anonymous asked:

I'm a begginer cosplayer and I really want to cosplay lapis since she's my favourite character and has a relatively easy outfit. The only problem is, I want to add her water-wings to my cosplay, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to make them. i want them to be full and 3 dimensional rather than flat, since water isn't flat. can you please help?

Here’s a post we made a couple months back on how to get pretty basic Lapis wings. Although they wont end up being full like you want, its a good place to start.

If you want a plastic-y water look, instead of covering the wigs with any fabric, you could try using clear plastic tarps and filling it with organza to achieve fullness and a water effect. Similar to the popular Summer DIY project “Water Blobs”, you’ll need a clear tarp. You’d cut the shape you want, seal the edges, and instead of adding water, you’d stuff fabric inside. You can still make a metal frame (which would probably be good to have anyway since you’ll need to attach it somehow).

If you don’t mind not having that plastic look, you can do as suggested in the link and just stuff fabric in fabric or layer organza over the wings.

If anyone else has suggestions for this, let us know! Hope this helps. :D


Whaddup…showing the in progress series for Maxwell…as you can see, he started out in a tshirt (what he was wearing in the reference photo)  I wanted him in a suit, but didn’t want to lose his fly azz tatt, so I decided to have him rip a sleeve…that wasn’t the pose…had to take a camera phone pic of my own hand for positioning then add veins and shit to make it manly….the things we do for love (of our art).  Hope you enjoy - TERRI! The ILLESTrator

Pretty Wings
  • Pretty Wings
  • Maxwell
  • BLACKsummers'night

Pretty Wings-Maxwell

[Verse 1:]
Time will bring the real end of our trial
One day they’ll be no remnants
No trace, no residual feelings within ya
One day you won’t remember me

Your face will be the reason I smile
But I will not see what I cannot have forever
I’ll always love ya, I hope you feel the same

Oh you played me dirty, your game was so bad
You toyed with my affliction
Had to fill out my prescription
Found the remedy, I had to set you free

Away from me
To see clearly the way that love can be
When you are not with me
I had to leave, I have to live
I had to lead, I had to live

If I can’t have you, let love set you free
To fly your pretty wings around
Pretty wings, your pretty wings
Your pretty wings around

[Verse 2:]
I came wrong you were right
transformed your love into light
baby believe me I’m sorry I told you lies

I turned day into night
sleep till I died a thousand times
I shoulda showed you
Better night better times better days
I miss you more, more

If I can’t have you, let love set you free
To fly your pretty wings around
Pretty wings, your pretty wings
Your pretty wings around

things i associate with the signs: 

aries - making a successful joke at a job interview, scaling fences in the night, scuffed combat boots, snapping your fingers, game shows  

taurus - road trips leaving trails of dust, prophetic dreams, pleated skirts, lana del rey, potted plants

gemini - ‘70s psychedelic music, wild horses, braiding someone else’s hair, the soothing crackling of a fire, word games

cancer - collecting pretty rocks, silky hair after a good conditioning, platform sandals, playing make-believe in the forest, pretty handwriting 

leo - sharp winged eyeliner, good-natured cursing, empathizing with pirates, cynical eyerolls, reality tv 

virgo - pale pink lace, staying quiet for a very long time, fake eyelashes, historical buildings, violins 

libra - inappropriate jokes, indiana jones, long car rides, dragons, being the last to be found in hide and seek games

scorpio - hoop earrings, true crime documentaries, missing the last step of the staircase, rollercoasters, passing notes in class

sagittarius - leonardo dicaprio, early 2000s teen comedies, peach flavored green tea, shooting stars, the expression 'in cahoots' 

capricorn - blood red lipstick, dark alleyways, chalk, scientific research papers, deadpan humor 

aquarius - notebooks with your crush’s name in glitter in the margins, blue jeans, playing the same song over and over, closing the curtains, bar soap

pisces - embroidered denim jackets, hydrangeas growing in the garden, diving into a pool, baby teeth, ghosts


Pretty Wings. Maxwell.