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How to Start Your Own Clothing Company

A clothing company can be a huge income source if you’ve got the right creative eye. It can take a lot of money to start a clothing store though, doesn’t it? Not just anyone can make one…


If you’re seriously looking to create a brand of clothing, there are some things that I had to learn the hard way that could benefit someone just starting out. Here they are.

1. Do your research on the feel of clothing you want to create. Brands like American Eagle and Vans have a target audience that they know and cater to. Figure out who your audience is and what they’re already wearing. Design like that. Designing clothes you yourself would wear is a really good place to start.

2. Use GIMP to start out with if you can’t afford good software for design. Start each image out with the appropriate dimensions for the graphic. This will cause some research on your end, make sure you write it down on a post it on your computer. Typically they’re about 12″x12″ and at least 150ppi… These things can be set right when you start a new document. Save as .pngs and you’ve just created a t-shirt graphic!

3. Sign up for (This will cost $30 a month but they don’t take your first-born if you start making bank, just $30. Other companies take a percentage.

4. Match the theme and look of your website to your brands feel. This will create a great legit company looking website.

5. In the app section, download the Printful app. This is a company in CA that prints your shirt out and ships it to your customer. This takes out you having to front $200 to get 30 shirts from Vistaprint, etc… No inventory… No risk for bad designs (other than bad designs)… You sell the shirt for $21, they charge you $11 and you keep $10. You can even change those prices as high or low as you want. I would suggest getting a sample sent to you, so you can see your graphics in person.

6. When an order comes in, the print place handles the print and ship part… They’ve never missed a shirt or order in the year we’ve used them for – Though you do need to pay attention, if an address is incorrect they’ll email you.

7. Use the profits from this adventure to purchase shirts from, they’re the cheapest place I could find online and they’re good quality. The profit margin is considerably higher if you sell a shirt for $21 that you only paid $3 for instead of Printful’s $11… You’ll have to do the shipping yourself, but it’ll help increase your profit to expand however you see fit.

You can also just maintain the one website without bringing in inventory.
They do shirts and tanks and hoodies.

Good Luck!
I hope when you’re up and running, you consider advertising in the magazine!

CALIFORNIA ☀️🌴🤙🏼 TOUR!!! Kicks off today, dates below!

06/15 || Sacramento CA || The Red Museum Sacramento
06/16 || Visalia CA || Cellar Door
06/17 || Santa Cruz CA || The Crepe Place
06/18 || Leggett CA || Hickey Fest
06/19 || San Luis Obispo CA || SLO Brew
06/22 || San Diego CA || Blonde *
06/23 || San Francisco CA || The Independent *
06/24 || Pomona CA || The Glass House Concert Hall *

* - w/ Mystic Braves


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so many headcanons for all ma ladies that i need to start writing down

Everything Right With Hellsing Anime (2001)

My Personal List of Everything Hellsing Anime Did Right For Anon

  • Seras developmental arc - seeing Seras have a greater more in depth confliction with being a vampire. All her little moments of craving blood and fighting against it, before finally caving after watching Alucard feed.

  • A deeper look at how the Hellsing Org works on the inside, especially in seeing how Seras fit in with the other soldiers, worked with them and even that they had the option to speak out in discomfort with working with a Vampire.
    Hellsing being known to MI6 and glimpsing that some vampires are aware of Hellsing also (Helena).

  • Alucard’s system of restraints were more complex and Alucard exhibited a greater range of abilities like telekinesis and teleportation and possibly bending of a target;s perception of reality (see the motorbike scene).
    We also saw limitations like Alucard being unable to tell/feel Integra being in danger when he is too far away from her.

  • Vampire’s third eyes can physically manifest, vampires seem to make whale like sounds only other vampires hear, vampires can feel other vampires on a sort of psychic level.

  • Alucard’s sexy fore arm - and the hinting at his clothing being independent of his body and not part of it like in the OVAs, shit like that just doesn’t jive with me.

  • The character Helena and her insights. She was the friendly figure that Seras needed, someone that she could talk to on a vamp to vamp level. Her implication that vampires can also be born carnally as well as from biting.

  • Supporting characters - Peter Ferguson was a lovely character and a great mentor to Seras, If I remember correctly it was Garrett was kind and a friendly face to Seras and its rather sad that Anderson killed him. The soldier that sexually harassed Seras created a tension and caused a true hatred for him as a character and made the viewer even more protective of Seras.

  • Alucard seemed much gentler in his approach and interactions with Seras. From making her a little vampire blanket burrito to his stern yet fair conversations with her and when he is all but screaming at his Fledgling to leave him for her safety during the Tower of London stand off.
    To an equal extent is Seras loyalty in that scene, desperate to help her master and give him his extra ammo despite his warnings and the way she clutches his head close for a second time, will to lay down and die where he has fallen.
    The anime has a lot more that would fuel shippers compared to the OVAs imo.

  • Alucard walking around the ceiling and hanging upside down. It amused me, tickled my pickle. It was just one of those little touches that just enriched the series.

  • Alucard might be a greedy bastard: We see that Alucard is fed, sitting outside the hospital supping on a bloodpack. We see that Seras is fed the same, however Alucard professes to being hungry “for so long” when he kills the reporter. So either Alucard isnt fed enough at “home” or he is unable to feel full. It’s possible that transfused blood doesnt satisfy like fresh, like how you can gorging on processed foods but still starving for nourishment.

  • The sound track for the entire anime was great and hit all the right notes and helped build the feeling of Hellsing that in terms of OSTs still stands out.

  • Visual style with the use of lighting and shadows and even seem environmental colour palettes such as a yellow moon on a red sky were striking

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I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want from the Kingsman sequel (too much), but here’s a dream theme: 

At the end of the first film, we saw Eggsy seems to have it all: a new house and life for his family, an exciting job of being part of an independent spy organization, fancy clothes and gadgets and gizmos, and even a princess. 

But is he happy? Truly happy? 

The second film starts with Eggsy being the archetypal male spy: drinking martinis and whiskey and gin bitters, roaming around parties with a smirk on his face, blowing up buildings, kicking ass and taking names, flirting and bedding attractive ladies, and just being a damn cliche. He does everything with a cheeky one-liner and a wink, and comes back to an empty house and a workplace that is still pretty elitist and there are about…four people who genuinely like him as a person. 

Michelle’s worried because she sees all the injuries Eggsy’s accumulating, but doesn’t quite know how to confront him about it; Roxy tries to get Eggsy to see what he’s doing to himself; and Merlin knows his agent is going to crash, but Kingsman can’t really afford to have an agent out of commission, even months after V-Day. Besides, Eggsy is the perfect gentleman spy: cool under fire, deadly and quick, and really, if he gets the job done, who can call him on it? 

And then Kingsman goes to shit. 

In America, in Kentucky—both the home base of the Statesman and where Harry got shot—Eggsy breaks out of his facade when he has to confront his feelings about Harry’s death. The audience has seen lingering hints of it while Eggsy’s at home—lingering shots of the wall filled with headlines, Eggsy mixing a drink from Harry’s liquor globe, sitting alone in a house, brushing off concerns from his family and friends, looking a bit out of place at the Round Table, taking a look at Mr. Pickle before he goes off to work—but Eggsy just snaps out of his shell and spills what he can to someone who will sit by his side and listen to him. 

I just want the Ultimate Deconstruction of James Bond and the Untouchable Spy, okay. 

Imagine surprising Woozi by paying him a visit at his studio only to find out that you two independently wore your couple clothes on the same day, without the other knowing.


When we are first introduced to Andrew Neiman he is seen wearing white. By the end of the film he is dressed in head-to-toe black. Obviously this can be seen as a symbol for loss of innocence, the more corrupted he becomes. But it can also be seen as Neiman channeling Fletcher’s character, who always appears in complete black when conducting.

Neiman mostly appears in white and shades of blue and green through the film, with this white t-shirt becoming the closet thing to a ‘signature look’ this character has. When he wears a black t-shirt it is with jeans. Even when performing in a black suit he still keeps a white blouse. But the final concert marks the first time the audience sees Neiman in a completely black ensemble, very much in the style of Terence Fletcher. While there is room to point out that black is the most frequently worn colour of concert musicians, the majority of Fletcher’s JVC band retains white somewhere in their stage outfits, while Neiman nonetheless takes the stage in streamlined black, a la Fletcher.

This particular colour progression in film costumes is often an obvious literal metaphor for when a character ‘goes over to the dark side’, and this certainly holds true for Andrew Neiman and his arc. But given how this look is such a noticeably signature choice for Fletcher, the reading can be taken a step further. There has been much debate over the ending of the film, and if it is a victory for Neiman or for Fletcher. But it’s interesting that Neiman was so completely fitted-out like Fletcher. Costuming Neiman explicitly in the style of his conductor shows that he has become a product of Fletcher’s philosophy. And despite a triumphant finish, dressing him like his conductor shows that no matter who cues who, from an audience standpoint, Neiman now represents Fletcher’s methodology, and is a visual extension of Fletcher’s conducting.


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Sudden Neighbors

Christmas Calendar 2016 » December the 7th:
Sudden Neighbors 

A/N: This is something a little bit different, you could almost call this a writing prompt in long version. This won’t have an part two, as I really want you encourage you guys do get inspired from this AU and maybe write your own continuing part! So please do tag me if you feel like doing that :-) 

Pairing: Y/N/Roommate!Calum

Rating: PG-All

Request: No

Words: 2.000+

It was a mix of profanities and gasps of air that escaped your lips when trying to control the burning pan in front of you. Smoke was clouding up heavy and thick from the burned off bacon, your hand reaching out to grasp a wet towel cloth while the other tried to stabilize the warm pan.

You knew that it would be a stupid mistake to grasp it without any potholder and at first you couldn’t feel the pain from the otherwise burning metal. But slowly while moving it away from the stove, the burning sensation became violent and almost sent an electric shock through your body.

In reaction the pan was within seconds thrown into the already cold and wet sink filled with dirty plates and cups with stained chocolate milk, another large cloud of smoke burning up along with the sound of warmness connecting with the cold.

You didn’t even react shocked. It had become an everyday habit by now, and you slumped slowly against the back of your radiator that was situated right under the window.

You wouldn’t have to go through any of this if Calum hadn’t moved out.

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