*blows off dust*
Holy macaroni, this blog has been dead for much longer than I intended, oops. Sorry about it. I never forgot or planned to let it just sink into oblivion but I just... haven't had the time, nor inspiration, to do kimono kitsuke for a long time. Another reason for the silence is just simply that I got sick of (almost) always having to resort to taking shitty mirror photos of my outfits and I felt like it didn't do justice to either my ensembles nor my quality standards. This blog will thus probably continue to stay quiet until I either move into a bigger apartment or get a photographer who is available to shoot whatever I've thrown together.
But yeah, the reason I'm writing now is to just make it clear that no, this blog is not dead and, secondly, that I actually did my first kimono related purchase in years today!
|Screenshot of the eBay auction that I won.|
– less risk to get the hem dirty if weather is less-than-ideal and such.
In case anyone is curious I plan to use it to upgrade my Battousai Kenshin cosplay (Rurouni Kenshin) and Yamato no Kami Yasusada (Touken Ranbu) so yeah, if you want to see those costumes be sure to keep an eye out on my cosplay blog. ;)
One fun thing with the bidding was that I bidded when there was less than a minute left, with a mindset of "let's try placing a low bid and see if I'm lucky" and thus I'm pretty damn sure that I wrote like 7 GBP and watched the seconds roll. Just before the auction ended someone tried to snipe me and the price jumped to the final price (24,66 GBP) and, much to my confusion, I still had the max bid. My initial reaction was "oh shit, what the fuck just happened?" and after some panicking I realized that somehow eBay bugged or something, I guess.
That's all for this little sign of life; I might scribble together a post once I receive the hakama. Goodbye!