Please don't misunderstand me, dear Watchers: it was an amazing convention as usual, technically speaking! I just have been so unlucky with my cosplay costumes...
All of my original plans had to be abandoned: Bellatrix's dress is getting damaged, therefore next time I'm gonna wear it, it could really be the last one. And since I couldn't fix everything I wanted on time and I want it to be almost perfect for its final act, I decided that I wouldn't have worn it this year.
Then, the so called "surprise project". The wig's not arrived yet even though I paid for a fast shipping on September 26th and the gloves they sent me were both different from the image on eBay AND damaged. I definitely could not use this cosplay as well.
Considering all of this, I decided that on day one I would have gone as a Neko Lolita. My mom realised a tail by night and it looked so cute!
But when I went to wear it next morning, it didn't stay on place: too thin elastic, too long and heavy tail. I HAD to attend the convention with civil dresses... and it made me feel terrible!
For the last day we had sewn such an amazing dress, working day and night despite tiredness and fever, as a shift to my original plan.
... and then, it collapsed as soon as I stepped out of the car. Everything has gone from "perfect" to "awful" in just one second: the fabric ceded and so I was almost naked, the fur didn't fit me anymore... I looked like some flabby and ridiculous slut!
I tried to fix things, but it was impossible there and then! I just got in the car, crying and screaming, and came back home.
It all has been SO frustrating... both my mother and I have worked so much and for so long on those costumes... and it's all waste time, money, health and effort. Because yes: most part of the cosplays will be ready for the next time... but we could have made things more quietly!
The fact that I have bought excellent items at an amazingly convenient price doesn't help at all...
But I guess next time it'll get better, right?
Lots of love