siphersaysstuff:

obshasatumbleriguess:

underscorex:

monzo12782:

I am not sure if I am capable of comprehending the existence of these Women of Robotech doll commercials.

these are FUCKING INCREDIBLE.

Robotech fashion dolls! Little girls shouting things like “GET READY FOR BATTLE” while hammering at a computer keyboard!

WHY CAN’T WE HAVE THESE THINGS TODAY?!

Holy shit.

ISN’T SHE NEAT?! ISN’T SHE?!? ISN’T SHE?!?!?!?!?

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For the person who asked for more pictures of the bias-tape hammer pants, this is pretty much the only other picture of Peony I have from the convention and also in-progress shots of the pants!

They were made of bias tape, bias tape and more bias tape. I also made the bias tape. After this costume I never wanted to look at bias tape again.

I’d also like to note all the fabric for my Peony costume was found on clearance for less than $5 a metre. I would like to fix this costume up and rewear it again sometime in the future for real photos.

Bonus ROUSING SPEECH ABOUT STATE OF THE RAPPIGS ETC.


Cluny lace FAQ and tutorial!

Since I’ve been using this stuff for an upcoming project of mine a lot of my friends have been asking me about Cluny lace, so I decided to make this mini FAQ and tutorial!

What is Cluny lace? Cluny lace sturdy bobbin lace for clothing and interior decoration made by hand or machine of linen or cotton thread and characterized by wheat or wheel designs on a coarse mesh.

Cluny lace has been used in women’s costume since the late 18th century and is both accurate and appropriate for many historical garments, especially ladies fashions.

Why else is Cluny lace awesome? It comes in hundreds of different styles and sizes, from extremely chunky patterns to delicate net. Since Cluny lace is made of either cotton or linen it can be starched for extreme stiffness, washed for softness or dyed a huge variety of colours.

Cluny lace is easy to use and is an extremely versatile lace. Many larger laces come with hidden threads to gather without running your own stitch. It’s also very easy to attach different laces together to create huge panels and intricate designs, you can also trim the lace to customize the shape and size which is especially handy for cosplay.

Beware, once you use cotton and silk laces it is difficult to go back! I just can’t handle using polyester laces anymore because it can look very cheap in comparison, especially when used for historical costuming. You can’t starch polyester laces (not very well anyway) they can’t take a lot of wear and tear and they don’t have nearly the range of sizing and style. It’s also not that much cheaper, and can be even more expensive in some cases.

Click the photos above for a short tutorial on gathering and combining lace with notes in the captions!

For more information you can send me a note or use google, happy lace…ing.


sirartwork:

generichenle:

コーギーのかわいいおしりふりふり

A prime example of the Sass-Quadrant in action


Some of my crappy ‘before’ webcam pictures of my 80% complete Effie costume before I tear it apart and put it back together again. I’m going to try and get some better photos so I can document the changes that a proper fitting can make to a costume after weight loss, or just wearing and realizing some stuff needs to be changed.

Sometimes a few changes can give a costume a complete facelift, and if you really love the character or the fabric is only going to come around once in a lifetime, it’s worth it to tear it apart. I used what little was left of the movie fabric for this costume, so I have to be really careful with my changes or I’ll be SOL.

My computer can’t handle the fabulous fuchsia moire fabric, it rebelled and starting doing some weird pixellation stuff.

The front is just safety pinned closed

Current list of alterations:
-redo collar, made lapel wider
-raise top of arm scye 1” higher
-remove 4” of volume from puff sleeve
-add another layer of crinoline to sleeve inner lining
-shorten back by 2”
-raise waist by 1”
-remove roughly 3” from waist
-add proper front closures
-flexi boning in side seams

I’m going to wait for another couple inches to come off my waist, and then Project Effie will begin again :)


thespiritofyamato:

MOTHERFUCKERS COULDN’T GET ON WONDER WOMEN’S LEVEL 

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skylarspookysocks:

a lot of people take up hobbies to reduce stress and clear their minds

then there are cosplayers

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Burial at Sea Elizabeth makeup and wig test! not the greatest shots because my webcam sucks, but I had fun with these.

I did this on a whim after too much caffeine and playing Infinite for like the last week straight, then I realized I had half of her BaS costume sitting in my closet (thanks Zatanna) and realized this needed to happen sometime soon.

The wig is a little more glamourously retro styled than the actual game but I kind of like the extra omph, for the real deal I’ll probably use bigger lashes and go a bit heavier on the contouring and shading so it all pops a bit more.


stillvisions:

A transparent Katsucon gazebo for your dashboard, guaranteed to make your dashboard instantly cosplay famous. Also suitable for use in making your ordinary cosplay photos and the people in them instantly famous! For instance…

Totally not epic at all, but…

…now we’re talking - see, this guy’s totally famous now! And this cosplay group:

…who are these guys? But add in the gazebo power and

…now they’re totally famous, thousands of facebook likes, guaranteed. Finally there’s this lonely dude:

Nope, not feeling it. But now check it out:

…hells yeah. It’s all about the gazebo, and with this handy gif, it’s yours to command and bestow cosplay fame and fortune on all your photos!

stillvisions:

A transparent Katsucon gazebo for your dashboard, guaranteed to make your dashboard instantly cosplay famous. Also suitable for use in making your ordinary cosplay photos and the people in them instantly famous! For instance…

Totally not epic at all, but…

…now we’re talking - see, this guy’s totally famous now! And this cosplay group:

…who are these guys? But add in the gazebo power and

…now they’re totally famous, thousands of facebook likes, guaranteed. Finally there’s this lonely dude:

Nope, not feeling it. But now check it out:

…hells yeah. It’s all about the gazebo, and with this handy gif, it’s yours to command and bestow cosplay fame and fortune on all your photos!


booagulates:

friends are supposed to make you feel good about yourself

just remember that

friends are also supposed to slap you upside the head when you need it.

just adding this on because some people think friends should make you feel good all the time, and sometimes what you need is a kick in the ass and to be told you’re wrong. and then hugged.

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