It was so fun wearing my 1930s Gryffindor cosplay of the artwork by @savannahalexandraart . I tried to stay mostly true to the original art, but I felt like the brimless wizard hat wouldn't look very good on me. When I saw the 1930s Sporty Toppers pattern by @wearinghistory I knew I had to use it, and I'm really glad I did because I think it turned out super cute! I did have to make the pattern larger because I have a huge head, but that was really easy to do. Also, people kept asking me where I got my scarf. I found a Gryffindor house stripes design on spoonflower, ordered it in chiffon, cut it into a square, and hand rolled the hem. I'd never hand rolled a hem before, but there were plenty of tutorials on YouTube. So, with a little work and one yard of fabric, you too can have a house stripes scarf!
Today, I was on a panel today at DragonCon where three designers were given a pile of junk and 30 minutes to make a steampunk look on a model chosen from the audience. I had the nicest model, and though I didn't win, she made me feel like a winner because she wanted to wear the outfit I pinned on her around the con for the rest of the day! How cool is that?
I wore my dress that I made out of cat vest fabric, and I was really glad because it gave me lots of movement for the high stress competition. Also, shout out to Too Faced because my make-up still looks on point, despite being pretty sweaty!
I would just like to take a moment to say that Not Your Mother's Unscented Dry Shampoo is my favorite thing, and I don't know how I got along in life without it. My hair takes forever to dry, and sometimes I just don't want to take the time to wash it. I last washed my hair on Saturday (though I have washed my body), and my hair looks good enough to go out and be seen in public. It certainly doesn't take the place of actually cleaning my hair, but it's great in a pinch. I hope they never stop making the unscented version. It smells like nothing! :D
This is big for me, kids. I'm posting a full body post-workout selfie in leggings. I don't wear leggings in public, as a general rule, and so far as I'm concerned, posting a picture like this means I'm wearing them in public. Yesterday, I went to Athleta and got some serious workout clothes because the ones I had were just so bad. I hated what I saw when I looked in the many mirrors at the gym, and I wanted to change that. I've been weight training for over two years, and I'm starting to actually see the progress I had always hoped for, and it was demoralizing to not actual see the progress at the gym too. I feel like I look good enough in this outfit that I might be willing to run errands going to or from the gym in them. Let me tell you that is something I have never been able to say about a pair of leggings. Thanks to the amazing ladies at Athleta for making me feel amazing!