Dress: eBay (Aryeh) — Blazer: Thrifted — Leggings: Target — Scarf: Thrifted — Flats: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Gift from Katie
[WARNING: This post includes Mia prattling on about death, so if that’s something you’ll be sensitive to, you might want to avoid this one.]
Good afternoon, happy Monday, and welcome to another edition of Mia Forgot to Check Her Leggings Before Taking Pictures! Goodness gracious me oh my. Moving right along.
Like Tia mentioned earlier, today Jessica would have turned 24, so I will probably have spent most of the day in thinky-thought land while trying to get work done. (Here’s the scoop on Jessica if you’re new around these parts, but be forewarned it’s sad and death-centric.) But! I am not a morose person by nature, and there is life to be lived and outfits to be blogged while I am remembering our good buddy.
I’ve been playing Professor Layton and the Unwound Future recently, which is a fun way of reminiscing. She and I really got into the Layton games together, and as with anything we really got into together, we made costumes! Specifically, we made costumes from Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box for FanimeCon 2010; I don’t think my costume was anything to write home about, but she made the most adorable Flora ever.
I haven’t made any costumes since she died, partially because I’ve been too busy and partially because it was such a fun thing we did together that it just wouldn’t be the same if I were sitting in my living room cutting out patterns alone. (Besides, she was always the better seamstress.) I do like to look back at our cosplay.com accounts and the pictures we took and have fond memories. I’m grateful that we had such a fun and goofy hobby and that we made such good friends while doing it–just like Tia and I are doing now with the blog! I appreciate each and every one of you, and I’m glad that I’ll be able to have these times to think back on later. (Which is not to say that “later” isn’t also going to rock. It totally will. Today is better than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better than today–but that doesn’t mean that yesterday wasn’t a dang good time.)