My Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero’s Guide Book Series)

Heyo! 🙂 So, I am not going to start out this post by apologizing how I haven’t written for three months. I seem to always start out that way so you all are used to it by now 😉

As you may have gathered from the title, I recently attempted to make another cosplay. This one was from the amazing Hero’s Guide book series 🙂 Ella is one of my many favorite characters from this series.

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(Go read it, it’s a ton of fun and you won’t be able to stop laughing through the entire series 😉 )

So without further ado, here’s my Ella cosplay! XD

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The base pattern I used was Simplicity’s pattern 1773. I changed a lot of things, but that was my starting point.

My Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank PagesMy Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank PagesI spent very little money on this project. The pattern was one I already had, and the only fabric I bought was for the skirt. (The bottom left in above picture.) It’s actually a tablecloth I bought at a thrift store for around $4. And it was a really nice tablecloth too. Thrift stores are pretty much the best things ever, guys! XD The rest of the fabric I already had.

My Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank Pages My Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank PagesMy Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank PagesIt really was a pretty easy project. I just added simple things together with the right fabric.

My Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank Pages My Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank Pages My Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank PagesThe vest was probably the hardest thing I made. Vests and I don’t get along for some reason… XP  My Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank PagesThe necklace was one I already had, and it happened to work perfectly 🙂  My Ella Cosplay! (From The Hero's Guide Book Series)-- Blank PagesThe collar was one thing I could have improved on… But hey, it’s not terrible 🙂 I haven’t done a lot of collars before, so that’s one area I could improve on.

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So there you have it! All in all I was happy with it all 🙂 It was a fun project.

Hopefully sometime soon (AKA, before another three months goes by 😉 ) I’ll be able to bring ya’ll up to date about what all is happening in my life. It’s always an adventure, that’s for sure 🙂

Talk to ya later!

~Esther

P.S

If you didn’t read about my Newsies Cosplay you can read it here.

My Newsies Cosplay!

Most people who know me know that I like the movie and play Newsies. A lot. I often annoy my siblings from singing and quoting it so much 😉

So I decided to make myself a Newsies costume! I’ve been wanting to for awhile. It’s my first official cosplay 🙂 I’ve done costumes before, but never what I would call a full-hearted cosplay before. It’s far from perfect, but I’m pretty happy with it 🙂

My little brother took pictures for me. I feel so weird when people take pictures of me XP

My Newsies Cosplay!--Blank PagesAll the elements paired up pretty nicely, I think 🙂 I wasn’t sure if the skirt was going to work, but I was happily surprised.

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Strike!--Blank PagesStrike! Strike! Ooooh, strike! XD

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Can we take a moment to appreciate those beautiful, worn shoes? They are so perfect ^_^

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My Newsies Cosplay!--Blank PagesThe vest took me the longest to make, mostly because of the stubborn button holes XP Who ever invented button holes? I will stick to zippers, thank you 😉

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Aaah, the railing!!! *has fan girl moment* Makes me want to start singing Santa Fe ^_^ “Them streets down there, they sucked the life out of my ole man, well they ain’t doin’ that to me!” XDMy Newsies Cosplay!--Blank PagesSo there you have it! 🙂 Thank you for bearing with all my fan girling 😉

“WE’LL ALL BE OUT THERE, CARRYING THE BANNER THROUGH IT ALL!”

Okay, yeah, I’m done 😉

See yous guys latah!

~Essie

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What I’m Thinking– Random Moments

This is an idea I’ve seen around, and I’ve always thought that it was neat 🙂 The only problem is that it is never your current train of thought… You may sit down and write half of it, and then get called by your mother to do something, or only write half a post in a day, and when you come back your thoughts are completely different! But it’s still fun 🙂 Let me know what you think!

What I am:

Thinking: About photography.

Eating: Nothing.

Wearing: Green M.A.R.C.H shirt, and camo jeans.

Excited About: My play next month! 🙂

Looking: At photography inspiration.

Listening: To my sister asking my Dad about something 😉

Writing: This post, and working on the outline for my latest NaNoWriMo story.

Reading: The Kingdom That Turned the World Upside Down By David Bercot

Making: Pizza soon 🙂

Sewing: Just mendin’ a few things 😛

Acting: Jo from Little Woman 🙂

Planning On Dressing Up As: Jo

Singing: The Star Wars Theme Song with words. This is pretty much one of the most awesome songs ever… XD

Talking: To no one…

Planning: On seeing peoples soon 😉

Wondering: Why a friend hasn’t texted me back…

Watching: Road to Avonlea and StarGate 😀

Playing: With the idea of using bubbles and glitter.

Asking: Myself if I should start cutting up pizza toppings yet, or wait till Mom starts the dough.

Naming: My Grandma’s cat 😉

Wanting: To go play with my camera…

Finishing: Up this post.

Signing: Love.

Feeling: A tad sick XP

So there we go! Whether you understood any of that I don’t know… But you get the idea, I suppose 🙂 Now go out and enjoy this beautiful weather!

~Essie

(Okay… I admit it. I no longer mind being called Essie. I used to hate it, but the other day I realized that I didn’t mind it anymore…)

 

 

 

 

My First Self-Photo Shoot

I did my first self-photo shoot on Sunday! 🙂 They aren’t the greatest pictures in the world, but it was still fun 😉

Trilby and staff

My trilby and sister’s staff 🙂

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Cape

My blue cape. I’ve had this for I can’t even remember how many years… It used to more than touch the ground 😉

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I was trying to get a shot of the cape falling to the ground, but I let it go too soon, and the picture turned out like this 🙂

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This is the cape that I made in December for going to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens 🙂 I used the pattern from this site. Blank PagesThis didn’t quite turn out. Since the camera was on the self-timer it doesn’t always focus right 😛 But I still like the concept of this picture.  Blank Pages Blank Pages Blank Pages Blank Pages Blank Pages

I love this one 🙂 If only it had focused right!! XP

So that’s it!

~Esther