When you're at WAAPA, especially studing costume design, you become removed from the rest of the world, there is nothing outside of it beyond catching up on sleep. But I've had two months break, plenty of time to remember what life is like beyond WAAPA, in that time I have:
Caught up on Doctor Who, Generator Rex, Misfits and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
I've learned how to knit
I've had commissions
I've finished a lot of my own costumes
I've actually been able to read a book all the way through
I got a bonsai tree that didn't die
I got a new pet, he's a weero/cockatiel named Pikachu, I found him when I was out walking the dogs, yay free shit: [link]
I bought more action figure than I should have
Learned more about mould-making, resin and sculpting
Taught someone else about costume making
Played video games which I hardly ever get to do, there was War for Cybertron, Arkham City, Uncharted 3 and both Mass Effects (which means I played on an Xbox 360 for the first time, it's alright but I've grown up with Playstations).
And in a few weeks I get back into working flat out, not only studying, but I have two theatre jobs this year. Hopefully I can finish my Quorra and Loki costumes somewhere in there.
Next year I hope to have a table at Wai-Con, so any Perthians can look for me there as Costume Couture, this is a list of what I'll be selling and if I have any left over I can sell them on here. Any suggestions for other things I could make are welcome:
Doctor Who- Bow ties and Fezs
My Little Pony-Blank customisable ponies, DJ Pon3 and Doctor Whooves custom toys.
Ears, tails, wings and horns for cosplay.
Masks, like my fabric Batman mask and domino masks for cosplays like Harley Quinn or the Spirit. Maybe Venom too.
Plushies- Astroboy, Ein from Cowboy Bebop, Ood, Cybermen, Transformers (the generic body types will be in white so you can paint them yourself, like Seekers)
Custom figures like the cast of Cowboy Bebop and a Catwoman doll
Original sneaker designs
Jackets inspired by X-men and Kick-Ass
Star Trek pins
And other things like Lego brick tissue box covers, superhero inspired Fukus, Sailor Moon tiaras, shoe wings, scarves, bags and skirts made out of kids bed sheets, hoodie scarves, capelets and I think that's all from the top of my head.