Quick Status Update as My Fingers Fall Off

Howdy! It’s been a while. Apologies about that. Things are hectic over here and since I am STILL sans laptop, blogging is (nod to Julia, here) muy difficult-o. (Actual Spanish word is actual.)

I thought I’d pop in and give a quick update on the status of affairs over here to tide you over until I can post for real.

Status update #1: New cello! Yes, as it was obvious from the last post, I have a new cello – her name is Éponine (NOT Frankie the Gay Cello… Remind me to tell that story at some point). Éponine herself is an angel, pure and simple – her case, on the other hand… 100% diva. I’m not even kidding you. I’m the last one out of orchestra rehearsals every Sunday because Little Miss Diva Case refuses to close and latch properly while people are looking at her. I swear. So I’m in the corner for ten minutes like, “How about you close now? Could you do that for me? THANKS.”

Status update #2: Speaking of orchestra, my first concert is this weekend. My mom and I got into a slight quarrel because I feel really uncomfortable sending out an invitation to the concert because I feel like it’s kind of pretentious… So I kept hovering over her while she drafted an invitation AGAINST MY WILL and trying to get her to add things like, “Hero says it’s no big deal if you can’t come… Really, she won’t be offended… Honestly, it’s nothing…” But she wouldn’t. (At one point she sarcastically wrote: “Hero doesn’t want any of you to come because she knows you all have lives and would rather attend youth group or eat ice cream or go to the zoo.”) Oh well.

Status update #3: Because of said concert, our orchestra director has been running us into the ground at rehearsal. We had practice yesterday and I still have a cramp in my left hand — not to mention that my fingertips feel like pumice… Ugh.

Status update #4: Morgann and I went as newsies for Halloween, and it was awesome.

Status update #5: I have to go feed the dogs, so this post is cut short. 😦 See you next time, hopefully with a real post!

~Hero

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Halloween?

Hey, guys… Popping in to give you a post. My laptop is still down, but I’ve managed to get on the desktop to check in.

So, anyway, I need your help. I’m sort of having a dilemma on Halloween costumes – I like elaborate costumes, but I’m really lazy. So right now my list of possibles is:

Galinda

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Need List:

-something pink and frilly
-curled hair

Not too hard. Goodwill searching could help me with that.

Éponine

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Need list:

-ragged shirt
-long, tattered skirt
-belt
-newsboy cap

Zombie Bride

No picture here, but all I’d need is Morgann’s tattered old wedding dress to dress up as a bride to the undead. I’ve done it before. But I’m a little wary about this option since it’s pretty mainstream Halloween.

Amy Pond (silence episodes)

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Need list:

-red hair (not happening, Mom won’t let me dye it again: the question becomes whether or not I can pull this off as a blonde)
-leather/black Amy type clothes
-tally marks all over my visible body

Sleeping Beauty

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Because it’s the easiest princess costume to put together.

Need list:

-puffy sleeved shirt
-long skirt in some sort of taupe colour
-black corset type thing

AND FINALLY, what I’m sort of leaning towards the most:

Eloise

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If you say you don’t like Eloise you’re either lying or crazy. Anyway.

Need list:

-black swishy skirt
-white puff-sleeved shirt
-suspenders
-knee socks
-red bow

Or I could be none of these and go as a random Newsie.

(Source is tumblr, so good luck with that.)

ANYWAY. Tell me what you’re going to be for Halloween! And then help me decide between all of these costumes – because I am incapable of making decisions. *headdesk*

~Hero

BEDA Day 8: Halloween Costumes in August

It’s not surprise to people who know me that I start planning my Halloween costumes on November 1st – as soon as I shed the costume I’m currently wearing. And, as my brother constantly points out, I change my mind rather a lot.

Case in point – since All Saint’s Day 2011, I’ve wanted to be Coraline, Toph, Ariel, Nessarose, Elphaba, Glinda (I waffled back and forth between those two), a corpse bride, Éponine, and a con artist. I’ve ‘settled’ on con artist, but only because I’ve roped my friends into it and they’re holding me to it.

While I was in Florida, Essie asked me to sketch some concepts, so here they are.

Note: I’m slightly obsessed with Leverage, so these costumes are loosely based off of the characters from the show – except that all the male characters (with the exception of Nate), have been genderbent. 😛

 

(Landon)

 

 

(me)

 

 

(Morgann)

 

(Essie)

 

 

(aaaand Tanith)

Well, that’s it for me today. I still have two more of these posts to write before writing my actual post for Sunday, which I have high aspirations for and is probably going to stink.

Maybe I should just go write that now.

~Hero
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