Thread Rack ~ About $10 ~ Walmart
So I searched on eBay for cheaper but only found them at the same price or more expensive.
Thread racks make life so much easier. My entire sewing set up looks and feels so much nicer and more organized with this. No more thread just un-winding everywhere.
Cork Board ~ $12.99 ~ Ross
I like everything but the color of the frame. I'm just in love with these paintings, prints, other decor with different landmarks (mostly the Eiffel Tower ~which they had, just in a weird position-smack in the center and it felt off-).
But the frame color was an easy fix for such a huge cork board. It's bigger than my torso!
Anyways I plan to paint the frame either black or gold.
Funko Pop Characters ~ $10 ~ Anime Expo 2014
There's a booth at Anime Expo every year that sells nothing but a huge variety of Funko Pop characters. I always have to buy something from there. Their figurines are $10 even. So this year I picked up Raven and Harley Quinn. I had such a hard time resisting the urge to grab Starfire, Beastboy and Merida as well.
Soraka Poster ~ $3 ~ Da Ani-Kami Kon
There was a booth there that had a huge deal/sale for these posters. They're about the size of a normal sheet of paper, maybe slightly bigger with what I believe was the Chinese splash art ~and some other art as well. So I picked up a Soraka one for myself and a Wukong one for my boyfriend. There was also a super cute Annie one and Sona one.
Slim Coat Hangers ~ 12.99 ~ Ross
At Ross I also went ahead and grabbed a pack of 25 slim coat hangers. I prefer these over the thicker ones because they usually have some sort of grip on them and the allow for the storage of more clothes! Which I really need, I have such a small closet so these hangers let everything actually fit.
Fox Plushie ~$32-ish ~ Anime Expo
So from a booth at Anime Expo (Bellzi) I grabbed this adorable fox plushie. They had a deal which gave quite a nice percentage (I believe it was 30%) off of their plushies if you just liked their Facebook page. Which I did in a heartbeat! There were so many adorable plushies (this, the raccoon and narwhal were my favorites ~different plushies different prices btw).
They look professional done. Embroidery, tag and all. They're all handmade though! By one girl! They had a video too of her making all the plushies and the girl who made them was super adorable. They're made of such nice fabric and sewn together so well.
Must buy more!
Sailor Moon Necklace ~ $10 ~ Da Ani-Kami Kon
At the same booth where I grabbed the Soraka poster I also was able to snag this cute necklace. There was only one! But 3 different types in general.
The chain is a bit fragile. It already broke but is an easy fix since I already have the pliers meant for jewelry. The pendent itself though is lovely. Just a bit heavy ;^^.
Spirit Gum & Spirit Gum Remover ~ $5.90 ~ eBay
I've been needing this for a while so I finally bought some. On eBay you can find a small kit for fairly cheap.
It's not the nicer brand or anything but it'll do the trick.
Blue Leggings ~ $4.39 ~ eBay
Fine quality and vivid color. Fits fine as well. Thicker material. One of the seems on the end of the leg/near the feet is a bit messed up and doesn't align correctly, but it's nothing really noticeable and is easily hidden with any higher-topped shoes. There's also a seem down the middle in both the front and back, I know that may bother some people so I figured it's worth mentioning.
Velcro ~ $4 ish ~ Walmart
Just one of those boring cosplay related item. Nothing really special to say about it.
You can find velcro at the .99 cent and Dollar store btw. I didn't know that at the time. But it is obviously for a lesser amount.
Plastic Dip ~ $7 something ~ Walmart
Another cosplay related item. A much needed one though, especially if you're working with craft foam. This helps so much when prepping it for paint.
You can easily find this in hardware stores, auto stores and the spray paint section at Walmart.
Sharpies ~ $4.99 ~ Hobby Lobby
Just normal metallic/silver sharpies.
You could probably find them for much cheaper at department stores rather than buying them at a craft store. I'd look there if you're able to first.
Prints ~ Various Prices ~ Storenvy
So I recieved my test prints! Once my name change goes through on Facebook I'll be opening up my prints section in my Storenvy.
Black Metallic Shorts ~ $2.58 ~ eBay
These shorts are okay. I feel like they're meant for... taller people, I guess? The're too long so either it's they'd sit very high (and they're not meant to be high waist-ed) or the fall below where they're suppose to and look awkward. They also don't feel very stretchy. But not in the sense they won't stretch, in a way where it feels like they're already stretched out, and don't need to stretch to fit me which worries if they'll slowly slip.
Either way I'll have to adjust them a bit. Over all though, they were super cheap so a little alterations is not big deal for a low price.
Thigh High Socks ~ $3.95 ~ eBay
Nice quality and all. Not the color I was expecting though. They had a couple different shades of pink shown but never specified which they listed (they only had one pink option). But it was the cheapest listing that was available when I ordered these so it was worth the gamble. I've re-ordered the correct color from a different seller, but these will come in handy someday. Plus they're just cute to wear around!
Black Bikini ~ $3.15 ~ eBay
So in the video I only showed/mentioned the top because I had forgotten it was a set. I received both, I've just misplaced the bottoms. Either way it's nice quality for a normal plain bikini. Perfect for altering and using for cosplays.
Faux Leather Notebook ~ $5 ~ Ross
Found this notebook at Ross and just had to grab it. It'd perfect for a Spelltheif Lux cosplay and it's just a cute/vintage-y notebook overall. It's got gold color rimming/lining on the pages which just adds to the very fantasy/vintage look.
Eyelashes ~ $0.99 ~ Grocery Outlet
Yeap. Bought these from a grocery store. I loved the way they faded from darker to light/fuller to thin. I think it creates a nice effect and will help give a more natural feel.
Contour Palette ~ $4.83 ~ eBay
So far so good. I use it quite often and it's lasting a while. Has so many different shades, even the greens and yellows and purples for concealing different blemishes and dark circles.
Anti-Puff Eye Roller ~ $7 ish ~ Grocery Outlet
Haven't used it too much to know whether it works or not but I'm hoping. It's by Garnier and I've liked their hair dye in the past so I'm hoping this'll be good.
Nail Polish ~ $2.99 ~ Grocery Outlet
I've been wanting a nude colored nail polish forever now, so when I saw this for only a couple dollars I decided to grab it. I've worn it and it's like any other nail polish. The quality and everything it's fine.
Googly Eyes ~ $2 ish ~ Walmart
Another one of the random cosplay things. Nothing special to say about these.
Eeveelution Bag ~ $10 ~ Da Ani-Kami Kon
Grabbed this from a booth at the convention. I can't remember the seller but I assume they'll be easy to find if you search around for chibi eeveelution fan art, maybe on DeviantArt?
The bags a normal tote bag I believe with the girl's art printed on it. The art is just so cute! She also sold pints and shirts and had chibi drawings of so many different animes and characters.
League of Legends Lanyard ~ Free ~ Anime Expo
Got this from the League of Legends/Riot booth at Anime Expo. They were handing them out for free basically, all you had to do was answer a question (no trivia or anything, just who is your favorite champion or what's your favorite skin).
The pin was given to me because they were short of my change at the Bellzi booth, so I got a free pin instead!
Skin Codes ~ Free ~ Anime Expo
Also got these from the LoL/Riot booth for just answering some fun little question.
I had a give away on my Facebook page and I believe they're still not claimed on a few servers (Like Oceanic and EU).
Whale Sweater ~ $12.99? or $10.99 ~ Ross
Picked up this adorable whale sweater at Ross. It has cute little whales the spray little hearts printed all over it. The quality is nice, could be a bit fuzzier/softer but it'll do. I got it a size or too bigger but still want it to stretch a little more just because I prefer oversized sweaters. I do wish it was slightly lo
Oxford Styles Shoes ~ $16 ~ Ross
I've wanted Oxford inspired shoes for so long. They aren't in the exact color I wanted them, I prefer the more classic lighter/softer color look but I don't think they look bad either. Plus, they weren't too badly priced. So I decided to get them. The denim-like material has grown on me as well.
PJ Pants ~ $11.99 ~ Costco
My grandma and I both got a pair of pajama pants that were 2 for $11.99. Normal quality and what not. They're not super thick fabric so they're nice for cooler summer nights and will be good in the fall, even the start of winter, maybe all of winter if it's like the last (not very cold).
Sword ~ $100 ~ Anime Expo
I always buy a weapon whenever I go to Anime Expo. Can't resists. I love swords and different unique bladed weapons so much. Plus this one's from one of my favorite animes (SAO).
So pretty. Nice painting and details. Good quality. Amazing shape, cut, so well done. *u*
Prizes from Cosplay Competition ~ Free ~ Da Ani-Kami Kon
Just some random prizes from the competition. It was a small con (but a surprisingly big cosplay competition o.O ) so they prizes are nothing SUPER fancy. T-shirt, mouse pad and some card game stuff, not sure what that is though.
~Positive outcomes only! :)
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