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Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Adventures Aren't Over Yet.


It's been over a year ago since I was last "An Elven Princess" -- and I didn't realize how much I missed that until just now, as I write this.  Yes, hello, hello it's me, Beth, back in action, bringing the ol' Adventures of an Elven Princess out of retirement and into a new season. :) :)  You see, I thought my costuming days were over when I started college (which was a huge part of this blog, as you know).  But, funny enough, that assessment could not have been more wrong...

Not only did I recreate Rey's costume for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere, and I've got a fem Doctor Strange cosplay in the works for the premiere in November... costuming semi professionally has also become a thing!!  If you've been following my new blog, the Time That is Given Me, or my twitter, you'll know that I started working in my university's theater department's costume workshop, where we make all the costumes for the college plays.  This has been an absolutely incredible experience for me.  I've learned so much, worked with some absolutely lovely people, and made some money too which is always nice. ;D

A more recent development (just this semester, actually), is that I've had the opportunity to do costuming on some thesis films (one two weeks ago, and another one currently in development!!), thanks to my awesome screenwriting professor from last semester recommending me (that's you, Professor Wales! ;)).  The experience was crazy amazing, and made me realize just how much I absolutely adore costuming for film, and that I'm actually pretty good at it.??

So, really, this era of my life has just been an incredible time of learning more about myself and my strengths and skills and passions.  And with all these new developments, God's been helping me to realize that pursuing a career in costuming for movies is an actual possibility, just as something like screenwriting or producing.  And that sounds kinda insane, but also makes total sense.  I mean, duh, costuming is one of my favorite things ever -- why not explore the possibility of turning that into a career???

But... what does this all mean for this blog, the Adventures of An Elven Princess?  Well, as I said, I think it's time to resurrect my costuming dreams, and with that, the resurrection of this blog that documented all the events that formed the dream.  I'll discuss my personal cosplays, working on costumes in my job at the theater department, costuming for student films, and any other sewing projects that crop up in mah life (did I mention I'm in the beginning stages of designing for a fashion show???).

Oh, and do know that the Time That Is Given Me isn't going anywhere -- I'll be utilizing that platform for more personal posting, just stuff that's going on in my life that doesn't have much to do about costuming.

Now... who's ready for the further Adventures of an Elven Princess?  Because, I know I am. :)

15 comments:

  1. Yes!
    You know, this blog of yours was among the first I began reading / following... I'm glad to hear you'll be posting to it again! And o'course, I much enjoy hearing of other aspects of your busy life... but it's always neat to watch your creative process in costume creation! So - looking forward to continued posts!

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    1. AH I'm so glad you're glad I'll be posting here once again! ;) And even for me, it's fun to tell of the other aspects of my life... but, really, there is something special about sharing the costuming process. :)

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  2. *squeal* I've missed seeing you post here!

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  3. Awesome, I just recently saw this but then realized it hadn't been active in a while and thought about unfollowing it, now I'm glad I didn't!!!

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    1. AHH I'm so glad you didn't either!! Welcome to the blog! So glad you found me hehe. :)

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    2. Same! So glad you're back, Beth! XD
      <3 , IrishAG

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  4. *SHRIEKS* YASSS I'VE BEEN WONDERING IF YOU WERE GOING TO BRING BACK THIS BLOG!! *is very happy*

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    1. AWHH HONEY YES bringing it back has literally been in the back of my mind ever since I retired it... so I'm as happy about it as I am. :D :D :D

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  5. YAYYY! This is so awesome, Beth! I love all your cosplays and I can't wait to see what God is going to show me thru you with this blog! Your cosplay ideas are so awesome and you inspired me so much that I created a Legolas Feminine Cosplay and am currently brainstorming and crafting some ideas for Beauty and the Beast (March 2017) and Pirates of the Caribbean (July 2017)! You are such a HUGE (like, big time) inspiration to me and I recently nominated you on my wordpress blog for a book tag I created. Anyway, I am so excited to see you make some more cosplays! Are you doing anything for Rogue One? I think I'm going to go as Rey...you inspired that one in me, too. Good Luck with Doctor Strange...I wish you the best, Beth! You ROCK!!!
    In Christ,
    Emily Greenleaf :)

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    1. OH my goodness, hi hello there Emily!! Thankyou SO much for the absolutely lovely comment; you completely made my day!!! Ah I feel so honored that I could inspire you. Literally. Ah. Fem Legolas sounds awesome! Imma have to keep an eye on your blog to keep updated on your progress on your Beauty and the Beast and Pirates costumes... :D That is literally so cool. I'm not sure if I'll be able to finagle a costume for Rogue One (like you said in your post on it, I totally feel ya with not being as excited about it as episode 8 per say ;D), but I might wear my Rey costume again, as well..? We'll see. :D

      Lovely to "meet" you, and I look forward to hearing from you in the future!! Thanks again for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment. :)

      Blessings,
      Beth

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    2. Thank you for your encouraging words, Beth!! I wish you the best :)
      In Christ,
      Emily

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  6. I'm so glad you're back! I found your blog when it was inactive, so I didn't check it that often, but happened to stumble on it again today. Imagine my joy when I saw that there were new posts! :D I love your costumes... they are absolutely amazing. I look forward to seeing your future projects!

    ~Lizzy

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