Theme
5:45pm July 21, 2014
seriousmoriartian:

utadasam72:

miss me?

Of course

seriousmoriartian:

utadasam72:

miss me?

Of course

4:53pm July 21, 2014

 Need a couch, Berlin Germany

jobhaver:

transhousingnetwork:

Hi lovelies!

I’m an 18 y/o trans girl living in Berlin and I’m in need of a place to sleep. I am currently staying with my emotionally abusive father, after my transphobic mother kicked out for being trans. Lately my father is also threatening to throw…

4:52pm July 21, 2014

inspired by (x)

4:49pm July 21, 2014

jenslawrence:

Now, I try not to read gossip as a rule. But the other day, a website ran an article with a picture of me wearing sweatpants on the way to the gym. And the writer asked, “Why does this petite beauty insist on dressing like a massive man?” Because I like to be comfortable. There are pervasive stereotypes about masculinity and femininity that define how we’re all supposed to act, dress, and speak, and they serve no one.”

7:10pm July 17, 2014

fairytalemood:

Black Milk Clothing Princesses and Villains Collection - available July 29, 2014 (see the full collection here)

ohmygod… i want the mermaid dress… and the jackets, oh the jackets!!! can’t even decide which one…

2:07pm July 16, 2014
kasiaslupecka:

Sailor Moon - Usagi and Luna. But instead using the original design I wanted to draw them in my style. Hope You like it! (Inspired by Sketch_Dailies, it was yesterday’s challenge)

Love it!

kasiaslupecka:

Sailor Moon - Usagi and Luna. But instead using the original design I wanted to draw them in my style. Hope You like it! (Inspired by Sketch_Dailies, it was yesterday’s challenge)

Love it!

8:07pm July 15, 2014

dorkly:

Handmade Horrors and Knitted Nerdery by a UK Mom

Hannah Simpson is an Oxford-based artist and knitting enthusiast who just so happens to be a big-time nerd about music, games, and horror movies. That’s probably why she’s decided to craft these fuzzy homages to her favorite things.

Click here for more pictures!

8:01pm July 15, 2014

designingimpressions:

Skyrim Dovahkiin Helmet

Find more information here.

I wanna give that to a reenactment friend so badly…

7:55pm July 15, 2014

anachronisminaction:

LadyLoki Collar - Tutorial/process diary
Finished collar: http://anachronisminaction.tumblr.com/post/89984844404/decorative-armor-collar-made-for-my-lady-loki
Whole Costume: http://anachronisminaction.tumblr.com/post/91103284009/lady-loki-costume-for-the-labyrinth-of-jareth
1- I started by cutting out a pattern in craft foam and trying it on to get a rough shape to start with. I used one of my halter tops as a the starting point: https://www.facebook.com/Anachronism.In.Action/photos/a.269392913112439.80726.269295446455519/590989730952754/?type=3&theater  I then cut the pieces out in worbla, and attached the shoulders and collar together.

2- Recruiting the help of a friend, we began to shape the collar to my torso. Going section by section,  I would hold the collar and heat it up, wait a second for it to cool then put it on. My friend would then help me hold it in place until it cooled and hardened again. I wore a t-shirt over my corset to protect both my skin and the garment.

3- (not shown) Once we had it shaped, my friend marked out the edge of the corset on the worbla, and I cut it down to 1” bellow that line. I also cut and attached the shoulder Flanges.

4- I began to design and draw on the snake skin pattern. I found the basic design by googling “snake skin stencil” then blowing up the image. I used tracing paper and a soft pencil to transfer the design. Once I had everything laid out nicely, I went over it in pen just in case the pencil rubbed off.

5- I used an engraving tool  ( This exact one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Wood-Burning-Crafting-Tool-5-in-1-Leather-crafts-Cutting-Fushing-Darice-/141320784036?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20e76008a4)  with the knife tip to cut/burn out the snakeskin.  There will be smoke, so either do this part outside or wear a respirator (or both!) and make sure your canisters are for fumes, not particles like a dust mask etc. Save those for sanding.

6- Added little strips for some more detail, making the different sections look more intentional. I also at this point, used a hole pun to make the lacing holes at the center back.

7- I tried the collar on with the corset to make sure everything was fitting, and made little tweaks to various parts to make then a little better.

8- I applied 3 layers of Gesso (Sanding in-between) before I ran out and used some spray primer. This ended up being a mixed blessing as there was something wrong with the can and after a little use it started spewing powered paint. I ended up having to do extra sanding to get it off, but decided to leave it on the snakeskin part of the collar because I thought it added a nice textural contrast.

9- I painted the collar using the same method as the other parts of my look costume. I started with two coats of metallic acrylic paint (jacquard lumiere)  followed by a layer of rub’n’buff. I used dry brushing, and watered down acrylic in black to add some shadows. The final step was a few coats of satin finish sealer (one of modpodge, two of clear kryolan spraypaint)

10- To finish the collar, I lined the neck, shoulder, and edges in moleskin for comport. I also painted a satin ribbon antique gold with some fabric paint to lace the back closed; because it seemed easier than going to the store again :)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my process for making the collar. If you try anything similar, be sure to send me pictures!

3:34pm July 14, 2014

Ah, Sorry about the doublepost… Tumblr hates my phone.