costumer experience

One of my goals is to write a young adult urban fantasy novel that involves a masquerade ball. The protagonists show up to the ball but are immensely disappointed to realize that almost no one took the ‘masquerade’ part seriously or bothered to wear a costume.

Hyperrealistic teenage experience.

About the Stefan Karl thing..

Guys… WE SHOULD BE LUCKY that we are able to contact Stefan Karl via social media and he replies back to us instantly! I never heard of any other fandom that allows you to talk to them in any time of day and they reply back instantly (youtube fandom… yeah we can contact them but how often do you get a reply?)


You can wish him well, as minor questions, ask about the costume or experiences or your fave moments of the show or anything (or talk about his cat rufus)


Avoid mentioning the headcanons and theories and shipping because yeah, he’s somewhat aware about these things but at the same time, these things, the theories, HC’s and shipping, those are guilty pleasures. Something to entertain us (and him as well) in our own private matter (unless ofc you post them online to share with others).

Let me tell you a story of what happened in 2012 in Phandom (my previous fandom)

Back in 2012, the shipping, the theories and rumours got so out of hand that Dan Howell (Danisnotonfire) had to full made a giant tumblr post DENYING everything that was rumoured as he was sick of it. He was fully aware on what’s going on and the fans wouldn’t shut up about it that he has to get out of his way to say that everything is false and he and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) ARE JUST FRIENDS.

Basically, he was v salty on the topic that there were rumours that he’d lash out to fans who asked.

Now Dan is their meme dad and is aware of the shipping, the memes and theories and etc (I swear he likes the fan art thats posted on tumblr) but the Phandom agreed in 2012/13 to steer away from mentioning it unless Dan and/or Phil wants them to mention it just so that the Dark era wouldn’t return

Just saying… don’t make 2017 LazyTown’s Dark era. Don’t ruin our chance to communicate with Stefan!

Let’s use our power wisely ok? 

And give the man a break… he’s on a year of healing. Let him rest! Just show your support and best wishes.

anonymous asked:

paladins' s/o asks them to do couples costumes for halloween. what do they choose to dress up as?

- Something cute
- Probably to do with animals (bunny rabbits/kitties)
- Or funny/generic alien costumes
- With big eyes and blue/green/grey skin
- Hunk wants you to laugh, and have a really good time, and he doesn’t care if he looks ridiculous for that to happen

- Something nerdy
- Han and Leia / R2-D2 and C-3PO are right up there
- Maybe something from Doctor Who (Rose/Ten) but it’s difficult for you both to decide without a tragic backstory
- You might end up settling on an inside joke between the two of you; you don’t necessarily need a joke to be understood by everyone for you to find it funny

- Lance’ll probably suggest that you dress up like Alteans
- Or you’ll have the most elaborate costumes of all
- You might both end up in ball gowns, just for the hell of it
- You both look amazing and absolutely steal the show
- All eyes’ll be on you two no matter what because the costumes are so well put together and they look so real

- Also nerdy costumes
- R2 / 3PO is more likely for you two
- Most likely a computer joke
- i.e; one of you is Ctrl, the other is Z
- Dressed like that, you harass Lance all night

- Traditional costumes
- Vampires, witches, werewolves
- He’ll let you do his makeup
- But he won’t wear a skirt
- A cloak is the most he’ll do for you
- You’ll probably find him in a suit matching your costume very subtly, with very exaggerated makeup

Hello to all of the Sherlock fandom,

I know for many of you this has been a huge disappointment. No matter what you shipped, the episode, or season, or the interview, was a disaster. However, you have to remember that even if we didn’t think so, before it had aired, Mofftiss, Sue and many of the Sherlock cast really had thought that The Final Problem was going to be the most stunning episode. We have to remember that people did put lots of work into this. There’s no doubt that all of the actors were BRILLIANT. David Arnold and Michael Price made a beautiful soundtrack. Props were unique, new cinematography was being experimented, costume was nostalgic and perfect. The Lying Detective was a fascinating episode. The Six Thatchers was unexpected. The Final Problem was filled with shocks in every corner. There were good things with the bad, and we have to have faith in Mofftiss, just a little more. We can get through this together. Who cares if the reward wasn’t what we were expecting? We write fanfiction, we make fanart, we write metas. We can make what we want to happen.

We are the fandom that waited.

Stay strong, Sherlockians,
A small Sherlock blog.

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First time cosplaying to a con? Then follow these tips~♥♪

With comic con showing it’s head around the corner people often forget things like these due to the pressure and anxiety Comic con brings,but don’t worry! I’ll help you

1• If you’re cosplaying and you want to buy things(obviously that’s why your going) take a book bag with you to put away your merch,when someone asks for a pic just put the bag aside.

2• Take bobby pins,glue,tape whatever you need for your cosplay take it! You don’t want wardrobe malfunctions in the con.

3• If you arrive late and have to wait in line take a fan with you. Your make up will melt and your costume will get sweaty (besides we don’t want you to faint out there)

4• WIG CLIPS ARE A MUST,if you have a wig that slips off due to weight get some of these and put them on the wig. Also, if you have a large head and the wig runs small they’re tutorials on YouTube on how to stretch it slightly (but be gentle)

5• If you wear glasses TAKE THEM WITH YOU! don’t leave your glasses behind for the sake of the costume, if someone asks for your picture simply take them off and hide them in your boob or something idk but don’t leave them you’ll get a major headache without them and you won’t be able to see the prices clearly on the merchandise.

6• If you’re making your costume I beg of you not to leave it to the last minute. You’ll be stressing and your sleep cycle will get fucked up. But if you’re ordering certain things for the costume online then order months before cause sometimes they’ll say they can’t make it due to complications so that leaves you to look for another option with very little time left.

7• Don’t let your physical health get affected for the sake of the costume you’re more important than the cosplay so please take care of yourself. Also don’t starve yourself in the con either,if you’re worried about ruining the costume then just cover yourself with napkins or a snuggie but PLEASE don’t starve.

8• Be nice to other cosplayers,don’t compare yourself to the more professional looking ones either,they started out like you and me and with practice we can get as good as them too!

9• Help out the other cosplayers too! Some may have forgotten their things at home so help them out!

10• Enjoy the con and don’t be nervous. You’re wearing the cosplay people are already loosing their marbles because you’re dressed as one of their favorites!

11• PRACTICE YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE HAND! If you’re a spaz with make up like me then practice weeks before the event just so you can pick out your favorite makeup style and practice it with ease.

All of this is from personal experience and man do I wish someone would’ve told me some of these things on my first time.

Makeshift FtM Dysphoria Relief Tips

These are things that work for me and help me along with my bad dysphoria days.

Tip 1: If you’re on your period and have to wear something like panties for pads or liners, wear a pair of boxers or any other looser men’s underwear over it. I don’t know why but thats really helped me the past week.

Tip 2: On a day where you feel really dysphoric about feminine features like lack of facial hair or thin eyebrows, experiment with costume makeup to give yourself full eyebrows and facial hair. Look up tutorials on youtube and make yourself look badass for a while. Tell yourself that this is only a sample of how hot you’ll look when you get hormones or surgery or whatever you’re planning.

Tip 3: If you don’t have a binder, bind your chest with a folded up camisol over the chest area

Tip 4: This one is sorta silly but works for me, but if you don’t have a packer, get a hold of some latex or nitrile gloves. You can find them in places like Sally’s, doctors offices, and hardware stores. This can also work with condoms. Stuff the thumb of the large size latex glove or the condom with something like old thin socks or tissue paper until it resembles a penis of some sort, tie it off, leaving a bit of excess. Use another glove and tie off and cut off the fingers, turn inside out after tying all but one finger in the middle, leave a bit of excess on one finger in the middle, stuff that and tie off the palm. Tie the two together so the stuffed condom/thumb lays over the stuffed palm as if it were a penis laying over balls. Use that to pack, it feels somewhat realistic (of what I can tell)

Thats all the tips I have. Reblog and add your own tips and lets just make a massive masterpost of tip sharing!

Looking up children/family photography on Pinterest: Okay, with enough practice, this is something I can do. Not to this level, but I won’t get laughed at for trying. 

Looking up cosplay photography on Pinterest: I am going to sell my camera and never speak of this idea again. 


The long-awaited photos of the various Perfume outfits from the exhibit! As cosplayers, it was super neat to finally see them up close TuT *grabby hands*

Have you ever done a Perfume cosplay? Which outfit is your favourite?

Halloween is my favorite. I love to dress up and that whole experience of costumes. That’s why I love my job so much. I love the departure from the normal character — the more imaginative character. I grew up in a world where fantasy, dress-up, and all those things were so deeply rooted in my sense of love and admiration; so that’s a big thing for me.
—  Dianna Agron