once-a-polecat  asked:

I was wondering if you could point me on any good tutorials for getting started with foam fabrication. I'm cosplaying one of Widowmaker's skins (Comtesse) and I'm on top of the costume sewing, but totally lost when it comes to making accessories (gloves, gauntlet, headpiece etc...)

Hello there!

The Cosplay Tutorial website has a huge amount of tutorials compiled about foam and armor, so that’s a good place to start:

Punished Props also has a book on the subject, which would be a good introduction:

Evil Ted’s Youtube channel is also a great place to go for videos about foam fabrication: 

I would also recommend looking at WIP from other cosplayers who are doing the same character. While some of the shapes and colors are different in this skin from her default skin, the basics would be the same, and seeing how someone else put something together can really help you to see it as multiple parts and shapes coming together rather than a big, complicated whole. 

I hope that’s helpful! :] That should be a lot of resources, so take your time to browse them before starting. 

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

playlists ☻

(some song choices are based on lyrics, but most are based on the overall feeling/tone of the song)

aries playlist:
- cake // melanie martinez
- i bet you look good on the dance floor // arctic monkeys
- hurt me // låpsley
- got it // marian hill
- don’t let me down // the chainsmokers
- i would like // zara larsson
- rio // duran duran

taurus playlist:
- don’t worry baby // the beach boys
- night ride // the growlers
- falling for you // norman doray
- hold on you // jake bugg
- comfortably numb // pink floyd
- we won’t // jaymes young
- hurricane // halsey

gemini playlist:
- hermit the frog // marina and the diamonds
- grey matter // oingo boingo
- make a circuit with me // the polecats
- don’t leave // snakehips
- sneakin’ // drake
- thinking ‘bout you // dua lipa
- brand new moves // hey violet

cancer playlist:
- this charming man // the smiths
- coming down // halsey
- the quiet // troye sivan
- for no one // the beatles
- happy // marina and the diamonds
- no. 1 party anthem // arctic monkeys
- say something // a great big world

leo playlist:
- call me // blondie
- dangerous woman // ariana grande
- guys my age // hey violet
- maneater // daryl hall & john oates
- not afraid anymore // halsey
- hey ladies // beastie boys
- you don’t own me // grace

virgo playlist:
- lowlife // that poppy
- i see fire // ed sheeran
- rocket man // elton john
- the greatest // sia
- scared to be lonely // martin garrix
- nobody // alxxa
- daddy // rotana

libra playlist:
- hold me close // overcoats
- weak // ajr
- no matter // frances
- nowhere man // the beatles
- cave me in // gallant
- your girl // violet days
- inbetween days // the cure

scorpio playlist:
- hypnotic // zella day
- back to me // marian hill
- bullet with butterfly wings // smashing pumpkins
- what you do to me // john legend
- cry baby // the neighborhood
- i don’t care // ariana grande
- gingerbread man // melanie martinez

sagittarius playlist:
- shape of you // ed sheeran
- fragile // gnash
- stairway to heaven // led zeppelin
- heaven knows i’m miserable now // the smiths
- blue // troye sivan
- young and beautiful // lana del rey
- haunting // halsey

capricorn playlist:
- sad boy // g-eazy
- game plan // ojivolta
- tell me the truth // låpsley
- i walk the line // johnny cash
- big lie // post malone
- make you feel my love // adele (original: bob dylan)
- hotter than hell // dua lipa

aquarius playlist:
- some kind of drug // g-eazy
- i got you // bebe rexha
- love me now // john legend
- dancing with myself // bob dylan
- 24k magic // bruno mars
- H2O // jasmine sokko
- car radio // twenty one pilots

pisces playlist:
- california dreamin’ // the mamas & the papas
- things i’d do for u // astronomyy
- moonlight // ariana grande
- milk & cookies // melanie martinez
- colors // halsey
- waitress in the sky // the replacements
- ill be around // the growlers


latest observation: toast watching furiosa intently for her reaction to max holding her at gunpoint, and then showing the exact same indifference when max does the same to her

once-a-polecat  asked:

Do you have any suggestions for helping a (suddenly) anxious cat? Our cats had to be evacuated for a few hours because of a wildfire. One cat is fine. The other cat, who used to be full of swagger, is now totally anxious. He won't go upstairs, he won't go into the front of the house. He's even tentative about the room where the litterbox is. We're giving him plenty of snuggles, but I don't know how to encourage him to feel safe.

It might just take some time, but I’d also suggest airing out your home as best you can. If the evacuation and associated stress was related to wildfires, the cat might have associated that with the smell of smoke - and that can cling to stuff for far longer than we can smell it. 


Promotional artwork for Halcyon Plume, trying to capture that studio Ghibli feel with my own special twist.

The polecat (below) keeps coming back to me as an important character as they are the sort of guardians of “Sociel“. Mapping it out and keeping paths open for travelers. The character is actually part of a separate frame from the background so It can be animated. I also took the liberty of finishing the flying fish on his switch sign.

This will hopefully be our horizontal banner when we table at Titancon on April 29th. As well as *Ahem… my new banner for social media