dungeons-demons-n-debauchery asked:

Master Higgins

Higgin’s is funny because he’s suppose to be THIS GUY

This is Hudson’s TAKAHASHI MEIJIN.

He made THIS

This is to measure how fast you can mash? Why? Because Meijin was insane and was a master of the -16 shot- mashing technique!

This man had a training montage where he destroyed a watermelon.

He was considered a god gamer back in the day and I think his mash speed is still impressive even now.

SO YEAH. Strand him on a desert island with nothing but his hat and force him to put on some leaf skirt and you have MASTER HIGGINS. He worked as a mascot because he was a charicature of a real person. His design was simple and charming enough that it worked over here, but the real glory is knowing his full history.


Before there was Star Wars’ C-3PO and the robot who famously warned of “Danger, Will Robinson!” on TV’s Lost in Space, there was Eric — one of the world’s first real robots. He was built in 1928, less than a decade after the word “robot” was first used.

He wowed audiences in Britain, where he was created, and elsewhere in Europe and the United States. And then, he disappeared.

Now, a team from the Science Museum of London is planning to rebuild him, using original archival materials. They have the technology. Now, they need money — and they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000.

Made of aluminum, Eric measured about 6 feet tall and weighed about 100 pounds.

“He looked quite scary,” says Ben Russell, curator of mechanical engineering at the Science Museum. “He was designed so that when he spoke, sparks flew between his teeth” — created by some 35,000 volts of electricity.

London Museum Hopes To Reboot Eric, Britain’s First Robot

Photo: Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images
GIF: The Science Museum


30 Seconds With: Zach Uttich of @blvdier


Shirtonomy MTM

What: A fairly new Swedish brand offering made to measure shirts. It’s an online store, with the option of getting measured in person if you’re lucky enough to live in or to be visiting Stockholm whenever they are open for visits. 

Price: Medium/budget ~ $100

Why: Great collars, nice fabrics and good fit at a very reasonable price.

A few months ago I met up with Tobias Skogquist, creative director of Shirtonomy. I had followed their progress online for a while and decided to try them out after seeing very impressive results on some of my friends. Tobias helped me take the measurements needed before placing my order. I decided to buy two shirts to start with, a denim shirt with a full spread collar & a striped oxford shirt with a button down collar. My guess is that it is this button down collar that really made them popular with the Swedish #menswear crowd, since it’s got a really nice roll and looks quite nice worn unbuttoned as well.

I wanted to try the shirts out for a while before writing some sort of review, to see how they handled washing and a bit of wear. I actually did my own fading of the denim shirt, since I wanted a lighter colour. As it’s rather thick it didn’t affect the fabric in a harmful way. In fact I think it turned out very nicely. Just as Tobias promised during the measurements, the shirts have shrunk slightly and now fit just as I prefer them to.

I’d say that as far as MTM shirts go, this is among the best results I’ve had. With the nice selection of fabrics and collars that Shirtonomy offer I will definitely be a returning customer. That is, as soon as I have room in my shirt closet.

This is Olivia.
She couldn’t find that perfect pair of shoes, so she decided to make them herself. Wait until you hear why the bottom of her shoes are blue!

Olivia Monteforte Bespoke Shoes soon on 

obbsessedturtle asked:

i'm still not over the fact you made me into a goddamn measurement.

How many Ana’s is this stack of pancakes? Well seeing as an Ana unit is roughly equal to 5 ft, we can use proportions to figure it out. There are 9 pancakes. Assuming each has a width of 1 inch. That’s a 9 inch stack. 1 ana= 5ft= 60 inches. 9/60= 3/20 of an Ana. Or approximately 0.15 Anas.

Originally posted by kyle-goodrich

More @lyrisdesign magic! 💖
She created this made-to-measure corset & skirt and all the beautiful chains that were adorned with crystals, plus matching jewellery for me. I am so in love with this gown! 💜

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Aesthetic for Ravenclaw Satine Kryze. 

Satine was sorted into Ravenclaw. Her love for knowledge helped her to excel in potion making and spell casting. During her years in Hogwarts Satine grew quite the reputation. Known for always stating her views, whether people wanted to hear them or not, and her great wit. She never used magic for anything but defence and refused to ever pick a fight. Eventually Satine became a teacher at Hogwarts her old school. 

Though she would much rather be reading….

The Man Behind The Costumes

Did you see these awesome costumes in Karole Armitage’s world premiere Bitches Brew? They were designed by costume designer Peter Speliopoulos, but brought to life by our very own Costume Shop Dyer/Painter Shane Maxwell who hand-dyed and painted 64 customized tights for this ferocious new work. Take a look at his creation process!

“First, we met with the designers to figure out the best way to make their vision a reality. We looked over illustrations, fabric swatches, and color samples. From there, I ran extensive dye and painting tests, resulting in over 25 painted fabric samples. 15 of these samples were approved, one for each dancer on stage.”

From left to right: Boston Ballet Company dancer Patrick Yocum, choreographer Karole Armitage, Costume Shop Head Draper Kenneth Busbin, and Boston Ballet Company dancer Ji-Young Chae.

“We ordered white tights, which were custom made to each dancers specific measurements. The designer wanted to create an ombre effect – grey fading into psychedelic color below the knee. I had to fit the tights on each dancer, marking just below the knee as a reference point for the dye and paint process.” 

“Once the tights were marked, I hung them up on a dye rack that I made. The first step was to dye the tights grey above the mark below the knee.”

“Once the grey ombre was dyed, the next step was to stretch all of the tights over mannequins so I could paint the bottom of the tights. After accurately mixing all the colors, I began the long painting process. After each pair of tights was painted, it had to dry for a minumum of 24 hours on the mannequin.”

“Any water based paint for textiles must be heat set to ensure the color will be permanent. Each pair of tights is carefully ironed for about 10 minutes. They are then put in the dryer for an additional 2 hours. Lastly, they go through a final wash and then they are ready to grace the stage!”

“Each dancer has 2 pairs of tights and we have 2 casts totaling 64 pairs of tights. This process took me 3 months to complete.”

Come see Shane’s artistry come to life on stage in Mirrors, now through May 28, at the Boston Opera House.