Fabric Shopping Haul

So yesterday, Scott and I went to Jamaica Avenue to go fabric shopping. Stores in Manhattan were too damn expensive, and Corona/Jackson Heights has more polyesters and prints than solid cottons.  Needless to say it was an epic success, aside from being accosted by 40/50 something white people that wanted “a socialist alternative to Obama and Romney.” I really don’t understand why these people just don’t move to Canada or Europe and quit their bitching. Anyway, onto my haul!

The colors didn’t come out too well in the pictures I just took (with or without flash), but you get the idea. Anyway, details of our haul.

Maroon and pink cotton – $4 a yard, got it at a fabric store that was going out of business. Spent: $12

Ribbons – purple was $1 for 3 yards,  beige was $1 for 5 yards. Spent: $3

Fake Fur – $10 a yard. Spent: $10

Not pictured was a pink v-neck shirt I got for $1 that I can probably mod into Holo’s season 2 top if I have a panic attack trying to make it myself. Also not pictured was the awesome green corduroy Scott got for Lawrence’s vest (spent $3), and some matching thread (spent $1).

In total we spent around $30. Feels awesome. I still need to get some more matching thread, and some sort of white felt for the inside of Holo’s ears. Wasn’t gonna spend $10 on a yard of white furn when I need so little of it. I’m planning on painting those parts white or using white hair spray if I can’t find a small piece of white fur at a craft store or something.

Now the challenge is to churn out as much as possible in the next two weeks 😀

Edit: My ears should be done soon! Hell yeas!

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    I’m sooooo excited! My roomie and I just did our fabric haul last weekend before her big post midterms projects/papers week! We are attempting to sew like mad men among our work and school lives.

    Are you doing just one cosplay for the con?

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      improperintegirl said,

      I don’t really have time to make another, but I’m gonna bring along my team rocket scientist cosplay I wore 2 comic-cons ago.


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