fawnvelveteen:

Antique parasol

fawnvelveteen:

Antique parasol

ephemeral-elegance:

Parasol, second half of the 19th century
via Christie’s

ephemeral-elegance:

Parasol, second half of the 19th century

via Christie’s

fashionsfromhistory:

Mourning Parasol 
1895-1900
United States
MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Mourning Parasol 

1895-1900

United States

MET

spookyloop:

Summer is here and since parasol’s a goth’s best friend, here are some beautiful works of art to brighten up your dash :3

(All these photos and more info about these parasols can be found here.)

Recovering a parasol isn’t hard.

Trimming it out is hard.  

Right now it is a beautiful blank slate and I’m having commitment issues.

savannahjh:

I just realized that next year, MegaCon & 221B Con, are the same weekend. For the first time, I might actually be able to go to 221B & I now have to choose between it & my beloved Mega- *great*. To be fair, Mega was a disaster this year, but it was also my very first con & I have a friend who might be able to join me for cosplaying this time. Additionally, MegaCon is the only thing that is is to do for just one day & if I miss it, I won’t have any chance to use my Ro cosplay in 2015 unless I can go to GeekyCon or DragonCon. Ugh!!!!

There are a few of us that are skipping MegaCon in order to go to 221B Con.  We’ve been to both (though I skipped this year and was grateful for it), but 221B Con is too wonderful to miss.  

kahtiihma:

blackbanshee:

pyroluminescence:

motherofcosplay:

Ever have trouble finding boots in the right color? Tried spray-painting them and ended up with a dry, cracked mess?A fantastic friend recently advised me to paint leather boots (and any other leather goods) with floral paint. This is a spray paint that is light and flexible enough to use on live flowers. Above are the Poison Ivy boots I painted for a friend, which turned out fantastic.
One thing though: Wear them while you paint them, and maybe stretch your foot around in between coats. I didn’t think of this, and while the paint did not crack at all, it started to split where the boots were stretched from walking. Next time I paint some boots, I’ll let you know if I was able to fix this problem.
The paint I used is called Design Master, and you can find it at Michael’s or Joann Fabrics. In the stores near me, Michael’s had a better selection of colors and a slightly better price, but that may not be true everywhere. This color is “Holiday Green.”

Great alternative to spray rubber and plasti-dip or bootcovers, and cheaper than leather paint! Reminder that Michaels and JoAnns both frequently offer 50% off coupons and will match competitor coupons and offers!!

yooo i used this stuff on my ball gown shoes a while back and it worked perfectly. also if you rub pure acetone on your shoe before you paint it, it will rub off the leather/pleather etc sealant and absorb the paint even better, lessening your chances of the paint splitting in some areas. also spraying it with water proof sealant for shoes will help out a great deal as well!


this stuff is AMAZING it only took one coat to evenly color my boots in the perfect color!! It’s a little expensive for paint but it’s way cheaper than finding shoes or other leatherwear in the “perfect” color, and this way you can choose the preferred style and color as needed!!

kahtiihma:

blackbanshee:

pyroluminescence:

motherofcosplay:

Ever have trouble finding boots in the right color? Tried spray-painting them and ended up with a dry, cracked mess?

A fantastic friend recently advised me to paint leather boots (and any other leather goods) with floral paint. This is a spray paint that is light and flexible enough to use on live flowers. Above are the Poison Ivy boots I painted for a friend, which turned out fantastic.

One thing though: Wear them while you paint them, and maybe stretch your foot around in between coats. I didn’t think of this, and while the paint did not crack at all, it started to split where the boots were stretched from walking. Next time I paint some boots, I’ll let you know if I was able to fix this problem.

The paint I used is called Design Master, and you can find it at Michael’s or Joann Fabrics. In the stores near me, Michael’s had a better selection of colors and a slightly better price, but that may not be true everywhere. This color is “Holiday Green.”

Great alternative to spray rubber and plasti-dip or bootcovers, and cheaper than leather paint! Reminder that Michaels and JoAnns both frequently offer 50% off coupons and will match competitor coupons and offers!!

yooo i used this stuff on my ball gown shoes a while back and it worked perfectly. also if you rub pure acetone on your shoe before you paint it, it will rub off the leather/pleather etc sealant and absorb the paint even better, lessening your chances of the paint splitting in some areas. also spraying it with water proof sealant for shoes will help out a great deal as well!

this stuff is AMAZING it only took one coat to evenly color my boots in the perfect color!! It’s a little expensive for paint but it’s way cheaper than finding shoes or other leatherwear in the “perfect” color, and this way you can choose the preferred style and color as needed!!

Tomorrow I’m learning how to recover and trim parasols.

Then, the whole family is going to see Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

It’s going to be a very good day.

Don’t Forget

thenightvalepost:

What doesn’t kill you will probably try again.

hoop-skirts-and-corsets:

This amazing video gives you a 360 degree look at some amazing historical dresses.  The timespan given is 1750’s to 1950’s. Dresses are from the MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp.