Thank you! I’ve been following your progress, too, and it looks great! c:
I tried of a kouple of different things for the braid, and I got the best result from literally pinning a length of decorative rope from the upholstery section at JoAnn in to my hair. The kolor ended up really similar to my hair kolor, so it blends in enough in photos that you kan’t really see it at all, but it does change the silhouette of my hair enough that I feel like it’s worth it.
I received the Demonia boots that I own from my mother as a gift! It brings to mind a certain chapter from the novel “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. There’s a quote from Uchendu that really stuck with me:
"It is true that a child belongs to his father. But when the father beats his child, it seeks sympathy in its mother’s hut. A man belongs to his fatherland when things are good and life is sweet. But when there is sorrow and bitterness, he finds refuge in his motherland. Your mother is there to protect you. She is buried there. And that is why we say that mother is supreme."
Don’t be sorry:
I believe in shining strong on my own, but I don’t have any official sponsorships related to kostuming.