helioscentrifuge:

socialworkgradstudents:

missknotty:

gameofreferences:

Michele Carragher, the head embroider on Game of Thrones, made this awesome tutorial to show how she created the dragonscale fabric that appears on several of Daenarys’ costumes in S3 and S4.

Ms. Carragher says that the dragonscale fabric was created because “In season 3 the Costume Designer Michele Clapton wanted a Dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on three of Daenery’s costumes, which becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses” (Carragher).

In stages 9-11 of the tutorial we see how the textile evolves from lightly to heavily embellished. This progression is meant to illustrate Daenarys’ personal growth and the growth of her dragons (source).

Here’s a link to Ms. Carragher’s website.

WOW!

Don’t care about Game of Thrones but that shit is cool

how do you not care about game of thrones you plebe

Wahoo!!!!  The corded petticoat is done!

(or at least as done as it is going to be this week)

85 yards of 1/8” cording went into that thing and it works!  I’ll try to get pictures tomorrow in the daylight if it ever stops raining.

I couldn’t wait until it was finished.  This is the interior of my bonnet hack.  I don’t have time to hand make a “proper” bonnet so I’m making due.

$5 craft straw hat that I’ve seam ripped, cut, reshaped, and trimmed.  The silk interior is all scraps left from my Victorian Watson gown.

I couldn’t wait until it was finished. This is the interior of my bonnet hack. I don’t have time to hand make a “proper” bonnet so I’m making due.

$5 craft straw hat that I’ve seam ripped, cut, reshaped, and trimmed. The silk interior is all scraps left from my Victorian Watson gown.

My 7 yr old made a Sims 4 family based on us. Now she’s sobbing because Death just took me and her Dad.

katarinacosplay:

fuckyeahbelleandrumpelstiltskin:

Take an exclusive costume department tour of ABC’s Once Upon A Time.

Eduardo Castro shows and talks about Belle’s new Ball Gown for “A Tale of Two Sisters” and her “The Outsider” outfit at the 2:55 mark.

SO MUCH NERDING OUT OVER THIS.

Fighting a sore throat so I broke out the last little bit of Cara’s Clara Oswin Oswald tea.  
Clara’s a light tea made with vanilla oolong, snowbud and white peony - the white teas want a shorter brew time at a lower temp, but that oolong can handle the heat.  I haven’t had any issues with this tea if it brews long and hot.  It smells sweet with the vanilla, tastes a little “green,” and needs little to no sugar.  I never drink this one with milk. 
My favorite part about it is the orange peel and cinnamon accents.  Something about orange/cinnamon teas settle my stomach and throat when I’m ill (Chamomile does the opposite to me).  
It’s the perfect tea for winding down at night, or curling up with a favorite blanket and book if I’m under the weather.  I’ll need to order more very soon. 

Fighting a sore throat so I broke out the last little bit of Cara’s Clara Oswin Oswald tea.  

Clara’s a light tea made with vanilla oolong, snowbud and white peony - the white teas want a shorter brew time at a lower temp, but that oolong can handle the heat.  I haven’t had any issues with this tea if it brews long and hot.  It smells sweet with the vanilla, tastes a little “green,” and needs little to no sugar.  I never drink this one with milk. 

My favorite part about it is the orange peel and cinnamon accents.  Something about orange/cinnamon teas settle my stomach and throat when I’m ill (Chamomile does the opposite to me).  

It’s the perfect tea for winding down at night, or curling up with a favorite blanket and book if I’m under the weather.  I’ll need to order more very soon. 

lolshtus:

Finally, I Get To Know What They Mean

lolshtus:

Finally, I Get To Know What They Mean

crinoline-gremlin:

katvalkyriecosplay:

elite-cosplay:

Cosplay Posing 102: Facial Expressions 

How to pose your face when you are cosplaying! Let us know if you have any questions.

These videos are actually the best, you should all watch them. she knows what she’s talking about.

I have so many ideas for my Valeera photoshoots coming up, I hope I can take more flattering pictures (or me and of the character) in the future.

rebloging so I can watch this later

My son claims he is too old for Build a Bears.

Does that mean the $12 off coupon that came in this morning is mine?

Because there’s a Captain America bear that is very huggable.  

Not sorry for the short bonnet spam.  

My bonnet hack materials came in today and I can’t wait to start on it.  I’ll take pictures of the progress.  It ought to be quicker than starting from scratch.