HAPPY CAP 2 EVE EVERYBODY

weinersoldier:

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Google is failing me. Guys, why do animated gifs break? How is it that it’s animated on the web, animated on the save file on my computer, but then when I go to post it, it just turns into a still frame? Where’s the problem and how do I fix it? (using Firefox, Windows 8)

EDIT: Thank you for answering! I wasn’t aware of the file size limit that Tumblr has (1MB). Makes sense.

gillykins:

joeldominguezphotography:

Fire from the JLA at Megacon 2014

I didn’t get to see Meg wearing this in person at Mega Con, ultimate disappointment.  Seriously DAT HAIR, DAT FIRE

Oh look, it’s the fire hair I made for my friend Meg! She makes a fantastic Fire!

gillykins:

joeldominguezphotography:

Fire from the JLA at Megacon 2014

I didn’t get to see Meg wearing this in person at Mega Con, ultimate disappointment.  Seriously DAT HAIR, DAT FIRE

Oh look, it’s the fire hair I made for my friend Meg! She makes a fantastic Fire!

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innerdialogue:

the supernatural fandom can take over literally EVERYTHING

(Source: bowlegschester, via ilikemyqueensevil)

I want to stay Pro forever. Look at how damn dapper I look.

Tags: pro

nerdcaliber:

Our interview with BelleChere cosplaying as Catwoman at Anime Boston 2014.

Thank you Nerd Caliber! I was delighted to meet up with the Nerd Caliber crew for an interview. In it we discuss sewing tips/tricks, ‘professional cosplay’ (a phrase I’m still reluctant to be supportive of), and there’s plenty of Catwoman goodness!

For anyone out there keeping track, yes I wore a corset when I was at Big Wow last year as Catwoman, but I didn’t wear a corset this time. Like I’ve said, it depends on my mood/how I’m feeling about myself physically. :)

Cowl by ReevzFX

ladys3:

Black Widow (Cap 2) | March 2014

Time to suit up.

I’m friends with Black Widow, BTW.

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monkeykingstudios:

just a test drawing using photo reference. Based on a Red Sonja cosplay by Bellechere

Ooooh! I LIKE it! Thank you so much! I’m always honored to be an artist’s reference. :D

monkeykingstudios:

just a test drawing using photo reference. Based on a Red Sonja cosplay by Bellechere

Ooooh! I LIKE it! Thank you so much! I’m always honored to be an artist’s reference. :D

robbinsstudios:

How do all the cool kids spend their Wednesday nights? Watching #supernatural and dressing their dogs up like #Indiana_Jones, duh.

"We named the *dog* ‘Indiana’."

My dog is the cutest.

robbinsstudios:

How do all the cool kids spend their Wednesday nights? Watching #supernatural and dressing their dogs up like #Indiana_Jones, duh.

"We named the *dog* ‘Indiana’."

My dog is the cutest.

kellysue:

Cosplay Help Masterlist

for-the-cosplay:

So basically I had a bunch of tutorials liked/bookmarked and I wanted to consolidate them into one nice place. I hope this is helpful! I will probably make a part two later.

Beginner Help

Cosplay Crash Course - x

A Guide to Conventions - x

Conventions and Your Stomach - x

How to Budget for Cosplay  - x 

How to Start Cosplaying - x

Everything About Sewing

Sewing Tips and Tricks - x

How to Use Fabric Paint - x

Sewing Language - x

Gathering Fabric - x

All About Interfacing - x

Finishing Seams - x

Kimono Sleeves - x

Button Holes - x 

Sailor Collar Tutorial - x

Introduction to Sewing - x

Wigs

Buying Wigs - x

How to Cut Wigs - x

Elsa Wig Tutorial - x

How to Dye a Wig - x

Restoring Your Wig/Washing it - x

Where to Buy Wigs - x x x 

Contacts

All About Circle Lenses - x

How to Open the Stupid Containers - x

Where to Buy Contacts - x x

All the Skirt Tutorials You Could Ever Need

Circle Skirt - x x

Half Circle Skirt - x

Gathered Skirt - x

Tulle Skirt - x

Maxi Skirt - x

Pencil Skirt - x

Ruffley Petticoat/Skirt - x

Pleated Skirt - x

Makeup 

Basic Cosplay Makeup - x x

Coloring Your Eyebrows - x

Make Your Own Lipstick - x

MTF Cosplay

MTF Makeup - x

FTM Cosplay

Make Your Own Binder - x

Affordable Binders - x

FTM Makeup - x

Misc Tutorials

How to Make Invisible Shoes - x

Anna Masterpost - x

How to Make a Sword - x

Two Colored Bow - x

Satyr/Goat Feet - x

Pointy Teeth - x

Super Cleavage - x

Master Sword - x

Fitting Thigh Highs - x

How to Make Things Shiny - x

Armor Pattern Tutorial - x

Asuna Boots Tutorial - x

Lightweight Wings- x 

Asuna Stocking Tutorial - x

Zelda TP Armor - x

Misc Useful Things

Colored Tights - x

InstaMorph - x

How To Bead Dresses - x

Elf Ears - x

Helpful Cosplay Blogs

for-the-cosplay

cosplayguide

cosplayhelp

cosplaying on a budget

vicious cosplay 

youcancosplay

Did I reblog this yet? Worth reblogging.

kellysue:

canmakedothink:

flintandpyrite:

Knitting with spells worked into the borders, secret runes done in illusion knitting, good luck charms in bright fair isle, code written in the very pattern of knits and purls, only readable by the knitter who worked them.

Somebody once called me Madame DeFarge, said I was knitting a register in my sock. I’ve always liked the spirituality of imbuing an article created for someone with strength, with protection, with good wishes. Every stitch in my Captain Marvel sweater was a thought of strength, of health, of goodness and safety for kellysue and her Gamma Polly. Every stitch in the stole I’m making for my beloved Gie is a thank you, and a promise, and a prayer, such as it is. 

Every stitch I make for someone on a carolcorpsyarnbrigade project is a thought of power and love. 

We all cast spells when we make. Whether it’s knitting/crochet, or cooking/baking, sewing or drawing or whatever. We are all performing alchemy and turning things or thoughts or raw materials into beauty and light and we hope they reach the people that need them through our work. 

SHUT UP I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING WHAT 

IT’S JUST RAINING ON MY FACE, OKAY

I found a couple pics of me wandering the halls of Anime Boston as Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist!

So this outfit cost me a whopping $0 and took 10 hours to make. The dress was, get this, my old concert band dress from high school. It was full coverage - I just tailored the shoulders out, lopped the sleeves off and turned them into gloves, and made the dress much more form-fitting.

The wig is the same I use for Spider-Woman and Catwoman, simply restyled. I bought it off of ebay yeeaars ago for $25. It’s still a great wig.

I made a stencil for the ouroboros, but that didn’t work out, so I had to paint it by hand. Next time, temporary tattoo.

The Ultimate Spears were skewers that were epoxy-puttied onto false fingernails. So I taped the fingernails to my own and slid them into the gloves finger inserts. Next time I ought to glue them on, as throughout the day they popped off and my spears were floppy. *sad trombone*

thorazul asked: Do you have a favorite scifi or fantasy book or book series?

stumblewolf:

bellechere:

I grew up reading and loving the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. You really can’t go wrong with emotive fire-breathing dragons, strong female characters, and a threat that plagues a planet that’s an emotionless organism that devours anything it touches. It lead me to pursue text-based RPG (Harper’s Tale MOO, yay!), which lead me to become a decent writer, and also enabled me to meet someone I loved for many years. My car is even named after the blue dragon I Impressed on the game, with little firelizard decals. Meeting Anne McCaffrey was what introduced me to DragonCon, which is what introduced me to cosplay. So, yeah, it’s had a big impact on my life.

My favorite was Moreta. OH GOD, SO MANY FEELINGS.

I’m in the midst of reading all the Pern books. Just read First Fall. not sure if I’ll read the one’s co-authored by her son. Ruth and Jaxom have always been my favorites, but F’lar and Mnementh are a close second. I must admit I am jealous that you met the dragonlady herself. That must have been fantastic! I’ve been a fan since reading the short story the Smallest Dragonboy when I was a boy. I still have the old book to this day. I’ll try to add the pictures from it here, just in case you’ve never seen them.image

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OMG, those illustrations. I’ve read The Smallest Dragonboy, but I’ve never seen those dragons. They’re so silly looking! Pern also introduced me to one of my favorite fantasy artists, Michael Whelan.

I do love Ruth/Jaxom. And I’d jump back in time to repopulate the Southern Continent with F’nor, if you know what I mean.

Unfortunately, I can’t recommend reading any of the books written/co-written by Todd McCaffrey. I tried a few, but they just don’t have the same luster. It’s like he’s wanting to continue the legacy, but without enough of the knowledge/passion for the world that was in his mother’s mind.

bigjavo asked: are you excited for the Godzilla movie? I assumed you are as jazzed as anyone for cap 2, and DoFP, but Godzilla is a different but equally awesome genre. Do you like kaiju? and are you as freaked out for this movie as I am?

I assumed you are as jazzed as anyone for […] DoFP…

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Kaiju I don’t care about one way or the other. But Fox/Sony better stop fucking with my X-Men.

If I don’t answer your question, it might be because:

A) I’m sorry, but I’m very busy. I try to limit how many emails/messages I answer to 10 a day. I think about my words and my tone as I write, so those 10 might take up an hour or so. Commission emails take upwards of 20-30 minutes to answer (character picture research, finding appropriate fabrics/notions, pricing out materials and estimating labor time, calculating in other small business considerations, to wind up with a quote) and I try to limit myself to 5 of those a day. Otherwise, I do actually wind up in front of the computer all day, answering messages, which means I’m not creating. Nobody really wins, there.

B) It’s rude, and I think you’re a bag of dicks.

C) I’ve already answered it. Multiple times.

So, you be the judge. (HERE’S A HINT, IT’S MOSTLY A COMBINATION OF B AND C) Again, I utilize the tag system on here, so please try and utilize the search system, especially before harassing me through PMs. Thanks!

The rest of you cool cats, keep on keeping on. <3