So this is it! I finally finished my briefcase; the final coats of sealant are totally dry and the interior’s had a quick de-dusting to make it less musty.
I must say I’m pretty impressed with myself, what with this being my first cosplay prop ever. I did have some help from my surprisingly eager dad, who took the opportunity to buy himself a Dremmel and even went out on his own to work on it without me a few times. I still had a hand in everything though and definitely did all the non-power tool work, and even some of that as well! Dremmels aren’t so scary. :P
My dress is coming along nicely, too. It’s been pinned and taken in where it needed to be, now I just have to attach the straps and hem it and that’ll be done, too! I’ve got most of the accessories I need already, still have to figure out which style I’m going to use to make my headband (I’ll be wrapping a plain one in scrap fabric so it’ll match) and I’m keeping an eye out for shoes, but all the big stuff is pretty much out of the way now!
I’m so proud of myself for getting it done, but also of my parents who were oddly supportive once I got started, I think ‘cuz I asked for their help in areas they both personally enjoy. We don’t do family projects very often so it was kind of nice having something to bond over besides news.
Oh yeah, one of the differences between my briefcase and some of the others I’ve seen out there is…mine actually works! Some people have just made literal blue boxes and that passes for a briefcase, but I figured if I’m going to be carrying it around all day, why not make it functional? The close is a little sticky, but then it is a thrift shop find, so hopefully it’ll turn out to be the coolest swag-bag ever!