All the auctions are posted – well, not all of them, but all I’m allowed to post for this week. And now I wait.
… and wait.
Insert expected Inigo Montoya quote here.
I learned quite a few things in this first round. Mostly, that I take too long to write copy, and that it is a draining experience. But I also learned that I should have paced myself, maybe only posted 15 things a day, because the more I posted, the more money-anxious and body-anxious I got.
I also learned that I don’t mind selling these costumes half so much as I mind all the costumes I have lost along the way. Like everything that was in the Changeling office at Indiana University – my blue Irish dress from Faire, the green velvet 3/4 length cloak, my Breathless Mahoney dress, the Eisdrache and Sommerdrache cloaks, my competition kilt, Orion’s first dress, and a bunch of other things. That was quite a blow, losing all that stuff.
Then there’s other things I’ve lost over the years. My Sailor Moon costume and Anna’s King and I ballgown…
It made for a maudlin weekend. Not because I don’t have those costumes anymore, but because I don’t know where they went. Or maybe it’s just that this whole cleaning out process is harder than I expected.
In the meantime, I suppose I can post more embarrassing pics of Marie. That always cheers me up.
The pose in this one is particularly fun, because the whole hand thing came about because we couldn’t get the mask to sit right on her face. Not that Marie has a bumpy face. I just need to flatten the mask.
I should just blame Marie’s bumpy face. Except she has swords. Also, she can look scary. Case in point:
This costume might win the prize for most time/money spent as compared to least screen time. I wore this for all of 15 minutes as the emissary from the Empire of the Feathered Serpent at the Concordia I game.
Marie has this gift. We call it ‘stealth hotness’. See, most of the time she’s an attractive woman in jeans and no makeup and her hair in a braid, and I gawk at her ankles (because really, they are soooo pretty). And then she dresses up, and we all go ‘guh’. Also… I love the neckline on this dress.
If you ever wondered what she’d look like with short hair. Also, I usually don’t notice because of her hair, but she has a longer face than I realized.
I think she was getting a little tired at this point, but it’s a good place to leave things off.
Anyways, the main point of all this is, go check out my auctions!!
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