Sunday, September 20, 2015

I'm currently planning my cosplay for Glasgow Comic Con; I have a fantastic latex Star Trek dress I bought from a local cosplayer, just figuring out what race I should be. I'm thinking Trill, because I don't think I can handle the stress of making my eyebrows look Vulcan.

It's got me thinking about cosplays I'd love to do in the future, so I'm writing them down for reference.

- Babydoll from Suckerpunch

I mainly want to do this just because I love the costume, and Suckerpunch is a weird guilty pleasure of mine. And any excuse to wear cute bunches, right? If I was tiny and crazy I'd probably wear this every day. Things that put me off doing this costume are I'd want to be quite a bit skinnier and I hate wearing wigs.

- Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy

I love this film. Covering myself in green paint would probably be a laugh, and the hair is fabulous. I tried to put together this outfit earlier this year and struggled, so I think I'd have to take to the sewing machine.

- Scarlet Witch from Age of Ultron

I like the Scarlet Witch mainly because of how she dramatically waves her hands about when she does her mutant magic, but her outfit is how I dress 90% of the time but with added wrist gauntlets. And I'm lazy, so this appeals.

- Morticia Addams

Morticia would be so fun to do. Long dramatic dress, gothic make up... I see no negatives about this at all.

- Captain Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly

 I've never done a genderbend character before, and I think Mal would be really fun to do.

Pretty sure I'm going to think of a dozen others now. I'm mainly excited about Morticia and Mal at the moment!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I was working today. I didn't feel great; I ate terribly yesterday, and I'm coming down with a cold. I skipped breakfast, because I was still full from the night before.

I drove past a car crash on the way into work. Firefighters were prying the doors open. As I walked to my car, I walked past an old Volvo in a quiet street. A young guy was in the driver's seat, with the window down, talking loudly; he was saying something like, "Yeah, I have all the pot, but I need to grow my business... Cocaine, yeah..." I'm sure that will go brilliantly for him. I had some coffee.

Work was quiet enough I managed to get a few things done. Not nearly as much as I would have liked, but I didn't feel rushed. I had an overpriced salad from Greggs for my lunch, then bought some false eyelashes. I'm not sure when I'll ever wear them, but my staff were proud of me. An elderly woman has taken a liking to me; she showed me a letter from her daughter saying she didn't want to see her again. It was sad. I gave her a free gift to make her feel better and she cried. I'm not sure if I made her feel better or not.

I felt more ill by the end of the day; when I pulled up into my parking space, I ended up sitting in the car reading articles for 10 minutes before I got out. I used what I already had in the fridge for tea, even though it didn't fit together particularly well, because I've already spent enough on food when I've binged this week. I ended up having feta and Mediterranean veg with courgette noodles. I snacked on a few slices of ham and cheddar while it cooked, and I finished off the dessert experiment I made on my day off afterwards, which I'd somehow forgotten about (It was a coconut cookie base, with a layer of strawberry cream cheese frosting. I think calling it a strawberry and coconut shortcake sounds better, but is a bit of a stretch).

I read a few more chapters of the book I'm reading (I'm on the last book of the Kushiel's Legacy series), tidied up the kitchen, did some washing and had a bath. I drank some coffee while I wrote this.

In two days, I'm off work for two weeks. I almost feel nervous. I don't want to waste it, but I don't have the time or money to do all I'd like. I'm worried I'll end up doing nothing.