I think I mentioned earlier that I was busy helping my daughter and her friend with their cosplay costumes as they were attending the Youmacon convention in Detroit this past weekend. I have been making their costumes since they have been participating in anime conventions for the last 6 years now. This year they were characters from a Manga series of novels called Trinity Blood. I don't know much about the storyline, but I know the characters they dressed as were vampires. I have been teaching my daughter to sew, so she made the sashes, head bands and vests (with my help) and I made the white tunics and remade the pants.
Here are a couple of pictures of their costumes:
My daughter is the one in the blond wig (her natural hair color is black). The white jackets were lined and have a lot of detail. They turned out pretty good and I think they had a lot of fun. My daughter told me that they got a lot of compliment on their costumes, so I guess this was a success!
Now that this is done, I can get back to making doll diorama items and back to taking pictures and telling doll stories!