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Georgia Dusk by g0ldfishl0ve Georgia Dusk by g0ldfishl0ve
I finally have pictures of this costume! I made it last year but failed to get pictures at last Otakon, so I had my boyfriend take some at Katsu this year. The wrinkles are thanks to the fact that this isn't 4way stretch, and because bunny suits are simply not my forte.

(My eyes were very dark/weird in this one, not sure if I look strange or not after having tweaked them lighter.) The title comes from Toomer's Cane; I really liked reading his work...
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
that's perfect!!!!!v(*'-^*)ゞ・'゚☆
your facial expression and pose ♪(o=゜▽゜)人(゜▽゜=o)♪
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g0ldfishl0ve Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Thank you :D!
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Omega-Vision Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Don't recall any showgirl bunnies in Cane,  but I suppose I can read it again. :p
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g0ldfishl0ve Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
You're probably the only person who knew the reference, so that's pretty neat. I realize that my costuming has nothing to do with Cane, but at the time I uploaded this I had just been reading it and really fell in love with the writing style. 
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Omega-Vision Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I read Cane about a year ago, and have since recommended it (successfully) to about half a dozen people. It's my second favorite book after One Hundred Years of Solitude and on a word for word level probably the most beautiful piece of writing in American history. I find myself muttering lines before I go to sleep. I've written a book that uses Toomer's poetry-story model, one I intend to use for my thesis (I'm an MFA grad student), and I know without Cane I couldn't have begun to write it as it is now.

I found it very interesting that you used Toomer's words for this picture--somehow I think he'd approve. He was taken with feminine beauty, and would probably see you as a Cabaret dancer (with bunny ears).

You might also like Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, a book that may or may not have been the inspiration for Cane. It's not as beautifully written, and the characters aren't quite as vivid, but it's charged with a profound loneliness, all brought on by the failure of its characters to express themselves, punctured only in glorious moments where they manage to connect to their fellow human beings and make themselves heard.
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g0ldfishl0ve Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Hi! I know my reply is about 2 months late, I really apologize. I had a busy last semester and haven't been on here long enough to reply. First off I appreciate the reply, it is really rare that anyone knows what Cane is let alone appreciates how damn beautiful it is. I haven't read it in its entirety yet and it has been at least 3 years now since I read it but it really stuck with me. You've inspired me to break it out again now and re-read/finish it.

Thank you for the recommendation too, I am always looking for good literature suggestions. And thank you too for saying you think he would approve :) I wish I could make something truly worthy of a title inspired by him, but I'm afraid I can't imagine such a beautiful costume myself. If I was good at design I'd try, but I just do costumes from pre-designed characters.

Anyway, again I appreciate it and I wish you good luck with your thesis! I'm debating doing the grad school thing myself, but for Biology. I love literature, and writing but I think it would kill me haha. I am just not cut out to do it on that level.
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Omega-Vision Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Oh, don't worry about it. A late reply is better than none at all. Unless of course the recipient has died in the interim, in which case it becomes beautifully sad.

I would think a Cane-inspired costume would be kind of ragged and torn up, but made from fine, delicate material. A Sunday gown torn at the shoulder, with a frayed skirt and lots of sticky pine needles clinging to the fabric.

If you want to get a masters in biology, I say go for it, assuming you have the funds for all the applications and for moving in a new place, paying for books, tuition, etc. I have a pretty good deal where I am, as a graduate teacher's assistant I get a full tuition waiver and a biweekly stipend, of course I also have to work hard assisting in an English Comp class and grading papers, but it's a rewarding experience too. If you do search for grad schools, see if the programs offer a similar package.
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g0ldfishl0ve Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Haha glad I didn't offend you! I am really bad about logging in, I follow quite a few artists so when I do I usually have to go through a lot of work and add some comments/favorites so it is quite a time consuming process to come on here.

I think you're right about the outfit! I don't think I've ever wished I was creative until this exact point in my life, I would love to bring something like that to life.

I would personally love to be a TA. I got to peer teach with a TA/other peer teacher and because we knew a bit more about the particular subject matter than our TA she pretty much let us run the class (except we didn't have the grading so it was only half the experience, and it was the fun part I guess). I am still debating getting a teaching license because I love elementary age kids, I might turn that into a Master's later, I am not sure. So many decisions. Grad school seems scary and intimidating to me too since I never was at the top of my class, I'd say I'm basically a solid B student no matter how much I like a particular class.
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Omega-Vision Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best of luck.

:)
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g0ldfishl0ve Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Thank you!
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