SYRIA, DAMASCUS : Palestinian girls wearing costumes play in the
besieged Yarmuk refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on August
31, 2015. Several thousand civilians have been able to leave the camp
but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and a
Yarmuk resident told AFP that up to 14,000 people are still living
inside. The situation in Yarmuk has worsened in recent months, with
Islamic State group militants entering in April
100% accurate replica costumes are pretty rad but I actually love seeing cosplays and costumes where the makers/cosplayers have made little changes and added little details specific to their portrayal of the character
Minky has talked about doing a dinosaur costume, and like last year, Navyy will probably break out her sewing/crafting skills to make that happen. Navyy is still on the hunt for a good idea for her own costume.
I am about 95% sure that I am going to do Bjork, in the famous swan dress. Probably should start thinking about how to make that work!
Happy September everyone 😊💜🍂🍁🎃 just that much closer to Halloween and October in general 😍 favourite time of year ~ what are you planning on being for Halloween!? 🍃🌈💉🔮🔪 i dont know if i should go has a faerie, i was a witch last year, and before that i was a mermaid two years in a row 🐚🌸 but i kinda wanna go scary this year 😍 IDK!
I love Éponine’s traditional
costumes. It’s no wonder that few productions stray far from them, even when
other characters wear costumes completely different from their predecessors.
Her Act I outfit is one of my
favorite costumes in the original production. Its flimsy raggedness is
startling and instantly conveys the bleak poverty of her life, not to mention
evoking Hugo’s description of her “shivering nakedness clad in nothing but a
chemise and skirt.” But the boyish cap, belt and boots deftly undercut the
pathos with an aura of scrappy toughness. Yet at the same time the flowing
skirt with its subtle flower and leaf pattern adds a hint of romantic
femininity. Every dimension of her character is conveyed in this costume. Yes,
I’ve heard complaints that the spaghetti straps on the chemise are historically
inaccurate and overly sexy, but they convey to a modern audience what Hugo
seems to have intended – that the chemise is an undergarment forced by poverty
to serve as an outer garment. And unlike some paranoid fans, I don’t think the
“sexiness” is part of any conspiracy to make the audience root for Marius to
choose her. Hugo tells us repeatedly that Éponine was beautiful as a little
girl, could have been a beautiful young woman in better circumstances, and still
had a fading trace of beauty about her. Since we don’t have his narrator voice
onstage, giving her a costume that’s ragged and scrappy-looking yet still
reveals the actress’s beauty is the next best thing.
And then there’s her iconic Act II
overcoat. Yes, its length is slightly dress-like and makes her boy disguise
less boyish than a shorter coat might have. (Then again, a shorter coat
wouldn’t hide her figure as well…) But maybe that’s part of its effectiveness –
it’s obviously a men’s coat, but it doesn’t completely obscure her femininity
during the romantic outpouring-of-soul that is “On My Own.” Its masculinity
reinforces our sense of her toughness, yet it also makes her look small,
overwhelmed and vulnerable. And the fact that it’s the same tan color as her
Act I skirt helps ensure that even the people in the farthest seats recognize
her – as does the fact that she wears the same cap in both acts.
I admit I sometimes get tired of
seeing these two outfits constantly copied, and wouldn’t mind seeing more
productions depart from them, but still, I don’t think they’ve ever been
Matt Mercer, the voice of Aikuro Mikisugi in Kill la Kill, Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Damnation, Captain Levi in Attack on Titan, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Iron Man/Tony Stark in Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero, Fei Long in Street Fighter IV, and Reapmon/Beelzemon in Digimon Fusion, has just been announced as a special guest for Animate! Miami, October 23-25, 2015 www.animatemiami.com, at The Miami Airport Convention Center.
Matt will be appearing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He will be signing autographs for FREE during scheduled autograph sessions and taking part in panels and events all weekend long.
“Wildest Dreams” by Taylor Swift : Taylor once again proved that she is definitely the best! The music is magical and the lyrics are breath-takingly beautiful. As for the video, well, it’ll leave it speechless. Direction by Joseph Kahn is absolutely fantastic and choosing Scott Eastwood was one of the best choices they made. I love the classic Hollywood feel with oh-so-stylish retro outfits. Everything is just perfect!