Pre/Post Fanime & Secret Cosplay (Days 1182 - 1197)

So while I fully intend to write at least a short Fanime con report with photos and things, I haven't gotten around to it, and I don't want to put off posting regular things anymore. I decided to start on a new cosplay while I still have creative steam left from Fanime, but I'm keeping it a secret. Secret cosplays have always baffled me because by keeping it a secret, you limit your resources. For example, I can't just Google search the character because then if and when someone uses my laptop, they'll see it in my searches. I also can't save reference photos, and I can't get input on any of my decisions either, and my boyfriend can't help me find random pieces in the thrift store like he usually does. And the dumbest thing about all of it is that my secret cosplay isn't even that spectacular-looking, it's really plain! Which is probably a good thing, because i'm not getting much help.

I have no idea why I'm keeping it a secret, but it's kind of fun for whatever reason. Mostly because my boyfriend is dying to know what it is, and I refuse to tell him. In any case, I'm watching a wig on eBay (auction ends in two days, so I'm waiting to bid), and I bought fabric!

Oooh, secret, yeah, are you intrigued yet?
Hint: It's not Pikachu.
Oh yeah, pre-Fanime, I finished everything the Monday before and actually got a full night's sleep before the con for the first time in probably three years.