decided to try them on today, to see if I get an allergic reaction. They didn't bother me when I was wearing them. Well, the back of my ear itched at one point, but that could have easily been the wig. I freaked out when inside my ear started itching, and I couldn't scratch it. But that was just a random itch.

Anyway, I also can't hear very well out of the elf ears. They cover my entire ear and have no ear hole to hear out of. When i wear them, it sounds to me as though I have a head cold and my ears are all stuffed up. But conventions are loud anyway, and I like my quiet.. Then again, I said the exact same thing about my Chi ears, haha.

Of course, they're not the exact same color as my skin. Even with makeup on them, they're a lot lighter than my face. I'm considering using a slightly darker makeup on them to see if it matches my face a little more. I had to shade and highlight the ears with makeup to make them look more realistic as well.

The ears also don't match each-other. The left ear (the one I wear on my left) is thinner and wrinkled in weird places, and it looks like it's been cut, so the ear lobe is closer to my face than the one on the right. The left ear also doesn't have some of the structure that the right ear has, so I had to create the illusion that it did using makeup. It needs some work, but it's mostly covered by hair anyway. I also need to put makeup on the backs of the ears.

Anyway, if I do end up getting an allergic reaction, even a small one, I know of an online tutorial for making custom elf ears. They won't be as convincing or comfortable, and they probably won't stay on as well, but I'd rather take the hit than risk my health over it. Also, I'll get to make them into the exact shape I want, so they'll be more accurate at least.

Days 382 & 383

Couldn't think of a creative title for this one. I changed the detailing on the Link hat, and I'm still deciding if I like it better or not before changing it on the dress. If I decide I don't like it, I'll have to make an entire new hat because of what I did. Instead of using thread for the visible stitching on the hat, I used super thin strips of the same fabric that the hat is made out of. The reason I'd have to make an entirely new one is that when sewing the strips of fabric in, it made holes in the hat so that the fabric would actually fit through. If that even makes sense. (pictures to come when I have time)

And that's really all I did in the last couple of days. I've been rather depressed lately =/ Which makes me lazier than ever. Bleh. I need to go OUT somewhere soon to make me less depressed. xP

Link! (S)he come to town..! (Day 381)

Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay! I made tons of progress on my Female Link cosplay! It's all thanks to determination, it being a simple costume, and nine hours of working on it! Funny, it didn't feel like nine hours.

My boyfriend was nice enough to take me to JoAnn's, where I bought two yards of what is quite possibly the most expensive fabric I've ever bought. But I've been absolutely in love with this fabric ever since I saw it several months ago. It's 95% rayon and 5% spandex, so it's really stretchy, but also super comfortable. I'd like to attempt making some sort of comic book hero outfit out of it, but now that I've learned how it sews, I'm less than excited about it.

We also took a trip to Micheal's, where I used a gift card from my birthday (back in September) to buy some pieces of craft foam for our Magikarp cosplays, and some material to (hopefully) make my Master Dagger out of (yes, instead of a sword).

The first thing I did was completely forgo the dress pattern that I bought and attempt to make a pattern out of a dress that I already had that was pretty similar. That failed. Horribly. I cut out the pattern and then tried to make it symmetrical, and, yeah, I just threw it out.

So back to the pattern it was! Originally, I was going to alter the pattern. I didn't want the darts in the front, and it was a size 6. However, the darts aren't so bad, and the sizing must have been way off because it fits really well! (Though I may make it tighter later, it isn't quite as form-fitting as I had originally hoped.) The only thing I altered was making slits up the sides of the dress, which really only meant not sewing all the way to the bottom, and then using a no-sew-hem tape to finish it off. The sleeves gave me the most trouble, they took five tries. I can't really blame myself though, that pattern made no sense! How exactly am I supposed to match Side A with Side B if Side B is twice as long as Side A!? It's madness, I tell you! Madness!

I have yet to detail the dress at all, but considering I have a ton of time to do this, I intend to do as much detail as possible. I also need to alter the neckline. The picture I'm going off of shows diamond cutouts on the chest, but I'm starting to lean toward a simple V-neck instead, to better mirror Link's tunic.

The dress is also technically not finished in that it's not hemmed. At all. Well, the slits up the sides are hemmed because they had to be in order to match up with the seams. Currently, I'm kind of linking the unfinished look, and it doesn't look like the edges will fray, but I don't want it to look like I was lazy either. If I do hem it, I'm going to use the no-sew-hem. Not because I'm lazy, in fact the no-sew-hem can actually be more difficult sometimes, but because I don't want a bunch of stitches showing. At least not non-decorative stitches.

The hat took about half an hour, including making the pattern and cutting the fabric. It was quick and fun to make, and my machine actually cooperated with me throughout it, which was a pleasant surprise. The part that took the longest was hand-stitching the details onto the sides.

The shoes, tights, wig, and boots were all things that I already had. I also have a fairy in a bottle, which I made for a friend a long time ago and he never used. The wig is the wig that I bought for Pikachu about a week before Kin-Yoobi Con, but never used. I decided to tie it back into a ponytail so that people would be able to see my elf ears (which I'm not wearing in this picture).

I haven't really tried on the elf ears yet, and they're just some cheap ones from the Halloween store a couple of years ago, but if all else fails, I'll cover them some with the hair and it'll be alright.

I'm not thrilled with the boots, but as I mentioned before, I don't have money for new boots right now, so unless I find something better for cheap, this is what I've got. They're basically wannabe Uggs in slipper form. But they're so comfy ^-^ Actually, this whole costume is super comfy. If it weren't for the wig, I would swear that it was pajamas, not a cosplay.

Link Hat! (Days 379 & 380)

I have a Liiink hat! I have a Liiiiiiink hat! *dances* It was pretty much a practice hat, though it is for sale for $10. When I make the one for my Link cosplay, it'll be a little different, mostly longer, lol.

I wanted to get fabric yesterday, but it didn't happen... Then I was hoping to get it today, but that's already not going to happen. So if I don't get it tomorrow, I'm gonna throw a fit! T_T I want my Link fabric. I've been in love with it for months and now that I finally have something to use it for, I can't go get it! RAWR!

Day 378

So, of course, I'm back to not working on anything. I really do want to sew, but I don't feel well =[ Tomorrow I have to go to the California School for the Deaf on a field trip for my American Sign Language. But it's only in the morning, so maybe, just maybe I can work on something tomorrow.

I'm Not Dead! (Days 362 - 377)

Despite my lack of blogging, I'm not dead. I don't know why I've been disappeared lately, but Ah well.

So I went to Yaoi-Con (review coming soon), and it was way better than last year. I did indeed finish my Franziska cosplay before then (at 3 in the morning) and I'm really glad that I did. I got a lot of recognition and a lot of praise. Not to mention one of the funnest photoshoots I've ever had. =] I don't wanna say too much 'cause it should be in my convention blog soon.

So now I'm preparing for AOD and Fanime. (Mostly Fanime) Yes, I've decided to go to AOD, but I'll probably just lobby-con it. Unless my boyfriend and I manage to pull together the panel that we want to do and it gets approved. 'Cause we ain't payin' to get in.

For AOD, I'd like to cosplay female Link (Legend of Zelda). I found an adorable design on, but I have no idea who the artist is, and I'd like to credit them, so if anyone knows where the picture came from, it'd be great if you linked me to it. I feel a little hypocritical, because, no, I don't like over-sexualized female versions of male characters. I have felt that tinge of disgust and looked the other way when I've seen them. But cosplay is definitely still a learning experience for me. I've learned about so many things, and I've learned to accept and respect so many different and new things, this is just one more thing that I'll have to learn to respect. Yes, the fact that I want to do this is making it more relevant for me to respect, but if that's what it takes, so be it. At least I'm learning to respect it, instead of judging forever.

That being said, I still probably won't like super over-sexualized versions of characters (regardless of gender). There will probably always be a limit, and that's just something I'll have to learn to deal with.

I'm tweaking the design quite a bit, starting with lengthening the dress. I'm going to make it to about mid-thigh, so still short, but not short enough to show my booty >_< The slit up the side will probably come up about as high, to just below the hip. I'm also going to wear white tights under it, for several reasons, mostly accuracy. I'd also like to get some type of gloves, but I'm not sure which kind. I'd like them to be brown and leathery-looking, but the actual design is totally up in the air. I may or may not make the sack shown, it would be nice to have to hold my ocarina in. I don't have money for new shoes, so unless my mom has some that I can borrow (which she just might >_>), I'll end up wearing some little brown Ugg-looking slippers, which are so ridiculously freaking comfortable OMG! I also don't have money for a new wig, so I'll either end up wearing the wig I originally bought for Pikachu or my Chi wig. Either way, I'll pull the long air back into a bun and hide it (and the showing netting) under the hat.

I have some elf/fairy ears that I can wear, even though they're not super accurate (they point upward instead of downward), but unless Spirit Halloween Stores are still open, they'll have to do. For some reason, I really, really want the sword to be a cute little dagger, but that's up to debate right now (let me know what you think!). I will be wearing a bra, though there clearly isn't one in the picture, and so the cleavage-revealing diamonds will be moved up a little higher. Originally I wanted to find and buy a dress, but, haha, pain, green, short-sleeved dresses don't exist (especially in Winter), so I am going to end up making it (bought the pattern today).

I think I'm most worried about the hat, though. I'd like to make it more detailed, like the Twilight Princess version of Link's hat, but shorter. People are already teasing me that I'm worried about making a hat, what with my hat-making business and all... But I've never made a hat like this, there's no pattern for it, and quite frankly, it intimidates me.