So which jacket do you own? The Max Caddy replica or the real thing from Guess? Since you mentioned Lyon Estates. It wasnt exactly clear from your paragraphs.Ahem.
I DID IT!!!
I beat it! I beat you PayPal, you satanic demon spawn of hell! I beat the most nailbiting experience of my life. You guys don't understand just how much this means to me. You guys don't know just what I've been through for this costume, it's been insanely hard. But I did it, and I still have enough money to live on until next pay!
The hell of it is, I would have been happy with a Max Cady. I really would. Max Cady taught me one thing, and that's not to look a gift horse in the mouth. I am not letting anyone touch this jacket.I am not attempting to improve on it, or take it to a seamstress or something to do it. I'm going to be like Lyon-Estates. It should go under lock and key most of the time. It's worth more than money to me at this point. Because it sure as hell cost more.
After all the sacrifices, the selling things that I still wanted to keep, the constant busywork, the stress, the sleepless nights, the fear that it would all blow up in my face, the desperation of it all, all of it was worthwhile! I can get on with my life again!
Waiting for PayPal to sort itself out has been like pulling teeth out five times over, for nearly a week now. I was so terrified that the payment just wouldn't go through, that PayPal would hold onto it for 21 days, or that I would never get a refund until it was too late and they were already sold out. I'm amazed they have any excess stock to begin with, let alone that it's lasted this long.
The Bruins and the backpack are coming, we'll see about those. But hopefully it'll all turn up okay. I've got a Back to the 90's party in December to go to, (wrong decade for my tastes, but close enough I guess...) but by then I should at least have the jacket and vest.
I don't want anything to be like this again. I'm not cosplaying anything else unless it's extremely casually. Or cheap. My nerves are fried. I need counselling. I've gotta save up for some of the things I had to sell. But I don't care. It's like I beat an impossible challenge in a video game. I did it. It feels SO GOOD.
Cool find today. I rubbed a small portion of the jacket to see if the spray they used can be rubbed off and it actually worked. I'm sure with some handling with a wash cloth and some water and some washes in a washing machine the darkness can be faded away.
Doesn't that mean it goes back to being more of a true grey, instead of blue-grey?Scratch that. I put my jacket in the wash today since I've been wearing it all week and it washed away a lot of the dark blue spray. The jacket looks even better now.