More Crying With Cardboard and Cosplay

So, remember when we said we were going to make costumes and go to Dragon*Con as the Hawke Twins?

Yeah, that's still happening...

Now with MORE CARDBOARD

Now with MORE CARDBOARD

And we're definitely crying. Well, Emma is crying. I, on the other hand, have become numb to this daunting task and do whatever I can to avoid it. Including, but not limited to, slumping into a catatonic state while Emma does all the work, hiding in the closet, and, yes, maybe crying.

No, Emma, that's the same picture of cardboard, they'll never believe it's entirely new cardboard...

No, Emma, that's the same picture of cardboard, they'll never believe it's entirely new cardboard...

So when last we talked about this exercise in futility and biting off way more than we can chew, we had my forearm figured out. That may have been a lie, it may not have been. Let's not dwell on that, okay? Basically, we're trying to get the hand armor done, which is the most intricate part. It's also the most fucking annoying.

FEAR ME, FOR I HAVE SEEN THE END, AND IT INVOLVES CARDBOARD CUTOUTS!

FEAR ME, FOR I HAVE SEEN THE END, AND IT INVOLVES CARDBOARD CUTOUTS!

Feast your eyes upon what will eventually cover our fingers.

Yeah.

I know.

Murder me

Murder me

Now, you may say to yourself, "Self, I don't think this part looks hard at all," and you know, you'd be right. Ish. Once you've got the shape templates down it is easy. It is also the most tedious fucking thing since...the most tedious fucking thing you can think of.

Like trying to render fat with tinfoil and a butane torch

Like trying to render fat with tinfoil and a butane torch

We've also got our shoulder pieces cut out. Oddly enough, the bit that will eventually go over our elbow is bigger. There's a joke there, but I'm just not getting it, honestly.

ANDRASTE! MAKER! WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?!

ANDRASTE! MAKER! WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?!

So...we're still working on it. I'll be honest, it's a struggle. We have literally no experience with this kind of cosplaying. But by the Creators, we're gonna fucking try our damnedest.

Primed and ready!

Primed and ready!

And after this, if I see another scrap of cardboard again, Maker forbid, I will burN THEDAS TO THE GROUND.

*Ahem*

Pray for us.