Rose hair and makeup test.
Full of weird things that make me happy ~ Erin ~ ♓ ~ Prospit Dreamer ~ Rogue of Mind
I was sitting here a while back and thinking about how important body language is in cosplay and how much I struggle with it. I noticed it’s harder for me to do a more repressed, self conscious character (Dipper Pines, Jane Crocker) than it is to do someone who is a more open (Jake English, Stephanie Brown).
Jake and Dipper is a really good comparison, because the costumes are very similar (I use the same shorts and shoes for both, as it happens) which means they’re super comfortable and not confining or anything. When I’m doing Jake I can just sprawl all over everything and strike exciting poses all the time. It’s really comfortable and everyone’s all “Oooh Mr. English!” but Dipper can’t sprawl, he’s way too awkward for that. Dipper’s movement options are so different from Jake’s that I have a really hard time with him. Dipper has to sit with a lot more tension, he needs to be awkwardly aware of himself, at least when he’s aware that people are looking at him. If he doesn’t have an excuse to ignore the social situation it’s Awkward City for Dipper. It’s a challenge for me to remember that, since I generally fall a lot closer to Jake than Dipper in my own body language.
Maybe I’m thinking about this too much, but that’s part of how I cosplay. I love seeing those cosplayers who are just 100% in character all the time. I know I can’t do that*, but it’s something I’d like to improve.
*The stupid part of being a Responsible Adult™ is that people expect you not only to know everything but to be able to explain it. I may be mildly omniscient, but my characters aren’t.
In case anyone ever wonders why I cosplay Porrim:
NoTwitterNat and I have been having a discussion about how J- and K-dramas appeal to the female gaze in ways western shows don’t for two weeks.
bluewind61 replied to your post: bluewind61 replied to your post: Is it just me or…Tch yeah. The question is which fandom cosplay are you waiting for? There’s so many fandoms being thrown into that clusterfuck.. All I recognize so far is Hetalia, Homestuck, Sherlock, and someone…
I think this thing is pretty fun, but then everyone wants to get in on it and it like you mentioned before, becomes a big clusterfuck. It’s like. What. I like that everyone is being p nice to homestucks though even if they might be lord english. at least we’re not being called awful for the moment? I have being bashed for enjoying a certain thing that they don’t even know about. wow i went of on an unrelated tangent
I like why it was created and it was really cute and I really, really like that people are starting to be more accepting of the Homestuck fandom. It gives me the warm fuzzies and it’s super cute. It’s just kind of getting out of control. It feels like beating a dead horse right now.
I agree it is cute and it’s awesome and all.
I’m pretty sure there is a Harry Potter one, or at least it’s in the works somewhere. The Vocaloid one scares me. o_olll
And PFFFT Dirk cosplayer makes a horse reference…
I haven’t actually seen the Vocaloid one to be honest. I think I have a vague recollection of a Harry Potter one I just didn’t really register it because it looked like… Harry Potter rather than a symbol of the fandom. Now I kinda want to see the Vocaloid one.
…I like horse references…
You like horse references like I like skulls.Source: firecrackerstorm
It is Kim Possible?
Yes ma’am! I’ve still gotta get those gloves, and maybe look into making a Kimmunicator case for my phone, but otherwise the whole thing was just sitting there in my closet! Really excited to go get pictures… eventually. As soon as I have both time and a photographer.
So on Friday I told you how to make superhero boots. (By the way, 1800 notes? Thanks!) Today I’m going to show you how to make custom thigh-highs (or socks in general.) We’ll just call it the sock weekend.
Here I’m making Tomoe Mami’s thigh-highs. (I’ve intentionally made them in brown, as I didn’t like the purple.) Do you know how hard it is to find thigh-highs in the right color, with that pinstripe? Not to mention, not everyone fits into those “one size fits most” socks; my thighs never co-operate with the things and they end up around my knees constantly. As a result I’ve taken to making my own.
You will need:
- Standard sewing tools (measuring tape, scissors, pins, sewing machine.) I used a serger for much of it but it’s really not necessary at all.
- Sufficient amount of a stretch fabric; the stretch will have to run around your leg at the very least. I used about 30”x45” and had plenty of scrap, so you should be safe with a yard.
- Enough wide elastic to make bands that fit snugly around your thighs.
That’s really it.
Cut your fabric into rectangles, the widest enough to fit the widest point of your leg. I freehand this because you really don’t need that much of it. Put one rectangle aside and focus on the first sock. Sew up the length and across the bottom. You have essentially just made a large wine bag for your thigh.
Stick your foot in this Sexy Wine Bag. Start pinning it so that your wine bag clings to you more like a sock. Go down to your ankle; it’s way easier to do this in two parts. When you are pleased with the tightness, carefully take it off your leg without disturbing the pins. It’s usually necessary to make a few adjustments to the pins once you have it off, just so they’re laying flat/even.
Sew up that fit you just made. You should end up with a sock that ends up with a club foot. (See picture. Laugh.)
Now do your foot. You may want to round it out over the toe so you don’t get little elf points. Doing the seam along the bottom of your foot is the absolute easiest, imho, because you get a better fit with less finicking, but you will also end up having the seam along the underside of your foot, which I know bothers some people. If this is weird to you, then do the seam along the side… you just might not have as good of a fit as you want without a lot of finicking if your fabric doesn’t have a lot of stretch.
Carefully take it off, adjust the pins for neatness, and sew again.
Trace this finished sock against your other Sexy Wine Bag and sew that one, too. If you’re super into it, trace the sock off on paper, too, so that you have a pattern you can reuse next time without having to do any pinning/fitting.
YOU HAVE SOCKS NOW :)
But these socks don’t have finished top hems, are let’s be real, are liable to fall down if they’re left all on their own. You could just fold them over and hem ‘em, but I like elastic in there for support.
Put on your socks (inside out!), make your elastic bands, and slide the bands on overtop your socks. Fold the top edge of the sock down over the elastic band and pin it in place. Go all the way around your leg –– be careful doing this, as it can be tricky to pin against the underside of your thigh when you can’t really see what you’re doing, but it’s doable. When you’ve finished pinning, take it off –– it should look a little weird, as the fabric is no longer stretched. No big deal; sew it in place, making sure you stretch the fabric out as you sew it. I like to catch the needle along the edge of the elastic just so it doesn’t roll/do weird things inside the casing.
And then voila. You have finished socks.
Go kill Witches.
(via ko-monocle)Source: dangerous-ladies
of course. fuck anybody sideways that dares tell you otherwise. fuck anybody that mocks anybody with the skill and guts it takes anyone to cosplay as any character.
small people live small. fuck ‘em."
Bless Fraction and FUCK YES to all of this.
That moment when you realize you have all the pieces for a highly awesome cosplay you’d never considered.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love my Trickster Dave wig?
Trickster Jake. Fuq da police and what not
You have worn Trickster Jake to the past few events…. Have you ever even worn Rose to a meetup?
I’m suddenly unsure about what I should wear to the improv meetup tomorrow. Because I was gonna wear Trickster Jake, but I kinda feel like everyone is sick of him maybe?
And I have a closet full of cosplays I’ve barely worn. With what I feel like wearing right now I’ve got:
Who should I be?