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19
Sep
2014
Anonymous
I think it's ridiculous that you will obviously answer recent questions not related to helping people at all. I bet you are just deleting them.
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I have been getting…. A lot of these types of asks lately. 

Please understand anon that we get 20+ asks a day. I’m not sure how many times I can stress that. 

Sure, I answer recent asks that followers ask if it’s related to recent posts. Mostly because they are on top. And they are easy to answer.

Just as hard as it is for you to figure out the answer to your question, it’s hard for me to sit down and sift through the information for you. 

I want you to know that despite having other things in my day to day that i like to do. Unfortunately I am a full time employee and while I try to do what I can to help everyone, sometimes there are other things I want to do then search for other people’s wigs and cosplay references. 

I choose to help people. I am not obliged to do so. 

And if you are depending on me to answer you in order to finish your costume, I advise you start learning the ways of research in order to find an answer yourself. 

In most cases, I can copy and paste an ask into google and the answer is in the top 5 search results. “Cosplay tutorial sailor moon tiara” BAM. Right there. 

But I don’t mind linking you, or finding wigs for you, or giving my best advice on how I might go about building 20-ft-wings. 

But remember that I do this because I love to do it. 

Do not make me hate doing it. 

If you respect me enough to come to me for advice on your work, respect that I need time to give you my full attention. 

Posted 3 days ago131 notesFiled Under: #aiask #I hope this doesn't come off rude #I only mean to be direct and understood
15
Sep
2014
Anonymous
Do you guys intentionally ignore questions of certain kinds or are you just really super busy?
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It depends on the question! 

We answer everything we can! UNLESS its on the FAQ. If you ask us where to buy contacts — we will not answer you. If you ask us What fabric should I use for… etc” We will not answer you. A lot of things are adressed in the FAQ so pllleeaassee read it! 

Also! If you ask us something that we recently answered (And I mean REALLY recent, like two pages back on our blog) we won’t answer it.  I’m not going to tell you what to use to seal your craft foam if the answer is a page back on our tumblr. That just tells me you aren’t looking, besides — our tumblr is now designed for everyone to find answers quickly! With our new tagging system, it should be easy to find things without having to wait through our ask que. 

I hope none of this comes off as mean. We get 20+ questions a day! We really do have a line. And yes, EASIER questions get answered first. Simple things like “What makeup did you use for Ghirahim?” will get answered faster than “Can you help me find a wig for so and so character?”

Other things we may not answer:  ”I love you guys!” “Whats your favorite color?”  ”What music do you like?”  <—- These questions sometimes get deleted because there are other people asking for cosplay help. And cosplay help is more important to us than letting our followers know what we ate that day. 

Also, if you ask us something literally everyday, we may not answer you because you have already been helped once! We need to be fair and give more people chances to be helped. 

That being said — If you don’t think your question relates to any of these things and you haven’t got an answer yet—- KEEP SENDING IT. We will realize that you really need help and try to get to you if you keep sending it to us. AND It helps in the case that it got lost, tumblr ate it, or we accidentally deleted it. 

Please be patient with us guys. We get a lot of questions a day and we both are full time workers, with other things we like to do! 

***NON ANON questions get answered first. We send a LOT of our answers privately so that way they are not only easy for the asker to find — but also so we don’t clog up our followers dash. 

Posted 1 week ago14 notesFiled Under: #aiask
09
Sep
2014
Anonymous
I'm planning to be someone that is fairly skinny soon, probably for Halloween, but I happen to have a round face. How can I achieve a sunken or a 'I haven't eaten in years' makeup?
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Posted 1 week ago38 notesFiled Under: #aiask #makeup
09
Sep
2014
You're cosplay makes me want to cry its so amazing. Question, how does one cosplay on a budget? Like I came into cosplay expected the making and/or buying of the costumes to be somewhat expensive. I'm just wondering about cheaper ways to do so.
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Hey! Ho!

Posted 1 week ago23 notesFiled Under: #aiask
09
Sep
2014
Anonymous
2 questions for you! 1)Wig stuff- What kinda baldcap did you use for Jack? I have a link for a tutorial that you put in another ask about it bookmarked, but I wanna make sure I don't end up with a super cheapy one. Also how did you make it actually looked shaved? Like the little hair 'follicles' 2)any advice for make up I could use to cover up this sort of discoloration I have on my chest? It's sorta like a birthmark, it's just darker than the rest of my skin (our skin tone is similar, Sheila)
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1. A cheap one!! I ripped it the day of!! Do this instead! Or buy a nice one. 

2. That was photoshop!  However I recommend using some dark brown or grey ben nye and an irrugular paint sponge to pat the stipple on. 

3. Dermblend has you covered

Posted 1 week ago19 notesFiled Under: #aiask #makeup
09
Sep
2014
Sheila, your eyebrow game is sostrong. I've never messed with my eyebrows before, but now I feel like they're holding me back from having a more professional appearance. I'd like to up my eyebrow game. Where do I start? (total beginner here)
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I’m terrible at it too, but this helped me! 

Posted 1 week ago35 notesFiled Under: #aiask #makeup
09
Sep
2014
Hey guys, Im going to be going to my first ever con in march and im going to try to get together a cosplay to go dressed up. Is there any "first con" tips you can give me? I dont really know what to expect. I might go costumed and might not, Will there be a big difference in the experience? Anything i should know or try to avoid? Or any con tips in gerenal i should know? Thanks. xx
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Here’s my general tips. And here’s a prep masterlist.

If you go in cosplay you may expect to get your picture taken a lot more, talk and meet more people, get tired faster, and maybe be a little stressed on your appearance. 

If you don’t cosplay you won’t have to worry about that, or walking to and from places, it will be easier to go to panels and the dealers hall, but you probably wont get stopped a lot by strangers. (This could be a good thing.) 

AVOID BUYING FOOD AT A CON (its super expensive). Drink water. If you want to go to a panel, go early just to be safe that you get in. 




Posted 1 week ago24 notesFiled Under: #aiask
09
Sep
2014
Anonymous
So, I'm finally starting my first self-made cosplay and honestly I have no idea where to begin! Where do you usually start at?
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That’s a very open ended question! 

But normally I start by breaking down the costume. What of it looks like normal enough clothing that I could find at a goodwill? Pants? Skirt? Base of a jacket? I hit up thrift store first and get what I can to alter. 

Posted 1 week ago7 notesFiled Under: #aiask
09
Sep
2014
hi i saw that a couple of weeks ago you were talking about commissions for margaery tyrell cosplays. im wanting to make one myself but i have been searching high and low for a brocade or jacquard for her bodice without luck! im getting really worried ill never find what im looking for. could you tell me where i could find something similar enough? (preferably online?)
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I found mine at Joanns in the upholestry section! I tried looking online for you but it seems to be in store only. 

It looked like this: 


And you can see all my progress here.

Posted 1 week ago13 notesFiled Under: #aiask
09
Sep
2014
Anonymous
The other day I saw someone asking you about your hot glue gun lines on armor on a particular costume, how does that hot glue method work? Would you have to set down the glue on what it's gonna be attached to or can you do it on different surface so you can paint it a different color than what it's gonna be attached to? Like can you glue the glue down to something else after it's died?
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In theory you could probably make hot glue designs on wax paper and then remove it to re-glue onto craft foam or what have you… but normally I just do it straight onto the piece. 

Posted 1 week ago4 notesFiled Under: #aiask #armor #craft foam #hot glue
08
Sep
2014
Anonymous
My friends and I spotted you guys in Little Tokyo once a couple weeks back, but we didn't wanna bug you on your personal outing! Just wondering what you thought about strangers stopping you for a quick hello even when you're out of cosplay
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Aww!! We don’t mind!! We’ve had a few people stop us before — we’re always open to quick hello’s! 

Posted 2 weeks ago20 notesFiled Under: #aiask #personal
08
Sep
2014
Anonymous
What are your favorite snacks?
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We both love yogurt like crazy. Cookies and milk has been a big thing for us lately too.

Posted 2 weeks ago6 notesFiled Under: #aiask #personal
08
Sep
2014
Anonymous
Do you guys like it in LA so far? Is there any types of disadvantages and advantages?
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Advantages!
-Always something to do!
-Fabric District!!
-Great Shopping!
-Cons are very close!

Disadvantages

-It’s crowded everywhere, all the time. Even at Vons at like 11:00 on a tuesday.
-DRIVING ANYWHERE
-CALIFORNIA DRIVERS ARE NUTS
-PARKING EVERYWHERE
-TRAFFIC 
-TRAFFIC
-TraffiC
-TRRAAFFFIKKK
-TRAFFIC
-Traffic.

Literally the traffic and driving and parking are SO BAd it makes me not want to do anything in the first list. 

Posted 2 weeks ago53 notesFiled Under: #aiask #personal
07
Sep
2014
Anonymous
I'm making a Lilith cosplay from Borderlands 2, and I was wondering how you made the gun for your Maya cosplay. It looks supes awesome.
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It’s literally just a Nerf Maverick that I repainted! Like ten bucks at walmart.

Posted 2 weeks ago43 notesFiled Under: #aiask
07
Sep
2014
Anonymous
How did you do the Ghirahim cosplay? Mainly the white body suit thing
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The bodysuit was bought as a full white zentai suit which Sheila then cut all the holes, sleeves, and shapes in, and them hemmed!

Posted 2 weeks ago33 notesFiled Under: #aiask