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I've devoted most of this month so far to finally working on new costumes for myself. After 7 months of working non-stop, it feels incredible to set time aside for a personal project or two.
Dragoncon, my favorite convention, is coming up, and I am trying to finish a few outfits for that weekend. The most important costume will be of the character Dawn by Joseph Michael Linser, for the Look-Alike contest on Saturday night of course! It's the best run costuming related contest at Dragoncon in my opinion! I've been backstage to play handler to my friends who entered in the past, helped create one of the winner's costume, and loaned out two sets of wings to contestants before lol. So even though this is the first time I am entering, I feel like I have this excited familiarity with the Dawn contest. Hopefully this year will be an awesome show and I can't wait to see everyone's adaptions.

Besides the Dawn costume I'm just making some easy cute outfits to hang out with friends and take silly pictures together haha. Don't have time for something elaborate, as I want to try an enjoy my break as well as stay creative. I still have to fill my store orders, and finish another pair of giant angel wings for a customer.

Anyone interested in coming to the Dawn contest, it will be on Saturday, the 5th of September, at 8:00pm. Dragoncon's website is here:
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rudeturk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Sounds like a blast is going to be had :D
Wish I could make it, damn being on a different continent!
kenseigoku Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
cool and good luck
wish you luck!!!
artificialXkisses Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
So do you live in Georgia? If you do, you should totally come to AWA!!
xSoulxxxReaperx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I'm happy to see you're finally taking time for yourself, you definitely deserve it. :] We have to meet up at Dragon*Con!
iris1999 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:eager: your going! Yes! I'll be there too and we usually go to the Dawn look a like contest every year! What is your Dawn going to be or look like, so that way we know who to shout for!
I wanted to join for a while now, but i just have the time or money to do any customing, other then the clothes i have:lol:
This year however i'll be an evil Dorthey, my hubby the Scarecrow. Well any way, i hope u win this year!:excited:
StudioCreations Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
I totally understand your joy of finding the time to be able to work on your own projects. For YEARS I've been a slave to other fans projects by supplying pieces and parts for their costumes and rarely getting a chance to work on my own. Scheduling your own "me costuming time" helps keep you fresh and inventive. I look forward to seeing what you show up with at D*C.
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Exactly! I was literally burnt out to a crisp, and now I feel so much better!
See you at the con!
Clinkorz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'll make sure to come watch you! I'll be entering it next year. Have any online sites to view most of Dawn's costumes or should I just pick up the comic? Hope you're having fun with it all, that's what cosplay's all about!
Clinkorz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah and I saw that you added me on Facebook a while back right after Otakon? I was a little confused by that, just wondering what it was for.
cosplay-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Good luck! Dawn is one of my favorite comic characters!!!
geijutsusakuhin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Can't wait to see it. I am a huge Linser fan
PandorasPride Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Love the Dawn contest, I think you'll do wonderfully^^
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
When you get a free min you should check out my gallery. I think I should design a costume for you. :)
CookieCandyGirl012 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pooey no fair i can't, :( have fun tho :D :love:
caza909 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck i think you'll do great in the dawn contest...honestly i don't know what the contest is all about i just know you'll do awesome because your an amazing cosplayer and i think your actually may fav on DA x
Vader3000 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I'll be there but maybe not for the Dawn contest...for one I never quite understood the whole contest....who exactly is Dawn?? Is she like the Dragon*Con lady mascot or something??? anywho I'll probably to busy seein where the party is at or still working on a few autographs....u can catch me in the parade though if u're goin to watch....I'll be showing off the King Piccolo cos a bit without the body paint simply cuz its normally too hot to be walkin in.....
pockyfairy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you're finally entering the Dawn contest!! I wish I could be there to cheer you on, but good luck anyhow! I know you'll rock their socks off, and I can't wait to see how it turns out. :D
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