destroy this “more than friends” bullshit
destroy this disgusting fucking idea that being in a romantic relationship is more important/closer than being in a platonic relationship
destroy the idea that friendships are less than romances
destroy the idea that you need to be romantically involved with someone if you want to be really close to them
i need to ramble about college for a bit im sorry
A dearth of time, money, and talent has led me to obsessively seek out shortcuts and easier ways to cosplay, and so I present to you the full and complete Cheapskate Cosplay tutorial for Terezi Pyrope as pictured above (including cane).
Note: this tutorial does not include the wig. Please don’t take shortcuts on the wig. Cough up a good $40 and give it a month or so to ship and style it nicely. PLEASE don’t take shortcuts on the wig. A shitty wig is gonna ruin the whole damn thing.
Materials I’m assuming everyone has already (with suggestions for where to get them if you don’t):
- Black pants (thrift shop)
- Red shoes (thrift shop - you can also paint white shoes red)
- Red sharpie (dollar store - you’re going here already anyway)
- Short nails (I’d presume Home Depot; I don’t think the dollar store sells these. They need to be between one and two inches long, and you’ll need 4 to 6.)
- Small amount of cardboard (jeez, just cut it out of the cover of your math notebook or something I don’t know)
- Tape (dollar store)
- Glue of some sort (craft store)
Total Cost: $38
Total Time: One night and one morning.
- Small bottle of teal fabric paint - $2
- Small bottle of red acrylic paint - $1
- Small bottle of yellow acrylic paint - $1
- Small bottle of black acrylic paint - $1
- Black t-shirt in your size (they usually have bins of these at JoAnn’s) - $15
- From the floral section, those styrofoam cones they use for floral arrangements (you need at least two, but they come in packs of six at JoAnn’s) - $6
- One large round wooden bead, unpainted - $1
- Paintbrushes - $4
Trip #2: Dollar Store
- Pair of glasses (getting them in your prescription doesn’t hurt; if you don’t wear glasses, just get 1.00) - $1
- Black lipstick - $1
- Yellow nail polish - $1
- A broom with a white handle - $1
- Liquid foundation - $1
- Light grey eyeshadow - $1
- Baby powder - $1
- Put something inside to keep the paint from seeping through. I suggest a piece of cardboard or a laundry bag.
- Using chalk or something, sketch out your Libra symbol.
- Use the teal fabric paint and a wide paintbrush to paint.
- Let it dry (mostly), and do a second coat.
- Put the shirt aside to dry.
- Paint the bottoms black and wait for them to dry.
- Mix up your paint - yellow, light orange, and orange. Play around with the combination of red and yellow until you get what you want - be careful, a little red goes a long way.
- Paint the bottoms black. Wait for them to dry.
- Paint the bottom third of the cone orange, the middle third light orange, and the top third yellow.
- OPTIONAL: Mod Podge the horns so they look nicer.
- Cut out two cardboard circles the size of the bases of the horns.
- Attachment is the key part. Put each cardboard circle underneath where you want the horn to go in the wig. Carefully poke two or three nails through the cardboard and the netting of the wig, and up into the styrofoam. Be careful - you’ll probably have to adjust them over the course of the day.
- Paint the frames of the glasses with your black paint. (Nail polish also works.) Wait for it to dry.
- Color the lenses with red sharpie.
- OPTIONAL: Paint over the sharpie with clear nail polish so it stays better.
- Remove the bristles part from the broom so you’re left with just the handle.
- Wrap strips of tape around the handle a quarter of the way and three-quarters of the way up.
- Measure the in-between space of these two strips of paint. Mark it off into thirds. About each third-mark, wrap two strips of tape with about half an inch or so between them.
- Paint the bottom quarter of the cane black and the top quarter red.
- Paint with black in the half-inch spaces between the tape you wrapped in step 3.
- Remove all tape.
- Wrap a strip of tape about half an inch from the bottom of the red, a strip of tape at the very bottom of the red, and a strip of tape about half an inch from the top of the red.
- Paint with black in the half-inch spaces between these strips, and remove all tape.
- Paint the bead red. Glue it to the top of the handle.
Paint disclaimer: This is only a short-term solution. It’s serviceable, but it’s not gonna be perfect. Don’t hug people too much, and a stylin’ pair of gloves didn’t go amiss for me before I ordered myself proper paint and sealer.
- Mix up the foundation and eyeshadow (a q-tip works well for this). You want it relatively thin.
- Put it where you want it. In this case, that’s your arms and face. A little bit goes a long way! You should do this after putting on your pants, bra (if you’re wearing one), and shoes and socks, but before your glasses,
- Seal it with baby powder.
- Paint your nails yellow. (You should probably do this the night before, right before going to sleep.)
- Put on black lipstick.
Aaaaand you’re good! Happy cosplaying, and contact me with any questions you have!
i fell in love with the girl at the rock show
she said “what”
and i said “whAT”
and she said “i can’t hEAR YOU THE MUSIC’S TOO LOUD”
and i said “WHAT”
I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.
Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.
And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.
Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.
Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.
(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)
do u ever make a cosplay thing and people are telling you like “its ok if this detail is off” or smth and ur just like NO IT HAS TO BE PERFECT
This fuckin gay dolphin I swear
So I dyed my cats pink with leftover beet water. No regrets! <3 :D
I had to wash them because of some oil spill they had gotten into, and chose to use the beet water, which is perfectly safe. I had no idea it would really make them this pink.
as far as im concerned this is the high point for all of mankind
truly an inspiration
I was reading about Thomas Jefferson’s medical history and
Violent headache for two days after behaving awkwardly in front of a girl he fancied (March 1764, age 20)