Hello, hello dearest people!
I decided to do an update on my WIP Halloween costume. As stated in my prior Cosplay Confession, I will being doing Rarity from My Little Pony this year.
The fancy lady er pony er pony lady
I was able to find a suitable dress at Torrid.com though there was a bit of trepidation since there were no returns and no exchanges offered since it was a clearance item. I oscillated between one size and the other and finally decided on the one that aligned closest with my bust and waist even though it was only a 1x. I…can’t even get started on how ridiculous women’s sizes are. Even with such measurements, there’s no guarantee that clothing will fit, but I took a leap of faith, bought the smaller one and hoped for the best.
My wonderful coworker lent/gave me a purple ribbon, and while I love the color and think it looks cute, it’s not long enough to tie in a bow, and I kind of want a bow.
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I was on the fence today about what post to draft: this one or an article about the five fictional characters I most connect with. I finally figured out the last one yesterday, but…only one of the five is a character who doesn’t present the missing mother/lost child motif, and right now I can’t take any more of that despair. So I decided to work on my much neglected Cosplay Confessional series, which I haven’t touched in some months (Part 1 and Part 2 so linked). This time it’s nothing but My Little Pony and I talk about my hoped for Halloween costume this year (I also hope it turns out better than last…)
MLP is one of the few fandoms I’m a part of that doesn’t resonate with sadness. Oh it has its sorrowful moments, but that’s not its general mien. My favorite episode of season 5 so far is the latest with Princess Luna, and it’s a sad redemptive/remorseful motif where your past deeds so haunt you that they destroy the present’s peace. It’s a good lesson, but by far, the episodes are far more upbeat instead of dire.
There are several cosplays I’ve garnered from MLP and thus I begin with…
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