posted 8 hours ago with 19 notes
home now

Just got home from a weeklong trip to NYC and LA, and I’m probably a little sick right now and jetlagged so guess who’s staying on the couch for two days THIS LADY RIGHT HERE

Thank you to everyone who liked the dress I made, with special shoutouts to daveeagle, drparisa, baihu13, vag-badger, cortexiphankid47, virusq, succubot9000, and flutiebear (I think that’s everyone!) for your really nice comments :) It felt nice to get back in the sewing saddle! I’m not sure if I’ll be attempting any more garments in the near future, but I’m glad this one was a hit, both online and with my family at Easter lunch.

Also yes I’m still not cosplaying just a reminder.

Also, I just want to say that I’m really, really, REALLY excited for Dragon Age: Inquisition, and ain’t nothin’ gonna break my stride. So excited for them to reveal more about the game and characters, and to finally play it in October :)

posted 2 days ago with 6 notes
dreadwhoop asked: "Hey Allegra - wishing you the best enjoying life and thank you so much for all of your cosplay contributions! You're a naturally attractive human being but what made you exceptional as a cosplayer was your conveying of the character's personality and the professionalism weaved into the fabrics to wholly represent and become the reality of many fantasies. Few people can balance all these aspects and hope what you pursue will inspire others to follow in your pioneering footsteps. Journey forth!"

Sorry for the delay in answering this — I am notoriously bad at answering really nice asks because I get flustered and never know how to answer, haha. Traveling also makes it a bit harder for me to answer asks and reliably be online, and on that note, I want to answer people’s replies on my last post but I think that’s going to have to wait until I’m back on a computer and not just on my iPad, haha

Thank you!!! :) It was, admittedly, a lot of fun — except for the parts that were awful, of course. But I met a lot of really awesome people and had some crazy adventures, and pushed myself artistically in a way that I had never really done before. It was definitely worth it to me in that respect, and if people enjoyed watching that process and the resulting final products, then I can only be glad that we all had a bit of fun there.

(of course, the internet was rarely privy to me sobbing at 1 AM and threatening to burn everything. that was definitely one of the not-fun parts)

I am most certainly journeying forth, and … yeah. Hopefully others will find some joy in my new ventures, because I’m certainly finding joy in them. :)

posted 3 days ago with 48 notes
I made a dress! Mom bought some handwoven fabric when she was in Peru last year and thought it’d be a perfect base for a sewing project. I kept putting it off, but then decided the colors would be gorgeous for Easter. Still needs a lining and a few other adjustments, but for my first garment, I’m proud!

I made a dress! Mom bought some handwoven fabric when she was in Peru last year and thought it’d be a perfect base for a sewing project. I kept putting it off, but then decided the colors would be gorgeous for Easter. Still needs a lining and a few other adjustments, but for my first garment, I’m proud!

posted 4 days ago with 13 notes
Easter nails! I did an alternating pattern with Julep Shannon and Farrah, without topcoat to keep the silky, semi-matte sheen intact. Really digging this one :)

Easter nails! I did an alternating pattern with Julep Shannon and Farrah, without topcoat to keep the silky, semi-matte sheen intact. Really digging this one :)

posted 5 days ago with 5 notes
daveeagle asked: "Hahaha. Adorkable would actually be a good way to describe her, but no not a cute accent. She was infact - she was a mechanic on international trains before she fell ill and had to have chemotherapy (so probably weak immune system, yes!) - Sing showtunes to confess her love? What? I don't remember this. We had a hub conversation where I called Sir Isaac Newton a son of a bitch."

Actual mechanic: that is awesome

Oh no! I hope that her treatment is either doing well or that she’s (I presume it was cancer) cancer-free now :(

Well SOMEONE hasn’t seen the romance version of the Tali date in the Citadel DLC…

A+ reference my friend

And now we all know the truth, though I am still privately hoping that you actually met a Quarian today. Maybe just a little.

posted 5 days ago with 9 notes
daveeagle asked: "I met a real life mid-20s Tali today. I am baffled in the best way."

Oh my god Dave you can’t just leave it at that

Like, was she adorakable with a cute accent? Was she some kinda engineer or mechanic and like to babble about building things? Did she have a weak immune system? Did she sing showtunes to confess her love? Was she the girl from the stock image photo? Was she maybe actually an alien in a suit? Did you have a hub conversation where you asked her about her people?

WE NEED DETAILS

posted 5 days ago with 12 notes
caggybandicoot asked: "My friend and I were sat chatting the other day, and we came up with the idea of Tiny Tali. The adventures of Tali, the baby quarian. Cuddles a spanner. Gets into engines. *RED LIGHTS GOING OFF IN FLOTILLA, LIFE SUPPORT FAILING* *ALL QUARIANS SIMULTANEOUSLY SIGH* *CUT TO RAAN FISHING TALI OUT OF MACHINERY*"

Oh my god that is adorable 8D

Of course, because I’m a 90s kid, my mind also jumped to Baby Tali flushing things down a toilet FOR SCIENCE like Plucky Duck

"omnitool go down da hooooooole"

posted 1 week ago with 3 notes
vesraen asked: "Good luck with moving out of the cosplay community, Miss Allegra! I'm assuming that means you aren't going to cons anymore? (I owe you coffee, teehee.) Also, I came for the cosplay, followed for the person, so, I'm just glad you are still around! ;3;"

Thank you! :))))))))))

To answer your question…not so much this year. Traveling to and attending cons was definitely an expense that I decided to cut for the time being, especially since I wasn’t sure how long I’d be unemployed after my contract ended (spoiler: still unemployed :I). I’m definitely aiming for PAX Prime since it’s a local con for, and possibly also GGC as well, so if anyone was planning on going to either of those cons, there’s a chance I’ll see you there! (And if you’re ever up in Seattle, for a con or otherwise, please, PLEASE hit me up—we can DEFINITELY grab coffee! I know some really great places!)

Next year will kind of depend on my real life schedule, I think. I’ve enjoyed the fact that I’ve been able to take some weekend trips to see friends/family in lieu of conventions, so I may do more of that. Or maybe my vacation time will be non-existent with whatever my job ends up being. Next year is still pretty far away!