my kon kal-el wig came in today, which means i can finally put the finishing touches on this cosplay and get to fighting crime!! my ttk has been coming in pretty nicely as well, so i’d give it a week or so before i’m finished and ready to hit the metropolis skies.
in the meantime, you should totally hit up crowmunist, who picked and styled this wig, for cosplay commissions!! not only are they RIDICULOUSLY skilled at all things cosplay, but they’re one of the nicest and most reliable commissioners i’ve ever worked with. 10/10, five stars, two thumbs up and a billion smooches!!!!
I want to take a moment to tell you guys about something really important to me, because it is important to some people here on tumblr who have more than once helped brighten my day in more ways than one with their art, their wonderful personality, their infectious good spirits, and their inspiring love for one another.
A while back, when I was new to tumblr, I stumbled upon this blog called “Ask Kon-elle”, which I knew from my days as a fan of DC Comics’ original Young Justice series to be a feminine version of Kon-El, the Kryptonian name of Superboy (Superman’s teenage clone). Out of curiosity, I opened the page and did some exploring. And then some more. And then some more. And soon, I was smiling and heading to DeviantART to find more pictures by the artist, a wonderful person by the name of Glasmond.
After that, I began to follow more of Glas’ work. Her other ask blog, “Ask Human Pinkie Pie,” was frequented at times daily, if only just to hear the soundtrack she had for it. It was thanks to her that I now have a separate playlist for Electro-Swing on my iPod, filled to bursting with songs by Caravan Palace and Tape Five. Hell, if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t even know this genre of swing existed! For that, I am eternally grateful, as few types of music make me want to dance like an idiot and unwind without a care in the world like Electro-Swing :D.
Human Pinkie Pie was (and still is) one of my favorite blogs here on tumblr. Granted, some art is NSFW and not for everyone, but regardless, the majority of it there captures the spirit of a fun-loving, upbeat, energetic person, full of life and love who shares it willingly with others, and makes the world brighter all the while. Several times, when I was feeling down, I would go to this blog and just let the music work it’s way into me, reread some of Pinkie’s adventures, and just let the combination of the two wash away my troubles.
Through this blog, I found “Ask Human Appledash,” run by Glas’ friend Schpog. This blog had so many wonderful, heartwarming, heartwrenching, tearjerking, human moments with two of the best people in the Mane 6 as they came to terms with their feelings for one another, and realized just how important they are to each other. I laughed, I cried, I hoped, I smiled, I frowned, I giggled like an idiot with pure glee at the cuteness and happy moments. I love this blog so much. Schpog’s artwork, just like Glas’, really sells it, and her work outside of the askblog is nothing short of phenomenal.
I felt really bad when they and their friend MissCherry had to leave tumblr for a while because some low-life was making their online lives hell. I wanted nothing more than to give that guy a sound thrashing for being so self-centered and just plain mean to these wonderful people. Routinely, I would log in and check to see if they had come back, to see if the ask sections were open so I could ask them (and the humanized ponies) so fun questions that had been nagging at the back of my mind that wanted to be answered. I checked their artblogs and DeviantART places for new updates, waiting for something new that I could smile at. And, from time to time, it would happen.
So, why am I gushing about these two so much?
Simple, because right now, they need as much support as we can give them. They’ve given us so many fun moments and artwork that has lifted us up when we were down, so now it is our turn to show them just how much they mean to us in this time, when things seem dark and lonely.
MissCherry, this sweet, wonderful person, is currently in an induced coma because of a previous illness, on top of some other physical and psychological stress she’s been under over the course of the past six months. It had gotten so bad that several of her organs had shut down by the time they had to put her in this state. Poor Glas didn’t even get to be there when she went under, and as you can guess, that’s something that’s weighting heavily on her soul right now,
And yet, she doesn’t want to give up on hope.
And neither should we. That’s why #prayformisscherryexists, here on tumblr, on FB, and on Twitter too. So that we can join together in creating positivity, sharing hope, uplifting one another in this time, and keeping the people closest to Miss Cherry in good spirits in their hour of need. If you guys create, be it art, words, music, videos, or whatever, see if you can draw something up for them to make them smile and remember they can pull through. If you dont’ view yourself as such, write a text post, find a motivational quote and post it with a smalle blurb about this, and send it out into the ‘net with the hashtag “#prayformisscherry” attatched, so that they know people out there care about them, about Miss Cherry, and that they aren’t going through this alone.
Let’s all make as many positive things as possible, so that Miss Cherry can see them all when she wakes up. :’)
Just sort of threw up my hair for this photo haha. Slowly but surely my fem!Superboy costume is coming together! :) Accidentally mailed the gloves to my old apartment though…OTL. Gotta stop by tomorrow and see if the new residents are willing to give me a call when they come in.
Still need to get sunglasses and blue contact lenses then I should be set! Dunno yet if I’ll wear this for Halloween, but at least I’ll have the costume if I do. Eventually I want to be able to sew Kon’s actual top with the black neckline when I have the chance. The graduated working life is so tiring :(
Quick 30 minute sketch of Glasmond’s Kon-Elle and Azura. I love her characters. Kon Elle is a fresh take on Kon-Elle (Superboy, if you don’t speak nerd) and she’s a rocking kick ass girl. If you join in on Glasmond’s Livestreams, be prepared to get a few laughs and enjoyment out of the atmosphere.