period wear

if Hamilton had come out during the Glee Era, this is what the episode basically would be

- Opening scene: ND in the classroom talking among themselves. Schue walks in wearing full period costume. Everyone is confused and a little ashamed. Schue tells them he’s discovered they’re all failing history, and one of them tells him history is just SO BORING. 

 - cut to a scene of somehow all the kids in the same class in various stages of unconsciousness while a Professor Binns type teacher drones on about the war of 1812. 

- Schue assures them history is TOTALLY COOL, informs them about Hamilton, tries to white rap his way through either Guns and Ships or Yorktown. Santana makes that “why am I surrounded by white fools” face that she always makes. Hamilton is the assignment this week, even though COMPETITION looms in the future, but when have they ever actually practiced before the week of? 

- Blaine has been super friendly with some guy from Dalton or from Hairgellers Anonymous or something, is constantly liking his posts on FB. Kurt sings “Burn” over a montage of Blaine ignoring him in ridiculous situations that no one would ever be on their phone during. 

- Rachel has decided this week is one of the weeks where she’s aggressive about becoming a star, sings Satisfied. 

- Tensions are getting high, so Artie flawlessly white boy raps through “What’d I Miss” while Mike dances, to lighten the mood. 

- The kids are learning about Hamilton, but Schue is worried they’re not REALLY learning the point he’s trying to get at. 

- Probably the Unholy Trinity sings “Schuyler Sisters” 

- Schue walks back in on the kids excitedly talking about the show and/or history in general. Smiles that smile he smiles when he thinks he’s a good teacher. “See you guys? History is now. You’re the founding fathers. You’re the underdogs. Your time is coming, you just have to wait for it.” 

- New Directions: YEAH! 

- The group sings “Wait for It” in the auditorium either in full costume, or wearing just vaguely matching outfits. Finn takes lead, but Mercedes comes in on the middle solo. 

- They all smile at each other at the end, while Schue makes that face again. 

- Sue is in the background glowering that ND has managed to not fall apart yet again.

one more oc……………. (and then maybe ill stop L OL)

- 10-11 yrs

- she looks sleepy all the time, but shes actually really enjoying what youre having to say

- mixes dirty laundry with clean laundry (on accident)

- those boots use to be white, but after a long period time of wear, theyve somehow turned a baby yellow (theyre her favorite pair)

- has the weirdest giggle out of the whole squad (cutest u__u)

- she loves playing outside with kito and goggleboi

- her hair gets tangled easily, so comrade brushes it out from time to time

Corset versus Jumps

-  a concise guide to what went on under your Eighteenth Century bodice!

Looking at 18th century ladies clothing and you can’t help but think of the corset or stays as they were commonly known.

That item of clothing that women wore underneath their tightly laced bodices, and over their chemises, to support their breasts, before the brassiere was invented. 

Corsets were often made of cotton or linen, sometimes even silk, and were stiffened to ensure correct shaping by either buckram (hardened cotton) or more often by whalebone.

They weren’t necessarily uncomfortable, but neither were they particularly designed for comfort.

And from all that Caitriona has said, it appears this is still true when wearing authentic period clothing for Outlander.

However there was an alternative to the corset in the 18th century, and this alternative was known as ‘jumps’

Often worn by pregnant women and nursing mothers, jumps were very similar to a corset, again they were an under-bodice made of cotton, silk or linen, but entirely WITHOUT THE STIFFENING.

Generally slightly looser than traditional stays, and padded with cotton, jumps still supported the breasts but without being overly restrictive. They could also be fastened both at the front or at the sides.

Increasingly popular as the century wore on, and encouraged by a treatise declaring the corset to be an instrument of torture by Jacques Bonnaud, jumps finally came into their own in the 1770s as the fashionable style was for simpler, and simpler clothing, and the need for stiffened corsets became less and less.


13.11.2016: maiko Ichitomi and Chiyoko of Gion Kobu during their sakkou period by  なお on Twitter

Sakkou is the last stage of maiko’s career. It lasts from two weeks up to a month and it’s finished with a ceremonial hair-cutting. From now on, a maiko becomes a geiko and she’s allowed to wear a wig instead of styling her own hair. 

In Gion Kobu a formal crested black kimono is a mandatory attire for the sakkou period. Maiko wear them with gold obi and special sakkou kanzashi, most often crane-shaped.

Chiyoko and Ichitomi will “turn their collars” next week!

i got so heated in the 2013 les mis fandom that i actually had “il ne semblait pas savoir qu’il y eut sur la terre un etre appele la femme”* printed on a t-shirt, which means “he did not seem to be aware that there was on earth a being called woman,” which is how victor hugo characterizes enjolras when he’s first introduced in order to explain why he doesn’t care about women and he’s so preoccupied with grantaire and why they die holding hands and shit. i still own it and wear it periodically.

Send me a ship and I'll answer these questions about them

Needs help opening their Popsicle?
Talks to questionable strangers?
Snorts when they laugh?
More likely to snicker and say ‘if you know what I mean?’
Buys useless fandom merchandise?
Owns a piggybank?
Asks to pet strangers’s dogs?
Sharpens candy canes to deadly points?
Give sticky kisses after eating a s'more?
Buy an action figure with their face on it?
Buys valentine candy for themself?
Suggest to play hide-and-seek?
Dress up for Halloween?
Babysit so they have an excuse to watch kids cartoons?
Sing random snatches of songs that are loosely connected to the conversation?
Let a dog lick them for long periods of time?
Wear nothing but there underwear around the house for a whole day?


Day Three: Favorite Outfit/Look


My favorite look is all.  Tom w/ blonde curls or dark hair.  Tom wearing a period costume or a tux or a suit or a t-shirt or a leather jacket or a hooded sweatshirt, etc.  Tom w/ facial hair or clean-shaven.  Tom w/ glasses or no glasses.  It doesn’t matter since all of them are my favorite.