Now that I've got everyone together, I'm posting the whole group cosplay as a set.
Ashley Ramirez as 💀
Balina Mahigan as
Charlotte Burton as 🔱
Dahlia Verrick as 🪐

🎨: A+C: @RoxannaRachnid
🎨: B+D: @Ficus


I've said before that Ouro Kronii is the closest to a Balina you can get without actually being me, which means the head moof, narcissist that she is, probably fangirls her as hard as I do. This is why I wanted to do the whole set of costumes in the first place!

🎨: @Ficus

We haven't seen Charlotte in a while. She's still very busy, but she got in on the Hololive group costume bit I'm running this year, dressing as Gawr Gura!

She has trouble admitting it, but if she was given the choice, she'd much rather be small and cute.

🎨: @RoxannaRachnid

ec, too hot for TV 

Now, I know what you're thinking. A succubus, dressing up as a succubus sounds *really* lazy, and you're right.

But also, I think I can pull it off better than most~

A stunning piece from's currently-going stream. Stop by in a bit and get yourself a cool costume!

Like many of my characters, Dr Briar has some difficulty buying clothes off of the rack.
Also like many of my characters, her own rack is only part of the problem. A Howie coat is supposed to button on the side, but nobody makes them for shortstacks!
🎨: @Draekos

illustrated ec, cosplay 

This is itself following a theme I'm slowly building of my BTI crew dressed up as Hololive characters. There's a third one pending, but here's a piece from last year of Dahlia dressing up as the late, great Tsukomo Sana that @Ficus did for me:

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illustrated ec, cosplay 

"Pardon me, but could I convince you to R.I.P.?"

Resident demon-touched mouse Ashley dressed up as Mori Calliope; a stunning piece that @RoxannaRachnid did on one of her Saturday streams.

Roxie does commission streams twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I am biased, obviously, but I cannot recommend her enough. Check her out at and tell her Balina sent you.

Arts and Crafts 

Cross-stitch and embroidery are not the same thing, but sometimes you get an idea so wild you have no choice but to dive into it. This is going to be a monstrous labor of love. Or a labor of monstrous love. We'll see.

...There's supposed to be 1 more skein, but the craft store only had 27 of the 28 flavors I need.

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Arts and Crafts 

Finished the third one in this kit. Still enjoying myself, still learning as I go. I complain a lot about how almost every set of embroidery patterns is just flowers, but on the flip side: flowers pretty.

Already picked up another kit for more practice, and learning new stitches for it. Plus picked up some scrap cloth to fiddle with slash use up some of the leftover floss.

It feels a little silly to realize how much of this was me brute-forcing the last few patterns, honestly; the heart on that gray cloth was simply the realization that I could do a quick stitch for the outline, then do a satin stitch over top of it. Way easier than trying to stay on painted lines!

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Yesterday was rough. Today, both of these wonderful little creatures showed up at the same time, despite both hailing from overseas. I choose to believe they heard how badly I needed them.

Arts and Crafts 

I picked up an embroidery starter kit earlier this year; one of those skills I'd like to have available to me. Even just being confident with a needle to mend clothes is useful, after all.

Finally been working at it; still have a lot to learn, but we gotta start somewhere, yeah?

A portrait I got of Aisedza Farrwilfsyn, my FFXIV character. Done by, who always knocks anything I give her so far out of the park that it gets sent into low-earth orbit.

Lucked out and got a Commoddity slot for the first time in a while. Decided there isn't enough bat in the world. Asked him to fix that.


So I'm a Spider; this time it's something that happened in the anime but only at the end 

Relatedly, while there's nothing *wrong* with the anime arachne design, exactly, I found out that this was her design in the manga and I utterly lost my shit.

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So I'm a Spider manga, just past where the anime ends 

Extremely "I sure hope this doesn't awaken anything in me" voice

Balina Allante would also count, but she'd both be angry at someone calling her a bat-in-training, and at the fact that someone's blowing her cover in public.

(Art:, @Draekos, @RoxannaRachnid

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the mastodon instance at is retiring

see the end-of-life plan for details: