Walter Girl Hair

I chopped my hair off. No, seriously, I cut it all off. Why, you ask, after over a year of growing it out, did I cut it off? Mostly because it was so damaged at the ends (before growing it out I had layered bleachings and dyes). It was frizzy and impossible to manage most of the time. For “mermaid training” I have to be in the pool, and chlorine just turned my hair to mush. So, for posterity, here’s a little photo documentation for you.

Here’s the “before” picture…

Before haircut

Notice the straw-like ends.

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I’m not dead!

…Just busy busy busy. I’m working on a lot of costumes and things. Big costume photodump coming soon, I should think. I’ve been sick, so the going has been slow.

I’m finishing up my mermaid top, and thus will be putting together the full tutorial as well. (Step-by-step progress can be seen here: http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?5944-Miyu-s-first-shell-top!-Pic-heavy-Mini-tutorial)

I’m also finishing up one stretch velvet mermaid tail – all the pieces are cut, I’m making veining on the fins, and will be sewing the whole thing together shortly, as well as adding a few sequin “scale” patches.

I’m going to cut out the pieces for my wild-scale-print spandex tail soon as well, when I’m finished with the top. Thankfully I have a fake monofin made out of cardboard, coat hangers, and duct tape – I’m still dreaming of my own actual monofin as hard as I possibly can! 😛 I traced my friend’s Hydra monofin because I discovered I really like that monofin.

Also, finishing up my first cloak. Of course I’m ambitious and it’s a fancy cloak, I drafted the pattern based on Galadriel’s big fancy cloak from Lord of the Rings 😀

Just a quick hello!

Hi everyone! I know it’s been quiet here for a bit, I’m hoping to have the assistance to make a duct-tape dressform tomorrow! Most likely I won’t get the Christine outfit done by Halloween, but that’s ok, because I always have the makings for other costumes already in my wardrobe! I have to come up with a better Steampunk outfit, though, because I might be going to see Abney Park again soon! That would be EPIC, they are just the coolest people to be around!

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately!

Gotta have fun sometimes!

Gotta have fun sometimes!

Yep, I’m a blonde now! And not just in the process of going pink or blue or whatever! I’m thinking of staying just blonde for a while. Maybe some pink or blue tips or something, I dunno.

Yep, it’s not all the same colour – I was overly cautious with my (no longer) virgin hair because I was terrified of frying my hair and losing a bunch after working so hard to grow it out and stay away from the scissors. That’s ok, because in a week or two I’ll get some more bleach and finish lifting the last of my brown out. I’m going for silvery-white blonde, like all the most awesome alt models I know of, LOL! Like I said, though, I’ll probably throw a bit of cotton candy colour in there at some point… I can’t resist the cute sometimes!

On another note, I’m wondering if it would be better for “branding” (LOL like anyone knows me yet) if all my blogs were together? I don’t know, I can be obsessive about organization and compartmentalization, so I like the idea of having a different blog for each different group of my interests, but uh… I have a lot of interests. More than the average blogger, anyways. I make lots of things, and talk about lots of things, and will eventually do even more lots of things… My favorite bloggers I think all just have one main blog, but their lives seem so… focused compared to mine. What do you folks think?

SHAMELESS PROMOTION! Don’t forget to check out my other blog, http://historicbeauty.wordpress.com/ ! There’s recipes and stuff, and some horrible pictures of my skin! I’ll be posting a new tutorial on stripping hair dye with vitamin C soon.

Dream a Dream…

Warning: This post deals with emotions and feelz big time. If you’re only interested in happy fun time, this is not the post for you. In this post, I type, uncensored and honestly, about my biggest insecurity. If you want a real, honest, and raw blog post from a real person pouring her heart out, read on…

I’m still shaking from the most moving musical experience I think I’ve ever witnessed in my life…

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