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“What is it about wearing a tuxedo or that little black dress, that makes us feel confident, beautiful, splendid, even invincible? We put on formal wear and suddenly we become extraordinary. On the days when you feel low and invisible, why not try this on for size: imagine you are wearing a fantastic tailored tuxedo or a stunning formal gown. And then proceed with your day.”

DIY Elvish Crown Tutorial from Rachel Ann Poling.

This is a 2 part tutorial for making this wirework DIY Elvish Crown. Part 1 - the design phase - is here.

After doing wirework myself and posting hundreds of wire DIYs on truebluemeandyou, what I found most interesting about this tutorial were the mistakes made and how they were fixed.

If you are interested in making Cosplay wire accessories, I would definitely look into this 4 part series: Everything You Need to Know About Jewelry Wire.


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LIST OF THE WEEK: GENDERQUEER & TRANSGENDER YA LEADS

We need diverse books - but while we call for more, we should support the ones we have. Here are ten books with genderqueer and transgender YA leads. For more fun lists and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

[EDIT] While we do our best to research every book to see if people of that group approve it, Luna slipped into the group with the original list. A few of our friends have gently let us know that what our research didn’t reveal was how problematic a lot of people find it. It’s been removed and replaced with Lizard Radio, a book highly anticipated by the team over at The Gay YA.

For more on each book, visit the list on our main site.

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I use filming as an excuse to take classes. I got my certification in sailing for ‘Wedding Crashers,’ and now I can handle a 26-foot boat. I played a seamstress once, so I took sewing classes. I love dipping into these other lives.

Happy 38th Birthday, Rachel Anne McAdams! (November 17th 1978)

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Companies that offer custom-made clothing for transgender and gender non-conforming people are coming to the forefront, as more diverse models gain visibility in the fashion industry – and redefine the parameters of gender identity. Ivette Feliciano reports.