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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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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Thoughts About Life//Hiking Stories

Note: most of this post was written in October, and I never got around to actually finishing it and posting it. So all my thoughts and muses may be a little outdated 😉 Hopefully I’ll be able to write a post bringing you all up to date soon 🙂

Yup, it’s been awhile, huh? You’ll just have to get used to my absences, because they are going to happen from time to time!

Anyhow, back to life. I haven’t even begun to understand it. Nor do I believe that I ever will XP

I’m kind of a mess emotionally now. I’ll be good one moment, going about my day, and then something will happen to make me not so good the next 😛 I’m a lot better than I was, but still. These past 6 months or so have been so hard. Harder than I ever remember.

So my life right now is pretty boring… Mostly school. But we did go on a ten mile hike the other day! 🙂 Up an absolutely gorgeous mountain.

The Mountain That We Climbed 😉

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At the top of the mountain!

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The fire tower at the top, once we climbed it we were over 4000 ft! 😀

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It was truly a breathtaking view 🙂

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We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather that day! A crystal clear day, not too hot or cold, just right 🙂

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I took this picture on our way to the pond. Noah and I basically climbed down the mountain by ourselves, Dad and Gabe are crazy fast hikers, so it never took them long to get ahead of Noah and me 😉 So Noah and I had fun, making a competition out of who fell down the most, me spontaneously singing lines from Carrying the Banner (Specifically: “Walk until we faaaaallll!” Yep, I’m crazy ^_^), me telling myself and Noah that we didn’t have time to goof off, and talking about random crazy things 😉 We had fun 🙂

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The “pond” and the bottom of the mountain. They called it a pond, but we all agreed that it really should be a lake 😉

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My little sister took this, she’s got a pretty good eye, don’t you think? 🙂

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This is the closest thing that we got to a family picture 🙂

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Okay, so there’s a story behind this picture… A very observant person would notice that I’m not wearing shoes in this picture, and I don’t look that happy, and that I’m holding my jacket weirdly. The reason behind all this: on the 4 mile hike back my feet started hurting, and then really hurting, so much so that it was really difficult to walk. I had cheap shoes on, not the greatest decision I’ve ever made 😛 Note to self: buy good hiking shoes the next time you go on a ten mile hike. Anyway, I could walk, but not very fast at all, and I had to stop every 10-15 minutes or so. And we’re in the middle of nowhere, there’s nothing to do but keep walking the miles to the road. And I do, although every step is painful. (The reason I’m clutching my jacket sleeve in the above picture) The pathway seemed endless, but at last, the road finally appeared. I was ever so happy to see that black asphalt 🙂 So yes! I survived 🙂 And don’t any of you dare feel sorry for me, I won some bragging rights that day 😉 I walked 3 plus miles in the woods without shoes, for one 😉

See ya latah!

~Esther

 

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