I think at this point I must curse the people who persuaded me to go to Empire Event 1, approximately two weeks before it happens. It is now less than a week until it happen, since I will be packing the car Thursday evening, and then driving up Friday morning (Yay for bank holidays) but I still haven’t actually finished making my costume yet. I spent most of yesterday (well, the large part of it after I woke up, which was admittedly quite late in the day) and I have managed to make my bracers and greaves, but my tunic is still unfinished. Luckily I have been able to cancel my usual social engagements tonight (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday), so I should have the evenings to finish it off. I just need to cut out the pieces, work out what exactly I’m doing with the seems and then sew everything together. I got a sewing machine at the weekend, with my first pay check (dances!), and it’s really quite good. A simple one, and it can’t do thick fabric, but for what I need it for currently and in the immediate future, it’s pretty good. It’s also purple, which is an added bonus.

So it’s coming along, and I might be able to finish it tonight if I really push for it, although I may have to go and find a craft knife to neaten up some edges as my scissors really weren’t designed for fabric. Should have picked some up when I was in town, but hindsight means I missed the opportunity. Ah well.

My character is statted and everything though, so I know what I am doing. Just the costume and getting all my other stuff ready now. Which I should be able to do before Thursday. I really really hope this goes well. Also need to fill up on petrol, that’s the big thing. I’m driving me and two other people up, as that’s all I can fit in my little car, but there we go. Should be good. And it’s nice to share the petrol expenses.

So yes. Empire. That’s happening soon. Kind of excited and nervous at the same time.