Helen's thoughts
So, I recently won a sweepstake hosted by Acen's Khaotic Kouture Fashion Show and LivingLolita! My prizes for winning include the following:
1) 2 FREE Acen 2011 FULL WEEKEND badges!
2) Design my own lolita outfit!
3) Once the lolita outfit I design is finished, I get to wear it and model it at Khaotic Kouture! :D

So I made some sketches. Please give me suggestions!
Left to right: Sailor lolita, Classical lolita, and Kimono(?) lolita
Excuse the crap quality lol. Took it with my camera instead of scanning
So I made 3 simple sketches: sailor, classic, and kimono. Let me explain
  1. Sailor: I love nautical themed dresses, and I still don't own a full sailor outfit yet! I have a sailor hat, but that's about it. I would really love to have this made in navy, and the embellishment on the bottom in gold
  2. Classic: This is my top pick right now, since classic is my favorite style. However, the only thing I'm really unsure about is I want it in yellow (white back ground, yellow flowers in the foreground) to match a pair of shoes I have. Nice fabric with yellow flowers on them has proven to be rather difficult to find though so I'm unsure about this one :/
  3. Kimono: I got the inspiration for this one based on meta's kimono print jsk. I call it kimono because I imagine it being made with kimono fabric, but besides the fact that it'll be made with kimono fabric, it won't have any other real similarities with wa-lolita (no big sleeves, no full-blown obi, etc) This one is actually what I think would be the best out of all of them and still look nice. This one has no color limitation, so long as the fabric is those colorful, fancy kimono fabrics, something like this or this. This one would probably be the simplest to make. I'm imagining something like this dress by GaijinCupcake on dA, only different fabric and a bit less sundress-shape looking. My top color choices for this would be purple kimono fabric with a yellow sash like this one by Magpie Creations. Th
So yea, I'm sending this to the seamstress right now and I'm gonna see what she says. We don't have a lot of time to make these come true, unfortunately, so I'm leaning towards the kimono one the most right now as the fabrics will be a lot easier to find, and putting it together shouldn't be too difficult. 

Dear readers: what are your thoughts on these?

C2E2 photodump?

C2E2 photodump.
your fridge is running!

Tasty candies~

Dunno but it looks cool

A really pretty Rikku :D

Jedi and such

Big poofy dress!

Ghostbuster and Pirate

Ice bat

Gotham's Finest

An older version of Flash, I think?

Vegan Police! These guys were my personal favorites lol

Scary Scarecrow

A really BA Mini-Deadpool

Awesome Ren-folks <3

Another awesome Ren-person

Mario ready to kick some ass

More awesome Ren-folk!

Mr. Doom hard at work

Not sure, lol


Zoey and Hunter

Harlequinn and Joker

Gotham's Badasses

Scott Pilgrim vs the Hunter


I found Waldo!

It's a Star Wars character, right?

Dr. Mahrioooh

I have no idea, can anyone tell me?

Awesome Jack Sparrow!

Female Whiplash who asked me for a hug :)

Silk Specter

District 9

Queen Amedala

A very in-character Napolean

Chuck Norris approved of this post and that's the only reason why it exists.

Helen's thoughts

Fact: there's site full of Chuck Norris facts and they are all, in fact, facts. 

Here are some of my favorites:

Chuck Norris played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.

Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.

Chuck Norris ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one.

There are a ton more that I like, but I'm gonna withhold giving them all out at once. No one can take that many Chuck Norris facts at once. They'd be all Chuck'd out. 

How do you like my angry!Knives face?
I'm going to C2E2 this Saturday with people from my school! I'm so excited, it'll be my first comic convention! As you can see I'll be cosplaying as Movie!Knives Chau from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  I still need to get some black pants and black flats, and I'm waiting for the scarves I ordered to come in so I'll have her scarf too. I still need 2 sword props, I think I have 1 already, and if I can't borrow a matching one form someone else I might borrow a pair of Sais from Alex. I might make the wig just a weeeeee bit shorter still since Knives' hair was pretty short, but then I don't want to ruin it and make it too short either. Decisions decisions :C 

Dear readers: anyone going to C2E2? What will you be dressing up as?

Pardon our dust

Helen's thoughts

Damn I've neglected this blog for a long time, lol. Alex and I have been pretty busy with school/work so we haven't written much lately.
Some recent updates:
Alex and I got into a really down period a few weeks/months back where I wanted to end the relationship. I'm not sure why I was so down, but I think a lot of it had to do with school. I'm still struggling a lot with school and sometimes I get really scared, and the fact that my mom puts a lot of pressure/expectation on me doesn't help. She kept telling me I need to focus on school, and one of the ways to focus more on school is to cut ties with Alex. It was tough trying to juggle Alex, school, and pressure from my mom all at the same time, so it was really getting to me and I took it out on Alex. I began to get really annoyed with everything and I just wanted to withdraw from our relationship.
Alex wouldn't let that happen though. And I'm really glad he didn't because our relationship now is better than ever. I'm not sure exactly what it was that we did, but I just know that I'm glad I didn't go through with the break up and I know now more than ever that Alex loves me. He's patient where I fall short and I'm extremely glad for it.

Last week was my Spring Break! My mom and I took a trip to California. We stayed with a family friend in Laguna Niguel, which was a really nice place. California was almost like going to another country for me. A lot of the houses/buildings are Spanish styled, and due to the high amount of Mexican population there, a lot of the stuff there were in Spanish as well. It was an eye-opening experience for me. California is so mountainous too, it's a nice change of scenery from Illinois' boring plains.
Random thought: I love riding on airplanes! I especially love flying at night. All the lights on the ground look like scattered jewels or stars. I want to collect them all together and throw them into the sky and see where they'll fall on the ground. It's cool to see all the car lights moving at night too. They look like blood cells moving.
This pic was taken in my backyard, not Cali, but I thought I'd share!
Will post pics of Cali in the next post.
Dear readers: share with me a random photo you took recently!