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Thinking of starting a separate blog for documenting my historical costuming, other sewing/crafting builds, cons and etc. What do you think? 

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Jessica Brommit
Artist | Student | Artisan Crafts
Canada
I'm a geek who loves to craft and cosplay (since 2007, more "seriously" since about 2011 and competing since 2012, and currently at Artisan level), and went to fashion school with a dream job of making gorgeous costumes for stage/screen for a living (or, happy cosplayers who want top-notch stuff). SO, Whimsical Squid Creations is here to show my business and hobby of nerdy crafting! This is my account for Artist Alley crafts, photos of commissions, and my cosplay photos both finished and in-progress. My other handle is ShinobiXikyu, though I never log in that dA account anymore, and same name with my Cosplay.com that I post most of my cosplay-related stuff on too (very actively! I prefer forums to facebook. If you want to see my daily musings, crafting help and opinions, check there). I should mention too, I'm an Aspie, formally diagnosed in 2004. Thanks obsessive tendencies, you make cosplaying and running my own crafty business the perfect thing for me!

Also, I took nine years of French (Canadian school system), am actively studying German and I'm fascinated by languages in general. Feel free to comment in your native language! Just don't be offended if I have to respond back in English or I conjugate my verbs badly.

(My cosplay.com, since the website bar now has my storenvy in it.:P www.cosplay.com/member/113158/ )
I have a facebook too for my crafting and announcing my Artist tables at upcoming conventions, but it's basically the same content as on here. www.facebook.com/Whimsical-Squ…

I'm also a geography nut, so I stuck this neat little "flag/country counter" in. Though it only goes up to 20 countries, and I'm definitely past that number, to my delight.
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 Well, October is gone. But frankly, October was incredibly disappointing this year as it barely stopped raining for even a single day, which ruined most of my fall photoshoot plans. So, I'm only sad to see it go because November is even worse (ugh, when can I start wintering in Florida?!?!?) and I have to take down my Halloween decorations. Anyways, it's time for updates.

 November is, like October, quite quiet for me this year. Villain-con was postponed, so I have no conventions after all. I do still plan to walk in the Santa Claus parade this year, but other than that, there's nothing on the schedule. I'm pretty sure I'm in for December Fan Days, but I haven't gotten a proper confirmation just yet. I also applied for another year at Genrecon, and I'll know fairly soon if I'm in again.
 As for things I'm working on; I'm still not exactly rushed for anything, but I do have some stuff on the list. I'm now starting on the final, sellable forms of a new pet rock design (it won't replace the originals, though!), still need to restock a few hangings (needed to get more dowels made first, and that'll be next week), and for myself I'm now starting on my Toothless hoodie and just started mocking up my 1950's winter coat. And after those, a start on some more new Victorian garb in purples (the mix-and-match set that'll cover me for pretty much all seasons/weathers). I still want to do Luci plushies too but I most likely won't have the room at Fan Days unless I do some replacing of other stock, so will probably hold off until Genrecon as a result. I'm also hoping that Furilas and I can attend the Yule Ball in London around Xmas, and if so, I need to whip up some nice dress robes and do some quick altering to my kraken-bustle gown to make it into a nice Ravenclaw-styled evening dress.

 Okay, that's all for now! Next updates in December.


CONS&EVENTS
November: 
Guelph Santa Claus Parade (date not announced yet but I think it's November 25th)
December: Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show (It USED to be called DTAC....), December 8 (AA. Won't be attending if I don't get in)
  (Hopefully) London Yule Ball, December 22 (for fun)

 And possibly others! I'll update this thing as needed.

And, my cosplay and costume plans for the year; (Oh boy, this list grew since the beginning of the year...)

Making and debuting in 2018:
-Abigail and Elliot from Stardew Valley (Ready for Anime North)
-1880's Kraken-bustle gown (Coldwater Steampunk festival)
-14th century SCA garb (Debuted in renfaire season)
-1898 walking suits, winter and summer (winter one done in time for February Victorian events, summer version for Coldwater!)
-1880's Ravenclaw-styled summer dress (Coldwater Steampunk, Magical Wizards Festival and Wizard's Fling at Forest City Comicon)
-Toothless hoodie (hoping to be done for December Fan Days)

Rewearing in 2018:
-Dark Brotherhood shrouded robes (Genrecon, Video Games Live)
-Nelvana of the Northern Lights (Genrecon)
-Schala (Anime North)
-1890's Canada Day dress (Anime North, Ad-Astra)
-Mourning dress (Commemoration on the anniversary of Dad's death, World Goth day, and Halloween)
-Heather (Santa Claus parade, and hopefully another event or photoshoot)
  • Listening to: Bach- Toccata and Fuge in D Minor
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Watching: Dragons: Race to the Edge
  • Playing: Stardew Valley
  • Eating: Spider cupcakes
  • Drinking: Water

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Off to Coldwater Steampunk festival! Don't worry, I'll finally have photos of things to show when I get back....
Plush pet rocks now available on my Storenvy!
I'll try and get my con review up tomorrow! It's been busy. Have another mourning dress picture in the meanwhile.
Off to Anime North! No updates or message checking until I get home on Monday!
As it's Easter, my April updates will go up tomorrow! And don't worry, photos of all my new merch soon too!
Bit late for the day, but, I'm at Genrecon for the weekend! Checking my page will be sporadic at best til Sunday night.
Vending at Fan Days for today, and it's my birthday tomorrow! So, aside from checking messages once or twice a day I won't be around much 'til Monday!

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UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Jessica! :party: :ihavecaek: Birthday cake  icon PARTY HARD
I hope you're having a fabulous day! happy DA B-day :3 
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
I spent it in my pyjamas, playing videogames, and then stuffing my face with Italian food and cheesecake. Yep!
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UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo, that's sounds like an awesome birthday! :la: I could really go for some cheesecake right now... :giggle:
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Floral Birthday Card - Painter's Palette by Yesterdays-Paper
Happy birthday to one of my favorite people on DA!
Wishing you many happy returns of the day  Bad Piggies SC Cake with candles 50x50 icon
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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TwilightIsFriendship Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Student General Artist
:iconpartypinkieplz::iconsaysplz:Haaaaaaappy happy birthday to our good friend today!
:iconpinkiestarryeyesplz::iconsaysplz:Here's a little birthday song with something I must say!
:iconpinkieishappyplz::iconsaysplz:On this day we celebrate having you with us!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Throw a party here for you I'll make sure is a blast!
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:I wish you only happiness, that your life's full of smiles!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:That you and your friends will prevail in any troubling times!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Most of all, I wish for you that you'll have lots of fun!
:iconpinkiegalaplz::iconsaysplz:And share it with all close to you, spread happiness around!
:iconhotbloodedpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:OR ELSE!
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:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:So let's get down to business now, there'll be no more delays!
:iconpinkiepiecakeplz::iconsaysplz:On to the birthday party, celebrate this joyous daaaaay!
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footlover2011 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Happy birthday
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Ryardn Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! I'm glad you enjoy my art :)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess all deviants can remember field trips when we were at school  Sasuke Walking - Free IconNaruto Walking - Free Icon Kiba Walking - Free Icon 

Hope my capture of the swan family on an outing brought back happy memories   LOL
Thanks for the fave Jessica  :TipOfTheHat:    Have a good week and please do keep on watching???
               
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