“Yea, with melting bits around the eyes and lips, just like she’s made of chocolate!” he replied causally.
It’s always easier to say than to do! I thought deep down in my heart.
The real challenge was not only the fact that I had LITTLE experience in designing costumes other than kimonos, but also the fact that I would have to finish everything within a month! The most exciting, or should I say, the most startling point was that this very custom would be presented in the up-coming “Doll Carnival” in Japan together with other pieces from some of the well known Japanese custom teams! Could you feel the pressure that I had at that moment?
“But first of all we’ve gotta name our team,” Kenji said.
“Like what?” I asked.
“No idea. You?”
We didn’t come to any names for our team that night as we didn’t attempt to do so. But it’s done very naturally as Kenji phoned me up a day or two later with the name “Virus’d”. Frankly speaking I really couldn’t comprehend the name without any hints!
“See, d is for the word “doll”. Don’t we always call those dolls that we found amazingly attractive “toxic” in Chinese? “
Ah, that rang the bell finally!
With the name of our team fixed, I then started working on my part: drawing, Drawing, and DRAWING. While I was struggling with the design and stuff about the costume and accessories for the special “Chocolate”, Kenji himself was busy preparing for his mini exhibition in IXTEE which was also the first show under the name of “Virus’d”.
When the exhibition started, it would be about time that I should finish up the costume. Would I be able to finish it on schedule?
I couldn’t help but wonder.
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