scratch golf

i had a flashback to the above exchange after reading the most recent tweets-

fuckin mr planned out practical and concise boy whiskey vs “uhhhhh idk sure ok sounds fun” tango

like whiskeys just “im gonna do things This Way Specifically because that is The Most Sensible and Works”

tango: im gonna wing it

whiskey: [short circuits] [cannot Deal w/tango’s casual approach to life] [steals last of the pie]

also bitty with the relatable content-

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on buying clothing and modifying it vs making the whole cosplay from scratch? I'm making a Zer0 cosplay from raw materials right now but I'm wondering about modifying clothing for a Bloodborne Hunter cosplay. Thanks!


  • Limited control on the appearance, you may have to settle for something less accurate
  • Using thrift stores, online shopping and your own closet can be cheaper than purchasing fabric and notions
  • Great if you don’t already own a sewing machine and aren’t sure if you want to buy one, or if you have minimal sewing knowledge
  • Can save you large amounts of time by giving you a base piece to work off of, but can give you headaches as you try to work around the existing construction
  • Can be higher quality than something you make yourself, especially if you are a beginner
  • Altered costumes may not be eligible for craftmanship competitions
  • GREAT FOR: first costumes that you don’t want to invest into heavily, first sewing projects, costumes on a time constraint and costumes based on existing clothing


  • Complete control over the colour, drape, texture and fit. You can make it as accurate as you want to.
  • Prices can be cheaper than buying clothing, especially if you take advantage of sales, coupons, discount cards and bargin bins. 
  • Requires you to have sewing knowledge, and possibly a sewing machine
  • Can be time consuming, depending on how quickly you are able to plan and sew your garment
  • Can be a higher quality than something you buy and alter, especially if you are skilled
  • Handmade costumes from scratch are eligible for craftmanship competitions
  • GREAT FOR: costumes that have a lot of unique elements, costumes you want complete control over, when you want to enter the masquerade, when you want to challenge yourself

I’ll also share an example of my friends and I dressed from Unofficial Sentai: Akibarangers!  Everyone here has at least one element that is altered :)

Back left: (Akagi) The scarf was made from scratch. The pants, belt, golf shirt and jacket were bought. Since the character has pretty regular clothes that could be found in stores, it didn’t make a lot of sense to make it all from scratch. The jacket was bought from a thrift store, and altered by adding a iron-on design to the back and sewing on ribbed fabric for the collar and sleeves. 

Back right:  (Luna) this is not really something you could find as-is in stores, but to save time and trouble we found a base longsleeved t-shirt. We added the plaid fabric that was used for the skirt onto the shirt, and created the sailor collar as a separate piece to go on top. 

Bottom: (Yumeria) Her outfit is pretty unique, especially the vest, it’s not something you can really find in stores. However the white under shirt was store bought and altered. I added the lace to the bottom of the sleeves and made the bow. 

The only time altering vs. making becomes an issue is craftmanship competitions. If you plan to compete in the masquerade, make sure to read the rules and be honest about what you did purchase! 

Hope this helps!