Fairytales are the biggest deceivers of them all,
and these are the greatest lies
that we have been telling our daughters
from when they are so very small.

Because when girls grow up they realise
that not a single one of those fairy tales are true
so instead the tales I will tell my children are going
to be made of these antiquated stories made brand new.

I’m going to tell them about Red Riding Hood
never stopping to speak to any forest creature
and reached her grandmother’s house
just in time to take an axe to the neck of the big bad wolf.

And about how Snow White would have been killed
had she not learnt self defence from her father’s soldiers
and known how to go for the eyes, the nose, the throat
when the huntsman had grabbed her wrist to force her closer to him.

And about how Cinderella did not let her step mother
get away with treating her like she was a servant in her own home
instead she visited the best lawyer in town and
got the witch and both her girls thrown out, all on her own.

I’m going to teach them about how wrong
the Prince was to try and kiss Aurora in her sleep
because consent is the most important thing
and how she slapped his face instead of wept in relief.

And Alice, dear Alice who went into Wonderland
so completely unprepared, was stupid to be
drinking potions that could be poison
Eating cakes that could have killed her then and there.

What kind of lessons would they learn if I told them
being irresponsible and ‘having an adventure’
was more important that being a good, strong
sensible human being?

What kind of a person would I be if I let them think
such behaviour wouldn’t lead them to be
taken for granted, taken advantage of,
or a much worse fate that I cannot see?

Because the biggest truth about fairy tales
is that they lie to little girls about
always being sugar and spice
and they will get a prince if they play dumb and nice.

The fairy tales we should tell our daughters
should be about strong women with real flaws,
immense amounts of courage
and incredible qualities.

Let us raise girls who don’t just wait to be rescued,
but take their destiny in their own hands,
pick up swords and weapons of their own
and charge to battle dragons and their enemies.

—  Nikita Gil, Feminist Fairytales For Modern Day Little Girls
My Renaissance Faire Costume!

Just a crappy hotel mirror selfie, but I’m too lazy to get the pics from my real camera.

The skirt is 28 yards and is made with vintage and antique fabrics. The details are awesome. It can be tucked and folded lots of different ways for various wearing experiences. This is just the sides tucked up for some ruffles and air flow purposes.

My bodice has flex-steel boning (which is…good? I guess?) and has different fabric on the inside, so I can wear it two different ways. I noticed that if I don’t have good posture and slouch while wearing it, it gives me shoulder aches and pains from the somewhat immovable straps. Good posture = more comfortable historical clothing!

I still have to figure out exactly how it’s most comfortably laced up, and i need to get the shirt better situated.

But I have to recommend that everyone buy a gauzy peasant blouse and wear it all the time. With only elastic at the neckline, it’s the most comfortable thing in the world. I wore it around the hotel like a flowing night shirt and felt like I was in Crimson Peaks.

#fitness post!

The first picture was taken at #ala by @erikestrada
The second picture was taken at #animeexpo by @surfsideimages

I’m amazed to see the transformation in my body. I’m not at the place I wanna be at yet, but I’m seeing progress, and I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! I’m getting so much stronger. I’m lifting way more than I ever thought I would. It’s amazing ♡

And I’m so inspired by so many people: @yoshistunts , @indofear , @thehealthymouse , and @anonymous_proxy
They are my fitness inspiration ♡ I do everything in hopes I can be like them and impress them lol they’re are just amazing!

Sailor Mars made by me, @antiquity_dreams , @dreamzcometroo , @xiggeh , and more xD
Dress from @elhofferdesign

#cosfit #cosplayfitness #cosplay #cosplayer #girlsofcosplay #girlswhocosplay #cosplaygirls #cosplaygirl #sailormoon #sailormars #jedi #starwars

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.*poupée*. by Daria
Via Flickr:
Third of three OOAK sets inspired by french antique dolls. Made to fit Volks MSD and other similar sized dolls. Included: *dress *bonnet *underskirt Available in my etsy store soon!

got back from art school on the 4 am train 2day. i had the most surreal and spectacular time. met my soul mate in a murky and moldy antique store, made art for 7 hours every day, got lost in dusky chinatown, fell in love a hundred times, met new and beautiful friends. had fun and felt a genuine connection 2 people and the world for the first time in years and additionally realized that this may be the first winter in 2 years that i won’t spend in the psych ward

Chimerical Rabbit by Kelley Hensing

The inspiration for this drawing came from an article I read about an x-ray that was taken of a curious statue. The transparent imagery confirmed the suspicion, that the figure’s mouth contained actual human teeth. Out of this idea evolved my concept for an image that was a simultaneous view of the inside and out, while thematically creating a puzzle of nature.

See additional pictures below to view the final framed drawing. The frame is antique and made of  thin brass, imprinted with tiny flowers.  The glass is in good condition other than a few small nicks, and I wanted to keep the original for it’s nice slight bubble curve. I also kept the original backing, which is aged black velvet with easel stand. The piece can hang on the wall or stand on a table.

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Captain America/Steve Rogers

Steve is very caring towards you and committed to trying to lessen your insecurities. He loves your sense of humor and taste in music. 

Best friend:

Originally posted by sgt-luz

Ironman/Tony Stark 

Tony appreciates your honesty, even if his initial response to it is often a little whiny. He’s always there to build up your ego or have a sass battle with you. While he has at least five jokes about your and Steve’s relationship ready at all times, he’s actually almost full behind it because it makes you happy. 

First date:

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After repeatedly asking Tony for advice on what to do on your first date, Tony told him you like cars. Luckily there was an antique car show in town that weekend. He was of course a complete gentalman, even if you made one too many antique date jokes.