The last of the varnish is drying on the skateboard right now. I only did one coat on each side due to time limitations, but it should be good enough. Also sanded the black paint off the top of the bolts and painted them with the correct colours. Will post photos after we put the wheels back on tomorrow.
The yellow did spread past the tape a little even though there were no noticible air bubbles. Fortunately, we were able to take most of the excess off with paint thinner. The lines aren't perfectly straight, but you probably wouldn't notice unless you're standing very close to it.
Finished making a Killua ID tag today. Kind of cheated because I ended up using a photo from Greed Island on the front even though I'm going as Killua from the Hunter Exam, but he's wearing the same top and the image amused me. Killua x Gon love is on the back. Another thing I should post pictures of tomorrow.
Got two sets of nails filed into points. I'm only planning on wearing the long nails for disqualified!Killua day, so I figure I'll have one set to wear in the morning and another as backup in case the nails don't stay on. And if I have to, I can file more at Kun's.
Still need to trim Killua's wig. Also need to wash and iron clothes. And pack. Packing is important.
With all the work I've done for Killua over the past week or so, I did think about just cosplaying Killua all three days of AnimeBoston. I could go as Hunter Exam!Killua one day, disqualified!Killua the next, and kitty!Killua the last. My mum managed to dig up a cat tail and ears from the pile of stuff in the attic and they might work, even though they're grey, not white.
However, since we now have a group of people for Yami no Matsuei on Sunday, I think I'll just stick to my original plan. Now I just have to decide if I want to go as Tsuzuki or Hisoka . . . We have two other Tsuzukis, which means I can either give them another character to play off of or join them. We could be like the three musketeers! And that idea does amuse me muchly. XD
In the end, it'll probably come down to which one's easier to pack. Or I could wear one of the YnM cosplays on the bus and just have two outfits to pack.
Speaking of YnM, I've been so wrapped up in getting Killua perfect that I completely forgot to look for my 'fuda. -_-
(This is really just a sidenote, but I am bringing my leash and collar with me. Not for any particular cosplay, but I'll probably use it on YnM day.)
I've had a small cold for about a week now - mainly just a slight sore throat and an occasionally runny nose - and while I usually just let these things run their course, I've been taking Dayquil for a couple of days to hopefully get over it before AnimeBoston. Seems to be working pretty well.
My shoulder, however, remains a mystery. I don't know what the hell I did to it today, but there's this spot between my right shoulder and my upper back that's been aching constantly for the past few hours. Hopefully just one of those times where it feels good as new after sleeping.
Edit: Forgot to mention that due to time constraints, I will not be doing a pre-con Tsuzuki photoshoot or making a Mike plushie.Things I've Learned From Working On My Skateboard
-The higher the number, the finer the sandpaper.
-Mineral spirits are incredibly useful.
-Paint out of a spraycan does not have the same consistency as liquid paint.
-Never underestimate how much time something will take.
-The tasks that seem easiest are usually the most difficult.
-Warning labels are often more dramatic than the reality of short-term exposure.
-The Dad has power.
-When in doubt, trial and error usually works.
-The gap between watching someone else do something and doing it yourself seems much wider than it actually is.
-There is a certain point where preparation must end and action must begin.
-Sometimes you just have to trust yourself; try and see what happens.
And 'cause this is apparently a post where I try to cram in as many different things as possible, here's a rough timetable for this weekend.Wednesday
- Finish all cosplay preparations and pack.Thursday
- Wake up by 7:30 AM. Bus leaves at 8:40 AM. Arrives Manchester 4:15 PM. Kuuuuuuuuuun~!Friday
- Kun and Tomo in morning? First day of Anime Boston in afternoon!Saturday
- Second day of AB. HxH cosplay day! Try to find as many HxH fans as possible.Sunday
- Last day of AB. Sadness. YnM cosplay day, making this the third con I've ended with YnM!Monday
- Get Kun to kick me out of bed so we can make it to the 6:40AM bus at Nashua. Arrive home around 11:30AM. Promptly pass out on couch only to wake up hours later feeling very alone and guilty for taking so long to post pictures.
And so not to end on that depressing note, lady_noremon
posted the drabble I requested
! [The request was Hunter x Hunter, Gon x Killua, topic = honey. Topic selection was not me with a dirty mind, but a line of Gon's from the end of Celestial Tower.]