Yes, it's the usual pre-Halloween crunch. I think I'm going to get the new 'suit finished, though.
As is true of a lot of my costumes, this one's experimental. I'm building a much larger costume than I've done before and it requires a bit of internal structure and padding. But that's all completed now and I just need to do the outer fur layer for the body and construct the head. (The head design is relatively simple and I have all the materials ready-to-go.)
So I'm just now trying to catch up on LJ, web stuff, email, etc. Apologies for any high-latency communication problems in the next week or so!