Hello!

I am a 20-something cosplayer from Northern California. This is my cosplay and sewing blog, where I post progress pics, tutorials, and cosplay pictures. I can get pretty busy with real-life stuff, so don't be alarmed if I don't post terribly often.

I mostly like video games over anime, and I'm into the beast known as Homestuck.

Feel free to ask me for advice or questions about me in my ask section, or just drop by and say hello.


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Looking through my Condesce photos… Much jawline. So strong. Very chin. Wow. I have a manly jawline for days. (Not that I’m complaining! I love my jawline, it’s just very prominent in that makeup and with that posing)

Also, forever crying about my fuchsias not matching. At least I can fix the weird angle of the horns + wig weirdness around the horns, but I’d have to do a lot of deconstruction to get my pinks to match, and I’m not sure that I’d be able to find a suitable fuchsia (that matches my shoes + new lipstick) by shopping online, since I thought I had one to begin with. (and new eyelashes, but fuchsia eyelashes are so hard to find to begin with…)

Now, the fact that the horns bruise the top of my head is something that absolutely needs to get fixed before I can wear this again.

Oh well, I’m still mostly happy with it. :] I’ll post more pictures…eventually.

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cultofpretty:

ATTN FRAGRANCE JUNKIES // we have something wonderful for you.. 
Finding a signature scent (though crucial) is not the easiest thing to do. It requires some thought, some consulting of others, and lots of testing. Scentbird is a new online fragrance world that helps you accomplish all three of these steps towards nailing down your signature scent. It’s extremely convenient and a little addicting.
The process goes as follows…
First click in and enter three fragrances that you love. From those three fragrances, Scentbird recommends additional perfumes based on your taste.Then you can select any bottle (or two, or three) and Scentbird will ship it to you for free with a sample to try.(!) After 5 days of testing and consulting of others, you can keep what you love and/or mail back what you don’t free of charge. 
                    
Use offer code “CULTPERFUME" for $15 off your signature scent from Scentbird and please - let us know what you choose! 
tweet tweet @cultofpretty
Offer c/o the brand, Image via
-Kristin

This is a really cool idea (and most people who know me know that I’m a bit of a scent junkie…), but I just played around with the website a little, and it keeps recommending the same few scents no matter what I input. these same few scents, by the way, have NOTHING in common with what I inputted. For the personality, I put in “sophisticated,” “elegant,” and “sexy,” with “woody” notes. The top pick for my personality? Donna Karan’s Be Delicious — a light, crisp fragrance based mostly in fruits and light florals. (Messing around with the recommendations based on other perfumes yields similar results, no matter what I put in.)
If this were a tool to find the exact opposite scent from what I would wear, it would be a perfect tool. I think it has potential (searching up a database of scents using user-inputted keywords or keywords common to a grouping of user-chosen scents), but it seems pretty broken as-is, which is too bad. :[
they need to make an actual working version for masculine scents as well. I don’t tend to like feminine fragrances

cultofpretty:

ATTN FRAGRANCE JUNKIES // we have something wonderful for you.. 

Finding a signature scent (though crucial) is not the easiest thing to do. It requires some thought, some consulting of others, and lots of testing. Scentbird is a new online fragrance world that helps you accomplish all three of these steps towards nailing down your signature scent. It’s extremely convenient and a little addicting.

The process goes as follows…

First click in and enter three fragrances that you love. From those three fragrances, Scentbird recommends additional perfumes based on your taste.Then you can select any bottle (or two, or three) and Scentbird will ship it to you for free with a sample to try.(!) After 5 days of testing and consulting of others, you can keep what you love and/or mail back what you don’t free of charge. 

                    

Use offer code “CULTPERFUME" for $15 off your signature scent from Scentbird and please - let us know what you choose! 

tweet tweet @cultofpretty

Offer c/o the brand, Image via

-Kristin

This is a really cool idea (and most people who know me know that I’m a bit of a scent junkie…), but I just played around with the website a little, and it keeps recommending the same few scents no matter what I input. these same few scents, by the way, have NOTHING in common with what I inputted. For the personality, I put in “sophisticated,” “elegant,” and “sexy,” with “woody” notes. The top pick for my personality? Donna Karan’s Be Delicious — a light, crisp fragrance based mostly in fruits and light florals. (Messing around with the recommendations based on other perfumes yields similar results, no matter what I put in.)

If this were a tool to find the exact opposite scent from what I would wear, it would be a perfect tool. I think it has potential (searching up a database of scents using user-inputted keywords or keywords common to a grouping of user-chosen scents), but it seems pretty broken as-is, which is too bad. :[

they need to make an actual working version for masculine scents as well. I don’t tend to like feminine fragrances

'CON'NON SENSE: How to Prepare & Pack for a Convention (a guide by Crowry) also featuring WHAT NOT TO DO AT A HOTEL

smoochmotif:

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Okay, this post is going to be lengthy, so please bear with me. I want to talk about preparing to attend a convention, how to pack sensibly, and what NOT to do at a hotel. I’ve been attending cons for nearly a decade now and aside from that I have traveled often and widely with my family. I have also worked as hotel cleaning staff, and I know exactly how much someone will hate you for leaving the bathroom looking like a bomb of wig hair, eyeshadow, and toothpaste went off in it. (Hint: a lot.)

HERE WE GO

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enayla:

My cosplay wing tutorial is now complete!  I tried to cover as much of my process as possible for making feathered wings. I hope you find this helpful :)

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fleurbot:

WHEN U LOVE SOMETHING SO HARD BUT THE FANDOM CONSISTS OF APPROXIMATELY SIX OTHER PEOPLE AND A SHOELACE 

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Roxy Lalonde [Ballgown Dreamer, design by mookie000] (Homestuck), taken at Fanimecon 2014

These are my two favorite shots of my ballgown shoot at Fanime. I felt that they needed to be posted together in a set, since they are similar (and both so amazing!! I look so perfect)

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mohrigan:

Craft foam thigh armor
1. Wrap your thigh with plastic paper and the with masking tape. Draw the patterns.
2. Make a line in the mid back to cut it. Once whole piece out cut the pieces and paste a cleaner pattern to a paper (i always add an extra space bot and sides)
3. Cut the patterns in craft foam and cut. Spikes are made out of insulation foam.
4. Seal the foam with 2 layers of modge podge and the insulation foam with 2 layers of wood glue.
5. Paint the piece.
6. Seal the paint with one thin layer of modge podge. Done!
I used a legging to place it with some velcro and also in the back.

mohrigan:

Craft foam thigh armor

1. Wrap your thigh with plastic paper and the with masking tape. Draw the patterns.

2. Make a line in the mid back to cut it. Once whole piece out cut the pieces and paste a cleaner pattern to a paper (i always add an extra space bot and sides)

3. Cut the patterns in craft foam and cut. Spikes are made out of insulation foam.

4. Seal the foam with 2 layers of modge podge and the insulation foam with 2 layers of wood glue.

5. Paint the piece.

6. Seal the paint with one thin layer of modge podge. Done!

I used a legging to place it with some velcro and also in the back.