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Cosplay 101: Failure is always an option and that’s okay

My niece asked for a rainbow sword for her birthday and how could I say no to that request? She’s still pretty young, so EVA foam is a good choice.

Got the two halves cut out, that didn’t take long. Normally I’d glue it together, but there’s a separate polycarbonate piece that needs to be cut out, so for now, I’ll tape it together so I can bevel it.

That’s a pretty good bevel job! Just needs a bit of heat to clean up the edges, maybe a bit of spot filling, but hey! Battle damage!

The other side isn’t bad either! Needs a bit more sanding and heat to smooth things out, but looks good!

Between the three pictures, it only looks like a few minutes of work. The reality? This was an hour of work. Why an hour?

Because I kept messing up the second side. 

Messing up sucks. On the other three, I probably had the bevel perfect before I pushed a bit too hard, or caught the foam in the sander, or kept sanding when I should have stopped. But I didn’t, and I messed up, and I had to cut a new piece and start over.

And that’s frustrating, especially if you’re on a budget, or have limited time or resources.

But every screw up taught me what worked and what didn’t work. I learned how much pressure I needed to keep the bevel even. I learned the curved edge catches easier on the disc sander. I learned which direction is easier to bevel in. These are things I wouldn’t have learned if I didn’t make mistakes. And now I know what to do the next time I bevel EVA foam and now I know my next attempts will be better.

So fail, and fail repeatedly,  accept you’re going to fail, especially if you’re trying a new skill. But learn from your mistakes and keep on going. That’s the only way you’ll become good.

TWO EPISODE FINALE LET’S GOOOOO IT’S POST-SPN SCOUTTHOUGHTS!!

  • opens with sam and dean dying that one time this is gonna be good
  • SAAAAM YOU ARE A LEADER
  • GRENADE LAUNCHERRRRRR
  • dean/rpg went canon and they’ve been teasing that just as long as destiel maybe tonight IS THE NIGHT
  • JODY HELL YEA
  • AMERICAN HUNTER PARTY 
  • SAAAAAAMMMMM!!!!!!! oh my GOD that SPEECH!!! yes. YES
  • my HEART
  • MARY. KILL KETCH. KILL HIM EEEEEND THIS
  • would everyone please stop destroying my bunker
  • SATISFACTION 
  • GOOODDDD ITS OVER THE BMOL CRAP IS FINALLY OVER
  • KICKIN IT IN THE AAAASSSSS

ok first ep down ONTO THE NEXT

  • my favorite part of the full season recap was dean getting slapped on the drum’s downbeat
  • “PLEASE, GOD…” me, laughing
  • lmfao the crowley scene
  • ROWENOOOOO
  • WHO ARE YOU MASKED MAN
  • crowley you are so dumb you never even wanted this job
  • big beautiful lumbering piles of flannel
  • [LOUD WINCHESTERS TYPING]
  • caaaassssss the baby was lying about paradise EVERYONE LIES ABOUT PARADISE
  • THROWS FISTS IN AIR!!!! BOBBY
  • a world they never saved :o
  • his gun is named rufus oh my gooodddd
  • cas needs to give more forehead kisses
  • HE SAID CHUCK!!! YEAA
  • BYE BOYS.
  • CAS NO
  • i
  • cas
  • CAS

alright.

ALRIGHT.

albino MANCHILD JACK. he chose cas for this dumb shit ain’t no way he won’t bring him back

jack.

you get down here.

and clean up your shitty mess

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I finished reading Lost Light #7 half an hour ago and had to scribble this very quick for some reason, huh, I wonder why

Not a spoiler, don’t worry, especially without context!