Sunday, August 21, 2011


If any of you have been following my facebook, you may have noticed how I've been working so much on Thursday/Friday trying to get my bf and I's outfits finished for Matsuricon. Well, I did it. I was up until Saturday morning at 4:30 working, but I did it! (For those of you who don't know, my schedule is semi-nocturnal, and I normally don't go to bed til about 5am, so it wasn't that huge of a deal.) We didn't take a ton of pictures.. mostly because the con was a lot smaller than I'd anticipated, and I kinda forgot we'd brought the camera along most of the day, haha. Anyways, I've got a few photos to share:

^^Me right as we're getting ready to leave. This is the head piece I stayed up to make on Friday night. ♡ It's definitely my most complex headpiece, and I think I'm going to be putting more time/energy into making my headpieces more lovely like this one. Ooh! And it's not a headband, it ties in the back with ribbon instead. (I don't know why I never thought about doing this before.) Also - please don't look too closely at my hair color >__> lol. My hair's starting to fade, so it's going back to it's dark brown and doesn't match my twin tail extensions too well anymore D:

^^My bf and I at the event. Here you can sort of see our outfits I've been so hurriedly working on Thursday and Friday!  (I also really need a gothic lolita bag - that wristlet I was carrying around is so old, and not matching at all! D:)

^^Full outfit pic. This was once we got home and I realized I had no pics of us in our full outfits D: I'm really thinking he needs a cape or a jacket to go with this and maybe a cane ♡ Ugh, we have like no accessories >_< Except he did purchase that pocket watch (you can sort of see the chain in the front), so I suppose it's a start.

^^A closer view. I realized the lighting isn't spectacular, but this is all I've got for now..

^^Nope, just kidding! I completely forgot I took this picture Friday night after I'd finished it. I was just so busy and forgot to upload it to my facebook then. Yes, the vest is on a dress form with my petticoat :p A petticoat pretty much always stays on my dress form, and since I don't have a male dress form.. Oh and you can totally see the thread rack my bf crafted me months ago! 

^^Full outfit pic. I like this photo a lot because my bow is all askew, and my twin tail extensions are like so ready to just fall out, haha. I was so tired =__=. I'm carrying my parasol as well, it's hard to tell because everything is black. >_<

I did get a lot of photos taken of me, which was totally flattering and awesome. So, who knows where those are going to show up?

That's pretty much it. I'll definitely have some better pics up of our outfits throughout the week. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be adding my dress to my shop, as a made-to-order item ♡ I'll probably be adding some of my bf's Prince garments as well. I think men are really overlooked when it comes to finding decent Prince/Ouji/Kodona style clothing, and I think that's sad.

Since I've started this small business, I've realized there's a whole lot of other ways to sell, other than online. There's for instance.. vending! That was one of the reasons I really wanted to attend Matsuricon this year, to really check out the dealer's room and artist's alley to get some ideas. I've been thinking about doing something similar for a while now (really seriously ever since I attended the Midwest Craft Caucus back in like.. June?), and I wanted to do some research. I've got a lot of ideas, and who knows? I may be doing things like this in the future! ♡ I'm thinking of applying to vend at Ohayocon... but that's really scary to think about! That con is so huge, and I don't want to be a total failure because I'm small. So, we'll see. 

Well that's all for now. I've got a whole 'nother round of sketches and commissions to get started on! 

Miss Chubi


  1. I've begun vending at different can be intimidating at fist! I've missed all of the big events in Columbus this year, but next year I plan to market more in that area. If you need any help during events, let me know :)

  2. Yeah, I'm mega scared! There's like a jury and stuff that I have to go through to even be considered.
    Ah, I'll definitely let you know! Thanks ^_^