‘Reach’ing for a Dreaded Candy Mudkip

May 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This blog has taken the longest time to start. Mainly because I’ve been mesmerized by the three squirrels running around each other on a certain spot on a tree in my backyard. I should really get to business since this post could get quite long. Thankfully there is enough Kylie Minogue songs on youtube to keep me in a bubbly, girly mood. To the categories I go!

Halo Reach

The latest installment of the Halo Series, Halo Reach, came out on the 3rd. If I had a 360 and money to buy it I would have preordered and stayed up for hours playing the new multiplayer with my brother and murmured ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at all the shiny weapons. I cannot wait to try out the new melee weapons and this rumored grenade launcher that shoots four sticky grenades at a time. Mmmm more intergalatic goodies to be murdered with during a good round of ‘Slayer’.

Dreads

Oh.my.dear.packets.of.Kanekalon.fibre. I don’t think I’ve ever been this obsessed with synthetic hair in my life. A month before spring semester was over I found the new Heavenly Hair forum, http://www.hairextensionsforum.com/, and it’s been hair-hair-hair-hair ever since. The women on the site are so nice and brilliantly creative that I couldn’t help but feel my own creative core kick up a notch. Yes I still have a lot of projects to finish but I really need to make dreads of my own. Not want but need!

It’s gotten so bad that I’ve been inspired to type out at least twenty dread sets in Excel just to temporarily satisfy my idea factory and OCD. There are sets for every season, occasion, story character, theme, fashion genre, and even a football team [Insert shameless plug for the Baltimore Ravens here. Next season is going to be kick.ass.] It’s gotten way out of control, to the point where I look through old Pokemon cards of mine and automatically see a gijinka form complete with a set of installed dreads. >.<”

Speaking of Pokemon…

Well since I’m in Baltimore for the summer, turning down perhaps one of the best and worst and first job offers ever, I might as well save up some money and spend the $70+ on Otakon tickets as well as mangas, box sets etc. etc. in the Dealer’s Room inside. But you might ask: doesn’t attending an anime convention usually involve some sort of dressing up? Well no, not exactly. See there are plenty of people that go dressed in normal street clothes and then there are those who spend months of prep work to go as their favorite character. It’s a relatively good mix.

My costume started as realization that the turquoise hair sample [yes I was looking at hair for dreads when this happened] and the orange hair sample looked really good together. Orange…Turquoise…Mudkip! Several minutes of brainstorming and google imaging/lolita window shopping later I came up with this:

I’ve also made a bracelet already but I won’t post it until it’s a serious definite. The dreads will be a mix of solid turquoise, turquoise to orange transitionals and possibly triple transitionals: turquoise -> orange -> yellow. Nothing fancy or completely decked out in candycanes, stripes, or blends. I’m still contemplating if I want to make them out of kanekalon or wool roving which I spent the better part of the night looking up on ebay and etsy. At the moment I’m looking to just making a set of all black dreads so I can give my real hair a rest and give it a chance to grow. It’ll be all black because I’ll be starting an office job soon.

After watching a few make up tutorials on youtube i was inspired to do something a bit sweet. Introducing the beginnings of Candy Eye Makeup. Given it’s just the outline, I don’t own any bright eyeshadow colours at the moment. It’s just an idea. The coloured pencil line, made by dipping the tip into a very shallow pool of water, was really faint so I outlined it in white grease lipstick from walmart.

 

Jaded Candy Striper for Halloween?

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