Hello deviants. I've neglected you. I'm sorry.
I did not finish my EDI kit. It is frankly too hot in Phoenix for the materials that I have available. Instead, I started pouring efforts into the Mechromancer and into updating my Varric kit from DA2 to Those That Sleep and Dragon Age Inquisition. (I'm going to need much more work for the Inquisition build. The comic build was much easier to whip up. I debuted it at SDCC 2013.)
I lost my job in March, 2013. I wanted to cry, but I was promptly swept by a quality assurance software company. I've been providing quality assurance testing for video games for a little over a year, now. In the past year, I've worked on ~five titles~, published three, and won a game jam competition with a team of three people. It is ... exhausting.
I have an hour commute into work and an hour commute home, so I spend every waking hour driving or playing video games (professionally). On the plus side, (pfft, other than playing video games for a living) I've finally caught up on A Song of Ice and Fire. (I'm house Mormont.) I'm also totally in love with the Ettiquette and Espionage series, as well as the Iron Druid Chronicles, and -- of course -- the Gentleman Bastards Sequence.
Unfortunately, it means my costuming and artwork has taken a back seat. My actual gaming has suffered, too -- I STILL haven't finished Borderlands 2. (But I'm actively working on Child of Light and Transistor!)
I just finished and debuted my Delsin Rowe cosplay at Phoenix Comic Con. You can track the progress and finished photos for it on my fancy new Facebook fanpage: www.facebook.com/kroganista
. I have also been posting my WIP pictures for Delsin and ~Darth Revan~ to my private tumblr, but I'm seriously focusing on building and promoting the Facebook page.
Did I mention I'm working on Darth Revan? Aicosu convinced me to purchase a roll of Worbla, last year, so I finally broke it out and started shaping it. I'm about 80% done with the Revan kit. It's all primed and painted. It needs some softparts and some straps ... and then it will be photo ready!
Unfortunately, worbla's pliable point is definitely NOT PHOENIX SAFE. After I spent three weeks hand shaping the breastplate, I set it out on the patio table to prime. IT MELTED TO MY TABLE.
... Thankfully, it was still pliable enough to throw back onto the duct tape dummy! So it's ... mostly salvaged. I'm getting a lot of commentary about how no one can tell that it has been melted and re-shaped a few times, from pictures. SO. WE'LL SEE HOW THAT GOES.
Oh! Final plug:www.facebook.com/kroganista