i would like that dress

anonymous asked:

After reading many of Shakespeare’s plays, my favorite character has always been Ophelia. I believe that there is more to her than her innocence and beauty. I would really like to dress as her this Halloween, although I’ve read online that some people think doing so is glamorizing her suicide. What is your opinion on this?

Note 1: This is just my, admin thesunofyork’s opinion. This is NOT reflective of the other admins’ opinions. 

I do not see a problem with you going as Ophelia. I don’t think that it would be glamorizing her suicide. 

I haven’t read Hamlet in awhile, but there’s been debate as to whether or not Ophelia actually committed suicide. Gertrude says she fell off a branch, but at the same time, there’s debate on whether she should get a Christian funeral or not because her death looked like a suicide. It’s one of those things where if someone goes back in time and meets Shakespeare, they should ask him about. It’s uncertain whether it’s purposefully ambiguous or (gasp!) a continuity error. 

The main takeaway from Ophelia’s death is how much she actually meant to Hamlet. He is grief-stricken when he finds out she’s dead and goes on about all the stuff he would do in order to prove his love. He was so whiny and preoccupied that he didn’t cherish what he had and treated her like crap. 

Idk where you read that dressing up as her would mean glamorizing her suicide, but that seems silly to me. Her death IS glamorized (i.e. the painting by Millais) but I certainly do not think dressing up as her counts. There’s more to Ophelia than her death. 

Good luck! I think it’s an interesting and original Halloween costume idea :) 

-thesunofyork

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high school !!!!!

so uh what if instead of the jumpsuit you’d have to wear a fancy dress or a tuxedo lmao

heavily inspired by this song which reminds me of sierra madre a lot

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“so apparently a third of you don’t wear dresses and, because that is both unfathomable and unacceptable to me, I’m going to make sweeping assumptions about why you don’t prefer this article of clothing in an attempt to get you to change this behavior”

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Headcanon that Holtzmann have a lot of fun toying with dress codes to mess with snobbish people at formal events. 

Bonus:

anonymous asked:

can you draw vanessa in her dress from The Club?

shes here to look good and kick ass, and she already looks good

my tablet was broken for like a week but! im back! and i drew nina as a princess because thats basically what she is already

also! i tried to record this as a speedpaint and i kinda messed up but you can watch it here if you’d like !