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26
Aug
2014
Trying to get the hang of photoshop painting. NOT DONE!! #myart #anyexcusetodrawben #benwhishaw

Trying to get the hang of photoshop painting. NOT DONE!!

#myart #anyexcusetodrawben #benwhishaw

Posted 1 week ago63 notesFiled Under: #myart #anyexcusetodrawben #benwhishaw #shits hard #how is this done?
26
Aug
2014

wondygirl:

nikolasdraperivey:

CINEMATIC MILES MORALES COSPLAY

Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by 
Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!

(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)

These are all beautiful, and some of them look like they could be Alex Ross paintings, love love love these.

MILLEESS!!! <333333333333333333333333

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25
Aug
2014

nipahdubs:

HOW TO COVER THICK EYEBROWS: Cosplay tutorial.

After my Uta cosplay I got a lot of questions on how I covered my eyebrows, mine are rather thick and a lot of people have trouble covering their eyebrows when they’re as thick as mine so here is my tutorial for you! This by no means the perfect way or right way, this is just what works for me.

MATERIALS: Glue stick, plastic knife, White powder, concealer, regular powder and face paint (optional)

  1. Get a gluestick, doesn’t matter the color. Cut of a big chunk of it and slap that sucker onto your brows, don’t worry it will wash out and not tear off your eyebrows. I’ve done this many times. Take a plastic knife or what ever tool you prefer and smooth the glue across your brows till they are fully covered. (I rushed so mine could have been blended better but eh whatever)
  2. You will want to get some white powder/makeup and cover your eyebrows where the glue is. I unfortunately ran out of my powder so I used white face paint instead for this, while it still works you’re MUCH better off with a white powder, it gives it a cleaner look.
  3. Time to use yo liquid concealer. Smother yo brows with concealer till no purple can be seen, I also used a little bit of pink facepaint to cover places where the purple stood out a lot.
  4. Now take your powder and whatever other makeup you use and BLEND IT ALL OVAH. You want to make it look as seamless as you can (Step one comes in VERY handy here, the better you blended the glue the better it will look at the end, I went back and blended my glue a little more.)

AND TA DAH! Now you’re an eyebrowless beautiful person.

DAAAMMNNN!

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25
Aug
2014

Paper Mache Tricks and Tips

chilmarkgryphon:

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In the age of thermoplastics and resins paper mache seems a little unglamorous and low-tech, but I think it’s still worth considering as a material if you’re getting into prop and armor-making.  If you have low budget for your project but plenty of time in which to complete it, it’s worth considering.

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24
Aug
2014
Aftermath! #als #icebucketchallenge #plsdonate #everdollarcounts

Aftermath! #als #icebucketchallenge #plsdonate #everdollarcounts

Posted 1 week ago70 notesFiled Under: #icebucketchallenge #als #everdollarcounts #plsdonate
24
Aug
2014

Donate!

3 Days for Jessica Nigri, Monika Lee, and David Hsu. Thanks to Keeper Thief Cosplay who nominated us. We waited past the 24 hr mark to have the excuse to donate.  Every dollar counts guys. 

No worries on the drought, Sheila re-used the water in the tub to wash out a hair mask on her bleached hair. 

Posted 1 week ago204 notesFiled Under: #aicosu #cosplay #als #ice bucket challenge
24
Aug
2014
Hi you awesome folks, I asked a while back about treating craft foam armor before or after painting it. I just wanted to say, though I did my first piece [plated shoulder armor] wrong, I followed your advice for my bracers and they look so stunning and real and metallic. My costume will be amazing thanks to you. THANK YOU!!
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Ahhh congratulations!! While I’m glad we helped at all — I’m sure they look stunning because you yourself did them!!! :D

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24
Aug
2014
Sheila. why is it taking you 3 weeks to dye your hair blonde? Isn't dying your hair like a 15 minute thing? Just curious.
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No no no no! I’m not just dying it blonde — I’m bleaching it. Bleaching is harder than dying (you can only dye dark, you cant dye light) and its also extremely damaging to your hair. 

I have to do it in stages because my hair is sooo black. And you gotta wait 2-3 weeks AT LEAST to give your hair a rest between bleachings. Going from black to gold blonde is definitely a process. 

Posted 1 week ago30 notes
24
Aug
2014

Sheila Goes Blonde Step 2/3

Posted 1 week ago146 notesFiled Under: #One more week #gpoy
24
Aug
2014

Soooo beautiful!

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23
Aug
2014
I personally liked the buddy cop team of Asami and Korra this season and that it wasnt ALL about the romance. I definitely wanted more of the back story of the Red Lotus (especially the super hot explosion girl). It just was so compacted this season. If ONLY they could make the seasons as long as the original.
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We keep hearing that ‘everything so compacted — if it was longer it would be better.’ 

But it begs the question — why put in so many things to begin with? 

This season could be strong AND short. There just needed more focal point on the main conflict. I mean, Book 1 nearly achieved that and there are PLENTY of individual stories of conflict in Avatar the Last Airbender in just a span of one episode. (Katara wanting to kill her mother episode anyone?) 

Or how about the span of Book 1’s arc of Commander Zhao fighting the Northern water tribe. You could cut and paste that whole arc into it’s own nice little season. 

When you start out knowing how much time you have, you have to act accordingly. Especially when that means each season need to be introduced and resolved separate from each other. 

We feel like what we saw was a lot of ‘It would be cool if we did this. And wouldn’t a water arms villian be cool? Also the Earth Kindgom. Oh and what should Bolin and Mako be doing? Lets give them something to do. And Jinora too.”

Less is more, as they say. 

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23
Aug
2014

Korra Book 3

thewindbeneathyourweavesaid: ooh what are they?

Mainly the almost…. sorta lackluster writing?

I guess we are upset that while a little scenes here and there and characters (like Jinora or Asami) really shone this season — the actual conflict this season just felt… not there?

Sylar and I were scared by Amon. He was introduced to us as an idea, a meaning. He was a threat that took us to the edge of our seats each episode. We knew the fear Korra knew when she saw Amon. Not only was the idea of not being able to bend scary — but it was also scary because Amon had valid points for wanting a world that way.

The scariest thing about Amon is that he made Korra (and us) question what was right and wrong. In an extreme way — but enough to get a lot of good people on his side. Oppressed people, people with actual problems that we saw in the Avatar world and environment. And his ideal was very threatening and real thing. (I mean, the ending kinda jipped that whole nuance but it was still an effective story)

We didn’t get that with the Red Lotus. We actually…. didn’t really get anything. On screen they either fought, made a joke, or Zahere preached so fanatically it just wasn’t relate-able. And despite them pulling some crazy stunts like killing the earth queen they just didn’t scare us. We felt no attachment to Korra’s right way (which wasn’t a way, it was just against them) and theirs (Which was just causing chaos for balance?). 

We had no back story to any of the villains and no real explanations for their motives. They were just bad because they were is what it felt like. And their individual appearances and powers didn’t seem to matter. You could change all of them to be just water benders or just airbenders or gave them no special powers and it would have made no difference to the story. 

It seemed like they had cool bending powers to excuse cool fight scenes. Which just isn’t… great writing. 

So with no conflict to care about there’s no drama. And no drama in a pointedly Drama genre show… Everything else sorta falls flat. 


Not to mention there just wasn’t any resolution with some of the random things introduced. No pay offs. You learn in writing and cinematic storytelling that every scene should progress the story or character development somehow. And that just didn’t show. 

Bolin seemed to have a character arc building with Opal —- only for her to be sent off screen halfway through the season. Her presence didn’t even effect his confidence either way… so why exactly was it set up?

Lin and Sue had an interesting conflict between each other… that was solved in two episodes. And afterwards they fight together… but would they not have otherwise? Their new resolve with each other wasn’t really mentioned again. 

Mako found his family?  We were introduced to his grandmother, which could have posed a great arc for him except that it doesn’t in any way. Aside from giving Mako and Bolin something to do on screen when they aren’t with Korra.

And while we love Korra and her character — she doesn’t really have development of any kind. We’re just watching Korra react to bad things happening to her. Nothing happens that makes her make choices she wouldn’t already make. (Not that this has to happen — but not even this happened). And its upsetting to see her hurt and put into tragedy — but beating up a character isn’t an arc, its a set up to one. (We’re hoping this pays off next season.) 

This is all not mentioning the big fact of Book 2.  Wasn’t opening the spirit world suppose to change everything dramatically? All we saw were some overgrown vines and shooing spirits off doorsteps. 

We wouldn’t be surprised at this point if the chaos in the Earth Kingdom was side commented about and forgotten about in Book 4

The only characters who seemed to have a consistent and meaningful arc throughout this season (and all the books) was Jinora and Tenzin. Who wanted to become a better master and wanted to restore the Airbenders respectfully. That’s why everyone seems to be reacting most to them, we think. 

Just our two cents. We still love Avatar, and its always beautiful to watch. We wouldn’t be harsh on it if we didn’t care, I don’t think. 


P.S. I mean, we even saw Zhu-li and Varrick working on a machine to combat metal bending… and then never heard from or saw them again. So where was the pay off to showing them at all?

Things like that make us feel like a lot of things were thrown in for a ‘hey look at this cool/funny/nostalgic things’ sake and not for the sake of the story. 

Posted 1 week ago81 notesFiled Under: #avatar #korra #lok #legend of korra #lok spoilers #legend #spoilers
22
Aug
2014
I'm not sure if you've been asked this already. But, how many feels did you guys get during and after watching the Legend of Korra season finale!? I think I'll be crying more cause I'm so re-watching it!
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We got feels, of course! 

But Sylar and I have a lot of hang ups on this season. :/

Posted 1 week ago10 notes
22
Aug
2014

congresscosplay:

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A few people asked how I made Hiccup’s foot, so I made a tutorial! 

—Fae

Somebody asked me about this once! This is for that anon! :D

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20
Aug
2014
Anonymous
Any advice for wearing a braided wig all day? I did Blink from Days of Future Past and by the end of the day, the underside of the braid (that was rubbing against my jacket) looked pretty nappy, the other side of the braid wasn't looking too hot either. I knw it's not the quality cause it was from Arda and when everything was call combed out ad everything, it was smooth again.
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This just tends to happen with wigs. It happened with my Elsa wig and it was a NIGHTMARE with my Miku wig. 

The best solution I found was to either hairspray the crap out of the braid once it was set — or to cover the underside with some pomade styling wax or gel. It helped keep in all the flyaways and prevent SOME of the mess. 

If you really want it to stay put. Right after you hairspray it, go over the hairsprayed area with a blow dryer like your setting it to a style. 

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