Dear self: Please stop doing shit the hard way. Thanks.
I apparently don’t have a needle for my sewing machine that’s appropriate for sewing heavy-ish pleather, so I’m hand-stitching five holsters for my costume for comic-con: one ankle holster, a pair that attach to the harness I made to act as shoulder holsters, and two drop thigh holsters for the giant guns I got because I couldn’t find anything smaller at the dollar store.
On the bright side, I’m almost done. I only have to add the straps that go from my belt to the thigh holsters to actually be finished. I’m just procrastinating because all of that hand stitching is pretty much the opposite of fun.
Here’s the ankle holster. I might post the others when I get a chance.
(PS: All of the holsters are made from an old Car Bra and a back brace I wasn’t using anymore. Repurposing for the win!)
:D Got my list for my personal My Little X-Force finished. I went with the basic Wolverine-led Uncanny X-Force roster, then added who I wanted from other incarnations. Nate and Neena are pretty much a given because I like Wade, Nate and Neena as a team, and the others I just sort of added in to fill things out. I know that there would never actually be such a massive X-Force team (not to mention that putting Deadpool and Cable on the same team as Cyke at the same time is proooobably not the best idea in the world), but hey, my brainmeats, my choice for team-up.
- Deadpool (because there are never enough Deadpools in the world. Ever.)
- Cable (duh, because Deadpool)
- Domino (also duh, because Cable)
- Wolverine (contractually obligated to appear in anything even tangentially X-men related)
- Fantomex (even though he’s occasionally annoying)
- Cyclops (for the lulz)
- Storm (because reasons)
- Hope (see above, regarding Cable and Dom.)
I’m also debating who the last two ponies will be. I was thinking Colossus + Forge, but Nightcrawler (or AOA Nightcrawler,) + X-23 is also a possibility. Only problem: I can’t remember what Cyke’s XF uniform looks like. I have refs for everyone else, but Scott’s a little harder and I might just make something up. Current pony species breakdown is: Deadpool, Dom, Logan, Laura, and Fantomex-Earth ponies; Cable, Kurt, Psylocke, Scott, and Hope-unicorns; Archangel and Storm-pegasi. (Colossus and Forge are as-yet undetermined because I thik I may be using Kurt and Laura instead.)
(I realise that I may in fact be a massive geek for even doing this, but IDGAF. I need my awesome superhero/pony fantasy team crossover of doom.)
*high pitched squealing* I just got the chance to sit down and watch the Deadpool movie test footage, and it is possibly the most perfect encapsulation of the character I’ve seen outside of the original comics run. The suit is perfect (I love that you can still pretty much tell who’s under the mask), the scene is flawless (YESSSSS to Wade sitting there drawing himself decapitating that one unfortunate dude), and the whole thing, short as it was, just confirmed that Ryan Reynolds is/was/will always be the right choice for him. I KNEW he would be perfect after the five minutes or so he got to be awesome in the W:O movie, and this test footage didn’t disappoint. There just wasn’t enough of it. :(
All I really have to say is WHERE THE FUCK IS THE REST OF MY MOVIE? I’ve seen more of the older script, but not the apparent PG-13 (which, what? How do you PG-13-ify Wade Wilson?) version that’s what they’re actually supposed to be using. Now that I’ve seen some actual footage and fallen more than a little in love with RR-Pool, I’m almost angry that this is all we’ve got right now.
Plz to be giving me my DP movie nao? I will offer all the tacos for this to happen some time in the next couple years.
(Note that I am distracting myself from the terrible news and awfunless of people on the internet that keeps coming by expressing comic character love, so this is intentionally shallow and squee-ful. Sorry. I just can’t focus on serious stuff right now.)
Snagged some small bait ponies at Bronycon (old McD’s toys) for customs I’m thinking of doing. Most of them are okay, but dear god, I don’t think Hasbro could have made some of them much uglier if they’d actually made an effort. (LOL@ G3 pony hideousness.) I picked out the least weirdly-posed of the ones they were selling, but I swear some of them appeared to be in the middle of some bizarre vertical Exorcist-style head spinning. Only bad thing is I completely forgot that I needed at least one pegasus and didn’t check whether there were any in the bin, so I only got earth ponies. Oh, well. That’s what sculpey is for, right?