2020 sure was … a thing that happened, wasn’t it? But we did it, we’re on the other side!
(One day maybe I’ll even successfully make it out of quarantine? I think the last nine months is the longest time I’ve spent without travelling since I was in University.)
I’ve been stockpiling content for you, though, in anticipation of lockdown again, and I’m also building an office and studio in the extra bedroom of my apartment that I have recently annexed — so exciting things are happening in 2021! At the moment I’m waiting on a bunch of furniture, so that I can move my main work space away from the kitchen island, which is where I currently do most of my cosplay stuff, but maybe I can start showing everyone what’s going on in there once I get some of that set up! (Right now it’s just a lot of boxes, a rolling rack full of cosplay, and the setup I shot Christmas 2B in. 😂)
As always, I’ll be uploading Crimmus 2b and all of the other goodies from December into the webstore over the next few days — subscribers get up to 50% off automatically, no code needed, so if you’ve ever missed out on content, take a swing through there to top up your collection!
Wanted to do a quick intro to what’s new to the website in the new year as well! For the first few days of 2021, we’ve been hard at work running updates to the website and how it all works, and implementing some things that people have been asking me for. We now have:
Alright, now that’s all out of the way, let’s get to The Good Stuff:
Photo by Paul Hillier.
Reno! From FFVII, the original and the remake, as well as the Advent Children movie. Also known as the brattiest brat in the game, out-brat-ing Cloud (whom I have also cosplayed last year, and will be cosplaying more this year no doubt), and therefore jumping immediately to the forefront of the list of people I needed to cosplay. (What can I say, I have a type!)
For this month I shot Reno with pants, without pants, wearing only the coat, wearing nothing — basically all the Reno variants.
Photo by Dreamland Photography but Edited by Me!
Photo by Heavenly Visuals Photography.
Plus a whole ‘nother, not even remotely cannon except in my brain outfit that I’m very excited to show all of you. 😈
(In case you were wondering with these shoots, all of these were done month ago, pre-lockdown, when cases weren’t quite so out of control, and my photographers all remained masked and distant. I, like most independent content creators, have been having to continue to shoot regularly in order to do fun things like pay my rent, but I’m trying really hard to keep risk for everyone involved to a minimum! I’d honestly rather not shoot anything than someone get COVID.)
I’m also releasing my Happy Nude Year set, which was also shot a pretty significant while ago — back when my hair was still white, before I toned it grey again, if you remember when that was!
Photo by ConMom Photography
Obviously members won’t have to deal with any of those pesky censors that I had to add for Social Media! (But unfortunately, I was not wearing a party hat for the set, I’m sorry. Really should have planned that one out better. 😂)
For my Peeps who are Here for Write-ups and Tutorials —
This month I’ll be covering a couple of things I’ve wanted to do for a while! I’ll be doing write-ups on Reno’s Baton …
… as much as I can, because I didn’t 100% plan to do a writeup until I was partway through making it. 😅
I’ll also be doing a general writeup on bodyshopping 3D prints, (to be totally fair to myself, this might wind up being released next month, as I’ll have to do some bodyshopping on a whole new piece for it, so we’ll see how quickly this goes up) which is something that I do a lot and is near and dear to my heart. You really can take a 3D print and finish it to a near-mirror finish, with the right technique and finishing tools!
As well as Reno’s Wig!
You can see here that it started life as a significantly different wig than what it ended up as!
All of my SFW content rolls over from month to month, so if you subscribe for the tutorials, don’t worry about missing out on old ones! 🥰 They’re always available, and I’m always making more, your support just helps me to do that! Currently there are around a dozen tutorials and write-ups on how I made costumes, including introductions to working with Latex, Chainmaille, Wig Dyeing, and detailed write-ups on costumes like my Honeybee. (Note that you can click on those, but you won’t be able to read them unless you’re subscribed! Tutorials are available for Bronze Tier and higher.)
Happy New Year, everyone!
I know right now it feels like 2020 New Game Plus, but I’m hopeful before the year is done we’ll start to be able to get back to a little more normality, for everyone. 💕
Do you have any resolutions? I don’t usually do them, but I think my main 2021 resolution is to try and take more time for myself — something that I, a chronic workaholic, am finding really difficult, when I work on the internet and also the internet is a very large part of what I have that I can actually do, while quarantining for the last nine months or so. 😂